Since turning 30 this year, I’ve been paying a lot more attention to my skin care routine especially where moisture is concerned. Moisturized skin is very important to reduce wrinkles and fines lines so I make sure I’m on top of my moistrure game. Recently I noticed dry patches around my nose again which prompted me to find a new facial moisturizer as the few I’ve tried lately have not been working for me. I’ve been leaning toward more organic moisturizers or at least find one that’s not loaded with a bunch of toxic chemicals. Although Alba Botanica’s line is not entirely organic, most of their products contain a lot less irritating ingredients and are accessible at most drugstores at a reasonable price.
- Paraben Free
- Phthalates Free
- Free of Artificial Colors
- PH Balanced
- Cruelty Free
- Oil Free
My skin is slightly oily and sensitive but noticed I did not have issues with oiliness with this cream when worn under my makeup throughout the day. This cream is thick and creamy but light enough to be worn under makeup, yet thick enough for a night cream too as I use it.
When I first used this cream my skin did get a little irritated at first and found out it’s most likely due to the Jasmine as it can be a mild irritant on sensitive skin. My skin is a bit sensitive so it was noticeable, but after a few days my skin adapted. The scent was very light and actually felt like this moisturized my skin as opposed to the feeling of just sitting on my skin like some creams I’ve tried.
This is the first product I’ve tried from Alba Botanics and like it but the retail price of $19 was a bit steep (I got a 40% off coupon). I did see they also have a green tea version and have been reading a lot of great things about their masks so I may try those out instead next time.
I can see why Jasmine was a chosen ingredient as it has some amazing qualities. I have used Jasmine as an essential oil for its aromatherapy uses and learned a lot more about Jasmine as a skin care ingredient since purchasing this cream.
- Cicatrisant: Treat scars left by acne scars or other wounds. Helps fade scars and spots.
- Moisturizes: Hydrates dry skin, especially prone to eczema or dermatitis.
- Antiseptic: Eliminates bacteria and fungi. Prevents infections when applied to wounds.
- Aromatherapy: Calms and soothes tension and anxious energy. Helps treat depression and sexual dysfunction as it is also used as an aphrodisiac.
From the website, here:
Master moisture for complexion perfection.
This lightweight but emollient cream treats dry, stressed skin with instant TLC. Tropical oils of jojoba, sweet almond and kukui nut provide intense nourishment, hydration and softening without making skin feel heavy or greasy. Vitamin E, jasmine and papaya help protect from free radicals and create a smooth finish. Aloha beautiful.