The Refinery by Aromatherapy Associates.
Now here’s a collaboration that makes perfect sense – aromatherapy pioneers with near iconic status meets leading Mayfair-based grooming emporium gurus. Result: what must surely be a pretty perfect skincare collection specifically for me. The Refinery by Aromatherapy Associates is a nine-strong range of results-driven shave and skincare products that combine cutting-edge technology with the potency of highly concentrated essential oils and plant extracts – the finest quality ingredients, naturally.
With prices ranging from £15 to £38, the sleekly packaged line includes a face Wash, which stimulates as it deep cleanses; a Shave Oil (great for dry, damaged skin); a Shave Foam Gel; a cooling, antiseptic Post Shave Balm; two Moisturisers; an Eye Gel; a Face Scrub (for fine polishing) and a Face Mask (to detoxify and revitalise).
The Revitalising Moisturiser (£38 – 50ml) was particularly appreciated by our tester. It’s packed with anti-ageing ingredients which plump and brighten the skin and feels effectively rich without being tacky on the skin The subtle scent of sandalwood was a bonus. He also tried the Eye Gel (£26 – 15ml) which felt instantly cooling on puffy, dark circles (the morning after…). It contains larch extract which apparently tightens up those nasty bags and aloe vera and orange flower water to help soothe and perk up this delicate area. Word of warning though – it appears that women quite like this Gel so you may need to hide it.
Contact www.aromatherapyassociates.com to buy and for details of facial details using this range.