Today, continuing my Gift Guide, revealing all things beautiful, it’s the turn of new beauty label Lucy’s Lotions.
Specialising in handmade natural skincare, the range of products – handmade by London-based Lucy out of her urban kitchen – is free from parabens and not tested on animals.
Range 01 – Vitamin E and Grapefruit –is rich in Vitamins A, B, C and E to hydrate and nourish the skin. Lucy’s signature blend of essential oils includes: Grapefruit, which is rich in antioxidants; Mandarin, which maintains the moisture balance of the skin and Lavender, which soothes and calms.
A perfect gift is the Body Butter, £14, from the range, which instantly hydrates and sinks in to leave skin smooth and velvety.
Although it has a lovely rich, whipped texture, it also feels fresh and light with a lovely uplifting fragrance. The naive-style design of the tin has a charming ‘hand-made’ feel about it that belies the hard-working cream within.
It contains shea butter, which helps reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, and cocoa butter, which deeply hydrates the skin. Aloe vera protects and soothes. Jojoba oil, meanwhile, increases the natural production of collagen, helping to fight wrinkles, stretch marks and cellulite. It’s the perfect gift for staving off the effects of a deep, dark winter.