Here at StyleNest HQ we’ve been hooked on Ila’s gorgeous collection of luxury, organic products since discovering the brand late last year. For spring 2012, they’ve impressed us once again with a nifty edit of the essential products that are sure to get your skin and hair in tip top condition and ready for summer.
Handmade in the Cotswolds, this five-strong little wonder range includes shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion and bath soak. Packaged up in a handy frosted cosmetics bag, the collection is ideal for popping in your holiday suitcase to ensure you’ve packed everything you need and no more, as each bottle is a convenient 150ml size.
The hair and body care range has been designed in keeping with Ila’s philosophy – Purity, Energy, Balance, and is blended with some of nature’s most effective ingredients from rose oil to ylang ylang. Perfect for those with sensitive skins and a conscious for ethical beauty, the Essential Collection is organic, free from chemicals and sourced and produced in a way that doesn’t damage the environment or the livelihoods of those who grow the ingredients.
The packaging comes in a summer appropriate kaleidoscope of colours. The lime bottle contains Ila’s Shampoo for Revitalising Hair – a blend of ylang yalng, rose geranium and quillaja make it suitable for all hair types, perfect if you’re looking for a shampoo the whole family can use on your summer holiday. The conditioner works in much the same way fusing moisturising jojoba oil with nourishing apricot oil ethically sourced from a women’s co-operative in Northern Pakistan.
For the body, the set includes a wash to cleanse, tighten and moisturise the skin as well as a lotion to soften, regenerate and smooth. For when you manage to catch five minutes peace indulge in Ila’s Bath Soak for Pure Relaxation. Blended with the purest oils from calming vetivert to softening apricot; this product is sure to soothe both body and mind.
Whether you indulge yourself or purchase for a friend, this nifty little set is the easiest way to add some spa like luxury to your at-home beauty regime.
The Luxury Essentials Collection is £34.80 and available from ila-spa.com