When we went on our little weekend trip to Bournemouth, one evening I had my makeup done professionally as a lovely treat from Liam’s Mum. Now, I was kind of dreading it as I was worried I’d end up looking like a drag queen, but it actually came out looking really natural.
Anyway, I explained to the makeup artist that one of the reasons I don’t really wear makeup is because my skin doesn’t take too kindly to it – particularly around the edges of my nose which tend to either go super oily or depressingly dry. It’s not a good look.
Straight away the makeup lady (Amy) offered a solution – Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Hydrating Cream.
She told me that the reason the skin around my nose is so stupid is because it’s trying to compensate for lack of moisture, or by using heavy moisturiser the skin dries up to reduce the levels of water. Or something like that, I forget her exact phrasing.
And it really is lovely – it smells nice, and makes my skin feel all silky smooth. The flakiness (nice) around my nose disappears, and make up glides on much easier on the rare occasion I do wear it. The cream itself is not as rich as I used to use, and no where near as heavy. This is good for my skin, but does take a little more work to ensure it is spread properly. I bought my own pot in a Cyber Monday sale and use it everyday in the morning.
I’d definitely recommend giving this cream a go if you’ve got sensitive/combo skin that suffers a bit from over or under moisturisation. It is also apparently good for ageing skin, so hopefully it’s something I’ll continue to use when I start getting wrinkly.
NYR claim that it provides up to 24 hours moisturisation, although I’d put it more at 12 (but perhaps this is just because of the harsh weather we’ve had lately). You can view, and buy the cream here.