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I have been using this product now for about 5 years, it's the only cream I use on my face and I find it really suits my skin.
The cream has a refreshing and clean smell, not an almond smell like almond essence, it's much more subtle than that, and when you put it on it absorbs instantly leaving a slight cold sensation on my face which lasts a minute or so. The cream is quite thick and a creamy white colour. I like the fact that ingredients are sourced organically and use as many natural products as possible rather than synthetic ingredients
The tub is made of glass with a plastic lid, which is very sturdy and easy to grt into. I like that you can get the cream out with your finger and it means wastage of the last smidgins of cream is minimalised.
I find one tub lasts a long time, around a year as I don't need to use that much. I usually use it in the morning before I put my makeup on, and only in the evening if my skin is feeling very dry. I have combination skin, which can be greasy but with dry spots so it's important I have a non greasy cream, which this is. I also find it works well on my dry spots, smoothing them almost instantly.
Price and Purchase
One tub is about £15 for 50g, but a little goes s long way. I haven't bought any yet this year, but I usually either pop into John Lewis to get it or to a Neal's Yard shop if I am in the area of one. There is also a small selection of Neals Yard products in some Waitrose stores. If you do see a Neale's Yard shop it's worth taking a look inside, they are set out very traditionally and they have samples for almost all products which you can try.
I received some vouchers for Neal's Yard remedies from my boss, but before that I had never used any of the company's products. I went to the shop at Borough Market in London to buy a new moisturiser. The shop displays were lovely, and with all the bottles and jars on the shelves to the roof it felt like a real alchemists layer. I was looking for something really light and gentle. There were several to choose from, but I opted for Almond as it was recommended for sensitive skin.
As soon as I got home I put it on, and I was delighted. In the jar the cream itself seems dense and white. But when you start to put it on your skin it just seems to disappear - only a small amount goes a long way as the cream sinks in so quickly. Afterwards I feel my skin smoothed and moisturised. The fragrance is botanical, it smells nice and fresh, but not overpowering. The cream moisturises my skin all day and I don't use a cream at night.
A jar of this moisturiser lasts me around twice as long as an everyday vitamin e cream. I had no qualms with the price first time around as I used my vouchers to pay, although it is quite an expensive product at around £15.00 for a 50g pot.
For me it still represents very good value for money, and I would definitely buy it again. I like the fact that Neal's Yard try to source as many organic ingredients as possible, and to keep their products as natural as possible (as opposed to synthetic ingredients). They have got a great ethnical policy in terms of producing their products in the UK. I feel really happy putting this moisturiser on my skin, and would highly recommend it - I bought it for my sister for her birthday this year, so I am actively spreading the word!
A rich, moisturising cream containing soothing calendula and chamomile extracts, plus antiseptic and skin-conditioning essential oils of lavender and geranium / In a protective base of almond, jojoba, coconut and sunflower oils, with added sun protection /