Neal’s Yard Remedies is a company I have just been introduced to and it is right up my alley. Before I divulge into the review of the Wild Rose Beauty Balm I want to give a quick introduction to the company. Neal’s Yard began their venture thirty years ago in England, with the precipice that products which are put onto our bodies should be natural and void of synthetic products, where possible. They began their company in Covent Garden, a minority against the large companies producing chemical laden products at the time. Fast forward three decades they are a leading contender in the war against chemicals. Their mission statement states that ‘Our vision was to bring the expertise of the apothecary and our holistic approach to health and beauty to people and communities’. The health and beauty company takes pride in the transparency it offers, disclosing all natural and organic ingredients, picking each one for its function and benefits. Neal’s Yard products contains no silicones, mineral oils, parabens, GM ingredients, phthalates, propylene glycol , animal testing, DEA, EDTA, acrylates, nano material and no BHT. It is quite impossible to avoid all chemicals but they do their very best to keep each product as clean as possible with the only intention being the nourishment of skin.
I apply the Wild Rose Beauty Balm at night time just before I go to sleep and wow, after a couple of nights I began to wake up in the morning feeling fresh and invigorated. This balm, award winning product might I add, contains an intense level of Rosehip oil, an oil becoming increasingly popular due to its repairing and smoothing abilities. Other ingredients are added to compliment the Rosehip oil, including geranium, starflower, hemp and rosemary oil, all present to help decongest and restore the skin to its natural radiance. The Beauty Balm can be used in three ways; firstly it can be used as a facial cleanser by gently massaging onto damp skin to remove make-up, secondly it can be used as an exfoliator using the free muslin cloth provided and lastly it can be used as an intense moisturiser, applying sparingly to dry and dehydrated areas.
I noticed that after my treatment ended and I was ushered back into the real world, my skin got a little shock. I had to once again brave the cold harsh environment, put a little more make up on and had less time to focus on strict cleansing regimes (my fault I know). My skin lost its glow and any softness it had acquired over the past few months. It needed a pick me up, something to give it a glow once again. I began applying the balm at night time, after my usual routine, and slept while the intensely moisturising balm seeped into my skin and provided the extra bit of tlc I had been denying myself the last few weeks. I wake up in the mornings now to soft, smooth skin. My cleansing lotion in the morning slides right on easily because there are little dry patches present. I have also found applying my make- up is a lot easier now too as it does not bunch around dry patches, making it very noticeable and hard to conceal.
The balm costs €53.20, perhaps a little pricey but I have found a small amount goes a long way. I received a 15ml sample and I have barely made a dent in it. It slides on very easy, meaning you only have to use a minimal amount when applying it.
You can contact Patricia, a NYR consultant about any NYR products on 0857239212 and http://www.nealsyardremedies.com to view their extensive range of nourishing and enriching products. Go on, be kind to yourself!