Herbivore Skin Care
If my skin could speak it would be saying ‘slather me in this’! What a joy this range is. It’s falling into the ‘clean’ category as everything is made without synthetic ingredients, parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, animal testing, mineral oils, petroleum, but if that makes you think of gloopy, hempy unguents, forget it. It’s gorgeous, high grade skin care that my skin loved on first contact. Starting with Phoenix Regenerating Oil – it is, I think, the best facial oil I’ve ever used. It’s rich, extremely hydrating and immediately feels skin compatible. A blend of rosehip, sea buckthorn, meadowfoam, chia and neroli oils plus CoQ10 should, long term, change the texture of your skin in terms of flexibility, elasticity and smoothness. It’s notable that CoQ10 is a tiny molecule that can penetrate the skin (rather than sitting pointlessly on the surface) and boost collagen. Obviously, at this stage I have used it short-term but when you know, you know and I’m sticking with it til the very last drop.
It’s clear from the ingredient list of Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment that it’s blue thanks to indigo powder, manganese violet and ultramarine blue but don’t let that side-track you from this exciting cream. It’s so rare for skin care to grab me as much as Herbivore has but I do feel it’s something special, based on (short term) use of the products. Again, Moon Fruit, despite reminding me of something Gwyneth might have dreamed up after a womb steam, is exemplary. Using prickly pear, goji berry, red raspberry seed blended with hyaluronic acid, aloe and shea butter, it forms a light, protective barrier-like feel on the skin. Overnight, fruit acids smooth the surface of your skin while the butters provide plenty of moisture. I used it last night (the last 3 nights actually) and my skin felt so hydrated that morning moisturiser was optional.
Finally, from the products I was sent to try, there is Coco Rose Body Polish – again, the best I’ve ever used. It doesn’t look as though you get very much for a whole body, but you really do not need much at all for complete smoothness and instant body moisture. I might, being thrifty, just use it on my lower legs and arms. It’s a simple blend of coconut oil, rose and fine grain sugar with a dash of meadowfoam and it left my skin smooth as silk and softly hydrated. Unlike other body polishes that I like, the oil is light so skin doesn’t feel heavily coated which makes it a perfect summery product.
Herbivore has been around since 2011, preceding the ‘millenial pink’ brands that we’re seeing so much of at the moment. I had this down as not credible – my bad, my very, very bad! SpaceNK has a selection HERE, but unfortunately not the starter sets which Herbivore has on its own US site and would snap up in a heartbeat. The Body Polish is £32, the oil starts at £24 (if you have points, get the little bottle to see how it suits), and Moon Fruit is £48. I think for the quality, they’re fairly priced.
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