Antonia Burrell is an extraordinary woman. Not only does she have an incredible background as a facialist and skin expert, a celebrity waiting list as long as Chiltern Firehouse and a product range to boot, but she doesn’t look a day over 25. (She’s not 25 FYI, but it’s rude to talk about a lady’s age.) I’ve used a couple of her products in the last few months, including her fabulous Cleansing Oil which leaves my skin feeling super soft and supple, but until I visited her for a facial last week I didn’t really understand the true power of both her hands and the stuff in these delicious dark glass bottles. I’m lucky enough to have experienced hundreds of facials in my time in the beauty industry, but never have I felt so relaxed and immediately revitalised as I did when walking out of her practice in London’s Notting Hill. She really is a wonder woman that’s able to identify issues and help to rectify them (for me it was stress and tension around my eyes, as well as fine lines on my forehead,) almost immediately, but it’s her products that make the at-home skincare journey all the more pleasurable and effective.
All of Antonia’s products are formulated using only the best ingredients, which are 100% natural and sourced from the best possible locations. With her range she wanted to produce an eco-luxe alternative to mass produced and less effective products that simply didn’t work for her clients; the result is the incredible range of self-named products that really do work wonders for tired, dehydrated and dull skin. As part of my facial experience Antonia pummeled my troublesome areas and used her Forest Dew Skin Conditioner to inject plumpness and radiance; I’ve since been following her recommendation to use around fifteen pumps a day at home, massaging it into my skin and focusing around my eyes and forehead to plump the skin and prevent further ageing. It’s a great desk buddy and is even more effective when applied during non-makeup or working-from-home days.
The alcohol and oil-free tonic is made with 100% pure plant extracts to help improve skin texture, regulate and rebalance the skin’s pH, relieve redness, reduce inflammation, balance sebum production and reduce enlarged pores. It’s basically a one-stop shop for fabulous skin. The formula is also infused with cucumber extract (rich in Vitamin C and an antioxidant,) as well as calming lavender flower to soothe the complexion. It’s super lightweight and non-greasy, soaking into skin within a few massaging minutes to leave a visible difference – as soon as I apply this I feel like my skin has had the most incredible facial and my fine lines are definitely reduced. You can even mix this into your moisturiser or serum for an added boost, providing skin with everything it needs to look as good as possible.
At £25.50 for a 50ml bottle and £55.40 for a 200ml bottle, it’s not even ridiculously expensive for what it is. I hardly ever discover products that are easy to use, make an immediate difference and are an absolute pleasure on my skin – especially not those that are within an achievable price range. Antonia’s products are incredible value for money and really do work, laid testament to the fact that she looks absolutely phenomenal and doesn’t have a single line on her face. (She tests everything on herself and on her clients!) If you’re in need of some serious attention then I would thoroughly recommend making an appointment with Antonia, as well as checking out some of her products; you won’t regret either one and will be left feeling ten years younger. Promise.
All Antonia Burrell products are available to buy online. Prices start from £25.50.