Living here in the Middle East we are used to burning incense and inhaling beautiful aromas in our homes and in public places like malls and hotels. One of the more popular incenses used here is Frankincense. Have you ever travelled to Oman? You will smell frankincense incense nearly everywhere! Frankincense incense has special antibacterial properties, which enable them to naturally purify the air and surfaces in a room.

The word frankincense comes from the term “franc encens,” which means quality incense in old French.

So what is Frankincense? It is an aromatic resin. Have you ever seen it?

Frankincense is not only used for its fragrant and air purifying properties, frankincense oil is widely used in high quality skin care. The oil is extracted from the Frankincense gum or resin (like in the picture above), which is harvested from Olibanum trees, or Boswellia Carteri.

There’s a reason Frankincense oil has been used in skincare for thousands of years. In skin care, frankincense is praised for its astringent quality, which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and combat the loss of skin firmness.

Frankincense used in Neal’s Yard Remedies products is wild harvested and is sourced from Somalia and Kenya, because of its high quality. Neal’s Yard Remedies skin care products with frankincense have perfected ratio of Frankincense oil to carrier oils or butters and creams. This balance will visibly uplift your skin, reducing lines and wrinkles, shrinking pores, and giving your skin a suppleness that you just cannot get from any other skincare products.

There is no immediate “artificial” lifting, which many mainstream lifting creams provide, due to special chemicals, and alcohols which work immediately. These chemicals harm your skin and lifting effect disappears as soon as you wash your face. Not to mention that these ingredients are toxic, and toxins are directly correlated to skin aging, ensuring customers repurchase.

So… how does frankincense infused natural creams work?

Frankincense oil is easily absorbed into the skin, when paired together with a carrier oil, or cream. As it has powerful astringent properties, it will work on tightening your pores naturally, steadily, improving skin firmness. With regular use, your skin will accumulate the benefits of frankincense and you will see lasting results.

Frankincense has been proven to slow the signs of ageing, help with acne, helped with inducing a good night’s sleep, and is even a natural antiseptic, aiding in the healing of scars, wounds and even eczema.

Whether it be for body or face, NYR Frankincense line has a product for you.

Frankincense Nourishing Cream-

If you have sensitive or mature, combination skin, you will adore this cream! It will flood your skin with moisture, ensuring your skin receives all the benefits of frankincense. Its buttery texture and mild frankincense scent will leave your skin feeling hydrated, plump and refreshed.

Use a small amount after cleansing and toning, recommended by us to use as a night treatment.

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Frankincense Hydrating Cream

A Lighter version of Frankincense Nourishing Cream for sensitive or mature, combination skin. This beautifully thin but hydrating moisturizer keeps your skin soft, and supple. Packed with frankincense and myrrh essential oils to slow the signs of ageing. The scent of this hydrating cream is also very mild, and will calm your skin and mind. It absorbs very quickly into the skin, and its buttery texture leaves no residue.

We recommend this gorgeous cream as a morning moisturizer, perfect for underneath your makeup, as it absorbs completely into the skin, and creates a smooth base for your makeup.

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Frankincense Intense Concentrate Serum-

Serums are easier to absorb into the skin, due to their super light, silky textures. Suitable for all skin types, this serum will leave your skin feeling hydrated, and will boost radiance instantly. All the anti-ageing benefits, concentrated in a 30ml bottle.

Its thin milky texture will quickly absorb into the skin, and leave your skin feeling very fresh, cooled, and instantly lifted.

Use a small amount on a clean slightly damp face.

At night, use this serum under your moisturizer as a concentrated treatment, and in the morning use before your moisturizer, if you feel your skin is a little dry. If your skin is oily, use this serum alone.

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Do you still think your skin needs an extra frankincense boost to fight signs of ageing?

Neals Yard Remedies did a wonderful job, creating very specific lines of super performance skincare, targeted especially towards mature skin.

Frankincense Intense Cream-

This award-winning face cream will leave the skin hydrated for up to 24 hours. It’s extremely nourishing and thick creamy texture will ensure smoother skin with continuous use.

Especially formulated for tired, thirsty, ageing skin.

With cacao seed butter, to deeply nourish, turmeric extract to brighten, and Jasminoides Meristem Cell Culture, to regenerate new cell production and slow down the clock.

Use on clean dry skin. Apply a small amount and massage into skin and neck in the morning and at night. Because the cream is so rich, we recommend using tiny amounts at a time, to ensure your product lasts a longer time.

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Frankincense Intense Lift Serum- a BALMESSENCE favourite

This product was tested on 100 women over 4 weeks. This trial has shown that after 1 week, skin tone looked more radiant, and even. After 2 weeks, skin felt tighter, and looked more toned. After 4 weeks, Deep lines and wrinkles were visibly reduced, and 83% of women agreed their skin was visibly lifted.

This serum contains a very powerful blend of Hyaluronic Acid, to plump up fine lines, micro algae to boosts skin elasticity, and turmeric extract to brighten your entire complexion.

The consistency of this cream is thick and milky, yet lighter than a cream, to ensure this concentrate is quickly absorbed into the skin.

With the droplet, squeeze 2 drops onto clean hands, and inhale the aroma for a moment. Then massage gently onto a clean face and neck.

Use a moisturizer after, for added hydration.

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Frankincense Toning Body Cream-

This beautiful cream tones and firms the skin from top to toe. Perfect for more mature skin, this luxurious cream will become your new favourite full body moisturizer.

If you have sensitive, thirsty or dry skin, due to Dubai’s hard water, this cream will soothe, due to its carefully balanced ingredients such as antibacterial Frankincense, Marigold to soothe, and Mandarin peel to refresh. Due to these key ingredients, the cream has a light lemony-yellow colour and will leave your skin smelling great throughout the day.

Use a small amount after showering or bathing, on your legs, arms or even feet, for smoother, plumper and healthier skin overall.

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