22 April 2011

Skincare Review: Neal's Yard Power Berry Range

Eek! First of all, I'd like to apologize for my lack of blog posting, I have just been so busy but I do promise to improve very soon!




When I fall in love with a product, I  tend to stick with it. This was the case with the Liz Earle skincare range. Then after a while, I might feel intrigued to experiment and give something else a go, in this case it was the Neal's Yard 'Power Berry' skincare range.





Lesson learnt? To stay with what you're used to. However, I do have some good things to say..

As I've said before, I'm a complete sucker to any thing that is organic or made from as many natural ingredients as possible, so when I saw this range online, claiming to be paraben, sulphate and silicone free, I automatically added it to my shopping cart and handed over my card details, barely containing my excitement for when they would arrive!


I purchased the 'Power Berry Facial Wash' and this was probably the product I was most interested in as I have always been a 'creamy cleanser' kind of girl! First impressions? I was impressed! I loved the tinted blue glass packaging and the smell of mixed berries was just like summer in a bottle! 
When dispensed, the wash is of a liquid gel consistency, which lathers up into a creamy milk when applied to the skin with water.
After using it for a while, I quickly began to notice how much it was actually drying out my skin, it also made my eyes really stingy and sore, making me wonder what actually is in it..




I also got the 'Power Berry Moisturising Lotion' a really light, non greasy moisturiser, which I was suprisingly satisfied with. It again had the delicious scent and seemed to compensate for my dry, flaky skin after using the wash.



Finally, I bought the 'Power Berry Facial Mask' which was highly recommended as a hydrating face mask by Natural Health in their 2010 Beauty Awards. Containing a unique formula of acai, bilberry, cranberry and grape, the mask has a light, refreshing, gel-like texture, which is slightly sticky. As it is washed off, it is turned it into a mild, milky exfoliater with the help of the grainy berry seeds! I love this product because you are actually getting two products for the price of one and I instantly notice a difference in my skin after use, it feels fresh, glowy and radiant!



Over all, I feel I got my moneys worth from the mask and the moisturising lotion, but did not enjoy using the wash at all. I am quite happily going to use them up and then stick to my trusty Liz Earle range!

What skin care products do you guys use? Have you tried this range before?

Jessica

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