Updated: Sep 28, 2020
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: You can have what you have always dreamed of, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.
This is something that I wish I had believed at an earlier age. You see, I have always, ALWAYS, had a passion for skin care and the role the senses play in our well-being and self-care.
Our sense of smell is like nothing else when it comes to conjuring up memories; as I inhale the beautiful scent of roses, I am transported back to my mother’s garden. At the tender age of six I was absolutely captivated by the intoxicating fragrance from these beautiful flowers.
When she told me how roses have been used throughout history and across the world to make the most powerful and luxurious skin care products and perfumes available, I was sold.
This was my calling.
I’d love to tell you that my first attempts at making rose perfume in empty jam jars were a resounding success, but that would be a lie. My many concoctions resembled actual toilet water rather than eau de toilette! Soon I lost interest, in favour of roller skates, hopscotch and Blondie.
But the seed had been sown; decades later, after a few curve balls in the shape of alternative career choices, I am back - firmly where I was always supposed to be.
I can’t tell you how excited I am to share with you my ultimate skin care duo: Magic in a Jar and Universal Bliss.
Let’s start with Magic in a Jar.
Not to be applied in a rush, it is a luxurious 2-in-1 exfoliator and mask, recommended for use before showering or bathing.
This little jar of loveliness is jam-packed full of polyphenol antioxidants and minerals; it is perfectly balanced to suit normal, oily and dry and mature skin types. Your face will be eternally grateful.
The idea for this product came to me in 2015 when I visited the hot sulphur springs by Petit Piton and Gros Piton. St Lucia. I added frankincense to the mud and the results were divine.
Magic in a jar is made with dry raw ingredients which activate when water hits them. It is a delicious combination of organic frankincense from Oman, Myrrh from Somalia, and bentonite clay and sandalwood - both sourced from India.
Just add 1 teaspoon to 5 teaspoons of water, mix into a smooth paste and enjoy. Treat yourself to a 2-minute massage using gentle, circular, upwards movements.
Kick back and relax for between 6-10 minutes depending on your skin type. If you have dry skin, you should rinse it off with lukewarm water after 6 minutes, after 10 minutes if your skin is oily, and 8 minutes if your skin is somewhere in between.
Pat your skin dry and then follow with Universal Bliss. My clients have confirmed my long-held belief that Magic in a Jar gives similar results to microdermabrasion but is a lot safer and a fraction of the cost!
I came up with the name for Universal Bliss after a chance meeting with one of the world’s leading perfume distillers.
We bonded, at Frankincense Store, over a shared love of this wonder oil. He asked why I had chosen frankincense, myrrh and rose otto for my product. Unbeknown to me, these are widely considered to be the most sacred oils of the world. He was very impressed.
Here’s why: Rose otto has the closest molecular structure to our own skin and is the universal oil, myrrh is the queen of oils, and frankincense is known, across the world, as the king of oils. Mixing them together results in Universal Bliss.
This oil is something very special. It repairs, revitalises, rejuvenates and recuperates your skin.
It takes 60 roses to make just one drop of rose otto oil. Helping to promote cell renewal, it plumps and lifts, waving goodbye to saggy, dull complexions. It is the star ingredient for our much-loved Universal Bliss.
Apply to damp skin and mix with a couple of drops of water to the oil when applying. This helps carry the oil to the deeper layers of the skin, so it sinks in and moisturises, without just sitting on the surface.
You can use this oil daily as part of your skin care routine.
These products are so versatile, they work for all age groups and skin types. From oily teenaged skin, to more mature, dry or combination skin – there are benefits for everyone.
Another concern of mine is the environment, which is why our products come in reusable, Italian green glass containers.
I certainly don’t want our products to contribute to the 5 million tonnes of plastic that is used in the UK every year. I shudder to think of it.
At Frankly Irresistible, we are all about looking after Mother Nature.
We all need to do our bit. I can even offer refills if you live close enough and it is practical. Just get in touch if that is something you would be interested in.
If you want to say goodbye to taught, dry, dull, lifeless skin, and say hello to a supple, soft, bright and luminous complexion, check out our products page and scroll down for client testimonies.