Organic, vegan, cruelty-free… we want it all when it comes to our beauty products, especially skincare. With the growing awareness of how ingredients in our personal care products can cause, not just skin irritation and infection, but even birth defects, contact dermatitis, and hormonal imbalances, it’s important to read the label and buy from trusted sources only.
That’s where the next big newsmaker comes in. You would trust the NHS with your life, wouldn’t you? So, are you surprised their first-ever skincare line is receiving rave reviews, just days after its official release?
Now available at local drugstores and pharmacies, including Tesco and Superdrug, is the My Trusty Skincare collection by the NHS which includes a body lotion, hand cream, face and body oil, and body butter. It’s been developed by the burns unit scientists who were unhappy with the selection of products on the market for the aftercare of their patients.
The My Trusty Skincare Collection
No, it does not smell like medicines or hospitals, and yes, it’s definitely targeted at everyday use. The basic premise of the whole line is to target dryness as a core concern. This is done by using sunflower oil as a common ingredient in all of the products, because it’s packed with linoleic acid which clinical scientist Dr Mark Brewin says, “… is the ideal moisturiser. It has a low viscosity which means it doesn’t clog the pores”.
The My Trusty Skincare collection is affordably priced between £4 and £8 pounds. Also, there are both fragrance-free and lavender-scented versions for you to pick from. All profits will be used to better NHS facilities and services.
Best Organic Beauty Oils To Tackle Dryness & Ageing Lines
As the NHS states, the high content of linoleic acid is key when it comes to alleviating dryness. Interestingly, beauty oils with this component also tend to be lighter and of a thinner consistency, which makes them perfect for those with sensitive and acne-prone skin. And, linoleic acid has proven to reduce clogged pores by over 25% in just a few weeks when applied topically every day. So, which are the other beauty oils you should add to your must-have list?
Sunflower Oil (Linoleic Acid Content: 68%)
Korres Sunflower & Mountain Tea Shampoo, £8
Perfect for coloured or chemically treated hair, the shampoo will hydrate dry and damaged ends from all those salon trips, and excessive sun exposure.
GrapeSeed Oil (Linoleic Acid Content: 73%)
Burt’s Bees Honey & GrapeSeed Oil Hand Crème, £10.45
Over-washing your hands can leave them dry, cracked, and with callouses around the wrists and sides. This hand cream actually packs quite a punch, since grapeseed oil has a higher content of linoleic acid than even sunflower oil, and the Burt’s Bees product has both. It also contains jojoba, cupuacu, and macadamia butters, and honey too!
Rosehip Oil (Linoleic Acid Content: 45.5%)
Tisserand Aromatherapy Rosehip Beauty Oil for Mature Skin, £18
What if we told you that rosehip oil was what the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton used right through her pregnancy to treat stretch marks and ageing lines? Sold? Yes, this miracle face and beauty oil is all that, what with its linoleic acid, antioxidants and vitamin E. If you’re above 30, this one’s an absolute must!