Mankind has been using combinations of herbs for centuries to treat a whole load of ailments, and these days, the best beauty products also harness the powers of nature. From lavender to soothe the skin to rosemary which helps aching joints, we stock a whole range of products which are based on herbs and pack a real punch. Read on for five of our favourites:
Masks are a great way to treat your skin and using one which is infused with lavender is going to be the perfect way soothe your skin. This mask from Elemis is ideal for sensitive, blemish prone skin and can be used as a special overnight treatment to repair and heal blemished skin. It doesn’t set, so it doesn’t dry the skin out and is great for oily skin.
This cream from Dermalogica contains a whole load of different ingredients, derived from nature. As well as aloe gel, the cream contains mallow, cucumber and arnica, as well as grapeseed extract and vitamins A, C and E. It helps to smooth fine lines, prevent the cellular damage caused by free radicals, and restore suppleness and tone to the skin.
As we mentioned above, rosemary oil is a great remedy to aching muscles and in this body oil it’s combined with maritime pine, sea buckthorn and sea fennel extracts to help ease muscle spasm caused by sport, dance, physical work and wear and tear. It soaks in quickly and doesn’t leave the skin feeling oily, just moisturised and smoothed.
Because the mouth is a high-movement area, it’s also one of the places that wrinkles are most likely to form, which is why using a targeted product to take care of the area is important. As with other night creams, this lip treatment is ultra-rich and contains Indian gentian, an herb which is found high in the Himalayan mountains. It helps thicken the epidermis, which reduces skin fragility and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles on and around the lips.
Beard-care is hugely popular these days, and rightly so, with more blokes than ever sporting a chin warmer! This versatile oil can be used both for shaving and for keeping your beard soft and smooth, and contains a blend of vitamin-rich herbal oils to suit all skin types.