Who is it for?
‘Dry or sensitive skins in need of anti-ageing.’
What’s in it?
Water/Aqua, Butylene glycol, Glycerin, Myristoyl/palmitoyl oxostearamide/arachamide MEA, Octyldodecanol, Sorbitan stearate, Cetearyl alcohol, Glyceryl stearate, Camellia sinensis seed oil, Dihydroxyisopropyl capryloylcaprylamide, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Niacinamide, Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, PEG-15 glyceryl stearate, Portulaca oleracea extract, Squalane, Sunflower oil decyl esters, Tocopheryl acetate, Sucrose cocoate, Phytosterols, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, Hydrogenated vegetable oil, Panthenol, Carbomer, Crithmum maritimum extract, Poria cocos root extract, Stearic acid, Xanthan gum, Fragrance, Arginine, Sodium hyaluronate, BHT, Mannan, Sodium carboxymethyl betaglucan, Ascorbyl phosphate succinoyl pentapeptide-12, Serine, Alanine, Glycine
What’s not in it?
parabens, mineral oil
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Suitable for pregnancy?
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Tested on animals in home country/EU/sold in territories that require testing?
Unknown, and not listed, but legally they are not able to in the EU.
How does it smell?
Of nothing really, which is odd, given that it contains fragrance. I can only imagine that the natural unfragranced version ponged.
How do you use it?
Apply after acids or after oil/serum as a moisturiser.
Can it be taken around the eyes?
Best for winter or summer?
How long did I test it for?
A few weeks on and off
How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
£30.00 for 30ml
Works well with?
What’s the website like?
Not great, the UK one os better than the US one
How’s the distribution? Available freely or limited?
What’s good about it?
This is soothing, and definitely something to look at if your skin is compromised in any way. It doesn’t block your pores (see below), the formula is sophisticated for a good price, it’s hydrating and softening. Works well over any serum or oil (that I’ve used with it) such as Vintner’s Daughter, Zelens Treatment Drops, without interfering with the process. One to think about for the current weather (winter!).
What’s not so good about it?
I can’t use it for more than a few days at a time, although on reflection, this could be because it works, repairs your acid mantle, and then you don’t need it anymore, so the formula builds up your skin and you (I) get a couple of teeny whiteheads overnight, and then stop!
Would I purchase/repurchase?
Yes, affordable and a good moisturiser
Do you need it?
If your acid mantle is compromised, if your skin sensitised or reactive, yes. Consider it.
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