I sometimes struggle to find face creams that are rich enough for my dry skin without being too heavy, particularly with natural formulas. But I love Rio Rosa Mosqueta’s cream, which somehow manages to keep my skin hydrated throughout the day without leaving it looking greasy.
I’m not sure if this would suit oily/combination skin types, as it may be a bit too rich for you. Also, if you’re blemish prone, ingredients like shea butter may break you out, so bear that in mind. My skin is on the dry side, but I’m still prone to hormonal breakouts near my chin, but this hasn’t caused me any problems in that department.
There are lots of lovely skin-loving natural ingredients, including soothing calendula and chamomile, nourishing coconut oil and shea butter, and anti-ageing red algae and white tea.
Then, of course, there’s the brand’s signature ingredient – rosehip seed oil, which has high levels of the essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6. These help the body to repair the skin and keep if soft. Uniquely, rosehip oil also contains a Vitamin A derivative called Trans-Retinoid Acid, which promotes healthy skin and combats the signs of premature skin ageing.
The cream even comes with a little scoop (fancy!) so you don’t have to stick your fingers in and risk contaminating the product (but for the record, I still prefer a pump).
What’s in it?
Rio Rosa Mosqueta Anti-Ageing Day & Night Cream ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosa Mosqueta) Seed Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Octyldodecanol, Glyceryl Stearate, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil*, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Porphyra Umbilicalis (Red Alga) extract, Rosa Centifolia (Provence Rose ) Flower Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Caprylyl Glycol, P-Anisic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Lactic acid†, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Lactate†
* from organic farming
† from vegan sources
Where to buy
LoveLula (UK, worldwide delivery)