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Monday, 12 April 2010

Review: Neal's Yard Power Berry Daily Moisture.

I must confess, the only reason I picked up this months edition of Marie Claire was because of the free 50ml tube of Neal's Yard Power Berry Daily moisturiser. I don't normally buy magazines but I was facing a 6 hour train journey and I figured I needed something to occupy me. There wasn't much choice in the train station and the ones they did have all looked equally unappealing until I saw this as a free gift. Well, we all love a freebie don't we?!
Neal's Yard is a company that has had my attention for a long time because they seem to encapsulate everything good. They don't test on animals, they don't use parabens or any other potentially nasty ingredients, their packaging is 100% recyclable, they're carbon neutral & to top it all off their products have received a whole bunch of awards; sounds like a winning combination to me.

 Here's how they describe the power berry daily moisture on the website:

Boosts radiance and protects YOUTHFUL skin. This lightweight, easily absorbed daily moisturising lotion containing antioxidant-rich acai, bilberry, goji berry and rosehip, supports the skin with hyaluronic acid to boost skin moisture levels, whilst a synergistic combination of buddleia and thyme, containing antioxidant flavonoids, and anti-inflammatory saponins and triterpenoids, acts as an anti pollutant to help combat ‘city stress’ and promote skin radiance and vitality.

Now, I really like that description. I have no idea what some of those ingredients are but that's nothing new; have you ever looked at the ingredients on something and gone "...huh?" I do that all the time! But it is nice to know what the ingredients they use are expected to do.
For me, the lotion has done everything the description said it would. It's easily absorbed & my skin feels more balanced and radiant. Before I started using this I had a little break out on my chin and a fair amount of redness. Usually after having spots the redness would stay for at least a few weeks but it has almost disappeared now after only a few days. The only thing I've changed in my routine is the addition of this cream so I'm thinking it's done my skin some good.

I have pain in the bum combination skin that likes to vary between being dry & oily and this cream is probably verging on being a little to light for me right now. Once the height of summer kicks in, if it ever does, I can see this being my perfect day time moisturiser. However just now I definitely need to use something a little heavier especially at night time.

I've been so impressed with the power berry that I've been reading into the other facial moisturisers they make and I've made a very long list of the items that have caught my eye. The almond moisturiser & the rehydrating rose daily moisture have particularly interested me. Potentially very good for my skin, but not so good for my purse & at the moment I simply couldn't spare the money. In my opinion the products are pricey but definitely not hideously over-priced. Skin care is something that I am willing to invest money in (when I have any) for the right products.

The Power Berry Daily Moisture in the 50ml tube is limited edition and costs £10.50. The 100ml version costs £22 and comes in the signature blue glass bottle with a pump. Available from Neal's Yard stores and nealsyardremedies.com.

Have you ever tried any Neal's Yard products? Or if not would you like to?


  1. I also got this with Marie Claire and I'm loving it too! My skintype is pretty similar to yours and I have to say I'm really impressed with how well it's working for my skin. Definitely going to go back and get another Neals Yard moisturiser once I'm done :). Great review lovely!


  2. Thank you sweets! I'm definitely eager to try more of their products too!


  3. I haven't but that sounds good, too bad we don't have that here in California!;C

    Great review, btw.

    Just followed you!:D

    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  4. I was so excited to try it but then couldn't stand the smell! What a shame xx

  5. @ marie thank you!

    @ lucy - oh no, that's a shame! Mine doesn't really have much of a scent, just smells kinda natural.


  6. I must admit I am always swayed in by free gifts with magazines! I haven't seen this, but I really want it now :)

  7. I've tried this and thought it was really good for dry skin.

  8. @ Alice - Hehe I'm glad I'm not the only one! Gotta love a free gift! :D

    @ Sarah - Ace. I have dry-ish cheeks and around my nose and I just needed a little something extra there.


  9. Mmmm, the almond moisturiser sounds delicious! Shame you can't eat it - I love almonds!

  10. Just found your blog, love this review!! I have combination skin too which makes life difficult!! :)
    vicki xi

  11. Thanks for being one of the few to post ingredients to reviews! I never understand how people can review something without saying what is actually inside :) cheers!


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