Has anyone noticed that Vogue is giving more attention to beauty products? I am delighted and have my fingers crossed that we will see more features on fragrance and makeup trends. Wouldn't it be lovely if they did an article on Linda Pilkington from Ormonde Jayne? Or how about a piece on Dick Page?
This last issue Sarah Brown introduced us to the skincare line by Liz Earle. The company is 11 years old and seems to be a well kept secret. Earle's products are simple with high concentrations of antioxidants and botanicals. She combs the globe for high quality ingredients such as yarrow from Australia and high altitude lavender from Grasse, France.
The product that caught my interest in the article is called Superbalm Concentrate.
Here is what hooked me:
"You wake up looking twelve. It's wonderful."
Sign me up.
Here is more:
She discovered argan oil in Essaouira, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. "It's what they use in hammams, for rituals, for anointing babies, and its made in only one place in the world," she says, "They live in houses made of earth and clay-not a leaf to be seen-and yet they have the most beautiful skin." (Vogue)
Known as the 'Gold of Morocco' this rich, smoothing emollient is extracted from the fruit of the argan tree and has been used for centuries by Moroccan women to help moisturize, restructure and revitalise their skin. Argan oil is naturally rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E, the key anti-oxidant that helps protect the skin against free radical damage caused by pollution, cigarette smoke and the sun's radiation. (lizearle.com)
Read more about Argan oil at:
I love the part about the goats.
Has anyone tried her products?
I am curious to know how it performs.
Photos: Wikipedia and Lizearle.com
The balm is priced at $31.36 and will be available in the states later this spring at a place called Brownes & Co's apothecary in Miami.
They are are also currently planning a US site.