Absolutely LOVING these products I was sent to try out from Mary Elizabeth Bodycare.
Before I talk about the products individually in a little more detail, I just wanted to tell you a little about the company and products generally. The ethos is simple. Natural, organic, effective products to help you look good and feel good. There are no boxes, to save on wasteful packaging. Each product contains enough essential oils to ensure that they have all the beneficial properties of the oils, rather than just a minimal token amount to enable the company to list them in the ingredients, all products have undergone all EU testing requirements as well as challenge and stability testing and finally Meadowfoam Oil is used in the moisturiser and balm. This is a fairly new oil in skincare, is apparently supernourishing and makes any product “luxurious and high end” according to current reviews of the oil, I know nothing of Meadowfoam Oil but will be investigating!
In 2010 Cecilia Rathe had skin cancer, and whilst the treatment for the cancer was successful, it left her skin raw, irritated and with a high possibility scarring. She tried various products to no avail but being a fully qualified aromatherapist, it was only a matter of time before she used her knowledge and skills and created a product herself…which worked. And Mary Elizabeth Body Care was born.
Here’s a quick run down of the products.
Camellia and Geranium Gentle Face Scrub 50g £12.50
A beautiful facial scrub made with Camellia Oil, Avocado Oil, Geranium and Lavender oils and rich in Vitamin E. This is beautiful, you just massage into your skin, dampen, massage again and then remove, you can use this once daily, but I’ve been using it probably every couple of days, only because that’s the best way I can fit it into my already working very well regime. Would definitely without question recommend and re-buy.
Frankincense and Rose Moisturiser 50g £21.50
What a beautiful moisturiser. I think you can see in my photograph, it has the most beautiful texture. At first you think this might not absorb too well, as it feels richer than you think when you apply it, but actually it’s mere moments before it’s disappeared into your skin. By the time I’ve reached into my drawer to decide on the day’s foundation, my skin is ready to go. Its full of beautiful ingredients, Jojoba, Meadowfoam, Frankincense, Rose, Vitamin E, Lavender… it smells beautiful and it feels beautiful.
Juniper and Jojoba Hand Cream 50g £9.50
Another beautiful product. Jojoba Oil, Calendula Oil, Juniper, Geranium, Chamomile… oh it really is lovely. This is by no means a heavy handcream, but it’s certainly moisturising and has become my bedside table handcream of choice, joining the elite products that make part of my bedtime ritual. This is a handcream but you could use it anywhere, I’ve used it on my rough upper arms with some success.
Finally the Nuture Balm with Spearmint and Tea Tree 15ml £6.50
This is the only product I’ve not used a great deal, for no other reason than that Tea Tree and I are not the best of friends and I have many problems with it in the past. When using on wound they get worse, when used on spots they get worse and so it is with this that I’ve only tentatively given this a whirl, and that was on my cuticles. It has a lovely texture, and if you are not weird with tea tree like I am, then you can use this anywhere, lips, heels, elbows, cuticles… anywhere.
What a lovely brand, truly, the products feel like they’ve been made with lots of tlc and are truly beautiful.
At the present time the products are available only from the Mary Elizabeth website but I hear a couple of national online stores are interested in stocking the brand so watch this space.
*Disclosure – PR Samples*