This gem cream is incredibly hydrating. I have really dry skin and using this as my first step after washing my face has prevented itchy dry skin. I still use a moisturizer after but I feel like the gel helps a lot. It’s gentle and smells delicious!
Love this as a day cream; I agree with the underlying reviewer, people with drier skin (like me), you'll need something ontop like an lil/shea if you want to use this as a night cream...or if you have a retinol uglies... I love it right now in my morning routine, adding The ordinary's resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% for a super boost!
I absolutely love this line. It matches my values of supporting small, female owned business; cruelty free; refillable, natural, powerful ingredients; and great skin results! I highly recommend, and as the headline says -- I'm a repeat customer!
This green tea gel cream is beautiful in all aspects which includes its packaging, ingredients, texture and effectiveness. It comes out jelly-like from the pump and bursts into a more fluid consistency that is easily spread onto your skin when rubbed between your hands or applied directly to the face. It is best to have your skin damp for increased hydration and ease of application. Although this is not oil-free, it does not make t-zones oilier nor does it feel greasy and heavy. Dry skin types will need another occlusive layer on top of this.
While using potent serums that contain vitamin c and niacinamide alone can irritate most people, I was able to apply this gel cream twice daily (AM/PM) as recommended without any problems despite my sensitive skin prone to redness. However, as everyone is different, do what works best for yourself. It has only been 7 weeks I have already noticed significant brightening to my skin so do be patient by consistently applying each day and it will be rewarded.
If you have concerns about sourcing, scientific studies regarding effectiveness of ingredients, if it affects malassezia, initiatives for the environment or anything, know you are in excellent hands. The owner is welcoming to questions and is quick to respond.
It's nice and gentle. Perfect for sensitive skin, especially the fragrance free version. It can be worn under makeup without pilling.