“ Brand: Love The Planet / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Texture: Cream / What it does: Moisturizes, „
If you've read my other reviews, you'll know that I have mixed feelings where Love The Planet is concerned. They have a great website and provide a good service, but some of the products aren't quite 'there' yet. This is one of those products, though this review is of the older version, currently priced at £6.25 for 50g, so maybe the new one is better (almost £9 for 50ml).
The moisture cream is basically a moisturiser and comes in a little glass pot with a screw top lid. It's durable, and could be used afterwards for hair grips or stationery or something if you're so inclined. The cream has a slight greenish tinge to it when you look at it through the pot and is much thicker than I expected - it's more like a thick lotion.
The first thing that turned me away from this product was the smell. In the pot the smell seems fainter, but it still smells - for want of a better description - like a musty old house that someone's attempted to clean using scented cleaner from 1962. I'm not sure if neroli and bergamot are supposed to smell like that, but sadly they do in this - such are the perils of buying online rather than smelling things in the shop.
The cream goes on a bit like whipped cream, except thicker and heavier. My skin did feel less dry (although I have 'normal' skin as a rule), but it didn't give me that 'fresh' feeling which my favourite Garnier moisturiser does. Because of this, I would recommend this cream for people whose skin leans towards oily rather than dry.
Once rubbed in, the cream smells a lot stronger, to the extent where I can smell it fairly strongly a few hours later. If it were a nice scent this would be a definite advantage, but for this cream it's another star off. I only use it at night because I definitely don't want to walk around smelling like this in public - in fact, I'm beginning to wonder if it's what half the people on buses use.
I received this as a present in February, and it looks like it's barely been touched because I'm so disinclined to use it. I bought the product because I was looking for a paraben-free moisturiser and there are very few options on the market. This isn't the one for me though because I just can't get over the smell!! Sadly I can't justify buying another moisturiser until this is used up - so at the moment I'm working through my old, much loved Garnier.
It's an average moisturiser with a terrible smell. The packaging is good quality, you only need a little bit and it's paraben-free, but it's not worth the money in my opinion.