There are so many beauty products on the high street inspired by ingredients from faraway places - here are five of our favourites.
1. Essence of Morocco® Organic and Pure Nourishing Facial Argan Oil
Argan oil has been used for centuries by Moroccan women for its unique skincare properties and now the Essence of Morocco® Organic and Pure Nourishing Facial Argan Oil, is bringing all of these qualities packed into one easy bottle that is perfect to carry in your bag.
Extracted from the finest quality, non-toasted kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree, this facial oil is like pearly softness to your skin. It has nothing in it but Argan oil, a famous Moroccan ingredient, and is naturally lightly scented and not deodorised. The oil is non-greasy and is rapidly absorbed – something I can vouch for after testing it for a week. It’s best to apply the oil in small amounts and in circular motions on your face and neck; the key is to take your time rubbing the oil into your face, to gain the best results.
For me, the oil instantly awoke my tired skin, drew out a natural glow and brightened up my complexion over the few days I’ve been using it. It helps that the oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, as this keeps skin nourished, hydrated and protected throughout the day.
Available from www.esofmo.com - £22.85.
Infused with a chill factor of a Arctic, this is a great products for dry or sensitive skin. Marks and Spencer says: "A deeply reparative moisturising skin replenisher, the Arctic Hydrating Balm harnesses cryogenic technology from the Arctic and Antarctic to soothe and repair super dry, sensitive skin.
"Antarticine, a glycoprotein extracted from an Antarctic glacier helps to prevent damaging, Red Arctic Algae, soothes skin and fights free radical damage for healthier tone and texture, Gooseberry Extract regulates skin temperature and eliminates inflammation preventing thermal distress and boosting collagen production.
"The Arctic Oil Blend is composed of Arctic sea buckthorn, cranberry, cloudberry, strawberry and lingonberry oils to help soothe skin and fight free radicals that can lead to premature aging."
A lovely luxurious treat for your hands and feet that also smells lovely and leaves skin feeling soft and enriched. The Body Shop says: "This rich, buttery cream is inspired by African tribal spa rituals. It cares for hardworking hands and feet, and dry elbows and knees."
Benefitting all skin types this is a must-have cleansing oil for those really looking to take care of their skin. Houseof Fraser says: "Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil 150ml. The beauty of cleansing oil is that it is the most effective way to remove all impurities creating the best skin condition. - Shu Uemura.
"The precious essence of 8 exquisite botanical origin oils has been merged together. Those were carefully sought out from Chinese medicines and beauty oils all over the world proven to have the highest skincare efficacy for a petal-soft silky smooth sensation.
"8 exquisite oils from botanical origin for ultimate solution to 8 skin benefits; powerful yet gentle botanical origin removal system for superb cleansing. It removes effortless all kinds of make-up and impurities. Skin feels soften, conditioned, hydrated, nourished from within and glows with a new radiance."
Easily soaks in, smells beautiful and works wonders for softening your hands. Marks and Spencer says: "Rice has always been regarded as a vital and precious element in South-East Asia, and since ancient times this beneficial ingredient has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and cosmetic products. Its extract has renowned soothing, protective and velveting properties." And the best thing is that if you take too much out of the pot you can always put it back!
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