While there are many great products at varying price ranges on the shelves, the following few are my enduring favourites for many reasons, but mostly because I trust the folk behind these brands implicitly and know that my skin is getting what it needs. Some of the below tick all the natural, organic boxes, while others are more results-driven cosmeceuticals, but all use top quality ingredients and really do care for our fragile environment, while also delivering as promised.
You can find reviews of other skincare brands on my blog.
Remember every skin is different & our needs change with the seasons & with the years, but the following products are great starting points for your skin…
Alexandra Soveral // Skincare
This boutique hand-blended skincare brand uses pure organic essential oils of the finest quality to nourish both body and mind. The products pass all the eco credentials, are intensely nourishing.
Tri Dosha // Skincare
This beautifully natural brand is the brain child of Sunita Passi, an Ayurvedic expert and true visionary who uses only the best nourishing, indigenous plant-derived Ayurvedic ingredients. I am a big fan of India’s traditional healing system Ayurveda and so naturally, love this range.
Biologique Recherche // Skincare
This cult French brand is older than myself and continues to gain traction within the global beauty industry. While the packaging remains clinical, the ingredients are consistently top quality and the extensive range of products works on all skin types, whatever the season.
Slow Ageing Essentials // Skincare
My middle years skin loves this beautifully ethical brand - all of the products work but the exfoliating skin polish leaves my skin super clean & singing with orange and patchouli freshness. And the rest of the range is fab too!
Cloon Keen Atelier // Candles
My absolute favourite candles are the divine multi-award winning Cloon Keen Atelier from my hometown of Galway on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Something truly magical about what Margaret Mangan creates and I know they will not disappoint.
ila Spa // Skincare
These products channel the raw remedial power of Nature. This holistic skincare at its best - every product is imbued with a strong intent to nurture way beyond the surface of the skin.
Nunaïa // Skincare
Sustainable to the core, Irish-born Nunaïa Nourishing Radiance Serum is made from 99.5% organic ingredients and is overflowing with luxurious superfoods from the Peruvian Andes and Amazon basin. Just a few uses and your skin will thank you, trust me!
Modern Botany // Skincare
This award-winning Irish made organic essential oil blend is packed with nutrient laden plant oils and is perfect for nourishing and rejuvenating all skin types - works wonders on dry cuticles, stretch marks and scars. And their natural deodorant is a winner too!
JO Loves // Perfumes & Candles
Some of the finest authentic perfumes & candles are created by Jo Malone. Often referred to as the 'English scent maverick' she is responsible for creating some of the world's most loved fragrances - and they are amongst my top picks too.
Pestle & Mortar // Skincare
This hip Irish brand is really making its name through the skincare world. The products really do deliver, especially the Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Erase and Renew Double Cleansing System.
African Botanics // Skincare
Natural, ethical and divine, this cult African-born and US-based brand is an all-round winner. All of the products within the range are overflowing with indigenous African plant actives and deliver as promised. They smell and feel divine on my skin, leaving it soft and deeply nourished.
Dr. Barbara Sturm // Skincare
My skin laps up every particle of these products that hydrate, protect and regenerate my skin. The skincare line deploys the anti-ageing ingredient Purslane, also called the “fountain of youth drug”. These skincare products truly are world-class and deliver maximum results.
Rachel Vosper // Candles
Rachel Vosper is a leading British candle chandler and home fragrance expert, specialising in hand-poured candles and signature home fragrances. I adore her bespoke candles and recommend their divine fragrance for any home.