22.10.13

Trevarno Organic Day Cream


What’s a girl to do when her favourite moisturiser runs out? I was in a fickle mood and decided to give something different a try. Curiosity leads me down a path to Trevarno Organic Day Cream. If you are not familiar with the brand, Trevarno was established in 1998, products are natural and handmade in Cornwall. The range carries organic certification from Organic Farmers & Growers. 

This day cream is suggested as suitable for all skin types. It is extremely lightweight in comparison to others I use. For me, this would be perfect for summer but now we are heading into winter I am wondering if it is going to be hydrating enough for me. It does absorb into my skin easily and I can apply mineral powder foundation over the top without waiting for it to sink in. It does smell strongly of lavender and geranium. Lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties so this may be better suited to oily/combination skin types. I have a fickle nose and although I love lavender this is a little over powering for my taste, although my sister seems to like it. The scent doesn't linger but you have to enjoy it during initial application and I am not sure I can embrace the fragrance. It is reported that lavender oil increases photo sensitivity and this product contains lavender flower water. I am not sure if that makes a difference but I am aware it is often advised to make sure you wear an SPF in conjunction with products containing lavender. 

UPDATE - since publishing this post I was contacted by Alison, she left a comment below and then tweeted me "I've done extensive checking and the lavender photo sensitivity is not correct."

I hate to say it but I am  in two minds about the jar. I am all for recycling and reducing packaging but the glass jar is on the small size. Anyone with long nails or dare I say chubby fingers will probably want to use a spatula. 

I have only had this cream for a couple of weeks but I have already passed it on to my sister. I thought maybe a second opinion would be worthwhile. I am sure this is a nice cream for someone out there. I do not hate it but I also haven’t fallen in love with it, which I am rather sad about. I purchased from Naturisimo for £11.10 (30ml) which is slightly cheaper than buying direct from Trevarno’s website (link).

Has anyone tried their other products? Do you have a recommendation?

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10 comments:

  1. It's too bad you don't like it that much :/ I'm also a bit iffy about lavender oil so i won't be repurchasing although i loved it..:) xx

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    1. I do find it interesting everyone's different views on a product, it is a nice cream but just doesn't tick all the boxes for me :)

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  2. Great honest review Sarah. I must admit when I looked at the picture I did think it looks really tiny.

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    1. Thanks Ged, it is rather dinky in size :)

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  3. I'm sure you were misinformed about lavender causing photo sensitivity Sarah. The citrus oils can do that, but I have never heard that said about lavender. May I ask where you read that? Interesting that it has both the oil and the hydrosol in it. I'm sorry you found it too strong smelling, but lavender, geranium and palma rosa is a pretty potent combination. LOL! Palma rosa is often used as a replacement for the much more expensive rose absolute or to adulterate rose e.o. which makes the rose go further. There's nothing wrong with the practice, since palma rosa has a high geraniol content like rose maroc and rose otto, so long as you aren't being charged the same as you would with rose absolute as an ingredient. Sorry for the long ramble. You weren't posting to get a lecture on essential oils. Just to satisfy my curiosity, I'm going to follow up on the photo sensitivity thing.

    Ali x

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    1. Thanks for your feedback Alison, I look forward to hearing your findings. My source of information was other bloggers and Google so quite possible I have misunderstood.

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  4. Shame you didn't like it, I'm not a fan of lavender but (as we were discussing not long ago) only because it lowers my blood pressure (which is already naturally low) and it's unfortunately a trigger for my vestibular migraines! Although, it's also (unfortunately) not the only essential oil that triggers that lol. Yes, photo-toxic e/o's are citrus and bergamot. Although organic bergamot CFC is is bergaptene (photosensitizer) free :-) Must say, I've not tried the jar but I do love that colour! x

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    1. This will teach me to listen to the internet & not research my topics properly lol I hope others take note because we have some misleading info floating around. The pink jar is lovely and vibrant it does look pretty on the dressing table :)

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  5. Such a shame the product didn't work for you, I definitely agree about the product size as the jars are tiny but I've actually found that I've loved every Trevarno product I've tried so far - my skin just really seems to love the ingredients and I think I must be lucky that I'm suited to the formulations x

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    1. It's good to hear you enjoy their products, I will try some others I've not been put off completely :)

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