Today’s review is of Neal’s Yard Remedies Nourishing Orange Flower Daily Moisture. I picked this up from Waitrose when the weather started to change before Christmas and have been using it a lot over the last few months. I bought it during a 10% off sale but it costs £23.75 from the NYR website.
This moisturiser contains Neroli for nourishment and Pomegranate oils for moisturising, soothing and protecting your dry skin.
This is a 95% organic product – one of my favourite things about products from NYR. Not only do they create wonderful products but they are also as organic as possible and the brand as a whole have the best ethics for protecting the planet. They even boast having the UK’s first high street retailer to be certified Carbon Neutral, amongst many others.
They also list all ingredients, and here they are for this moisturiser:
Aqua (Water), Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil*+, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Centella asiatica (Gotu kola) extract*, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl glucoside, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice powder*, Citrus nobilis (Mandarin) peel oil expressed*, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) seed oil*, Citrus aurantium (Neroli) flower oil*, Cananga odorata (Ylang ylang) flower oil*, Avena sativa (Oat) kernel extract*, Sodium hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Alcohol denat.*, Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Xanthan gum, Benzyl alcohol,Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl salicylate, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool.
In my opinion the amount of natural ingredient such as oils and extracts is really impressive. I know some people may be allergic to certain oils but at least with NYR you will be safe in the knowledge of finding it in the ingredients list!
I’ve been applying this lotion to my skin morning and evening and it has been thoroughly hydrating my skin. I do find that it does take a while to sink in so I’ve resorted to using it as a night cream and it works perfectly for that.
The white lotion sinks in and doesn’t leave any residue but I do feel that on my skin it takes a little while to absorb and so using it in the morning isn’t ideal.
That said it makes my skin feel lovely when it does eventually absorb the moisturising and protection comes into play.
I’m also really impressed that this is a 100ml bottle for just under £24. Many of the jars from NYR (which I would really love to try, particularly the Frankincense Hydrating Cream!) cost the same for a 50g jar so I think this is definitely getting more moisturiser for your money.
That said though, I’m not sure I’d be able to use this year round as my skin isn’t typically ‘dry’ all year round. It’s been a great boost for my skin whilst it has been suffering courtesy of the cold winds and the contrasting hot air conditioning in work.
I’d recommend this for anyone who does have dry skin year round as although it has worked well at moisturising it really isn’t heavy at all, and with a serum would be the perfect combination for dry skin that doesn’t like to be overloaded with product.
Have you tried the Orange Flower Daily Moisture? Do you have a favourite Neal’s Yard Remedies product?
There’s so many I’d love to try I’m going to have to make a shopping list, their Frankincense line is supposed to be amazing!