It’s been rather a long time since I’ve been on the blog. My last post was about my own experience with extreme self care and a really honest exploration of what that means to me. In the interim a lot has happened, Wildey turned 3, I started a new and exciting project in my community, and I turned 40! So for my first post of my fourth decade let me talk to you about skincare. As long as I can remember I’ve taken care of my skin. As a preteen straight through my 20’s I was a Noxema or Pond’s Cold Cream girl and I’ve always worn sunscreen. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up but I was lucky enough to be a bit extravagant with my products in my 20’s and 30’s, experimenting with the best and most impressive looking bottles and jars. Once one has a taste for luxury it can be a bit hard to go back, so now that I’m in my 40’s with a house full of children with expensive hobbies I’m super grateful for brands like Fushi’s BioVedic range*, which are redefining what supermarket beauty brands can be. You can find them at Ocado, Wholefoods, Planet Organic and their own online shop as well as Naturismo and Revital.
Fushi Wellbeing is a British brand with their workshop where the products are created right here in London. They support Fair Trade, do not work with suppliers who exploit indigenous populations, and are members of the Good Shopping Guide and Ethical Company Organisation. It’s been a pleasure trying the new BioVedic Skincare range, which is based on their heritage of Ayurvedic family recipes. The trio of new products includes an Enzyme Face Wash, which is fresh and lightly exfoliating without any harshness, a Radiance Face Cream, which is rich and potent and can be used with the lightest touch and Radiance Face Oil which is pretty much the hero of my night stand… I use it as a serum under my face cream at night, over the Radiance Face Cream in the mornings for a bit of lift and occasionally blend it with my foundation for a gorgeous yet subtle highlight. The collection is made with the finest unrefined, hand pressed beauty oils which have been hand blended with freshly ground biodynamic herbs and it shows. The textures, scents and packaging are all nothing short of heavenly. It’s an incredibly considered collection that stars Kalihari Melon Seed for suppleness, Rice Bran for radiance, and Manjistha for brightening and smoothing fine lines.
Bottom line: This is a luxurious London-based beauty brand that is affordable, chic, effective and ethical. I’d buy this for myself or give this set as a gift to anyone from an older family member, to my best friend to a teen. The recyclable glass containers make for a wonderful presentation on the beauty shelf and the products are truly incredible.
Stay tuned for my review of Fushi Wellbeing’s Pomegranate Oil 80% +, an age defying product that can be consumed or used externally. Fun!