Elements by Collinsworth Natural Moisturiser – 50ml (£22.00)
So to this, my second review for the Elements for men range by Collinsworth. This is their 50ml liquid Natural Moisturiser lotion, presented in simple, clean packaging. The entire range is soil association, cruelty free and vegetarian society approved.
A little goes a long way with this moisturiser, so be sure to dispense a small amount into your hands before smoothing over the face. You’ll find the light lotion texture absorbs super quick into the skin, this is due to the high alcohol content. Now alcohol is completely natural, but particularly sensitive skins may want to patch test first.
The next thing you’ll notice is the slippery texture thanks to the glycerin, which aids quick application. The third thing you’ll be aware of is the aroma. This moisturiser truly smells of the Greek island of Rhodes. I’ve been racking my brains trying to pin down the fragrance, think cask ale and hops, it’s a real heady, herby smell.
The main, base ingredients in the tube are water, organic alcohol, glycine, organic soya oil, glycerin and glyceryl stearate. Then we find organic coconut oil, sucrose stearate, natural thickener xanthan gun, coco glucoside, Then, stand by your beds people and look at this little lot, organic shea butter, organic cocoa seed butter, organic olive oil, organic pomegranate seed oil, organic jojoba seed oil, organic apricot oil, organic avocado oil, organic olive leaf extract, organic ylang ylang flower oil, organic patchouli oil and organic may chang fruit oil. Finally, in the ingredients list we see coconut alcohol, organic aloe vera leaf juice powder, purfum from natural sources, vitamin E, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, calcium gluconate and citric acid.
In total, 87.46% of these ingredients are certified by the soil association as organic. That mix of organic essential oils reads like a fruit cocktail list. I can see younger men particularity loving this due to the ease of use, aroma and quick application. If you’re a dry or more mature skin, you may prefer from a thicker cream moisturiser. Really sensitive skins may prefer to avoid the high alcohol and essential oils.
Ingredients: Aqua, Alcohol Denat.*, Glycine Soja (Soya)Oil*, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Sucrose Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Coco Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil *, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil *, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract*, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil*, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil*, Litsea cubeba (May Chang) Fruit Oil*, Coconut Alcohol, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Parfum*, Tocopherol, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Citric Acid, Isoeugenol+, Geraniol+, Benzyl Benzoate+, Benzyl Salicylate+, Farnesol+, Linalool+, Citral+, Limonene+, Citronellol+
* Organic, + Naturally occurs in essential oils