Neal's Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Serum
We love, love, love the smell of frankincense. And we love, love, love what it does to our skins. This near-magical resin has been famed for millennia for its age-defying effects. Well, kind of, anyway: it was actually used in mummification – and if something can preserve skin for thousands of years, it's got to be worth researching.
Of course, scientists have now done just that. But our testers have never needed a boffin to tell them what they're seeing in the mirror – and for years, now, this particular range of Neal's Yard Remedies has been wowing them. This is the most potent frankincense incarnation to join the line-up: a light-but-powerfully-active serum which is clinically proven, working 'to visibly lift, plump and recontour skin that's starting to show the signs of ageing.'
It's incredibly potently scented, which is what we adore about this; the true, church-y, mystical smell of frankincense (which is also used for protection – something we all need a little bit of right now). A couple of drops is all it takes – and while it's too soon to show results (and our testers haven't got their paws on it yet), this is most definitively a keeper.
Neal's Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Serum/£75 for 30 ml at johnlewis.com