I must say that I have nothing but love for this up-and-coming natural organic brand. Everything I have tried from California Naturel is wonderful, but these two facial moisturizers that I am going to review today get my special love.
(I have reviewed some of their offering in my previous post.)
California Naturel Skincare Products
I have to confess that I have never been so keen on "all natural organic" stuff. I would spend a couple more bucks on my organic eggs and fruits, but that is because they taste better to me. (Yup, that's me.)
In cosmetics? I do not really mind silicones and parabens. Not because I do not know they are potentially harmful, but because I am lucky enough not to experience any immediate(!) adverse effect from them. The fact I had never been really impressed with these natural organic skincare did not help, either. Plus, they are usually hyped and expensive in my view.
To tell you the truth, I was practically fed up by those "all natural precious exotic ingredients" claims for some time. Give me my retinol, mineral oil, and good old acids, will you?
So, I had very little expectation when I started testing out these wholesome looking goodies from California Naturel. And now I am happily eating my words. (They are delicious! ;))
This is an all-in-one moisturizer in a light oil form that is suitable for combination to oily skin types.
It feels so light that I did not think it was oil until I read the product descriptions. It is more like a tonic or an elixir if you will.
Balancing Complex is naturally scented with a light and sweet citrus that smells delicious and uplifting.
My skin just drinks it up so happily. One pump leaves my skin perfectly moisturized and balanced never leaving any oily residue.
I love using it in the morning under my sunscreen as well as layering with Nourishing Cream at night.
Really really great stuff!
Nourishing Cream is in a thick lotion/light cream consistency and best for dry to normal skin types.
I thought it would be too rich for my combination skin, but what do I know?
It is actually the opposite - Nourishing Cream makes a great night cream for me.
The cream absorbs quickly leaving my face clean and nourished. The light herbal floral scent is so calming, too.
I have been using these two moisturizers exclusively for the past month, and my skin never felt better. I left them home while I was on a trip recently, and I actually ended up missing them!
No groundbreaking miracles like fading my freckles or eliminating deep wrinkles, but my skin feels more supple and firmer every morning. And that is some sort of a miracle if you ask me.
Have you tried California Naturel products?
What is your experience in general with natural organic skincare?
*This entry contains PR samples provided for review purposes.*