Sunday, 4 May 2014

Paula's Choice Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturiser


Background info

Last year I was so impressed with the Paula's Choice Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel and the Perfectly Natural Toner I had to try out the line's moisturiser. You can read my reviews on the PC Natural Cleansing Gel here and the Perfectly Natural Toner here.

Paula's Choice has been created by Paula Beguon also known as the Cosmetic Cop and cosmetic expert. Paula Beguon and her team review products from other brands and have their own brand called Paula's Choice. Nearly two years ago Paula's Choice released the Earth Sourced collection - a skin care system that claims to contain only natural ingredients with research proving they have superior benefit for skin. Paula believes that natural doesn't mean better, but it doesn't mean all natural-derived ingredients are bad and believes that there are both good and bad natural and synthetic ingredients. With the understanding that not all of Paula's products will suit everyones needs she created the Earth Sourced lines appealing to people like me who want natural products. Earth Sourced is for those who want to use natural derived products that are carefully formulated to be effective without causing irritation to the skin.

The Earth Source line currently consists of three products, a cleanser, toner and a moisturiser. Earth Sourced products are 98% to 99% natural.

Product description

What makes this product unique?

This innovative formula is a rich, yet surprisingly light lotion that perfectly hydrates your skin while treating it to a potent combination of antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients proven to stimulate collagen production and renew skin cells. Your skin will look younger and feel silky-soft like it never has before. This formula is based on a specialized, proprietary technology that truly captures the best of nature fused with science. Because of this technology, this moisturizer stands alone for repairing and rejuvenating skin. Using this moisturizer drenches your skin with antioxidants, preparing it for the next step in your skin care routine. Contains no animal-derived ingredients of any kind. Packaging is 100% recyclable

Who is this product for?

Earth Sourced Antioxidant-Enriched Natural Moisturizer from Paula's Choice is great for all skin types. It is specially formulated for those who prefer skin-care products made from natural ingredients that are proven safe and effective.

  • 98% natural
  • Antioxidant-rich formula stimulates collagen production
  • Rich yet surprisingly light texture nourishes dry skin
  • Suitable for babies and children
  • Leaves skin looking younger and feeling silky-soft
  • Ideal for those with rosacea, mild eczema, or sensitive skin.
  • 100% fragrance- and colorant-free
  • pH5

Source: www.paulaschoice.co.uk/

Packaging

The moisturiser comes in a green plastic tube which is 100% recyclable.

Application

I like to use this day and night after cleansing and toning. It's texture is quite light so it is perfect to use on top of a facial oil or serum to help lock in moisture. Due to this product not containing any essential oils I use to use this as an eye cream too. The brand state it is gentle enough to use on the eye area also.

Ingredients list

Aqua, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (natural emollient), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Canola Oil (antioxidant plant oils), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (natural emollient), Propanediol (synthetic penetration enhancer), Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Oil (antioxidant plant oils), Sodium Hyaluronate (natural skin-repairing ingredient), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Leaf Extract, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract (natural antioxidants), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (water-binding/soothing agent), Tocopherol (pure vitamin E/antioxidant), Hydrogenated Lecithin (natural cell-communicating ingredient), Thermus Thermophillus Ferment (natural water-binding agent), Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Oil (antioxidant plant oils), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (natural emollient), Arginine, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Proline, Threonine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Aspartic Acid (natural amino acids/water-binding agents), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Carrageenan (natural thickeners), Sodium Lactate (natural skin conditioning agent), Potassium Stearate (synthetic emulsifier), Sodium PCA (natural skin-repairing ingredient), Glyceryl Stearate (plant-derived thickener), PCA (natural skin-repairing ingredient), Silica (natural mineral thickener), Xanthan Gum (natural thickener), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Sorbate (natural preservatives), Sodium Benzoate (synthetic preservative), Benzyl Alcohol (synthetic solvent), Phenoxyethanol (synthetic preservative).

Source: www.paulaschoice.co.uk/

Shelf Life

12 months once opened

Results and review

Sometimes it is nice to give your skin a rest from fragranced products. As much as I love a good fragranced cream sometimes some overly fragrant moisturisers can lead to some mild irritation.

This beautiful silky lotion is an absolute pleasure to use, it is extremely soothing, light but very hydrating, my skin just drinks this lotion in. Although not fragranced with essential oils this lotion to me has a very slight underlying almondy undertone which must be the natural scent of all the natural ingredients.

This truly is an advanced natural product. It is full of beneficial emollients and antioxidants used in high concentrations. Sodium Hyaluronate also known as Hyaluronic Acid is very high the ingredients list and is a key ingredient in this fantastic moisturiser. It is cooling to the touch and very refreshing, sinking in the skin beautifully. It leaves no residue and helps diminishes redness and inflamed skin. With it whipped silky texture a little goes a long way and it spreads over the skin very nicely.

This would be perfect for those with sensitive skin who are looking for a natural product without essential oils.

I would love to see this in airless packaging, Paula Beguon always states that you should look for a moisturiser in airless packaging so I am surprised to see her own product is not considering the amount of antioxidants it contains. The airless packaging would protect these antioxidants from the environment thus keeping the product fresher for longer.

This beautiful lotion is very gentle and yet effective it states on their website that is suitable for use on a baby too. I highly recommend this advanced multipurpose product. At £19 for 60ml this is an absolute bargain, I only wish it was organic.

HGB Green Leaf Rating



 4/5 Great!

Price

-£19/ $25 for 60ml

Pros

-98% natural
-Multi tasking - can be used on face, eye and neck area
-Anti ageing
-Contains lots of antioxidants
-Great for sensitive skin types
-Cooling, hydrating and refreshing

Cons

-Not widely available
-Not organic
-Not 100% natural
-Not in airless packaging

Availability

-UK:
http://www.paulaschoice.co.uk/earth-sourced-antioxidant-enriched-natural-moisturizer

In the UK Paula's Choice products are shipped from the companies warehouse in the Netherlands and usually takes 3 working days for shipping.

USA:
http://www.paulaschoice.com/shop/collections/Earth-Sourced/_/Earth-Sourced-Antioxidant-Enriched-Natural-Moisturizer/

Other Paula Choice reviews

Paula's Choice Earth Sourced Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel

Paula's Choice Earth Sourced Perfectly Natural Refreshing Toner

1 comment:

  1. I love this too, best present ever ;), I will have review soon but I love the fact that it is a squeeze tube for travelling! Xx

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