Back to nature and healthy, beautiful skin


Hi there, thank you so much for reading my blog.

I am writing this from Camarthenshire in West Wales where I am staying in a friend’s house, restored from a old farm house to a cosy, rustic home. I have never stayed anywhere so remote – the nearest neighbour (apart from the farmer) is 6 miles away! No phone signal or wifi so this blog is being posted from Tesco in Carmarthen!

We arrived early evening (with no light pollution) under a blanket of twinkling stars. And as I opened the shutters early this morning I got a sense of just how beautiful it is, rolling hills, lush wet green grass and trees in every direction as far as the eyes could see.


I feel a sense of calm I rarely have in my busy London life and realised how wonderful it is to go back to nature. And timing-wise, this is perfect for my blog as I wanted to share with you a skincare brand that is all about going back to nature…

Pure Potions was founded 10 years ago by Natalie Balmond, a mother who wanted to find an effective, safe, natural and non-steroidal moisturiser for her daughter’s extremely dry skin. Beginning in her own kitchen she combined soothing natural oils and herbs to create the first Pure Potions product, the iconic Skin Salvation Ointment.


The range has grown to a face, hands, bath and body collection and the ‘Skin Salvation’ range is loved by people with very dry or sensitive skin but also by those who want healthy, glowing and radiant skin with an all-natural, ‘free-from’ range that is a joy to use.

I have made a series of short one minute ‘get to know’ videos where I highlight the range. Have a look below:




[Having trouble viewing this video? See YouTube’s Help page]

Join myself, founder Natalie and beauty expert Emma as we take you through a full hour of Pure Potions on Wednesday 8th March at midday.

Big healthy hugs,
Craig xx

PS – If you can’t make the show be sure to either record it or watch it live on your tablet, phone or computer on the QVC UK website!


  1. Victoria March 1, 2017 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

    Welcome to Wales Craig

    • Craig Rowe March 4, 2017 at 10:30 am -  Reply

      Hi Victoria,

      Thanks for your welcome to Wales!

      I’m actually half Welsh myself so visit quite often but haven’t been to this part, its lovely. Wales is such a beautiful country.


      Craig x

  2. Mary Rottier March 3, 2017 at 1:01 am -  Reply

    Hope you had a great time in Wales it look s a lovely place how long did you stay , did you go climbing what part of Wales all the best .

    • Craig Rowe March 6, 2017 at 1:07 pm -  Reply

      Hi Mary!

      Thanks for your comment. I had a lovely time in Wales thanks! So relaxing! Did lots of walks and climbs but nothing too major. Just in the surrounding countryside. We were in Carmarthen.

      Hope you’re well, have a great week.

      Craig x

  3. Susan Cope March 3, 2017 at 12:25 pm -  Reply

    Wow what a great place to stay looks gorgeous hope you are enjoying the peace and tranquility of it all. I have very sensitive skin so I will be watching the show on Wednesday.Xx

    • Craig Rowe March 4, 2017 at 10:34 am -  Reply

      Hi Susan,

      Hope you’re well and thanks for the comment. I had such a lovely time thanks. Such a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of London.

      Definitely try and catch the Pure Potions show on Wednesday as they’ll have some great products for you.

      Take care


  4. Kay March 7, 2017 at 11:28 pm -  Reply

    Did you take a Maglite with you? Just realised you’ve been with QVC for ten years this year. Where does the time go?

    • Craig Rowe March 15, 2017 at 11:08 am -  Reply

      Hi Kay!

      Thanks for your comment! I know! 10 years! Can you believe it!

      No didn’t bring one with me. Only went out in the day so it was fine.

      Take care.


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Cast your vote!

Never miss a post!

Sign up to our QGossip feed to get the latest posts in your mailbox.

QVC uses first and third party cookies to enhance your use of this website and provide you with a personalised browsing experience. We do so in accordance with our Privacy Statement and our Cookie Policy. To learn more and change your preferences click here. By actively continuing to use this website, closing this banner or clicking the OK button below, you consent to our use of cookies.

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.