I haven’t wanted to jinx it. And I actually feel a little guilty – I need to get over that, it’s wrong to feel guilty about an inanimate object. The truth is, I have a new favorite moisturizer. My First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream has been replaced, and is now first-runner-up to Drunk Elephant Lala Retro whipped cream moisturizer.
Besides being a pigmentation mess, my skin can best be described as thirsty. I’ve always been on the lookout for a heavy heavy, hydrating moisturizing cream.
Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Creme Review
A few years ago when I started to get more serious about skin care in general (and not just my melasma and vitiligo) I discovered Ole Henriksen skin care products. After window shopping moisturizers at Sephora a few times, I finally tried and bought Ole Henriksen’s Nurture me cream for sensitive skin. It’s marketed mostly as a calming formula that is good for rosacea. It does feel very nourishing and lives up to its’ label description- a “soothing creme cushions skin”. It smells delicious – like a sweet souffle – but that’s the problem: it has a LOT of delicious fragrance. Too much for me most of the time. Unfortunately I find this with many Ole Henriksen products.
Another huge problem I had overlooked: Retinyl palmitate. Yikes! Retinol. Ranked a 9 on EWG’s Skindeep database.
Overtime it was mostly the added fragrance that become too much of a problem for me to ignore so I had to stop using this moisturizer.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Review
I’ve already dedicated an entire blog post to this awesome allergy-tested, fragrance free and paraben free intense hydrating cream. This sensitive skin cream is great to replace Aquaphor and Vaseline too in my experience. The super moisturizing formula is powered by colloidal oatmeal and ceramides. I was content to let this be my main cream – for body and face – until…
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream Review
Until…I finally tried Drunk Elephant Lala Retro whipped cream. This is it. My thirsty skin is finally quenched. I love this company – especially for their ingredient blacklist (and there great explanation on the problem with the protections for companies to just say “fragrance” and not declassify their formulas).. Do they use only organic ingredients? No. But most importantly for me they don’t use super-toxic ingredients and they don’t use fragrances or fragrant essential oils. They don’t use hydroquinone, SLS, SLES, chemical sunscreens, parabens, phthalates or Polyethylene glycol (I really need to start paying more attention to PEG compounds).
It uses 6 exotic oils from African and supposedly it’s supposed to help “brighten skin’s appearance, diminishing the look of age spots”. That’s all wonderful but with most products I’m not going to hold my breath to see if it really works to decrease my hyperpigmentation – but that’s doesn’t matter because this formula is richly hydrating (without being greasy) and that’s what I use it for. They also says it “is completely non-irritating” which is a big statement – but it’s also spot on. I’ve been using this for month’s now and I’m not turning back!
Get this. Immediately. (Update: You should also pick up Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial™ too 🙂 )