3 October 2013

Product Review: Neal’s Yard Remedies Rose & Almond Night Cream

Having ageing skin it can be quite a challenge finding products suitable products, especially when you also have combination skin prone to breakouts. Here are my thoughts on the *Neal’s Yard Remedies Rose & Almond Night Cream;

What They Say:
"To restore skin's natural balance and encourage daily regeneration. Suitable for all skin types."

RRP: $41.95 (30ml) – Available from David Jones and Neal’s Yard Remedies Online

What I Say:

I recently tried the Neal’s Yard Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist and love the fact that it is made from 98% organic ingredients.

Neal’s Yard Remedies was established in the UK over thirty years ago and has the largest certified organic range of skin care products in the UK, with nearly every one of the products is handmade in the company’s eco-factory in Dorset, England, using home grown and sustainably sourced, certified organic ingredients.

The Neal’s Yard Remedies Rose & Almond Night Cream contains 78% organic ingredients including aloe vera, precious rose otto, lavender, rosehip oil, evening primrose and almond oils to restore the skin’s natural balance and encourage regeneration from the day’s environmental stresses.

As well a being made from organic ingredients, the cream is also free from chemical nasties including parabens, silicones, phthalates, mineral oils, or synthetic colours or fragrances, which always gives the thumbs up from me.

The actual cream comes in a lavender and navy coloured metal tube, and has a lovely and natural subtle scent, no doubt coming from the rose and the lavender.

The actual cream is a little thick, but spreads easily, although it does take a little while to absorb into the skin, but being a night cream, I don’t mind that – it is a different story when it comes to day creams and you need to apply your makeup on top!!

It is very moisturising, and you see and feel the skin benefitting from the natural ingredients as the skin is left soft and smooth.

The cream is recommended for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin, and in spite of being used very sparingly, I found that that I would wake in the morning to a skin that felt greasy and shiny. And unfortunately after just a few days use my skin started to get a little congested and it started to break out – so I naturally decided to immediately stop using the cream.

At $41.95 for a small 30ml tube, the cream is a little expensive, but personally  find that the fact that it is made from organic ingredients makes it worth it, and not to mention that it is so concentrated that just a tiny bit goes a very long way.

What I Like:
  • That the cream is made with a high percentage of organic ingredients
  • That it does not contain chemical nasties including parabens, silicones, or artificial colours or fragrances
  • It is very concentrated and a little will go a long way
  • That it has a gorgeous and natural scent

What I Don’t Like:
  • That it unfortunately was a little too rich and heavy for my skin, making it congested and start to break out after just a few days use
  • It is a little pricey, but again it is very concentrated

Overall, this is a great cream, and it pains me it is not suitable for my skin type – being such a natural product and without all the chemical fillers, I so wanted my skin to love it, but unfortunately it is simply too rich for my combination skin – which is sadly the case for many night creams. But I won’t be wasting this cream as my chest and my hands, are thoroughly enjoying the intense moisture boost. Having said that, if you have a dry and sensitive skin, and possibly heading towards winter, then I am sure that it will be perfect for you.
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you ever tried any of the products from Neal’s Yard Remedies? Do you use a night cream? Which one is your favourite? And are concerned with chemical nasties in your beauty products?



  1. This would be maybe a bit too rich for me, but it sounds amazing :)!


    1. I so wanted to like this, but unfortunately it was too rich for my skin.


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