I love discovering products that have been made with love, care and attention, and over the years many of my fave’s have been made by people who started their brands because they couldn’t find what they need for their own challenge. It was interesting to read about Charlie, after the birth of her daughter Jemima, who suffered very badly from eczema. She became alarmed at the ingredients in the creams she was prescribed and decided to create something to ease itchiness and discomfort. This grew into a fascination of herbalism and the love of wild plants and their powerful properties.

Charlie’s brand MOA – Magical Organic Apothecary products combine yarrow with other herbal extracts and botanical oils to create products that soothe, cleanse and revitalise.

The yarrow within MOA products is grown on an organic farm in Somerset, where she helped sow the seeds and reap the harvest, so there really is alchemy in these products

I absolutely love the Queen of the Night treatment, its a luxurious night-time treatment providing exceptional hydration and skin plumping, with plant based hyaluronic acid, squalane and a rejuvenating blend of organic botanical extracts and oils, which work their magic whilst you sleep.

Harnessing the powers of Queen of the Night; a night flowering cactus, rich in anti-oxidants, to help restore the skin’s natural moisture content. Aloe vera, called the plant of immortality by ancient civilisations leaves the skin full of vitality.
Easily absorbed Prickly Pear Seed Oil contains supremely high levels of anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids to deeply calm and nourish, whilst Evening Primrose and Avocado Oil help to promote soft supple skin. Its Vegan and cruelty free too
I find I can use the tiniest amount, it goes a long way, and smells divine.

The power of the humble cactus – Who knew!