Sunday, 1 September 2013

Urbanveda Purifying Day Cream

Urban Veda

   I'm not one for complaining, nor am I, admittedly, one for having much to complain about. However, today's been a rough day - I've felt rather low and, though I don't like laying the blame on others, the people in my home haven't done much to help.

   On the other hand, delving through last month's Glossybox has cheered me up. I hadn't got stuck into the products yet, as life seems to have kept me busy this month, so after discovering Urbanveda's little pot of joy, a dark day became a little bit brighter.

   Urbanveda have an innovative concept of creating products designed specifically for the 21st century, urban woman. These products counteract the modern day environmental factors such as air con, pollution, stress etc., with natural ingredients such as aloe vera, myrrh and witch hazel.

   So I'm not entirely urban, but I do travel to the capital frequently and i often find that a day in the city really takes it out of my skin; it ends up dry and tired, and generally leaves it feeling dirty, especially after an eight hour day with a full face of makeup.

   With this in mind, I tried out a sample of their Purifying Day Cream. As it states in the description, it's really light, compared to so many other heavier day creams I've used. This is great for hot Summer days, worn under makeup.

   The thing I like most about this product is that it's mattifying. I've used day creams in the past that have layered my skin in an oily sheen, but as this is specifically designed for oil-prone skin, it works to reduce shine and maintain a matt look.

   Another great thing about Urbanveda is that they break down the ingredients on their website, so that you have more of an idea about what you're putting on your skin. If you clicked the link above, you'd have found that this day cream contains botanical extracts of witch hazel, neem, quassia, bearberry and black mulberry, as well as the bio oils: sweet almond, tea tree, orange, anise, spearmint, wild mint and eucalyptus. If you have a search around on their website, you can also find a 'dosha quiz' which tells you which products are best for you!

   If you don't like strong smelling products, this might not be for you, as the mixture of distinct ingredients form a fairly pungent aroma. On the other hand, the scent is only noticeable in the initial application, and soon disappears once the cream is rubbed in.

   At £14.99 for a 50ml sized tub, this is a mid-range product that really doesn't disappoint. Plus, Urbanveda promotes sustainable, recyclable packaging, is cruelty-free and does not contain parabens! Perfect if you're ever so slightly tree-huggery like me.

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