Following the lovely treatment that I had at Neal’s Yard Spa on the King’s Road earlier this year, I impulse purchased a load of products. Because I am a sucker. But that’s my lot in life to buy lots of natural beauty products and then report back to you all what I think! I’ll be honest, my reaction was a bit ho-hum to the products. I have been obsessed for more than a year now tackling the problem I have with sun spots on my face. I swear nothing ages a woman more than sun spots, except maybe wrinkles, but fortunately those aren’t an issue for me yet (please, don’t hate me.) So I will continue to be obsessed with those pesky little brown pigmentations on my face. Let’s face it every generation has their own worries!
Here’s the list of products that I tested below. I used up every last drop of all of them before I felt qualified to give my opinion.
Brightening Serum Treatment - After cleansing I applied the treatment to my “problem” areas, near the corners of my cheeks where sun spots abound (which is totally bizarre because you’d think they’d be more on my nose and cheeks where the sun has a better chance of getting to my skin!) The product was easy to use although the smell was a little too crunchy granola for my taste. Although being in a glass bottle, the top was easy to open and close and easily packed without leaking.
Daily Brightening Moisturizer - I used this too twice daily after I applied the Brightening Serum treatment. I liked the smell of this a little bit better. Packed with African Star grass, Tara, and vitamin C this moisturizer contains 95% organic ingredients. That’s as high a ratio as you’ll ever see so kudos to the formulation team!
Wild Rose Daily Moisture SPF 30 - What’s the point in trying to attack sun spots if you’re just going to go out into the world without SPF?! As far as this mineral sunscreen goes, it was the first to be certified by the Soil Association and I actually quite liked using it. It glides on nicely and doesn’t feel chalky or like you’re wearing a mask. I applied it a few times a day when I was on a beach holiday and I didn’t get burned on my face. The color is just a little off-white so it helps you to not look like Caspar the Ghost when you apply it.
All in all I felt that while my skin tone was a little more even, no noticeable difference was made on the sun spots that plague me the most. I’m starting to wonder if “natural” products have the power to really tackle things like sunspots. But then again I think that I should be kinder to myself and not obsess so much over vain things like sun spots. On another impulse I bought 4 products from the Comvita Olive White Brighteningrange. I’ll let you know whether I see any more improvements in my complexion from these products.