Peppy Galore STAR face moisturiser is created for normal skins
Again this was a trial for beautyontrial and I was lucky enough to get this free. I love getting these products and have found ones that I would never have heard about otherwise. This is one of those I have never come across before and yet they are another lovely little British company.
ABOUT PEPPY GALORE
The founder of this Bristol based company Jessi Frey who was formerly in a rock band. The idea behind her products is that they are natural and fun. ‘Beauty with attitude’ is how she puts it. The products are ‘fun, contemporary and affordable, but don’t cut corners on natural ingredients. Having beautifully scented and packaged skin care is also very important. Natural skin care doesn’t have to mean using boring, earthy products! ‘
ABOUT THE PRODUCTS
I like the fact that this is another British company and that all their skin care products are made from natural ingredients yet they are affordable and packed in nice fresh young looking packaging. They are ideal for sensitive skin as they are not only natural but also free from parabens, SLS, SLES, silicons, petrochemicals and other nasty ingredients.
They are also not tested on animals , freshly made in the UK and made using 100% renewable gas and electricity.
As I said I knew nothing about the company or product prior to trying it when it arrived from beautyontrial so I had no preconceptions at all.
The product comes in a small 50 ml plastic push pump container with a clear plastic lid to keep it clean and from germs when not in use. The container is white with yellow patterning and the label at the front has the product name and a red heart. To me it looks fresh and bright but quite young as though it would appeal more to teens and youngsters than old people like me.
In fact I did wonder with the name Peppy whether it was for a younger audience too but I gave it a try. When i looked more closely it does say for normal skin and doesn’t make any anti aging claims although it was created to ‘ to nourish and protect your skin against the damaging effect of sun and pollution, so that your skin stays soft, healthy and wrinkle free.
Something I was pleased to see was that it is made with olive, avocado and apricot kernel oils, which are natural sunblocks and packed with vitamins and antioxidants. It is not often that a natural product claims to be a sun block as well although there is no specific SPF rating on the container.
The moisturiser is a white soft cream that is dispensed easily and cleanly through the push pump dispenser. The only downside of the packing is that you don’t know how close you are to the end and there is no scraping out the final morsels as you cannot get into the packaging at all.
The cream is soft and yet quite thick, it does soak in but does have a bit of a greasy feel for a few minutes once applied. It smells lovely of fresh lavender and rose geranium and you easily pick the notes of those fresh ingredients out. I like the smell on my face as it is uplifting yet not overpowering at all .
Having used this for some time now, I think that it is more for someone with normal to dry skin and probably is a bit heavy for younger greasier skins. When I apply a little extra on my lips at times when they are dry I can feel them tingle a little so something is doing some good. After just minutes my lips feel less dry and yet no greasy like you get from lip salves like Vaseline.
Both lavender and the rose geranium are regarded as being good for improving circulation so maybe that is the tingly feeling. They also help to balance the skin’s sebum product so maybe it would be okay for younger skins. All the oils are natural and plant based , there are no synthetic or oil based ingredients.
This needs to be used on the face but away from your eyes and should not be used on broken skin so if you have really bad acne then beware. They do say it is advised for normal to dry skin on the product.
WHAT IS IN THIS ONE?
The cream is made from Water, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate (Emulsifier), Glycerin, Gluconolactone and Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Vitamin E, Lavender Oil, Rose Geranium Oil
I was a little less thrilled to see the preservative sodium benzoate as it has been linked to cancer but I am not sure if that is only if you consume it. It is a food based preservative. “Organic consumers and nutritionists may already know, but the rest of the general population does not know about sodium benzoate. It has the ability to deprive the cells of oxygen, break down the immune system and cause cancer. This killer is flying under consumer radar with its user friendly tag. http://www.naturalnews.com/033726_sodium_benzoate_cancer.html)
I was interested to find out that “Gluconolactone is composed of multiple water-attracting hydroxyl groups, which hydrate the skin, resulting in enhanced degrees of moisturization. “ it is also “ capable of chelating metals and may also function by scavenging free radicals, thereby protecting skin from some of the damaging effects of UV radiation. Gluconolactone provided up to 50% protection against UV radiation and UV radiation-induced elastin promotor activation. Contrary to some scientific fears, it does not significantly increase sunburn cells in human skin.” (http://www.truthinaging.com/ingredients/gluconolactone).
I would say that is a positive ingredient then. The others look pretty okay so all in all pretty good. I wish you could know for certain who is telling the truth with ingredients as some say one thing is safe while others say it is linked to cancer. I think I would like to err on the side of caution if possible considering that scientists have told us many other things were safe in the past that have been proven to be hazardous.
Yes i would say that this is a basically natural moisturiser with lots of good points. I like the fact that it is a British small company and that they are not tested on animals and they are creating products that are affordable and yet natural. This moisturiser for example costs £12.50 for the 50 ml pot so compared to many natural moisturisers that is a pretty fair price