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Today I will be reviewing a skincare product from By Nature from New Zealand. As you can tell from their name this product is manufactured in New Zealand so we have the added bonus of being sure it was not made in a sweatshop. I will be reviewing their Nourishing & Refining Face Mask, which they describe as:
“… A rich formulation infused with a unique combination of New Zealand natural ingredients including soothing Manuka Honey, Organic Rosehip Oil, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid and soothing Aloe Vera.
The Organic Rosehip Oil and Aloe Vera soothe and moisturize the skin whilst Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid promotes firmness.
Use as part of your skin care routine to give your face the extra nourishment and treatment it deserves. This mask will warm your skin, opening the pores thereby enabling the powerful natural active ingredients to deliver optimum benefit to the skin, promoting a smoother, healthier, radiant complexion.”
Those are some pretty bold claims so let’s see if this product lives up to its hype.
I’m beginning to think I must be a cheapskate because my first con is almost something to do with the price. That being said, why break away from tradition? A box of this Nourishing & Refining Face Mask is going to run you $12.99 (not including shipping and handling if you order online) which doesn’t seem horrible until you realize that there are only five face masks in there.
My other con is this whole “warming” of the skin claim. It did not warm my skin. In fact it was freezing cold. So the second time I used it I just stuck the packaging in some hot water first and then applied it. I paid $13 for this mask and I was going to feel some warming sensations!
It smells amazing. I really love the smell of that rosehip oil. You notice it as soon as you open the packaging. Since you put it on your face your face smells amazing after words too. I really like that it doesn’t smell all chemically like some face products.
I could feel and see the effects after using it. My skin looked brighter, felt firmer, and even without out moisturizing it was soft to the touch. It can also be used for all skin types! That’s a huge bonus because now everyone reading this can enjoy.
I also really like that the back of the packaging explains what the Manuka Honey, Rosehip Oil, and Collagen is used for. This product is also free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, silicone, formaldehyde, and artificial colors. Basically it doesn’t have a lot of junk that isn’t necessary to the product. There also non-comengenic so they will not block pores.
I bought my product in stores but they do have an online store. However at this time I’m not 100% sure all the countries they ship to. They’re website isn’t exactly clear on this either.
In my opinion this product is… worth it.
I use this mask once a month, which solves the price problem, and I stuck it under some hot water first (while it was still in its packaging) which solved the warmth problem. Once they were solved I was only left with pros!
This was the first product I used through this company and I plan on trying out more things. Oh, and did I mention they have a 100% guarantee policy or you money back? Cause they do. So I say give it a shot, and if you don’t like it just return it within 30 days in it’s original packaging. You can look it up for yourself by clicking the link below.
Hope you all enjoyed this review. Comment below with any other suggestions for future posts. For example do you want more skincare? Style? Or makeup posts?
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