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In this article, we will be reviewing a moisturizing cream that incorporates manuka honey, a popular ingredient known for its anti-aging properties. We will discuss the texture, first impressions, and effectiveness of the cream on both the face and body. Furthermore, we will address its suitability for sensitive skin and its value for money. Let’s dive in and explore the benefits of this manuka honey anti-aging cream.
Texture of the Cream
The texture of this cream is just right – thick enough to provide substantial hydration without feeling heavy on the skin. It spreads smoothly and effortlessly, thanks to its creamy consistency. Unlike other creams, it doesn’t leave a sticky or watery residue on the skin. Instead, it quickly absorbs, leaving no visible sheen. This makes it an excellent choice for applying makeup immediately after use.
Upon first use, I was immediately impressed with this moisturizer. However, to make it perfect for my face, I found that adding a small amount of apricot oil enhanced its effectiveness. For my body, I added extra virgin olive oil to the cream, ensuring it provided ample moisture. With these additions, the cream seemed to adapt to the specific areas of application, delivering optimal hydration and nourishment.
Initially, I needed to reapply the cream every four hours to combat dryness. However, after a few days, my skin regained its balance, and I only needed to apply it once a day. I incorporated the cream into my skincare routine after using a ginseng water toner and a manuka honey serum. This combination has proven to be effective in keeping my skin healthy-looking and moisturized throughout the day.
During the daytime, I found that applying the cream by tapping it onto my face with one finger before gently rubbing it in yielded the best results. It absorbs quickly and seamlessly, and within a minute, I can no longer feel it on my skin. However, it’s important to note that just because it’s not noticeable doesn’t mean it’s not working its magic.
At night, I apply the cream without fully rubbing it in, allowing it to partially absorb. By the morning, my skin feels refreshed and hydrated, without any dryness or discomfort. I plan to continue using this cream to observe its long-term effects on my skin.
After showering, I apply this cream following the absorption of my after-shower oil. This cream has significantly improved the dryness of my skin, particularly during the day when I would often experience irritation from clothing due to dryness. Since incorporating this cream into my routine, that irritation has diminished, allowing me to go through the day without feeling the need to constantly reapply lotion.
One of the standout benefits of this cream is its ability to moisturize even the driest and roughest areas, such as the feet. Previously, I relied on petroleum jelly and similar products, which provided temporary relief but didn’t address the underlying issues. However, with this cream, my feet have become noticeably softer, even when I miss a day of application. It appears to be healing the roughness and dryness that I often struggle with.
Fortunately, the pump on this cream works flawlessly. It reaches all the way to the bottom of the jar, allowing me to extract most of the product without having to scrape the insides. This design ensures that no cream goes to waste, providing excellent value for money.
The most impressive aspect of this cream is its quick absorption and immediate relief for dry skin. Even when faced with frequent handwashing, I only need a small amount to moisturize my hands and arms throughout the day. The only challenge I face is finding a way to transfer some of this cream into a smaller container for on-the-go use.
Value for Money
As someone on a budget, I was initially hesitant to purchase this cream due to its packaging and the fact that it only came in a pack of two. However, I have found that it is worth every penny. This is a product I will continue to buy in case it becomes difficult to find. It surpasses cheaper alternatives that often require constant repurchasing. Additionally, I have tried more expensive products that don’t offer the same level of effectiveness as this cream. Moreover, the generous size of the jars ensures that you get a substantial amount of product.
For those conscious of the ingredients in their skincare products, I always refer to INCIdecoder for a thorough analysis. This cream contains 29 ingredients, with water being the primary ingredient. The hyaluronic family of ingredients is present at number 14 on the list, ensuring adequate hydration. The cream also incorporates several “skin identical” and moisturizing elements. However, it’s important to note that there are a couple of “perfuming” ingredients listed higher up, which may be a concern for some individuals. As always, I recommend checking INCIdecoder for further information on the listed ingredients.
In conclusion, this manuka honey anti-aging cream has proven to be a versatile and effective moisturizer for both face and body. Its texture, quick absorption, and ability to provide immediate relief for dry skin make it a standout product. While it may require slight adjustments for individual preferences, such as adding additional oils, the overall experience and value for money make it a worthwhile investment. Whether you’re dealing with dry skin, rough feet, or simply looking to maintain healthy-looking skin, this cream is definitely worth considering.