Darlings, I have just discovered a fab new line of skin care from Crabtree & Evelyn! Renowned botanical apothecary C&E has developed a cult following with a collection of ‘Remedy and Routine’ products.
I began my new ‘Remedy makeover’ with the Exfoliating Lip Smoother. Love it. Love it. Love it! It’s made with creamy mango butter and sweet honey and smells divine. There are tiny exfoliating granules in the cream, which buff your lips to sweep away dryness. After my buffing session, I tried the Lip Conditioner (with SPF 15). Heaven! In addition to sunscreen, it contains moisturizing soy and ceramide — good for plumping up lips. I was ready for some serious smooching.
Next step: Detoxify. The Deep Cleansing and Purifying Mask is made of thick clay with revitalizing plant oils of mint, lavender and grapefruit. It went on smoothly like cake frosting, and the scent? Invigorating! I could feel the impurities being purged on contact. This could be habit-forming.
The moisture rich Hydration Booster contains lemon, orange, carrot, and bergamot extracts as well as nutrient-laden seaweed. So Little Mermaid! It feels silky going on and gave my thirsty skin a new lease on life.
I had been crying my eyes out like an American Idol reject until I found C&E’s Daytime Revitalising Eye Gel. Miraculous! Essences of licorice and mulberry banished my dark circles and a cocktail of copper, zinc, and magnesium lifted the puffy bags.
Crabtree & Evelyn’s Remedy line also contains Oil Control Gel, Blemish Control, and Fade Serum as well as further lip, eye, and wrinkle treatments.
The Purifying Cleanser from my new ‘Routine regime’ worked into a foaming lather and washed away a full face of makeup. Applying the Nourishing Night Cream was a dream. I felt like I was in a yogurt commercial, exclaiming ‘It’s soooo creamy!’ The firming soy protein got to work on my sluggish skin immediately. When I awoke, my face felt firm and smooth, glowing with health.
Other potions in this range: Day Cream and Moisturizer with SPF 15, Exfoliating Cleanser, Balancing Toner, and Eye-Makeup Remover. The Routine products use plant essences that grow high in the Swiss Alps. We’re talking about Artemisia, Hyssop, Echinacea, and Edelweiss. Yes, Edelweiss. Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow, Edelweiss! ♦