Like I said on my Instagram "In a wonderful world of many beautiful balms in colours of the rainbow (we have yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue), we can't forget about the pure, snow white ones. They are gorgeous too!" This caption describes the wonderful Terre Verdi ArganShea Multitasking Cream*. I've already featured their luxurious FranChouliPom Body Oil* in this post, and I can say that this cream is gorgeous as well.
Terre Verdi is a UK brand committed to bringing you ethically-sourced products, lovingly crafted from organic ingredients. They say that their products reflect "the respect and care for our own families, our concern for the environment, and the integrity with which we aim to treat our customers and business partners alike. We use organic ingredients because we believe that nature should be respected and not tampered with. We want to make products that heal your skin and soothe your soul and hope you will enjoy using them as much as we enjoy sharing them with you."
The brand recently relaunched and their products look absolutely divine. So chic and luxe. Check out their logo, it represent founder's Alessandra's family crest (she was born in Sicily, which was also a huge inspiration for creating the brand), and embodies Alessandra’s commitment to bring to you her closely cherished family values of love and respect for nature, integrity and a desire to share the best that her region can offer with the rest of the world.
Brand sure as heck sounds lovely and the products match everything that you just read. At least the two I've tried. An award winning ArganShea Multitasking Cream has 99% certified organic ingredients containing the likes of Shea Butter, with its amazing nourishing properties, and is combined with the many and formidable powers of Argan Oil, and rounded off by healing and most wonderful Calendula Oil. The cream is properly soothing and has such a lovely effect on my skin - it calms it and works well at reducing redness as well. Besides the Vitamin E, these three heavenly ingredients are rounded up with three divinely smelling essential oils, Neroli, Geranium and Sweet Orange. It has a beautiful and strong floral scent with a hint of citrus. I adore it and I actually find it relaxing and uplifting at the same time. It really is lovely.
At first sight it looks like it has your typical balm consistency and it almost feels like that as well. There is a slightly different feel to it, it is more emollient and almost not as oily as other butter and oil based balms. If you've tried pure, raw Shea Butter, then imagine a texture like that, but with a touch of oil to it. Instead of instantly turning into an oil, it takes a second or two more than your "usual balm", but the end result is the same. It gives my skin an instant boost of hydration and it keeps it moisturized and nourished all day long. It doesn't really sink into the skin easily, so I'd say it's more for an evening use but I like using it in the mornings too. If you were wondering, yes, a little goes a long way. Can't forget about the thing that impressed me the most, its soothing and calming abilities. Yas! Not to mention the softness of the skin.
I love it and highly recommend it. My prefered way of using it is on my face and neck - it goes beautifully on after a toner and/or aloe vera based serum. You can also use it on any dry area of your skin, such as hands, elbows, heels, and knees. It works amazing on cuticles too. I can only say from my experience, but I would say it's suitable for all skin types. My combination skin (acne prone at the moment) is very much enjoying it. Get it here.
*sample generously provided