Neal’s Yard have been on my radar for a couple of years now but until recently the only experience I had of their products was during a massage or facial. But back in November my friend decided to sign up as a consultant so I finally tried the products. In short, Neal’s Yard are a British company set up in London in 1981. Since they started they have been at the front of all things eco, having an eco factory, being carbon neutral and campaigns like ‘Save the Bees’. They are a fantastic company who have never sold out on their beliefs. For that alone I would support them!! However, it turns out their products are pretty good too.
Neal’s Yard products are all organic and have no nasties in them. They believe in full transparency and act on this by adding a percentage on every bottle to show how organic the product actually is. As most other brands they have different ranges for different skin types. I swithered between getting the range for sensitive skin or for my actual skin complaint which is that it is oily and acne prone. In the end I chose the range for oily/ combination skin, Palmarosa. I chose to try the Purifying Palmarosa Toner, Purifying Palmarosa Daily Moisture and the Palmarosa Purifying Facial Mask.
The first thing I noticed when I got the products is that they come in glass bottles and jars. This year one of my aims is to move towards zero waste and glass bottles are a huge tick on this. Plastic is so harmful and unnecessary but glass can be reused. Straight off I was feeling the eco vibe from the company! The next thing with these products is the smell. They don’t have the usual sweet smell of other products but instead have more earthy scents about them. Every time I use them I feel like I have been for a facial as the smell reminds me of being in a spa!
Purifying Palmarosa Toner
Toner is toner in my book and honestly I find it hard to differentiate between one or another. I would be lying if I said this is the best toner I ever used. Though, having said that it is good. It refreshes my skin after washing it and I think my pores are looking a bit smaller after a couple of months of use. Honestly though it is hard to tell!! Either way it certainly has not had any adverse effect on my skin and I do feel it is fresher!
Purifying Palmarosa Daily Moisture
Moisturiser is the hardest product for me to find. You name it I have tried it and it has probably left my skin feeling sore or itchy. This one, however, has been great! My skin feels so much smoother than it ever has whilst not being at all oily. My redness, which I get from either having breakouts, patches of dry skin or some sort of allergic reaction have also all but disappeared (it’s good, but not quite miracle working!). In addition to this for the first time in my life I have stopped wearing foundation every day. The confidence I now have in my skin is such a good feeling and it is 100% down to this skin care range.
Palmarosa Purifying Facial Mask
As with the other products as soon as I opened the tub this just looked like it belonged in a Spa. The mask is a lovely thick mixture which smoothes easily on to your skin. It asks for only a thin layer too so I think you could get a lot more wears out of this little tub than the official number it gives. After a couple of minutes of putting on the mask it starts to feel a bit tight, but in a good way. I feel my skin tingle ever so slightly the longer it stays on. After it is removed my skin is always super soft. Every time I use this the next day my skin has the exact same feeling as I have after a professional facial. This product is just lovely, I can’t really say more than that!
If you are looking for some new cruelty free skincare products I highly recommend giving Neal’s Yard a try. It is a network marketing company so you may even have a friend who sells it and can let you try the products first too. My skincare routine has changed numerous times since I started up this blog as I like to try new products but I think this range is something I will struggle to stop using. The products are such a high standard and everything about them from the packaging to the scents just ooze luxury to me.
Have you given them a try? What did you think?