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January 24, 2012

Review: Neal’s Yard Remedies Power Berry Daily Moisture

Blue pump bottle of moisturiser

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OK, so here it is. I actually have the tube of this product and not the pump, but as I’d be a fan of either packaging I didn’t think it’d matter too much. I think the tube is just less expensive, as it’ll hold less product. Either way, it’s hygenic. I love the trademark deep blue Neal’s Yard bottles, though they’re now plastic; I remember back in the day when they were gorgeous heavy glass that you could use as candleholders when you’d finished the stuff inside! Still, at least this way they’ll bounce (a bit!) if, like me, you’re prone to chucking things around by accident.

The stuff inside is absolutely wonderful, I have to say. I have actually used this moisturiser before, but it was so long ago, and my skin has changed so much since then, I didn’t want to write a review on it until I’d tried it again. It smells very ‘natural’, of course, coming from Neal’s Yard – so if you’re not a fan of those kinds of scents, this might annoy you a bit. However, I can’t smell it on my skin after a minute or two, so it shouldn’t be too offensive.
The texture of the cream is fairly light, though it definitely moisturises very well. It sinks into my skin pretty quickly, though I would give the recommended 5 minutes before applying makeup, and leaves my face with a slightly matte finish, though feeling incredibly soft and plump. (I love the word plump!)
This cream has absolutely never resulted in any kind of breakouts or spots, and definitely helps to protect my skin a little against the winter air, despite feeling lightweight. I would actually say that it makes my skin better, and if I was worried about potential breakouts, I’d keep using this as part of my efforts to keep them away!

The label has some writing on it, telling you about the cream, which I actually like. Here’s what it says:

Boosts radiance and protects YOUTHFUL SKIN.
Antioxidant-rich acai, bilberry and goji berry, in a lightweight lotion, help fight the effects of free radicals for brighter, dewy-looking skin.

Fairtrade provides a better deal for producers in developing countries. (I’m definitely a big fan of that last part, too!)

Speaking of Fairtrade and such good things, the ingredients in the cream are certified organic, too. If you want to see the list of ingredients, click the picture of the cream at the top of this post, and it’ll take you to the product page on the Neal’s Yard Remedies website. At the bottom, there’s a box with an ‘Ingredients’ tab.

I love this moisturiser, and if only it weren’t so expensive (£22.50 for 100ml) I would say I’d keep repurchasing again and again. Highly recommended!

5 stars! 😀

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