Facial cream - moisturizer by Sensuous Beauty - review by badk1tty

Facial cream

Moisturizer by Sensuous Beauty

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Unscented? Sure, if you say so.

As a moisturizer, this product is amazing, and Sensuous Beauty gets my vote, for sure. Smooth, natural materials come together to produce amazing hydration for my happy cheeks. However, the scent is off-putting to my poor nose, and this product could have been better if there was something to mask the smell, although that won't stop me from enjoying the great moisturizing provided, especially with an ingredient list that's virtually chemical free.
great moisturizer,
natural ingredients
off-putting scent
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
Let me begin by saying I'm sort of "crunchy". I'm down with pretty much anything natural and organic, especially things that are not only natural, but also help me get pretty! So when I saw this product was up for review, I jumped on it.

Sensuous Beauty Hemp Facial Cream comes in a thick glass container with a plastic screw-top lid. The glass is very thick, so there's very little risk of breaking the container through active use (I actually accidentally dropped mine off the top cabinet of my bathroom shelf, and it dropped 5 feet onto a tile floor, and didn't scratch, crack, or break it). The label is peach and white, with black writing and orange emphasis'. It touts being "step 3" in the product line ("step 1" being cleansers, and "step 2" is for toning), and is designed to moisturize.

Opening the lid, the first thing that I noticed was the scent. It is "unscented" in the sense that there are no additives that influence the smell of the product -- but it is certainly not a scent-free product. It's hard to place the smell; it's sort of a mix between grass, olive oil, and a peach-pit (if you've ever cracked open the inside of a peach pit and gotten a whiff of the little seed inside, you know what I'm talking about. It's a very distinct smell.) Visually, it's a bit lumpy (perhaps the oils separated in my container, and it isn't designed this way?), with a yellowish-greenish-whitish color. Texture wise, it's smooth and feels the same as thicker lotions like Aquaphor.

While the scent for me was initially a turn-off, I absolutely love the way this feels when it's been rubbed into my skin. You have to use your fingers for application, because this product is very thick and it's meant to be used like any other facial moisture. Once applied on the fingertips, you rub it into the skin of your face -- cheeks, the bridge of your nose, under your eyes (making sure not to get any inside of your tear ducts or eyes), cheekbones, jaw, forehead, and even the neck. It's designed for face cream and while it could be used for any form of moisture, at nearly $30 per 1.25 ounce jar, I would highly suggest not using it for casual moisture.

Ingredients: Organic hemp oil, distilled water, almond oil, beeswax, shea butter, organic aloe vera gel, vitamin E, grapefruit seed extract and vegetable glycerine.
I use this product every time I get out of the shower, after I dry off. The container suggests applying a "pea-sized amount to hydrated face after daily cleansing or as needed", and I figure my skin is cleanest and most ready for hydration after I've washed it in the shower. I do find this product to be quick absorbing, and therefore may be on the difficult side to wipe off if you have a poor reaction to it. The off-putting smell also dissipates fairly quickly - within about five minutes, it no longer has any aroma at all. As a moisturizer, I would classify this with many other over-the-counter types, in that it does moisturize, but it's certainly not the same caliber as Clinique or other designer creams. I do find this to be much more expensive than I find it to be worth, so while I enjoy it right now, I won't be replacing it simply because of that. If it were in the $15-20 category, I would keep this stuff around all the time. Price tag and funky smell aside, I really do enjoy this product.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Anyone
    • Bridal gift
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Face
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  • Kkay
    Thanks for mentioning the scent issues.
  • SparklyGlitter
    thanks for the review
  • js250
    Good review, thank you! How long do the moisturizing affects last? How easy is this to wash off if it does not work for you? How long does the smell last, does it fade away or stay strong? Thanks for answering these questions, I cannot justify the cost of this cream until I have a better idea of the performance and aroma. I appreciate your time!
  • Beneath The Bed
    Great review!
  • badk1tty
    Thank you
  • deltalima
    I thought this would be more thick and didn't want to order it. Thanks for the review.
  • Review It
    I have never seen this till now. Thanks for the review
  • Terri69
    Great review, thanks!
  • Michele
    Great review! Thank you for sharing.
  • Kdlips
    Great review, thanks!
  • badk1tty
    Thank you
  • ghalik
    The peach pit smell is from the almond oil–peaches and almonds are closely related. Thanks for the review!
  • ghalik
    Also the grass smell is from the hemp... there's a reason for the slang term "grass."
  • badk1tty
    It's not the smell of the pit, it's the arsenic smell behind it.
  • Cat E.
    Thanks for the honest review.
  • darkkitty
    Thank you!
  • MK434
    Thanks for the review!
  • Evol
  • sexfairy
    Thanks for the review and pics!
  • sugar&spikes
    thanks for the review!
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