Neals Yard Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Serum

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 23 - 2010

There are two types of people in this world.  Those that eat McDonald’s gherkins with reckless abandon and those that peer at their open burgers, fingertips poised like pincers ready to remove the offending article.  Usually, those second type of people flick their gherkins (not a euphemism) in my direction.  LOVE them.

I can’t say the same for the scent of frankincense though.  My mother boarded at convent school and can’t get enough of the pungent resin which is said to contain healing properties that promote the well-being of both the body and the soul.

Neals Yard have based an entire collection on the aromatic resin and it’s at the very heart of their anti-ageing skincare range.  I’ve been trialling the Neals Yard Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Serum for the last 4 weeks and scent-aside, it’s been an absolute pleasure to use.

[stextbox id=”custom” caption=”Ingredients” ccolor=”ffffff” bcolor=”b0c4de” bgcolor=”e6e6fa”]Aqua (Water), Glycerin*, Sucrose distearate, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Centella asiatica (Gotu kola) extract*, Palmitoyl tripeptide-5, Vaccinium corymbosum (Blueberry) oil, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) root extract, Sodium hyaluronate, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Citrus bergamia (Bergamot) peel oil expressed*, Citrus nobilis (Mandarin) peel oil expressed*, Tocopherol, Xanthan gum, Cetyl alcohol, Sucrose stearate, Levulinic acid, Potassium sorbate, Citral, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool.

*Organically produced ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. Made with 41% organic ingredients. This is a vegan product.

[/stextbox]

When I began to use the serum, I was looking forward to experiencing a continued reduction in redness (thanks to anti inflammatory ingredients such as Turmeric) and whilst I can’t say that my skin tone has improved further… I’m definitely not suffering from any increased redness despite external factors that would usually cause me problems.  The central heating has gone on since I’ve started using this serum and temperatures outside have dropped considerably.  On this count, I’m impressed.

It’s November now and I’d also usually be doing daily battle with dryness… I have a few drops of my Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream left but I’m not having to use it.  So far (touch wood), my skin… which would normally be parched above my eyebrows, under my eyes and around my mouth… is completely normal.  Can I put this solely down to the serum?

No, my moisturiser isn’t the same as last year and neither is my diet.  There are too many other factors that could be influencing my skin but my gut instinct is telling me that the immediate moisture boost I can feel this giving my skin is definitely helping to keep my skin hydrated day in and day out.

Above all else, Neals Yard Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Serum is a joy to use.  A thin, slightly oily cream that melts into my skin immediately hydrating and softening.  It leaves a non-greasy base that welcomes my night cream without demanding it.

After washing my face, I pat my skin a couple of times to remove excess drips and apply this while my skin is still slightly damp… I find that this is key to squeezing the full benefits from the product and makes all the difference to how soft and hydrated my skin feels after application.

At £39.50 for 30ml, it’s not an inexpensive product though it spreads so well (especially on damp skin) that I could probably eke out daily usage for an minimum of three months.

Neals Yard Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Serum is available to buy online or instore at Neals Yard.


5 Responses to “Neals Yard Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Serum”

  1. konni says:

    Does the smell stick around after application? Either way this stuff sounds fabulous. I’m a sucker for a serum.

    And I’ll fight you for the gherkins 😀

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Julia Arenas says:

    Hey, I love pickles! Almost thought I was the only person on earth who ate the pickle first…people pass me theirs by default :) My parents always give me theirs :).

    Yey something random in common! I love sour preserves, vinaigrettes… yikes my mouth’s watering…sorry the comment has nothing to do with the product post. LOL!

    Anyone for balsamic vinegar. salt and strawberries? (slurp)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Joy says:

    Lol, I love the start of your post, about gherkins! I love them too – my hubby always picks them out (with a sneer of disgust on his face) and puts them in mine!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. tiptoe shortbread says:

    Eh yum to gherkins and yum to this, looks fab……I can just imagine the gorgeous smell….

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. Elsie Barley says:

    It sounds lovely and so do the gherkins!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Guest Reviewer Please!

Anyone up for doing a guest review for me? I have been given a sample for review consideration but it’s too dark for me. This …

Nails Inc Limited Edition Crystal Nail Polish

For the girl who has everything, priced at £15 each. Click the image to go to the Nails Inc Christmas Shop. They Say: For the …

Do you lighten up for the Summer?

I received the press release for Urban Decay‘s new tinted moisturiser range that’ll be hitting our shores soon and it’s got me thinking… Do you …

Zoya Yara NOTD

I went on a bit of a Zoya splurge a few weeks ago, admittedly… it was a small one.  Those lovely people at customs and …

Home Shopping Uncovered... Inside QVC...

Hmmm… that makes this post sound far more dramatic and exciting than it actually is. Perhaps if myself and VexintheCity hadn’t been gently chaperoned to …

We have a winner (that was quick!)

You’re all far too nerdy!  Put those makeup brushes down and go get some fresh air! Well done to Nina who correctly guessed Ben Nye …

Facebook Giveaway!

Looking for some on-trend nail polishes to srpuce up your collection? Then look no further! Win these new Boots No7 Nail Polishes in must-have shades …

Urban Decay Hashbury NOTD

I’m having a bizarre relationship with this nail polish from the Urban Decay Summer of Love nail set… When I first saw Hashbury, I was …

EOTD - Winter Berries

This week feels like it’s dragging… and it’s only Tuesday!!  Let’s have a quick Eye of the Day for a few minutes distraction… Eyes: Inner …

Soap just got more interesting...

I bet there are generations reading this post right now who grew up without ever using an old-fashioned bar of soap as part of their …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

COMMENTS

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads