Firstly, I will defy anyone to find a more visually exciting range than Snowberry, hailing from New Zealand. Using the talents of artist Rob Ryan (whose illustrations have been used also by Paul Smith), it’s one of the most beautiful looking brands I’ve seen in a while.
It’s more impressive still that in formulating Snowberry, the brand uses as many natural ingredients as possible, without trying to bamboozle customers that they are organic or 100% natural. They still want the stuff to work effectively, so it’s a clear combination of natural and non-natural ingredients and they don’t make any bones about it. Some high functioning peptides and enzymes just aren’t available naturally, so rather than compromise on efficacy, Snowberry’s claim is use the best of both worlds. Snowberry also claim that 130 ingredients are used in each product and the company has a 5* environmental rating. Needless to say, it isn’t tested on animals, uses no petrochemicals, mineral oils or silicones and no artificial colourings. So, the products I’ve been able to try are as follows:
Instant Deep Cleanser: Despite the lurid orange colour, this cleanser feels gorgeous on the skin – it feels like an oil/cream combination and left my skin very soft and perfectly clean. On the Snowberry site, it lists anti-ageing benefits as a reason to use, but to my mind a cleanser is on the skin so briefly, I don’t think it makes any difference, so I wouldn’t be tempted to buy it for that. However, it did leave my complexion soft and supple, it doesn’t interfere with the Ph and there was no drying effect afterwards. BIG like.
Nourishing Exfoliator: Again, this feels beautiful on application, silky and easy to massage around the face. The grains are not disributed in large quantity but feels effective nonetheless. And, again, the claims that an exfoliator reduces wrinkles seem far fetched.
Intensive Face Renewal Serum: Bearing in mind that I have used this product only a couple of times, I can’t attest to its long term claims to restore and renew healthy skin growth, but it is lighter than air (coming in a non-traditional light cream formula rather than a clear serum). It feels absolutely lovely on the skin: gentle, softening and natural.
More though, because I’m such a magpie, I love the unique look.
Find it at Harvey Nichols.
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