How many skincare brands can you name who’s primary aim is the happiness of customers above all? Angela Langford’s ethos is to make sure that you are happy with the products you receive – and that they are satisfied that the products you receive are right for you and your skin. It’s really rare to find a brand who really do care about what you’re ordering and as someone who spends more money than I would care to mention on skincare it’s refreshing to know that I can spend my money on products that are actually completely suited to my skin rather than the trial and error I’m used to.
When you register on the website, you are asked questions about you and your skin that you wouldn’t normally be asked by other skincare brands. The more information you provide, the better the chance of Angela picking the right products from her range of award winning skincare, first time. Questions about your skin type, your skin condition, any allergies, any other information you think relevant – it is all welcomed by Angela and her team.
My skin has changed a lot in recent years, I no longer suffer from dry skin with outbreaks of eczema, I can now add sensitive and mature skin into the mix. I have allergies, mainly food allergies but I do have a sensitivity to certain products, changes in the weather etc.
Angela Langford skincare contains no parabens, no petrochemicals, no synthetic fragrances, colours or other skin nasties. When I first started using natural products my skin didn’t react well to it, I had breakouts, dry and red patches and my skin never looked worse but I think this was due to all of the nasties coming out as my skin has now never looked better (although I do admit I have gone back to some of the old brands I was using).
Angela’s natural skin care products are cruelty free – they test on friends, family and of course themselves but never on animals. As more and more of us are moving over to cruelty free brands, Angela Langford can be added to the list ( there are a lot of vegan options too).
I’m lucky that I studied both complimentary therapy and applied science at university so I have a good understanding of the science behind skincare but even I get bamboozled with some of the claims from skincare companies, Angela Langford doesn’t complicate things or confuse you with miracle claims. Detailed information about each of the ingredients that are in the products and more importantly, an explanation about why Angela has selected each ingredient and what the benefits of each are can be found on the website and it makes really interesting reading.
I’ve been using Angela Langford’s Bloom and Glow (£20.50) for a few weeks now, I like to use skincare for a fair amount of time before giving an opinion on it as I think it takes more than 1 or two weeks to see if a product is having a positive or negative effect.
Taken from Angela’s website:
Natural vitamin E repairs & protects your skin against damage that causes our skin to age prematurely. Q10 is a regenerating antioxidant that is naturally present in our skin, but levels diminish as we get older. Evening primrosepenetrates into your skin, helping it to retain moisture & increases your skin’s ability to absorb to oxygen.
Chia seed & rosehip contain high levels of healing & repairing omega 3, helping to reduce fine lines, improve your skin’s elasticity & help you look younger. Together with jojoba, they are highly balancing & great for treating unbalanced skin. They are also really soft & smooth so ideal if your skin is sensitive.
Bisabolol is derived from chamomile & is a skin calmer & natural anti-inflammatory that also gives your skin a healthy glow, whilst sea buckthorn is a superfood for your skin! It is repairing, calming, healing, anti-ageing – a real skin multi-tasker & also promotes cell regeneration; as does neroli.
Finally, rose geranium helps balance hormones & clear congested skin – it’s uplifting scent is heavenly to use.
The first thing that you notice about the oil is the rich colour, it’s not pale yellow like a lot of the facial oils on the market, it’s a golden colour bordering on orange and the scent is delicious. If you are sensitive to scents this oil will not be for you as the floral scent is prominent. Luckily for me I don’t have sensitivity to scents and I just adore the smell of this oil. I use this in the morning before my moisturiser and before bed mixed into a rich night cream.
A small amount of the oil goes a long way, a couple of drops is more than enough for your whole face and neck area each morning, I can see this small bottle lasting at least 3-4 months – maybe more.
Since using this oil I’ve noticed that my once dull skin is a lot more radiant, I purposely didn’t change any of the other products I was using prior or during using this oil so I could give it a fair try. The redness on my cheeks has eased quite a lot and I don’t seem to need as much foundation anymore to cover it which again can’t be down to anything other than the oil.
Please do let me know if you have tried this brand and what products you recommend.
*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated.