Oh, my, word...
....is all I can say about this stunning face cream from Skin Alchemists. Only joking, I can say a LOT more about how amazing this little tub of heaven is and if you have a list of new beauty products or brands to try this year, add this to it.
If you haven't heard of Skin Alchemists before don't worry because I hadn't either. But, as on many other occasions, I have the Natural Beauty Box to thank for introducing me to this in their October edition and I am so, so glad about that.
Who are Skin Alchemists?
Skin Alchemists produce some wonderful, organic, plant based skin lotions and potions tailored with a real appreciation for self care (and you can totally tell). Each of their products has a persona, and this facial nectar is The Lady Helen, designed to protect and guard your skin against the harsh environment and helps promote skin healing. It also has a really gorgeous uplifting aroma of Rosehip and Ylang Ylang, to lift and rejuvenate the mind and skin. It is a little bit pricey, but it's also a little bit superb. You don't need tons of it either, so you can rest assured it will last a while.
I am no stranger to understanding the natural benefits of honey / nectar, especially Agave nectar (you may have seen it in the supermarkets in the honey section) which is rich in glycolic acid, an incredible plant sugar derivative that penetrates the skin quickly, so you can imagine how easy this is to apply to the skin and how easily it soaks in.
If you're wondering, I am a BIG fan of glycolic acid as it's a great skin accelerator, helping to remove all those dead skin cells and regenerate the lovely new cells we know are there.
Why Rosehip? Why Ylang Ylang?
The sun, as much as we love (or hate) it, damages the skin, resulting in things like premature ageing, discolouration and pigmentation. The antioxidants found in rosehip oil combat the free radicals that cause the damage from that big, hot, bright ball in the sky. For maintaining moisture balance, Ylang Ylang is your answer and it's the addition of Ylang Ylang to this gorgeous face cream that will give oily skin sufferers like myself just what we need!
Why The Lady Helen Renewing Facial Nectar?
For all the above reasons of course, but to round them all up I would 100% recommend this stunning product because:
- it's light in consistency
- it absorbs quickly (thanks to the bees!)
- it protects the skin, naturally
- it's suitable for sensitive skin
- it's scented beautifully
- it's quite literally, a little pot of gold. :)
I hope you enjoyed reading!