Centella The Botanical Skincare Emporium
Centella the botanical skincare brand founded by medical herbalist Yaso Shan have expanded their range and are currently working towards going zero waste. Yaso has taken advantage of her scientific background and therapeutic experience to put her knowledge of the immense potential of botanical ingredients and an understanding of skin physiology into formulating a range of natural skincare products for all skin types.
Here at GreenFinder HQ we were tasked (it’s a hard job I know) with sampling some of the products from the Centella collection. I loved the ‘Cooling Foot Balm’ which contains shea butter, macadamia oil and aloe vera gel which combined makes it healing and refreshing. It was not only effective at reducing dryness and soothing cracked heels but you also experience a lovely cooling sensation when you apply it to your feet as it also contains lavender, peppermint and tea tree.
Luxurious Bar soap
The range of bar soaps in the Centella collection is varied and include Lavender & Lime, Sandalwood & Patchouli and Lemon, Lime & Grapefruit.
I tried the Lemon, Lime & Grapefruit variety which smelt zingy and very tropical. Made with the nourishing and moisturising properties of calendula (marigold), jojoba seed oil and avocado oil it was perfect for my dry, sensitive skin. All their bar soaps contain no nasties and are SLS Free, paraben free and contains no artificial perfumes.
Centella have also formulated a liquid cleansing hand wash made with natural plant cleansers and infused with antimicrobial properties of tea tree and lemon balm. This is packaged in a glass bottle so ideal if you’re also trying to cut down your plastic consumption.
The Centella facial oil was packaged beautifully and simply in a glass bottle and smelt divine as it is enriched with the aromatic fragrances of rose, geranium and lavender. It felt really soothing on my skin and certainly kept my face feeling hydrated throughout the day so is ideal for dry skin types. It has been designed to be used for intensive moisture treatment so can be applied sparingly after cleansing in the morning or at bedtime. The ingredients chosen for the oil contain a wealth of skin-nourishing benefits including camellia, argan, baobab and marula oils, all with excellent skin restorative and moisture-retentive properties.
Centella also offer a range of gift sets for men and women along with a host of other products including body butters, shampoos, massage oils, herbal salves and more. To learn more about the ethos of Centella and to view the entire collection visit their website here.