It seems like everything coming out of the UK these days has the splendor of royalty yet with an air of accessibility that makes you feel as if you too can wear the crown on your head along with a $40 Topshop dress. Modern royalty retains its mystique but with an accent of appreciation of what the life of a commoner entails and affords. Not everyone shops at Harrods but pairing a $4k coat with a Zara dress suddenly seems enticing enough to “repliKate” on a shoestring budget. As with fashion, the Brits have again brought the world to its knees with some of the best beauty finds across the Atlantic. The Organic Pharmacy, a London-based skincare and makeup line with satellite offices in New York and Beverly Hills, offers us Yanks a chance to get the royal treatment with some of their ultra luxurious yet environmentally conscious organic elixirs. The entire product line harnesses the power of natural ingredients the way Superman taps into kryptonite but unless your pocketbook matches that of the Duchess herself, you may want to invest in a few of these multi-tasking crown jewels:
Rose Plus Anti-Ageing Face Cream: Fight the signs of aging with this highly effective arsenal of herbs, cosmeceuticals and botanicals for a more youthful looking you. The synergistic blend of highly active natural extracts has strong free radical scavenging properties to help protect epidermal elastin and collagen fibers. The cream helps reduce and reverse sun exposure damage and improves micro circulation, restoring hydration and elasticity for glowing, even toned skin.
Rose Balm: A rich multipurpose soothing balm packed with seven super plant oils from argan, pomegranate, rose hip and calendula to nourish, repair and keep the skin and any part of the body looking fabulous. Whether your lips, knees or baby’s bottom need soothing, this all-purpose salve is one of life’s tiny luxuries that fits into your Prada clutch or your diaper bag.
Expression Treatment: A targeted treatment cream aimed at reducing lines on the forehead, around eyes and mouth. Hyaluronic acid spheres along with a Peruvian herb work on muscles to smooth and relax wrinkles. Small but packs a punch-kind of like the queen herself.
Yes this line is not for coupon clipping. However, when it comes to investing in quality, the Brits know what they are doing. How many London winters has that Burberry trench weathered? How many battlegrounds have those Doc Martins trudged on? How many hearts has David Beckham stolen? You get the picture. There must be something in that fish and chips that leaves us wondering if we really should have won that War of Independence after all.