I first discovered Gaia Creams back in 2011. Time flies when you are blogging and I recently decided to revisit the brand. Gaia Creams stands out from other brands I use because the ingredients are raw, 100% organic, ethical and vegan. This is a company that cares greatly about the environment and the impact of ingredients on our skin. I decided to buy the Coconut Mousse which is a 2 in 1 makeup remover and moisturiser. The attraction to this product, aside from ingredients, is the fact that it is customisable for skin type. I selected the one for sensitive skin which includes almond oil and calendula.
My first observation on receiving the Coconut Mousse was it is more like a soft light balm than a mousse. In my mind the word “mousse” conjures up a whipped and airy texture. I probably was also expecting something similar to a Herbfarmacy cleanser I tried a while back. Despite this, the cleanser is easy to use, it is extremely soft. You just need to scoop a pea size amount from the jar, massage across dry skin and remove with a cloth. The balm melts into oil with the warmth of skin.
I know not everyone is a fan of coconut because some people consider it comedogenic . I do not appear to experience this problem. The issue that is apparent with this ingredient is it will turn to liquid in warm temperatures. Currently in my home it remains a balm but when I travelled with this, it melted. No major issue, you can use as oil (although messy from the jar) or refrigerate to solidify. My regret is I forgot this and ended up with cleanser across the sink, toilet and bathroom floor (sorry Mum!). The result was my brand new jar ended up half empty. A rookie error but one I feel is worth mentioning.
Overall, Gaia Creams 2 in 1 Coconut Mousse is a nice product. The use of raw ingredients and their environmental ethics gives them a unique selling point over other brands. In terms of performance I would suggest Coconut Mousse is on a par with Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm, although different ingredients it shares the multipurpose aspect.
Have you tried products from Gaia Creams? Do you have a favourite?
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