Until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t heard of Mary Elizabeth Skincare. A skincare range that is not only natural and organic but has a heart warming story behind its creation. The company first launched its products back in June 2012. How have I not come across these before? Mother and Daughter team Cecilia and Claire have created a brand that is not only stylish but natural, effective and sustainable.
After being diagnosed with skin cancer and having been left with skin in a poor condition that was prone to scarring, Cecilia used her aromatherapy training and holistic therapy background to develop the beginnings of what would be an incredible journey into skincare developed for those with even the most sensitive skin.
I’ve been using the Mary Elizabeth Skincare Juniper and Jojoba Hand Cream* over the last few weeks. It has been quite a godsend especially as my skin has gone from hot climates to chilly air, and my hands have been taking the brunt of the cool weather. Quite thick in consistency, it makes a perfect hand cream to form a barrier against the elements. Enriched with vitamins, jojoba and calendula oils and beautifully scented with juniper, geranium and chamomile. My hands feel so soft and where I would usually have dry skin around my nails, it has helped immensely.
My favourite product from Mary Elizabeth Skincare is the Frankincense and Rose Moisturiser*. It smells absolutely divine and although it states it can be used as a day or night cream, I prefer to use it at night. Maybe it’s the scent of the cream that really relaxes me but I find that I have been drifting off a lot easier when I have been using it. The cream is a tad thicker than what I would use on my skin for day time use so I tend to save it for evenings, or I will use it on no make up days. I find that my make up doesn’t work particularly well with it, although I am used to wearing a very light water based moisturiser for the day. The rose oils within the cream also help with signs of ageing. I will look 22 again!
The Mary Elizabeth Skincare range isn’t huge but from what I have tried, I’m really impressed. My skin isn’t very sensitive so I tried the creams out on my Aunty, who suffers from eczema. She has used both products on her sore, broken skin and has given the thumbs up that it really does help with sensitive skin and caused no irritation or angered the skin any further. This is great news for people who have problematic skin but don’t want a basic no frills product. As my Aunty said, it was nice to use such a luxurious cream that didn’t make her hands and face sore. We love products like that!