As an acne proned adult (and an acne sufferer well into my late twenties), I am always on the hunt for gentle but effective skincare. With the rise of natural and organic products, I have myself leaning towards these products more and more and have been feeling and noticing the benefits.
1. Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm – this is not cheap at £46 a pot but cost per wear, you wear your skin everyday. Plus it’s an exfoliator so i would use it perhaps once a week to clean away tired skin cells. My skin feels shiny and new, post facial!
2. Lanolips 101 ointment – 100% natural, this is my current favourite lipbalm, but also a bit like Lucas Paw Paw, you can use it on rashes, cuticles etc. They have also launched a range of hand balms with added antibacterial ingredients – which is now always in my work kitbag.
3. Amie deep cleansing mask – at £5.95, this is a really affordable range of products using natural plant and botanical extracts. It’s very soft on your skin, not abrasive at all, and left my skin feeling moisturised and soft.
4. M&S Pure Super Grape miracle glow clay mask – Marks & Spencer’s beauty ranges just get better and better. Grapes are used for their anti ageing qualities, and the pulp is actually from Marks & Spencer’s own wines and recycled into the skincare range. This mask (£12), coats the skin in clay (Cornish clay, no less) and refreshes tired skin in 10 minutes. A great travel product to take away with you when you need some pamper time on your holiday (which I often do!).
5. Balance Me super toning body wash – at £18, this is a chic way to introduce natural products to your bathroom – it’s what the Beauty Editor at red swears by. It’s 99% natural, it smells like a spa and is a really good scrub (even my husband likes it!).
|Initial candle: £6, Marks & Spencer|
|Candle: £49.95, Neom Organics (100% natural and ethically sourced), pine, myrrh and lime peel candle – smells like heaven and lasts far longer than Diptyque). Lanolips ointment, £10.99, Feel Unique. Make-up bag: Accessorize (sold out)|