Inspired by vintage beauty regimes with natural ingredients and an absence of the cocktail of chemicals in more modern products, their range includes handmade soap, moisturising creams, lipbalms and bath melts.
I was sent three different prodcuts to try which pampered me head to toe.
|Vitamin E Face Balm from Fanny and Claude's|
In the last year I've developed dermatisis on my scalp and forehead. Thankfully for the most part I can keep it at bay, but now and then it flares up leaving me with an itchy scalp and a dry, tight and uncomfortable forehead. I found this great for giving affected areas a much needed boost of moisture and soothing my skin. It's a little too much for my facial skin most of the time (I manage to have both oily skin with spots and very dry skin all at once), but worked a treat when I need to relieve dry and tight skin. As well as using on dry patches of my face, I also like using this as a cuticule and nail cream, to moisturise the really dry patches on my hands and a lip balm. In fact, I can see this little wonder pot being a real multi-tasker - a bit like the cult beauty classic, Eight hour cream by Elizaberth Arden - a definate must to pop in your handbag.
|Handmade Foot Scrub by Fanny and Claude|
With sandals weather not far away I'm already looking at my feet in horror and wondering how I can get them in a fit state to have them out in public! I really liked this - a cross between a pumice stone and a foot scrub. The fine grains of pumice helped slough away rough skin, but unlike a pumice stone this was gentler thanks to it being in foot scrub form. I've used it a few times and, despite being left around the sink where by rights it should end up a soggy mess, it hasn't. This is a long-lasting tough cookie that'll help you with your at-home pampering and pedicures.
|Handmade Handcream by Fanny and Claude|
Oriental Tea Garden Rich Handcream
Since my first pregnancy I've suffered from dry hands - not helped by the increased handwashing babies and young children bring with nappy changes and toileting! To keep my hands nourished I'm having to apply handcream regularly throughout the day. I loved the smell of the Oriental Tea Garden handcream and found it was easily absorbed. As it's name implies, this is a rich handcream and I found I only needed a little for each application. Despite being well used, there is still plenty of handcream left to keep my hands happy.
If you'd like to try Fanny and Claude's Fabulous Concotions for yourself, pop along to their website -to view all their handmade creams and bathroom goodies.