We’ve had a bit of a thing going on with the Neal’s yard Frankincense range, since it started. The original frankincense cream appeared in our first ‘anti-ageing’ book, Feel Fab Forever, in 1998, then in a serialisation in YOU Magazine – and not only did the product sell out on the back of that, but it created a world-wide shortage of blue glass, in order to fulfill demand.
So, naturally, we were curious to try this – but ending up handing it over to a somewhat broke, moisturiser-less friend in her own of skincare need. (Because that’s what you do.) She’s thoroughly impressed, reporting back: ‘The difference really shows, in the morning. With my previous cream, I’d get up and apply a moisturiser first thing because my skin felt dry, but now I don’t even think about it. Skin supple and moisturised in the morning – lots of compliments about turning the clock back…’ And as she can be trusted to tell-it-like-it-is, that’s good enough for us.
Naturally, it features lashings of frankincense – such a potently age-defying ingredient that it was used to preserve mummies – but also peptides, and a ‘plant stem cell’ ingredient from gardenia, alongside organic argan oil, and oils of baobab, macadamia, grapeseed (and turmeric), to enhance elasticity and suppleness.
Wise women, take note.