When it comes to skincare lines, the more natural and pure the materials, the healthier and more beneficial for the skin! Due to my skin condition (very very sensitive) I usually go for pharmaceutical skincare. However, I always like to experiment and try new products, especially those as close to natural as possible and whose ingredients have not been through major processing. During the last year I had the chance to try numerous products from Neal’s Yard cosmetics…
Neal’s Yard has a vast range of products for the face, body, hair, supplements and more… What caught my attention is that on every product is written not only the list of ingredients but the percentage of organic ingredients as well. The products that worked well with me and did not affect me negatively (i.e. breaking out) were those having 95% natural ingredients or above. Out of al what I have tried, I singled out the following two products…
from left: Frankincence Hydrating mist- Frankinsence Hydrating cream
I bought Frankincense Hydrating Mist in a period when my skin felt very dry, it was flakey and irritated. Initially I was going for serum, but the Neal’s Yard assistant suggested me to firstly try the mist. I purchased the product for about 73 dhs, which is around 15 Euro. I have used it as a toner after cleaning my face, I have used it also after my make up application to refresh and seal it and as a hydrating boost throughout very hot days. It leaves the skin glowing and matte but it does not feel tight. On a different note make sure you do not spray close to your eyes. Also, MAC produces a similar product called Fix+, which however cannot beat Frankincense mist. According to Neal’s Yard the Mist is made of 98% organic ingredients. Here is the list of ingredients (taken by the site): Aqua, Glycerin*, Calendula officinalis (Marigold) flower extract*, Alcohol denat.*, Centella asiatica (Gotu kola) extract*, Berberis aquifolium (Mahonia) extract*, Levulinic acid, Glycerin, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice powder*, Boswelia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Citrus aurantium amara (Neroli) oil*, Abies alba (Silver fir) oil*, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) oil*, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) oil*, Sodium hyaluronate, Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl benzoate, Cinnamal, Cinnamyl alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool.
*Organically produced ingredient.
Frankincense Hydrating Cream is a fantastic day cream which hydrates well the skin, without leaving an oily film on it. The cream has a light-medium texture which makes it perfect not only for day,but for night use as well and has a prominent but pleasant myrrh scent. It did not filled my pores, it provided a good base for makeup, but I noticed 1-2 unexpected pimples over the 4 months I used it. What surprised me, is the difference in fine lines’ appearance around my mouth and the expression line between my brows, as the cream softened them. I purchased the cream for 153 dhs. or else 30 Euro. According to the site the cream is made of 91% organic ingredients. Here is the list of ingredients: Aqua (Water), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Glycerin*, Cetearyl alcohol, Alcohol denat.*, Calendula officinalis (Marigold) flower extract*, Cetearyl glucoside, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Almond) oil*+, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil*+, Borago officinalis (Borage) seed oil*, Daucus carota (Carrot) fruit oil*, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice powder*, Glyceryl stearate, Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Levulinic acid, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Potassium sorbate, Sodium hyaluronate, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Commiphora myrrha (Myrhh) oil, Limonene.
*Organically produced ingredient. +Nut/Seed-based ingredient.
Have you ever tried Organic Skincare products?