Trying out some Neil’s Yard

New Favourites

You know sometimes you get a new product, absolutely love it, but then forget to tell people about it? Luckily I’d taken photos of these two months ago, otherwise, we’d both be looking at two half empty glass jars. A friend of mine convinced me to try out the frankincense cream, and since then it’s become my favourite face cream. I’m trying to ration it at the moment, as it’s not the most affordable of beauty products, but a little bit does go a long way. Since I’m terrible at resisting temptation I also picked up the White Tea Enriching Facemask, so today I’ll be doing a quick review on both of them.

Basics: Cruelty-Free • Made in the UK • Organic • Non GM

Frankincense Hydrating Cream – £27.50 / 50g /12 Months Best Before End / 91% Organic

The texture is very creamy, and you don’t need much to cover your face, neck and decolletage. If you’re not a fan of the smell of frankincense then you probably won’t like this cream, but as far as I can tell (and bear in mind that I have a very weak sense of smell) it’s not an overpowering scent. It doesn’t matter how dry and tired my skin is, this cream will hydrate it. Another small detail I like is that they come in glass jars which I intend to reuse once I’ve finished the cream. It’s advertised for all skin types, though I think someone with very oily skin might not appreciate it, but if you have dry skin, or combination skin I’d suggest giving it a shot.

My favourite time to apply it is right after the shower. It just melts into my skin, and I don’t have to use so much that way. If I have any cream left over on my hands I’ll also run it through the very ends of my hair. I can’t rave about this cream enough.

Test Swatches

White Tea Enriching Facial Mask – £26.50 / 50g / 6 Months Best Before End / 59% Organic

This mask is a little odd since I’m particularly fond of clay masks, and this one is more of a cream mask. It takes a long time to dry and when it does your skin still feels like the mask is there before your skin is so hydrated. I don’t know why though, but I find this one a little too heavy for my face. My skin feels hydrated after, but so hydrated I feel puffy. I prefer using it for my neck and decolletage which are a little drier than my face and don’t tend to get as much TLC, and for that it works wonderfully. Overall I’d describe it as a fairly good mask, but my favourites are still the Lush face masks and my own DIY concoctions.

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  1. says

    The Neil’s Yard cream has all the signs of quality, including the glass jars! I have to admit, it’s so wonderful to find a face cream that you can use in really small amounts but has this seemingly magical ability to spread its goodness all over your face and power through the dryness. I’d love to know how these products are developed. I had a (very expensive) primer a few years ago that did a similarly wonderful job, but I’ve never been able to justify buying it again. You have definitely inspired me!