Saturday 17 September 2011

Speed Review: Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Daily Moisture SPF30

Neal's Yard Remedies may not be the first beauty brand which springs to mind, they're not big advertisers after all, but I really like their products. This year, the proudly British brand is celebrating 30 years of organic loveliness and accordingly, there are lots of exciting new launches.
One of the new launches which really caught my attention was Wild Rose Daily Moisture SPF30 because it's notoriously difficult to create stable, organic SPFs and Neal's Yard Remedies deserve special recognition as it is the first sunscreen to be certified by the Soil Association. It also provides UVA and UVB protection. Although we're now moving out of what can only be described as this year's pathetic excuse for summer, I wear SPF on my face year round so I still feel that this is a relevant product.
I don't love the Neal's Yard Remedies packaging but it's easily recognisable and certainly not offensive. The tube format is functional and the 50ml size means it's flight friendly if you are planning on jetting off to warmer climates (or skiing for that matter). I like that the box provides clear information regarding the eco credentials of the product, which is 56% organic.
The sunscreen itself is 100% mineral zinc oxide so it's a good option for sensitive skin types. The good news is that physical sunscreens (i.e. mineral based ones which create a block against harmful rays as opposed to chemical ones which absorb them) no longer equal ghostly white residue so put aside any preconceptions that Wild Rose Daily Moisture SPF30 will leave you rivalling Casper, it won't.
As tends to be the case with physical sunscreens, the texture is thick and for this reason, it won't be to everybody's liking. It's actually quite an unusual texture in that the cream itself feels thick to apply yet it dries onto skin with a powder-like feeling that's almost akin to silk. If you don't like the scent of roses, you won't like this as it is quite strongly fragranced due to the inclusion of antioxidant wild rosehip oil, along with milk thistle extract to fight free radicals.
Overall, I'm really impressed with Wild Rose Daily Moisture SPF30 and at £23.50 for 50ml, I feel that it is worth every penny. Here's to another 30 years Neal's Yard Remedies!

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