I received Astral Original All Over Moisturiser a few months ago together with Astral Light&Creamy All Over Moisturiser (review & photos) and I’ve tested both formulas for a few days this summer while I was at the seaside but I also included them in my daily face care routine so I can give you a full review.
The rich, protective formulation of Astral Original is the same simple but very effective one it’s always been, with the same main ingredients:
- Lanolin is a rich natural moisturiser which binds water to itself, locking moisture in while still allowing the skin to breathe. It’s naturally hypoallergenic and easily absorbed.
- Glycerine attracts water into the epidermis, increasing its moisture content. It’s thought of as having a Natural Moisturising Factor for smoother-looking skin.
Price & Availability
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- 50 ml jar – £1.52
- 200 ml jar – £4.28
- 500 ml jar – £8.16
I received the Astral Original All Over Moisturiser in the 200 ml jar which seems like a great value for money considering this cream will last you a few good months even if you are using it as a face or body moisturiser. I has a gentle simple creamy smell and is a rich, intensely hydrating moisturiser that can be used on both hands and face. I have combination and sensitive skin type so for me Astral Original moisturiser was a little to rich with a heavier formula than Astral Light&Creamy All Over Moisturiser. It takes a while to be absorbed by the skin and after a few hours I noticed my face is all shiny. It does a great job hydrating and comforting the skin but I’m sure it would work best on dry or mature skin types who are more needy for a rich nourishing cream. If you are looking for an anti-aging cream this one can’t promise you to fight signs of ageing but it does the best it can to hydrate and moisturise your complexion.
I really like the fact that it can also be used as a make-up remover while it melts and cleanse away heavy makeup leaving your skin nourished, clean and hydrated.
During the summer I used Astral Original moisturiser as a body cream, especially an after sun body cream and its rich formula really helped my sun burnt skin to revive from a day spent on the beach. My skin was sometimes red and felt itchy and little bit irritated from the sun but this cream quickly soothed, hydrated and calmed my skin. The fact that it comes in a 200 ml jar is very practical and it will last you a good couple of months if you decide to use it as a body cream.
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