Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Ziaja - Manuka Tree Purifying Range

Hey Ladies,

I hope you're all well! Back to one of my all time favourite topics today, skincare. My second favourite topic vis a vis skincare is how Ziaja keep managing to knock it out of the park when it comes to affordable, reliable and effective skincare ranges. Today I'm taking a look at the newly launched 'Manuka Tree Purifying Range' for oily and combination skin.

First up we have the Normalising Cleansing Gel. Full disclosure up front, I am not a massive fan of cleansing gels, I find them sticky and generally unpleasant to work with, I much prefer cream cleansers. This was good though, it felt really nice on, almost cooling on the skin. I've taken to using it with my Clarisonic to get the full effect because my skin has just been atrocious lately. I have to say, for a gel cleanser, it wasn't the nightmare I was expecting, there was no sticky residue and zero tackiness which was great. It left my skin feeling clean and soft, what more can you ask for?

The Astringent Face Toner is one of my favourites from the collection, it feels almost lotion like, very luxurious and smells just incredible. It contains organic acids which makes it an exfoliating toner, it's by no means harsh though, it's a real treat to use. My skin always feels squeaky clean without feeling dried out or tight. It's terrific if you're having any sort of a breakout, it really does the trick with preping the skin for any further treatment.

The Normalising Day cream, I have found is a great base for under makeup. It seems to keep my t-zone woes under control, and you can't fault that. I do prefer something with a higher SPF in it though, so I've been mixing in my current SPF of choice if I know that I'll be out and about that day and it holds up really nicely.

The Gently Exfoliating Night Cream I just love, love LOVE! This is an absolute pleasure to use, it contains 3% Almond acid which helps to exfoliate the skin and assist with the regeneration of new cells. Like the rest of the range, it smells amazing. This applies like a dream, and sinks in quickly, I honestly cannot fault it, my skin has improved so much with persistent use.

The Deeply Cleansing Peeling Paste is the stand out product from the range for me. Here's the thing, the first time I used this Glam Glow came to mind, it dries in the same way, and it sucks all the crap out of your skin in an even more explosive way than GG. With Ziaja you get a whopping 75ml of product for €4.99 vs €60 from Glam Glow, it's exactly the same effect and I have tried every GG Mask. Trust me, save yourself €55 and you'll be bowled over with the results. I found it incredible.

All in all, I give the Manuka Tree Range from Ziaja two very enthusiastic thumbs up. For just under €30 you have yourself an effective and well stocked skincare regime. Whether you're having trouble with acne, oily skin or you know a teenager who is going through a rough time (we all remember how much fun that was right?) It's such a terrific range and I honestly cannot recommend it enough.

That's it for now ladies,
I hope you enjoyed!
Any stand out products above that you feel
you might like to try?
As always,
Let me know below!
Until next time


  1. Reading this post was like reading my own thoughts! Yes the range does smell incredible and I loved the mattifying powers of the day cream too on my T zone. I didn't realise the peeling paste was a dupe for Glam Glow because I cannot bear to bring myself to pay for Glam Glow but I'm ever more impressed with it now and it was my stand out product too! Obviously we are skincare twins!

    1. Finding a product like the Peeling Paste makes me so annoyed that companies like GG are charging a fortune for something that actually just dries out in the pot. It totally increases my feelings of stabiness! I love a good skincare twin lol :) x

  2. Have added the Peeling Paste to my skincare shopping list, have heard good things about it but the Glam Glow comparison has made me even more curious to try it.

    1. It's fantastic. It does a real number on those hideous under the skin spots. Arghhh I hate them! It just draws everything nasty out, I've never used anything as good as it! :)

  3. I love the peeling paste too, my skin feels so clean after it!! Delighted to hear it's a glam glow dupe as I really can't afford that! x

    1. Honestly you'd only be annoyed with yourself for spending that kind of money when this does the trick nicely ;)

  4. I love love Ziaja, the enzyme peeling is brilliant. It's such good quality. I feel the same about gel cleansers as you but this one sounds ok.

    1. Yup, it's pretty decent for a Gel Cleanser. I have such a huge dislike for them, that this one totally surprised me! I'm loving the Enzyme peel, such a huge fan of their range of enzyme peels in general. Totally worth trying! xx