My philosophy on daily moisturisers is “keep it simple”. A morning moisturiser should lock in your serum, provide a good level of hydration, a nice base for the application of make up and it should be affordable. You really don’t need to spend a lot on this category of skincare to get a good outcome (night creams are the exception).
I have been testing out a few daily moisturisers in the past year but one that stands out the most is the Lilly Pilly and Omega 3 Face Moisturiser from Australian natural skincare company Rohr Remedy. What made me want to try their products in the first place was their use of ingredients which are native to Australia, or as they call them Australian Bush Medicines.
Rohr Remedy claim to:
…support ethical trading and environmentally sustainable collection of plants, by working with the indigenous land owners in Australia.
I’m a sucker for cool ingredients and I’ve really enjoyed reading about each one on their website. I always appreciate when a brand takes the time to explain their ingredients. Lilly Pilly extract comes from a native Australian pink berry and it has natural astringent properties, good for those with normal and combination/oily skin. This moisturiser also contains a team of hydrating oils including Macadamia, Rice Bran and Sweet Almond Oils, all rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and 9. All in all, they have a lot of bases covered especially in the skin repair and wrinkle fighting department.
I use the Lilly Pilly and Omega 3 Face Moisturiser in the morning after my cleanser, toner, serum and face oil. I apply about a pea and a half sized amount to my face, neck and decolletage and whilst it absorbs well into the skin it still leaves my face feeling soft, firm and hydrated. I apply it directly after a facial oil which adds additional hydration, so I don’t feel that it absorbs too quickly on me. I haven’t had any breakouts or clogged pores since using it and I wonder if it’s because of the astringency properties of Lilly Pilly.
I have to give a mention to the packaging too. It comes in a plastic tube, which is nothing fancy, but it’s minimal, utilitarian and probably keeps costs down. I like it because it’s quick to open, hygienic and a good size for travelling. Simply put, this face moisturiser does what it says on the box. There’s no over the top marketing and I like the short list of ingredients that I can pronounce.
Rohr Remedy products are made in New Zealand from Australian ingredients and they are available on their website or at The Beauty Edit. The Lilly Pilly and Omega 3 Face Moisturiser was AUD$32.00 and I purchased it directly from Rohr Remedy.
I hope you enjoyed this review and introduction to Rohr Remedy and I look forward to reviewing more of their unique and affordable products for you in the future. I currently have my eye on their Kakadu Plum Vitamin C Face Serum and Boab and Rosehip with Vitamin E Oil.
Next week: A spotlight on Glossier.