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Review: The Black Magic by Seed to Skin

Spa expert Lorelle Williams tries out The Black Magic, the new facial mask from skincare brand Seed to Skin.

Now an award winning luxury spa hotel and organic farm, Tuscany’s Borgo Santro Pietra dates back to 1129 and formerly operated as a sanctuary of health for medieval pilgrims where villagers grew wild herbs and used them to make remedies for those in need of recovery.

Today, the 220 acre hotel maintains a philosophy of nurture via nature and passionately advocates the power of natural remedies.

Five years ago, with the hotel’s philosophy in mind, Jeanette Thottrup founded the hotel’s own skincare brand, Seed to Skin.

The Seed to Skin range includes both facial and body products

She knew that there was still so much untapped potential for natural ingredients within the realm of skincare and understood that the only way to create the brand she had in mind was to use the plants grown on the hotel’s own organic farm and set up an on-site laboratory.

With the help of medical professionals and holistic therapists, her dream of a natural and transparent skincare brand was realised.

In the UK, Seed to Skin’s eight facial products and seven body products are available to buy at the Liberty of London department store. On 25th May 2019, Seed to Skin launched its latest facial product, a mask, known as The Black Magic.

The Black Magic facial mask energises skin cells to the deepest level

The Black Magic contains volcanic clay, activated charcoal and oxygen complex to deeply cleanse the skin, reduce pore size and promote the production of collagen. The more it is used, the firmer and more refined the skin becomes.

I was treated to a Black Magic facial in early May by the brand’s spa therapist, Tracey, in one of Liberty’s treatment rooms. The first thing that struck me about all of Seed to Skin’s products was their beautiful aromatic scents.

The mask itself smelt of chocolate and marzipan, and while I expected it to dry up and tighten, it actually did neither – it felt like more of a moisturiser than a mask. Once washed off, my skin was noticeably brighter and softer, and kept its glows for days following the facial.

The Black Magic launched 25th May 2019 and is available to buy from Liberty of London.