Show of hands. How many of you think bespoke (personalized) skincare is for movie stars and royalty? Something created for Victoria Beckham or Jennifer Lopez by some celebrity facialist who creates the creams and potions out of butterfly kisses and rainbows meant to give them camera ready ageless skin right when they roll out of bed?
What if I were to tell you that skincare made exactly to your specifications with the finest ingredients imaginable was firmly in your grasp?
Part of the territory of being a beauty and health editor is trying numerous organic and natural skincare products; some great, some good, some not so good and some still you aren’t quite sure whether it is just your skin or it is a product you want to write the company and tell never ever to make again.
Although I have fallen in love with products as a result of this trial-and-error I always wondered what it would be like to take all the aspects that I love in each product and leave all the not so nice aspects and marry them into one amazing product.
Meet Wendy Gardner, creator of the gorgeous artisanal line Glow Skincare (who I envy because she lives in Devonshire in the UK, one of the most beautiful places on earth), alchemist, magician, purveyor of gorgeous gloriously glowing skin. (Say that five times fast, I dare you!) Her potions and lotions are nothing short of miraculous (something along the lines of finding a unicorn in your back yard), and, while she creates ‘off the rack’ cleansers, moisturizers and tonics (made with high quality luscious ingredients like sandalwood, lavender and rose with nourishing oils like jojoba and avocado) , her claim to fame is, was, and always will be her bespoke skincare.
I am one of the lucky women that has been touched by her genius having a cleanser, a day cream, and a night cream made based on my needs and desires.