YOU…BUT BETTER: DAY 4 – Cherish yourself with some THERAPIE by Michelle Roques-O’Neil, named one of the world’s Top 10 aromatherapists by British VOGUE


What a feel good week it has been so far! But we’ve kept the best till last on the skincare front.

As we bid adieu to summer and settle gently into autumn and the treasures this magical season brings, we can’t think of a better oil to cherish ourselves with than…Cherish, second from right, in Therapie’s Pamper Me Gift Set.

“Suffice to say, Cherish dispenses a dose of skincare SOS and aromatherapy with every pump.

It’s bliss in a bottle if you ask us…”

– Get The Gloss

Which – excitingly – now comes in a 30ml handbag size for just £12.


So many potent fruit, flower and plant ingredients in this, you’ll want to use it on your face


“Named one of British VOGUE’s Top 10 Aromatherapists, Michelle Roques-O’Neil’s award-winning Therapie collection is a sanctuary of peace at the end of busy days”

– The Beauty Shortlist

If you only try ONE new beauty hero this month, you might want to read up on this one.


You might also like…? The Winter protector: Therapie’s Heal Me Kit

Why it’s cult

Quite possibly the most interesting body product around at the moment, top aromatherapist Michelle Roques-O’Neil created this celebrated Cherish Body Serum and it’s now one of the undisputed heroes of her Therapie aromatherapy range.

A rich, concentrated oil, its ingredients label almost deserves an accolade in itself – Michelle was named one of the Top 10 Aromatherapists by British Vogue and she is nothing short of an alchemist.

Here’s the “alchemist list” which so impressed me when I first discovered this product – that was a few years ago and it’s still one of the most luxurious, cocooning body products on the market (guilty admission, I’ve used this on my face in winter!)

Grapeseed oil( Vinis vinifera)(Rosehipseed oil (O) (Rosa canina), Rice Bran oil (Oryza sativa), Argan oil (O) (Argania spinosa), Broccoli seed oil (O) Brassica oleracea italica) Pumpkin seed oil (O) (Cucurbita pepo), Red Raspberry seed oil (Rubus idaeus), Carrot tissue oil (O) (Daucus carota), Baobob seed oil (O) (Adansonia digitata), Rice bran extract CO2 (O) (Oryza sativa germ), Arctic Blackcurrant CO2 extract (Ribes nigrum), Artic Cranberry seed extract (Oxycoccus palustris), Sea Buckthorn CO2 extract (O) (Hippophae rhamnoides), Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata var. genuina), Frankincense wild (Boswellia carterii), Rosehipseed extract CO2 (O) (Rosa rubginosa), Tangerine (Citrus reticulata), Geranium Bourbon (Pelargonium graveolens roseum), Rosemary antioxidant (O) (Rosmarinus officinalis), Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), Neroli (Citrus bigaradia).

Drenched in skin protectors – rosehip seed oil, argan, red raspberry, arctic blackcurrant, sea buckthorn and pumpkin seed are just a shortlist! – this is the definitive “Cashmere Blanket” of skin oils.

What many people don’t know is that Michelle has collaborated with brands like DeMamiel, Mauli Rituals, Green & Spring and Pippa Small. She applies her knowledge of plants, woods, crystals and fruit oils and the result is a product that has a certain magic to it.

“With Cherish, I wanted to create something as good for the body as it was for the face…every single ingredients was chosen to enhance and heal skin dramatically and within minutes”

– Michelle Roques-O’Neil

In our hectic world,  finding a moment of peace is essential.

Therapie’s Relax Me Gift Set £22.50

If you’re into aromatherapy, I always call Therapie “beyond aromatherapy” because it’s almost transformative in its effect.  Michelle’s Restore Aura spray is used to calm nerves at big red carpet events, and her Himalayan Detox Bath Salts were an early Beauty Shortlist Awards winner (the 2016 awards are now open, by the way) and since then Therapie went on to become a beauty editor favourite.

People swear by these salts as an antidote to insomnia and if you keep waking during the night these need to be on your new beauty shopping list.

But perhaps the best description of this delicious love-the-skin-you’re-in Cherish Body Serum in all its velvety luxe-ness is Michelle’s own:

“Cherish is a luxurious, high performing body serum that’s sensual, I wanted to create something as good for the body as it was for the face; every single ingredient was chosen for its unique potency, efficacy and proficiency to enhance and heal skin dramatically and within minutes.”

It is a beautiful healer, a protective blanket for the cooler months and – very apt for me, having spent a month near the Moroccan Sahara last year, it’s great for sun-damaged skin, conditioning, healing, plumping and “feeding” it.

There you have it.

Try the new 30ml size for £12 and chances are you’ll be getting the 200ml (£44) for your next round of Therapie before autumn really sets in.

(Oh, and her website is a visual feast – have a look!)

Therapie is also available at Cult Beauty (full range) and Liberty of London (selected items)

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