This Is One Fabulous Find.
Romilly Wilde was introduced to me by a friend a few months ago – a brand I didn’t know but one she raved about and was sure I would love. The products are all about clean beauty as opposed to chemical gains. I am a bit of a cynic when it comes to beauty “miracles” and at my age, I don’t hold my breath waiting for them.
From what I see if you don’t fill and inject or face the surgeon there won’t be major life-changing results. I have never believed a cream can counteract the jowls or eliminate hooded lids. Retinol A is perhaps the exception for facial lines but early adoption and tolerance to the sensitivity is crucial. It is what it is and to what lengths we go is personal. I’m not overly vain – at least I don’t think so – and am a big believer in personality, style and confidence as a beauty aid. Without all the positive attributes mentally, all the surgery and jabs in the world won’t make a beauty. I remind myself on a regular basis that how I look is not who I am and it’s a helpful mantra when a glance in the mirror is less soothing than expected.
This does not mean we cannot do the best by our skin with the right products.
Negotiating what to use is a minefield and I must receive more than a hundred emails a week about new wonder potions. Yes, I am curious and I try some and not others. What counts for me is the quality of my skin. How it feels and how well it is hydrated. Is it smooth? Has sensitivity been activated? How puffy are my eyes? And does it have an overwhelming fragrance? That is my biggest deterrent; an overpowering fragrance is not what I want in a skincare product. I don’t wish to suffer in the name of beauty; those days are relegated to the ignorance of youth.
So about Romilly Wilde.
A small brand, not overly known globally but starting to make its mark as certain celebrities in West Hollywood discover how fabulous it is. Remember I told you first ;) There are not a huge range of products, which for me is a big positive. Cleansing and hydration are what skincare means to me and if routines are overly complex I simply won’t follow orders.
I mentioned the cleanser (divine) and since then I have been using the serum, night cream and facial oil without exception. My skin feels amazing, better than it’s ever felt. How can I describe it? It feels refreshed, plump and never drawn – that dryness and unpleasant tight feeling has disappeared. I am using way less product than I needed before and reaping the benefits. Three months have passed and I am very pleased with the results.
I use the serum every day and night. Fullstop. A Serum is my non-negotiable when it comes to my face. Every other evening I mix a drop of the facial oil into the serum for an extra boost. I follow with the night cream. The cleanser I will use as a mask treatment 2-3 times weekly and it’s my at-home spa treatment. Working out what and when depends on your skin type, where you live and how affected it is by your environment.
At the moment Romilly Wilde is available on their own website but the great news is they ship worldwide. It’s so worth a few days wait to try.
My skin has never felt so great and right now that feels like a big win. xv
The Beauty Detective: Romilly Wilde