Mini reviews for you today as I have been using up some samples which were passed on to me from Ria of Naturia Beauty.
I confess that Balance Me products never seem to hit the spot for me but I was still curious to try the Intensive Wrinkle Repair Cream (10ml). This cream is described as “a super rich cream for drier and +35 skins to firm and lift whilst visibly improving the signs of aging.” I am over 35 so the target market for this cream although I am not overly concerned about ageing and wrinkles. I did find this cream rich in texture which suited my dry skin and I did not find it greasy. Balance Me do have a good free from ingredient policy and this product has a lengthy list of natural extracts and essential oils. For me, it is too heavy on these ingredients and I would not purchase a full size because the fragrance was not to my personal taste. You have to remember a lot of my facial creams are unscented (in order to avoid the allergens in essential oils) so it can be a shock to the system to apply something with a distinctive scent.
You all know one of my favourite brands is Essential Care/Odylique so I was keen to try the Organic Avocado Replenishing Cream (15ml). It is also aimed at dry and mature skin. In comparison to Balance Me, the Essential Care cream is thinner in consistency. I certainly enjoyed using it and felt that my skin responded well to the ingredients. I am sceptical whether it would be suitable for me during the winter months. I know avocado is a super ingredient but I cannot shake the reassurance I get with a thick textured cream. It’s a mind over matter issue. The fragrance blend is lavender and frankincense but sadly it is not my cup of tea. Of course, Essential Care does have an excellent free from policy, products are certified organic with the Soil Association and this cream is suitable for Vegans.
Even though I would not purchase full sizes, I do feel that both creams are worth recommending based on ingredient formulations. I can not deny these are good moisturisers but sadly they simply do not suit my taste when it comes to scent.
Have you tried these moisturisers? What did you think of them?