For almost a year now, I’ve been very satisfied with my night time skin care routine. After searching high and low for months I finally found a cream that is nourishing enough and an eye cream which actually works too. I am currently playing around with my skincare routine again due to the colder weather, but the basis is still the same and I thought I’d share those products and my thoughts on them. Because I am not the type of person to use products for a year and not like them.
The products I’m talking about are the Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream by The Body Shop and the Decubal Day Cream with SPF 15. I’ll first review the eye cream and then the day cream.
The Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream by The Body Shop is from their organic range and meant for combating the first signs of fine lines. I have used other eyecreams before but they either didn’t do what they should do (i.e. nourish my eye area) or they gave me an allergic reaction with watery eyes and the like as a result. This one works and doesn’t give me an allergic reaction. YAY!
The cream is not very watery, which is what I like. It feels like it nourishes the skin sufficiently and the pump packaging makes for easy use and the right amount of product. Only downside is that you can’t really see how much is left inside.
What I like about this eye cream is that it took care of the little lines that appear when your skin gets dry. When I use this cream regularly (I have to admit I do forget to use it a few times a week), the dry lines are gone and what’s even more: the little white milia I used to get around my eye area have disappeared too. I notice when I need to crank up my act, because that’s when those come back. As an added bonus I find my concealer stays on nicer and doesn’t crease up as quickly.
Aqua (water), Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water (korenbloemenwater), Glycerin (glycerine), Undecane, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (jojoba-olie), Cetearyl Alcohol, Candelilla Cera (candelillawas), Tridecane, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Mica, Benzyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide (titaniumdioxide), Cetearyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Myristyl Glucoside, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (babassu-olie), p-Anisic Acid, Salicylic Acid (salicylzuur), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (aloë-veragel), Sodium Phytate, Tocopherol (vitamine E), Parfum, Medicago Sativa Extract (alfalfa-extract), Linalool, Citronellol, Buddleja Davidii Extract (buddleja-extract), Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract (weegbree-extract), Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract (vlierbloesemextract), Thymus Vulgaris Extract (tijmextract), Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract (groot-kaasjeskruidextract), Sodium Benzoate, Vitis Vinifera Bud Extract (rode-druifextract), Limonene, Alcohol, Arginine.
Available from The Body Shop: €17.
The night cream I’ve been using is in fact, not a night cream. It’s a day cream by Decubal. Decubal is a skincare brand that focuses on dry and sensitive skin and all their products are free of parabens and perfume. The brand doesn’t sell an actual night cream (only a night mask), so the day cream functions as both.
The cream is thick, like whipped cream, and feels light and fluffy. It would be too rich for the day time for me. It takes some time too be absorbed by the skin, which is why I use this as a night cream. The packaging is a small plastic jar which comes with a spatula, which I am too lazy to use. Unfortunately, after months of good service, the plastic cracked on me when I closed the jar a while ago and now the lid won’t close properly anymore. And there is still about 1/3 of product left in the jar.
Apart from the packaging mishap this is one of the best creams I’ve ever used. No allergic reaction, nourishing enough for a night cream and simply does the job. I am now curious to try their night mask, which I purchased just recently. I already swear by their face wash, which I reviewed earlier this year. You can read that review by clicking this link.
Available from De Tuinen: €17.50
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