Reviewed by Elsa

I was lucky enough to be sent a full size jar of April Rain Day Rainew moisturizer to test– very exciting stuff!

I love the idea that the founder of this company is helping to bring clean drinking water to Kenyan children in Africa. I also love the ingredients because I believe that you should not use on your skin that which you cannot put in your mouth. The jar it comes in is shaped like a drop of water but it does not appear to be recyclable.

I really like and recommend this moisturizer because it penetrates my skin and does not sit on top of it, leaving an oily film. I am 44 and my skin is prone to breakout and it tends to be on the oily side. When I apply April Rain, I first spray my skin with my toner and then I apply a pea sized amount to moist skin. There is a definite sensation of warming/tingling as though my skin cells are sitting up and taking notice. There is no greasy layer on my skin after I have applied it and I totally love this. My skin stays matte all day long. There has also been an increase in the plumpness of my skin. The only way I can describe this is that it looks as though the top layer of skin is lying flat and smooth.

The million dollar question though is did it erase the wrinkles..........hard to say. I think there has been a slight improvement but that is totally subjective. I have no before and after pictures. It is possible that with prolonged use it will drastically reduce wrinkles, I don’t know.  I think that this moisturizer is a perfect match to my skin and I will definitely buy another jar when I finish the one I am testing.

Ingredients

Water, HydroPeptide-DR® Complex (Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Ceramide 2, Acetyl Glutamyl Heptapeptide-3, Glucosamine HCL, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extract, Yeast Polysaccharides, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tribehenin, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/ Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer), Isohexadecane, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Bismuth Oxychloride, Polyacrylamide, Phospholipids, Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Panthenol, Ubiquinone, Linoleic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Copper PCA, Superoxide Dismutase, Fragrance, Cetearyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, SD Alcohol 40-B, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Green 5, Triethanolamine, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone