We’re all familiar with the saying ‘you are what you eat’, and no one waxes lyrical on the subject better than blogger, author and nutrition-guru, Deliciously Ella, who has just collaborated with Neal’s Yard Remedies on an exciting new launch. Not just satisfied with changing the way she ate, Ella Woodward recognised the benefits of switching to natural and organic skincare too. Having already worked with the Neal’s Yard team on developing recipes for their superfood blends, Ella’s first range for skin is the Rose, Lime & Cucumber range.
I was already a Deliciously Ella fan, so I really really wanted to like these, and upon opening the sweet floral packaging I certainly wasn’t disappointed to see that the moisturiser and facial wash are both housed in the oh-so-pretty classic NYR blue bottles. The moisturiser costs £25 and the wash £16. Both have handy pumps, which I really like for minimal fuss application as let’s face it, the last thing you need on a Monday morning when half asleep is the first world problem of scrabbling for caps and lids! The recognisable scent of rose greeting me as I pumped the moisturising lotion onto my hand, followed by refreshing notes of cucumber and lime reminding me of a tarte summer cocktail. Suitable for all skin types, the product melts gloriously into the skin without being greasy, and I found that despite its strong scent, was really very gentle on my sensitive skin.
Before using the moisturiser, I’ve been trying out the facial wash which as well as the key ingredients also has blueberries, sea salt, pumpkin seed, avocado and coconut oils. Delish. I read that Ella wanted the products the smell beautiful and feel great on the skin too, and radiance and natural glow were key. I have to say she’s nailed it. I halted my usual routine in place of just these two bottles for two-weeks, and my skin has never been happier. Using the products has been like a breath of fresh air, making me realise I don’t need a thousand and one lotions and potions, and that if the contents is good enough, you can keep things simple.