Natural and no-fuss are my requirements for skincare and makeup products. Simple, really.
Over the past few years my skin has been temperamental - breakouts have been a monthly occurrence and more often than not I've had at least four unsightly blemishes on my chin. Thankfully, things have really settled over the last few months which I credit to a gentle skincare routine, lots of water and better stress management.
I've used a few different brands over the years but Lhami literally ticks every box for me. It's made locally from organic ingredients and it well and truly suits my budget. Founder, Natalie Mitchell, makes every single product from hand in her home studio. She has a thorough knowledge of essential oils and uses the very best quality ingredients to create effective and beautiful products. She also glows - she's the ultimate walking advertisement for her brand.
My summer skincare ritual involves:
Cleansing with : Cleansing Oil with Coconut and Jasmine - this works beautifully as a makeup remover and cleanser. I use a few drops massaged onto the face if I'm in the shower or sometimes I'll fill the basin with warm water, add a few drops and use a bamboo facecloth to cleanse.
Moisturising with : Nourishing Face Cream - with rose, chamomile and green tea extracts, this cream is hydrating and soothing and works wonders on my skin. It's also the perfect base for my makeup. At night I'll add a few drops of Nourishing Face Oil to the cream for added moisture or I'll simple massage a few drops of oil onto my skin. On particularly humid days I'll spray my face and décolletage with the Hydrating Face Mist which works beautifully as a calming tonic, too.
I've always found it difficult to find natural makeup that works well with my skin so I was delighted when Natalie released her first makeup range.