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December 21, 2010
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Review: Natralia Nourish Dry Skin Wash & Dry Skin Lotion


Ingredients (Dry Skin Wash): aqua (water), cocamidopropyl betaine (coconut), glycerine (vegetable), decyl glucoside (corn or potato starch and coconut), hydroxypropyl starch phosphate (corn), lauryl glucoside (vegetable based), benzyl alcohol (jasmine or almond oil), stearyl citrate (vegetable based), salvia sclarea (clary sage) extract, citric acid (citrus fruit), dehydroxanthan gum (corn or soy), sodium hydroxymethylglycinate (amino acid derivative), propanediol (corn)

Directions: Apply to wet skin. Massage in gentle circular motions, rinse thoroughly and gently pat dry.  For best results, use in conjunction with Natralia Nourish Dry Skin Lotion. Store below 30 degrees Celsius.

Claims: Made from naturally derived ingredients including a Xerophyte plant extract, known for its immediate hydration ability.  Formulated with all natural cleansers it is designed for dry, sensitive, rough, itchy or flaking skin as well as skin prone to Eczema, Psoriasis and Dermatitis.

Comments: It doesn't foam as easily as those other commercial body wash (such as Palmolive). I need a strawberry size onto my shower puff for it to start to foam. It is free from sulfates, parabens, artificial colours and fragrances. It is also soap-free. You cannot smell the product. Kinda remind me of Cetaphyl, water-based face cleanser.

I also ran a product report on SkinDeep website. Unfortunately It scored an average 4 out of 10 on toxicity. You know the drill by now. I highlighted toxic ingredients in red. For more information on why, you just have to go to the link and double-click on the ingredient to take a glimpse at the scientifc studies.

Compared to Cetaphyl and QV, I prefer this one. The others on the shelves contains some nasty stuff such as Propylene Glycol (a skin ageing agent), petrolateum/mineral oil (not suitable for those with body acne), PEG or synthetic presevatives (parabens).  No wonder why my aunty complained she still suffer from skin irritations from using QV body wash.  I didn't personally suffer any irritation from using this shower gel.  If I haven't seen the product report, I would have purchased the 1L pump.

Ratings: 3/5

 

Ingredients (Dry Skin Lotion): aqua (water), caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut), glycerine (vegetable), cetearyl alcohol (coconut),glyceryl stearate citrate (vegetable), glyceryl stearate (plant derived emulsifier), cera alba (beeswax), salvia sclarea (clary sage) extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, magnesium aluminum silicate (clay), xanthan gum (glucose), propanediol (corn), caprylyl glycol (coconut), 1,2-hexanediol, tropolone.

Directions: After cleansing with Natralia Nourish Dry Skin Wash, gently massage Natralia Nourish Dry Skin Lotion

Claims: Nourish Dry Skin Wash & Lotion contain naturally derived ingredients that provide effective relief from dry skin. Designed to be suitable for dry, sensitive, rough, itchy or flaking skin as well as skin prone to Eczema, Psoriasis & Dermatitis. Nourish Dry Skin Wash and Lotion are also free from Sulfates, Parabens, Artificial Colours and Fragrances and are clinically tested to be non-irritating and deeply nourishing on the skin.

Comments: It's truly as fragrance-free as still water. It's less thick than sorbolene cream. It's easy to apply as Nivea Smooth Body Lotion and doesn't leave a white paste more you rub it onto damp skin, which happens with Sorbolene cream. It will wit on my skin for about 30 minutes. Since I don't have dry skin, I can't guarantee a Wow result. After I touch my arm after 2 hours, it felt like my normal skin. Well I guess it's alright. 

I ran a product report on SkinDeep website. I am pleased to say that it has low toxicity.

I don't like the 250ml container. I need to make it stand on its cap. It's sometimes difficult to get the product out  So I would recommend to buy the 1L pump.

Personally I would recommend it to my family and friends suffering from skin allergies. One of my aunts still suffered from skin irritation while using QV body wash and moisturiser. I think this body lotion is much safer to use than QV, Cetaphyl, Rosken and Redwin body lotions as I spotted ingredients that shouldn't be on there like petrolateum, mineral oil, parabens, mineral oil and propylene glycol.

If you don't like fragrance-free products, Natralia Nourish also has a Deep Nourish Skin Oil that has an Evening Primrose scent that I like and I'll review later.

Watch out for 20% off discounts at Priceline stores. I'll definitely buy 1L pump bottle one for my mum to use. The pump one is more expensive like AUS$22, I believe. The 250ml bottle was less than AUS$10, I think.

UPDATE: I bought the 1L bottle, the first 2 bottles' pumps failed to open. On the third try, I ensure I could open the pump before purchasing it.  When your bottle reaches 1/3, somehow it stopped pumping out product (the product consistency ressembles more a body butter than body lotion without the greasiness). In this situation, remove pump and tap bottom of bottle onto a hard surface a few times before replacing the pump.  I had to do it a couple of times....I'm up to my third bottle.

Ratings:5/5

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I currently live in Western Australia and have a Sino-Mauritian background.

I have a sensitive combination skin with a very oily t-Zone area (nose, between brows and chin) and prone to mild cystic/hormonal acne.

I have light-medium skintone with warm undertones and am MAC Shade NC25-NC30.

 

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