Bamford was born out of our founder’s belief that what we put on our body should be as nourishing and nurturing as what we put inside it. And just as we look to nature to inspire our collections, we use the same source of inspiration to guide us through the year in harmony with the seasons.
Our resident Spa Trainer Agata Wojcik shares a step-by-step ritual to help us transition into the new season.
In the same way we spring clean our homes, our skin needs regular cleaning too.
“Select a lighter cleanser in the morning like our Balancing Cleansing Wash and a richer one in the evening like the Nourishing Cleansing Balm to replenish those vital fatty acids with organic strawberry seed and argan oils.”
Exfoliating allows us to release the old and welcome the new, which feels apt for the season of rebirth and renewal.
“Not only does it awaken, brighten and energise the skin, exfoliating allows the product to penetrate deeper into the skin which improves its effectiveness.”
Bring your skin into full bloom with a hydrating moisturiser.
“Lighter moisturisers are great for acne-prone skin. Our gel-to-cream Plumping Moisturiser with rosemary extract is great for balancing the skin and protecting from environmental stressors. For mature skin, I’d recommend our vitamin-A filled Rejuvenating Drops and our Plumping Cream.”
Brighter spring weather calls for sun protection and glow-enhancing products.
“Incorporating just one key additional product into your routine can bring truly transformative results. During the day, layer our SPF 50 sunscreen over your moisturiser to shield the skin from free radicals and sun rays. Add Brightening Drops to your night-time moisturiser to speed up cell turnover and encourage a healthier complexion.”
Show your skin some love with an indulgent treatment. Sowing the seeds for healthy skin in spring can bring benefits that last throughout the year.
“Our Awakening Organic Facial features a double exfoliation using gentle fruit enzymes and powerful thermal clays to deeply detoxify the skin.”
This exfoliating facial can be booked at our Bamford Wellness Spas in London and the Cotswolds.
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO BAMFORD PRODUCT AND WHY?
The The B Silent Bath Concentrate It’s truly wonderful for a bedtime bath and makes for a deep and wonderful sleep. I love a bath. And a good smell. This really is a good combo of lavender, camomile and vetiver.
WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO SPEND TIME THIS SUMMER?
I love France, particularly the south. It’s a place I’ve visited for as a long as I can remember – from family holidays as a child onwards. The smells, the sights, the sounds – it’s all pure nostalgia. So I’ll be in Provence, doing my usual market trawling and hunter-gathering, and also lavender buying. I’m also going to Lake Como which I can’t wait to explore.
ANY BEAUTY AND WELLNESS TIPS TO SHARE?
My morning routine is very basic, as is my getting-ready-to-go-out regime. My lifelines are relaxing baths with lavender-y or eucalyptus-y oils, Ross Barr Calm and Healing patches, lots of fresh (out of town) air, and Classic FM to restore calm when life overtakes (which it does and far too often). And a wild swim, sea swim or cold swim whenever possible! It’s unparalleled in its rejuvenation and invigoration.
I’m about to embark on a course on how to breathe properly – as ridiculous as it sounds, it's not something I do at all and I’m endlessly told about how bad my shallow non-breathing is for the soul. So I’m going to learn how to breathe! According to Wim Hof it’s truly game-changing if you get it right.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE APPS?
Instagram. I love the photo sharing element and album-like nature of it. I haven’t yet moved into reels or TikTok. It’s classic stills photography for me, forever.
I also love photography associated apps – either for editing, or transferring from my Leica camera to my phone, or a framing app for Instagram. They are all photography related as that’s my favourite hobby and always has been. And then BBC Sounds. I am plugged into radio 4 and iplayer for many hours of the day, and night. It’s a trove of wonderful things to listen to, old and new. Not to mention The Archers…!
WHO’S IN YOUR FAVOURITES LIST ON YOUR PHONE?
My parents, my siblings, and my lifelong Swedish best friend who’s on my speed dial even though she’s quite far away in Stockholm and may not be able to tend to me that swiftly in an SOS situation!
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