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I am going to tell you about a moisturizer. A fabulous moisturizer. An unusual moisturizer. But first, you have to come with me on my terms and promise – cross your heart – to erase the last word of this moisturizer’s name from your mind: Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin D Active Moisture Time Release Mist ($39 in the shop).
Yes, that’s right…. no mist, no spray, no spritz. One Love Organics Vitamin D Active Moisture Time Release is a moisturizer. And a lovely one. That happens not to be a cream (or gel).
Why am I making such a fuss about this? Well, mark my words, if people get it into their heads that One Love Organics Vitamin D Active Moisture Time Release is a mere mist, they will be either mystified (almost a pun) or dismissive. You see, people think a mist is a decadent spray that isn’t really part of a serious skincare routine. So what I want to get across is that this is a serious moisturizer (that you just, well, spray on).
What I like most about One Love Organics Vitamin D Active Moisture Time Release is the vitamin D part. There aren’t too many cosmetic products with vitamin D (Dr Dennis Gross Active Vitamin D Serum is one of the few that I can think of), which is a shame since most of us are vitamin D deficient, especially at this time of the year. One Love Organics uses shitake mushroom extract, which is a good source of ergocalciferol or vitamin D2. This is a good thing because ergocalciferol helps protect the skin from sun damage.
The simple formula also has alpine rose extract, which contains the skin whitening compound arbutin. Rice extract is an antioxidant and aloe and safflower moisturize. The preservative, polyaminopropyl biguanide, is relatively benign and unlikely to cause irritation (it is typically used in contact lens solutions).
I find One Love Organics Vitamin D Active Moisture Time Release provides lasting hydration for the face, neck and décolleté. I have used it under a serum and those with younger skin could even use it instead of one. I have slightly oily skin and I really like adding the extra moisture that my skin needs in frigid winter conditions without having to add another layer of cream or gel. There is no doubt that One Love Organics Vitamin D Active Moisture Time Release will be a regular feature in my routine.