Grow To Glow's philosophy is to develop a range of skincare products made using plants, which can be grown or foraged in the UK using minimal ingredients. The products are handmade by the company in the Grow To Glow Kitchen.
Having recently increased the amount of natural products in my skincare and beauty routine, I couldn't wait to try out the Comfrey Ointment. Comfrey has been around for a long time and has been used for its healing properties. The comfrey in the product has been foraged from the Derwent Valley, so it is very local!
The Comfrey Ointment has multiple uses, making it a very universal product. It can be used for sprains, breaks, rough skin and for gardener's hands and is described as an all-round healing balm.
Being a Make-up Artist, I use my hands a lot in my work, whether it be for make-up application or cleaning my brushes. The effects of the cold weather and central heating also cause dryness to my hands and I'm constantly looking for a product to help remedy this.
The product is presented in a silver tin with a green label on the front, which I think represents the natural nature of the product well. On the reverse of the tin, each natural ingredient is listed, along with it's properties, which to me is really informative as I do like to know what I'm using and how it can help.
The product has a very light, natural scent and the texture is not too dissimilar to vaseline, but not as heavy. I applied it to my hands, concentrating on the rough, dry areas in between the fingers. Not only did it help in soothing these, but I noticed that my skin became increasingly smoother, particularly with frequent use. A little goes a long way and so I think that the tin would last for a while.
In summary, I think that this is an excellent product due to the number of uses it has and I have seen a definite improvement to my hands. In addition, Grow To Glow's approach seems quite unique and it got me thinking about how plants and nature around us can be used in this way.
The Comfrey Ointment can purchased for £12 (plus postage and packaging) from the Grow To Glow website and they can also be found on Facebook. Grow To Glow will be at The Late Shows in the Ouseburn in May, where they will be running mini workshops and serving herbal tea recipes, so why not pop along!