AS BRANDS VIE TO BE THE MOST “FREE FROM” AND “ECO FRIENDLY”, ONE THING UNITES THEM ALL… WELCOME A NEW WAVE OF BOTANICAL BEAUTIES, PLANT-BASED POTIONS THAT SMELL AMAZING, SAYS JO GB
BEST BOTANICAL BUYS TO GIVE YOUR ROUTINE HERB APPEAL
JO GB LOVES The beauty of Noble Isle is its use of unique British ingredients, sourced from the Cornish coast for Summer Rising, and the Highlands in Perthshire for Heather Honey. Fab for the guest bathroom and yours is Golden Harvest Hand Wash, £18.
MASK IT Origins Flower Fusion Raspberry Refreshing Sheet
Mask, £5, smells so delicious, it’s hard not to indulge! Plus, raspberry extract is great for lines and wrinkles. W&H
PURE VIBRANCY The
leave-in L’Oréal Paris Botanicals Geranium Radiance Remedy Shine
Vinegar, £9.99, smells glorious and, with extracts of geranium and coconut, helps to boost shine in your precious colour.
Wake up positively beaming with Jurlique Purely White Skin Brightening Night
Cream, £42. Vitamin C-rich citrus extracts and nourishing macadamia nut oil aim to prevent future pigmentation too.
A ROSE BY… I have fond memories of cleansing milk when I was younger: such a gentle way to cleanse. Garnier Skin Active Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk with Rose Water, £3.49 at boots.com, is suitable for all skin types.
A pre-shampoo scalp
oil, Kérastase Aura Botanica Concentré Essentiel, £42.50, guarantees to soothe flakiness and dryness – and can even be used on your body too.
SUPER MIST The antioxidant-rich Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating
Mist, £21, is full of nutritional goodies, from pomegranate to acai. Wear under or over make-up to soothe, calm and energise any time.
BLISSFUL BODY Some natural aromas are just so addictive! This new Votary Hydrating Body Oil,
£65 at libertylondon.com, combines bergamot, mandarin and (my favourite) petitgrain essential oils in a peach oil base that absorbs super fast.
A great summer find.
MULTITASKING BALM My latest find is Frances Prescott Tri Balm, £39
at francesprescott.com, an exfoliating cleanser so hydrating that you don’t need to moisturise afterwards. It’s rich in anti-ageing geranium and mandarin oil, gently exfoliating pumpkin seed enzyme extract, and soothing calendula.