Friday, December 21, 2012

Linden Leaves Essential Facial Moisturiser With Calendula And Comfrey

The Linden Leaves brand was born in New Zealand and with it, products made from the highest quality ingredients and this includes air-dried, natural Pacific Ocean sea salt and 23kt gold flakes.

Linden Leaves has long been favoured when it comes to body care products especially the Aromatherapy Synergy Body Oils and now they have expanded their repertoire with facial care.

The new range has twelve products, and I will review Essential Facial Moisturiser with Calendula and Comfrey in this entry and what I consider to be the star product in an upcoming post. Please stay tuned for that!

The perfect balancing act for all skin types! This daily moisturiser has an extremely clean and non greasy texture which feels light on the skin and yet offers an intense moisturising effect.

Formulated with nature's aid to hydrate, balance and protect the skin from everyday environmental stresses for a fresh, youthful appearance. Suitable for all skin types. (Source:

Name: Linden Leaves Essential Facial Moisturiser with Calendula and Comfrey
Price: RM 165 for 50 ml
Made in: New Zealand

Calendula oil (gentle skin nourishment), comfrey extract (skin nutrition and cell regeneration) and neroli essential oil (brightens and improves skin elasticity) are some of the key ingredients for Essential Facial Moisturiser. The result is a product that is a pleasure to the senses. Sensitive noses need not worry, the smell is not at all overpowering and will only linger on for a while.

The 50 ml bottle will last a few months even when used twice a day.

The formula runs towards the creamy side and is easy to blend as long as you use one pump. In spite of the slightly thick consistency, it absorbed easily into the skin after some slight massaging. It bears some resemblance to a sunscreen due it leaving a slight whitish cast on my skin (due to the white coloured cream).

It works a treat at keeping my skin hydrated, soft and supple. It is also not greasy so it is good for daytime use. Plus, so far, my skin has not protested or reacted to the essential oil components.



However, as I age, I tend to gravitate towards a richer moisturiser for nighttime use. A little extra boost (something that firms the skin while increasing elasticity and smoothing fine lines) is needed and this moisturiser lacks that.

I would recommend it for daytime use, to people with lesser woes than myself or for younger skin to keep it looking at its best.

The full ingredient list for Essential Facial Moisturiser with Calendula and Comfrey:
Aqua (Water/Eau), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides, Glycerin, PEG-40 Stearate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame/Sesame Oil) Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract (and) Glycine Soja (Soybean/Soja) Oil, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey/Comsoude) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary/Romarin) Leaf Extract, Essential Oil of Citrus Aurantium Var, Amara (Neroli) Flower Oil, Citral*, D-Limonene*, Farnesol*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Ascorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin.
*essential oil component.