Neal's Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Frankincense Refining Cleanser
Frankincense is a Marmite of a beauty ingredient: you love it or hate it. Personally, we completely love it, wear it occasionally as a perfume (a dab of the neat oil), and are magnetically attracted to anything fragranced with it.
And this is a particularly fabulous way to enjoy the smell of frankincense: a cream cleanser, smoothed into the face and removed with a particularly fine organic muslin cloth. (If you ever feel that muslin's a bit on the scratchy side, this should be more acceptable.) The richness of the cleanser is down to antioxidant baobab and cocoa butter, NB.
It comes in a squeezy tube, and is a new addition to Neal's Yard's bestselling Frankincense range (which we first encountered when it did spectacularly well in a 'miracle cream' trial we were running, 15 years ago!) Although frankincense itself has age-defying properties - evidenced most graphically by the fact it was effectively used in mummification, keeping pharoahs' complexions intact for 3,000 years! - this can be used by all skintypes, and all ages.
Provided you love frankincense, that is.
UK readers find Neal's Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Frankincense Refining Cleanser/£19.50 for 100 g - buy here