Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare // Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser

When I was in the throws of wanting to treat ones self during recovery, I took myself to Space NK and splurged. I wanted a moisturiser that would feel luxe and do a wonderful job at keeping my skin plump and hydrated.

So I choose Aurelia Skincare and their Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser to be my splurge. The British brand is focused on  combining bio-organic botanical formulations with probiotic technology to manage inflammation, a main cause of skin ageing. The cream is medium in texture and suitable of all skin types, including sensitive.

It has been the only time that I have spent £52 on a face cream and being honest, it is lovely. The blend of Jasmine, Mandarin, Plumeria and Tuberose (my fave scent, Organic Pharmacy has perfume that is on my wish list!) makes you feel like you are at the end of a spa treatment. It is also one of the most heavenly scented face creams I have used. I was apprehensive that it might irritate my skin, but I found the the scent did not linger too long after application and my skin was kept hydrated throughout the day.
This was probably down to this cream being a power house of divine botanicals:

BAOBAB - Omega rich ‘super fruit’
HIBISCUS - Antioxidant rich ‘nature’s Botox
ALOE VERA - Soothes & softens the skin
MONGONGO OIL - Vit E and fatty acids  for restructuring & regenerating
KIGELIA AFRICANA - Firming properties

My main criteria for my skincare is to re-hydrate my dry skin (mainly due to hormonal tamoxifen side effects) and maintain moisture levels, to be kind to my sensitive skin and have a focus of Anti-Aging (anti-aging is not a word I like, I just want to age well and my skin to have a good texture).

The only thing I noticed was that by about 5pm a few tiny dry patches would start to appear around my chin and mouth. This was even with a facial oil underneath the cream. The dryness is the bane of my life at the moment!

Now, would I buy this again? I'm not sure, perhaps only due to the price. It is very dear and as I am currently between jobs I would not purchase it again right now. I would certainly love to receive it as a gift for birthdays or Christmas. I still want to try other face creams, it has not left me thinking I've found the one. But it is a lovely, yummy one, all the same! If you are looking for a green beauty luxe, that will feel like a daily treat. This is a great brand to try.

What is in it? (A hella lot!)
Aqua/Water (purified water), Aloe barbadensis leaf extract (Aloe Vera), Bifida ferment lysate (probiotic culture), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Cocoglycerides (emollient from coconut oil), Glycerin (vegetable glycerine), Glyceryl stearate SE (natural triglycerides & emulsifier), Lactose (probiotic bifidoculture milk extract), Lactis proteinum/Milk protein (probiotic protein), Coco-caprylate (coconut based emollient), Cetearyl alcohol ( vegetable based thickener), Rhus verniciflua peel wax (Berry wax), Borago officinalis seed oil (Borage oil), Rosa damascena oil (Rosehip oil), Argania spinosa kernel oil, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, Kigelia Africana fruit extract (botanical Kigelia Africana), Hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract (Hibiscus flower), Adansonia digitata fruit extract (Botanical Baobab), Citrus nobilis peel oil (Mandarin essential oil), Helianthus annuus seed oil (Sunflower oil), Jasminum officinale flower extract (Jasmine essential oil), Plumeria acutifolia flower extract (Plumeria essential oil), Polianthes tuberose flower extract (Tuberose essential oil), Schinziophyton Rautanenii kernel oil, Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl acetate, Lauroyl lysine, Xanthan gum (natural based stabiliser), Sodium stearoyl glutamate (vegetable derived emulsifier), Sodium phytate (natural origin), Glyceryl caprylate (coconut-derived emulsifier), Benzyl alcohol (preservative), Dehydroacetic acid (preservative) , Citric acid (fruit derived pH regulator), Limonene*, Linalool*, Benzyl benzoate*
*naturally occurring in essential oil

*F.Y.I  Aurelia Skincare are Cruelty Free

Have you tried anything by Aurelia? Let me know what you think!

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