Nothing beats finding an incredibly well-priced natural skincare brand (paraben & fragrance free) that can act as a beauty cabinet staple…
I’ve been testing out Nelson’s Pure & Clear range (kindly sent to me to sample) for the last couple of weeks and I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Yes, the anti-blemish range – facial wash, moisturiser, wipes and blemish gel – is more on the medicinal side, as indicated by the packaging but then one of the main ingredients is tea tree (its sharp tang is the only hint of fragrance you get). I would have loved this as a teen when I was more prone to spots.
I’ve been using the Purifying Daily Facial Wash (£7.15) in the shower each morning which soaps up just the right amount – you do feel as if you’re giving your skin a good gentle cleaning leaving it super fresh and oil free. And I’ve been using the Purifying Daily Facial Wipes (£5.45) in the evening, when I’m feeling too tired to do the whole facewash thing. I’m finding the wipes not as soft and moist as I’d like, but then I’m drowning in a world of baby wipes right now so they may have skewed my judgement. The Balancing Moisturiser (£8.20) has fast become part of my morning routine (applied after cleansing and eye cream) and I’m quite impressed with its thickness and am finding it leaves my skin very well hydrated. I haven’t had any spots to try out the Blemish Gel (£8.20) on, but with its soothing calendula extract it’s been perfect for the little spider bites – urgh – I got the other night.
On top of the super low prices, the fact that Nelsons doesn’t test on animals, doesn’t use endangered plant species and is free from artificial colouring, fragrance and chemical skin irritants like parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, PEGs and lanolin is a huge plus in my books. This is definitely a brand I will be stocking up on.
Have you come across Nelsons before? It’s been around since 1860, and certainly mummy Stylonylon knew about it when I mentioned it to her.
The whole range is available at Boots.