27 October, 2011

Sassy’s Picks: Hot New Products from The Organic Pharmacy

27 October, 2011

The new Harvey Nicks in Admiralty isn’t only bringing the return of Bare Escentuals with it. The award-winning skincare range The Organic Pharmacy is also making a comeback and with organic and natural ingredients being one of the major concerns in cosmetics right now, it couldn’t be arriving at a better time!

The Organic Pharmacy was started by professional pharmacist Margo Marrone, who advocates a ‘fight oil with oil’ philosophy, using high-concentration active organic ingredients to create her skin and body care products. The brand uses only botanical ingredients grown without the use of pesticides, plus no artificial colours, fragrances or preservatives, no animal testing and comes certified by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

So far, so good… and we’re also totally won over by their eclectic list of celebrity fans i.e. people whose skincare tips we definitely wouldn’t mind hearing about – like Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway, Beyonce and Helen Mirren.

We’re really looking forward to trying the Carrot Butter Cleanser, one of those cult beauty products we’re always hearing raves about. It’s a balm cleanser that melts on contact with the skin and is packed with ingredients like shea and cocoa butter, lavender, chamomile, rosemary and of course, carrot (an antioxidant) – and is supposed to not only be super-soft and super-soothing but also clean off such a crazy amount of dirt and grime that you’ll be amazed (and even slightly grossed out)!

There’s also a powerful Antioxidant Duo of Face Gel and Face Firming Serum, which has been dubbed ‘the instant face lift oil’ – and with a nickname like that, who wouldn’t want to give it a go?! Together, they claim to reduce wrinkles, reverse skin damage, lift and tone the skin, mop up free radicals (still don’t understand quite what they are other than that they’re definitely up to no good!) and minimise pores. This stuff is said to be so good that you won’t even need a separate night moisturiser… so I’m wondering if I can spin it to the boyf as a money-saver in the long-run!

Let us know if you have any more recommendations to add to our Organic Pharmacy shopping list!

Carrot Butter Cleanser, $590; Antioxidant Face Gel $890; Antioxidant Face Firming Serum $1295

The Organic Pharmacy, Harvey Nichols, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

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