Wouldn’t you though?
Yes frankly I would. I know there are more important things in life than pretty packaging, but the classic blue bottle of Neal’s Yard Remedies lotions and potions gets me every time.
But this, lovely people, is the work of Ella Mills (formerly Ms Woodward). Or perhaps you know her simply as Deliciously Ella – the queen of healthy eating and the blogger behind deliciouslyella.com
Ella has collaborated with Neal’s Yard Remedies to create a wholesome skincare range. There are only two products in the range (so far) – the Deliciously Ella Rose, Lime and Cucumber Facial Wash (£16) and Moisturiser (£25) – and they launched at the Wilderness Festival in Oxforshire in August.
I’ve meant to tell you about them sooner, but holidays and then the whole back to school rigmarole sort of got in the way. Sorry about that.
But I’m here now to give you my first impressions. The first thing to say about both them is that they smell divine. Delicious even. Ella’s big on keeping things natural – and these products have been made using the highest quality natural ingredients. The packaging says they’re for all skin types, and promises to give you a ‘natural radiance’.
I haven’t used them long enough to say my skin is looking radiant – but hey, I’m no longer in my twenties – so it’s quite possible those days of radiant skin are long behind me. The facial cleanser is light though, which I like, and it didn’t leave my skin feeling dry. The moisturiser, too, was light, and not oily and soaked in quite quickly.
I’m no expert, when it comes to these things, so here’s what Ella had to say about it: “I wanted to create something that connected the idea of what you put into your body having an effect on your skin, so we included lots of foodie ingredients in there from turmeric to cucumber, lime, blueberries, coconut, avocado, acai and lots more.
“I’m also a rose fanatic when it comes to bathroom smells, so we included that in there too, which makes the products smell so beautiful. The hints of lime and cucumber really freshen up the rose though, to create something really unique.”
Ella is also appearing at the Guildford Book Festival this week, talking with Olivia Parker from The Telegraph about her healthy eating philosophy, and about her new book Deliciously Ella Smoothies & Juices. She’s at the Mandolay Hotel in Guildford on Wed 12 Oct, from 6.30. Tickets are £16, which includes a copy of Smoothies & Juices (worth £10) and a smoothie. Click here to book.
The NYR Deliciously Ella Rose, Lime and Cucumber Facial Wash and Moisturiser are available from NYR consultant Amanda Clegg who also runs BodyHarmonies Massage and Aromatherapy in Milford. uk.nyrorganic.com/amandaclegg