I don’t know about you, but this cold winter weather is wrecking my skin! Dry hands, flaking cuticles and it’s time to do something about it. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise, from the inside out. You’ve heard it before, but drinking 1-3 litres of water a day really does make a difference. Not a fan of boring, plain water? Throw in a slice of citrus – lemon, lime, orange – you’ll be amazed how much nicer your water will taste, plus you’re getting an added bonus of vitamin C!
For moisturising & bringing softness back to our skin, we love using the Neal’s Yard Remedies range of hand lotions, creams and body butters. Neal’s Yard Remedies believes, “Health is the most important thing to us. When formulating and making our products, we follow the precautionary principle – which means not using anything we believe could cause you, or the planet harm.
You’ll find this list around the base of our labels. Here’s what it all means:”
NO PARABENS – linked to oestrogen overproduction
NO SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES – many contain synthetic chemicals that are harmful to health
NO GMO INGREDIENTS – not enough is known about the long-term implications
NO animal testing – unnecessary and cruel
NO SILICONES – coat the skin, impeding its natural function
NO PHTHALATES – reported to have toxic impact on human and animal life
NO NANO – not enough is known about the long-term implications
NO MINERAL OILS – derived from petroleum, have a tendency to block the skin
NO EDTA – doesn’t readily biodegrade
NO PROPYLENE GLYCOL – derived from petroleum
NO CARBOMER – derived from petroleum
NO DEA – associated with known carcinogens
NO ACRYLATES – derived from petroleum
NO BHT – linked to breathing and lung impairment
If you’d like to try a product from the Neal’s Yard range, just let us know. We have a number of samples we’d be happy to send you!