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Somerset Living Magazine December 2020

OV naturals Skincare launched in 2011, after Lucy had been working with clients in her therapy clinic for 5 years. Since then, the product ranges have changed but Vital "Triple Rose" Facial Oil has been with us ever since & is still our hero product. 

Since the beginning, our skincare products & treatments have been featured in editorial in the Beauty Bible, Sublime Magazine, The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible, YOU Magazine, The Beauty Shortlist, Mail Online, Irish Independent, Love Somerset Online & Somerset Living Magazine (most recently in December 2020 featuring our sustainable treatment space) as well as numerous blogs. 

OV naturals is listed on the cruelty-free website Logical Harmony. Lucy has been published in the International Therapist Magazine & interviewed by Sarah Stacey.

We regularly get 5-star reviews from customers, including beauty & massage therapists (those we’ve received since the launch of this site in June 2020 are our product pages).

In the Press - a selection

“Orchard View naturals' botanical facial & body oils are a perfect addition to your holiday beauty bag. These skincare products will help your skin recover from the day's sunshine, sand and salt water. Used at night, they will give your skin a healthy glow, boost antioxidant levels to fight free radicals, soften, balance and load your skin with numerous beneficial plant compounds while you sleep."  Somerset Living Magazine

"Somerset-based aromatherapist Lucy Stevens hand blends her bespoke-style facial oils in batches, and OV was one brand that definitely caught our attention during the judging of The Beauty Shortlist Awards last month. More specifically, the hero of her collection, the Triple Rose Facial oil which felt like cashmere on our – back then – winter-battered skins!...So if you’re on the lookout for a new facial elixir, and you love a product that’s … 100% natural and over 99% organic, this is a brand to take a look at. Her oils are, quite simply, gorgeous."
The Beauty Shortlist  - Judges Favourites
“One of the nicest ranges of handmade plant-based products we know is Somerset-based Orchard View Naturals ( Aromatherapist Lucy Stevens makes her own products using 84-99 per cent Soil Association certified organic ingredients, which are also vegan and cruelty-free.”
Beauty Bible Beauty Clinic & Mail Online, Sarah Stacey & Jo Fairley  

“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."
Sarah Stacey, Beauty Bible 

"A favourite is OV Triple Rose Luxury Organic Facial Oil, which really does plump and moisturise dry skin overnight."
YOU magazine, Mail on Sunday, 'Skincare Special: Over-40 fixes' Sarah Stacey & Jo Fairley  
"‘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."
Sarah Stacey, Beauty Bible 

Sublime magazine 2011 featuring OV naturals Triple Rose.

"A beauty industry favourite." (Triple Rose)
Sublime Magazine
“Editor’s Pick - Aromatherapist Lucy Stevens has worked within the skincare industry for nearly 15-years. She founded her Orchard View naturals (OV naturals) brand upon moving to rural Somerset in 2007, and to this day still runs the independent, small business single-handedly in her Somerset therapy practice – and that means everything from making the tea, to creating all of her luxurious products by hand.”
Love Somerset Online
“Based in rural Somerset, Orchard View naturals is a range of ethical, natural skincare and perfume developed by professional aromatherapist and holistic facialist Lucy Stevens. Shortly after Lucy chose to list OV Naturals in our directory, I received a couple of the products for me to try – Facial moisturiser and Vital triple rose botanical facial oil. I’d already seen (the) little video explaining how to add facial oil to your usual moisturiser, so I gave it a go.
Game changer. Why have I never thought of this before? The moisturiser itself is wonderfully rich, natural and smoothes on really easily. Adding a couple of drops of the facial oil gave a heady rose fragrance and extra richness. My skin feels very happy after just a couple of days. I’m so glad to have discovered this highly affordable natural skincare.”
Laura Dunkley, From Britain With Love
"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, Country Calling

“Not one, not two, but three rose oils? Yes please! How much more luxurious can a face oil be when it's packed with such beautiful oils and essences? This is such an exquisitely scented oil. There's nothing more off-putting to buy a product which is 'rose scented' only to find that it's a synthetic scent - artificial rose scents can never match the beauty of the natural scent of rose and this oil certainly gives you that natural opulence of organic rose oils.“ 
Petra Redmond, Late Skin Party Blog 

"OV Naturals Triple Rose Luxury Organic Facial Oil ... contains great quality botanical extracts, is 100% natural and not tested on animals. Applied to face and neck after cleansing and toning you can pick up notes of lavender and rosehip as you rub 2-3 drops of the luxurious feeling oil to your skin. A great product to improve not just the hydration and softness of your skin but the clarity too."
Victoria Dance, The London Luxe

"Triple Rose... It is a gorgeous product... Super moisturising and makes the skin look radiant."
Sandra Robinson, Beauty Balm Blog
"(Triple Rose) Total hero product.”
Clare Empson, Country Calling 
"Buoyant is designed for mature and combination skin, and brings vibrancy to give a more healthy appearance to the skin. I absolutely love the scent of bergamot and neroli, which for me are the two essential oils at the forefront of Buoyant, and it’s perfect as a morning oil to awaken your senses. The facial oil has a rich texture, which is surprisingly lightweight on the skin and absorbs beautifully without leaving any greasy residue. I’ve used this sample on a couple of occasions and although I can’t comment on the long term effects on my skin, the immediate results were nice. My skin felt nourished and moisturised throughout the day and I didn’t experience any breakouts or irritation. It appears to really suit my skin, and although I have neither a mature or combination skin type, I can see that it would be perfect for both as well as dry and sensitive skin such as my own."
Emma, Beauty Folio Blog
"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."
Clare Empson, Country Calling

“The Uplifted Body Oil smells incredible, with the combination of tangerine, pink grapefruit, eucalyptus and pink pepper to lighten your spirits and boost your mood. The scent is rich in citrus yet has a warmth from the pink pepper and eucalyptus that is perfect for this time of year. The oil itself, with a base of grapeseed oil, ensures that skin is nourished yet absorbs beautifully leaving behind no greasy residue. After use, my skin is looking healthier and moisturised, and feels soft and smooth.” 
Emma, Beauty Folio Blog