As we get ready to ring in a new year, here are some of the green beauty discoveries I made in 2016. Happy New Year to you all! 1. The power of aromatherapy My absolute favourite discovery of 2016 was … Continue reading
You’re no doubt familiar with shea butter (Butyrosperum Parkii) as an ingredient in many skincare products, especially natural beauty ones. It’s a top-notch moisturiser and skin superfood with high levels of vitamins and fatty acids and a host of benefits that have seen it rise … Continue reading
I am constantly applying hand cream (busy mum = relentless hand washing); there’s always a tube in my bag and one by my bed. At the moment I have three fabulous ones on the go so I’m ‘handing’ over my … Continue reading
I’d heard so much hype about A’kin’s Radiance Rosehip Oil, and rosehip as an anti-ageing ingredient in general, that when I was looking for a new face cream their Rosehip & Shea Intensive Moisture Antioxidant Creme was high up my list. … Continue reading
Baby, it’s (getting) cold(er) outside. So, here are a couple of moisturisers you might like to add to your bathroom cabinet to keep your skin summer soft all winter.
First on the list is almond oil. A good bathroom staple for all the family — it’s even suitable for newborn babies — I’ve been totally wowed by how soft it’s left my skin, especially my elbows which were going though some nasty scaly phase before I started using it. It’s speedy to apply and because it’s a vegetable oil it doesn’t sit on the skin like some oils (Bio Oil stains on clothes, anyone?). It’s unscented, so it won’t clash with your perfume, and you can combine it with your favourite essential oil for a bit of added luxe (it’s also a great massage oil). I’ve even used it to remove make-up and it makes a good pre-shampoo hair treatment (just rub into hair and leave for 30 minutes before washing out). A fabulous all-rounder.
Miaroma Sweet Almond Oil: £6.99 for 200ml
Natural credentials: Pure almond oil with added vitamin E.
Available from: Holland & Barrett, both in-store and online.
If you’re not a fan of oils then try Naked’s Coco de Mer Body Butter. It combines coconut oil, shea butter and passion flower oil to create a rich, buttery cream that smells sensational. It glides on and smooths even really dry skin instantly. A fantastic budget body cream.
Naked 24 Hour Coco de Mer Body Butter: £5.45 for 300ml online at Boots or £4.99 for 300ml on the Naked website.
Natural credentials: Claims to be 97% natural and is free from parabens, petrochemicals and sulphates.