Recently I’ve had a lot of really good feedback about my award winning anti-ageing moisturiser, Thirsty Work – from customers, beauty journalists and bloggers alike - I wanted to share this feedback with you.
It all started in late 2018 when I received the news that my organic moisturiser recipe, Thirsty Work had been officially approved by none other than the Good Housekeeping Institute!
Just like my organic cleanser, Clean Sweep; and my vegan facial oil, Bloom & Glow, the people at the GHI had added Thirsty Work to their series of independent tests to see if it would pass their criteria when looking at organic face creams.
Not only did Thirsty Work make the grade, but the independent testers scored it high enough for the Good Housekeeping Institute to officially approve it - scoring it 75/100 - something I am very, very proud of to this day.
If you haven’t tried Thirsty Work before, or if you haven’t used it in a while; here’s a reminder of what’s in it and why it’s so good for dry, dehydrated skin...
Firstly, let’s look at the oils….
Oils are so good for our skin and every oil brings its own benefits to our skin. Much is written about the benefits of eating a diet rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 and the beneficial impact that these essential fatty acids have on our health. Much less is written about the benefits of using skincare products rich in these oils and their benefits to our skin.
I use organic Argan, Thistle (also known as safflower), Chia Seed, Raspberry Seed and Rosehip in Thirsty Work which are all rich in skin loving omegas.
When you are looking for the best daily moisturiser, look for products that contain oils rich in omegas as these can help our skin to retain moisture, keep our skin soft, supple and help maintain elasticity.
Now the actives…
In my organic moisturiser Thirsty Work, you will find Hyaluronic acid, Q10 and Arctic Blackcurrant.
Hyaluronic acid helps skin to retain moisture. This helps with hydration, and it also plumps up skin, helping to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It is a natural ingredient and a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. It is what gives our skin volume, and this volume is associated with youth and young, healthy skin. As we get older the levels of naturally occurring Hyaluronic Acid diminish in our bodies and with that our skin loses its volume and plumpness. It acts a bit like a sponge, and it can retain 1000 times its own weight in water – this makes it a brilliant skin hydrator that plumps up the skin and smoothes the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Q10 (co-enzyme Q10) is one of the most important antioxidants for our skin. It is found in almost every cell in our body but like many things, as we get older, the levels in our body diminish. Using natural skincare products that contain this antioxidant can help our skin to form a defence against harmful free radicals that can damage and age our skin.
Arctic Blackcurrant contains omega 3 and omega 6 in an optimum ratio. It is also contains stearidonic acid which can help to reduce skin inflammation. It is also nourishing, brightening and is another powerful antioxidant which can help to protect our skin from damage.
Next the vitamins…
Look out for products that contain Vitamins A, C & E as they really are ACE by name and nature. When these three vitamins are combined, they have a synergistic effect. This means that when the three vitamins are combined their effectiveness is increased. The combination of ingredients is more powerful and efficient than when they are used in isolation – basically, the presence of one enhances the effect of the others.
These ACE vitamins are all powerful antioxidants – meaning that they help fight “free radicals” – the things that harm our skin, that cause wrinkles and generally damage our skin leaving it looking older than it should. Antioxidants can help fight this damage and combat the signs of ageing.
Finally the essential oils…
I have selected each essential oil for its skincare benefits. Thirsty Work contains palmarosa and mandarin to improve skin tone; Frankincense, neroli, sandalwood, carrot seed and a dash of black pepper all help to repair damage and rejuvenate our skin. The combination of oils also happens to smell lovely and they give Thirsty Work its lovely aroma.
Would you and your skin like to try Thirsty Work?
If you would like to try Thirsty Work for the first time - or if it has been a while since you used it and would like to try again - you can order your bottle of Thirsty Work here.
If you haven’t tried it before, simply leave me a note when you place an order and I’ll send you a sample of Thirsty Work too - allowing you to try out my moisturiser with complete confidence x