issue seven : folklore & fairytales
Once Upon A Time there was a young lady who dreamed of ageless skin. She searched high and low for an answer but no one could tell her how to achieve this. Then one day she came came across an old woman, who looked so beautiful she could not take her eyes off her and she decided to ask the lady how, despite her age, her skin was milky, smooth and free from any dark spots.
The old lady laughed and told her how when she was a young girl, her mother had told her how important it is to take care of her skin. That she needed to moisturise and protect it from the sun. And so, every day since, the lady had used an untainted moisturiser to keep her skin soft and supple. She also used an SPF to ward off the ageing, burning and cancer causing rays. The old lady shared more of her mother's wisdom and told her that there were many SPF's but most of them were made from synthetic chemicals that actually absorbed the suns rays and damaged the cells of the skin. Not only that, but ledgend told of how these synthetic SPF's also hurt the coral and polluted the water when we swim.
"It is very important that you protect yourself with a naturally derived mineral sunscreens that act like a mirror for the sun" she warned the young lady. Sadly, many of these of the natural sunblocks can make you look like a ghost and can leave your skin feeling like it's covered in thick mud. "Beware of the nano" she warned the young lady, "for even nature can be dangerous!"
"What am I to do?" exclaimed the young lady, feeling frightful of the options out there.
And then...as if from out of nowhere, the old woman pulled out the most beautiful white glass bottle of Josh Rosebrook's Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30 and handed it to the young lady. "Here, take this magic potion and use it every morning. If you are going to be out in the sun all day, be sure to reapply it every two hours to keep your skin safe" said the old woman to the young lady.
The young lady was overjoyed and thanked the old woman for her kindness, generosity and wisdom.
Fairy tales and folklore aside, I have to say how incredibly impressed I am with Josh Rosebrook's Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30. I have been using it every day since I received my bottle and can report that I have not burned at all! This incredible formulation leaves my skin moisturised and protected and the tint every so gently evens out my skin tone so I don't even need to wear a foundation (I don't like wearing foundation on any given day so this is an ideal product for me, however, if you like a medium to full coverage finish, you will absolutely need to apply foundation over this clever day cream)!
The best part, you ask? Not an ashy ghost face in sight! I warn you though, it's not cheap, however you are getting three effective products out of this gorgeous bottle, so if you consider it like that it feels more value for money. It also comes in two sizes, as well as one without a tint - although the tint is so light it really can be used on any skin tone.
I used this wonderful cream to prep the beautiful Ruby's skin for our Blushing Beauties editorial.
Apply three pumps and pat into clean, misted skin for best coverage.
Active Ingredient: 12% Non Nano, Uncoated, Micronized Zinc Oxide *Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, *Shea Butter, *Evening Primrose Oil, *Hemp Seed Oil, *Jojoba Oil, *Borage Seed Oil, *Almond Oil, *Grape Seed Oil, *Sesame Oil, *Avocado Oil, *Olive Oil, *Sea Buckthorn Oil, *Broccoli Oil, *Calendula, *Bilberry, *Chamomile, *Burdock, *Rosemary, *Fennel, *Dandelion, *Rose Hips, *Catnip, *Chickweed, *Neem Leaf, *Skullcap, *Ginkgo Leaf, *Linden Flower, *Hawthorn Berry, *Green Tea, *Flax, *Nettle, *Sage, *Marshmallow Root, *Cayenne, *Ginseng, *Peppermint, *St. John’s Wort, *Alfalfa, *Vitamin E, ‡Candelilla Wax, *Guar Gum, *Gum Arabic, §Xanthan Gum, §Potassium Sorbate, Mica, *Benzoin Resin, †Carrot Seed Oil.
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No Animal Testing