REDWIN: Organics moisturiser in vanilla & kakadu plum: Lately I've been on a major health kick in terms of my skin care, and that meant that I was going through all of my current products and--shock horror--discovered that most of them had at least three or four bad preservatives, irritants, parabens, fragrances, etc. in them each. So, when on my usual run to at Coles I was surprised beyond belief to come across this product known as Organics moisturiser, part of the REDWIN brand. I've got the product in vanilla & kakadu plum, a smell that I am slowly getting used to. I brought this product for under $5, and its major selling point for me was the list of "nasties" it boasted about not using--key among them: no Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, no artificial fragrances, no mineral oil, no parabens, etc.
So, I've been using the product for a few days and it has both negatives and positives about it. First with the positives: this is a lotion, it's really cheap for those of us unwilling to buy expensive products, it's organic (certified), I got the 500ml bottle, its a pump bottle that's very easy to use, has a pump locking mechanism, glides across skin very easily, and gives a nice smooth feeling.
Secondly, the negatives: in spite of all its goodness I find the product to take a long time to absorb into the skin, using the pump makes it cleaner but very easy to have too much product, the smell slowly dissipates so I'd recommend getting it in the orange, or at least smelling the product to ensure it doesn't annoy you, when the product initially sinks in my face feels somewhat stiff and it takes about a minute for your skin and the product to adjust, and I find I have the same problem using the lotion on my body as well.
So, while this isn't the best product I've ever come across it is an extremely healthy product (going by what isn't in it), it's very cheap and I find that once its been on my skin for a few minutes my face feels really nice, so for those reasons I will buy this product again. However, I've read that everyone said this product in this scent smells like vanilla. It most certainly does not. Kakadu plum is something that I smell very strongly in this product, and for me it's definitely an acquired taste.
I am reviewing this product, but in the Orange & Bergamot scent.
The ingredients list is pretty good, except for the fact it does contain alcohols. I picked this up in Kmart for $5 (for 500ml), and for a pretty basic brand, I do think this is an inexpensive moisturiser. And suprisingly good ingredients for the price.
I did smell the vanilla one, but it seemed a bit strong and overpowering, so I bought the orange one. It is not particularly strong, and is a very average smell.
I bought this to use as an alternative to my Sukin body moisturiser ($20 for 500ml), as that can be quite expensive. This rubs on easily, but takes a little while to absorb properly. So I use it at night. It can feel a little 'tacky' on the skin, but once it absorbs its fine.
The pump broke on the second time using. Could have just got a bad bottle, but the pump mechanim was quite stiff and was not happy with that.
Overall a decent product, particularly for those on a budget. Not the best, but a good attempt by a basic brand to capitalise on the whole 'organic products' rush, but still come up with an adequate product.
UPDATE 4/13: Does not really moisturise too well for my dry skin. My skin will look ok after moisturising, but will dry out really rapidly. Getting sick of how sticky this is and how long it takes to sink in.
I've used about half a big bottle of this, and I think it's safe to say I won't be repurchasing it. It does smell nice, sort of like vanilla ice cream, but it's difficult to rub into the skin and I feel like my skin is less soft after using it than before. I picked it up on a whim because I love vanilla scents, but the organic attributes aren't that important to me so I think I'll be picking up something else next time.
I just love this all over body moisturiser. It contains organic olive and jojoba oil as well as extracts of vanilla,chamomile, calendula and kakadu plum. I am very happy to know that I am applying something to my skin which is naturally good for it and not poisoning my body.
It contains no nasties such as SLS, parabens, artificial colours or fragrance, mineral oil or triethanolamine.
This is a great moisturising cream and which leaves my skin feeling deliciously soft and smelling great. The natural fragrance is divine.
I have been using this product for over two years now and I really hope Redwin never stop making it.
Comes in a 500ml pump bottle and a handy 100g tube for your bag. This moisturiser is also great value for money and proves not everything that is good for you needs to cost a fortune.