TRIONA’S MOST WANTED
Hip, hip, hurrah! Hailing from my hometown of Schull in west Cork, this new Irish skincare range, Modern Botany, has just launched its marvellous, multipurpose oil, right, €35, just in time for Christmas.
It’s one of those hero products that’s suitable for your body, hair, nails . . . basically everywhere.
The delightful duo behind the brand are John Murray and Dr Simon Jackson, of Dr Jackson’s Natural Products fame. Having sold that business, the boys relocated to Schull to develop this 100pc-natural oil. The key ingredients include locally sourced flaxseed oil, as well as chamomile oil, and arnica and calendula flower extracts. Not only does it smell incredible, it has anti-aging and healing benefits, too.
The oil, when applied, goes on beautifully, yet dries to a matt finish, so men will use it as well, and they won’t look all shiny. Dry skin, tired visage and dodgy cuticles, be gone!
When it comes to hair, massage a few drops into the ends while your hair is still damp — no more dried-out crunchy tips. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the mass of curling/ straightening/burning we all do at this time of year.