If you’re about to fly off to the sun (you lucky, lucky thing you!), or are simply determined to take advantage of a rare glimpse of British summer this weekend, then you are going to love what I have for you today.
Whether at home or abroad, the cooling and hydrating properties of Neal’s Yard’s Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist are a refreshing treat for hot and bothered skin.
Here’s what I had to say about the contents of this famous blue bottle when I reviewed it last year.
One of the great things about working for myself is meeting other small business owners.
Take the lovely Harriet Radley, for instance. Harriet is an independent consultant and group leader for NYR Organics AKA Neal’s Yard Remedies, who I met at a local networking group.
When I mentioned to Harriet I was going on holiday, she generously offered me a bottle of Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist to trial while I was away.
As someone who runs “hot”, I was really looking forward to testing this gorgeous-smelling mist to help cool me down in the heat of the Rhodes sun.
I was also eager to try it out during the tedious journey to get there.
I don’t know about you, but flying always makes me hot, bothered and a little bit grubby. Thankfully, the 45ml distinctive blue glass bottle is ideal handbag size and I had no trouble taking it on the airplane. Spritzing my face and neck was a real treat and a great way to refresh and rehydrate my skin from all that drying cabin air.
I smelled pretty great too!
Throughout my holiday, I carried the facial mist with me wherever I went. Its cooling mist and calming organic aloe vera provided a refreshing tonic to soothe my skin during a day in the sun. I also found a spritz or two was especially welcome in the heat of the hotel restaurant.
I’ve long been a fan of frankincense. Its aromatic resin, so reminiscent of dusty churches and religious ceremonies, is my favourite incense. But until now, I’d never used it on my skin.
Frankincense has an intense aroma which, if you’re sensitive to strong smells, can be quite powerful. Personally, I enjoy the added bonus that brings to this facial mist. As well as providing a cooling spritzer, it doubles up as a natural and long-lasting alternative to perfume.
It’s not only the smell that’s powerful. A little goes a long way with this product. Despite two weeks of regular use, several times a day, I returned home having used a mere fraction of the contents.
They say good things come in small packages!
Back at home, I’ve continued enjoy this facial mist’s calming properties. Keeping it on my desk is a handy way to help refresh and de-stress when I get a little hot under the collar during the working day.
With its wide range of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties, it’s no wonder organic frankincense is used in a wide range of rejuvenating skincare products offered by Neal’s Yard Remedies.
If you’d like to know more about the Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist, or any of the Neal’s Yard Remedies, drop by Harriet’s website or Facebook page. She’s a total guru when it comes to that blue bottle and she’s always happy to offer useful tips and advice so you get the most out of NYR Organics products.
A hui hou,
This post first appeared on The World of Suzy Homemaker on 18th June 2015