If there’s anyone who understands the potential skin problems that come with intense heat and aggressive sunlight, it would be Souhela Ferrah of Fields of Yarrow. A brand originating from Bali and which uses ingredients from the island, the premise of Ferrah’s brand is simple. Happy skin is soothed skin and offering it sweet relief from the heat by using products that cool, soothe, and deeply hydrate is the best way to go.
Fields of Yarrow, however, takes this concept one step further. Each product designed by Ferrah is jam-packed with as many skin-loving ingredients as possible and at the highest, but safest concentration that your skin can tolerate. In short, this also cuts down the length of your skincare routine if you’re in a hurry and of course, makes the brand one of the best if you’re planning an overseas trip.
In this interview, Ferrah lists down some ways she relaxes with aromatherapy, activities to do in Uluwatu, Bali where she is based, and of course, her steps to travel proofing a skincare routine with the best-of from her brand.
1. A skincare product that protects the skin across all cities, climates, and countries.
One product from Fields of Yarrow that I particularly recommend for protecting the skin across all cities, climates, and countries is our Supercharged Basil & Cassia Hydrating Serum Stick ($59). This innovative serum stick combines the benefits of multiple key ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, Niacinamide, chamomile, babassu oil, vitamin E, Linoleic Acid, cassia oil, and basil oil, to deliver maximum hydration and protection to the skin.
The inclusion of hyaluronic acid and babassu oil help to maintain optimal hydration levels in the skin, while Niacinamide and chamomile soothe and calm any inflammation or redness. The powerful combination of cassia oil and basil oil provides natural protection against environmental stressors, making this serum stick a versatile and essential addition to a daily ritual.
Our Supercharged Basil & Cassia Hydrating Serum Stick is designed to be portable, easy to use, and suitable for all skin types. Whether you’re dealing with a dry, arid climate or a polluted urban environment, this serum stick will help to protect your skin and keep it looking healthy and radiant. I believe that this product represents the very best of our brand’s commitment to using natural, effective ingredients to provide comprehensive skincare solutions for our customers.
2. A skincare product that instantly calms sensitivity
I’m passionate about creating products that provide effective solutions for a wide range of skin concerns. One product from our range that I’m particularly proud of is our Rosa Damascena Soothing Floral Toner ($57). This product has been specifically designed to instantly calm sensitivity and soothe irritated skin, making it an essential addition to any skincare routine.
Our Rosa Damascena, soothing floral toner, is made with natural, organic ingredients, including pure rose water, which is renowned for its calming and hydrating properties. Rose water has been used for centuries in skincare, because of its ability to soothe and nourish even the most sensitive skin types. The magical properties of rose water are due to its high content of natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which help to reduce redness and irritation and promote healthy, glowing skin.
I have personally struggled with sensitivity and irritation in my skin, which is why our Rosa Damascena, Soothing Floral Toner is one of my favorite products in our range. After cleansing, I love to spray a few pumps of this toner onto my skin to deeply hydrate and soothe any redness or irritation. The natural fragrance of rose water is also incredibly relaxing and uplifting.
3. A skincare product that instantly calms your nerves too
Taking care of our skin is not just about the physical benefits, but also about the emotional and mental benefits that come with self-care. That’s why each product we create is formulated with essential oils designed to relax the mind and soothe the senses, helping to create a calming, spa-like experience before each skincare routine.
To create an aromatherapy moment to relax your nervous system, we recommend rubbing our products in your hands and taking a few deep breaths to inhale the calming fragrance of essential oil blends. This simple ritual can help to ease stress and tension, making our products the perfect addition to your self-care journey.
At Fields of Yarrow, we’re passionate about creating skincare products that are not only effective, but also help to nourish the mind and spirit. By incorporating essential oils and aromatherapy into our products, we aim to provide a holistic approach to skincare, one that promotes both physical and emotional well-being. Our Eucalyptus Herbal Body Cleanser (US$31) is the perfect example of this philosophy, and I hope that it can bring a sense of calm and relaxation to all who use it.
4. The best beach club to people-watch in Uluwatu
I would say the Ocean Deck at Ulu Cliff House for sure. It’s the most beautiful place I have ever seen.
5. The best place for a relaxing dinner in Uluwatu
Mu Bungalow for a dinner by the cliff as it has one of the most beautiful sunset views, Ulu Garden for a healthy meal and live music, or Mason for a fancy but relaxing dinner.
6. The best concept store to shop at in Uluwatu
Cove Essentials. They have amazing gifts, and little treasures to bring home.
7. The best bar to spend the night in Uluwatu
Bartolo Bali for sure! They have the best cocktails and also amazing food. It’s my favorite place to go out in Uluwatu.
8. The best skincare tip you’ve taught someone
Double cleansing daily is key to well-functioning skin. By double cleansing daily, you will bring your skin back to its natural function.
We offer a double cleansing set for sensitive skins—Nectar de Rose Cleansing Oil ($74) & Fleur de Rose Soothing Face Wash ($61)—and for oily skin that’s also acne-prone, the Super C Hibiscus & Rosella Oil-to-Milk Cleanser ($65) & Super C Spirulina & Moringa Cleanser ($60) set.