Someone was always going to get a snow-day photo! It’s too pretty not to get the camera out and a quick reminder of Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Balm seems very appropriate given that it’s a super nourishing and soothing skin balm perfect for winter stricken dry skin. My skin, having been in near-perfect condition (thanks to a very expensive Shiseido combination) has gone into free fall since I started using other products. Actually, I want to go back to it but if I do, it pretty much rules out any other thorough skin care reviews going forward so I’m in a dilemma. A combination of suddenly depriving my skin of ingredients it’s been loving and these really cold temperatures given a extra blade with horrible winds that blow across the heath where I walk my dog, plus heating up higher than normal… all the usual suspects and my face actually hurt yesterday.
You can use this as a cleanser, which I wouldn’t recommend unless you have properly dry skin in which case your sore face will thank you. It’s got a high level of rosehip seed oil which is rich in ProVitamin A (source of retinol) and so the oily nature of it means that your skin, while clean, is left with some residue. For a dry face that formula gives delightful flexibility and comfort, but if you like a ‘squeaky’ finish, you won’t get that with this even using the included muslin cloth (that gives your skin a mild exfoliation as you remove). However, anything dry – legs, arms, elbows, cuticles – is equally served with a rose scented salve-like moisturiser. It also makes a great overnight mask – the melty balm leaves your skin bouncy and hydrated while you sleep. I really wish there were different sizes to this product – £40 is fine for something you’re going to use regularly or daily, but for me it’s an occasional rescue product so I want a £20 pot. It’s 99% organic, if that helps! I’ve found it at FeelUnique which at least has free postage HERE.
Oh, I should say that it contains essential oils – patchouli and geranium, which gives it a ‘spa’ like scent but if you don’t like essential oils, it’s not for you.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
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