REVIEWING ORGANIC FACE CARE PRODUCTS
URTEKRAM DAY CREAM
URTEKRAM No Perfume Day Cream is a light day cream without any perfume, that provides pure moisture for your skin.
Ingredients: Aqua, glycerin**, butyrospermum parkii butter*, polyglyceryl-3 dicitrate/ stearate, aloe barbadensis leaf extract*, simmondsia chinensis seed oil*, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil*, olea europaea fruit oil*, zea mays starch*, cetyl alcohol, lysolecithin, prunus armeniaca kernel oil*, glyceryl caprylate, xanthan gum, tocopherol, betasitosterol, squalene. (* = ingredient from Organic Farming, ** = made using organic ingredients). 22 % organic of total. 71 % organic of total minus water and minerals. 100 % natural origin of total. COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS Standard.
This is a nice basic face cream. It is not too heavy and absorbs into the skin pretty quickly. I generally prefer to use oil to moistures my skin, since it usually leaves it looking quite nice. When it is colder outside, my skin tents to become much more dry though - which means I like to add a face cream to my regime. I usually apply this after using a toner with glycolic acid.
MARIA ÅKERBERG OLIVE CLEANSING
Olive Cleansing is a cleansing cream with Olive Oil for dry, sensitive and mature skin. This product cleans the skin and removes makeup. Olive Cleansing contains cold pressed Olive Oil, which slowly penetrates the skin and dissolves dirt and impurities before it is rinsed off. The oil comes from the process of olives being "first cold pressed" (olive oil extra virgin) which means that it contains Vitamin E.
The Bitter Orange Oil (Petitgrain) in Olive Cleansing has a balancing and antiseptic effect. Self-preserving system.
Ingredients: Aqua Purificata/Water, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerine (Vegetable), Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium PCA, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Aurantium (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil, Linalool*. *Components naturally present in essential oils.
I often use oils to clean my face, considering how dry my skin tends to get (especially after going on Accutane in 2016-2017). Sometimes it is nice to try new products though and I thought I would try this one from the Swedish brand Maria Åkerberg. I would say that this cleanser is perfect if you, like me, have dry skin. It does not dry out the skin at all, it rather leaves it soft and well moisturised.