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on 10/10/2018 4:32:00 PM
More reviews by katy42
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
After reading yet another celebrity endorsement of this classic from the 1950s, and lots of other glowing reviews, I thought I'd splash out a whole £1.29 on a 50ml pot on Astral and see for myself. My skin has started to feel dry and dehydrated now the cooler weather has arrived and hasn't yet adapted to the products I already have, so a good enough reason to try it out. I've used Astral for the last couple of nights and I really like it! It reminds me a little of Nivea, but has a softer texture that glides more easily over the skin, and has a lighter fragrance. I found it absorbs easily and then I've put on another layer an hour or so later. I did use it over Estee Lauder Night Repair serum as I would with any other night cream. My skin's been very comfortable overnight and felt noticeably smooth, plump and moist in the morning, even after washing my face; for me, that's a sure sign of a really effective product. Astral is a real little gem and I'll be making sure I keep this on hand. At this price it's seriously worth a try if you have dry skin and, like me, get through a lot of moisturiser in winter!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 8/1/2018 10:13:00 AM
More reviews by emeraldkitteh
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This broke me out. Too bad because I enjoyed the feel of it. I’m super sensitive though
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 8/1/2018 6:18:00 AM
More reviews by mariella99
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
I understand why so many people love this cream. I live in Canada so had to order this through Amazon (and that's my sole complaint - it's not readily available where I live). Even though this feels rich and seems like it would be greasy and heavy, it's not. It's summer right now and I find I can use this as a night cream without feeling like a grease ball. And I'm pretty sure that this will be more than adequate come winter (probably with a face oil underneath). In many ways, this reminds me of my beloved German made Nivea (right down to the foil seal over the top) but it is much easy to apply and smooth into my skin. It's very nice on my legs too - really takes care of dry, flaky skin. The jar is large and the product itself economical. For me, because this doesn't contain SPF, this is purely a night cream but it is a lovely product for that purpose - effective, nice to use, pleasant fragrance and no ridiculous claims about "magical" ingredients ("exclusive anti-pollution formula") that promise nebulous results ("lengthwise and crosswise firmness"???)
4 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 5/21/2018 1:46:00 PM
More reviews by AmyAkiko
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I have very sensitive skin on my face, which can become extremely dry and dull looking. Astral is one of the few moisturisers that doesn't cause any irritation and leaves my skin soft and literally glowing (to the point where I've stopped wearing foundation, as my skin is in such good condition since using it regularly for the last couple of weeks). It's also extremely good value for money-I paid £3.50 for 200ml!
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 7/5/2017 11:51:00 AM
More reviews by Laoise27
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
I only recently discovered this cream but i've fallen in love with it. Astral is a thick, emollient moisturiser that I can use on my face, doesn't break me out or cause irritation, works incredibly well leaving my skin soft, really hydrated and its dirt cheap. Why spend 25 euro on a vichy moisturiser when this works twice as well and costs less than a fiver.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 1/30/2017 8:45:00 PM
More reviews by thebigtrout
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Another overhyped product. It's greasy, thick, smells very strong and works a lot like Nivea. Not impressed.
on 1/15/2017 11:49:00 AM
More reviews by Malika1380
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
This cream is fantastic and so cheap, I've possibly used every cream there is to try and liked a lot of them and will probably purchase all of them again in time the thing about astral is it's a barrier cream and the main ingredients is lanolin, which science is saying is all you need in a cream, it's the moisture on your skin that's trapped beneath the "barrier" cream that keeps you looking younger for longer, you can buy any expensive creams you want but if you don't lock it in than its pretty pointless! It's all about keeping the moisture locked in with a good (astral of course) barrier cream!!
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 1/7/2017 4:49:00 AM
More reviews by BlueIvy
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
amazing product that costs almost nothing. I got my jar from amazon and it took about 2 to 3 weeks getting here. it is going to last me a long time considering how huge the jar is.
yes it smells like Nivea but this is so creamy and melts in your skin. I use it as an intensive moisture treatment at night every other night . the fact that it is a little too greasy made me knock off a point but I don't really care much when I'm going to bed. the left over on my hand works great as a hand moisturizer as well.
over all a multipurpose magic pot that can remove makeup, moisturize face and body and works almost as good as my la mer that cost me an arm and a leg, for fraction of a price!
if u don't want it for ur face or doesn't work for you, it is still an amazing body moisturizer and a great hand and foot cream. trust me you will not regret this purchase!
8 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 8/26/2016 5:40:00 PM
More reviews by TickTockAlice
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I recently moved to a hot and humid climate and the in and out of AC has wreaked havoc on my 33 yr old breakout prone, sensitive, combination skin, as well as exacerbated the blotchy red KP on my arms. I have tried loads of moisturizers from luxury to drugstore and everything in between. I recently received a deluxe sample size of the much coveted La Mer, almost dreading using it because I knew I'd likely love it. Well, of course I did even though it ended up breaking me out a tad. It was the only moisturizer that, before trying Astral, actually hydrated my skin sufficiently. I knew for a fact that buying La Mer is completely out of the question, so I did some research and found that the two creams that people find comparable are Nivea and Astral. Well, I know for a fact Nivea breaks me out something fierce, so I ordered a 500 ml tub of Astral on Amazon from the UK. It took forever to receive it and my skin was looking pretty haggard while waiting for it. The cream itself is incredibly thick, with an almost whipped like texture. Much thicker than La Mer, and admittedly, I was dubious about applying it to my face, especially considering I had a massive breakout coming to fruition. Well, I did it anyway and used a very small amount to start.I couldn't believe how easy it was to apply, how non greasy it felt while I did, and how quickly my skin started to absorb it and drink it in. I also applied it to my arms and hands, again not feeling like it was too greasy.The fragrance is rather strong IMO, and smells very floral and old-lady like, yet it's still rather pleasant. I really thought I wouldn't be able to stand it, but in actuality it's really quite calming.Upon waking, my skin was soft, supple, bright, and hydrated with no sign of breakouts or dry patches, and my bangs were not greasy looking. In fact, the breakout I was getting was half the size and the redness had completely vanished, as well as the two mosquito bites I had on my arm that were incredibly red and inflamed were almost completely non existent, and the blotchiness of my arms in general was less. I'm not exaggerating... it's like magic. I'm incredibly impressed with Astral, and despite that it takes forever to receive in the US, its cheapie packaging, this stuff is worth the wait and worth a try. I can't wait to continue using it and seeing what difference it makes in the long term. Astral just might be the best moisturizer I have ever used hands down.
9 of 10 people found this helpful.
on 7/9/2016 2:15:00 PM
More reviews by Curvalicious
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Astral original cream- 5 stars!!!I think this cream is a great muti purpose cream for dry elbows, hard skin on heels- within 2-3 days of twice daily application sorted those cracked heels out!! My friend who is nearing 50 swears by this stuff she has beautiful plumped skin and she also uses it everyday on her feet and reports she never has hard skin.Feet- apply twice a day, at night apply thick layer and then socks. Make this everyday routine and never have hard skin and cracked heels again, you will not need to file your feet even!! Great for summer sandals make it a routine just like brushing your teeth. Hands- apply as intensive hand cream with cotton gloves on top for chapped hands. Apply small amount during day to back of hands. Works best as intensive hand cream especially winter months! Body- great for dry elbows, knees and legs post shaving only a small amount needed to keep skin hydrated! Great as an after sun product as hydrating but be careful if have burnt skin as this is scented. For sunburn you need pain relief and 100% aloe Vera gel! Lips- apply twice a day after brushing teeth to lips to keep nice and soft! Face- I have combination skin, it's a thick cream and rich. However, use a minute amount on my cheeks and I avoid T zone. It contains no sun protection factor so would need to add that on top. I apply under eyes too. It's worth just experimenting for your paticular skin type, but you really only need very small amount. For hygiene purposes- use a cheap spatula, or old clean teaspoon. You do not want to be dipping your hands into this after putting onto your feet then onto your face. If you break out- remember this easy tip just buy a cheap spatula to dispense every single time!!!Scent- smells fresh, not unpleasant or over powering, kind of like talc/granny smell! Packaging- cheap as chips, but that doesn't matter as this works!! Don't forget to use a spatula to dispense for hygiene purposes. Cost- bargain price! Currently half price for large tub in Boots the chemist at the moment so stock pile! £3:99!!!Recommend- if it doesn't suit your face there are mutiple other uses, even if you used solely as a foot cream for cracked heels it would still be a bargain product.This is a staple bathroom cabinet product, cheap, versatile and it works!! Cult celebrity following too!
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
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