In the colder winter months, I’m always looking for a moisturizer that will nourish and protect my skin. Bonus points if it is all-natural, free of parabens, and has never been tested on animals. Mineral Fusion Intense Hydration Face Cream checks off all of those boxes and more.
This cream is definitely that—a cream. It’s got a thick, rich texture that contains shea butter, mineral water, and peptides. I have made no secret that I love shea butter-based products and this one is no different. It also contains a variety of plant-based ingredients such as lavender, aloe, and cucumber which are meant to add a soothing element. I could definitely recognize these ingredients during my application; the cream has a robust botanical fragrance. I really felt like the lavender stood out the most, which made me feel like this product would be more appropriate for nighttime use.
However, they boast that this is the perfect item to have in your beauty arsenal because it moisturizes the skin so much that it makes makeup application smoother and easier. So I tried it in the morning to see if they were right. It made my skin feel supple and not greasy. Makeup application went off without a hitch—it almost gave me as much coverage as a good primer. However, because it doesn’t contain SPF, I really felt like this is a product I’ll be using mostly at night. [Read more…]