I’ve had this for ages and it’s practically finished, so huge apologies to the lovely PR who sent this to me as it’s taken me a while to review!
Purifying Palmarose Daily Moisture is a mattifying day cream aimed at spot-prone skin. It’s consistency is kind of similar to that of Estee Lauder’s Idealist, meaning that it feels silky without being ‘siliconey’. It’s floral scented, but not too extremely.
This is one of the few products I’ve come across that promises to mattify and actually achieves what it promises; it manages to dull any shine without making my skin appear sapped of moisture and does a good job of keeping my skin feeling lightly moisturised without feeling too heavy on the skin.
This is something that works better for me in warmer months or when my combination skin is leaning towards more oily, as this does a great job on oily areas. What it isn’t good for is the drier areas (like my cheeks) as it isn’t moisturising enough, but then again it wouldn’t be as it’s a purifying treatment aimed at oily skin types.
The blurb claims that this treatment is easily absorbed, mattifying and oil-balancing, nourishing and pore minimising. I wouldn’t say this has any impact on the size of my pores, but this definitely delivers on the rest of the claims.
Due to it’s silky texture, this works as a great make-up primer. The only reason I’ve stopped using this is because I’m currently trying out EL’s Idealist to see if it makes any difference to the pores on my cheeks. This doesn’t break me out or make my spots any worse, it doesn’t bit at all if you apply too much and as it’s completely natural, it’s a very gentle and effective moisturiser for oily and spot-prone skin types that I recommend trying if you’re prone to spots and oiliness. This is my first experience of Neal’s Yard skincare and I’m really impressed as there are no unrealistic claims, the product delivers on what it promises and confidently competes with similar more chemically based skincare products.
Neal’s Yard Purifying Palamrose Daily Moisture (S) costs £22.50.
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