This Works by Kathy Philips is known for its natural ingredient content, but she’s making no bones about the fact that the only way to make an effective sun screen so far is to use chemicals. So, Skin Defense Moisturiser (SPF30) is the one item in the range that strays from the brand ethos, but for very good reason. It’s virtually impossible to make a half decent sunscreen without using synthetics and in fact, what persuaded Kathy Philips to make an exception to her natural rule was when Dr Haushcka scrapped their sun protection range. If they can’t do it, then probably nobody can.
Other new products include No Traces; rosewater and watermint infused cleansing pads that won’t get you stopped at the airport. Although I was disappointed that they don’t smell of their ingredients, they’re super little pre-soaked circles of cotton that remove make up and if you are curious to try anything from In Transit, I’d recommend dipping your toe in the waters with these. I love Muscle Therapy; a roll on massage formula so you can really winkle your way into those tight muscles, and it smells reassuringly linament-like so you know it’s doing something good with the marjoram, clove and black pepper extracts. Camera Close Up acts as a mask, moisturiser and primer – I’ve used it as a mask and it certainly does give a hydration boost. First Aid is a magical natural antiseptic with lavender, geranium and rosewood and great for bites, cuts or nicks. I won’t get excited about this one until I have any of the aforementioned and then I’ll probably be beside myself with gratitude – especially for the bites! Needless to say, the clue is in the name; all the products are air travel friendly.
The In Transit range launches in April from £15 (First Aid).