(Excuse the self-indulgent cat photo – I was just playing around but this shot was too funny to ignore, especially seeing as the product I’m about to talk about is Siberian and Cookie has the fluffiness of a Siberian cat!).
I always prefer to use a moisturiser with SPF in to protect my skin, but often find it a challenge to find one that suits my skin that has SPF in so I end up using two different products, or switching to a different moisturiser in summer. So I’ve been on the hunt for a new moisturiser which I can use every day which also has SPF in, which isn’t too heavy, doesn’t make my skin shiny, and doesn’t cost the earth. It sounds like the moon on a stick right? But I think I might have found it!!!
I was perusing the LoveLula website looking for an SPF moisturiser and noticed that Natura Siberica have some. I’d had one of their hand creams in a beauty box and really liked it, so I thought I’d give their moisturiser a go. There are a few to choose from; one for sensitive skin, one for dry skin, and one for ageing skin. I chose the one for dry skin – Natura Siberica Aralia Mandshurica Day Cream*.
The description says:
This day cream provides continuous hydration throughout the day, giving your skin a smooth and healthy look. Get the healthy and deeply moisturised skin you dream of. Adaptogenic Aralia Mandshurica rejuvenates and strengthens dry and sagging facial skin. It restores elasticity and smoothes out wrinkles for a beautiful, velvety appearance. Natural Hyaluronic Acid and Vitalayer® not only provide perfect hydration, but also improve the skin’s barriers and diminish fine lines. Vitamin E reduces skin water loss and strengthens its barrier functions, while extracts of Wild Harvested Altai Fescue and Organic Arnica perfectly soothe the skin. SPF-20 protects skin from dehydration due to the harmful UV rays of the sun.
It’s quite a thick cream, so I thought it might be too thick for me, but it blends in really well. It does take a little bit more rubbing, but not much, and I love the way my skin feels after application. It also stays feeling that way for the rest of the day – it definitely smoothes skin and nourishes. My skin sometimes gets shiny towards the end of the day with some moisturisers (including the Kimberly Sayer SPF moisturiser), but that doesn’t happen with this one, so I think it would suit combination/oily skin too.
I also really like the scent; I find some moisturiser scents quite off putting but this is a lovely fresh scent.
And can we take a moment to appreciate the price?! It’s £8.50 for 50ml! This is fantastic value, particularly for such a great quality product from a cruelty free natural brand. I’m so impressed!
The one thing I don’t love is the packaging. It’s a plastic tube and you can’t see how much product you have left, so I’m hoping I recognise I’m getting low before I run out!
Fantastic quality day moisturiser with SPF20. Perfect for dry or combination skin to keep skin nourished and smooth whilst protecting from the sun.
Absolutely! I can see this become my every day moisturiser.