Neal's Yard • Wild Rose Daily Moisture SPF30 • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||33%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It's rubbish. Horrible grainy texture. Really irritated my neck. I know natural SPF products are rare but there is no point bringing out a product that doesnt work - it just damages the brand.
I love many other of their products.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is one of the very few sunscreens without titanium dioxide. It is very effective and packed with great ingredients. It does not give you the white ghostly look. I use it on top of my moisturiser as it is a bit drying on its own. Lovely smell.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Ok, well 3 weeks on and I'm not smitten with this. Some issues have emerged and I've rapidly fallen out of love with it.
1. Texture - turns quite grainy sometimes on application, quite unpleasant. I've tried using this with and without moisturiser underneath: if I use moisturiser, application is smoother but it feels thick and heavy; if I don't, it's grainy. I'm suspicious of the tapioca starch (first ingred listed)...
2. Exacerbates clogs around TOTM. Additionally, a few blackheads have developed on my cheeks after using this consistently, which I have never experienced before!
3. Too drying. My chin and around my nose are prone to dryness and after a few weeks, these were visibly flaking.
4. Not good in hot/humid conditions at all. I've been away for a long wkend since writing my original review, and in 30+ heat I ended up with a few white smears - not pretty.
It's a real shame because I love the smell, ethos and availability of this product. I'll try it again layered in winter when I'm happier using richer textured moisturisers, maybe it'll come into its own. I'll update again in a few months but for now, this offers no competition for Burnout at all. Lippies changed to 2 (from 4) and repurchase to No.
This is an early review and I will update.
I was excited to hear about this product because there's a serious lack of zinc based sun protection in the UK. I've got fussy skin, fairly reactive and does not tolerate silicones or chemical UV filters at all. I've been using Lavera Kids Neutral Spray SPF20 or Burnout SPF32 on my face without irritation/clogging/ill effects. But neither are perfect: the Lavera has that zincy white glow, and Burnout has to be shipped from the States - almost doubling the cost per tube.
I don't know yet if Neal's Yard have created the perfect solution because I've only been using this for a week, but so far so good.
Contains 19% micronised non-nano zinc oxide, has no white cast and a matt finish. 56% Soil Association certified organic. No mineral oils, synthetic fragrance/colour, silicones, parabens, EDTA or phthalates.
Strongly fragranced and EO heavy - but smells identical to the Wild Rose Beauty Balm to my nose and I have no (known) reactions to EOs, so I don't mind.
Smooth and light but dry-feeling texture on application (feels almost chalky?), absorbs/dries quickly, feels comfortable on. Imperceptible to the eye when applied.
Of course you'd have to apply the full 1/4 tsp in order to get the full SPF30 and I am not applying that much, but for a moisturiser with SPF so far it's pretty good.
Price is £23.50 for 50 ml (very expensive compared to Burnout at $18/100ml, but far easier to get hold of for me).
Tapioca starch*, Zinc oxide, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Glyceryl laurate, Glyceryl isostearate, Dextrin palmitate, Rosa canina (Rosehip) fruit oil*, Borago officinalis (Borage) seed oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil*, Cymbopogon martinii (Palmarosa) herb oil*, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) leaf oil*, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) flower oil*, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Silybum marianum (Milk thistle) extract, Tocopherol, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool * Organically produced ingredient Natural constituent of essential oils listed