Many years ago when I was in Covent Garden, I remembered seeing a store called Neal’s Yard Remedies. At the time, I was in a bit of a hurry and my store to target was Lush. I then forgot about Neal’s Yard Remedies until I came across it on some English blogs.
Well, this English Certified Organic skincare brand is here in Malaysia, and has been for about a year or so I believe. I came across their counter at Isetan KLCC but there is now a proper flagship store opened at The Gardens, Mid Valley. I stopped by a couple of weeks back to learn a little about the brand and also to check out the new Frankincense Intense cream.
Neal’s Yard Remedies is an organic skincare brand, certified by the Soil Association UK which is a prestigious and strict organic certification body, so I’m assured that NYR products come of high quality and are free from harmful ingredients.
Whilst I’m personally not terribly fussed about how natural or organic my skincare is, I am appreciative of a high quality product and that’s what I look for in my skincare.
The range is huge, from head to toe, so I won’t go through everything. Instead I’ll show you this new cream that has been launched recently worldwide, which is the Frankincense Intense cream, under the Frankincense product range.
The Frankincense Intense cream was formulated using stem cells from the gardenia together with 3 peptides to improve collagen production. What they say is the result, is firmer, younger looking skin. Frankincense is a an aromatic resin obtained from trees and is commonly used in incense and has been for centuries. It is also quite an expensive product since it isn’t that easily found and harvested. The ones used by NYR are obtained from wild sources as certified by FairWild and sustainably sourced and harvested.
If you ask me, the scent is either love or hate. It has a heavy, heady scent and its something I like, enjoying it in my aromatherapy oils and perfumes. I find it calming. But I can imagine that some people might find it too heady or oriental for their liking. So, be sure to take a hefty sniff.
The cream is rather thick, so I’d put this at one targeted towards those who have more matured, drier skin or for night use. It does feel lovely on the back of my hand once I’ve rubbed it in and the smell is so comforting.
In fact, I am presently using the Frankincense Facial oil and I love it! It’s a little thick but it makes my skin feel and look amazing, especially when it’s feeling a little dry. I’ll tell you more about that later.
Being new to the brand, I asked what the popular products are, so I might give them a go some time, and these were the ones told to me.
Apparently the Frankincense Intense Cream has been very popular. Another popular product that I’m itching to try is the Wild Rose Beauty Balm, which works as a cleansing balm and also as a moisturizer and a general balm to calm the skin. The smell is that of roses and the texture is that of an oil balm. Definitely very intriguing to me, with my newfound obsession with anything balmy.
The other item is the Beauty Sleep Concentrate. Its a light textured serum that feels absolutely amazing on the back of my hand. I’m told its really good to hydrate skin and replenish and repair. Ticking all the right boxes! Someday I’ll give it a go.
So that’s a little bit of what I’ve learned about the brand and I cannot believe how much I love the Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Oil. Been using it at night for a few weeks now and even took it with me to Australia so my skin doesn’t dry out without it. I’d say its worth trying!
Have you tried anything from Neal’s Yard Remedies before? What do you think I should try next (or avoid)?
I’d love to know from any long time users, since I’m so new to the brand. What should I drop into my shopping basket next?
I’ve just tried the facial oil for now and it’s been a hit for me. The next to try will be the Frankincense Intense cream so I’ll have a review up for that in the next few months. The next item I’d probably see myself picking up is the Wild Rose Beauty Balm. Hello? Balm? Sold! Lol
Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense cream Price: RM350/50g Spatula included Availability: Neal’s Yard Remedies store at The Gardens, Mid Valley (next to Isetan), Isetan One Utama and Isetan KLCC