Monday, 31 October 2011
Mu London Organic Rose Moisturiser Review
Mu London products are simply formulated with a small number of effective, natural ingredients. In the Organic Rose Moisturiser these are: shea butter, coconut butter, jojoba oil, rose otto essential oil, rosehip extract, rosemary extract.
All the ingredients are certified organic and there is no water in the formulation. As a result, the Organic Rose moisturiser has a very thick, solid, balm texture in the jar. The best way to apply is to use the Creme De la Mer method; warm a bit between the fingertips to melt, then press onto the skin to distribute evenly. I use a small pea sized amount for my face (avoiding my chin area, which doesn't need the extra oil) and another small pea sized amount for my neck and decollete.
Using the appropriate amount does not leave an oily feeling on the skin after application, and it sinks in quickly to my dry skin. I wouldn't recommend this for an oilier skin type, but it suits my dry, reactive skin very well and it would also make a good eye cream even if you don't use it as a general face cream (I'm not using a separate eye cream, I'm just dabbing a little extra of the Mu on my orbital bone after applying generally to the rest of my face).
I have been using Mu Organic Rose Moisturiser as a night cream (sometimes mixed with a treatment oil I'll be reviewing soon on particularly dry nights) and also as a day cream if it's not particularly sunny. It feels protective in cold, windy weather without feeling heavy or cloying and it also smells beautiful (from the rose otto oil).
The texture is quite unusual for a moisturiser, but if you are looking for a gentle, effective moisturiser that doesn't cost a fortune Mu London is worth a look. I bought the 30ml for £10, and it is also available in a 60ml size for £19. The website is at www.mulondon.com and ships internationally.