There have been some fantastic new launches lately and Willowberry skincare is definitely one of my favourites. I have known Jenni, the founder of Willowberry for some time now through her work in the beauty industry and I was both surprised and excited to receive an email letting me know she had created her own line.
With three core products in the range Willowberry is an example of a brand keeping things simple and celebrating natural ingredients. It was clear to me as soon as I started testing the range that a lot of thought and love has gone in to them, the formulas are gentle and feed the skin with a host of plant oils and superfood ingredients. The website says:
“Willowberry natural skincare is dedicated to your skin’s wellbeing, to help it feel content, comfortable, happy and balanced. Just how we want to feel in ourselves, too! We achieve this by choosing high quality, natural ingredients that are rich in nutrients – vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids (just as we would feed our bodies), to nurture the skin. We also harness the power of so-called ‘superfood’ ingredients, renowned for their high nutritional value, which you would usually find on your plate”
I have been testing the three products in the range, two of which are suitable for all skin types. All the products are available in full sizes or handy trial/travel sizes:
Willowberry Nutrient Boost cleansing balm – The cleansing balm is a classic rich cleansing balm. best suited to dry and mature skin types. I have been using this as an evening cleanse, the texture is lovely for massage but you could use it as a morning cleanse as well if your skin needed the extra nourishment. The ingredients for the cleansing balm are one hundred per cent natural.
The size of this cleansing balm makes it great value for money as you get a very generous tub, easily several months worth. The balm contains chia seed and rosehip, two of my favourite plant oils. The texture is nourishing but not too heavy, so although you will need a cleansing cloth or flannel to remove it, if you have massaged it well in to the skin I don’t find this difficult at all. I love two things about this balm, firstly it smells like a spa thanks to a really delicious slightly chocolaty scent and secondly it is a really softening cleansing balm, leaving the skin nourished and renewed.
Willowberry Nutrient boost treatment oil – I have to apologise for the state of this product in the main photo, it has been viciously attacked by a teething toddler. I usually do a fairly good job at keeping products in good condition before getting the camera out, however in this case I couldn’t wait to try it and she clearly thought it looked tasty. This is a really nice light oil blend, with grapeseed oil as a base which is balancing and rosehip and chia which are perfect for tackling scars, uneven skin tone and softening the skin. There aren’t many oil blends I would recommend wholeheartedly for combination skins, but this one is so light it is perfect for all skin types. Packed full of antioxidants and fatty acids this is a gorgeous product and one I have been really enjoying.
Willowberry Nutrient Boost Day Cream – Just like the oil, the formulation of the moisturiser is very light and sinks in to the skin instantly. What I like is that the oil and moisturiser work well by themselves, or for skin that needs a bit of extra oomph they can be combined. The same key ingredients feature that are in the facial oil and cleanser, chia and rosehip oils, but in this case in a light, silky moisturiser.
I have been very impressed with Willowberry, using the whole range definitely gave me soft, smooth skin and I will carry on using them as part of my routine. Also worth looking at, are the gorgeous Willowberry boxed sets, perfect for a Christmas gift too. Find out more about the brand at www.willowberry.co.uk.