Neal’s Yard Remedies is such a great brand in terms of quality and ethics with their belief that beauty should be natural, not synthetic and they also believe in nature, honesty and transparency, and your right to know what goes into the products you buy. I’ve tried a fair few of their products since I started blogging and I’ve always liked what I’ve tried, and their products are always very giftable as the packaging is lovely and more importantly, the products work. The newest launch from the brand is the Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense collection which consists of a number products, and I have two of the range’s newest additions; the Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Serum and the Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Beauty Boost Nutritional Supplements, both of which I have so I can go into a little more detail about them.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Serum 30ml £75
The Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Serum is their newest clinically proven serum and is described as a “mindful beauty breakthrough with targeted lifting technology, it works to visibly lift, plump and recontour skin that’s starting to show the second signs of ageing” with pretty impressive stats listed below which are based on consumer trials on 100 women over 4 weeks.
The serum is also supposedly clinically proven to help you stress less by promoting a sense of relaxation and wellbeing through the aromatic benefits of frankincense resin extract and frankincense essential oil. Neal’s Yard Remedies are the first company to use the first certified organic frankincense from Oman in their cosmetics. Frankincense is a costly substance which is why this serum carries a hefty price tag, but it’s a very effective ingredient which is why Neal’s Yard created their Frankincense Intense collection.
82% agree their skin feels tighter*
87% agree their skin feels hydrated*
After 1 week
84% agree their skin tone looks more even and radiant*
84% agree the therapeutic aroma helps promote a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing*
After 2 weeks
88% agree their skin feels firmer and more toned*
85% agree the therapeutic aroma helps them to feel less stressed*
After 4 weeks
83% agree their skin looks visibly lifted*
83% agree their deep lines and wrinkles appear reduced*
The serum is best applied to cleansed skin morning and night by squeezing two drops from the glass pipette onto your fingertips and ‘inhale the aroma for a few moments’ and apply the serum to the face and neck with a light, upwards, stroking motion until fully absorbed. Neal’s Yard Remedies recommend using the serum underneath your moisturiser for best results, and it’s said to be suitable for all skin types. The serum is packaged within the trademark NYR blue glass to help preserve the ingredients within the serum, and it does look and feel very luxurious.
I have to be honest, I don’t love the scent of the serum as it has quite a strong herbal scent which feels a little overpowering whilst massaging it into the skin, but the scent does dissipate after around twenty minutes. The serum has a slightly off white colour, but has a typical serum consistency with good viscosity which is easy to massage into the skin. After massaging it into my skin, it really does make everything feel firmer and tighter but I don’t have wrinkles that need tightening just yet but still I definitely noticed a tightening of my skin; in a good way.
I can’t comment on feeling relaxed by the aroma as I don’t love it, but if you like therapeutic scents, I think it would have a soothing effect as it quite heavily scented without any artificial fragrances either. I’m going to pass this onto my Mum to use as I don’t feel like my skin is the optimal skin type for the claims but I’ve certainly enjoyed using it so far, and I know she’ll love it as she’s used their products for over 20 years now and I remember her ordering their products via their mail order catalogues way before internet shopping was a ‘thing’.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Beauty Boost Nutritional Supplement 60 Capsules £20
The Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense are nutritional supplements in capsule form which are designed to boost beauty from within. They contains vitamin C which contributes to normal collagen formation, biotin and zinc to help maintain healthy skin, selenium and zinc help maintain healthy hair and nails, copper contributes to normal skin pigmentation and are free from fillers and binders. The directions are to take two capsules daily with a meal.
Although I’ve not tried them myself, they do sound really impressive, especially if the reviews on the NYR site are anything to go by but I can’t take supplements right now for medical reasons. Instead, I’ve gifted them to my friend to try as she loves taking beauty supplements so they’ve not gone to waste, but I wanted to let you know about them regardless incase you were interested in them.
Although not part of the Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense collection, I recently got my hands on the new Neal’s Yard Remedies Eat Beautiful £16.99 book which I wanted to share alongside the collection as I love a good beauty book. I’ve previously featured the Neal’s Yard Remedies Beauty Book which I still read quite often, so I’m thrilled they’ve released another book as they’re packed with amazing information.
This particular book is said to be a visual guide to ageing well from within, this book helps you to discover how eating for your age can improve your skin health and enhance your wellbeing with over 100 nourishing recipes, revolutionise your beauty regime from within, boost your natural radiance and eat yourself beautiful from top to toe.
Each in-depth chapter is beautifully illustrated and explores how eating the right foods can make a visible difference to your skin, hair, body, hands and feet, and teeth whatever your age. Focusing on specific beauty problems and age-related concerns, from fragile hair and acne to cellulite and stretchmarks, the illustrated spreads pinpoint which foods to bring into your diet and explain how their incredible nutritional benefits can tackle key areas of concern.
The nutritionally balanced meal planners guide you through choosing the right recipes to promote an array of beauty benefits, and there is guidance on eating for the seasons and suggestions for healthy food swaps to help nourish your body and enhance your natural glow.
There are so many amazing tips, and guides on what to eat and avoid with different skin and health conditions as well as recipes too. The book is packed with beautiful imagery, and it’s one of those books which are really hard to put down as every page is packed with interesting information. I think this book would appeal to absolutely anyone that likes beauty as it covers everything; hair, skin, body, teeth and even feet with lots of easy to read information which is nicely sectioned with colour coded chapters – well worth a look if you’re into beauty books in my opinion.
I would love to know if you’ve tried either of the two skincare products or the new book?