Plant Stem Cell Moisturizer review by Made From Earth
I’ve always prided myself on having good skin.
As a teenager I rarely suffered with spots, while my poor brother was in agony with acne most of his teens and twenties.
My husband remarks on how soft my skin is and even my teenage daughter laments that my skin looks better than hers.
However, over the past couple of years things have started to change.
I don’t know whether it’s hormones, increased stress or just my advancing years!
I’ve noticed how tight the skin on my face feels. And how dry and flaky it is on my forehead.
I know it’s nothing to do with what I put ON my skin. I use only clay, which is very gentle and I rinse with water before using a couple of drops of jojoba or vitamin E oil.
I suspect I might be having a reaction to our water, as it’s incredibly hard and pretty chlorinated. Maybe boiling and cooling it would be good, but ya know, when you’re in a rush, who has time for that?
A few weeks ago, Stergio from Made From Earth sent me their new product for 2016 – the Plant Stem Cell Moisturizer. Its super moisturizing, and great for anti-aging. They say it’s not recommended for people with oily skin, because the therapy does leave your skin super hydrated!
That’s got my name written all over it, right?
After two weeks of using, here’s what I’ve found:
This smells amazing. I’m extraordinarily fussy when it comes to scents as I’m chemically sensitive. It’s not unusual for me to smell the neighbour’s washing when it’s out on her line or to smell people’s deodorants as they walk past me. The smell of this product is like a cross between cocoa butter and vanilla; it’s just bordering on the ‘too sweet’ for me, but as it’s subtle I can get away with it.
This moisturizer is $54.99 which is on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for, right? For me, I really only need to apply this product just to my forehead, so a small jar will last a long time.
Quality of ingredients
I trust these products completely. Sergios and the team work tirelessly to bring us safe and effective products. Their organic skin care products contain the highest possible levels of organic ingredients and fruits and ingredients are sourced from organic farms.
There is no synthetic coloring agents or fragrances. Paraffin and other petroleum products are permitted. Preservatives from synthetic sources are not permitted, such as Parabens (propyl, methyl and ethyl).
You know me by now. I judge the packaging as much as the product as I try to live in a zero waste household! While the jar itself is glass and it came in a cardboard box, I was slightly disappointed to find the jar wrapped in plastic bubble wrap.
By using cardboard moulding or paper, the use of plastic could have been eliminated.
I’ve been using this product for two weeks now – morning and night. I’m amazed to see the skin on my forehead is looking MUCH better. I didn’t expect that at all.
Now I’m not sure if this is due to this product being brilliant, or whether it’s my commitment to applying a moisturiser twice a day – who’s to say another moisturiser, if used twice daily, wouldn’t perform in the same way.
However, it’s a huge improvement on what I have been using because using jojoba oil makes my hair greasy, which means I need to wash my hair more often, which probably means I get shampoo on my forehead more than necessary – which will strip out the natural oils of my skin! Gosh, complicated isn’t it?!
I will say that this product is incredibly thick and stiff, so it takes a bit of getting used to. As Made From Earth don’t water down their products, I’m viewing this as a good thing 🙂
All in all, this product is a winner for me. It ticks all the boxes – by needing it on my forehead only it’s affordable, it smells great, doesn’t leave a residue on my skin and is easy to apply. If you’re in the US, the airmiles are pretty good too because all ingredients are sourced in the US. All Made From Earth need to do is ditch the plastic bubble wrap and find something more earth friendly for their packaging.