I know that the power of real beauty is very irresistible. I have witnessed numerous times how empowering, precious, enriching, captivating, even beguiling it can be; yet in the breath of a negative tone it can equally become and feel very fragile. That genuine beautiful essence in a person can be so quickly vanquished as a result of a careless, throw-away moment or comment.
When it comes to beauty products, the same applies. Sometimes, the beauty and benefits of an original formula can be rapidly weakened by adding in a cheaper or synthetic ingredient; misleading language used on packaging can sabotage the content immediately from its purported effects. I believe a deep visceral passion for beauty is prerequisite before anyone can come up with a fresh new product or concept that will stand the test of time. Beauty is no fool, and she knows exactly who her custodians are. With my work I am on a constant pursuit of beauty, endeavouring to discover and tap into its presence; when those moments occur, I feel it at a primal instinctive level. I only ever share the best of the best in beauty products that I have tried. I write only about people that I believe, truly believe in beauty and who launch idea’s or their products for the enrichment of others.
Therefore today, I want to talk about Olivia Thorpe, the visionary behind VANDEROHE No.1 Nourishing Face Serum. For the love of skincare beauty and her passion to source only the best ingredients, this lady has truly gone that extra global mile. In her pursuit for authentic perfection, she travelled to the original home landscape’s to source the natural ingredients for this face serum to ensure maximum potency. Each oil has been carefully chosen by her for its unique skin healing and mood enhancing properties. I have been using this product specifically over the festive holiday as I have been travelling lots, it is very easy to travel with and use. I follow their proposed ritual and apply 3 drops onto the palm of my hand, I then breathe deeply to allow the oils to stimulate my senses then I massage the oil into my skin, avoiding my eyes. I have been doing this simple ritual now each morning and night for the past 3 weeks and I really enjoy the simplicity of it, my skin has enjoyed the process and is looking great. What I particularly love about this product is that it leaves zero greasy residue on my skin, it disappears immediately into my skin leaving it feeling prepped for my next skincare step. The packaging is divine, the handwritten signature and batch numbers make the product feel very personalised, considered. The serum is not available until Feb. 2017 – but if you love all things organic and beautiful then you will love this product!
The key ingredients & benefits are listed:
Organic Apricot Kernel Oil from Pakistan
The high level of antioxidants in Apricot Kernel Oil helps to fight free radicals and reverse the signs of ageing. Linoleic Acid and Vitamin A have strong anti-inflammatory properties and work to boost cell regeneration. It is ultra nourishing and absorbs into the skin quickly, delivering hydration without clogging pores.
Organic Rosehip Oil from Chile
A rich source of the powerful antioxidants lycopene and beta-carotene, Rosehip oil helps to improve skin texture whilst protecting against premature ageing. Naturally high in vitamins C and E, which protect skin from sun damage, it helps restore skin tone and improves the appearance of pigmentation.
Organic Grapeseed Oil from South Africa
Grapeseed Oil is rich in flavonoids, which help remove free radicals and promote collagen production. The oil’s high level of anti-inflammatory polyphenols slow down the ageing process and prevent breakouts, whilst fatty acids work to strengthen and repair damaged skin tissue and broken capillaries.
Organic Lavender Essential Oil from Bulgaria
One of the most popular essential oils, Lavender inhibits bacteria that can lead to breakouts and acne, balancing the skin’s oil production, whilst soothing dry and itchy skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties calm irritation and reduce redness, whilst its scent helps promote a sense of calm and balance.
Organic Rose Geranium Essential Oil from Egypt
Thanks to its strong anti-bacterial properties Rose Geranium deep cleanses pores and balances sebum secretion, delivering natural skin detoxification. It also helps to heal and reduce the appearance of scars, whilst its aroma has been shown to lift depression and relieve anxiety.
Organic Cedarwood Essential Oil from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
The astringent properties of Cedarwood work to improve skin tone and tighten pores. It has a balancing effect on both dry and oily skin thanks to its natural ability to regulate the secretion of sebum and its anti- inflammatory properties help to reduce skin irritations. Its scent has a calming and soothing effect on the mind.
Organic Neroli Essential Oil from Morocco
Thanks to its natural chemical citral, Neroli is able to promote healthy cell regeneration whilst protecting existing cells. It is an excellent emollient and helps to shrink the appearance of pores whilst keeping skin soft and moisturised. Its beautiful scent helps release pent-up emotions and renew self-confidence.
Organic Roman Chamomile Essential Oil from the UK
Rich in antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, Roman Chamomile helps to soothe and detox inflamed and congested skin. It has been shown to reduce the appearance of pigmentation and scarring, whilst its scent has the power to dissipate anger and promote feelings of calm.
Organic Rose Otto Essential Oil from Bulgaria
Known as the ‘Queen of essential oils’ Rose Otto is one of the most luxurious oils for your skin. Anti- inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent, it soothes irritations, repairs broken capillaries and helps tone and lift your skin, boosting radiance and softness. Its scent promotes self-love and opens your heart to others.
Organic Frankincense Essential Oil from Kenya
Frankincense has been at the heart of ancient rituals for millennia, thanks to its skin boosting and mood enhancing properties. It promotes healthy cell regeneration whilst protecting existing cells, which together with its astringent properties, makes it a powerful anti-ager. Its uplifting scent has a centering effect and promotes a deep sense of inner calm.
Wild Crafted Myrrh from Somalia
One of the most revered essential oils in ancient times, Myrrh has powerful astringent and anti- inflammatory properties. It is able to soothe irritated, cracked and chapped skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst improving skin tone. Its scent uplifts the mind, soothes stress and promotes self-acceptance.