Riad of Aromas Avocado and Chamomile Softening and Soothing Body Cream – 100ml (£11.50)
I discovered ‘Riad of Aromas’ whilst at the professional beauty show in London earlier this year. Their range of Moroccan inspired products are designed for people with sensitive skin. Their entire range is made without synthetic chemicals such as parabens, petrochemicals, alcohol, SLS or artificial colours and fragrances.
So to this, my first review from the range and this is their Avocado and Chamomile Softening and Soothing Body Cream, particularly suitable for dry, distressed and sensitive skin. 100% of the ingredients in the pot are from natural origin and is suitable for Vegans.
How about body cream, which incidentally I’ve found works just as well as a hand or foot cream, where the greatest ingredient is water and Avocado oil. Avocado oil is naturally high in vitamin E, antioxidants, monounsaturated fatty acids and Sterolin. Studies have shown Sterolin to facilitate the softening of the skin and reduce the appearance of age spots.
The third ingredient is Apricot oil, moisturising shea butter and Jojoba oil. Then we find glycerine, cetearyl alcohol and cetearyl glucoside three vegetable based emulsifiers and fatty acids derived from plant oils. Then we find Chamomile, which has long been renowned for its anti-inflammatory, calming and soothing properties. Geranium, Lavender oil and natural source vitamin E. Finally at the end of the ingredients list we see sodium anisate, sodium levulinate, glyceryl oleate, lactic acid, four ingredients I have looked into and have no concern over.
The cream has a non-specific natural aroma and is quick to absorb into the skin leaving it feeling smooth and moisturised. Unlike some creams, this one doesn’t feel at all sticky or greasy. Even if you were to over apply and use too much, the cream sinks rapidly into the skin leaving it looking matt, not shiny, primarily thanks to the second biggest ingredient Avocado oil.
Ingredients: aqua, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) oil, butyrospermum parkii butter, simmondsia chinensis seed oil, glycerine, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, matricaria chamomilla (chamomile) flower extract, pelargonium graveolens oil, lavandula angustifolia oil, tocopherol, sodium anisate, sodium levulinate, glyceryl oleate, lactic acid, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Linalool*.
*Naturally occurring molecules
Suitable for Vegans. Not tested on animals. Contains nut oil.