Tuesday, 10 June 2014

St Kitts' Herbery Luxury Skincare Range

Previously committing to bath and body products, St Kitts’ Herbery have ventured down the road of skincare with some amazing results. This entire range focuses on two main ingredients : Neroli and Frankincense.

Having worked briefly as a Christmas temp at Lush, I am now fascinated by ingredients such as these and their properties. However, when a product or a range contains so many, it can be hard to figure out if it’s going to give you exactly what you’re looking for so I love the simplicity of the ingredients in this range.

St Kitts’ have chosen two of the most beneficial ingredients for facial skincare. Neroli stimulates cell activity and growth, helps to treat broken veins and capillaries, and works as an antiseptic and antibacterial. Frankincense on the other hand encourages the renewal of skin cells and works as a non-irritant and non-sensitising.  So this is a collection that in one way or another will suit everyone.

The entire skincare range consists of these 13 products:
Face Wash | Cleanser | Toner | Lip Balm | Eye Gel | Nourishing Oil | Face Lotion | Face Cream | Spot Treatment | Exfoliating Mask | Face Scrub |Facial Massage Oil

I tried samples of the Face Wash, Toner, Face Cream and Nourishing Oil, all of which can be bought together in the St Kitts’ SkincareBag.

Before I go onto review the individual products I’ll say one thing about the samples I tried: The scents are strong.  

With so many products at the moment smelling artificially of desserts and overpowering imitations of fruit, a collection of products made of natural herbal ingredients can be a bit of a shock to the nose at first. But for me, if it’s beneficial for my skin, I’m really not fussed what it smells like. In fact, the lack of artificiality in these products alone is enough to make me realise how good they really are.

Facial Wash
Also containing Aloe Vera, this is a very soothing and refreshing facial wash. There are so many nowadays that are bright colours or contain fluorescent beads and have fancy names that are plucked out of thin air, so it’s nice to get back to basics with an understated facial wash that that is packed full of natural ingredients . It’s easy to use and makes for a lovely start to the day.

A gentle spritz of this over your face helps firm the skin and close pores after cleansing. Along with the facial wash, you’re left with a perfect base that’s ready for moisturising. Also contains Aloe Vera.

Face Cream
I love nothing more than a dense, thick face cream, and that’s exactly what this is. I found I really didn’t need a lot, so even though the bottle isn’t that big, it will last me for quite some time. This kept my face dewy and moisturised all day, and along with my foundation, gave me a fresh, glowing look.  Also contains Borage, Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Lavender, Ginseng, Comfrey.

Nourishing Oil
Just a tiny little bit of this on top of the face cream in the morning helps lock in the moisture, so that you don’t need to worry about your skin going dry during the rest of the day. It helps to retain elasticity and fights wrinkles, so therefore it’s suitable for dry or ageing skin types. Also contains Sweet Almond, Avocado, Carrot, Lavender, Rosemary.

I’ve tried a lot of facial skincare in the time I’ve been doing product reviews, and this collection is the only one that has moisturised my skin thoroughly and lasted from morning till night. 

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