“ Brand: Superdrug / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes, „
The Naked Bodycare range describes itself as being "97% natural", using natural ingredients wherever possible and being transparent about the preservatives it does need to keep the products useable once they're open. Much of the range, including this moisturiser, is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and the company uses recycled materials and simple colour ranges on its packaging.
I've used many products from the Naked range, and I'm always most impressed with the company's moisturisers, whether these are for the hands, face or body. Recently, the company has also branched out into hair care products and I haven't found these to be quite so effective, but I'll buy any creams produced by Naked.
This product, Thirst Aid 12 Hour Moisturiser, is part of a range of facial products that were at one point distributed through Superdrug stores. Superdrug seems to have stopped stocking these recently, which is a great pity, although you can still occasionally find the range at half price in some stores. I stocked up on several pots of this moisturiser last year. Naked products are also on sale via the website, www.nakedbodycare.co.uk.
Thirst Aid comes in a 100ml pot, double the size of many standard facial moisturisers. The cream contains neroli, argan and starflower oils and shea butter. Like many products containing shea butter, this works well as an intensive moisturiser, and I've found it to be suitable as a night cream. It's a pretty thick cream, and may even be a little too moisturising for some skins. It certainly takes care of dry skin.
The cream is a white colour, and is easily applied from the pot using the fingertips. The smell isn't overpowering, and isn't like a fragrance as such - I'd say it is a soothing smell, which is reminiscent of over-the-counter remedy creams rather than cosmetic creams.
Thirst Aid is suitable for sensitive skin, and I've certainly had no problems with using it. It's best applied when it has time to sink in to the skin, which is why I tend to apply it at night or on days when I can relax for a bit before applying make-up.
100ml of Thirst Aid retails for £7.49. I'm giving this moisturiser 5 stars as it is a favourite of mine - really the only thing I could fault it on is that it isn't more widely available - one to snap up if you see it.
I don't regularly shop in Superdrug but I was passing and suddenly remembered I could do with another moisturising cream. I didn't want to spend a fortune so was looking for the products that were on offer. The range and choice was not huge in this shop but I saw that this Naked Skin Thirst Aid 12 Hour Moisturiser was half price at £3.50 and decided to give that bargain a try!
Naked 97 % Natural is a brand that I honestly have never heard of before seeing it in Superdrug. The company claims to have at least 97 % natural ingredients in all of its products. The remaining 3 % is made up of things like the preservative systems that stops the product going off after opening and things like emulsifying agents which are apparently necessary to stop ingredients from separating over time. I presume there are a lot of laws about the quality and duration of product life.
The company claims to be 100 % honest and transparent with consumers, hence the name Naked. The 97 % predominantly naturally-derived ingredients come from plant and mineral extracts that are renowned for having certain beneficial qualities on the skin.
This moisturiser is called Naked Skin Thirst Aid 12 Hour Moisturiser and it comes in a rather large rounded tub with a screw on lid. The plastic pot is a grey/silver colour with stick on labels. The labels have the product info and branding on which is purple writing, the pot seems to match the brand name, naked looking. On the back of the pot there is a more detailed label with the ingredients and instructions.
The moisturiser on opening is a thick, white and creamy consistency, it looks really rich and nourishing. One of the main drawbacks for me with this cream is the smell, it smells like Savlon and very clinical. It is a strong smell in the pot and the smell stays on your face, to the point that my partner has actually commented a few times at night that I smell dodgy! Not really what I want to hear! This must come from the quirky ingredients, starflower, neroli and argan.
To apply the cream you simply perform your normal cleansing routine then get a couple of finger tips worth of cream and massage it into your face and neck. The cream contains shea butter which is perhaps what gives it that thick consistency. The cream certainly does moisturise your skin, it is also quite a long drying cream and I tend to only use it at night time for this reason as it doesn't mix well with my foundation.
I would agree with the 12 hour moisturising statement which is why I find it best as a night cream, my skin just does not seem to want to soak it up and can make my skin feel more oily than usual. Overall a bit of a disaster product for me!
Aqua, Caprylic / capric triglyceride, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Glycerin, Dicaprylyl ether, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetearyl glucoside, Glyceryl stearate,Cetyl ricinoleate, Argania spinosa (argan) oil, Borago officinalis (starflower) seed oil, Tocopheryl acetate,Citrus aurantium amara (neroli) oil, Sodium polyacrylate, Xanthan gum, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol,Ethylhexylglycerin, Mannitol, Sodium citrate, Acetyl tetrapeptide-15, Linalool, Limonene, Farnesol, Geraniol."
Clinically tested for sensitive skin
This 100 ml tub of moisturiser costs £7.49 and as I said I got it for the bargain price of £3.50 in Superdrug, a good price full price but really did not suit my skin, hence the score.