Wednesday 30 April 2014


Eve of St. Agnes Hydrating Body Cream

Mostly everyone has a skincare condition which they are unhappy with and which for some actively causes issues; dry and flaky skin, eczema, an oily t-zone and rashes are just a few examples of problems women battle with on an every day basis. Walking into the health and beauty aisle at your local supermarket or chemist looking for a cure can be a daunting task. Faced with endless rows of options claiming to solve all sorts of skin issues you'll often find that when scrutinising the ingredients, the products on the shelves will probably do more harm than good.

That is where natural skincare brand Eve of St. Agnes comes in. Emma Heywood founded the company in 2011 with the vision to create a skincare company that would produce all-natural skincare products created from the best natural and organic ingredients from Fairtrade and community projects around the world. Suffering from skincare dilemmas herself, she wanted to ensure her products would not be created from generic formulas conceived clinically by people in white coats, but instead that they evolved from the heart.

And that is exactly what she has achieved. Before I'd even had a chance to see if the cream was a right fit for me (it was), I had already fallen head over heels in love with the adorable owl and rose drawings on the front of the box which presented the product as a charming and luxurious treat. And as soon as I opened the large jar it was contained in, I fell in love with the beautiful gentle floral fragrance within as well.

Besides the deliciously enticing scent, which lingered just long enough to be alluring, but not too long to become overbearing, the cream does exactly what it says on the tin. Or box in this case. It's a wonderfully rich product which absorbed quickly when applied, not leaving any white or shiny marks like so many other lotions and creams do. As soon as I used the hydrating body cream I felt the nourishing qualities working their magic, ensuring that I would no longer be walking around with a dry and tight skin.

I would also like to take a moment to admire the stunningly captivating packaging. The beautifully drawn images of flora and fauna radiate romanticism while simultaneously emphasizing the natural qualities and ethics of the brand. I am someone who frequently gushes over something simply because it looks pretty, I admit that I even sometimes judge a book by its cover, so the gorgeous packaging definitely added to the appeal of the product.

Eve of St. Agnes was inspired by the poems of John Keats and with its romantic and quintessentially British look and floral scent, this name couldn't be more befitting.

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