St Kitts Herbery – Face Cream & Lip Balm
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You probably haven’t heard of St Kitts Herbery, it’s a small skincare brand based in Cornwall set up in 2001 by owners Susan & Paul who moved to North Cornwall with just £2000, a polytunnel and some packets of seeds! Fast forward 14 years and St Kitts Herbery now produces a range of natural skincare, chocolates and herbs and they have recently opened their second shop in Cardiff.
I was sent their Face Cream* and Lip Balm* to try out and review. I love the fact that they haven’t given their products fancy names – Face Cream and Lip Balm describe exactly what it is you’re getting.
Lip Balm – the lip balm is packaged in a simple 15g glass pot, this is actually quite big for a lip balm! The ingredients include raw honey and essential oils and the scent of the Lip Balm is quite subtle but very pleasant.
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been suffering from very sore and chapped lips due to the cold weather so it has been a good time for me to really put this St Kitts Herbery Lip Balm through its paces! I have been applying it at night before bed and when I wake in the morning my lips still feel nourished and soft. I have also been applying before leaving the house to protect my lips from the cold weather, and the chapping has all but vanished.
I hate it when lip balms feel moisturising after first applying them but an hour later leave your lips feeling drier than before…. this one does definitely NOT fall into this category. It’s a good quality lip balm in simple packaging but it really cares for your lips which, after all, is what a lip balm should do.
Face Cream – I’m quite choosy as to what moisturisers I use on my skin and I was a bit unsure as to how this one for normal skin would suit my temperamental combination skin. I’ve been using it for almost 2 weeks now.
One of the main ingredients in this Face Cream is neroli oil (a plant oil produced from orange blossom) and it gives it a lovely calming scent. Neroli also helps in the treatment of broken veins and capillaries, while at the same time stimulating cell activity and growth, leading to clearer fresher looking skin.
The cream itself is a glossy, white light cream and it melts into the skin quite quickly. Despite being a cream rather than a lotion it doesn’t feel too rich, and my oily nose and chin have reacted well to it. It feels cooling on the skin and my face has felt soft and moisturised whilst using it. The Face Cream comes in a simple metallic pump bottle – beware though, one pump is far too much for one application so be very gentle when dispensing the Face Cream.
Overall this is a really nice duo of products, both are really simple with subtle scents, but they do the job that they’re supposed to. I love the fact that they’re British too, and I wish St Kitts Herbery every success for the future.
Lip Balm is priced at £5.95 for a 15g pot, available from St Kitts Herbery.
Face Cream is priced at £12.95 for 50ml, available from St Kitts Herbery.
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