Four of the Best: Irish beauty buys
We, at Independent Woman. spent a very taxing six minutes trying to master the intricacies of economic and fiscal policy and concluded we could rescue the nations finances by being that bit more beautiful!
Here's our favourite Irish beauty buys:
Kinvera Cleansing Oil
Created in the wilds of County Galway, Kinvera's Cleansing oil is something of a hero product for oily skin. Rich in milk thistle to reduce pore size and jojoba oil to help regulate the production of sebum, simply work over morning skin and add water to create a thick emulsion which unclogs pores and lifts grime. Good on make-up, the Kinvera Cleansing Oil strips away even the most stubborn of mascara leaving skin silky smooth, super soft and squeaky clean.
Available from Kinveraskincare.com priced at €17
The Burren Perfumery
Lovingly brewed in the heart of County Clare, Burren Perfumery Organic Neroli and Orange Hand and Body Cream is a skin softening treat no matter what your skin type. Loaded with fresh and fragrant organic ingredients, the sweet almond oil is an excellent conditioner and the Vitamin E works superbly for detox. Feather light, streak free and super soft - isn't everyone allowed an occasional indulgence?
Available from burrenperfumery.com priced at €28
Cloon Keen Atelier's Bataille De Fleurs Eau De Parfum
Those of you looking to bring a little royalty to your daily routine might try a liberal spritz of Cloon Keen Atelier's Bataille De Fleurs Eau De Parfum. Born and bread in County Galway, the recently launched fragrance was chosen as the official scent for the royal visit of Her Majesty the Queen and we are reliably informed 'Liz was all the better for it. Built with a base of musk and a heart of jasmine, the fragrance is perfect for day wear and the chunky bottle gives a regal appearance to almost any dressing table.
Available from Brown Thomas priced at €70
Tea for Two Candles by Max Benjamin
OK, so we know it's not a beauty product but it is Irish. Produced in the Enniskerry workshop since the 1990's, the newest candle range by Max Benjamin is designed around the gentle rituals of Afternoon Tea. Forget frap's and skinny latte's ( sooooo tiger ), The Tea for Two Candle is a subtle blend of white tea and mint-tea scents. Created using a blend of natural waxes, essential oils, lead free wicks and giving over thirty hours of burning time, should those sojourns to the spa have become a long forgotten memory then getting the next best thing at home might bring a guilty twinkle back to our Irish eyes. Who doesn't need that these days?
Available from Brown Thomas from July 26th priced at €29.95