I was lucky enough to be invited to Neal’s Yard Remedies blogger event last night in Manchester, thanks to my internship at ilovemanchester.com. This was a great experience for me as I am a new blogger; I could chat to some of the other bloggers and get my blog noticed.
On arrival I received a lovely glass of champagne decorated with a strawberry and was spoilt for choice for free luxury and relaxing treatments. I opted for the hand massage which was amazing. The lady who gave me a hand-massage used Neal’s Yard Remedies rich moisturizing cream which left my hands feeling smooth and helped me feel relaxed.
As I have never heard of the product before Sue Pow, my hand masseuse kindly gave me an insight of the product, she says, “Neal’s Yard Remedies are a natural British brand .They understand holistic health inside out, and anyone is welcome into the shop for advice, especially if they have a skin condition which needs treating properly.”
Neal’s Yard Remedies began in Convent garden on the 4th December 1981 in Neal’s Yard a forgotten area in London. They believe in using only the best of ingredients including flowers and oils to achieve a high quality product which is free from parabens and synthetics fragrances which can be found in other products on our high streets.
Now in 2013, Neal’s Yard has 42 stores around the UK. They have even won an array of awards including She beauty awards winner 2011, and The Sunday Times Style beauty awards 2010, winning with their best natural product Frankincense hydrating cream.
Maya Collins, medical herbalist in the shop told me; ‘The Frankincense hydrating cream’ is their best seller. The cream retails at £24.75, although it may seem a tad dear to some people, needless to say you get what you pay for ladies.
Due to the hydrating cream being such a hit, a Frankincense intense cream will be joining the range on the 28th August for you to buy.
Molly Willsher, area manager at the company who has worked there for 11 years says, “Neal’s Yard is an ethical company, a lot of research has gone into our products to ensure they are of high standard. It’s amazing how much time we spend doing quality control as if the product isn't right, we don’t want our customers buying it. What I love about Neal’s Yard Remedies is that it’s a family run business. We treat our customers as one of the family.”
It’s safe to say, I will be thinking twice about what make up I put on my face from other brands on the market, as it can cause real damage in the later years of my life including pre-mature ageing. Speaking to different people associated within the brand at the event showed their true passion for the products they sell, and too right because Neal’s Yard Remedies are an individual brand who care about what we use on our bodies.
After meeting some lovely people and having a whiff of some lovely products, I managed to haul a goody bag full of some of their products, including organic facial wipes to remove make up, lip-gloss, face mist spray, eye shadow, and wild rose beauty balm, plus a £5 off voucher for a holistic treatment of my choice.
I will be posting a review of the products in the next few days when I have tried and tested them all.
Did you know about Neal’s Yard Remedies?
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