Hello I’m Grainne McGarvey and welcome to my monthly column which will spot local hidden gems from the world of beauty, health, fashion and hospitality. The idea was born out of the fact that I’m always reading articles and think ‘Oh I would love to go there/see that/buy that’ and then realise it isn’t from Northern Ireland. Well now I will have my nose to the ground (quite literally) to keep you up to date about the new or interesting products and services from our neck of the woods.
First up is Derry based company Marble Hill Skin Care, which manufactures a range of natural skin care products using water from its very own Donegal spring well.
If you’re anything like me, January is a time to pamper your skin against the elements and cleanse your body of all the purple Quality Street and prosecco. When I came across these products I knew they could serve this purpose. Developed by Dr Maria McGee MB ChB, Marble Hill is all about moisturising, conditioning and retaining suppleness of the skin. The entire skincare range is truly 100% natural and shows that by using carefully blended pure plant oils it is possible to improve the condition of the skin at all ages.
“We cannot choose our skin type or the stresses of our daily life or our environment but we can, by taking care and investing in our skin gives it the best possible chance of avoiding and minimising dryness, itching and discomfort.” Says founder Dr McGee.
The oils in the products include shea butter, argan oil and jojoba, which sound good enough to eat and the fact that they are chemical and fragrance free are an extra bonus especially for those with dry skin conditions.
The seaweed scrub health soap bar is my product of choice, but other top selling products are PediSalve foot care cream – good for Diabetics due to the fact that it contains no water and SurgiSalve and Neem Oil soap – which are used by those who suffer from eczema.
Products can be bought online through the company’s website or through various retail stockists throughout Northern Ireland.
Head Office Contact Number: +44 (0)2871357128
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