There are excellent, affordable skin care options out there and because of that I am extremely hard on 'fancy' skin care. For me a luxury product has to have excellent ingredients and a beautiful feel. It’s a product that makes you think ‘damn, is that ever clever’, but most importantly a luxury product should be an experience. For me a product that has ticked every box is Neal’s Yards new Frankincense Intense Lift Serum.
Let’s start with the basics… Neil’s Yard opened its door’s in Covent Garden, England in 1981. To this day Neil’s Yard strongly believes that beauty should be “natural, not synthetic”. In addition they believe in the environment, honesty and transparency. There website fully illustrates the good things they do from environmental projects to ethical sourcing practices. Their products contain only the best, organic natural and wild ingredients. In addition there products don’t contain silicones, mineral oils, parabens, GM ingredients, phthalates and they do not test on animals.
The Neal’s Yard ethics are wonderful, but for me Frankincense Intense Lift Serum really comes down to the ingredients. This serum boasts micro-algae, which helps the skin against environment stressors. It also contains hydrating linseed oil and skin plumping hyaluronic acid (two different kinds just to be specific). However my 3 favourite other ingredients are without a doubt turmeric, frankincense and ribose.
Turmeric had been used for centuries in skincare. Oily skin types will love its anti bacterial properties as well as its ability to control oil. While anyone looking for a natural age-fighter will be happy to find out turmeric is filled with antioxidants. It’s also been proven to lighten pigmentation and discolouration too.
My next favourite (and also used for centuries) ingredient is frankincense. Now this is what give this serum it’s beautiful luxe scent. From an aromatherapy standpoint frankincense induces feelings of relaxation and well-being. However research has shown that because of it’s powerful astringency it’s helps decrease the size of pores and over time lift the skin.
Finally this serum boasts a very cool ingredient called ribose. Without getting too nerdy, this ingredient is a naturally sugar that occurs in all living things. Once applied onto the skin this sugar stimulates the construction of proteins, restricts the breakdown of tissue and prevents wrinkles from appearing. Basically it’s the only known ingredient that controls energy on a cellular level.
I love Neal’s Yard ethics and business practices and I love this product. Frankincense Intense Lifting Serum is the best of old world beauty combined with modern technology. On myself my skin looked immediately plumped, and with extended use fine lines on my forehead were minimized. The scent of this product is beautiful, and the texture of the product is lightweight yet rich. If you have anti-aging concerns, want to try a healthy approach to skin care, but most importantly want something that works Neal’s Yard Frankincense Intense Lift Serum is definitely a one to try.
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