Product Review : Vanderohe No.1 Enhancing Body Serum

issue seven : folklore & fairytales


When I first saw this glorious new addition to the Vanderohe stable (I was lucky enough to learn about it just before it launched), I misread the product’s name as Enchanting Body Serum. I am pleased to report - after a few months of trialling this beguiling blend of organic oils both personally and professionally - that it is, indeed, enchanting. So much so, I might even lobby to have it’s name changed, to reflect its true gift.

A blend of scents that, if you’re eyes were closed while smelling it, would transport you to fresh cut spring grasses that dance in the morning light, while the dew drops glimmer in the sunshine and faeries roam freely with gay abandon.

In less whimsical terms, each oil has been carefully considered to work harmoniously with each other to rejuvenate and enhance the skin’s condition, while the aroma is designed to relieve stress and anxiety throughout the day.

Possibly, the most enchanting thing about the body serum is that 10% of their profits go the The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, a UK-based charity whose mission is to halt and then reverse the decline of bumblebees. They also offset their carbon footprint with a tree-planting donation to a Private Nature Reserve in the UK.

There would be no faeries (or humans for that matter) if there were no bees to pollinate the flowers, and as I am sure you know, the bees aren’t doing so well these days. So you can see why this is a product and brand I am proud to promote.

There is no tip-toeing around the price though. It is indeed a dear oil, Dear, albeit, one worthy of your hard earned pennies and a little goes a long way.

I know it’s only October, but perhaps it’s a good time to add it to your Christmas wishlist as an indulgent gift suggestion?

Photograph: Rachel Manns | Beauty: Khandiz Joni | Muse: Ella K @ Linden Staub for ‘A Faerie Tale’

Photograph: Rachel Manns | Beauty: Khandiz Joni | Muse: Ella K @ Linden Staub for ‘A Faerie Tale’