Today I wanted to talk about a very relevant and good launch from a lovely skincare brand called This Works. As we know several things can age a woman’s skin; pollution, sun exposure, excessive partying or smoking as well as hosting a dinner party for 10+ or a children’s party for 40+, an inbox full of un answered emails, choosing your fussy mother in law a present and deciding what to wear when you have nothing to wear. The latter 5 scenarios all fall into the STRESS category.
47% of British adults are stressed on a daily basis and 59% feeling that in the last 5 years their lives have become increasingly stressful. When we get stressed out our body creates all sorts of chemicals that can biologically breakdown everything from our immune system (ever had a cold come on when you are under pressure?) to our skin cells and nervous systems. Without going into the too much science stuff, when you’re stressed your DNA Telomeres fray and shorten and when this happens they can no longer repair themselves and the cell becomes aged.
The new Stress Check skincare range focuses on de stressing skin, mind and body with 4 new products. They all have a special Stress Check fragrance blend including: Neroli, Patchouli, Lavender, Vetivert and Camomile, to help relieve mental and physical tension and stress.
My favourite so far is definite the Stress Check Face oil which I am working my way through right now. It’s designed for use in the morning when the skin is at its most dehydrated. I wake with puffy eyes and red skin (I’m an unconscious but troubled sleeper) so anything that soothes redness and hydrates with anti ageing is wonderful for me.
Other products include a Stress Check Face Mask (Peppermint Extract. Antioxidant rich Tumeric OIl and extract of Giant Hysop and Rose Root) and Hair Elixir (lightweight non greasy with Mongogo & Tamanu oils).
Again, the mask is a morning product that I have tried a few times. Although it feels cooling on my skin and my skin felt nourished, I was a little put of by the idea of a morning mask. If I don’t have time for a morning mask now, I never will. Also you need to wash this product off and as I did this I felt like I was sort of washing away all the goodness it had just done…
The idea of Hair Elixir really took me. The de stressing fragrance blend is encapsulated in the hair mist, meaning it releases over time when you move throughout the day. It smells divine, didn’t weigh down my hair but I’m not sure how often I smelt it after that initial application. A bit of a luxury product…
Finally the Stress Check Breathe In aroma-therapeutic roller ball. This works love a roller ball and I am currently obsessed with my Energy Bank roller ball (it actually smells like a sexy man). This one contains Eucalyptus to cleanse and invigorate. Frankincense essential oil acts as an antiseptic to help fight infections and to aids physical and mental relaxation and Lavender Oil is the most effective oil in helping hypertension, nervous tension and insomnia. Worth noting this is a daytime product.
Many skincare brands have tackled stress in their product launches as of late but of course, This Works does it by harnessing nature in the most simple and organic way possible. I really love the soothing and calming fragrance blend of this collection however I’m not sure how many of these I could incorporate into my routine. I think I’m going to stick with the facial oil for now!
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