Luxury beauty experts Skin Alchemists sent over a lovely piece of post last week, their The Lady Helen Renewing Facial Nectar. Obviously a skincare gift with my name on it made me do a little happy dance, and I’ve now had time to try out the face cream.
A natural and organic brand, Skin Alchemists are just the kind of niche beauty company I love discovering. Sourcing ingredients that are sustainable and free from nasties such as parabens, sulphates and artificial dyes, they also make cruelty-free products their complete priority.
Products radiate the importance of self-care and wellbeing, with The Lady Helen Renewing Facial Nectar instructing you to apply, and “say out loud: I am at peace”. I’m inspired by the thought and creation process involved.
So, onto the product itself. After cleansing and toning, I smoothed a small amount across my face. A little goes a long way, and the beautifully scented, refreshing cream, easily glides onto skin. Infused with rosehip which calms skin, the nectar contains ylang ylang as well.
When applying makeup straight after skincare, it can be tricky to find a moisturiser enabling foundation to slide into place without excess cream causing a problem. I’ve binned moisturisers before, purely because they haven’t provided a smooth enough surface. The product soaks in without greasy residue, adding a touch of radiant moisture.
Like I say, I can be very fussy about moisturisers. From irritants to excess oil, finding the right balance for your skin is sometimes a challenge. The Lady Helen Renewing Facial Nectar has my name all over it, literally, but I honestly rate it very highly regardless of this.
Priced at £65 per 50ml pot, the cream is undoubtedly a considered purchase, and one worth investing in if you’d like a new luxe moisturiser that naturally nourishes, and provides a wellbeing lift to boot.
Find out more at skinalchemists.com.
With thanks to Skin Alchemists for the gifted product.