With the arrival of spring and the changing of the clocks, many of us will be spending time in the garden; preparing, sowing and clearing. We encourage everyone to sow even just a few bee-friendly seeds over the coming weeks to make your garden, allotment or window box a haven for our precious British bees this summer.
To keep on track of our gardening tasks we love this RHS guide to jobs in the garden this month.
And when the gardening is done, it's time to give those hard-working hands a little TLC with our Honey, Borage & Echium Intensive Hand Repair.
Our most intensive repair treatment to rescue and soothe even the driest skin can be used not only on hands but also on any areas of dry or chapped skin. The active ingredients include moisturising British wild flower honey, British echium oil to replenish and calm plus beeswax, shea and cocoa butters to combat dryness. Protective antioxidant vitamin E is blended with skin-strengthening borage and antibacterial British propolis. This week we thought we'd share a little more on borage - one of the powerful British botanicals in our Honey, Borage & Echium Intensive Hand Repair.
The science of Borage in skincare
Healthy skin depends on adequate amounts of lipids (naturally occurring molecules), in particular essential fatty acids (EFAs), for moisture, smoothness and suppleness. The most important polyunsaturated fatty acids for the maintenance of healthy skin and to help in alleviating skin disorders are Omega 6 essential fatty acids, namely linoleic acid (LA) and gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Borage contains one of the highest levels of GLA, making it in our opinion, a must-have in a product such as our Intensive Hand Repair, formulated to soothe dry and sensitive skin. It is also beneficial to those with inflammatory skin conditions. In addition, borage offers regenerative properties, helping to improve elasticity and strengthen the skin and restore hydration.
So not only do we love borage for its potent skin benefits, but it also has a number of other amazing properties...
With 93% of reviewers giving it a maximum 5 stars, here's what some of our customers have to say about our Honey, Borage & Echium Intensive Hand Repair:
"It's lovely & light, absorbs quickly & doesn't leave your hands feeling greasy like a lot of intensive creams do, it also has a lovely beautiful smell. I would also like to say that since using this cream my dermatitis hasn't flared up as much so I will definitely be using this product from now on". Beverleyanna
"Have used this wonderful hand cream on areas where my granddaughter has eczema and it has really helped with keeping her skin well nourished. Hopefully it means we do not need to use steroid creams very often if the skin remains moisturised". Chandrika H.
"I suffer from eczema and dry cracked hands and have tried dozens of different creams and finally have found this one which works. I’d certainly recommend to anyone with sensitive and dry skin". Janet M
"Everyone knows how one's hands can show signs of ageing first, but this hand cream applied even just once daily has made a difference to the appearance of my mid 40 something's hands. I've noticed a smoother, more consistent tone to my skin which gives hands a more youthful look. The product sinks in immediately so no greasy hands which is also a plus". Karen Lounton