Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Kosmea Daily Skincare

I love being introduced to new brands, one of the best things about being a blogger is the introduction to brands you might never have heard of, thought of using or have put off using.  Kosmea is an Australian skincare brand which has recently become available in the UK and when I was offered the opportunity to put some of their products to the test I jumped at the chance.  Why? well I liked their ethos for a start which is "skincare as nature intended" which for me intrigued me enough to want to find out more.

The products are based around the certified healing properties of organic Rosehip Oil which is packed full of essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants making it ideal for ideal for dry, scarred, sensitive and sun-damaged skin.  Kosmea products also contain no SLS, mineral oils, petrochemicals and artificial colours or fragrances.

The two products I was sent to try was the replenishing moisturising cream and radiance 24/7 youth boost.


Kosmea Daily Skincare

Kosmea Daily Skincare

Kosmea Daily Skincare


Replenishing Moisture Cream 50ml - £28.95

Described as being "Like a multi-vitamin pill for the skin and the perfect base for make-up" it is suitable for all skin types and contains: Rosehip Oil, Carrot Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Rose Flower Water, Jojoba Seed Oil, horsetail, nettle and Green Tea just to name a few!


When I first went to use this cream I was surprised to find that it wasn't that perfect white colour I had been so used to using with other moisturising creams, instead it has a slightly yellow tone to it.  The formula is fairly thick in texture and you need just the smallest amount to cover your entire face and neck.  When using this cream you are advised to apply after cleansing and then massage it into your face and neck.

Once applied to the skin, the first thing you notice is the lovely scent.  The kind of scent you find in a spa during a facial, that lovely clean essential oil scent that is really relaxing and leaves you safe in the knowledge the ingredients are doing something nice to your skin, which, in this case they are. The Organic rose hip oil helps to nurture your skin because it hosts skin-protecting antioxidants and essential fatty acids. The carrot oil provides a natural source of Vitamin A which then helps to improve elasticity. Horsetail and nettle extract, for me the two most intriguing ingredients are said to aid in the rebuilding of collagen, helping to plump out those fine lines and wrinkles. Green tea extract, which is an antioxidant protects against the signs of ageing.


Kosmea Daily Skincare

Kosmea Daily Skincare


So this cream is definitely hydrating.  With all this change in the weather, one minute it is warm, then very warm then raining, my skin becomes a bit of a nightmare and needs a bit of TLC and this cream has been absolutely amazing at keeping my face hydrated.  I am lucky that I am yet to find those fine lines or wrinkles, but what it has done is ease the puffiness under my eyes due to lack of sleep and it has left my skin looking much healthier, much more plumper and my complexion that bit brighter, meaning as one of my colleagues says "OOh you are positively glowing today, what make-up or cream are you slapping on"!

Radiance 24/7 Youth Boost - 20ml £29.95

Described as being a product which "Boost your skins radiance 24/7 with this powerhouse combination of antioxidant rich berry oils". it arrives in this little 20ml glass bottle and excitingly has a pipette to help with distribution. It uses the active ingredients of rose hip oil, seabuckthorn oil, apricot oil, pomegranate oil and camelia oil.

As someone with combination skin which leads towards the oily side, I was always afraid of using facial oils, I assumed quite wrongly that I would be left with an even shinier looking face, when in actual fact, every oil I have tried has done the exact opposite.

Firstly the oil is a bright orange colour, almost the colour of carrots and it has quite a fruity scent to it.  Naturally because this is an oil, its consistency is obviously very runny, but once it is on the skin, it does absorb very well into the skin, and it doesn't leave any oily residue behind.  I have found that just three drops of the oil is plenty to ensure my face has been covered.  So using the pipette, I drop the oil into the palm of my hands, rub them together and apply to my face, as with any cream, massaging the oil into the skin.  


Kosmea Daily Skincare

Kosmea Daily Skincare

Kosmea Daily Skincare

When it comes to using this oil, the instructions advise you to apply 2-3 drops to clean, damp skin morning and night, I have been using this two or three times a week in an evening after I have double cleansed rather than in a morning and once it is on the skin, there is a definitely softness and when I wake up the following morning, my skin is so soft and smooth, I almost don't feel the need to add a moisturiser to my face (but of course I do).


Kosmea Daily Skincare


I have become a huge fan of these two products, whenever I feel my skin is in need of a boost and some TLC, these products are the ones I would go too without question. To view the rest of the Kosmea skincare range, please click here.


Have you tried any products from Kosmea? 

15 comments:

  1. These skin products sound wonderful. Of course, being born in Australia, I love all their extravagances. You're so privileged to be able to try them. Visiting from UK Blogger.

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    1. They are absolutely wonderful products, especially the oil x

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  2. Ooh my skin deffo needs some TLC! Love the sound of this brand!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

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  3. I've used a couple of their products. Selfridges used to stock a limited range - not sure if they still do? I think it's a gorgeous. Love rosehip oil. My favourite Kosmea product is the eighth wonder serum. Absolutely fabulous. Tx

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    1. I just love the scent and the oil is just so lovely x

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  4. a brand I've never heard of before, but sound alike they may be worth the trial and the price xo

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    1. I think they are, especially given how long they will last x

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  5. I love the Replenishing Moisture Cream - I mix it with a couple of drops of my Pai Rosehip Oil and the effect on my skin is amazing! xx

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  6. I have loved the Kosmea products I have tried and these sound wonderful too :) Xx

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    1. I am sooo impressed with these, the scent alone is amazing x

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  7. This sounds like a really good range, and I do like the serum colour!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  8. The serum colour is fabulous, totally not what I was expecting x

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  9. My skin is definitely in need of a boost it is looking rather lacklustre at the moment. How many products do you get to review every week?

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