Terra, a handcrafted ceramic vessel featuring some intended irregularities, is a work of art by Ayuna which renews its appearance & formulation in a limited edition every season. This season’s formulation is based on an award-winning active, called Kannabia Sense which is obtained from cannabis plant stem cells and happens to be a great innovation in the field of neuro-cosmetics because not only it nourishes the skin like conventional anti-aging skincare products, it also stimulates epidermal cells to produce oxytocin, pick up your mood and improve mood wrinkles! Read more about this new active here.
Terra Bella has a great calming scent, the texture is dense and much richer than Cream I, you have to massage it until it sinks into the skin. I use it in the evening after an exfoliating toner (the Facial is perfect), or Tretinoin, it surprisingly is not greasy at all, and does not clog pores, irritate or feel heavy on the skin, a little goes a long way and this is a 100ml jar, so probably will last me until next Fall! Remember, to close the jar properly you have to push down and then screw the lid. This cream has a velvety finish, is very soothing & moisturizing & perfect for winter and probably eczema-prone skin. I should experiment more with this product, will keep you updated on my stories!
In summary, this product is a piece of art; I really like that Ayuna is building an exquisite unique identity with this collection, honoring and combining the fine craftsmanship with a forward-looking innovative formulation! Terra Bella checks all the boxes for a well-thought-out luxury item, and how smart of the Ayuna’s marketing team to release this product at this time of the year because it makes a great holiday gift for a loved one or yourself!
Update August 2022
Well after using up almost 200ml of this moisturizer (one 100ml & two 50ml jars), I think now is a great time to share my final thoughts with you guys.
What is Cream III?
A thick moisturiser
Who might benefit from using Cream III?
1. People with mature or dry skin could use it as a daily moisturizer
2. Normal combination skin. I suggest combo skin alternate between Cream III and a light moisturizer. Exfoliate with Salicylic acid once or twice a week to avoid pore congestion.
3. Acne-prone skin with damaged barrier caused by Accutane or over-exfoliation. I suggest that you use this moisturizer as a treatment to fix the barrier as long as needed, It works very fast!
*not suitable for oily skin!
Will I repurchase?
Absolutely! This cream saved my acne-prone dry skin while I was taking anti-androgen pills
Any tips or tricks?
Do not apply Cream III on wet (either water or hydrating toner) skin, it changes the consistency.
If it is difficult to spread, rub it between your fingers and add a small drop of oil.
If you are breaking out, you are using too much product.
You know some products are “easy”, you do not need to experiment to get the hang of them, this moisturizer is not easy! I usually recommend “difficult” products only to skincare enthusiasts, because they are the only people who have the patience to experiment and do not give up on products easily… patience will pay back, and this is how you find hidden gems!
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