Review | Neal's Yard Power Berry Daily Moisturiser

Neal's Yard Power Berry Moisturiser - £12/50ml
(FREE with this month's InStyle magazine!)

Neal's Yard are a brand that I've long been a fan of and I let out a (little) squeal of excitement when I discovered that they'd teamed up with InStyle - one of my favourite fashion and beauty mags - to give away a lovely little freebie with this months edition. Based in Covent Garden, Neal's Yard pride themselves on sourcing the best natural remedies and providing customers with purse-friendly organic skincare. Having relatively sensitive skin myself, I'm also aware of how much of an impact additional fragrances and chemicals can have and I'm always keen to try out products that promise to be more natural and still have great benefits on the skin.

As the name suggests, this stuff is packed full of berries; nature's very own anti-oxidants. As well as goji berry, bilberry and acai, hyaluronic acid is also added to the mixing pot - an ingredient that is somewhat of a skincare wonder. I use this every morning after cleansing and as a base for my make up, something that I find it works perfectly for as it sinks into the skin super quickly and doesn't leave too much of a residue, although it can get a little waxy if you use too much product. Trust me, a little of this really does go a long way and you need just the tiniest blob to add radiance and hydration to the skin.

On the bad side, the smell of this is pretty potent and has a definite mintiness to it which I don't image will be to everyone's taste. I envisaged it to smell like a fruit smoothie after reading the ingredients, but the berry scent mixed with peppermint makes for a really odd outcome! I don't hate the smell myself and have gotten more used to it as time has passed, but it's worth noting as it really is quite strong. Additionally, the formula itself is a little too runny for my liking, but this is branded as a moisturiser as opposed to a face cream so that's kind of to be expected.

Overall I'd definitely recommend giving this a go. It doesn't include an SPF which is a bit of a bummer in the summer months, but it does a fantastic job at hydrating the skin and providing a bit of added radiance when you need it. My skin feels genuinely 'perked up' after use which is lovely and it works as a fantastic base for makeup.

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