Long time no Gaia Creams talk. I think you all know by now that I completely adore this UK brand. How could I not? It's organic, vegan, palm oil free, ethical, environmentally friendly, sustainable. Their philosophy is on point and their products are really effective. If you want to read my reviews, just search my blog for "gaia creams". Today's review will be a little different. Ready for boys talk? Yes, this Gaia Creams product is created especially for men and this review is written with the help of my man.
Gaia Creams Raw Face & Body Cream for Men* is deeply nourishing, repairing and healing cream. The cream softens and nourishes the skin before shaving and immediately calms it after shaving. But before going into the review, let me first tell you a quick little story. It was a normal winter day in December. When I came home, I saw there was a little surprise waiting for me. It was from Gaia Creams! I'm always so excited when Anna's parcels arrive, because A. they are packaged so beautifully, and B. you know I always love having another product with my name on it. :) BUT, this parcel was even better than any other before. After taking some picture for the blog #bloggerproblems, there it was, a surprise cream for my boyfriend! Oh my goodness, I was so thrilled when I saw a cream with moustaches and the name Jaka on it. Amazing! Naturally my boyfriend was happy as well. :) As much as a guy can be with a new skincare product haha. But he happily started using it and after two months of regular use, here is what he thinks of it.
This raw cream balances skin oils and tightens skin pores. It heals acne. It deeply rejuvenates dry skin and smooths fine lines and wrinkles. This intelligent cream encourages your skin to heal itself, it provides intensive hydration, care and protection. Sounds pretty amazing. My boyfriend's skin is combination, I'd say. He gets some spots here and there, especially when he shaves. If he doesn't use a moisturizer he gets dry patches between his eyebrows and he also has some old acne scars. The cream pretty much helps with all these skin problems. His skin is now much softer and smoother than it was before. The cream doesn't clog his pores and he actually gets less acne than before. But if he still gets a spot or two, the cream really helps and heals them faster. He also doesn't have so many problems with dryness around his eyebrows and forehead anymore. If he forgets to use it, dry patches are still there but a bit less than before. It's hard to say if it helps with scaring as well, but I have so much faith in the gorgeous blend of Unrefined Shea Butter and oils like Virgin Hemp Seed Oil. They will help with that as well, I'm sure. Oils can make such a huge difference so I have my fingers crossed that they work their magic.
Like other Gaia Creams raw moisturizers, this one also doesn't contain water, or any other nasties for that matter. It's enriched with Chamomile, Tea Tree, Cedarwood and Rosemary, which gives the cream a subtle, non offensive masculine scent. My boyfriend loves using this cream because it doesn't make his skin looking oily or greasy. Yes, immediately after the application skin is looking oily, but the cream quickly sinks into it.
It's safe to say that Jaka loves this cream and based on how much he used so far, the cream will go a long way. Finally a moisturizer he doesn't forget to apply, which always happened before. Not that he tried many but this one has definitely changed his mind about face creams. I'm so happy he loves it. I guess we found another Gaia Creams fan. :) Get it here.
*sample generously provided