by Melissa D.
When asked if I would like to review the Bottega Organica Overnight Renewal Cream ($165) I took a look at the ingredients and was extremely interested because they all looked to be natural. The timing was perfect as I am always looking for a good night cream in the winter due to sleeping under the heat vent which tends to make my skin tight and dry. I typically use a heavy shea butter-based cream to avoid looking like a reptile when I wake up! As a woman in my late 30's I definitely want to do whatever I can to maintain a youthful glow.
The Bottega Organica Overnight Renewal Cream does not have a strong scent. It's very light and perfect for a night cream. The consistency is not overly heavy but it's also not what I would describe as light. It's somewhat greasy however I don't consider this to be a bad thing being that it is a night cream. I have to say I absolutely LOVE this cream! If I could I would take a bath in it! It left my skin feeling silky smooth in the morning and I have noticed a decrease in the lines I am starting to see around my eyes and also a decrease in some acne scarring. I did not have a single breakout while using this cream.
The cream is chock-full of natural ingredients to help combat aging such as their signature prawn sage, which Marta discusses in detail in her review of Bottega Organica’s face serum. There are also several other attractive botanicals like carrot seed extract, rose flower extract, mandarin oil, neroli and frankincense, many of which also help to heal scarring by promoting cell regeneration. It also includes yarrow extract which can be helpful in fighting acne.
I received the cream in January and still have about half a jar left. However I think I was using more than needed the first few weeks, as I'm used to heavily slathering on a night cream in the winter but soon realized that not a lot was needed so I pulled back a bit. That being said there would likely be more than half the jar left at this point if it weren’t for my initial over-use.
Bottega Organica is a company that was begun by a doctor who researched many plants for their "ability to maintain human cells in a youthful state,” according to their website. Dr. Andrea Alimonti studied many plants to find those that are beneficial for use in skin care. Bottega Organica also harvests and processes all of the ingredients they use on their farms located in Italy and New York. It's pretty awesome to know that the products you use from them do not contain any nasties!
In beginning my research of the Bottega Organica Overnight Renewal Cream I discovered the cost of a jar is $165. At first this made me a little sad but the more I used it and when I realized the ingredients are not only natural but grown and processed by the company that makes the product, it made the cost easier to swallow. Also the jar will likely last 4+ months which I feel is reasonable. I'm willing to pay a little more for a product that is not full of junk and that is proven to work which I find that this does! I will definitely be purchasing this cream again and am looking forward to trying other products from Bottega Organica. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great night cream!