What's not to enjoy about the minimalist, tranquility-inducing packaging - a translucent, frosted glass bottle, accented in white and seafoam, with a pump dispenser to keep the contents fresh and application hygienic. I mentioned in my haul post that I love the scent, a fresh and envigorating mix of lemon and botanical notes, like lemon verbena and bergamot. Although made predominantly from aloe vera, the cream comes out pretty opaque and voluminous, sitting like fresh dew upon the skin. However at the first swipe, you'll notice how light the formula is, sheering out to nothingness but imparting hydration that's noticeable.
Aloe Vera Leaf Extract (84%), Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Babassu Seed Oil, Lauryl Olivate, Betaine, Sodium Carbomer, Tocopheryl, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Soybean Sterols, Hydrogenated Lethicin, Polyglyceryl-10 Distearate, Ceramide 3, Sea Daffodil Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Citric Acid, Allantoin, Sodium Phytate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, P-anisic Acid, Bergamot Fruit Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Atlas Cedar Bark Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Adenosine.
As you can see, over three quarters of this formula is aloe, which we all know is a great, lightweight hydrator, followed by the humectants glycerin and hyaluronic acid, and Babassu oil, a Brazilian palm oil that has similar salubrious benefits as coconut oil. Sea Daffodil extract helps to inhibit the melanin transference to the skin that cause dark spots, whilst providing an abundance of moisture to the skin. Ceramides are some of my favourite skincare ingredients, preventing moisture loss and keeping skin moist and supple.
I love how this feels on my skin. It's feather light, and has such slip that a really small amount goes a long way. My skin certainly feels quenched and hydrated, feeling plump without any of the heavinesss. The balance of texture is great for combination skin like mine, it's rich enough to moisturise drier patches, whilst not overwhelming more oily areas. On oilier days, I feel this is enough to wear alone, although it sits well over my lighter, more water-based serums, and doesn't affect my makeup application or wear time - I feel this would be perfectly suitable for oily skins. For drier skins I'd recommend something richer, like an essence oil. What I love most about this gel cream is the formula - I love the premise of using neat aloe vera gel but hate how sticky and gloopy it feels on my skin. With the Sea Daffodil gel cream, you get the benefits of aloe vera (calming sensitized or sun damaged skin for example), but in a much more elegant and useable form. I would highly recommend this to include in your routine, it's an excellent hydrator, which is paramount for younger skin especially to prevent premature aging.
Aromatica Sea Daffodil Gel Cream | £30 for 100ml
Aromatica Sea Daffodil Toner | £16.50 for 130ml
And I have some good news. Buttermilk Founder Jenna has been kind enough to grant my followers with the limited time coupon code aromaticaoct16 which gives you a 25% discount on the Sea Daffodil Gel Cream or Toner (I don't benefit from the link, it's just for you guys) so make sure you take advantage when checking out your haul!
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