I was rummaging though my skincare and realised I hadn’t yet introduced you to my favourite and most trusted moisturiser – Grown Alchemist Matta Balancing Moisturiser. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without this little tube of awesome, it’s literally done wonders in terms of my skins texture and condition and I hate to say it, but it’s a holy grail product for me.
To be honest I’ve struggled finding a moisturiser (up until now) that was nourishing without being greasy. The fact that I have combination skin and that it’s generally hot for most of the year in Australia gives you some indication of how challenging it’s been finding something that does the job, without looking and feeling like a grease ball. To be honest I was dubious when I first used it but I was also intrigued, mostly about the mattefying claims and it’s botanical properties. After my first and initial application it did in fact … enter drum roll… mattefye and nourish my skin! It was a special moment, let me tell you. Since then I’ve purchased several tubes and provided the format doesn’t change will continue to do so for many years to come – if it ain’t broke why fix it, right?
The texture and scent is lovely however it comes at a price – $59.95 AU (the only downside really). I love the apothecary-style packaging and philosophy of the brand and was happy to hear they don’t test on animals. I haven’t tried any of their other products however I have heard that they make an amazing hand cream.
I apply a pea-sized amount to my face and neck, morning and night. It makes for a great moisturing base/primer to my Diorskin BB Cream (which I’ve been using daily) or any other kind of foundation for that matter. This product leaves my skin feeling balanced and healthy, particularly when used in conjunction with my Hydraluron – they’re an unbeatable duo. Big thumbs up from me!
What do you look for when choosing a moisturiser and what’s your holy grail?
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