I thought it might be a good idea to add the Neal’s Yard Skincare Introduction I did over on my Facebook page on here. I’m hoping it will be easy enough to follow. Here goes:
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Lisa. I am a mum of 3 (+2), wife, business owner, blogger and running addict. I joined NYRO in August as a consumer – definitely not because I had some spare time on my hands or wanted to do public speaking or home videos; however, it has turned into a nice little business already and has grabbed my attention. As the picture says, ‘Do one thing every day that scares you’ … this is today’s instalment!
Just to show you I am a consumer before a consultant, I have gathered up all the blue bottles around my house and taken a photo for you.
What is Neal’s Yard Remedies Organics? As you can see from the infographic below, the first Neal’s Yard Remedies shop was opened in 1981 by Romy Fraser in Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden. The shop offered dried herbs, homoeopathic remedies, essential oils, Bach flower remedies, and a range of toiletries based on herbs and essential oils. Since those humble beginnings we have grown from strength to strength and have stores all over the world. The company remains true to its core values of ethical, effective, environmentally friendly organic products.
- We are and always will be a British-owned; family business.
- We were the FIRST certified health and beauty company in the UK
- We were the FIRST to achieve Soil Association certification for organic non-food items (1991)
- We have the LARGEST network of holistic therapists
- We were the UK’s first certified organic natural health and beauty company, as well as the first retailer of certified organic essential oils.
When I say organic, I mean truly organic. A product only needs 1% of organic ingredients to be able to be labelled organic. NYRO go the extra mile and are completely transparent. On every product, you will see the % of organic ingredients used. Our belief in sustainability means we use only the wild, organic, and natural ingredients nature can afford to give. We believe in sustainability, taking only what nature can afford to give and no more than we need. We avoid polluting, toxic or harmful substances, use wild, organic and natural ingredients and don’t over-package
Why organic you may ask? Organic ingredients contain higher levels of natural vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than conventional ingredients. Organic certification of skincare by the Soil Association not only ensures the highest possible organic content; it also bans ingredients with health concerns, such as GMOs, parabens, parfum, etc.
* SKIN absorbs – 60% of what you put on your skin ends up in your bloodstream in 26 seconds and is stored in your internal organs.
*Chemicals are not necessary or beneficial in beauty products – the combination and accumulation affects our immune system/health
*NYR products work in harmony with your skin slowing down the ageing process
Just to check you’ve been following
ANSWER THIS QUESTION:
A) The skin absorbs – 60% of what you put on your skin ends up in your bloodstream in 26 seconds and is stored in your internal organs
B) The skin absorbs – 50% of what you put on your skin ends up in your bloodstream in 28 seconds and is stored in your internal organs
C) The skin absorbs – 70% of what you put on your skin ends up in your bloodstream in 28 seconds and is stored in your internal organs
Staggering isn’t it?
You might be pleased to hear, I only have one more fact to share with you before I explain the skincare choices – believe me I could have been here all night – you may wonder why NYRO use blue bottles. Blue pigment blocks 97% of sunlight. This helps to protect the natural ingredients inside the bottle without using any nasties.
Time to discover your skin type. All sorts of external factors can affect your skin. Pollution, weather, stress, diet and dare I say it, alcohol! Your skin type is also likely to change over the years. To find your current skin type simply cleanse and leave your face without any products on it for 20 minutes. Don’t worry you don’t have to do this now. As I said before, you can come back to this at any time.
Now to find your natural skin care partner
Let’s start with Signs Of Ageing. Can you see visible (not using a microscope) fine lines and wrinkles? Is your skin getting dryer? Do you feel it has lost some of its elasticity? If so the multi award wining Frankincense ranges will defy your age naturally.
Frankincense has powerful rejuvenating properties and is enhanced with plumping plant extracts to tone and moisturise your skin. It is naturally anti-ageing, hydrating, is packed with natural anti-oxidents and is known as natures botox as your skin responds to it’s power by tightening.
There are two award winning ranges using our ethically sourced frankincense. Frankincense Intense and Rejuvenating Frankincense. The difference between the two is the amount of anti-ageing properties in the product.
Frankincense Intense – This picture is genuine before and after pictures from an independent clinical trial from a laboratory in Italy. The FI range is very rich and suited to mature skin. Here are some of its benefits:
- Rejuvenating organic frankincense essential oil is natural astringent (closes pores), tightening and toning. It’s also the world’s first FairWild® certified.
- Plumping gardenia plant stem cells are the ultimate in eco-efficacy, helps to protect and enhance skin’s suppleness and plumpness
- Line smoothing tripeptide complex increases the skin’s firmness, hydration, plumpness and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
There are three items in the Frankincense Intense range:
CONCENTRATE: Instantly age-defying serum £65
EYE CREAM: Prevents and corrects the signs of ageing around the eyes £45
CREAM: This is the cream used in the clinical trial. £55
You only need the smallest amount as they are so concentrated. I have produced a video of how much I use, which I will post in a while.
The Rejuvenating Frankincense range is the top selling range in NYRO. It is suitable for all skin types as contains the same ingredients as the Intense range, in smaller quantities. The range is quite vast. I will briefly go through the range and will show you the ‘collection’ option once I have gone through all the skincare ranges. If you have any questions, please ask.
FACIAL WASH: Gentle cleanser without drying the skin. Moisturises with vitamin rich oils £17
REFINING CLEANSER: Simple two-step daily cleanser which smoothes and gently refines. It comes with an organic muslin cloth £20
TONER: Balances and revitalises the skin £20
EYE & LIP SERUM: Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Light and easily absorbed into the skin. £24.50
FACIAL SERUM: Helps firm and boost skins radiance. It slows the onset of lines by tightening and exfoliating the skin. Cream based serum £42.50
FACIAL OIL: Award winning. Will hydrate and nourish your skin. To be worn under a moisturiser. Oil based £28.50
HYDRATING FACIAL MIST: Instantly hydrates and rejuvenates. Can be used as a toner. £11.50
FIRMING MASK: Helps to tighten and tone £31
HYDRATING CREAM: Best selling cream, which is clinically proven to moisturise for up to 24 hours. I love it! £27.50
NOURISHING CREAM: Extra rich cream ideally suited to drier or mature skin. £27.50
NO.1 EAU DE PARFUM: Deeply evocative and warming perfume. £39
Our Frankincense is gathered by women from the Samburu Tribe in Northern Kenya. As well as much needed income, the women receive a 10% premium which helps support their children’s education. FairWild® certification also ensures the frankincense is sustainably sourced. Here is a video of the ladies in action.
If you are thinking about trying the frankincense range, there is a savvy way to shop coming up at the end. (available in October 2016)
Moving on to normal skin type and to our Rehydrating Rose range. There are two types of rose petal used in the Rose range – damascene and centifolia. The petals are picked early in the morning before they open and release their precious scent. They are then kept cool, before 2-4 tonnes of petals are distilled on the same day to make 1kg of the essential oil. This range works hard to enhance your skins natural radiance.
Again I will briefly guide you through the products in this range and show you the ‘collection’ option shorty.
FACIAL WASH: Effortlessly lifts away daily impurities and make-up, leaving your skin soft and fresh – another of my favourites. The essence of 120 rose petals are in every bottle £16
FACIAL POLISH: A fine exfoliator using wild rose seed powder to sweep away dead skin cells and restore your skin’s natural glow £16
TONER: Helps prepare the skin to absorb the moisturiser £16
ROSE AND MALLOW MOISTURISER: A thick easily absorbed moisturiser, which will leave your skin feeling beautifully fresh and soft. £22
DAILY MOISTURISER: Lightweight and easily absorbed in to the skin, this will replenish and rehydrate. £25
ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL MASK: With purifying kaolin and pink clay, this will replenish and revitalise your skin. £26.50
FACIAL OIL: Locks in moisture and restores radiance £20
HYDRATING EYE CREAM: Helps smooth away fine lines and gently firms the skin around the eyes. £24
OIL FREE HYDRATING SERUM: Use alone or as a primer to help keep shine away. Ideal for hot temperatures £30
NO.2 ROSE EAU DE PARFUME: Ethereal and eternally romantic with a sophisticated, velvety rose scent. £39
We now move on to dry skin. Naturally dry skin is identified when your skin feels tight or flaky after cleaning and typically doesn’t like water on it. If your skin just feels tight it is likely to be dehydrated. Either way, the Nourishing Orange Flower range is best suited – you are in for a real treat, it smells divine. This is not a citrus orange smell, but the smell of the neroli blossom.
The Nourishing Orange Flower range is again quite extensive; so I will quickly run through the products, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
CALENDULA CLEANSER: Super mild and gentle cleanser, which softens and smooths as it cleanses. Also very good for Eczema and Psoriasis £16
FACIAL OIL: Intensely nourishing and helps boost skins natural radiance (I love it as a pick me up after a day outside) £24.75
HONEY & ORANGE FACIAL SCRUB: Gently exfoliates with its smoothing organic rice powder and purifying kaolin clay £16
NIGHT CREAM: Extra thick cream leaves the skin feeling beautifully smooth and supple £25
FACIAL WASH: Effortlessly lifts away impurities and make-up in a gentle way £16
DAILY MOISTURISER: Replenishes and rehydrates your skin £25
TONER: Tones, refines and prepares the skin for moisturising £16
If you would like to see how the blossom is picked, then this a great short clip
Oily skin can be identified by open pores and a definite shine within an hour of cleansing. Combination skin is likely to be shiny by lunchtime, with occasional spots and a T-zone issue. Both of these skins types can be balanced by our Purifying Palmarosa range. Palmarosa is naturally anti-septic & anti-bacterial. It controls shine where your skin is oily and hydrates where skin is dry. Palmarosa is a grass grown in Madagascar and is harvested by hand. This range is perfect for teenagers and will heal their skin rather than strip its natural oils.
In the range there is:
FACIAL WASH: Simple everyday cleanser, which is low foaming to avoid drying the skin. £16
TONER: With gentle astringent witch hazel to help refine pores £16
DAILY MOISTURISER: Lightweight to avoid clogging the pores £25
FACIAL POLISH: Gentle exfoliator to help decongest the skin and unblock pores £26.50
MATTIFIER: Delivers lasting shine control whilst reducing the appearance of pores £31.50
YARROW & COMFREY MOISTURISER: Promotes a fresh matte complexion whilst balancing the natural oils and softening the skin £21.50
MAHONIA SKIN GEL: Perfect for on the go spot control – and I can testify to its effectiveness £16.50
This range is best used together and does have a ‘collection’
(Starflower image) Sensitive skin tends to react to products or heat. We have two ranges suitable: Starflower and White Tea. Starflower is also known as Borage. It helps to sooth and cool sensitive skin with a blend of aloe vera, liquorice and alpine flower. There are no essential oils, it is fragrance free, has no colours and definitely no alcohol. Some of the Starflowers are grown on NYRO owner’s farm in Berkshire.
There are three products in this range:
CLEANSING MILK: Soothing and non-drying with aloe vera and liquorice £19.50
DAILY ESSENCE: A cream based serum designed to sooth and hydrate your skin £43
DAILY MOISTURISER: Rehydrates without overloading the skin £25
The White Tea range is made from fresh buds and tips of the white tea plant. Vogue.co.uk says, “Lightly scented and utterly refreshing, it hydrates and cools the skin beautifully.” Our own research has indicated that White Tea has the potential to reduce the risk of age-related wrinkles.
The range includes:
ENRICHING FACIAL MASK: Rich moisture boosting for fry and sensitive skin £26.50
TONING EYE GEL: Great for dark circles and fine lines – I have noticed a difference £24
FACIAL MIST: Refreshes and hydrates the skin £11.50
As you can probably see, Starflower and White Tea are designed to work together and the ‘collection’ backs this up.
If you are looking for a glowing, even toned and radiant complexion, no matter your skin type, discover our Wild Rose collection. It is prized by make-up artists and beauty editors around the world. It is made from wild rosehips that are grown in the mountain valleys of the Andes.
There are three skincare items in the range – one is a hand cream, so I haven’t included it here:
BEAUTY BALM: Multi-purpose beauty must have. It cleanses, exfoliates, moisturised with the high levels of anti-oxidant wild rosehip seed oils. There is a YouTube video on how to use it. £38
BEAUTY ELIXIR: Intense radiance boosting serum which is ultra moisturising £45.50
As you may have been able to tell by my little comments, I mix and match my skincare regime. The wonderful thing about NYRO products is they are completely natural and you really can’t go wrong.
As I said before, you only need the tiniest amount. Here is a cringeworthy video of the amount I use of the products.
Most of the skincare ranges have the option of saving 15% when purchasing the collection. The products in the collection are all full sized and offer great value for money.
If you have seen anything you like and would like to place an order, you can either send me a message or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, address and telephone number and the items you are interested in. I will then call you to arrange payment.
Please DO NOT place any bank or card details in the message.
You can pay by Credit or Debit card or bank transfer.
You can also check out my little website. Everything can be ordered from there and delivered directly to you. https://uk.nyrorganic.com/shop/lisaruggles/
I can’t even remember how I found out about becoming a NYRO consultant. I think I was browsing the shop one day ready to make a purchase and realised I could save at least 25% off all my purchases if I signed up.
As soon as I signed up, my replica website was created. This instantly gave me all the tools I needed to share with my friends and family. It took a little while for me to do so and in all honesty, it was only the thought of raising money for Blue Skye Thinking that propelled me to do so.
Like you might be thinking, I wondered what the catch was. There isn’t really one. To remain a consultant, you need to place ONE order of around £85 in the year. If like me you use the products and buy a few Christmas gifts, you should be able to make one order in 12 months, but if you share your link and your family and friends wants some goodies too, you’ll easily manage one £85 order.
The mini consultant offer at the moment is a steal. Available until 31st October 2016; it contains the award winning and best selling Frankincense cleanser, toner, intense moisturise and facial oil – worth £123.50. You also receive a lovely jute bag, order pad, brochures and other useful tools to start a business with if you chose to do so. All for £40.
If you would like more information, please let me know or visit my link. If you do chose to sign up, it would be great to have you in my growing team. You will only be allocated to me if you sign up from my link. I’m not pushy, but will help you to grow a business if you wish to.
Finally I would like to say thank you for taking the time to keep me company tonight. I hope I have managed to explain the NYRO skincare ranges to you. There are many more products from aromatherapy oils to supplements to support your wellbeing. If you are interested in finding out about the other products in the Neal’s Yard family, please feel free to ask.
Thank you again for your time tonight.