For a few years my mobile contract has been with O2 and as part of this I get O2 priority moments which give you different freebies via your mobile. Earlier this year there was a code for a free full size version of Neal Yard Power Berry Daily Moisturiser which was a great deal and as I had a Neal's Yard store in my town I was able to collect one. I have since used the moisturiser every day for a few months as my main moisturiser.
The moisturiser is meant to boost radiance and promote youthful skin. It contains antioxidant-rich acai, bilberry and goji berry with moisturising hyaluronic acid. All of the ingredients are Fairtrade including Fairtrade Brazil nut oil to moisturise and antioxidant rooibos extract (not too sure what that is but it sounds good!)
The moisturiser comes in a purple container and the size that I got (50ml) is in a plastic tube with a black lid rather than the pictured bottle.
One of the first things I noticed about the moisturiser is that it is very runny. This makes it a bit difficult to store the right way up (so that it is sitting on the lid) as the product keeps running out every time you take the lid off. I have started to prop it up upside down next to my mirror to solve this problem.
The moisturiser is very light and on application sinks into my skin easily. It has a pleasant fresh scent that is quite subtle and can't be smelt after a few minutes of it being applied. I find that my skin does feel moisturised afterwards but this feeling does not seem to last for too long. I think that it is probably better suited to younger skin that does not require as much moisture.
Overall this is a nice product that contains high quality natural ingredients. I would not buy it again myself as it did not suit my skin type but I think it would be great for someone who only needs a light moisturiser.
Neal’s Yard is an ethically inspired UK brand using other UK companies for testing and manufacturing. They have their fair share of awards and a firm believer in organic and natural ingredients. They’ve been around for 30 years and advocate cruelty free experimentation, support many causes and believe in benefits of herbs for health and well being. They aren’t a high street brand but they are well renowned, I appreciate their serious approach and that they don’t compromise on their products for the sake of image. They don’t use petrochemicals, SLS, mineral oil (paraffin), synthetic perfumes, silicones, unnatural preservatives, parabens or phthalates. Remember that those ingredients can cause skin irritation so if you have sensitive skin or if you don’t want ingredients that your skin can’t process it’s always good to keep an eye on the label or these brands that are committed to high quality. They do use plastic packaging for their products but many benefit from their trademark blue bottles; blue glass and dark glass in general act as a filter for UV and preserve oils for longer (cooking oils also) and prevent the leeching of plastic chemicals into the product, plus the glass bottles are re-usable.
Power Berry Daily Moisture 100ml £23.75 – marketed as ‘lightweight, easily absorbed daily moisturising lotion containing antioxidant-rich acai, bilberry, goji berry and rosehip, supports the skin with hyaluronic acid to boost skin moisture levels, whilst a synergistic combination of buddleia and thyme, containing antioxidant flavonoids, and anti-inflammatory saponins and triterpenoids, acts as an anti pollutant to help combat ‘city stress’ and promote skin radiance and vitality.’
I find this very hydrating and revitalising, and even though I don’t generally have sensitive skin my jaw and neck can react to creams but I haven’t had any problems with this. I dehydrate quite easily so this is helpful for my skin as a thirst quencher, it gives a ‘wake up’ call making my face feel immediately perky. It also smells mood enhancing and is very smooth.
Unfortunately I wouldn’t say this has deep moisturizing effects, perhaps for younger and combination or oily skin but for 30+ and dry skin it seems like more of an instant boost than long lasting such an overnight lotion. Long term it does make my skin feel supple and abit firmer but it doesn’t do much about lines, it doesn’t plump the skin or make it ‘radiant’ so for me it doesn’t improve the overall condition of skin making it look younger.
My hands look older than I am as I’m constantly cleaning so it’s a shame that isn’t enough for them and they look tired again as soon as I wash them so the lotion doesn’t do much there other than a quick ‘facelift’ so to speak.
Overall I’d say this is a good hot weather moisturizer when you just want it to absorb quickly, sit well under makeup (if you wear any) and refresh. Other than that something stronger may be needed.
For Christmas my Parents always do me, my Husband and my Son a basket each filled with toiletries, in my basket there were quite a few products I have used in the past along with some new ones I had never tried. One item I received which I have never used before is Neals Yard Power Berry Daily Moisturiser, I do use moisturisers quite a lot as I do suffer from dry skin especially during the winter so I was pleased to receive a new one to try.
Neals Yard Power Berry Daily Moisturiser is basically a pure white cream, it doesn't have a very thick consistency to it, however it is not so runny that it runs off your hands before you can apply it anywhere. The moisturiser comes in a purple plastic tube which allows you to easily squeeze the cream out of it, the hole is quite small so you can control the amount that comes out of the tube and you do not end up wasting any. The lid doubles up as the base of the tube so again this stops you from wasting any of the cream as it will all drain down to the bottom of the tube.
The Power Berry Daily Moisturiser is made from certified organic ingredients, it contains Acai, Bikberry and Goji Berry which are all described as being rich in antioxidants. These ingredients help to fight the effects of "free radicals", this moisturisers promises to protect your skin and also boost radiance giving you youthful looking skin. I was hoping that moisturiser was going to be light and non greasy when I tried it as it is described as a daily moisturiser and this was definitely the case, I applied the moisturiser to my face, it doesn't actually say where this moisturiser should be used so I used it on my face as this is the area I suffer with dry skin. When I applied the cream it didn't seem like it was going to all rub in as it felt quite wet when applied, however after massaging it into my skin I was pleased to see that it was quickly absorbed, this cream soon soaked into my skin and whilst I could feel I had applied it as my face was extremely soft I could not feel the product on my skin at all, it fully absorbed and left no greasy residue at all.
As I have mentioned Neals Yeard Power Berry Daily Moisturiser is a brand I hadn't never heard of until I was bought a tube of it for Christmas, however since then I have looked this product up online and have found it available from Amazon where a 50ml tube is sold for £7.95 and also on the Neals Yard website where the same size bottle is £12.00. It is a bit on the expensive side, however it is of an excellent quality and also long lasting, I have found that you only need a small amount at a time so this bottle will last quite a while making it economical. It is worth shopping around for the best price as this does seem to vary quite a lot.
I have been using my Neals Yard Power Berry daily Moisturiser since Christmas now and I have been extremely pleased with it, this moisturiser is ideal for every day use, personally I do not use it every day as I do not feel I need to, for me its something I use every few days, however this would be suitable for every day use as it is a very light moisturiser, you can easily apply this before putting on make up and it doe not effect how this goes on at all. After using this moisturiser my skin looks and feels very soft and smooth, this actually improves how my foundation goes on and also how it looks, it looks smoother and not patchy at all. This is a little pricey to buy, however it is of an excellent quality and does what it says. I would highly recommend this moisturiser and will certainly continue to use it.
I myself have youthful, combination skin. Although I can get quite oily skin, I notice that my skin tends to suffer quite a bit during the colder months. I can get dry patches here and there, especially when I come in from the cold. I have always wanted to purchase an expensive, fancy moisturiser - but just couldn't justify the price. A relative of mine is a NYR (Neals Yard Remedies) representative and kindly got me a few bits for Christmas. I had previously tried a sample of this and quite liked it, so I received the full sized bottle.
I am thrilled that I got this as a gift, because the 100ml bottle of this stuff costs a whopping £23.75. This is well out of my budget, and I would normally look at £5-£10 for a moisturiser. So it was a pleasant surprise and I am very grateful for this. Neals Yard products are available online on their website. I have not seen them personally in stores around my area.
The power berry moisturiser comes in a lovely glass bottle in a dark shade of blue. The Neals Yard logo and a label containing all the necessary information are wrapped around it. I feel that the bottle is very nice, and I will be sure to reuse it again for other products such as hand lotion once I am finished with it. Something I particularly like about this is the pump dispenser. It is so much more useful than having to unscrew moisturisers, and I just find it a nice added extra.
You only need a small amount of this moisturiser to cover the whole face. This makes it value for money in the sense that this will probably see me right through until next Christmas. The moisturiser comes out white in colour, but the first thing I noticed was its odd scent. Some people may like it, but I find it very overwhelming and strong. Being called power berry, I thought it would be a pleasant, fruity scent. It is quite the opposite. I personally am not a fan, and I find that this scent occurs in many high end moisturisers. After a few uses, you do get used to the odd fragrance, but it certainly isn't for everyone! (Acai, bilberry and goji berry)
The moisturiser is fantastic at hydrating the skin. When my skin gets dry and tired, I always use a bit of this. It gives great nourishment to the skin and hides any dry patches. I also noticed that it really makes a difference to the brightness of my face. Due to my skin being combination, it does mean that sometimes it makes my skin look a little bit greasy which is not great. For this reason, I usually apply this before I go to bed rather than first thing in the morning. When I wake up, my skin is perfectly soft which is nice.
My skin can sometimes be prone to breakouts and redness. I find that when I use this regularly (daily - as intended), I sometimes get a little bit red and develop a few spots. Unfortunately, for this reason I would never choose to buy this moisturiser again.
However, a good reason to invest in this moisturiser is that it prides itself on being 94% organic, with all ingredients that can be Fairtrade are Fairtrade and certified to international standards. A plus for me.
Overall, this is a nice moisturiser from Neals Yard and it does what it is designed to do. I would recommend this more for youthful skin which is dry or those of normal skin types. I do like to use it as a night moisturiser, and will continue to do so. Unfortunately, the few problems I have experienced with this means that I would not choose to buy it in the future. Thanks for reading and hope this helps.
I can honestly say I have never bought a product from Neal's Yard, as I always assume it's very expensive and not really for me. But I received this a while back as a freebie with a magazine.
At full price, a 50ml tube of this moisturiser costs £12 and a 100ml bottle costs £23.75. You can also buy a face wash and mask in this range. It is designed to leave skin looking beautifully nourished, radiant and healthy. It contains Fairtrade Brazil nut oil as well as acai, bilberry and goji berry.
Light, fresh and fruity
This comes in the distinctive dark and light blue Neal's Yard packaging, and comes in a simple squeezy tube. The cream itself is a very light white colour, and also has a very light texture. It's very pleasant to apply this to the skin - it feels light and fresh, and sinks in instantly. I also find that I need to use very little of this, and indeed the tube I have is lasting me a long time! It has quite a distinctive fragrance too - I can definitely detect geranium, which actually isn't a smell I'm particularly keen on - but the berry scent of this mellows the geranium and makes it a lot nicer! There is a lot going on with the scent but it works I think, as no one scent overpowers another, and they work in quite a complementary way.
After use this leaves my skin looking and feeling fresh. You can tell this is a good quality moisturiser as my skin feels really soft after use, and it doesn't leave my face feeling greasy or oily. It provides a perfect base for make-up. However, it is a very light lotion, and I don't thing would be that good on very dry skin that may need something richer.
As a freebie this is a great product that I really like using. But the full price is quite high for me so although I would recommend it, I personally wouldn't buy it again!
With my recent In Style magazine purchase I got a tube of Neal's Yard Remedies Power Berry daily moisture. In Style is not a magazine I regularly buy, I purely bought it because I liked the sound o this facial moisturiser. I have used quite a few Neal's Yard Remedies products in the past and like how they are natural product with natural ingredients and not synthetic or full of artificial stuff. In fact when it comes to this particular product Neal's Yard Remedies say, "We're proud to be one of the first companies in the UK to launch skincare enriched with Fairtrade certified ingredients. Power Berry Daily Moisture contains Fairtrade Brazil nut oil to moisturise and antioxidant rooibos extract."
I also needed a new face moisturiser as my Oil of Olay one was nearly finished and I saw this as a cheap way of replacing it with a new one. The magazine cost me just £2.50 and this moisturiser came free with it which is great as if you were to buy it in the shop it would cost £12 for the 50ml tube.
I have read a few reviews on this previously and was actually really interested by the acai and goji berry ingredients in it. This berry is a so called superfood and I had been wanting to try it in some capacity, whether eating it or as a beauty product so I was pleased to see this cream had it included.
The cream is intended to boost radiance and protects youthful skin. On the front it says antioxidant-rich acai, bilberry and goji berry help fight the effects of free radicals for brighter, dewy looking skin. I had been talking to a friend recently mentioning how I though my skin was looking a bit lacklustre recently and so I was excited to try this cream to see if it lived up to its claims.
The cream is quite light when you first apply it but then I find it sits quite heavily on my face. That's not to say this is a bad thing, I just find this is the way it works for me but I like the feeling as I can really feel it coating my skin and making my face feel nice and soft. Afterwards my skin really does feel nice and smooth and cared for and I have to say that it has definitely given it a glow that it didn't have before. I think this cream works really well on my skin and I like the results I am getting with it.
The cream has a really interesting smell. It's not at all fruity as you would perhaps expect. No, I can actually detect a minty smell and although this is not one of the prominent ingredients if you read down the listed included you will find Mentha spicata which is garden mint so that is where I can smell it from. It's not too strong though and once on my face, after the initial cooling sensation of the mint on my skin wears off you are left with pretty much no smell which is nice.
All in all I'm so glad I got to try this cream as a magazine giveaway as I will now continue to use it on my face.
A few months ago I bought a magazine that came with a free sample of Neal's Yard Power Berry Daily Moisture. I don't usually buy magazines, but knowing the reputation that Neal's Yard products have, I was interested in trying the sample. I have bought their products occasionally as gifts, but to be honest they are beyond my price range for everyday use. Here was an opportunity to find out if one of them was worth its salt.
The slogan for Neal's Yard Remedies is 'wild and organic', and the Power Berry Daily Moisture's claim is that it 'boosts radiance and protects youthful skin'. Its ingredients include acai, bilberry and goji berry, whose antioxidants help to fight free radicals. Many of the ingredients, such as the chamomile flower oil and wild rose hip fruit extract, are indeed organic. In addition, the Brazil seed oil and Rooibos leaf extract are Fair Trade. The product contains no mineral oils, no synthetic fragrances or colours, no parabens, no silicons and no phthalates. It has been dermatologically tested and is suitable for sensitive skin.
For anyone determined to use natural cosmetics, Neal's Yard Power Berry Daily Moisture seems to be the ideal choice. But how does it rate in terms of performance? Its consistency is quite runny, making it more of a lotion than a cream. It is therefore easy to spread over the skin and it is quickly absorbed with no greasy residue. I did, however, find that it left my skin feeling rather taut, as it might do after washing. The fact that the lotion is of a liquid consistency points to the fact that it may have a high water content and this is what results in the tautness. The first time I used it I thought that perhaps I hadn't put enough on and applied more, but in fact I needn't have done.
The smell is not the kind you would normally associate with beauty products, and I can't say I particularly liked it. It is perhaps slightly medicinal but this does not linger, and it certainly would not interfere with any other perfume or eau de toilette. Knowing that the product is made from natural ingredients, I would be prepared to put up with a smell I wasn't keen on that didn't last long.
Despite the lack of a moisturised feeling after application, several weeks of use did leave my skin looking radiant with a smooth texture. This was evident even after a period of hot weather in June with more than average exposure to sunlight. The plant oils obviously do have a positive effect even though the lotion may contain a high proportion of water.
The Power Berry Daily Moisture comes in a dark blue bottle with a pump dispenser. I can't comment on the packaging as I have only used a free sample that came in a tube. The 100ml bottle currently retails at £22 and is available on Neal's Yard website at www.nealsyardremedies.com . It can also be bought at stores such as John Lewis and Boots.
Neal's Yard Power Berry Daily Moisture is not the cheapest moisturiser on the market, but it is the ideal choice for anyone looking a product based on organic ingredients and free from harmful chemicals. Don't be put off by the initial taut feeling and the liquid consistency; anyone with greasy skin would no doubt enjoy the fact that this lotion is so easily absorbed. It would be an ideal present for someone who loves natural products; it is intended for young skin but would benefit any woman living in a large city where air pollution is rife. I haven't bought the Power Berry Daily Moisture since using up the sample I had, but that is mainly because of the price. If I could afford to, I would definitely consider using it on a regular basis.
I first used this product when it came free with a magazine, and since then I have bought 2 more tubes of this stuff because I liked it so much.
Neal's Yard describes this product as follows:
"Boosts radiance and protects YOUTHFUL skin. This lightweight, easily absorbed daily moisturising lotion containing antioxidant-rich acai, bilberry, goji berry and rosehip, supports the skin with hyaluronic acid to boost skin moisture levels, whilst a synergistic combination of buddleia and thyme, containing antioxidant flavonoids, and anti-inflammatory saponins and triterpenoids, acts as an anti pollutant to help combat 'city stress' and promote skin radiance and vitality"
And also lists the following:
* Lightweight, easily absorbed
* Radiance boosting
* With moisturising fair trade Brazil nut oil and rooibos
* Dermatologically Tested
* Suitable for Sensitive Skin
* Clinically Tested
How to use: Apply after cleansing to give daily hydration to the face. Recommended for youthful skin.
Costs £22.50 from the Neal's Yard website http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/power-berry-daily-moisture
The original comes in in a blue glass bottle with a pump lid.
Other moisturisers have felt too heavy on my combination skin and this is the lightest moisturiser that I have ever experienced. The cream is more of a liquidy texture which is very thin and quite runny, I'm not sure that it can actually be described as a cream.
When applied, it has a cooling effect and sinks in right away. When I first applied this product, after 5 minutes my face went bright red and blotchy and looked as if I had very bad sunburn. It didn't hurt at all or sting, I didn't even notice until I looked in the mirror, and it went down after another 5 minutes to normal. After a year of using this product, this doesn't happen and I guess it happened because my skin wasn't used to it, and I put it down to my skin not being used to the ingredients. I would be interested to know if anyone else has had a similar experience.
I really like the smell of this product - which is light like the moisturiser itself and not too strong but very subtle and it does smell very slightly of berries.
Personally, I don't feel that this provides a good base for make-up as it is just too light, and it can't really be mixed with a tinted moisturiser or foundation.
Neal's Yard prides itself in marketing organic products which uses natural ingredients and does not test on animals. When using their products, I feel that this is good to know and you're not lacing your skin in chemicals.
Overall I like this moisturiser because it provides hydration all day and is very light for the daytime. However, I'm not sure that it does exactly what it says on the tin and I haven't really notice any radiance boosting effects.
I wouldn't pay £22.50 again for this product, instead I would like to try other Neal's Yard remedies products as I like their overall philosophy. Generally I would recommend this product to a friend.
Aqua (Water), Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil) seed oil*+, Glycine soja (Soya) oil*, Cetyl alcohol, Cetearyl glucoside, Vaccinium corymbosum (Blueberry) oil, Euterpe oleracea (Acai) fruit oil*, Glycerin, Buddleja davidii (Buddleia) extract*, Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) leaf extract*, Lycium barbarum (Goji) fruit extract, Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry) fruit extract*, Rosa canina (Wild rose hip) fruit extract*, Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos) leaf extract*+, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice powder*, Anthemis nobilis (Chamomile) flower oil*, Mentha spicata (Garden mint) herb oil*, Sodium hyaluronate, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Tocopherol, Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Potassium sorbate, Xanthan gum, Levulinic acid, Aroma, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
*Organically produced ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. +Fairtrade ingredient. Made with 94% organic ingredients. This is a vegan product.
Neal's Yard Remedies is a name that I have heard lots of times thanks to their reputation for producing quality natural beauty products. I received this facial moisturising lotion as a free gift with a magazine and I was really thrilled with this as it's more expensive than the products I would usually buy for myself. You can buy Neal's Yard Remedies products from many health and beauty stores, and online at their website www.nealsyardremedies.com/. The Power Berry Daily Moisturiser is available in a 100ml pump dispenser bottle costing £22.50. I have a smaller 50ml sized promotional version of this product, with a more basic plastic tube packaging, although I'm not complaining as it was a freebie!
Product description: "Boosts radiance and protects youthful skin. Antioxidant-rich acai, bilberry and goji berry help fight the effect of free radicals for brighter, dewy looking skin."
As mentioned above, I have a 50ml version of this face cream. The moisturiser itself is a plain white colour and has a thin and light consistency to it. It is quite runny when squeezing it out of the tube and I find that I quite often end up with more than I need to cover my entire face and neck, so I end up using the excess to moisturise my hands. This is no huge problem, but it does seem a bit wasteful and I expect that the proper pump dispenser packaging is more effective at providing an accurate amount for each use.
Although it is described as "Power Berry" I must say that the scent is not fruity, but instead it has quite a strong herby aroma. Based on my little experience in cooking I thought I had picked up scents of thyme and mint, and upon checking the ingredients my suspicions were confirmed to be correct. The smell is not something I'm overly keen on as it is quite strong, although it is not unpleasant.
This moisturiser is suggested for use on youthful skin. I'm in my mid-20's and not ready for a heavy duty skin care regime just yet, so this sounded great for me. My complexion has gone through some changes recently, and I have finally moved past my prolonged oily and spotty stage (hooray!). My skin now seems to be settled at combination, prone to oily patches on my nose and chin. Neal's Yard Remedies say this is ideal for boosting radiance and is also suitable for sensitive skin. Upon applying the moisturiser it feels quite thin, and it spreads incredibly easily. It has a nice refreshing and soothing effect on my skin and it does help to replenish levels of moisture after cleansing. I don't really have the time to wait around for moisturiser to soak in in the mornings, and this Power Berry Daily Moisturiser has proved to be quick to absorb in most cases. However, sometimes my skin does feel overloaded so in this case I have to wipe off any excess to stop my skin from getting clogged up.
I haven't noticed the radiance boost promised from this product, but my skin does feel hydrated after using it. I have also noticed an improvement to the feel of my skin, and it appears smoother after using this moisturiser. This is best for use on younger skin, as it does not offer any intensive repair benefits, although the antioxidant ingredients will help to protect against the effects of ageing. Neal's Yard Remedies pride themselves on using high quality natural ingredients, and it's reassuring to know that I'm not overloading my skin with chemicals when I use this face cream. In fact, this product is made with 94% organic ingredients, which is an impressive statistic in my mind. As well as being packed full of natural ingredients, this moisturiser also lacks plenty of things such as: no mineral oils, no synthetic fragrances, no synthetic colours, no parabens, no silicones and no phthalates.
The Power Berry Daily Moisturiser has impressed me in some ways, as it has left my skin feeling smooth and hydrated; however it also causes oily patches which is a deal breaker for me. The cost of the product is good when you consider that you are getting high quality natural ingredients, but I am glad I got this as a freebie as it isn't perfectly suited to my skin and I would have felt let down to waste that amount of money. My 50ml bottle has lasted me for several months and I'm moving onto a new face cream now that it has run out. I would recommend it for young skin that is on the dry/normal side, but not for those prone to oily outbreaks or blemishes.
This is a vegan product and Neal's Yard Remedies are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!
Ingredients: Water, Brazil seed oil*+, Soya oil*, Cetyl alcohol, Cetearyl glucoside, Blueberry oil, Acai fruit oil*, Glycerin, Buddleia extract*, Thyme leaf extract*, Goji fruit extract, Bilberry fruit extract*, Wild rose hip fruit extract*, Rooibos leaf extract*+, Aloe vera leaf juice powder*, Chamomile flower oil*, Garden mint herb oil*, Sodium hyaluronate, Sunflower seed oil, Tocopherol, Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Potassium sorbate, Xanthan gum, Levulinic acid, Aroma, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
*Organically produced ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. +Fairtrade ingredient.
I don't actually know where I got this product, but it was floating around in my make up bag for ages before I decided to actually use it. I think it was a gift, or came free with a magazine, so I can't really comment on the price as I didn't actually buy it.
I have fairly rough skin on my hands, so I decided to use it to moisturise just my hands. I play guitar and work in a shop so my fingers specifically are fairly dry and rough. When I used it, I could definitely see a difference between my previously hard skin and the newly refreshed skin. The product describes itself as clean and pure, and good for your skin in a natural way, containing many health boosting ingredients such as acai, bilberry and goji berry. The product claims that this gives you "brighter, dewy looking skin". As I'm fairly young myself, I didn't really notice any anti aging effects but I can certainly see that my skin is feeling a lot nicer and softer.
The only downside to this product is that I found the smell absolutely disgusting. This is probably more a case of personal taste that anything else but I just found it really musty and overpowering. This would probably be my only criticism, though the price probably means I couldn't afford it again on my tight budget.
All in all, a 7/10 product.
I am addicted to freebies. So every time before buying something I check if it is possible to get a discount, sample or anything for free... A few months ago I was browsing magazines stand in my local SuperValu and noticed a very good offer: if you buy Marie-Claire magazine (April issue), you get a tube of Neal's Yard Organic Power Berry Daily Moisture. It was stated that this 50ml tube is worth £10. So without much thinking I grabbed the magazine (the last one on a shelf...). Because it was such a great deal - paid £3.50 and got a magazine to read and a tube of moisturizer to try!!!
ABOUT NEAL'S YARD REMEDIES
Neal's Yard Remedies was invented in 1981 (first shop was opened in Covent Garden). They were the first company in the UK to sell certified organic essential oils, now, 28 years later, they offer the UK's largest range of organic health and beauty care products. They try to improve health and wellbeing of people with natural and organic skin and body care products. To achieve that Neal's Yard Remedies use time-tested knowledge of apothecaries and holistic approach to health and also beauty.
Neal's Yard Remedies actively support and use certified organic ingredients in their products that are packed in blue glass bottles and jars (blue colour keeps the light out and products stay fresher longer). All blue glass bottles and jars are 100% recyclable (should be added to the green glass collection).
This company takes a good care of people with their products and have a slogan: "Say NO to being contaminated without consent". Neal's Yard Remedies do not use anything could cause health problems or planet harm and say:
"NO ANIMAL TESTING - unnecessary and cruel
NO GMO INGREDIENTS - not enough is known about the long-term implications
NO PARABENS - linked to oestrogen overproduction
NO NANO PARTICLES - not enough is known about their long-term implications
NO SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES - often associated with allergic reactions
NO SYNTHETIC COLOURS - often associated with allergic reactions
NO SILICONES - coat the skin, impeding its natural function
NO MINERAL OILS - derived from petroleum, have a tendency to block the skin
NO PHTHALATES - reported to have toxic impact on human and animal life
NO EDTA - doesn't readily biodegrade
NO PROPYLENE GLYCOL - derived from petroleum
NO CARBOMER - derived from petroleum
NO DEA - associated with known carcinogens"
Neal's Yard Power Berry Daily Moisture boosts radiance and protects YOUTHFUL skin.
The label says: "This lightweight, easily absorbed daily moisturiser containing antioxidant-rich acai, bilberry, goji berry and rosehip, supports the skin with hyaluronic acid to boost skin moisture levels, whilst a synergistic combination of buddleia and thyme, containing antioxidant flavonoids, and anti-inflammatory saponins and triterpenoids, acts as an anti pollutant to help combat 'city stress' and promote skin radiance and vitality".
How to use: apply after cleansing to give daily hydration to the face.
Recommended for youthful skin.
Suitable for Sensitive skin.
Price: £22.00 / 100ml.
Package: blue glass bottle with a pump (if it's a 50ml sample - blue plastic tube).
Availability: directly from Niel's Yards Remedies stores, online at http://www.nealsyardremedies.com or by phone 0845 262 3145 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5:30pm, Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun Closed). Also from online shops or even Boots.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil) seed oil*+, Glycine soja (Soya) oil*, Cetyl alcohol, Cetearyl glucoside, Vaccinium corymbosum (Blueberry) oil, Euterpe oleracea (Acai) fruit oil*, Glycerin, Buddleja davidii (Buddleia) extract*, Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) leaf extract*, Lycium barbarum (Goji) fruit extract, Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry) fruit extract*, Rosa canina (Wild rose hip) fruit extract*, Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos) leaf extract*+, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice powder*, Anthemis nobilis (Chamomile) flower oil*, Mentha spicata (Garden mint) herb oil*, Sodium hyaluronate, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Tocopherol, Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Potassium sorbate, Xanthan gum, Levulinic acid, Aroma, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
I wasn't sure what to expect from Neal's Yard Organic Power Berry Daily Moisture because I have never heard of this company or seen any advertising before. The title of this moisturizes sounded very good but usually You don't get great products for free (a sachet of a few ml - yes, but a tube of 50ml...). Anyway, as this moisturizer was for free, I thought I could use it as a hand cream in case I don't like it.
So, a few weeks ago I finally finished my face cream and it was time to try Neal's Yard Organic Power Berry Daily Moisture. I unscrewed the tube, took the seal of and squeezed some moisturiser on my fingers. The texture was very light and not greasy, colour - fairly creamy. Before applying it on my face, I smelled this cream. It smelled like berries but the smell was very light, pleasant and not overpowering.
Power Berry Daily Moisture glided very easily on my skin and sank into the skin very easily. I put a little of it on my face and wanted to see if my skin absorbs it quickly and I'll have to put more or it is gonna be enough. But that little amount of cream was really enough. When my skin absorbed the cream, it felt moisturised and refreshed. No residue was left. I felt kind of cooling and lifting effect for a few minutes. I really thought the Neal's Yard Organic Power Berry Daily Moisture was working from the first minute it was applied on my face!
I use Power Berry Daily Moisture for a few weeks now and am very impressed with it. My skin has cleared up and feels matt, looks brighter. As skin absorbs this cream very well, I wondered how it will suit as a base for make-up. And it is great! It's very easy to apply foundation on it. You don't have to put more cream (sometimes I used to do this while using some different face creams when skin stayed too dry for foundation).
After a few days of use I googled the Neal's Yard Remedies and browsed their catalogue. It's really impressing (products for Face, Bath, Body, Hair, Mother & Baby, NYR Men, Gifts, Aromatherapy, Remedies, Therapies)! Well, prices are quite high but I already chose a few products to buy. Hope I'll be satisfied with them as I love Neal's Yard Organic Power Berry Daily Moisture now! Anyway, if You want a natural product that would be healthy for You, You are ready to pay more, aren't you? Well, I am now!
My sample of Neal's Yard Organic Power Berry Daily Moisture is in a plastic tube and doesn't look special or impressing. But when I discovered that all Neal's Yard products come in blue glass bottles or jars, I am much more inclined to buy some! They look stylish, keep products fresh for longer. The pump is great for hygiene reasons as You don't put Your fingers into cream!
I was quite surprised that there is no SPF in Power Berry Daily Moisture. Almost all creams have this protection now. So this factor may stop some people of buying this moisturiser. I am not worried it doesn't have an SPF because all my foundations have it. So my skin is protected from damaging rays anyway.
Neal's Yard Organic Power Berry Daily Moisture is recommended for youthful skin. But don't worry, they have face care products for different skin types and even have a personal skin consultation with reviews of different products that would fit one or another skin type: http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/skin-type-chart . I found this information very useful because I didn't have to browse all their products and it was so clear what products I should use.
I think this face moisturiser is gonna last me ages because I don't have to use huge amount when applying it. So the price £22 for a 100ml bottle is very good, especially when the results of the cream are obvious.
I really would recommend Neal's Yard Organic Power Berry Daily Moisture to anyone as it's worth every penny You pay for it. I am so glad I got this free sample because my skin looks much better now and I feel so happy! I will definitely buy this moisturiser in the future (even a few other products as well...) because it's so good for my skin, made only with natural ingredients and the most important thing - IT REALLY WORKS!!! And I of course give this Neal's Yard Remedies product 5 stars out of 5!!!
More information about all Neal's Yards Remedies products you may get from their website http://www.nealsyardremedies.com
Or contact them:
Tel: 0845 262 3145
Address: NYR Direct
Thanks for taking time to read my review! Hope You'll find it useful!
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I have used this for the last couple of months and have to say I'm quite impressed, a little definitely goes a long way.
This is a really lightweight feeling moisturiser and I have to admit it's probably a bit too light for my skin which often needs a bit more oomph. Having said that it is brilliant when mixed in with foundation, it's the best moisturiser I've found for doing this so well definitely be replacing it when my current tube ends.
This moisturiser smells quite fresh, the berries are quite sharp rather than sweet which I like.
I find the packaging quite pretty and understated, it's easy to use. I would prefer packaging that I could re-use.
I like the ethos of Neal's Yard products and the fact they use natural products, This product contains acai, bilberry, goji berry,rosehip, buddleia and thyme. It claims to work as an anti pollutant as well as a moisturiser and as I work in London I think my skin needs as many anti pollutants as I can find.
Sadly, once you hit the thirties you move on to line reducing, heavier products. That most certainly is the case for me. This product is definately more for the younger market who are still to experience the crows feet. However, there is still a place for this item in your cosmetic case.
I have a solid base of anti wrinkle and recovery products at my disposal. All of which give me the results I need as an older woman. However, sometimes it is a little too much. It is nice to take a break from the big guns every now and then, and this is the perfect product for times like that.
The cream smells wonderful. It is light and sinks into your skin in seconds. Giving your skin a break from the chemicals every now and then is a must and Neils Yard provide natural products better than anyone else. You still get the quality of moisture and super smooth skin.
Having this natural break also makes the results of your continued skin care program all the more noticable when you begin again.
Berry power is a holiday for your face. It may be pricey, but the quality speaks for itself.
Living in London is quite stressful for the skin in terms of city pollution. I bought this as the product is supposed to have some anti pollutant thing to help the skin maintain its vitality and radiance. I bought the 50 ml limited edition tube for easy transportation. The description for the moisturiser can be found on the site below: http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/node/356512
What I like about this product is that it is meant for protection of youthful skin, ie for women in their mid 20s when it is too early to use anti ageing products but too late to use products for young skin.
The product claims to boost radiance and while I am in doubt as to whether that is true, people have said that I have looked fairer. But considering that winter has just passed, and there is a lot more exercise going on now, it is hard to decide if the product is working. I do notice that break outs have stopped appearing and face has stopped peeling somewhat (my face was either too oily or too dry with the other moisturisers)
The moisturiser is lightweight and easily absorbed. Less than 5 minutes after application, I am able to put on my make up. Best of all, it is organic and all natural so there is no paraben in it or most of the other chemicals that go into so many beauty products.
One thing that I have to admit that irks me is the smell. The ingredients did indicate that there was fragrance and some of those berries in there aren't the nicest smelling thing. I would prefer them to not use fragrance or to use one that blended well as opposed to a slightly herbal medicinal smell when I use the product.
I will continue buying this since this is great! It may be pricey but it is pricey product that works for me!
Power Berry Daily Moisture / Boosts radiance and protects youthful skin / This lightweight, easily absorbed daily moisturising lotion containing antioxidant-rich acai, bilberry, goji berry and rosehip, supports the skin with hyaluronic acid to boost skin moisture levels, whilst a synergistic combination of buddleia and thyme, containing antioxidant flavonoids, and anti-inflammatory saponins and triterpenoids, acts as an anti pollutant to help combat city stress and promote skin radiance and vitality / Benefits: / Lightweight, easily absorbed / Radiance boosting / With moisturising fair trade Brazil nut oil and rooibos / Suitable for Sensitive Skin / Clinically Tested.