As fast as skincare is heading into sci fi futuristic territory there is also a large selection of brands that are stripping it back to the age old apothecary. Bringing together natural herbs and essential oils are the latest skin friendly products with a healthy dose of eco friendliness. From the sunny fields of California, Earth Tu comes from two herbologist and promises no toxins or synthetic compounds. Their Face Serum smells incredible and even better all of their packaging is recyclable glass which looks rather lovely in your bathroom. Aesop also bases its range on herbal elements, try the Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Eye Serum which really freshens up the skin and keep the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm close for its soothing scent. Balance Me Radiance Face Oil is something I recommend to everyone I work with as it contains chamomile to soothe skin and is 100% natural, their Super Toning Body Oil is also the best thing to hydrate your skin this summer. This Works really does live up to its name as an all natural London brand, the Clean Skin 5 in 1 Water is the gentlest cleanser which removes the toughest mascara. Also stock up on In Transit Camera Close Up if you’re doing any traveling as it instantly moisturises and primes skin. Japanese brand Shigeta’s 100% Pure Essential Oils are little miracle drops to add to your moisturiser for extra hydration with an aromatherapy hit, massage in for a few minutes to boost circulation. From a small family company in Martha’s Vineyard comes Sky Botanicals where every organic addition is hand extracted, try their Aromatic Healing Balm for any skin irritations or dry patches and you’ll see it works wonders. If you like to be in store for the full hippy experience head to Planet Organic where you can buy your wheatgrass alongside your face cream or you can shop online at Live Live for organic raw food supplements and their honey based Bee Yummy range (the Face Lift Mask is a winner). Iherb, Naturismo and Natural Grocery are also great sites to get organic goodness delivered straight to your door. Santa Maria Novella I discovered years ago when living in Florence and is still run by monks as it was when first created in 1533. Their Olio Nutriente Notte is a staple for me and I get compliments on every fragrance I have from them. Finally comes Simply Divine Botanicals. I love this brand for the amazing organic oils they use to create the scent of their Melon Medley Beauty Oil and the Skincredible Revitalizing Sandalwood Elixir. They also have a range of organic health supplements and better than all of this, every product is infused with unconditional love & gratitude as well as Reiki healing. You can’t ask for more than that.