Reviewed by Alexa

I was on the hunt for a moisturizing night cream when given the opportunity to try Dr. Alkaitis Organic Night Crème ($65). I was quite happy to be aided in my quest by TIA. I moved from Houston to Pittsburgh this past December and went from heat and humidity to cold winds and dry, forced-air heat. My usually “normal,” but mature 59-year-old skin was not at all happy with the situation. The heavy move-related stress also exacerbated the condition of my complexion.

Because the Dr. Alkaitis lotion is organic, I was intrigued. So, I visited the brand website. “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin,” is proclaimed on the cover of the product brochure, which sums up the philosophy for this brand’s impressive formulations. The claim is that “the Organic Night Crème restores the skin’s natural radiance while you sleep and diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and open pores.”  Dr. Alkaitis, himself, is the one who does all the product formulations.

I can’t really say if the product made a difference in lines, wrinkles or pores since I use this as part of a medley of products that are working well in that regard. But what I can say is that it works well for me as a moisturizer. This cream has an excellent (just right) lightweight consistency. The use of aloe vera instead of water as the base ingredient had me wondering if it would feel gel-like. However, it definitely feels like a lotion and not a gel. Some night creams I tried were far too thick and others did not have enough substance to them.

After stumbling upon the TIA website last autumn, I had already stepped up my game in the crusade for younger-looking skin. I cleanse my face using the Clarisonic at least once – sometimes twice – a day, alternating with Juice Beauty Exfoliating Cleanser in the evening and a moisturizing cleanser in the morning.

Once a week in the evening (on different nights), I use an enzyme mask and Royal Nectar Face Mask with bee venom. I make use of the Ultra Renew at least three times a week. Your Best Face Control, Correct and Define are amongst my favorite products. Before moisturizing at night, I alternate antioxidant serums (Prana or YBF Private Reserve) with E’shee Elixir of Life KI Therapy Serum. AQ eye serum in the evening keeps my puffiness at bay.

Yet, with all these wonderful serums, I still felt the need to moisturize at night. I did stop using the Dr. Alkaitis night cream for a week in the middle of the trial and despite all my heavy-duty serums, my skin definitely missed the extra moisture.

The product is a good buy, especially considering the high cost of organic ingredients. A little goes a long way. I got the promised two full months out of it. If you are doing your best to live an organic lifestyle, you should definitely give this a try. Those of you with young skin could probably employ it on its own, without the need for serums. Bottom line: I would definitely buy this again.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera gel*, virgin cold pressed Organic Shea butter*, Organic Herbal Skin Repair Complex (composed of the organic herbs Jojoba*, Olive*, Brier Rose blossomsº, Wild Carrotº, Echinacea root*, Coltsfoot*, Horsetail*, Water Navelwort*, Marigold blossoms* and Roman Chamomile flowers*). Vegetable Lecithin, Citrus seed extract. Natural vitamin E (D- alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherols) complex. Natural vitamins A, B and C complexes, 100% pure Essential Oils

* Certified organically grown

º Ethically wild-crafted