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The ingredient-scrutiniser, Del Brown has a passion for natural & organic, chemical free skincare. Researching ingredients and talking with the manufacturers. "Free YOUR skin now!" with skincare free from petrochemicals, sulphates, parabens, phthalates, glycols, PEGs, DEAs, mineral oil, synthetic polymers, synthetic fragrance or colours. All personally researched, tried, tested and Del Brown Approved!


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Intelligent Nutrients Revitalizing Moisture Crème

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Intelligent Nutrients Revitalizing Moisture Crème – 50ml (£45.00)

Founded by the late Horst Rechelbacher, also the founder of hair brand Aveda (sold to Estée Lauder in 1997). The Intelligent Nutrients philosophy is, “Everything we put in and on our bodies must be nutritious and safe“.  They strive to keep the entire process clean, from certified organic farming and food grade ingredients, right through to organic botanical aromas.  I’m a big fan of this brand and am very excited to introduce you to this, their Revitalizing Moisture Crème.  70% of the ingredients in this product are soil association certified organic and it’s 100% ‘leaping bunny‘ cruelty free.

The ingredient list is both comprehensive and extensive.  Where some other ‘perceived to be’ natural brands like to use the word ‘science’, I interpret to mean ‘chemicals’.  But with Intelligent Nutrients, they truly have applied science to nature, extracting plant stem cells from organically grown botanicals.

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Researching the ingredients list, you discover they have used a large amount of stem cells from the Gardenia Jasminoides Meristem Cell Culture.  This is the first time I have reviewed a product containing plant stem cells, in this case from the Gardenia (Gardenia Jasminoides) plant.  Literally, extracting cells from the plant and applying them in this moisturiser to have a positive, visible and completely natural effect on the skin. Helping to firm and stimulate collagen and having the potency equal or greater to that of Vitamin C.

Let me highlight some other key ingredients.  As always, in the order listed on the INCI list, so the first being the greater quantity.  Vegetable based glycerin, Gardenia Jasminoides Meristem cell culture and Glasswort (Salicornia Herbacea) extract.  Bio actives in the form of Algae (Undaria Pinnatifida) extract, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.  Soothing Aloe Vera leaf juice powder, organic black cumin seed oil, organic pumpkin seed oil, organic raspberry seed oil, organic grape seed oil and organic cranberry seed oil.  Moisturising organic coconut oil, organic African shea butter, organic safflower seed oil and natural source Vitamin E.

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On the subject of the aroma alone, which incidentally I would describe as gender neutral, clean and non-floral.  It is made up from the following organic botanicals: Ylang Ylang Flower oil, Bergamot Fruit oil, Orange Peel oil, Styrax Benzoin gum, Patchouli oil, Clove Flower oil, Nutmeg Kernel oil, Lavender oil, Sandalwood oil and Basil oil.

The result of this combination of ingredients is a cocktail of natural, potent antioxidants.  Moisturising, nourishing and softening which ultimately help support the natural structure of the skin, boosting moisture levels and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The airless pump keeps the product fresh, without the need of synthetic preservatives and delivers the product in a quick, easy to use, fuss-free way.  After experimenting, I’ve found two pumps delivers the optimum amount if you intend using it on its own.  One pump if you’re using it with a serum or face oil.

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My face is prone to redness after applying a moisturiser, but not with this one. My skin felt instantly hydrated, looking smooth with no irritation.  Lines around the sides of my eyes, particularly visible when I smile, age me greatly.  I’ve found with this moisturiser, I can hydrate and hide those lines all day, with just one application in the morning.

Suitable for all skin types, especially dry, it works great as a day or night time moisturiser and doesn’t leave your face looking glossy or greasy. I particularly noticed just how long my skin was left feeling hydrated, hours after application. I’ve been a big fan of Intelligent Nutrients since discovering their face wash.  This highly sophisticated moisturiser is a pleasure to use and the ingredients list is fully Del Brown Approved!

Ingredients: Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Hydroxystearyl Alcohol, Hydroxystearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Gardenia Jasminoides Meristem Cell Culture,1 Salicornia Herbacae Extract,2 Algae (Undaria Pinnatifida) Extract,2 Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder,3 Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil,3,4 Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil,3,4 Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil,3,4 Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil,3,4 Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil,3,4 Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil,3 Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter,3 Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil,3 Aroma,3,5 Xanthan Gum, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Heptyl Undecylenate, Microcrystaline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, C14-22 Alcohols, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Gluconolactone, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene,6 Linalool,6 Geraniol,6 Farnesol,6 Benzyl Benzoate,6 Citral,6 Eugenol,6 Isoeugenol,6 Benzyl Salicylate,6 Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

1 = Plant Stem Cell Antioxidant
2 = Algae Bioactives
3 = Certified Organic
4 = Antioxidant Intellimune™ Super Seed Oil Complex
5 = Active Aroma/Flavor Oils: Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil,3 Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil,3 Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil,3 Styrax Benzoin Gum,3 Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil,3 Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil,3 Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil,3 Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil,3 Santalum Spicata (Sandalwood) Oil,3 Flavor (Nectar Type),3 Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil3
6 = Naturally Occurring Component of Organic Essential Oil Blend

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Daily moisturiser from Intelligent Nutrients

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Intelligent Nutrients Anti-Aging Moisture – 90ml (£36)

From Horst Rechelbacher, the original founder of Avada, who sold the company and several years later has remerged with his new brand, Intelligent Nutrients, specialising in organic and natural hair and skincare products.

Check out the ingredients, one of the biggest ingredients in this moisturiser is apple juice!!  It has a slightly fluid brownish colour and very distinctive smell, not unpleasant, but does take a while to dissipate. Easily absorbed and in very gender neutral packaging. It has a big, easy to use, air tight pump dispenser.  Other than the smell, which may not be to everyones taste, I’m a fan.

I have broken capillaries on my cheeks and find after washing my face, shaving and applying moisturiser, my face can resemble a belisha beacon for the next hour.  Not ideal when you’re getting ready for a night on the town and the first comments from your friends is, “have you been on holiday?  Your face looks sunburnt”.

I have to say, I didn’t suffer this problem as badly when using the Intelligent Nutrients Cleanser and Moisturiser.

Ingredients: WATER, BUTYROSPERMUN PARKII (SHEA BUTTER),1 GLYCERIN,1 PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) JUICE,1 LECITHIN,1 PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL,1  VITIS VINIFERA (RED GRAPE) SEED OIL,1,2 CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL,1 COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL,1  CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL,1 NIGELLA SATIVA (BLACK CUMIN) SEED OIL,1,2  CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL,1,2 RUBUS IDAEUS (RED RASPBERRY) SEED OIL,1,2 VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL,1,2  XANTHAN GUM,  SUCROSE,1  GLUCOSE,1  MALTODEXTRIN,1 EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT OIL,1  LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL,1 CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL,1 PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL,1 CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL,1  CANAGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL,1  VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT FLAVOR,1 CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (CINNAMON) BARK OIL,1 THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) LEAF OIL,1 ORIGANUM VULGARE (OREGANO) LEAF OIL,1 LITSEA CUBEBA LEAF OIL,1 CYMBOPOGON CHOENANTHUS OIL,1 LIMONENE,3 LINALOOL,3 GERANIOL,3 CITRONELLOL,3 FARNESOL,3 BENZYL BENZOATE,3  BENZYL SALICYLATE,3 EUGENOL,3  ISOEUGENOL,3  CITRAL,3  CINNAMIC ALDEHYDE,3 TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

1 Certified Organic

2 Antioxidant Intellimune® Seed Oil Complex

3 Naturally Occurring Component of Organic Essential Oil Blend

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Cleanser from Intelligent Nutrients

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Intelligent Nutrients Anti-Aging Cleanser – 90ml (£32)

Quick and easy to use.  One measured pump is enough to wash your whole face.  It has a distinctive smell, similar to the Intelligent Nutrients moisturiser.  Slightly muddy colour.  Doesn’t irritate or inflame broken capillaries.

Ingredients: WATER, PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) JUICE,1 ALCOHOL DENAT.,1,3 LECITHIN,1 COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL,1,4 GLYCERIN,1 CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL,1 BUTYROSPERMUN PARKII (SHEA BUTTER),1 NIGELLA SATIVA (BLACK CUMIN) SEED OIL,1,2 CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL,1,2 RUBUS IDAEUS (RED RASPBERRY) SEED OIL,1,2 VITIS VINIFERA (RED GRAPE) SEED OIL,1,2 VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL,1,2 OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL,1,4 HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL,1,4 SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL,1,4 XANTHAN GUM, GLUCOSE,1 MALTODEXTRIN,1 EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT OIL,1 ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL,1 LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL,1 CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL,1 PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL,1 CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL,1 CANAGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL,1 VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT FLAVOR,1 THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) LEAF OIL,1 ORIGANUM VULGARE (OREGANO) LEAF OIL,1 LITSEA CUBEBA LEAF OIL,1 CERATONIA SILIQUA (CAROB BEAN) GUM,1  CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM,1 CITRIC ACID, LIMONENE,1,5 LINALOOL,1,5 GERANIOL,1,5 CITRONELLOL,1,5 FARNESOL,1,5 EUGENOL,5 ISOEUGENOL,5 BENZYL SALICYLATE,5 CITRAL,1,5 BENZYL BENZOATE,1,5 TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

1 Certified Organic

2Antioxidant Intellimune® Seed Oil Complex

3 Denatured Using Certified Organic Bergamot Essential Oil

4 Saponofied Oils

5 Naturally Occurring Component of Organic Essential Oil Blend

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Like this product? Then consider following on after with the Intelligent Nutrients Moisturiser.

Intelligent Nutrients face oil

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Intelligent Nutrients Anti-Aging Serum – 50ml (£42)

On the subject of face oils, this face oil from ‘Intelligent nutrients’ has a distinctive green colour and unusual, but not unpleasant smell.  You’ll pay around £42 for this 50ml bottle, but know you’re money is going on a good selection of natural, not synthetic ingredients.  Rest assured you’re not loading your skin with a cocktail of chemicals.  Whether you’re a dry, combination or oily skin, this one is worth a try.

Ingredients: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL,1  ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL,1  VITIS VINIFERA (RED GRAPE) SEED OIL,1,2  RUBUS IDAEUS (RED RASPBERRY) SEED OIL,1,2 VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL,1,2  CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL,1,2  NIGELLA SATIVA (BLACK CUMIN) SEED OIL,1,2  EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT OIL,1 CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER OIL,1  HELICHRYSUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (EVERLASTING) FLOWER OIL,1  DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL,1  CANAGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL,1  ROSA CENTIFOLIA (ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT,1 PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL,1CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL,1  ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL,1CISTUS LADANIFERUS OIL,1 BEESWAX/CERA ALBA,1  LIMONENE,1,3  LINALOOL,1,3 GERANIOL,1,3CITRONELLOL,1,3 FARNESOL,1,3 BENZYL BENZOATE,1,3 BENZYL SALICYLATE,1,3 TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

1 Certified Organic

2 Antioxidant Intellimune® Seed Oil Complex

3 Naturally Occurring Component of Organic Essential Oil Blend

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