LM: What do you most love about your work?
MS: I work as the medical herbalist at the Walsingham Clinic in Truro and at Inlight HQ as the formulator and scientific director. Quite a busy and intense life, however, I enjoy every second of what I do. I love to help my patients and listen with empathy to their stories (often it’s them who inspire me…) and I love to help them reconnect and find their balance and health.
I also love to research and discover the benefits of new ingredients and invent new formulas that develop into pure products that really work. I like to be constantly in tune with nature and with people in order to manifest beauty in its splendour.
LM: You’ve even produced organic herbal tea infusions. How did that come about?
MS: Working as a medical herbalist for more than 30 years, herbal blends have been always part of the treatment I suggest to my patients. I have become well aware of the benefit of herbs/flowers for both body and mind, so it has been consequential to offer something so beneficial and tasty to complement my skincare range.
LM: I’ve been using your fabulous new Inlight Beauty Lip Serum which has a lovely citrus and rose scent. Tell us more about the active ingredients.
MS: Lips have no protective keratin or sebaceous glands so are very vulnerable as they are constantly exposed to the elements.
Lip Serum is one of my latest formulas, and the idea behind it was to create a treatment to nourish and protect lips, rather than just a barrier against the elements.
I have, in fact, chosen some of the best nourishers for this product such as sea buckthorn oil, baobab oil, rosehip oil, all rich in Vitamin E and EFA (Essential Fatty Acids), carrot oil rich in antioxidant Beta-carotene; rose, lavender and calendula botanical extracts for their ability to speed up the epidermis cell renewal.
A gentle touch of mandarin and aniseed adds a warm yet fresh ‘taste’. Lip Serum is in a small bottle with a glass roll to be dispensed very gently. As they say ‘good things come in small packages’.
LM: As a frequent traveller I love your Travel Light Set. What’s the inspiration behind this? What products are included in the Set?
MS: This was prompted by my wife Loredana who is often ‘on the move’ herself, and saw the importance of having essential beauty products in a travel-friendly size. Our Cornish location also gave us the opportunity to upcycle lots of well-travelled spinnakers that would have gone to waste.
What a better eco-way to use them to line a beauty bag? And the Travel Set came to life with its sail unfurled! In the bag we have our coveted dual-action face cleanser with floral tonic, face oil to keep skin well moisturised, superfood and chocolate face masks sachets to pamper, some useful cotton pads and our lovely rosewood spatula.
LM: I find my eyelids take a battering in winter weather – do you have products that protect and nourish this delicate area?
MS: Inlight Supreme Eye Serum is the answer. This is an extraordinary product developed after years of trials and researches, and it’s a super skin food that deeply nourishes the delicate area around the eyes. It is a fountain of youth for the skin with precious powerful oils, such as argan and prickly pear, both anti-ageing and powerful antioxidants. I have added three gemstones inside to this Serum to empower the product with their energy and subliminal message. A beautiful, effective product!
LM: Are you planning to launch new Inlight beauty products in 2020?
MS: Later this year, we are aiming to add a new revolutionary product to the Supreme Range: Supreme Face Serum. It will be a super-regenerative four-week treatment. Watch this space!
LM: Detoxing has become mainstream now. What results can we expect from Inlight’s four-week Detox and Revive programme?
MS: For years, I have helped many of my patients/clients to detox as an important step to maintain both body and the skin in good balance. I designed this gentle but effective detox programme to get rid of toxins and periodically cleanse the system. This is especially important after excess during holidays or at the change of seasons when the body starts a new metabolic pace.
Inlight Beauty & Wellness – Where and How?
All Inlight beauty products are 100% organic certified and are free from SLS, Parabens, Phthalate and alcohol. For more information, call 01326 281114 or e-mail www.inlightbeauty.co.uk.
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