We are all now familiar with the sensitivity that repeated hand washing and use of hand sanitisers can cause. Essentially the more our hands are in water the more of the skin's natural oils are lost and the more susceptible to irritation the skin barrier becomes.
With this in mind in 2020, we set ourselves the challenge of developing a hand care routine that would cleanse effectively without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE FORMULATION
Our formulators continually push themselves in the pursuit of excellence; embracing science to identify the most suitable ingredients for each product.
In the case of our Hand and Body Wash they were tasked with identifying natural, botanical cleansers as an alternative to sulphates – a gentler solution for both skin and the environment.
A challenge answered by the blending of naturally, derived surfactants from Coconut with Sugar, to thoroughly cleanse without stripping skin. Powered with humectants to protect Trans Epidermal Water Loss.
For our Hand and Body Lotion our goal was to nourish and moisturise, recognising that the skin on the back of our hands is thinner than the rest the body and particularly susceptible to dryness and irritation.
The resulting formulation is enriched with Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil help to nourish skin and lock-in moisture. Shea Butter helps to restore the skin barrier.
AN ORIGINAL FRAGRANCE INSPIRED BY THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE
The now familiar fragrance of Linden, Chamomile and Cedarwood was inspired by the plants and botanicals that are found in the gardens and meadows that surround our home, The Bothy by Wildsmith at Heckfield Place.
Designed to sharpen the senses and awaken the spirit while calming the mind in turbulent time, it is a fragrance that transports you to the grounds of this idyllic estate , breathing life into a space without taking the limelight and telling the story of the land through scent.
A TREAT FOR YOUR HANDS
For an intensive treat when the skin feels rough and dry, take a Wildsmith Skin teaspoon worth of Active Repair Radiance Polisher and mix in with Hand and Body Wash to create an exfoliating hand wash. Follow with Hand and Body Lotion to lock in hydration.