SEARCHING for the good birthday reward? Or trying to spruce up your skincare regime by way of autumn and winter? Rosie Morton and Morag Bootland have you ever coated with their final beauty and skincare information. So, whether or not it’s a hand lotion, a face oil or perhaps a lash conditioner, Scottish Field‘s Beauty and Skincare Guide will allow you to really feel your greatest.
Ishga Hydra+ Marine Cream, RRP £125, www.uk.ishga.com
If you’re keen on a spa day there’s an excellent likelihood you’ll have had the pleasure of utilizing a few of ishga’s products already, as they’re the product of alternative for a few of the nations best spas. This Hydra+ Marine cream is a brand new method developed over the firm’s ten years of experience in seaweed, science and skincare. Ishga’s eco-friendly, natural moisturisers are hand-made in the Outer Hebrides utilizing seaweed harvested round the islands. This new superior method blends deeply nourishing hyaluronic acid with the antioxidant properties of seaweed, prickly pear, the historical Hebridean therapeutic energy of Lus Nan Laogh (constituted of the boiled leaves of the bogbean plant), in addition to shea butter, argan oil, rose geranium and frankincense. It actually does scent divine. This is sustainable Scottish skincare at its greatest and even after only a few days of use my pores and skin felt softer and extra supple with a wholesome glow.
Seilich, Gardeners Hand Lotion (200ml, RRP £28), Cleansing Gel (RRP £26), Lip Balm (20ml, RRP £12), Meadow Face Oil (30ml, RRP £52), Wild Rose Moisturiser (60ml, RRP £45), www.seilich.co.uk
Seilich is the type of model that I’ve lengthy been looking for. Scottish, meadow grown, and fully pure (in the truest sense of the phrase), these products aren’t simply good for you, they’re good for the surroundings too. It was based by botanist Dr Sally Gouldstone and was born out of her love for nature. She created wildflower meadows in the Lothians to supply sanctuary for a variety of wildlife together with bees, butterflies, birds and bats, and makes use of the home-grown botanicals in her products. For starters, the Botanical Cleansing Gel (which comprises peppermint and chamomile floral waters) has a beautiful cooling impact on the pores and skin. It has additionally, remarkably, helped cut back the redness of my breakout-prone pores and skin! After this, you might want to apply the Wild Rose and Mallow Moisturising Lotion which is appropriate for even delicate pores and skin. It leaves my pores and skin wanting dewy and (extra importantly) feeling nourished. The Meadow Lip Balm – with its domestically collected beeswax, honesty oil, chickweed, dandelion, plantain and chamomile – soothes sad, chapped lips.
By far my favorite product, although, is the Gardeners’ Hand Lotion. It has fully rejuvenated my arms (that have been in dire want of some TLC) and my buddies and household are already bought on it too. It comprises peppermint and nettle (that are intensely soothing and restorative) and lunaria ‘honesty’ oil (which works as an efficient pure moisturiser). Seilich is a model that lets you take care of your self, with out supporting harsh manufacturing strategies which can be detrimental to our treasured surroundings. Highly advocate!
Raven Botanicals Equilux Glow Potion, RRP £28, www.ravenbotanicals.co.uk
I’ve by no means been one to put on basis each day, however the older I get the extra uneven my pores and skin tone has grow to be. This glow potion is the good illuminating base for basis, nevertheless it’s additionally nice by itself for on a regular basis use to even out color and give a pure wholesome glow. Made with argan, camellia and safflower botanical oils I discovered this potion left my pores and skin feeling hydrated and easy. If you’re keen on this then you may also need to attempt the Spellbind Serum, a bio-retinol increase for dry and mature pores and skin that smells wonderful and is ideal as we go into the colder months. I pop it on in the night earlier than mattress in order that I can drift away having fun with the scent and figuring out it’s working its magic as I sleep. Raven Botanicals’ products are made in small batches in Scotland utilizing pure and moral substances and are palm oil, soy and cruelty free.
ARRAN Sense of Scotland 2023 Advent Calendar, RRP £70 (comprises £150 value of products), www.arran.com
It’s by no means too early to begin planning! Buying in the requisite creation calendars earlier than they promote out is a recipe for a stress-free December. But that is an creation calendar like no different. Containing heavenly products which can be value £150, the ARRAN Sense of Scotland fragrance and perfume calendar can have you (or your very fortunate beloved one) racing off the bed in the morning to open the subsequent window! It contains 25 treats (with restricted version seasonal fragrances in addition to Sense of Scotland’s best-sellers), starting from shampoos and conditioners to bathe gels, candles and dwelling fragrances. Without spoiling all of the surprises, my private favorite is the luxurious Lochranza Bath & Shower Gel (which my different half has now taken for his personal) and the After the Rain 8cl Candle (which I’ll guard with my life!) Upgrading from a normal chocolate creation calendar to this luxury deal with will earn you a lot brownie factors. Alternatively, simply deal with your self…
Neom Organics Perfect Night’s Sleep Magnesium Bath Milk, 300ml, RRP £40, www.neomorganics.com
As the nights start to attract in, the considered ending a busy day soaking in the tub with a very good e book, or only a flickering candle for firm is rising extra and extra interesting. Add NEOM Organics’ magnesium tub milk to the combine and you’ll elevate bath-time to a different degree of self-care. Magnesium is a unbelievable cleanser and aids pores and skin hydration, in addition to serving to to chill out drained muscle tissue. Blended with antioxidant packed vitamin E, softening aloe vera and a mix of lavender, chamomile, patchouli, jasmine, candy basil, lavandin and cedarwood, this silky tub milk fills your rest room with completely pure perfume aiding rest whereas caring for your pores and skin. If you’re in want of a de-stress and a very good evening’s sleep then this could be the good solution to spend a night.
The Face Planner, The Revitaliser (50ml, RRP £72), The Protector (50ml, RRP £72), www.thefaceplanner.com
This new model comes from Emma Dobie, a Scottish-born life-style entrepreneur. She is keen about simplifying skincare, significantly in the run-up to huge moments like weddings, the place there are a dizzying variety of product choices on the market. Emma was impressed by substances grown in Tuscany and, after being launched to Dr Catherine Borysiewicz, labored collaboratively to create these stunning products. The Protector is a wealthy, gel-cream moisturiser which leaves your pores and skin sumptuously delicate, reduces redness and intensely hydrates. Follow this with an SPF and you’ll be able to tackle the harsher, cooler days. The Revitaliser, in the meantime, is a weekly face masks. If you’re something like me, setting apart ‘me-time’ will not be a powerful level. However, this has already compelled me to introduce a Sunday skincare ritual. It is mild to use and leaves your pores and skin shiny and radiant.
Cocorosa Beauty Brighten and Glow Powder Cleanser and Mask, RRP £28, www.cocorosa.co.uk
Cocorosa was based by Scottish aromatherapist and award-winning skincare formulator, Fiona Tutte. Fiona prides herself on creating multi-tasking therapeutic products and this triple-action remedy can be utilized as a cleanser, exfoliator or a masks. For each day cleaning a small quantity of powder may be combined with water and/or Cocorosa’s Neroli Cleansing Oil and massaged into the pores and skin earlier than rinsing. A mixture of the powder and cleaning oil can be used to exfoliate away lifeless pores and skin cells or to create a creamy and luxurious face masks (simply add a bit extra Neroli oil). Infused with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, niacinamide, coconut and oats this cleanser leaves my pores and skin clear, easy and hydrated. I’m additionally a fan of Cocorosa’s Blue Chamomile soothe balm, which once more has a number of makes use of. I’m discovering it a good way to maintain my arms delicate as the chilly climate and inevitable dry pores and skin creeps in.
Highland Soap Co, Wild Scottish Raspberry Hand & Body Organic Lotion, 300ml (RRP £13.95), Peppermint Foot Cream, 120ml (RRP £14.50), www.highlandsoaps.com
If you’ve not but come throughout Highland Soaps, you then’re in for a deal with! They are a family-run maker of cleaning soap and skincare products based mostly (after all) in the coronary heart of the Highlands. They make all their products by hand of their workshop which is nestled between the Thirteenth-century Old Inverlochy Castle and the River Lochy, and overlooks the iconic Ben Nevis. None of their products are examined on animals, and with the exception of products containing natural honey are appropriate for vegans.
Their Wild Scottish Raspberry Hand & Body Lotion smells so deliciously candy and supplies long-lasting moisture. It is superbly easy and doesn’t go away you feeling sticky. The Peppermint Foot Cream, in the meantime, is a brand new favorite for me. Slightly goes a great distance with this nourishing product, and is such a deal with at the finish of a protracted day. A should for any busy bee who has, like me, uncared for their ft throughout summer season.
Edinburgh Skincare Company Reverie Solid Hand Cream Bar, RRP £12, www.edinburghskincare.com
I actually love these strong hand cream bars. Not solely are they good for travelling and carrying round in your purse with out concern of a disastrous leakage, however they scent AMAZING. This is the third scent I’ve tried from the vary and for anybody who’s inclined to cease and scent the roses that is certain to be a winner. The cream bar melts into pores and skin effortlessly, leaving arms feeling delicate and moisturised and smelling unbelievable. The tin packaging is attractive and the bars final for ages, after they do ultimately run out you possibly can order a refill to pop into your tin. I’m additionally an enormous fan of their anti ageing serum which is the good antidote as my pores and skin ages and wants extra hydration than ever earlier than. As if this isn’t sufficient to like, Edinburgh Skincare Company’s products are 100% pure, made in Scotland and by no means examined on animals.
Irene Forte, White Wine Body Cream (200ml), RRP £105, www.ireneforteskincare.co.uk
When it involves skincare, Irene Forte – the daughter of Sir Rocco Forte, the man behind Edinburgh’s illustrious Balmoral Hotel – believes in confirmed formulation combined with a contact of luxurious. She conducts scientific and client trials on all of her products and this hydrating physique cream is amongst the high picks for refreshing and softening the pores and skin. Sicilian natural white wine, hyaluronic acid, pro-vitamin B5 and beech bud assist to situation the pores and skin, whereas vitamin E, grapeseed oil, candy almond oil and olive oil get to work on supporting your pores and skin’s pure limitations. The product is extremely light-weight and absorbs immediately. As far as I’m involved, it’s important to sip a glass of vino whereas making use of this white wine physique cream… After all, what’s luxurious with no little indulgence?
Essence of Harris Seilebost Hand and Body Lotion, RRP £17, www.essenceofharris.co.uk
It’s actually tough to decide on a favorite scent from Essence of Harris’s vary. But a latest journey to the island introduced visits to a few of the seashores that their products are named for. My favorite was Seilibost with its turquoise water, white sand, grassy dunes and stunning rocks, so I plumped for this one. The perfume is splendidly woody and wealthy with high notes of plum and pomegranate, patchouli and rose, in addition to cedarwood and musk, delivering a relaxing scent that actually lasts. The hand and physique lotion is wealthy and vanishes rapidly into the pores and skin leaving arms delicate, particularly after washing with the matching hand and physique liquid. I like the understated packaging and it appears nice in my rest room.
Ermana, Revive Face Oil, 30ml RRP £26, www.ermana.co.uk
Prevention is at all times higher than treatment, and earlier than the colder days start to wreak havoc together with your pores and skin, now could be the time to supply the products that may assist shield it from the parts. Here together with her Revive Face Oil is Claire Gray, founding father of Scottish pure skincare firm Ermana. She is on a mission to encourage us to assume earlier than we apply. What are we actually placing on our our bodies? Each of Claire’s products is made utilizing pure, natural substances. All of the products are blended at Claire’s dwelling in Glasgow and are splendid for delicate pores and skin. The Revive Face Oil is made utilizing macadamia oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E, lavender oil, and frankincense important oil, all of which mix to make a product that helps your pores and skin’s pure radiance and vitality. It is vegan-friendly, and the wealthy mix is a deal with to use. If you’re wanting for a home-spa sensation, that is the product for you.
Jorum Studio Gorseland fragrance, RRP £84 for 30ml, www.jorumstudio.com
If you’re not fairly able to let go of the scent of summer season in Scotland then this would possibly simply be the scent for you. Packing a coconuty punch, very like the golden blooms of the bush it’s named for, Gorseland supplies a burst of the tropics with lemon and pineapple weed, balanced with floral lavender and elderflower, which is rounded off with some undeniably Scottish natural and earthy notes. I like this mix of sunny fruity and floral fragrances with the depth of greenery and wooden all the extra as a result of it’s made proper right here in Scotland.
The White Company, Nourish Magnesium Body Lotion, 250ml, RRP £25, www.thewhitecompany.com
The White Company could also be a excessive road title, nevertheless it’s a household favorite for a cause! With notes of oat, bergamot and amber, this luxury moisturiser guarantees to chill out the thoughts and physique – and all of us want a little bit of that to stability out the stresses of recent day life! The moisturiser soaks in rather well and doesn’t go away your pores and skin feeling greasy. It comprises aloe vera which is claimed to be wonderful for hydration. What’s extra, the bottle is gorgeous in its simplicity that means that it’s going to sit properly in virtually any rest room. This actually is the good post-bath deal with and a beautiful reward for buddies and household. White Company products are by no means examined on animals, and they’re vegan-friendly.
Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner, RRP £129, www.revitalash.co.uk
I’ve at all times been fairly happy with my brows, however my lashes are an entire different story. Of course, there are numerous methods to boost these, however in order for you naturally fabulous lashes with out the maintenance of extensions or lash lifts and with out the faff of false lashes then look no additional. Developed by ophthalmologists, this conditioner protects lashes in opposition to breakage, whereas bettering their well being and flexibility, making them look fuller and longer. At the time of writing I’ve been utilizing Revitalash for three weeks. I pop it onto cleansed lashes in the morning, though you are able to do it in the night for those who desire. And I’ve already observed my lashes bettering. They seem to have extra curl and look thicker and more healthy. The method is hypoallergenic and can be utilized together with extensions when you have them. It takes seconds to use with the delicate brush supplied and the outcomes make the price ticket effectively worthwhile.
Beatitude, Replenish Night Oil, 30ml, RRP £38, www.beatitudeproducts.co.uk
In days passed by, face oils had a bent to clog up your pores and skin and go away it feeling worse off than earlier than. But with Beatitude’s Replenish Night Oil, I’ve been fully transformed! This is a extremely nourishing oil, however is definitely absorbed, that means that your pores and skin locks in the moisture and feels silky easy. It additionally smells divine. With bioactive plant oils together with rosehip oil (which is excessive in vitamin C), vitamin E, oat oil, night primrose oil, squalene and black cumin seed oil, it truly is a heavenly product to make use of earlier than heading to mattress. Even higher? It takes seconds to use. Beatitude is run by beauty therapist and aromatherapist, Rebecca O’ Connor who believes that beauty products ought to promote a way of happiness, calm and well-being.
Sisley Ginkgo Gua Sha, RRP £115, www.sisley-paris.com
A facial therapeutic massage software utilized in conventional Chinese drugs, this gua sha is sculpted to completely match the contours of your face. Designed for use morning and evening as a part of your facial care routine, the fairly gold ginkgo-leaf-shaped software comes with a step-by-step information to methods for the good anti-ageing therapeutic massage. Using the completely different edges of the gua sha to focus on completely different areas of the face with smoothing, lifting, sculpting and stimulating actions permits for a calming second as you wake or put together for sleep, in addition to aiding the pores and skin to soak up your chosen beauty products. The Sisley gua sha is crafted from naturally cooling zamac alloy to refresh and chill out the pores and skin making it seem smoother with fewer fantastic strains.
Olverum Bath Oil, 125ml, RRP £43.50, www.uk.olverum.com
This is a extremely particular deal with for your bath-time. When a mix of oils has been round for simply shy of a century, you realize there’s obtained to be one thing a bit particular about it. Slightly goes a great distance and the luxurious mix of oils create a cocoon of scent to move you to a restorative and stress-free place for thoughts and physique. Skin feels delicate and moisturised and popping in your pyjamas as the scent lingers is an absolute pleasure. Just don’t go away the bottle by the facet of the tub, or like me, you might effectively discover that your husband has taken a liking to it too!
Angela Langford Bloom & Glow Facial Oil, RRP £20.50, www.angelalangford.com
If, like me, you endure from delicate pores and skin, you is likely to be a wee bit cautious about making an attempt new products. This face oil’s mix of chia seeds and sea buckthorn is designed to calm irritation, leaving your pores and skin wanting radiant. For hydration and safety there’s vitamin E, Q10 and night primrose. For restore and balancing there’s chia seeds, rose hip, omega 3 and jojoba. For calming and nurturing there’s bisabodol, derived from chamomile and sea buckthorn, whereas rose geranium helps cleanse and clear the pores and skin. I like to make use of a few spots of this oil earlier than my moisturiser in the night in order that it could possibly work wonders whereas I sleep.