Natural skincare is having a major moment, with herbs at the helm
Whether it’s down to the ban on microbeads or the wave of green-juice drinkers taking over the country, there’s been a huge rise in the demand for natural beauty. And now the boffins are taking it back to basics, using herbs to pimp up our skincare. But you don’t need a degree in botanics or access to a pestle and mortar to see why these traditional ingredients get a massive yes from us.
Not just for your curries, coriander contains Omegas 3, 6 and 9, which deeply nourish the skin, leaving it hydrated and smooth. Try: Aesop Coriander seed Body Cleanser, £17
Herb Hero Product:
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, £37, kiehls.co.uk
As well as smelling g-r-e-a-t, rosemary helps to retain moisture and brighten the skin. Sounds good to us. Try: Weleda skin Food, £9.95
Not only a wonderful pillow spray, lavender helps to reinforce the skin’s barrier function, improves tone and soothes sensitive skin, leaving it looking more radiant. Try: Antipodes Resurrect Clarifying Facial toner, £19.99
Unlike the harsh ingredients in antiblemish serums, Sage has antibacterial properties that won’t strip natural oils. Try: origins original skin essence lotion, £22