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Clare Empson, countrycalling.co.uk Oct 2017
"I’ve long been a fan of OV Natural’s wonderful, face saving Triple Rose Oil so I was keen to try the brand new Heart & Soul Collection.
The botanical oils, created by talented aromatherapist Lucy Stevens (founder of OV Naturals in Somerset) combine fast absorbing high linoleic (omega 6) oil with essential oils and botanics. Drawing from years of experience treating clients’ skin, Lucy has launched 6 formulas designed to correct problem areas like dry skin and enhance mood at the same time.
And they are truly wonderful. The switch from summer to autumn traditionally plays havoc with my skin, there’s a definite sandpaper moment around the end of September. This year armed with bottles of both the Buoyant (with argan, neroli and frankincense) and Vital (with triple rose, hip, otto and absolute) facial oils I can in all honestly say my skin has never been better. Crucially the oils absorb quickly but leave a light sheen initially – a bit like applying a highlighter. (According to Lucy this works as a quick beauty tip).
I’ve been using them for two weeks now and my skin feels noticeably softer (literally like it belongs to someone else) and with fewer fine lines. I’ve even checked with my nearest and dearest (husband, daughter always guaranteed to give a searingly truthful opinion). What’s not to like? You can apply morning and night, as I do, or just once a day and amp up with a day or night cream afterwards. The oils smell delicious and leaves your skin feeling properly nourished.
Then there’s the divine botanical body oil – I tried Supple – which you slather on after a shower. It’s quickly absorbed so you dress and forget about it but once you undress 12 hours later – again, wow factor. That sad looking post holiday skin? Smoother than it’s been in years.
My 15 year old daughter also tried the Serene facial oil with the same dramatic effect, her skin, she says, is far softer and more hydrated than usual. The oils are 100% vegan and organic so feel like a good choice for young skin.
Long story short, I am complete convert not only to using facial and body oils rather than creams but particularly to this new range from OV Naturals.
Lucy has spent the past 18 months working on these new oils and it shows. Prices are good too. I’m stocking up."
“Monthly facials are a huge improvement ... (I’m just off to see the wonderful Lucy Stevens of Orchard View Organics in Somerset for that very thing…)”
Sarah Stacey, beautybible.com
"Lucy, a trained aromatherapist, offers bespoke massages and facials tailored to your needs, using her exquisite handmade organic face and body oils. This facial, a combination of cleansing, exfoliation, masks and deep moisturising alongside hot stones and continual massage, was the most intensely relaxing beauty treatment I think I've ever experienced. My only thought in a zen-like hour and a quarter was that I might not be able to get off the bed and drive home afterwards."
Clare Empson, countrycalling.co.uk
"Lucy, Thank you for an amazing facial today. Haven't felt this chilled in a long time. My face feels very loved xx #greenbeauty"
@charlieejhughes on Twitter
“Lucy makes you feel totally at ease and happy to tailor anything to suit. I like that there are little changes every time, perhaps some hot stones or a different product. I leave feeling completely rejuvenated”
“I love the care taken, the feeling of being nurtured throughout, the feeling that Lucy gives you of being her only client.”
Sam Cornelius-Light, Somerset
“I love everything about the therapies and the products but my biggest love is the holistic approach. You have an expert understanding of the skin and the internal and external factors which affect the skin. Every time I visit I always leave with a little tip, whether that be related to diet, lifestyle or the application of the products. I know that whatever advice you are giving, it will be from extensive reading, research etc. Part of this holistic approach is the time you have to give to your clients. Each facial is different because you take time to listen to what my needs are each time I visit; as a result the facial is always bespoke, the products used are personalised and from the moment I walk through the door, I can completely escape!”
"I had a 75 minute luxury face massage in July. It was so relaxing and I loved being given a neck, shoulder and scalp massage while the face pack was left to work. The ultimate in attention. This was wonderful as I don't always enjoy being left alone while a face pack is working. The essential oils smelled wonderful and left my hair in excellent condition I do not think this facial treatment could have been bettered. I felt utterly spoilt and shall certainly be back for another. The time went all too quickly!"
"Lucy provides a thoroughly professional yet warm, caring and safe environment. I particularly appreciate the way she tailors each treatment session to my specific needs… aromatherapy has proved invaluable to fighting stress and tension that build up and cause headaches. The facial is wonderful and always leaves me feeling relaxed and revived."
Lucy B, Somerset
“Thanks Lucy for the lovely facial this morning -it was such a lovely experience.”
Marion Cooper, High Ham, Somerset
“Thank you so much for such a wonderful facial. I just loved it and my skin has been so grateful ever since.”
"Many thanks for my treatment, it was fab & made a noticeable difference. No wild reactions & my skin felt really comfortable afterwards so a good choice of oils…Very pleased my order is ready, exciting stuff!"
Jo Tucker, Somerset
"Just back from a gorgeous relaxing Ayurvedic facial with @OVnaturals. I think I could be hooked :)" Lucy Jones @myrobalanclinic on Twitter
"The face massage has so many benefits. Your skin feels and looks amazing, even more so the next day, and is the most relaxing treatment I have ever had." Jenny Johnson, Somerset
"From the moment you’re welcomed by Lucy into the therapy room, with subdued lighting, gentle music and the aroma of essential oils, you know you’re about to have a wonderful experience. The Ayurvedic Face Massage is so relaxing I felt as though I was floating. It really did ‘lift’ my face and my skin was glowing."
Sandra Harvey, Somerset
Pre the Heart & Soul Collection TRIPLE ROSE LUXURY ORGANIC FACIAL OIL (now VITAL Botanical Facial Oil – same recipe, new name)
"Sarah loves... OV Naturals Triple Rose Organic Facial Oil, a handmade treat from a tiny business in Somerset."
The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible: Everything You Need to Look and Feel Gorgeous for Ever
by Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey 2015
Triple Rose Luxury Organic Facial Oil - "I just love this fragrant, nourishing facial oil from Lucy Stevens, the aromatherapist who launched this fantastic hand-made range in Somerset... You won’t know how you lived without it."
Sarah Stacey, Beauty Bible, January 2014
"Another company we applaud is Orchard View Naturals, ovnaturals.co.uk, run by aromatherapist Lucy Stevens, who says: ‘we ask all our ingredients suppliers for written confirmation that they do not test on animals. This is very important to us.’"
The Beauty Bible beauty clinic in the Mail Online, Jo Fairley and Sarah Stacey 15 April 2013
The Beauty Bible's Sarah Stacey puts OV Triple Rose Facial Oil in her Top 3:
"...created by the wonderful Lucy Stevens in Somerset. You can use it every day, morning and night, or when your skin needs a special treat."
Beauty Bible beauty clinic in the Mail Online
Jo Fairley and Sarah Stacey March 2013
"A favourite is OV Triple Rose Luxury Organic Facial Oil, which really does plump and moisturise dry skin overnight."
Mail on Sunday, 'Skincare Special: Over-40 fixes' Sarah Stacey & Jo Fairley 26 June 2011
"‘OV' stands for Orchard View, the home of aromatherapist Lucy Stevens, in Somerset. She’s a wonderful practitioner (her Ayurvedic-based facial massage is a fab temporary face-lift, and blissfully relaxing), and the products are as lovely as she is. I love rose (as many of you do too, we know) and this nourishing facial oil made my skin instantly soft and velvety feeling, with a visible bloom. You can use night and morning – with night cream for extra moisturising overnight; in the morning, I use it under a tinted moisturiser."
Beauty Bible. www.beautybible.com 'Sarah Loves' Sarah Stacey May 2011
"What would be your desert island beauty buy?"
"Facial oil. Currently Triple Rose Luxury Organic Facial oil by a tiny Somerset business called Orchard View Naturals.”
Irish Independent Sarah Stacey April 2011
"A quality facial oil is the cornerstone of my skin care routine and over the last couple of years, I have found myself returning to Bodhi & Birch's Desert Rose and OV Naturals Tripe Rose oils time after time, there is really nothing to choose between them in terms of performance. The rose in Desert Rose comes from Rose Otto and Rosehip Seed oils, whilst Tripe Rose is a blend of Damask Rose, Moroccan Rose Absolute and Rosehip Seed oils. I love them both equally and simply have to have both in my bathroom at all times!"
Hello Purple Clouds Blog May 2016
"Total hero product.”
Clare Hall, Country Calling, Jan 2015
"Quality facial oils are the cornerstone of my skincare regime and the OV Naturals oils offer superb quality, affordable organic oils that really work. I can also highly recommend visiting Lucy for a treatment if you are anywhere near her corner of Somerset. I have had dozens of facials in my life but I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I have never had one as good as Lucy's. I am already planning a return visit."
Annie Heritage, Hello Purple Clouds Blog January 2015
"A great product to improve not just the hydration and softness of your skin but the clarity too."
Victoria Dance, The London Luxe - This Week We're Loving July 2013
"Your Triple Rose oil is exquisite."
The Beauty Shortlist, Judges Favourites April 2013
“My skin feels so velvety smooth and soft and super hydrated after applying this oil, and over the months it has improved not only in softness but in texture, clarity and tone too."
Reheadbeautydiaries, April 2013
"Glow Like a Goddess."
Prediction Magazine, December 2012
"Triple Rose... It is a gorgeous product... Super moisturising and makes the skin look radiant."
Beauty Balm, August 2012
“I sampled the Triple rose oil and I’m a HUGE fan of anything with rose so this for me was just bliss in a bottle."
Kathryn Asher's Blog, April 2012
"This is wondrous stuff, guaranteed to give your skin just the boost it needs at this time of year. (We’ll be self-gifting too when it comes to this particular present)."
Country Calling, Last Minute West Country Gift Guide, December 2011
"A beauty industry favourite."
Sublime Magazine, Sept/Oct 2011
"@OVnaturals @morethanamarket was lovely to meet you today! Can't stop smelling my beautiful face oil.... 🌹" @BalancedSasha on Twitter
"I can thoroughly rec @OVnaturals Luxury rose oil used it for nearly 2 years
" @RedFox_Diaries on Twitter
"Loving @OVnaturals triple rose facial oil. It's nourishing, light, smells nice & you don't need much. #vegan" Heena Modi @VeganCoaching on Twitter
"still love this @OVnaturals rose oil" @RedFox_Diaries on Twitter
"The best thing about my night time beauty regime is @OVnaturals #tripleroseoil for #dryskin #smell #moisturising #treatforskin" @debbieat162 on Twitter
"Ordered triple rose. If its good enough for Sarah from @beauty_bible..." @BeaShadeGreener on Twitter
"Today received #tripleroseoil a stunning product great presentation & speedy service thanks ☺" QueenBeeBuzz @debbieat162 on Twitter
"I absolutely love your triple rose facial oil - it's wonderful :)" Lucy Jones on Twitter
"My winter must have is the triple rose facial oil from OV Naturals-its amazing leaves my skin really nourished and a little goes a long way." Sandra Henderson on helenasblog
"I call it liquid gold, fabulous stuff!!" @SitSpiritually on Twitter
"Thank you OV once again for great service and my lovely Rose Oil. Amazing! X" Christine Boswell on Facebook
"Thank you OV Naturals! Your TRIPLE ROSE LUXURY FACIAL OIL is a miracle in a bottle! I love it so much. I have used it for 3 weeks now every morning and night and what a difference!! Can't recommend it enough - a MUST HAVE!!! x" Emma Lynn on Facebook
"I love love love triple rose oil ... my new bff" @kohsamuirosie on Twitter
"When I bought your Triple Rose Oil the other day I didn’t realise I was buying liquid gold. It looks like liquid gold, feels like liquid gold and my neck and chest are already shimmering like they haven’t for 20 years! Thankyou." Caressence Roden on Facebook
"The VERY BESt rose oil there is, it is just amazing." Siobhan Lancaster on Facebook
"@OVnaturals Received my Triple Rose facial oil today. It was beautifully wrapped, smells divine and my skin feels like silk. WoW Thank you ♥" Louise Middleton @ElvinFairy on Twitter
"Having recently bought the OV Triple Rose Luxury Organic Facial Oil from you, have to say it is just gorgeous. Am using it in the morning and last thing at night, when the beautiful scent helps me to relax ...it makes my skin so soft and rehydrated."
Sharon, Somerset Facebook
“@OVnaturals loving your triple rose oil...its lush!” @shipshapeann on Twitter
Triple Rose: "It is truly wonderful! xx" Tamasine Mason on Facebook
“I loved how effective the Triple Rose Organic Facial Oil was. Even with just a small sample size, my skin had improved dramatically with use.” Megan http://dreamandscheme.wordpress.com
"I have been using the triple rose for the past few days and have to say I am very impressed! My acne scars have definitely appeared less red and angry and generally my skin looks radiant!" Charley, Plumberry Beauty
"I would like to say as a rose oil user for many years and trying many different brands, I would always go back to one well known brand. That was until I tried yours. Your rose oil will now be the one that I will never be without. It is without doubt the best I have used. Superb, amazing and precious. Well done, my skin looks smooth, fresh and glowy. Thank you." Collette J.
"Your rose oil is liquid sunshine. Joy in a bottle. My face has never been so happy!!!!! And so beautifully wrapped. What a wonderful product. :)" Hannah Thomas
"I use the Triple Rose, which really improves the look and feel of my mature skin."
"I absolutely adore the Triple Rose Luxury Organic Facial Oil - it's light and sinks beautifully into my skin, instantly adding 'plump', it seems to seal up the wrinkles... OV is completely holistic, grounded and sincere in its practice and it is appreciated." Hannah, Somerset
“I have bought the Triple Rose facial oil. I loved that it made my skin feel soft and gave it a healthy glow.” H Cooper, Leicester
Thanks so much for all the fabulous feedback – please keep talking to us & if you like what we do, keep telling the world.