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It’s something of a golden moment for this very special cream.

The Corsican ‘Immortelle’ garden at The Chelsea Flower Show – inspired by this ‘flower that never dies’ – just scooped a coveted Gold medal.  If you’re lucky enough to get within sniffing distance, just b-r-e-a-t-h-e – because it’s just like opening a jar of this age-defying cream, with its incredible aromatic qualities.

Of course. Divine happens to be the highest-scoring ‘miracle’ cream ever to appear in our books.  Don’t take our word for it.   Testers raves in The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible  included:  ‘After two weeks fine lines around my mouth much less noticeable and skin much more supple’. and ‘crepiness, fine lines, deep grooves all reduced – a fantastic product.’

Reading those testimonials, Jo thought she’d better find out what all the fuss was about and has been a fan ever since of this luscious, rich treat for the skin (and for the senses).

In fact, you might be interested in a series of little films she made tracing this golden-in-every-way ingredient from field to jar – and on to victory at Chelsea, here.

UK readers find L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream/£67 for 50 ml at www.loccitane.co.uk if you click here
US readers find it/$98 for 1.7 oz at www.usa.loccitane.com if you click here

 

 

 

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It’s the truly gorgeous aromatherapeutic smells that have us hooked on Wild Planet.  The founder of this natural and organic bath/body/fragrance line, Eileen Holford – based in Kent – clearly has a talent for creating fragrances that puts her up with the best in the business.

First we were seduced by this gentle, moisturising Wild Rose Geranium Hand Wash, left. (Big fans of rose geranium, us.)  Just like rubbing the plant’s leaves between your fingers.

Then we lit the Vintage Rose Candle and got really quite excited:  the divine scent of burying your nose in a dewy tea rose, with powerful, deep undertones of patchouli.

And when she began using the sumptuous 100% Organic Rose & Jojoba Shea Butter on her hands and feet last thing at night, wasfting off to sleep with nostrilsful of rosiness, Jo felt she’d made a real discovery.  (Even if she later found out that it’s meant for thirsty faces, as an intensive overnight treatment…!)

But we say:  follow your nose to Wild Planet.  And your senses are in for a real treat…

UK readers find Wild Planet/£8.95-19.95 at www.wildplanetproducts.com - click here

 

 

 

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Fact:  oil and moisture are not the same thing.

Fact:  lots of oily/combination-complexioned/spotty women steer clear of moisturiser completely, fearful that a cream will make their skin shiny-looking or downright greasy.  This is Not A Good Thing.  In reality, absolutely all skins need moisture for healthy cell ‘communication’:  if cells don’t communicate well, important anti-ageing functions are slowed down.

So we think any oil-phobic women should have a go with this:  a really ultra-light moisturiser which is designed to quench skin without clogging pores (it’s ‘non-comedogenic’, to use technicalspeak).  It also features something called MicroClear®  technology, to help fight breakouts.

Actually, even though all of us at Beauty Bible have pretty thirsty skin, we’ve found this lightweight formula makes a surprisingly good ‘primer’ for make-up, full-stop.  And we’re also very keen on the pink grapefruit smell which is decidedly – how shall we put this…? – Origins-esque, reminiscent of their A Perfect World range.

A seriously steal-like skin drink, this.

UK readers find Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Moisturiser/£4.99 for 50 ml at www.boots.com if you click here
US readers:  other products in the Pink Grapefruit range are available, but we believe this one’s still in the pipeline Statside.  Watch this space…

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