Neal’s Yard Remedies is a brand on a mission: they “use 100% organic ingredients, either organically-grown or ideally naturally growing wild on uncontaminated or organic land – depending on the nature of the plant. Most of our extracts already meet this objective – we now just have to convince the beauty care ingredients industry to use pure organic materials to make functional ingredients.”
Their commitment to this promise can be seen far and wide on their website, in their amazing and passionate staff, and while using their incredible, top notch products! I got to sample two amazing Neal’s Yard Remedies treats this past month, and I’m excited to stand behind them in everything safe, honest and high quality organic in my beauty products!
Neal’s Yard Remedies Rose Water
Rose Water is one of the most under appreciated skin care and aromatherapy techniques in Western Culture. In Indian culture, rose water is used on all auspicious occasions and on altars because of its cleansing properties and soothing aroma. Many exotic desserts like the Arabic Muhallabia, the Greek Pastries and the Indian Rasgulla are all enhanced with the delicate flavor of rose water. It’s perfect for all of your beauty needs.
Rose Water is cooling, refreshing, hydrating, and can be used in toners, bath waters and DIY cosmetics. I also find this Rose Water to be extremely relaxing – I often find myself dabbing it on my wrists and spritzing my face with some for no reason at all! I mix Neal’s Yard Rose Water into my clay masks for extra skin-boosting benefits! Neal’s Yard Remedies uses blue glass packing that helps to protect the essential oils.
For oily/acne prone skin: Mix rose water with some fuller’s earth and few drops of lemon juice for a deep-pore cleansing treatment. Leave it on till it dries and wash off with cold water.
For Dry Skin: Mix together rose water, milk and honey with some oatmeal to form a paste and use it as a nourishing face pack.
For sensitive skin: If you find your skin rough and itchy even after using the most expensive products, try moisturizing it with a mixture of rose water and glycerin in equal proportions. It soothes the skin and clears blemishes too!
For Normal Skin: Add rose water to any fruit based pack with some honey for a natural glow.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Hydrating Cream
Frankincense is great for skin care and nearly everything related to skin; burns, rashes, cuts, scrapes, and oozing sores. It’s also fabulous for mature, prematurely aging, and environmentally challenged skin. It improves tone and condition, heals scars, reduces muscle pain and is suitable for all types of skin.
Neal’s Yard Frankincense Hydrating Cream combines the rejuvenating properties of frankincense and myrrh to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and keep skin feeling beautifully soft and fresh. I like to put this on before I meditate because the scent of it is so relaxing to me. For those of you who are into delectably smelling beauty products, you’ve found your brand! I call this cream my “baby skin” cream because just a few days of using it and your skin is baby soft! It lasts a long, long time because it’s light and creamy and you need SO little to do the job! It’s perfect for dry or combo skin and can be used as a base for makeup! I’ve started bringing it on all my shoots and handing it over to the Makeup Artist’s before they apply anything on my face!
Have you used any Neal’s Yard Remedies Products? Feel free to leave me some comments on your thoughts…. 🙂
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