For a long time, my favorite exfoliating cleanser has been one by Suki, but now I think I have found one to better it: organic brand, Nurture My Body’s Exfoliating Cleanser. It has so many good things in it that I want to leave it on for several minutes before rinsing off. I liked it so much that I immediately dived into samples of Nurture My Body’s Cleansing Milk and Cream Cleanser. I loved them too (and as a rule I don’t even like creamy cleansers).

The exfoliator left my skin looking radiant and feeling soft. The best part – as this is a bit of an obsession right now – is that it closed the open pores on my nose. All of this was accomplished gently and effectively with jojoba beads doing the scrubbing part.

Although seaweed extracts are gaining cosmetic ground as antioxidants, in this case the second most dominant ingredient, chondrus crispus, is here as a common and humble thickener. More interesting are the anti-inflammatory and soothing chamomile, healing calendula and antioxidant hops. Comfrey is a Nurture My Body favorite and it can speed up the replacement of skin cells as well as providing some protection against the sun.

The cleansing milk has plantain (an ingredient that has cropped up recently in other cleansers such as Skye Botanicals) and I was excited to see anti-inflammatory burdock. This is a useful antiager with a research pedigree to back it up. In vivo tests revealed that a 1.2 percent burdock fruit extract formulation applied twice daily to the forearm over a 12 week period resulted in a 1.3 increased fold of procollagen content plus increased hyaluronan levels. In addition, when applied to the face, facial wrinkles were significantly reduced.

The cleansing cream majors on avocado oil. Avocados are still the unsung heroes amongst superfoods. They are packed with more than enough oleic acid to get your omega fix and the oleic helps other ingredients penetrate the skin because it is so similar to the skin’s sebum. Avos are also a great source of vitamin E and folate, essential for dividing skin cells. Meanwhile, dandelion root is an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin A and vitamin C and chickweed consoles irritated and flakey skin.

We were first introduced to Nurture My Body by Copley, who found that they eye cream rescued her weary eyes after pulling all-nighters for her Masters’ Degree finals. I am trying to get the range for the Truth In Aging shop and will come back with an update, hopefully, early next week.

Ingredients in exfoliating cleanser

Purified Water, Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract**, Vegetable Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Beads, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Infusion**, Rosa Damascena (Rosebud) Infusion***, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Infusion**, Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) Infusion**, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Infusion**, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey Leaf) Infusion**, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel**, Carthamnus Tinctorius (High Oleic Safflower) Oil**, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed) Oil**, Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Hydrosol**, Xanthan Gum, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Olive Squalane Oil, Glycine Soja (Soy Lecithin), Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Essential Oil**, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Essential Oil**, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Essential Oil*, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Essential Oil**, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil**, Myrtus Communis (Green Myrtle) Essential Oil**, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) CO2**, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) CO2**, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Extract

Ingredients in Cleansing Milk

Purified Water, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax NF, Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract**, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel**, Vegetable Glycerin, Carthamnus Tinctorius (High Oleic Safflower) Oil**, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil**, Arctium Lappa (Burdock Root) Infusion**, Humulus Lupulus (Hops Flowers) Infusion**, Echinacea Angustifolia (Coneflower) Infusion**, Plantago Major (Plantain Leaf) Infusion**, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Leaf) Infusion**, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Root) Infusion**, Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Hydrosol**, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Hydrosol**, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Essential Oil**, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Essential Oil**, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Essential** Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) CO2**, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) CO2**, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Extract

Ingredients in Cream Cleanser

Purified Water, Carthamnus Tinctorius (High Oleic Safflower) Oil**, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax NF, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil**, Vegetable Glycerin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil**, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa Leaf) Infusion**/****, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey Leaf) Infusion**, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey Root) Infusion**, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile Flowers) Infusion**, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Infusion**, Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Hydrosol**, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel**, Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) CO2**, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Essential Oil**, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Essential Oil****, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Essential Oil**, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) CO2**, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) CO2**, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Extract

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