Each week I am going share by little black book beauty secrets with you and write about my ethical and organic beauty heroes. The products that are great value, sometimes revelatory, and that I simply can’t live without.
My enduring love affair with the finest organic beauty elixirs began with Lavera’s Silk Shimmer Lotion – a sweet smelling, shimmering, intoxicating golden unguent. The perfect alchemy of organic rose, lavender, green tea and precious oils fit for Queen Cleopatra herself.
Lavera’s Silk Shimmer Lotion was an exciting, twinkling promise of how desirable organic products could become. I discovered it between piles of freshly picked purple sprouting broccoli and the shelf of Montezuma dark chocolate in my favourite farm shop, Godshill Organics, on the beautiful Isle of Wight. That was eight years ago, and I am still completely smitten. So what’s so special about this pale golden, light-reflecting lotion twinkling with tiny, bewitching particles of mica? Firstly, the smell is intoxicating – like the smell of a newborn and sweet marzipan. Then there is the beautiful effect on skin, especially the pale English variety. Apply decadently to bare arms, legs and décolleté – and skin instantly takes on a luminous, magnetic goddess glow.
Lavera Silk Shimmer Lotion £10.50 www.lavera.co.uk