Eternal Skincare Aloe Super Hydrating Moisturiser Product Review
My wife was looking over at me the other day and after a few sustained seconds, she realised she was staring, a glazed look in her eyes, so she adjusted her gaze, and then she whispered those three little words to me. Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise.
Ok, so it wasn’t quite the direction I thought the evening was going, but she made a valid point. I’d spent the day in the garden, in amongst the dry branches, and scratchy shrubs, and the biting February wind. My cheeks were rose tinted, my skin dry, my knuckles, elbows and knees were cracked.
But fortune smiles on the brave, so combined with the fact that I felt quite brave and smug having spent an hour turning over the compost pile, and the afternoon preparing the garden for spring, and the well-timed arrival of a pot of Eternal Skincare Aloe Super Hydrating moisturiser to review, this gave me the perfect opportunity to try the product for Home and Decorating.
Firstly to the blurb – this is the opportunity for the lyrical artists at the PR and packaging company to flex their vocabulary. This moisturiser is positioned as being ‘the finest moisturiser possible made from all natural ingredients; non greasy, and paraben free’. I have to confess that as I’m getting older (grumpier) and now the proud parent of two, things like parabens and ingredients lists have started to bother me. Time after time you look at a list of ingredients which typically are ordered by main ingredient first – only to find that ‘Aqua’ is first up. I pay enough for water from the tap without paying extra to have it in a moisturiser only for it to evaporate and dry out my skin.
So then, onwards to the experience.
The packaging of the Eternal Skincare Aloe Super Hydrating Moisturiser is appealing, lending itself to green credentials and to natural ingredients. The size of container is very good, maybe even slightly too generous. Despite a higher price, it appears to be good value for money allowing you to indulge in more frequent use, as opposed to some other moisturisers we’ve seen which seem to go for minimal volume in the guise of aiming at a niche market.
The aroma is pleasant and you can smell the Aloe Vera. On application it is a good consistency, not too thick and spreads well. My only criticism is that my fingertips feels slightly wet for longer than normal – in the sense that it isn’t absorbed very quickly into the skin on the palm/fingertip side of the hand, but that only lasts a minute or two, after which skin feel silky and soft.
I’ve always suffered with dry elbows and knees and have tried different products in the past. The Aloe Super Hydrating Moisturiser definitely ranks up there as a long term solution and seems to help my skin retain moisture for much longer.
Pros: Paraben free, natural ingredients, large volume, good value for money Cons: Not great for immediate use of a touchscreen phone/tablet.