This product is a water-in-oil emulsion which is supposed to hydrate the skin and helps prevent the signs of aging without causing any congestion or inflammation. It contains different types of ingredients:
+ Protective ingredients: antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Reservatol and Tannic acid to neutralize free radicals.
+ Replenishing ingredients such as Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Yeast extract to hydrate and moisturize; and some ingredients rich in polyphenols, omegas & amino acids such as Marula oil and Baobab seed oil to help strengthen and repair the skin barrier.
+ Restoring ingredients such as Niacinamide, Di- and tripeptides to prevent and soften the appearance of wrinkles.
+ Brightening ingredients: Niacinamide to suppress melanin and help uv absorption; Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), and Ascorbyl Palmitate.
+ Hydrolyzed F- Fucoidan Extract: a cosmeceutical derived from bioactive substances found in Marine Algae. Research have suggested that fucoidan has antioxidant, and antiaging properties, it could improve elasticity and alter the thickness and the mechanical properties of skin, by enhancing integrin expression of skin fibroblasts.
+ Myrothamnus flabellifolius: One of southern Africa’s resurrection plants, has positive effects on healing and restoring the skin with trehalose to protect the membranes of skin cells from environmental damage and arbutin to prevent per-oxidation of lipids in skin cells and inhibit melanin.
I’ve been using this moisturizer for months now. It is has a weird botanical smell, which I don’t mind. It is light and absorbs fast, spreads easily and keeps the skin moisturized for a while. 2 pumps is enough to cover my face, I usually apply it after my Ayuna exfoliating toner but I do put it on over the African Botanics Rose toner if my skin needs more hydration. The addition of anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Centella Extract, Zinc Gluconate and Copper Gluconate and antimicrobial properties of Kigelia Africana Extract makes this product soothing and a great choice for sensitive or breakout-prone skin. This moisturizer is rich in Niacinamide and brightens your skin instantly!
In summary, this emulsion is rich in antioxidants; anti-aging and soothing ingredients; and uniquely extracted botanical humectants to protect, keep the skin moisturized, and improve redness. Recommended for combination and oily acne prone skin.