This month I’m focusing on the brand new Frankincense Intense Cleansing Melt. Sometimes we all need a boost, a treat, a pick-me up and this gorgeous melting cleanser is exactly that. This multi texture cleanser feels soooo indulgent and not only is amazingly good for the complexion but also our mental health as it’s packed full of frankincense, bergamot, mandarin and turmeric for good measure! I first tried this at the Neal’s Yard Conference at the beginning of March – when life was very different, just before lockdown, and fell in love with it then. Of course, I already knew (and loved) the Frankincense Intense range with all its magical anti-aging goodness but the feel of this is completely different.
When I squeeze it out of the tube it comes out as a thick clear gel, which I then apply to my face and gently begin to massage in. As it warms with my skin temperature it melts into an oil which is much easier to massage and much better for cleaning the dirt and pollutants from my pores. (Keep an eye out for my online facial workshops where I will show how to apply this and how to cleanse effectively.) When I feel I’ve enjoyed enough of a massage and cleansed sufficiently, I remove it by adding a little water and the oil turns white and milky so that I can wipe it away easily without leaving an oily residue. It does however leave my skin feeling really very soft and moisturised.
Whilst I have used the Calendula Cleanser for many years, this has now become my special cleanser – you know, for days when it’s all been a bit of challenge or I’m not quite feeling myself. The smell of the frankincense and mild citrus background is automatically uplifting and soothing on the mind and I know that my skin will benefit from the Boswellia Sacra essential oil that will sink in deep and ease out some of the fine lines gathering around my eyes and mouth.
At the conference I was given a pack of sample sachets and asked in a previous newsletter for volunteers to try it out for me, so I could gauge what everyone else felt about it too. Here are some of the comments I received back: