I was very happy to recently receive a surprise package through the post. Opening it up to find a couple of beauty products from the Andrea Garland Beauty Range, stocked at on-line boutique Let It Reign. I have posted about Let It Reign before (here and here), a local seller of all things good and British. The shop stocks some really lovely pieces that I am unable to find in my home-town and has just recently started to sell beauty products as well as their usual accessories, home-ware, stationery and gift ideas. The two products I was sent are the Rose & Hazelnut Day Cream and the Lemon Balm Body Gloss.
Andrea Garland's Natural Beauty Range is based on her love of all things vintage and all things natural. Every product is lovingly handmade from scratch in her beauty emporium based in Hackney, London. All ingredients are natural, sourced from ethical suppliers and as many as possible are organic to ensure a more considerate, holistic and gentle approach to skincare.
Upon first glance, I really loved the apothecary-style traditional bottle and jar of the products I was sent, as well as the cute illustrations printed upon the waterproof labels. Just the right mix of modern and vintage whilst remaining rather eye-catching. I have been using both products everyday since I received them. I love mostly the very natural aromatherapy scents they each have. The day cream is light but still very moisturising and has proved to be a very good base for the SPF50 I use each morning before applying my liquid foundation. Both the SPF and foundation glide onto my skin after using the moisturiser, without being too creamy or too oily.
And the Body Gloss I have been using on my arms and legs. For some reason in the winter I suffer terribly from itchy skin, especially on my legs (I blame the constant wearing of tights). But this oil has managed to give my skin some deep moisturisation, sinking into my skin very quickly without leaving behind any oily residue. And with this product also, the scent is so natural, it really sits very well with any other fragrances I have been wearing at the same time.
If you fancy trying out anything from the Andrea Garland Beauty Range for yourself, Let It Reign are offering my readers 20% off any item from the range until 30th April, using the code LIRAG20. Happy shopping!