My recent stint in Liberty reminded me of how much I used to love Aveda skincare and what a gem it is.. The counter is opposite the Queen Mary room (fancy!) and I headed there for at least one item after nearly every consultation. Usually the original line..

The exfoliant is another alternative to the P50, Pixi Glow Tonic and Clarins Exfoliating Toner.


 The hydrating lotion does exactly what it says on the bottle. Light, non-clogging action.

The cream cleanser doesn’t dry out the face..


And the spray toners are amazing.

Here’s the thing: It’s kind of hard to go wrong with Aveda for good, basic, affordable skincare. I haven’t delved too much into the other lines – I’m fond of this original line – I’m not one for faff and this does the job.

Here’s the best thing: the pricing and the sizes. All of the products shown in Aveda’s ‘botanical kinetics’ line start at £17.00 for 150ml.

Them’s crazy prices. I forgot about you Aveda skincare. I’m sorry. Remedied. Go try it.

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