Monday, 4 March 2013

REVIEW - Aveda Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme

I will start off by saying that I love Aveda. I go to a spa and hairdresser which use Aveda products and that has turned me in to becoming somewhat obsessed with their products.

Athough I have been using their products for some time this is my very first Aveda review!!

So here we go...

First of all when I initially found out the price of this hydrating moisturiser I thought compared to some other moisturisers it was quite expensive. At £34 for 50ml it definitely is not cheap. However due to my love of the products (I had just finished getting an amazing facial featuring this product) and the beautician said it would last for quite a while, I decided to give it a go.

I really like the box packaging. The green colour gives it an earthy natural look and feel which makes me like it even more.

Open the box and you are greated with a lovely little green screw top tub. It opens and closes easily and seals well to keep the product fresh. The Creme itself is a beautiful white colour.

The Cream is really lovely and thick. It smooths on very well and absorbs in to the skin quickly. There is no residue after a few minutes even if I slather on a very generous amount. It feel lovely between your fingers and is very silky.

The smell is divine. It smells very natural and refreshing. Quite strong but I like it.

 I like to apply it generously and allow it to absorb without rubbing in to much. This works best for me. It is definitely a suitable base for make up. It may not fill in any lines but it leaves your skin feeling incredibly silky and has somewhat stopped the drying effects from my foundations.

My skin was particularly dry this winter and this deffinitely helped combat the dryness particularly on my cheeks.

I would say this Aveda Tourmaline charged hydrating creme is suitable for normal to dry skin types. 

I have sensitive skin and on a scale of 1-10 this irritated my skin at level 1. I say this because on a few occassions when I was very stressed I found my skin was extra sensitive and this did cause it to itch slightly after applying. Nothing serious but I would choose to use something else at these times.

 I was a little disappointed that this creme did not last longer. I bought it on the 22nd November 2012 and I ran out at the begining of January. I used it twice a day for the first 3 weeks and then sporadically after that. So overall I would say it would have lasted for a month had I carried on using it morning and night. So that would be £34 a month. A little espensive for me. I do love the product and will buy it again in the future but I think I will try some other products in the mean time.

More Aveda reviews coming soon...

My most recent Aveda Purchases! Aveda Botanical Kinetics Toning Mist, Aveda Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser and Aveda Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme

What do you think? Have you tried any Aveda products?


  1. I use to use their face wash but had to stop because my skin gets use to things and then stops working for me, but this cream looks really good but I would say the price is the thing that would make me think before I buy xxx

    1. Yes it is a shame. If it had lasted longer then maybe I could justify the price more. Compared to their other products I bought at the same time which are not even 50% used up yet.

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