I have a confession to make -- face moisturisers are my least favourite beauty products. Why? Because finding a good one is like Indiana Jones'es quest for the Holy Grail for me: one minute I'll think I've found it, the next everything starts to collapse. It's nearly possible, but still not quite possible. I have fairly oily combination skin that can turn very greasy and shiny one minute and be quite dry the next. My skin needs just the right amount of moisturising to keep it matte and in good condition. So go figure.
I have never been a fan of organic face moisturisers, because I've always thought of these as very greasy and suitable for dryer skintypes only. Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose one has been a head turner for me, though I was quite skeptical at first.
It's a basic moisturiser that promises to nurture & replenish normal skin and keep it in balance. I feel like it has been tailor made for my skin. Rehydrating Rose has just the right amount of moisture in it, it has very light texture, but keeps my skin hydrated enough and MATTE for all day long. It's great under makeup (I use it mainly as a day cream), but in case of need it operates as a night cream too. Just perfect!
I'm also a great fan of it's scent. I can't quite put my finger on it what it smells like, but if you're ever received an aromatherapeutic massage, that's what it reminds me of most. Must be a mixture of Damask roses, calendula, citrus, ylang-ylang and some other scents: crisp, oriental and refreshing at the same time.
I had never heard of Neal's Yard Remedies before, turns out it's British award winning organic cosmetics company. Founded in 1981, it's one of the pioneers of organic cosmetics with holistic approach, "driven by the passionate belief that health and beauty should be more natural, less synthetic. This passion, and our firm belief that it's down to all of us to protect our precious planet, is at the heart of everything we do." Or so they state on their website.
I got this cream as a magazine freebie in spring while I was at Great Britain. I don't remember which magazine, I believe it was Marie Claire or Glamour. Neal's Yard products are fairly expensive, so I'm very happy to have got this one for free. I've taken it along many times while travelling ever since, see here how it fits into my travel beauty bag and what else is in there.
If you're interested, Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose is readily available from eBay (you'll have to beat me in buying one as I soon need another one!). Or you can get one from their website for GBP 12 (around 15 euros).
Have you ever tried anything from Neal's Yard Remedies? What are your impressions?
For my lovely Estonian ladies:
Sain Neal's Yard Remedies näokreemi tasuta koos mingi Inglismaalt ostetud naisteajakirjaga. Enne polnud ma sellest firmast kuulnudki, aga kuna kavatsesin ajakirja niikuinii osta, siis proovisin kohe ka tasuta kreemi ära ja oli see vast üks väärt leid!
Neal's Yardi roosiga niisutaja hoiab mu küllaltki rasust seganahka mõnusalt niisutatu ja matina ning toimib nii päeva- kui öökreemina. Lisaboonuseks mõnusalt aroomiteraapiline lõhn, mis kestab tunnikest-paar ja on suurepärane hommikune ärataja. Looduslik koostis on ka hea omadus, käsi südmel, ma poleks looduskosmeetika kreemidelt midagi nii head oodanudki.