This month MyPure Choice was a Rich Day Cream by Living Nature, something I really wanted to try for a quite some time now.
Living Nature is a New Zealand brand, who have been making natural products for over 25 years. My Rich Day Cream is certified natural and it ONLY contains ingredients created by nature and it is both synthesis and animal free. From the packaging: This cream combines Active Manuka Honey to draw in moisture, botanical emollients for deep nourishment and native Totara Extract to help neutralise skin-aging free radicals. This Rich Day Cream by Living Nature is perfect for both dry and mature skin.
In case you are interested and can understand it better than me… here is the full ingredients list: Aqua (water), Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Cetearyl olivate (from olive oil), Sorbitan olivate (from olive oil), Macadamia ternifolia seed oil, Squalane (vegetable squalane), Jojoba esters (from jojoba oil), Triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter**, Caryocar brasiliense (pequi) fruit oil, Glucose (plant sugar), Mel (manuka honey), Orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil**, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, Parfum (natural fragrance)*, Sclerotium gum, Rosa canina (rosehip) fruit oil**, Olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, Glucose oxidase (from milk), Lactoperoxidase (from milk), Tocopherol (vitamin E), Totarol (totara extract), Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) oil, Benzyl benzoate*, Benzyl salicylate*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool* * From natural essential oils ** Certified organic
Rich Day Cream by Living Nature comes in a 50ml tube and is priced at £32. It might seem like a lot, but is it really? You are getting natural, an organic certified and cruelty free product, which is good for vegetarian too 😉 Considering this I don’t think that the price tag is too high.
The outer packaging a.k.a. the box contains all your basic information; everything you might need and want to know about the product is there: the name, who is it for, what it does, how to use it, ingredients list, how to store it, manufacturer details as well as the use by date. I don’t think they missed a thing.
The tube itself doesn’t contain all the information but you get the basics, which is more than efficient. Rich Day Cream by Living Nature comes securely sealed with a metal “cap”; once opened it should be used within 6 months (tick tock, tick tock…)
Now let’s talk about the cream itself.
Rich Day Cream by Living Nature like most creams is white / white-ish in colour. It has the texture of a thick cream, I would say. It spreads extremely easily and it goes a long way. When I opened it the first time I squeezed my standard amount out… it was way too much… I’ve had enough to “cream” my face, neck, bust line and both palms… it really does go a long way. After use feeling – first thing which comes to mind is softness. It really leaves your skin feeling amazing… soft and smooth. It is not greasy and it doesn’t give you that heavy feeling…. but… hey ho there is always a “but” with me… it has a strong herbal smell. For someone who likes my creams fragrant free this was quite a shock when I first used it. The fragrance is not subtle, it is strong, you can’t miss it and it is in your face – hey, look at me… I am here! I really thought that the initial try will be the last one for me, but something strange happened… this strong, one would say quite overpowering smell, is very soothing. After a few minutes despite it still being there, it didn’t bother me any longer. I wish I could tell you what it smells like but I really can’t put my finger on it. I studied the ingredients list but I can’t pick the “smelly” one out of the list. Maybe it isn’t just the one… maybe it is a combination of them all or some of them… not sure about that one.
Rich Day Cream by Living Nature is supposed to work on wrinkles. To be honest I didn’t notice any improvement but in fairness I have only been using it for the last 10 days so maybe it needs more time.
In general I am very pleased with my choice. I think if you have dry skin and are on the wrong side of your teen years this cream might be a perfect choice for you.
- Good price for the quality of product
- Nice texture and easy application
- Very nourishing
- Very moisturising
- Very absorbent
- Extremely efficient
- Leaves your skin soft and smooth
- Not greasy
- Strong, overpowering herbal fragrant… but you just get used to it 🙂
Did you ever use any of the Living Nature products?
What’s your opinion about them?
* Product featured in this post was provided for free by MyPure for review purpose.
19 responses to “MyPure Choice – Rich Day Cream by Living Nature”
I like a strong fragrance to a cream, so this actually sounds perfect for me! great review x
Don’t you find the smell distracting?
I normally pick fragrant free products so I always wonder about this aspect.
I should do more to try and find out about skin creams, but I have to be honest and say I use whatever the wife has bought and if it works I use it. I often find all men’s creams smell the same as well.
haha, I see you are like my OH. He will not use a cream at all or he will pick whatever stands on my shelve.
I feel like I’ve tried this before, it looks very familiar! I don’t really like strong smelling fragrances in face cream, the one I’ve been using really smells and it just distracts me from life. Ha!
it sounds great but I couldn’t justify spending that much money on a cream.
It does sound great but it’s probably something I’d have to ask for as a gift – not something I could afford myself.
Sounds like a great brand and product! I would love to try it out!
I have never heard of this brand before but this sounds like a fab product and as someone who has dry skin I think i may have to look into this a little more! xx
I have really dry and sensitive skin so this would be perfect x
I have never heard of this brand before but sounds fab, although I really don’t like scents that are too strong x
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Same here, I would always go for a scent free option given a chance but there is something in this cream which despite strong smell makes me really like it.
I wish I knew what this smell is.
I like my products to smell nice, this sounds good.
Yikes, 6 months. I think nearly all my toiletries apart from the new Wilko ones are older than that x
someone likes to shop, I see 😉
Have never heard of the brand before but this sounds like a day cream I would like!
I love hearing about products like this! x
I’ve not heard about this brand Ibefore. It sounds quite nice. i don’t actually mind fragranced creams and lotions so I might quite like the smell!
I love creams with a fragrance as I don’t tend to wear perfume or anything on a day to day basis…….sounds lovely