Recently I started to see a new organic beauty brand, Vanderohe pop up all over my Instagram feed. It’s pretty botanical-inspired bottle is pretty unmistakable and encouraged me to find out more about it – and, oh I’m so glad I did.
Vanderohe was launched by a young woman called Olivia (who is amazingly only 30) and found that when she became pregnant her skin became problematic. Her usual skincare wasn’t getting the same results as it used to and many of her usual serums and night creams included active ingredients such as retinol which weren’t suitable while she was pregnant; so she set about creating a serum that was completely natural and organic. It was here that Vanderohe was born.
My skin has been in a right old state over the past month or so. I was feeling run down after a busy few weeks, and my face was showing it – big time. I started to have regular flareups of eczema, and even got a coldsore which I haven’t had for years. None of my usual creams and serums were doing anything, and my face felt way too sensitive for much anyway.
I started to use the No. 1 Serum last week and within a day my face really started to calm down – as if by magic. What surprised me the most was that it also got rid of that horrible sensitive feeling too and all of the annoying flaking that was sitting stubbornly between my eyebrows.
So what makes this serum so effective? It’s made from the highest grade, Soil Association organic cold-pressed oils which are enriched with eight active 100% pure organic and wildcrafted essential oils. Each of these oils is chosen for its skin-healing and mood-enhancing properties and sourced from its natural origin. Olivia believes that when the plant is sourced from its origin, it has optimal conditions for growth and therefore ensures the best benefits to the skin. For example, the organic rose geranium comes from Egypt, while the frankincense is sourced from Kenya and the lavender from Bulgaria. Below is an insert from the packaging that explains each ingredient with a beautiful illustration – every detail of this brand is so thoughtful.
If that isn’t impressive enough, Olivia offsets the carbon footprint by making a donation to a tree planting scheme at a private nature reserve, and donates 10% of its profits to the marine savers programme at the Four Seasons Resort in the Maldives: a base for pioneering research on manta rays and coral reefscaping.
Simply apply 2-3 drops morning and evening after cleansing for immediate improvements to the skin. You can either use it completely by itself, or pair with a moisturiser (as I do) if you have particularly thirsty skin.
At the moment you can only buy it directly from vanderohe.com but hopefully other stockists will be snapping it up soon. It costs £88 so isn’t cheap, but if you’re having real difficulties with your skin – including psoriasis, eczema and pigmentation – it’s worth every penny.