I’m back again with another post, about my not so secret obsession, skin care!
A couple of weekes ago, I did a sort out of my skin care collection and noticed a couple of gaps. I wanted to try some different brands and products, and I managed to find (via recommendation and research) everything I needed. I wanted to add three things, though I made a little longer wish list too. A new facial cleansing oil, I also wanted to try some new buffing grains and a new face oil, to complement my skin care routine.
I’ll share the other two products another day, but the new cleansing oil I thought warranted a separate post, becasue I was so impressed with it.
Angela Langford – who you may recognise as one of the finalists on Masterchef, set about launching her own range of natural and organic skin care. She started off just wanting to make it, as she couldn’t get what she needed whilst she was living over in Spain. It became a bit of a journey, as she not only needed to learn about skin care production but she ended up creating her very own skin care line – Angela Langford.
It all began 5 years ago, and she now helps many women with their skin care, won many rewards. I love that the products are organic, cruelty free, plus its handmade in Britain in Somerset.
Angela hopes that she can help you find your recipe for great skin.
Angela actually makes four different face oils each with a blends of essential oils specially chosen for their therapeutic effect on your skin. The one I opted to try was bloom & glow (15ml £20.50) said to help if your skin lacks lustre. It’s perfect for skin that is sensitive and easily inflamed, or out of kilter. This was perfect for me, as I seemed to have developed a sensitive skin (since I went into peri menopause) that whenever I use any products my skin goes quite red and warm to the touch.
Angela’s affinity to amazing ingredients and food are evident in the recipe included with the oil, which contained one
of the main ingredients Chia seed.
Whats in it?
- Natural vitamin E : repairs & protects your skin against damage that causes our skin to age prematurely.
- Q10 : is a regenerating antioxidant that is naturally present in our skin, but levels diminish as we get older.
- Evening primrose : penetrates into your skin, helping it to retain moisture & increases your skin’s ability to absorb to oxygen.
- Chia seed & rosehip : contain high levels of healing & repairing omega 3, helping to reduce fine lines, improve your skin’s elasticity & help you look younger. Together with jojoba, they are highly balancing & great for treating unbalanced skin. They are also really soft & smooth so ideal if your skin is sensitive.
- Bisabolol is derived from chamomile & is a skin calmer & natural anti-inflammatory that also gives your skin a healthy glow, whilst sea buckthorn is a superfood for your skin! It is repairing, calming, healing, anti-ageing – a real skin multi-tasker & also promotes cell regeneration; as does neroli.
- Rose geranium helps balance hormones & clear congested skin – it’s uplifting scent is heavenly to use.
Did I like it?
I really did! I actually tested this out with my Mum, who was equally impressed with it.
It left my skin very soft and smooth, I used upward strokes using a couple of drops before I moisturised. It did leave it feeling like there was a little left on my skin for a few hours. It wasn’t visible other than looking a little more glowy than usual (hurrah) but made me feel like my skin was protected and continuing to be left moisturised, which was fab. I love that this oil could be added to moisturiser in the morning, which I definitely think left my skin feel softer than if I just used moisturiser alone. I also tried it with my dermaroller (from The Body Shop) to massage the oil into my skin in the evening a few times and the results were good from that too. The site says that it smells amazing, which I know is something important to some people. My mMum confirms that it smell devine! I don’t have a great sense of smell and It didn’t smell to me, having used another organic facial oil recently that smelt awful, I really didn’t mind I couldn’t smell it.
So overall, both my Mum and I enjoyed using Bloom & Glow, I loved that it was organic and not tested on animals and was full of natural ingredients, but mostly that it worked for a long time post application, keeping my skin feeling good and didnt make it more sensitive or inflammed. Good work Angela, I will definitely repuchase your oils, maybe trying one of the different ones next time.