Aroma Actives skincare

Unless you've been living in a cave (or are a new visitor to this site), it can't have escaped your notice that we're massive, massive fans of Aromatherapy Associates:  the skincare, the bodycare, the bath oils. But we're aware that they often fall into the category of 'splurges' - so we're thrilled with the news that AA founder Geraldine Howard has created a whole new range exclusively for Sainsbury's:  Aroma Actives.

It's lovely, lovely stuff:  a 16-strong skincare collection with the wonderful aromatherapeutic aromas that are Geraldine's signature.  And the prices are just fantastic.  To our mind, the stars include the Cleansing & Brightening Balm (£9 for 150 ml), which gives a lovely rosemary 'hit' as it removes make-up and softens skin with cocoa butter and oat extracts, among other botanicals.

Triple Gel Hydrating Mask (£8 for 100 ml) is a fab quick-fix for even the thirstiest skin - and includes circulation-boosting geranium (one of our favourite essential oils), with vanilla.

Maybe the biggest 'steal', though, is the very high-quality Omega Rich Facial Oil (£16 for 15 ml):  it's hard to find a good one of these under thirty quid, but this GLA-rich blend is divine, and fabulously nourishing.

We smell a winner.

UK readers find Aroma Actives at www.sainsburys.co.uk/£7 – 16 – buy here