This week sees the Chelsea Flower Show celebrate its 100th anniversary, so we thought it the perfect time to celebrate all things floral. From fighting signs of ageing and blemishes to repairing and firming, these products pack some serious flower power.
Not only do lilies work magic on pigmentation problems (they inhibit the melanin production in pigment producing cells of the skin), they contain glycolic acid (which helps to rid of you dead skin whilst boosting regeneration) and they smell divine. Providing a light, cleansing and soothing scent, they are also purifying and strengthening – a pretty powerful combination. Inspired by the lilies and jasmine of summertime, the new fragrance from Cath Collins combines sizzling citrus with white lilies, jasmine and cassis. With an oriental base of cedarwood, patchouli and oakmoss – it’s the ultimate, seductive summer scent.
You too can look as beautiful as these bright blooms, for the hibiscus flower is nature’s answer to Botox. Really. A natural source of AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids), they help to exfoliate, control breakouts, speed up cell turnover, increase moisture and improve elasticity. Try the Ushvani Coconut & Hibiscus Oil – it’s deeply hydrating, packed with vitamin C and can be used on hair too, so you can reap the rewards from head to toe.
This flower isn’t named after the sun for no reason – it actually helps protect skin from harmful UVA rays as it’s rich in vitamin E – nature’s answer to SPF. It also contains fatty acids which help to calm, repair and soften skin, and antioxidant properties which can prevent signs of ageing. This sulphate-free and gorgeously gentle Tay cleanser provides a creamy wash bursting with botanical extracts to help even skin tone and repair damaged skin. The sunflower seed oil maximises water retention whilst minimising breakouts and blemishes with its anti-bacterial properties, and it removes excess oils so your skin is left squeaky clean, soft and supple.
Tay Sunflower & Grape Revitalizing Cleanser – £30 (Cult Beauty are currently offering 30% off Tay – yay!)
For dry, sensitive or inflamed skin – jasmine’s your gem. It’s a natural antiseptic, antidepressant and aphrodisiac, and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. For the ultimate way to boost its beauty benefits, look no further than the Woods of Windsor White Jasmine Moisturising Hand & Body Lotion. Originating from an 18th century apothecary, it is inspired by the charm and nostalgia of an English country garden. This light lotion contains shea butter and grape seed oil to leave you soft and smooth, whilst gently fragranced with exotic white jasmine and ylang ylang.
These bright violet-blue beauties are making a mighty comeback on the scent scene thanks to their soft, sweet, smell and their power to invoke nostalgic memories of English springtime. And now thanks to Neom you can indulge in bluebells everyday with their new limited edition Enchantment home fragrance. Recognising the need to protect our British woodlands and our heritage, £1 from each candle or diffuser sold goes straight to the Woodland Trust who work to plant more trees and protect the precious woodlands where bluebells bloom. In the words of Nicola Elliott, Founder of Neom Organics, it’s a “sparkling, sunny scent to make you feel renewed and uplifted”. A must-have for any home this summer.
Take a look at the story behind Enchantment here: Neom Video – Behind the scenes
words by Frankie Rozwadowska