Q&A sesh with the lovely Charlotte from our favourite apothecary store Sukha in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.
What’s the best nourishing body cream you would recommend coming out of the summer and into cooler months?
This Enrich Body Butter by Aromatherapy Associates (£55) is amazing. (She rubs a small amount into the back of our hands to test… we can confirm it is amazing) It’s also the chosen brand and range for all of Richard Branson’s resorts, the Savoy and the Burj al Arab in Dubai.
What’s the best way to keep that sunshine glow all year round?
Not only is this amazing for doing just that but this has been our best selling product this year! The Ready Steady Glow skin tonic (£20) from Ren’s Radiance range is created with fruit enzymes that nibble away at the surface of the face for a gentle exfoliation, use it daily after cleansing.
What’s your favourite product of the moment?
Meraki is a new brand for us at Sukha and it’s been really popular so far, this bamboo charcoal facial sponge is great. It’s made from an asian root that is used in noodles and blended with charcoal it’s gentle on the face but really makes you glow. And it’s just £5!
We love that you stock Neom, we are big fans of this brand. What’s your bestselling candle scent?
Definitely Sleep! It’s got all those amazing calming scents, lavender, jasmine, sweet basil, always a winner.
(Medium £30, Large £45)
If you were stranded on a desert island what would be your 3 products you couldn’t live without?
The Ouai shampoo and conditioner (£22 & £20), this brand is the best and I’ve never loved a shampoo and conditioner so much, (can we class that as one?!) The Ouai Sun Of A Beach spray (£20), this is like a very updated version of the old ‘Sun In’, it’s great for blondes and helps naturally lighten your hair on holiday, it’s been perfect for me this summer. Lastly I’d have to say this Ultrasun Face Tan Activator (£24), it brings out the natural melanin in your skin, stimulating it from within and bringing it to the surface which helps you to tan quicker and deeper whilst fully protected!
What are your top tips for body brushing and facial brushing?
Always work towards the heart and in circular motions because you are stimulating lymphatic drainage and blood flow. It’s also nice to use a little body or face oil on your brush to give it a bit of slip rather than dry brushing and work upwards on the face fighting against ageing and gravity!!
(Meraki facial brush £8.50 Meraki body brush £20)
You stock some fab men’s products, if we were looking for a men’s gift under £50 what would you recommend?
Beards are so trendy at the moment and this beard kit (£18) makes a great gift. It’s by the East London Beard Company and comes in 4 scents helping you to maintain and soften your beard.
Sukha also offer some fabulous treatments at the shop in Stortford so it’s worth taking some time for yourself and having a pamper session when you head down there to shop, the girls really know their stuff and cater the treatments to you personally.