I realized that I really havent posted a skincare review in ages! I’ve been using the Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Beautiful Day Cream and the 1000 Roses Eye Revive Contour Gel for the past few months, so I’ve been able to thoroughly test them out. I am a big supporter of natural skincare and body products as they are most heavily absorbed by our skin.
I buy all of the lotions in our house because my boyfriend knows I refuse to use products like St. Ives, Jergens, Lubriderm, etc on my body because their ingredients are all crap. I try to always mention if a cosmetic product I’m reviewing contains poor quality ingredients as well, but I acknowledge I’m not a complete expert. Anyway, rant over! Keep reading for my review below.
I picked up these products at Whole Foods, and I was able to snag the day cream on sale for $17CAN (regular $24) and the eye gel was $16CAN. I normally use the Biotherm Aquasource Moisturizing Gel because it is f$&@ing incredible, but it’s also $50….on a student budget I had to make a more affordable choice this time around. This line is formulated with Alpine Rose stem cells, an 8-berry complex, aloe, pomegranate, and hylauranic acid.
-Gel formula absorbs well into the face
-Quick drying time with no greasy feeling
-Do not clog my pores
-Do not irritate sensitive areas of the skin
-Eye contour gel does take longer to dry and feels slightly sticky after application
-Eye contour rollerball can stick, causing tugging on the under-eye skin
-I have to apply two layers of the moisturizer when my skin is very dry
-The eye gel has too much alcohol in its formula and applying too close to the eyes can sting
Beautiful Day Cream- 4/5
Eye Contour Gel- 3/5
Okay, I’ll start with the day cream. It is a great basic moisturizer that should really be called a gel rather than a cream. Creams tend to be much thicker and more moisturizing than this product is. That being said, it is a great moisturizer to throw on your face prior to your makeup as it dries down fairly quickly and does NOT leave any slick or oil residue on the face. I do have some chronic dry areas of my face and find myself reaching for thicker creams or facial oil to assist with that. This moisturizer didn’t leave my face feeling all-day hydrated like my Biotherm Aquasource, but overall I’m quite happy with this.
Now onto the eye gel.
I really am not a big fan of this. I’ve definitely tried worse, but I don’t know if this gives me any benefit at all. It takes a while to dry and I usually won’t apply it in the morning unless I have time to let it soak in. There is also a slight stinging/burning feeling I get when I apply this that I haven’t experienced with many other eye products before. It does make my under eyes feel moisturized, but I’m basically just using it to use it up right now.