Amala is a new organic skincare brand with packaging that makes recycled chic. So far, I have tried the toner, which I just love, and the collagen mask (a brand new Best Five facial masks entrant), and the neck cream, which I must confess I like but don't love. Still, two out of three is pretty good.

But what do I know? It's time that Amala was put through its paces by Truth In Aging's discerning community members. So I'll be offering up a few of the remaining Amala products in my cache (although I'm greedily agonizing over hanging on to the, as yet untried, hand cream) in the coming weeks for lucky reviewers, starting today with the Amala Rejuvenating Face Cream ($116).

The products on Amala's Rejuvenating range are tweaks on an organic botanical formula. The signature ingredient is cocoa and here, as with the mask, you get to try the potent power of Brazil nuts (bertholetia excelsa). Brazil nut oil contains mainly palmitic, oleic, and linoleic and alpha linolenic acids. They provide the highest natural source of selenium, an essential antioxidant (one single Brazil nut exceeds the US Recommended Daily Allowance of selenium).

In the face cream you will also find theobroma grandiflorum, related to cocoa and, according to research, contains nine flavenoid antioxidants. Even more exciting is lola implexa, an Antarctican alga that was only discovered in 2008. Perhaps because it is so new, there is barely any information about it. But, never mind, marine extracts are definitely the new black. There is also murumuru, a Brazilian palm, that is rich oleic acid.

You know the drill.... Write a comment persuading us that you are worthy and honorable (this potion is not allowed to join your personal product cemetery until you have written an honest review). Then email us at with Amala Face in the subject line and your shipping address.


Water, sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil, stearic acid, cocoa extract, glycerin, polyglyceryl-3 stearate, shea butter, theobroma grandiflorum seed butter, titanium dioxide, euterpe fruit oil, bertholetia excelsa seed oil, acerola fruit extract, hydrolized lola implexa, astrocaryum murumuru seed butter, coffee, aloe vera, licorice, fragrance, vanilla, lemon peel oil, rosa damascena, canaga odorata, bergamot, rosa mochara, alcohol, cera alba, tocopherol, silver sulfate, xanthan gum, lactic acid.