Reviewed by Nancy
I’ve done four weeks with La Ishá’s Nutrient Face Crème
($75 in the TIA shop
), and I have to say it’s absolutely lovely, a real winner... I got used to the scent after a week or so and looked forward to using it twice a day. I did so religiously and used no eye cream or anything else but a cleanser, and my skin looks great. This is that tough time of year with the changing season when my skin usually misbehaves (small red subsurface bumps), but so far, so good.
I’m still unsure about how potent the anti-aging properties might be, since I rarely see any difference at all with any creams, other than clarity and moisture - both of which this provides beautifully. Fine lines? I don’t think there’s any change around my eyes (those are the only lines I have so far), but I’ll continue to pay attention to see if there are any changes. I wore the face creme consistently outside through bizarre warm spells and cold snaps, and it managed to keep me from drying out - even without me having applied any additional product on top (*gasp* I even went without sunblock just to see how it would fare). I did add an extra coat before being outside for any length of time, especially during the cold snaps because I have really dry skin.
The texture’s superb and I’ve ordered more of La Ishá’s products to try - the biggest indication of how impressed I am with its creme. This is not a miracle cream - though I may have thought so for the first few days... but then again, I’m skeptical that there are such things out there on the market. If there were, we’d hear BIG news about them - beyond the usual marketing/snake-oil hype. However, I hope to be proved wrong.
I would highly recommend this creme for anyone who has normal to dry skin and wants to have something utterly lovely, organic, free from parabens and anything artificial, made by women for women. I will continue to use this and see if it makes more of a difference as an anti-ager - but the bottom line is I love this product. The only thing I don’t love is the brand’s packaging - glass jars, dropper bottles. Clearly the company is spending more on the ingredients/research, etc., than the packaging, which is what we all want. Its current packaging would be tough for travel, but I notice that they have a sample pack, which might be just the thing. La Ishá has a great story about how it got started
and that alone would have made me want to try its products.
Bravo, La Ishá!
Ingredients: Organic Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Juice, Persea americana (Avocado) Oil, Organic Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos Tea) Extract, Organic Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Organic Elaesis guineesis (Palm) Oil, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Palm Stearic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Calcium d-Pantothenate (Pro-Vitamin B5), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Oil, Essential Oils of: Organic Lavendula angustifolia (Lavender), Organic Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang), Organic Santalum album (Sandalwood), Organic Daucus carota (Carrot Seed), Organic Citrus bergamia (Bergamot), Organic Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa), Organic Boswellia carterii (Frankincense), Organic Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli), Organic Helichrysum italicum (Helichrysum), Jasminum grandiflorum (Jasmine); Organic Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil, Organic Hippophae rhamnoides (Seabuckthornberry) Oil, Polysaccharide gum (Xanthan Gum), Citric Acid, Retinol Palmitate (Vitamin A), Sea Algae Extract, Salix nigra (Black Willowbark) Extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin