At this point, I’ve made it pretty clear that I am in love with Dr Botanicals. Like, really, really in love. Their products are transforming my skin from sort-of-dry-sort-of-oily combination skin to glowing. No longer will I hide my face under trowel thick foundation. Seriously, it’s great. When their Cocoa Noir Light Facial Moisturiser* landed on my doorstep, my expectations were sky high.
I basically hoard skin care. I’m trying to be better, I swear. Honestly, Dr Botanicals are on the pricier end of skin care and if I can get the same results for cheaper I usually will. So when I added yet another moisturiser to my stash, I really wanted the creme de la creme.
The good news is that Dr Botanicals never disappoint. Even their packaging feels luxurious, in weighty (and recyclable) glass jars and bottles, their products are nothing short of a dream. Their Coco Noir moisturiser is packed full of gorgeous natural ingredients; Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil, Shea Butter and Alpine Rose, it already sounds like heaven.
Their Coco Noir moisturiser is packed full of gorgeous natural ingredients; Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil, Shea Butter and Alpine Rose, it already sounds like heaven. Sea Buckthorn is a new ingredient to me – one I’ve heard of before but never really known much about. A quick google around tells me that it’s known to work wonders for acne, helps to regenerate the skin, as well as being soothing and hydrating. I am sold. Shea butter is one of those that I would bathe in was it feasible, and I basically look for any excuse to get more rose in my life in any way I can.
Of course, it’s all organic and vegan.
Together, the ingredients blend into a super light moisturiser- about as thick as your typical gel moisturiser but so much creamier. There’s a very light scent to it that’s non-offensive – shea butter definitely comes through but it’s also kind of sweet and light (I actually really enjoy it). Coco Noir melts into the skin, and although it does sink in quite quickly it’s non-sticky and doesn’t leave your skin feeling thirsty all over again. I personally prefer applying it in a morning beneath my make up or just as a base – it doesn’t leave your skin greasy or shiny which was a pleasant surprise.
For a seemingly small jar, a little really does go a long way so despite using almost twice a day for the better part of a month now, I’ve barely made a dent (excellent value for money!).
Dr Botanicals Coco Noir moisturiser has cleaned up the dry, dehydrated skin around my forehead but kept the oil slick on my nose/chin at bay quite nicely. I find it very soothing on my skin and it’s been lovely during my breakouts as it doesn’t overwhelm my skin at all.
How to get it:
Dr Botanicals Coco Noir Light Moisturiser currently retails at £19.99, and you can get it from their site!