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Review: Lavera Neutral Range

The Neutral range by Lavera is the most expensive amongst all the others. Neutral is specially formulated for sensitive skin. Being a very gentle and unscented range, it’s suitable for individuals for allergies and even eczema.

 

Certified Natural, Environmentally Friendly and Cruelty Free

Lavera adheres to the strict guidelines for the Certified Natural Cosmetics set by BDIH in Germany, which is the toughest certification process for natural and organic products. In addition, Lavera was ranked #1 in 2008, in a study on safe cosmetics conducted by an influential magazine in Germany. Read more about Lavera here.

 

Neutral Cleansing Gel

Features: All-natural ingredients, no harsh chemicals, free from parabens and the harmful SLS.

Packaging: Tube with flick-open cap.

Texture: A very light gel, does not foam.

Smell: Unscented.

Effects: Leaves skin feeling clean and not tight.

Recommendations: For all skin types, from dry to oily, from normal to sensitive skin.

Ingredients: Water, Grain Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate

Please take note that Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is a safe, skin-friendly cleansing agent derived from coconut and palm oils.

Other comments:

This cleanser is mild and does not irritate my already-blemished skin. However, because this is in the form of a very light gel, the cleanser cannot remove make-up completely.

In fact, prior to using the cleansing gel, I had already removed most of the make-up (ie, BB cream only) using an awesome cleansing water (Mandom Cleansing Express Lotion). Yet the cleansing gel was still unable to remove the residual.

On the contrary, this product is perfectly gentle enough as a daily day cleanser, or for days when no make-up is put on.

Only slightly more than a pea-sized amount is needed to clean my face each time, but any squeeze of the tube will dispense an amount greater than needed. Perhaps I need more practice to squeeze out the right amount and avoid wastage.

 

Neutral Facial Fluid

Features: 

  1. Organic Evening Primrose, Sweet Almond Oil & Sea Buckthorn, which are rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), provide anti-inflammatory soothing action.
  2. Jojoba seed oil heals and calms dry, irritated skin.
  3. Shorea Butter restores elasticity to dry, stressed skin.
  4. Licorice Root extract is highly anti-inflammatory. At the same time, it lends brightening and clarifying benefits to tender tissues.

Packaging: Tube with screw-top cap.

Texture: Light, lotion-like, non-greasy.

Smell: Unpleasant, but bearable. Dissipates very fast upon application.

Effects: Hydrates well as a day cream.

Recommendations: For normal to sensitive skin types and for combination to oily skin types.

Ingredients: Water, Olive Oil*, Grain Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Tricaprylin, Squalane, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Sweet Almond Oil*, Shorea Butter, Jojoba Oil*, Evening Primrose Oil*, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Vitamin E Acetate, Shea Butter, Xanthan Gum, Irish Moss, Lysolecithin, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Licorice Root Extract, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitamin E, Rapeseed Sterols, Vitamin C Ester, Vitamin C

* ingredients are from certified organic agriculture

Other Comments:

The fluid moisturises well enough as a day cream, but when used alone as a night cream, I woke up to an oily T-zone. The Neutral range has a Face Cream to be used for this purpose, but as I’ve not found it in local shops, I’m unable to try it.

Easily absorbed because of the light texture, it’s ideal for combination to oily skin as it hydrates without clogging pores. However, the texture may be too light for those with dry skin.

Like the cleansing gel, only a pea-sized amount is needed to moisturise the whole face. Unfortunately, wastage is hard to avoid as product is always dispensed more than required, due to the screw-top cap design.

 

Overall

The Neutral range has left no adverse effects and the Cleansing gel is my current HG cleanser. At $7 each, I’d say go for it! But, when the price goes back to the usual range of $30 – $48 each, I just might not repurchase.

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