We may have blown the shofar, but my interest in apples, honey and pomegranates never wains.
Apples keep more than the doctor at bay, as they are good for hydrating and honey is the go-to remedy for so many conditions, but is gentle on the face. Here are some potions which tick the right boxes.
Roots – an organic Danish skincare concept using the region’s native flora and fauna for ground -breaking skincare.
The Apple Complex Moisturiser(£25) is soothing but busy activating hydration. Available from: www.greenpeople.co.ukand selected Waitrose and Planet Organic.
WildBeauty is the skincare range from Rhug Estate in North Wales. Clover-rich pastures, rivers and clear streams is where the apples and honey are from in its Replenishing Mask with Rhug Honey (£75), which contains mineral-rich, detoxifying White Clay and skin- protecting honey produced by local bees who frequent flowers fed only on rain.
The Moisturising Lip Treatment with Beeswax (and honey) (£32) contains wild-foraged heather and arnica. www.rhugwildbeauty.com
D’ALCHÉMY Purifying Facial Cleanser(£23.80) is for mature, dry, sensitive skin with blemishes. This natural cleansing agent is perfect as a non-irritant, which protects the skin’s natural pH. Soap-free, it unblocks pores, soothes inflamed acne and, yes, it contains apple to even out skin tone, and pomegranate, which is an antioxidant preventing collagen deficiency. www.dalchemyskincare.uk
Infinite by Forever Hydrating Cleanser £25.50 and Forever Restoring Crème £56.33. The former has apple extract and apple amino acid mixed
with cocoa fatty acids which is really hydrating and not
sticky and drying like other washes. The crème is loaded
with aloe acai, popular pomegranate, and vitamin B3 to even out
tone and smooth parched old skin like mine . www.foreverbyglen.com
Product Of My Year
Apples and honey don’t get a mention here, but I suggest you invest in TEOXANE R [II] Eyes (£54). It is magic with a metal applicator and it instantly takes away the puffy under-eye nonsense that suggests no sleep.I’ve struggled to regulate sleep patterns, and this formula – which contains something called EPS Seafill, a marine biotech active and Escin, an antioxidant that stabilises collagen and elastin – allowed me to take o my sunglasses. It is the bees’ knees without the honey and will give you the eyes for a brighter new year. www.teoxane.com