I recently visited the Neals Yard Remedies store in Covent Garden while in London for a wedding, and am sharing all about this massively popular UK organic skincare brand that’s been around since 1981. For 40 years Neals Yard Remedies has been making natural and organic skincare using ethically sourced herbs, botanicals and essential oils. Neals Yard is a family-run franchise and has all their products made in their eco-factory in Dorset, England. The brand has a luxury modern apothecary feel and is well recognized by their cobalt blue packaging with bronze accents. I tried Neals Yard’s Frankincense Intense line and am sharing my thoughts in today’s Neals Yard Remedies review.
If you love the grounding scent of Frankincense I think you’d enjoy this particular collection in the Neals Yard Remedies range.
The Frankincense Intense line features sustainably sourced Frankincense essential oil from the resin of the Boswellia sacra trees that grow wild on the Dhofar region of Oman. The precious resin is expertly harvested using traditional tools before being hand sorted and distilled to extract the pure essential oil.
The 88% organic Age Defying Overnight Mask is formulated to help contour, lift and restore, which makes it suited to more mature skin types with fine lines and wrinkles. I find this mask beneficial during the cold, winter months when my heating is on blast as it doesn’t dry out overnight and keeps moisture locked in underneath.
The NYR Overnight Mask is a dense yet smooth, silky mask that reminds me of freshly made frosting. The frankincense scent is subtle yet relaxing.
It contains Bacillus Ferment to firm and recontour as it evens skin tone, and Glycogen and hyaluronic acid to boost hydration. The mask also contains botanical adaptogens, Ashwaghanda extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) oil and Turmeric Root extract to support skin health. I like using this multi-tasking sleeping mask when I want to give my skin a break from its usual skincare routine and supercharge it at night with something different.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triheptanoin, Glycerin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Arachidyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Centella Asiatica Extract*, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopherol, Boswellia Sacra Resin Oil*, Citric Acid, Glycogen, Sodium Gluconate, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil*, Commiphora Confusa Resin Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil*, Commiphora Myrrha Oil*, Glucose, Bacillus Ferment, Boswellia Neglecta Resin Oil*, Withania Somnifera Leaf Extract*, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Levulinate, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol. *Organic. From Essential Oils. 99.4% Natural Origin. Made With 88% Organic Ingredients.
I love a product that makes for an indulgent cleansing ritual and Neals Yard Frankincense Intense Cleansing Melt provides just that. This non-boring cleanser is a luxurious triple-textured cleanser. What does that mean? It goes from gel to oil to milky emulsion. The unctuous certified organic formula dissolves impurities, including doing a decent job of removing waterproof makeup.
Cleansing Melt contains a micro-emulsion of natural sugars and a blend of organic sunflower, sweet almond and refined coconut oils. It feels like a silky oil-gel salve and has the NYR signature Frankincense scent that relaxes the senses without overpowering them. Overall, a beautifully formulated cleanser that works.
The Frankincense Intense Hydrating Essence is actually an essence in the true sense of the word. If you’re looking for a light liquid toner, skip this one. But if you want a rich toner, the Hydrating Essence has a secretion-like consistency without being goopy or heavy. Overall, the ingredients aren’t very impressive to me but I like that it has purified pomegranate extract and a beautiful scent. Note that this toner is not a spray and must be used with a cotton round.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Sodium Levulinate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil*, Commiphora Confusa Resin Oil*, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil*, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil*, Commiphora Myrrha Oil*, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract , Boswellia Sacra Resin Oil*, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Boswellia Neglecta Resin Oil*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Farnesol. *Organic. From Essential Oils.
I’m not one to go buy a hand treatment serum, but since I haven’t been paying the closest attention to the skin on my hands I’m glad that I’ve incorporated this product into my routine. I like that this is a serum versus a lotion as I don’t like overmoisturizing my hands. The Hand Treatment Serum is very lightweight and absorbs quickly.
It helps to firm and hydrate skin and reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and age spots. The formula most notably contains ribose, narcissus extract and provitamin A-rich organic rosehip seed oil.
I’ve used a few of Neals Yard Remedies candles since they use organic vegetable wax AND organic essential oils (plus I love buying candles when they’re on sale). While they’re not my favorite out of the dozens of candle brands I use, these are some of the cleanest and safest candles around.
The glasses can also be repurposed as drinking glasses, but there’s no getting rid of the logo.
Andrea is a clean beauty expert from Los Angeles, California with 10 years of experience in clean beauty, natural skincare and organic living. She writes for Organic Beauty Lover using her expertise to guide readers in choosing the best clean beauty products. Andrea graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012 and has worked at multiple skincare companies, big and small. Connect with her @organicbeautylover.