Love this for winter! It keeps my face moisturized all day. I can be outdoors with the cold wind whipping about my face and I won't feel any tightness or itchiness or discomfort because my skin is well protected! Not sure if I'd use it for summer, but definitely a winter must-have.
I bought this as I was coming to the end of my Neals Yard Frankincense cream, and I wanted something just as rich and nourishing for my outer eye, neck and chest area Day and Night.
So yes I am really liking how my skin responds to this, superficially any dehydration issues on my neck/chest areas gone if I use this. It also lasts all day without any stickiness or claggy feeling. Make up will stay put around the eye as long as I don't use to much.
This is way too rich for my face, also it contains some known pore blockers.
The scent is a very light herb smell that I quite like. My skin likes it. Only by the time this runs out, the weather will change (mother nature you listening) and it will be too rich. Also looking at the ingredients I think TBS could do so much better.
I'm a fan of tubes, not pots, although as I am the only user and I always have clean hands, it's not much of a problem.
I have normal skin, but I suffer from eczema around my eye area. I use the face protector as a night cream (so used in that context, the pricing in pretty good). You can lather it on (although you don't need a lot of product to get the benefit) and I have never have oily skin or breakouts as a result (I am not sure how it would affect users who have oily skin normally however). It is gentle enough for my eczema and doesn't irritate, and although not a miracle cure for eczema, it does help soften and soothe. I am now on my third tub, and I will continue to use this as my go to intensive moisturiser.
I used to take Roaccutane (acne medication), where it dried out my skin to a point where it looked like I had scales like a lizard! I tried using everything with no success, until I asked the sales assistant at The Body Shop what was their 'strongest moisturiser'. She recommended this and it quenched by skin and gradually restored its condition. I would always apply some as a base for my makeup, as it created a moisture barrier and did not allow the foundation to 'catch' on my skin. If you have severely dry skin, I definitely recommend this product, as it worked wonders for me.
The only concern I have is the packaging- I do not like the fact that you have to dip your fingers into a container (as it increases the risk of transferring bacteria onto your skin).
I have reaaally dry skin. Sort of.. 'lizard in a salt desert in a sandstorm' sort of dry. I asked the nice lady in the shop for their most moisturising face thingy and she pointed me toward this.
Eh, no. Sadly it's not quite enough for this lizard.
It's useable as a day cream during the hottest part of summer (when I'm at my least lizardy), but in winter it's not moisturising/rich enough for a face cream.
I also find it leaves a slight film on the skin making it look unpleasantly waxy and polished - like car-seat leather; and feels sticky to the touch.
The smell is harmless enough. blandly green; the packaging is a jar so not as hygienic as it could be.
I know it's meant to be a face cream but I think I'll save it for my legs, after shaving. I think it may help to calm razor burn, and I don't mind if my legs look polished. :)
Awesome!!!! Looks like it should be a thick heavy cream but isn't at all, lasts for ages , great for really dry skin , gives you a healthy glow and just amazing !!! Love it!!
Two weeks ago i went to the body shop to buy the vitamin E hydrating toner as I'd read a great deal about it (all good mind you). However I ended up purchasing a few more things alongside and this was one of those things. I really didn't expect it to do much but I don't think i'll ever be looking back! Since purchasing it i've been using it as a day and night cream. It's by far the best moisturiser i've ever tried and i've tried plenty!
I have suffered for eczema and very dry, sensitive skin all my life which in turn means use of steroid ointements (very potent ones at that). My skin is dry all year round, and it frequently gets flaky and tight, esp when i'm having a reaction to something (a weekly occurence). My skin does also occasionlly peels, nasty i know, but i hope that paint's a picture for you.
Now to the product itself! It looks like it's a heavy cream in the pot but once you've scooped out some you'll realise it actually isn't; but i wouldn't go as far as saying it light. Its non- greasy and it absorbs quickly leaving no film or residue behind. My skin feels and looks more hydrated, smooth, dewy and healthy after application.
After 2 to 3 days of using this, my skin was no longer flaking and my dry eczema patches felt considerably softer. Now, 2 weeks in, a few have disappeared; something that has never happened before!
BUT the BEST pro is that my skin no longer itches! I literally mean none whatsoever. Mind you, i do find myself scratching my cheeks, forehead or nose ever so often but that just a force of habit. My face has never looked or felt so good.
As for the packaging, it could be better. The pot certainly isn't the most hygienic but you could use a lollipop stick (what i use) or sanitised teaspoon to get the cream out without getting bacteria in the product. I know most people hate glass pots but i love them (mainly because they look great on my dressing table). This to my dispointment, but to others glee im sure,is a plastic container. Which in turn means shatter proof. The colours chosen for the packaging look mucky to me, to each their own.
Other things worth noting would be the smell and price. It has a faint grassy / leafy, nothing you'll notice unless you sniff the pot itself. Once its on the the face it has no smell. Price wise, prior to this i was using the bobbi brown's Hydrating Face Cream which was okay but it was not hydrating enough for my skin so i'd often reapply later on during the day. It also left an residue behind. It costs almost triple price of the TBS hemp face protector; it didnt it smell pleasant either. My point is i've tried a fair amount of pricey moisturisers that have done nothing special, so a £12 price tag is something i can live with quite happily.
bottom line: im in love. honestly, if this continues working this well, the eczema on my face might finally budge. For good.
It's no longer discontinued.
I'm happy it's back - saves my skin in winter and banishes dryness.
Awesome for eczema and delicate, troubled skin.
Although this product has been continued else where, in the UK it is relatively new!
I have very very very dry skin and on top of that I have eczema which flares up pretty badly sometimes during winter.
I tried this product after using the body butter. It is one of the only products that is rich enough for my skin. It calms the redness, doesn't sting and doesn't break me out. The only reason I give it 4 instead of 5 is that it leaves a greasy feeling on my skin which I don't like.
Absolutely lovely. The only reason that I'm using this as a nighttime moisturizer is that I bought the philosophy Joy of Great Skin set, and I feel guilty not using the full-size jar of Hope in a Jar that came with it.
I don't consider my facial skin dry; in fact, despite some forehead tightness and flakiness initially after watching, my skin generally retains its "normal" state (despite the occasional bad foundation-induced oiliness). It seems, however, that the ingredients in this moisturizer sink deeply into the skin without affecting surface greasiness. My skin feels impossibly beautiful after using this for several weeks. After my jar of Hope is done, it's history.
Try this even if your skin verges on oily. These intense, yet incredibly lightweight, moisturizers left me and my skin SUPER happy.