I haven’t ever heard of this brand before. And since I’m a very curious person, I was too overwhelmed when they offered me a mini of this cream for $3 as an addition to my order, which I found really profitable because the full size cost $48 for 2 oz.
The cream is packed with a cute cardboard box, which looks sturdy. It shows all the advantages of the product and its promises.
So many vitamins and natural components there.
Aside from the natural ingredients aspect, the product is also vegan-friendly and animal cruelty-free. The packaging is 100% recycling. No fragrance, parabens, colorants or sulfates in the formula.
Well, I’m not a professional, though I’m still aware that natural is not always the best, because some natural components can be allergens (I know what I’m talking about because once I used to have a swollen face and high temperature for 3 days due to the very “healthy and wholesome” honey).
And now let’s move onto the product promises and the full list of ingredients.
Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Brassica Oleracea (Kale) Leaf Extract, Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Natural Fragrance, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorophyll.
The ingredients are very close to being excellent.
Sephora website states that it’s for all skin types, which I can’t actually get. How can a cream apt for oily and dry skin types, given that they have different needs? One needs moisture, while other needs nurture.
Well, let’s go forward.
The packaging of the mini is heavy and sturdy. It’s made of thick glass. I guess that it costs a lot and the price of the full size has already had the price of the minis, which are usually given away.
Consistency-wise, the product is regular, nothing supernatural here. It’s just a white and not greasy moisturizer.
As for the effects, well, I have something to tell you here.
You see my skin is oily yet dehydrated and very picky about all the creams which I apply over it. Some creams which are meant for oily skin can never soak in and I always feel them as a thick film on. As for lightweight gel-creams, well, I have to apply them 2-3 times in a row.
This product doesn’t require a lot of time to sink in, I’d even say that it immediately sinks in. It smells of herbs. This smell is so natural, light and not chasing. The product melts down a little bit over my skin.
It feels like my skin devours it at once. And then it feels thirsty again. And if I apply more of the cream, it’ll never sink in and I’ll feel it on, uhh.
In a word, you always need the right amount of it. But I don’t weigh my cream with a jewelry scale, especially in the morning when I don’t have any time to have breakfast sometimes, let alone the cream “right amount” application. I use it only overnight or twice a day on the weekends.
I’ve been using this product for more than 2 weeks now and it hasn’t done any miracles for me. My skin is problematic and now it doesn’t look worse. But it’s still dehydrated, that’s a fact. And my wrinkles and flaking bits are still there. But maybe that’s all due to me not drinking enough of water.
I mean the product’s good. It’s nurturing to some extent and natural, not too thick or pore clogging. My skin breathes with it on, though it isn’t the best out there.
I appreciate the size of the mini - 15ml will be more than enough to test it out and know about the skin reaction.
It isn't worth $48 for sure. There are many other drugstore creams which were more comfortable for me and they all used to replenish my skin with moisture more than this one. So, thank you YTTP for your mini.