It’s that time of year again… And as much as I love it, Autumn and Winter (is it just me or do they just merge into six months of cold, wind and rain?), the central heating and weather can leave skin feeling a bit worse for wear.
My normally dry skin seems to become more dehydrated, sleepless nights show more, and I generally look a little worse for wear when the seasons are changing, and bad weather leaves my face feeling like it’s been slapped.
Bring on this little pot of happy…
The first thing I noticed about this cream was the smell – it has a delicious herbal almost spa like scent to it – not at all artificial, the main scent is rose, but this is in no way an old-lady smelling cream. If you have ever smelled the original range from The Sanctuary and liked it, then this will probably appeal to you
The second thing I noticed was the texture – in the pot this looks like a really thick, almost balm like product – and to me this actually added to the appeal of the product – this is aimed at dry skin types, and at this time of year I like something that feels rich and comforting on the skin. At the same time though, I don’t want to feel like my skin is clogged up with a heavy mask of lotion. This impressed me though – the cream does definitely have a rich consistency but it melts into the skin and I didn’t experience any sticky residue feelings. In fact, I felt like this provided a really smooth finish, and acted as a good base for makeup. It left me feeling hydrated and comfortable all day. No feelings of dryness or parched central heating skin.
The moisturiser is water based, and also contains the following;
Ingredients – Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin (Veg)*, Glycerin (Veg), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter*, Glyceryl Monostearate SE, Butyrospermum Parkii*, Simmondsia Chinensis*, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Vitis Vinifera*, Vitis Vinifera, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil,Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool. *ingredient from organic farming. Naturally occurring within essential oils.
As you can see, the cream contains Rose Geranium Oil to balance the skin and boost the circulation, Aloe Vera to soothe, and Glycerine which retains moisture in the skin.
All in all this is a little pot of win – I love it in the daytime over my Clarins Hydraquench serum (review HERE), and I also love to apply a thicker layer at night to soak in. It leaves my skin soft, comfortable and looking hydrated, which for the pricepoint is a really great result. Definitely recommended for dry skin types.
This moisturiser is also really well priced at £8.99 available online or at selected retailers including John Lewis and Waitrose.
Cruelty Free? Organic Surge state that they do not test their products on animals, and also state that they do not use products or ingredients which are tested on animals. Certain raw materials which have been tested in the past are obtained with a fixed cut off date – ie no further tests performed after this date. This is a standard widely accepted by anti-vivisection organisations.
Disclaimer – PR sample provided for review. All opinions are honest and based on my own experiences with a product.