Facial cream - moisturizer by Sensuous Beauty - review by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama

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Facial cream

Moisturizer by Sensuous Beauty

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Not Your Grandmother's "Cold Cream" / Moisturizer

If you are determined to use an "organic" or "natural" skin care program, then you might want to consider this. However, remember that it is designed to be used with the other products that Sensuous Beauty makes in their skin care line. I have used other facial creams that were cheaper and worked as well. I do not care for the small size of the container nor do I care for the smell. Because of this, I can only give this product 3 stars.
Published:
Pros:
Moisturizes as promised, skin feels soft hours later, does not need to be reapplied often.
Cons:
Only 1.25 ounces (a bit larger than a travel size jar), hemp smell, slightly greasy feel.
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

This moisturizer is created by Sensuous Beauty and is part of their skin care line. Their complete line includes products to cleanse and exfoliate and those containers have a "1" on them. The products designed to tone and hydrate have a "2" on them. The Hemp Facial Cream has a "3" which signifies that it is the third product you would use in their skin care regimen. In fact, the lid states "Step 3 Moisturize" on it.

This is a facial moisturizer that is designed for several types of skin: normal, dry, mature and skin that has been damaged by the elements.

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The texture is the consistency of sunscreen. It feels slightly greasy and takes a few moments to be absorbed into the skin. It is fairly thick and does not pour. You will need to dip your finger into the jar to get the facial cream out.
    • Creamy
    • Greasy
    • Thick

Taste / Aroma

Although this is considered "unscented", there is a noticeable odor of hemp oil. It is almost a nutty smell but close to a natural mild herb scent.

It tastes like it smells, which is basically hemp oil. It isn't delicious but it isn't nasty either.
    • Light smell

Performance

It did soften and moisturize my skin. In fact, my skin was noticeably softer hours later. It did not seem to moisturize my skin any better than other products that I have used. However, it did do what it said it would do. It did not leave an itchy feeling later on like some products have.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Long lasting

Packaging

This cream is packaged in a 1.25 oz. clear jar. The lid states that it is "Unscented" and is "Step 3 Moisturize". The description on the jar reads, "Rich in fatty acids and essential oils, Hemp Cream nourishes and deeply moisturizes normal, dry, mature and element damaged skin." It also lists all of the ingredients which I have listed below.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Does not leak
    • Easy to use / dispense

Special Features

The company's webpage states that they only used ingredients that are plant and animal based. They don't use fragrance oils, artificial thickeners or parabens in their products. The only "testing" that they do of their products is with people who are willing to test them - no animals are involved. In addition, all of their products are created "from scratch" which means that they blend all of their ingredients by hand in small batches.

The ingredients in this are:
organic hemp oil
almond oil
distilled water
organic aloe vera gel
beeswax
citrus seed extract
vitamin E oil
shea butter
vegetable glycerine
and pure essential oils of lavender, ylang ylang, rose geranium and sandalwood.

You can find out more information about each ingredient in this product and others that they make when you visit their ingredients page.

Personal comments

While this product is labeled "unscented", I would like to share what Consumer Reports states on their Greener Choices website about unscented cosmetic products.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has no standards definition that regulates how this term is used. Products that state "unscented" on the label may actually have fragrances in them to cover up the chemical smells from other ingredients.

Cosmetics are required to list their ingredients: however, fragrances can be considered "trade secrets". Therefore, the government does not require the individual ingredients in a fragrance to be listed on labels.

I would also like to point out that the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) states that fragrances are the number one cause of allergic reactions from cosmetics. There are over 5000 basic fragrances used in soaps, lotions, skin care products and other cosmetics that Americans used on a daily basis.

So while this product states that it is "unscented", please be aware that it does not mean that it has no smell. It simply means that it has no fragrances added to intentionally make it smell like something.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • - Kira -
    - Kira -  
    Great review!

    I somehow missed that Eden was now selling skin care products. Huh. Very interesting. Pretty soon Sephora is gonna stop getting my money!
  • eeep
    eeep  
    Great review, thanks. Nice to hear that this works well, not so happy that is smells like hemp oil though.
  • Missmarc
    Missmarc  
    Thank you for the extensive review!
  • kendra30752
    kendra30752  
    Glad you included so much info, especially about fragrance! I think that's important to know. Loved your review on this. I certainly don't think I'll be buying this. I really hate the "steps" some skincare comes with. I use a great skincare brand and it comes with ONE step and it does EVERYTHING you need. There's really no need for all those frustrating steps. I think most companies do it to make you think you need all of that and they make more 4 by doing that rather than giving an all in one product. I rarely go for skincare that requires steps. Especially when step one alone is more than what I pay for my facial cleanser, exfoliant AND anti-age! Lol.

    Thanks so much for including all the info on this. Very much appreciated and you done a wonderful job on this!
  • TameTemptress
    TameTemptress  
    Thanks for the review
  • mistressg
    mistressg  
    Thanks for reviewing this! I Was wondering how well it works, and how the "unscented" smell really was.
  • TransMarc
    TransMarc  
    Not for me! Thanks for reviewing.
  • Cat E.
    Cat Enderly  
    Very nice review. Thanks!
  • Nirelan
    Nirelan  
    thanks for the review!
  • saunders1971
    saunders1971  
    ty
  • KaelVonrik
    KaelVonrik  
    tyvm
  • sexybutterfly
    sexybutterfly  
    thanks
  • darkkitty
    darkkitty  
    Excellent review!
  • Evol
    Evol  
    interesting
  • sexfairy
    sexfairy  
    Thanks for the review!
  • SUBMISSIVE
    SUBMISSIVE  
    Thank you for the great review!
  • sugar&spikes
    sugar&spikes  
    thanks for the review!
  • pixxie87
    pixxie87  
    ty
  • octoberrain
    octoberrain  
    Thanks for the review!
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