In the second of my spotlight series I’m focusing on Antonia Burrell skincare, a range I’ve fallen for over the past year. You’ll have heard me mention a few of these products already - and I’ll include links at the end if you’d like to read about them in more detail. Everything about this brand instils skin confidence in me - and when you test as much skincare as I do, that’s a big deal (only a small percentage of what I try makes it onto these pages). Antonia Burrell is not just a brand, but a person - a holistic skincare expert specialising in plant therapy to be precise. One of the UK's most renowned skincare experts, Antonia is a facialist with a wealth of natural plant and aromatherapy knowledge. Each one of her products is a described as a labour of love and I do think that comes across. The brand itself is all about clean, chemical-free, 100% natural luxurious products. I don’t know about you, but I find all of the above very reassuring when it comes to spreading potions on my face.
My skin type is dry/dehydrated, prone to congestion and rosacea. Pure Therapy Facial Oil Serum is my top pick as it soothes my skin like no other, addressing under skin bumps and helping reduce redness. Forest Dew Skin Conditioner comes in as a close second - think soft, hydrated skin in a bottle.
Natural Glow Cleansing Oil is dense and luxurious, transforming into a milky consistency and deep cleansing while calming and brightening. Tuscan Cypress Tree Extract, Bitter Orange, Vitamin E, Citrus Medica Limona, Tea Tree and Lavender not only have individual roles to play but create the most incredible scent that makes this an absolute joy to use. That’s saying something from someone who usually considers cleansing a total chore.
100% natural Cream Supreme Moisturiser has an organic anti-acne complex to help address bacteria and redness, while Larch Extract and Mango Seed naturally stimulate the production of collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. While I love the texture of this moisturiser, I do need to use it in conjunction with Forest Dew or a facial oil for extra hydration. I prefer something a little richer at night, but for daytime use, this creates a perfect base for make-up.
All of the products come in dark glass jars to protect the natural ingredients and look discreet and lovely as well as being practical. The pic above shows the texture of the moisturiser (left) - a creamy lotion - and mask, a dense, lightweight paste.
Mask Supreme is Antonia’s latest product release, a multi tasker that claims to offer 7 skin benefits in 10 minutes…. not bad going! These include deep hydration, brightening, antioxidant, repair, cleansing, smooth/firming and anti-blemish. It’s the next best thing to a facialist in a jar - and with all that goodness going on, I tend to leave mine on for more than 10 minutes! Actives include Lactic Acid to lift away dead skin cells and promote new growth, Bentonite Clay to detoxify, Mango Butter to protect and restore and stress-melting geranium, lavender and frankincense oils. It leaves my skin feeling calm, refreshed and glowing.
I’d sum up Antonia Burrell’s range as high end botanical, with potent active ingredients that make dramatic improvements in a gentle way. These are products that I keep coming back to, especially when my skin is feeling a little fragile. They’re certainly not cheap, but are of such extremely high quality, science-backed and every ingredient is there for a reason - I’ve literally never noticed such fast results from using skincare as I have with these. If I lived in London I’d jump at the chance for a customised salon treatment!
Find out more or shop online at antoniaburrell.com
NB This post was not sponsored (or even requested) - I’m just sharing the love and feel very strongly about people extending their skincare horizons beyond the usual department store giants - of course I love some of them too, but they’re not the only option and treasures like this are worth exploring!
If you’d like to read more about Antonia Burrell, here are my previous posts featuring several of her products: