“ Brand: Skinfood / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / What it does: Repairs, Cleanses, Moisturizes, Nourishes „
A moisturiser in my opinion is easily the most essential skin care product you can have. It's not until recently that I decided to change mine to Skinfood Nourishing Moisturiser. The product claims that it nourishes and hydrates dry skin without clogging pores or making the face look greasy. It's a common claim made by all skin care manufactures and I've sort I've learned to take it with a grain of salt but remarkably this does actually work. It's has a subtle but fresh natural scent which is powerful enough to smell when you apply it to your face but not enough that others can smell it so you can wear perfume without the risk of mixing scents. When applying to your face it goes on smoothly and rubs in extremely quickly, at first I thought the product was useless as it left my face feeling both dry and somewhat sticky, far from the nourished feel I was hoping for but amazingly about 2 minutes later my face felt great, even better was the fact that it lasted all day be it rain or shine. It's a unisex product so is great for couples, contains aloe vera which we all love and it has no artificial colours making it great natural product. I'm a total convert to the Skinfood range, they are natural, scent free products that feel great and are very cheap. It's getting harder to find in stores nowadays so I've stocked up and I can only recommend you do the same.
This review will be fairly similar to my other review for Skinfood's "Cleans All" cleanser. I have been using this moisturiser for around 2 weeks now since my skin went really dry and flaky (again) probably for a number of reasons. I have dry skin which is very sensitive to different products and have tried many in the past that just don't agree with me. I am really pleased that my skin seems to like Skinfood's products. I bought this moisturiser along with their cleanser for dry skin and my skin has really cleared up and seems to benefit from the double act. My facial skin is feeling great at the moment and my areas of dry skin have disappeared. I have had no bad reactions at all - no tingling, no red patches and no itchiness. My skin also doesn't feel too greasy throughout the day, which is a problem I have had in the past with other products, particularly those for dry skin. The cream itself doesn't have a distinctive smell - it is fairly fragrance free. The squeezy tube is easy to use. I tend to apply after using the Skinfood cleanser. The only problem I can see with using these products is availability. I have not come across them yet in any high street stores (Boots/Superdrug/Wilkos) or supermarkets and I am concerned that if Amazon (where I purchased mine from) stop selling them, I won't be able to get my hands on them without paying extortionate prices. For the time being, under £6 from Amazon is great value - I should stock up!
After the recent success of the skinfood cleanser, I picked up a tube of the moisturiser to try. One of the ones on the shelf was the nourishing moisturiser for dry skin (they also do a lighter summer moisturiser with spf added which I have yet to test). One of the reasons the skinfood packaging attracted me is the fact that they are 100% Paraben free. Parabens are preservatives that are used in many cosmetics and have been linked to premature aging of this skin. Also parabens may have a link to breast cancer and eczema (see the channel 4 study on How Toxic are You?) It comes in a fairly regular white plastic tube inside a white cardboard box. The logo on the front is a green droplet with skinfood written in it. It has a green flip top cap and has a tamper evident seal on it to avoid possible contamination. It costs £4.99 for 100ml and you can buy it direct from the website, larger Tesco stores and even Amazon. It promises to be a nourishing moisturiser that protects, smooth and hydrates the skin. It contains vitamins A and E to help improve moisture levels, Sunflower seed oil, Aloe Vera Gel, Avocado Oil, Manuka Honey, Coconut Palm Oil, Orange Oil and Lavender Oil. It contains no artificial colours or perfumes, it's not tested on animals and supposedly doesn't clog pores. I think it smells a bit like lime and honey which is an unusual but fresh scent and to me it smells good enough to eat!! It's a lovely creamy rich consistency and being natural based and having no colourings added, it's a average white coloured cream. It feels creamy but not oily and once applied onto the skin it doesn't take much time at all to sink in. It doesn't leave any residue behind on your skin but you can feel that you've moisturised. My skin felt soft and smooth and my skin felt deeply hydrated. The scent lingers for a while afterwards and my makeup can be applied on top without sliding off! Even when using it on a night I don't wake up with a greasy face as it's not a heavy cream. I really do love this. I've been so impressed with these products that I've been recommending them to everyone!!
Skinfood Nourishing Moisturiser is great as an everyday moisturiser if you have drier skin, or perfect for those who like a slightly heavier moisturiser at night / Simple to use, apply after daily cleansing morning and night / Night is when your skin is the most active;this is when most of the repair is done, the natural ingredients like Avocado Oil, which is filled with age-defying properties, will really penetrate the skin's surface /