When it comes to skin care moisturisers are way up there on my essential list. I would gladly ditch many products but leave me a good oil (and some toothpaste) and I’ll survive.  Being a life-long wearer of troublesome skin (prone to irritation, pimples, eczema and sun damage) I have spent many happy hours trying to peel off those flaky little bits  that turn up around my nose over night.  I’ve scratched myself through meetings and slathered on layer after layer of aqueous cream in a bid to find balance and I’m not alone.

Dry skin is something that I was quite literally born with (being a late baby) and my genetic predisposition for eczema and allergies hasn’t helped but even those more fortunate in the skin lottery than me will, from time to time need a bit of extra help in the moisture department.

And so I come to my product of the week – Beautiful Skin by Renee, a blend of natural oils and rose essence  to soothe, smooth and relax.

The skin oil consists of a number of beauty greats:

Rosehip Oil –  An excellent source of unsaturated  fatty acids such as (Oleic acid 20%, Linoleic Acid 41%  & Linolenic Acid 39%) which have been found to be useful at reducing the appearance of scar tissue and wrinkles.   It is also a good source of trans retinoic acid which has been used for many years as an acne treatment (although it can cause the skin to redden and flake in some cases).  Finally its beautiful red colour comes from the presence  of carotenoids  including lycopene which is an oil soluble anti-oxidant.

Next we have vitamin E which is another fat soluble antioxidant and one that plays an essential […]