Neal’s Yard Frankincense Intense™

We've had a bit of a thing going on with the Neal's yard Frankincense range, since it started.  The original frankincense cream appeared in our first ‘anti-ageing’ book, Feel Fab Forever, in 1998, then in a serialisation in YOU Magazine – and not only did the product sell out on the back of that, but it created a world-wide shortage of blue glass, in order to fulfill demand. So, naturally, we were curious to try this – but ending up handing it over to a somewhat broke, moisturiser-less friend in her own of skincare need.  (Because that’s what you do.)  She’s thoroughly impressed, reporting back:  'The difference really shows, in the morning.  With my previous cream, I'd get up and apply a moisturiser first thing because my skin felt dry, but now I don't even think about it.  Skin supple and moisturised in the morning - lots of compliments about turning the clock back...'  And as she can be trusted to tell-it-like-it-is, that’s good enough for us.

Naturally, it features lashings of frankincense – such a potently age-defying ingredient that it was used to preserve mummies – but also peptides, and a ‘plant stem cell’ ingredient from gardenia, alongside organic argan oil, and oils of baobab, macadamia, grapeseed (and turmeric), to enhance elasticity and suppleness.

Wise women, take note.

UK readers find Neal’s Yard Frankincense Intense™ at£55 for 50 g – buy here