Neal's Yard Remedies in North Laine

Wild Rose Beauty Balm is a multi-purpose product
Wild Rose Beauty Balm is a multi-purpose product

I love the ethos, products, and blue-glass packaging at Neal's Yard Remedies in the North Laine.

I love the ethos, products, and blue-glass packaging at Neal's Yard Remedies in the North Laine.

Its "Save the Bees" campaign is cool and for Father's Day on Sunday the men's grooming sets have 15% off, plus free lip-gloss or lipstick.

I decided to sample the mature skin facial care because I know it is really outstanding. Last September, there was a huge buzz around the new Frankincense Intense (£55 for 50g) when it came out. I can attest to the luxurious delight of using this rich but easily absorbed cream and it really lives up to its reputation.

In addition to its powerful ability to fight the signs of ageing, gardenia plant stem cell technology supports the no-compromise ethos of Neal’s Yard Remedies, providing a highly-sustainable way to harness non-GMO, eco-friendly plants and preserve bio-diversity. If expense were no object, I would use this every day; it is absolutely worth the money and performs the best under daily make-up.

Neal's Yard Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Oil (£26.75 for 30ml) will go further if you are on a budget. Frankincense Oil is renowned for its tightening and toning effects; it improves skin texture and beats the signs of ageing.

Myrrh Oil stimulates as a skin-preserver and helps to delay wrinkles. Turmeric Root has significant anti-oxidant properties. Baobab Oil is the wild card in this collection: a cold-pressed seed oil from African trees - with Omega 3, 6 and 9 and Vitamin E - which has collagen-protective properties that improve suppleness. The base includes macadamia seed, apricot kernel, evening primrose, hemp seed, and grape seed oils.

Penny for penny, my dry-ish but somewhat pampered face responds best to a douse of the strongest support I can lay my hands on. Wild Rose Beauty Balm (£37 for 50g) comes with an organically-grown muslin cloth and is a truly multi-purpose product. It is no exaggeration to say that a liberal overnight soak in this took 10 years off me after an excessively-good time at Kemptown Carnival.

Balms give a deep glow that radiate health!