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The power of organic – our summer skincare must-haves


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The power of organic – our summer skincare must-haves

As summer starts to make an appearance, here are three of our favourite organic ingredients for radiant skin through the summer months and beyond – with proven results.

The Power of Rosehip

What are rosehips?

Rosehips are berry-like fruits, typically fiery red and orange in colour. They form after the successful pollination of the flowers commonly known as Dog Roses, and ripen in late summer.

A much-loved ingredient in skincare, rosehip oil is rich in essential fatty acids that help to moisturise and support the skin barrier. Its high concentration of A, B and E vitamins make the extract a proven, natural remedy for dull or pigmented skin.

Rich in antioxidants, rosehip oil works to restore radiance and nourish the skin's surface, leaving your skin feeling soft, supple and ready for the summer months ahead.

Suitable for: All skin types

Recommended for: Hyperpigmentation, dry skin types

Benefits: Radiance and hydration

Where do we source it?

The radiance-boosting rosehips that go into our Wild Rose Collection start their life growing on the hillsides surrounding the town of Svrljig, in rural, south-eastern Serbia.

Our partners in Svrljig operate a family-run business, helping us to wild-harvest our rosehips alongside the 120 others that they collect from the area.

Spotlight on: Wild Rose Beauty Balm & Organic Rosehip Oil Booster

Wild Rose Beauty Balm

The award winning one-pot-wonder, our Wild Rose Beauty Balm is a rich blend of organic rosehip oil, hemp seed, jojoba and borage oils which nourish and hydrate the skin with glowing results.

Carefully crafted to simplify and enhance any skincare routine, this enriching balm truly is a master of multitasking – cleansing and nourishing skin, highlighting cheeks and taming brows. The perfect sink-side saviour, or rosehip skincare ritual for your summer travels.

Organic Rosehip Oil Booster

This gentle face oil is a favourite, proven to moisturise the skin while helping to reduce the appearance of hyper-pigmentation over time. Our organic rosehip oil, already naturally vitamin rich, is expertly paired with additional antioxidant vitamin E to deliver a boost for the skin that quenches and nourishes.

90% agree skin is visibly radiant using the Wild Rose AHA Toner *

*Based on a consumer trial with 109 women after two weeks of use

83% agree the eye area looks brighter instantly using the Wild Rose Eye Brightener *

*Based on a consumer trial with 119 women after two weeks of use

The Power of Calendula

What is calendula?

If you're a long-term Neal's Yard Remedies fan, you'll know about our love for Calendula. We've been using calendula for decades in our beauty and wellbeing products, grown within our organic gardens in Peacemarsh, Dorset.

Traditionally used for its soothing and restorative benefits, calendula supports against oxidative stress with its rich antioxidant composition. With natural skin soothing properties, this ingredient helps to reinforce your skin against warm-weather stressors.

Enjoy a breadth of natural and organic skincare made with our very own calendula essence, blended and infused across a range of our products like our Calendula Cleanser and Calendula Cream to help soothe, calm and deeply nourish the skin.

Suitable for: All skin types

Great for: Sensitive skin types, dry skin types

Benefits: Antioxidant, soothing

Where do we source it?

Harvested with zero-waste at our eco-manufacturing facility in Peacemarsh, the bright, sunshine yellow marigolds, from which we carefully extract our organic calendula, are a homegrown treasure.

Just a few steps away from our organic gardens, the marigolds are steeped in a mixture of alcohol and water before being pressed. The alcohol is used to extract the active constituents of the calendula to create a potent botanical blend and preserve its natural beauty benefits. Soil Association-approved, our calendula tincture is of the highest organic standard.

When the marigolds are pressed, the marc that remains – a cake of beautiful, pressed plant material – is added to our compost bins. After 6 to 10 months, we use the compost all around our gardens to grow more plants, and the cycle continues.

Spotlight on: Calendula Cleanser

This gentle and mild cleansing cream washes away make-up and everyday impurities to leave your face feeling fresh and clean.

The blend of organic calendula and jojoba is enriched with natural skin-conditioning botanical oils to soften and soothe, ideal for sensitive skin types.

The Power of Mahonia

What is Mahonia?

An evergreen shrub, mahonia roots and bark have long been used in traditional herbal medicine practices, thanks to its ability to support the body in its natural detoxification process.

Our unique mahonia tincture blend has astringent properties which help purify and tighten pores, reducing blemishes and congestion. An active addition to any skincare routine, mahonia assists in the regulation of natural oiliness, to clarify and balance the surface of the skin, leaving behind a soft, natural glow.

Suitable for: All skin types

Great for: Sensitive skin types, blemish-prone skin types, oily skin types

Benefits: regulates oiliness, cleansing, clarifying

Where do we source it?

Sourced from the Organic Herb Trading Company, our mahonia is steeped and extracted our mahonia is steeped and extracted at our eco-manufacturing facility in Dorset, to harvest the unique herbal tincture. We use organic alcohol in our careful extraction, which encourages the clarifying and purifying properties of botanicals.

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