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Reviewed by Penny
Red Flower Arctic Berry Cloud Milk Cream ($54) is a moisturizing cream preparation for the face and body.
This cream is named after and made from the red flower of the Arctic Cloudberry. According to the dictionary, it is also called salmonberry, yellowberry, bakeberry, malka or baked apple berry and is a creeping herbaceous plant native to the Arctic and subarctic regions of the north temperate zone. The fruit resembles a raspberry. Eskimos collect the sweet juicy berries in autumn to freeze for winter food. In northern Scandinavia, cloudberries are used in preserves, tarts and other confections. They are also made into a liqueur.
Opening the large jar revealed a beautiful white light-textured glistening cream that appeared to have been softly whipped. I was excited to try this fluffy preparation for face and body, touted to be “rich in skin’s essential needs, bringing to the skin softening fatty acids and antioxidizing vitamins replenishing lost collagen and elastin.” My expectations were high, and I faithfully applied the cream to my face each night before bed and underneath my makeup in the mornings for about four weeks.
Although not spectacular, the effects were good on my face, leaving the skin suppler and softer. I then began to use it on my dry and itchy legs. And… this product did wondrous things to them! It was very moisturizing – yet not at all greasy. That maddening winter itchiness from dry skin disappeared. After using so many expensive products that provided little relief, I have finally found a wonderful body cream. The skin on my legs looks and feels so much better now; soft and moisturized.
While convinced of its effectiveness, I remained curious about the ingredients. I read that the product is made primarily of natural ingredients with minimal processing. Natural ingredients are extracted directly from plants or animals as opposed to being made synthetically. Jojoba oil is included to hydrate and soften, aloe vera to cool and calm and beeswax to seal in hydration.
The company does not skimp on product here. The attractive translucent jar packs a good amount of cream and weighs a hefty 5.8 oz. My experience reviewing this cream has been a revelation – it is a non-greasy moisturizing product for your face and body and I am so glad to have discovered it!
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Certified Organic Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Oil, Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) (And) Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Oil, Vegetable Wax, Beeswax, Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) Oil, Certified Organic Honey, Glycerin, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalis Dulcis) Oil, Cloudberry (Rubus Chamaemorus) Seed Oil, Strawberry (Fragaria Ananassa) Seed Oil, Birch Bud (Betula Alba) Extract, Benzyl Alcohol (And) Dehydroacetic Acid, Vitamin E Tocopherol T-50, Garden Mint (Mentha Viridis) Oil, Certified Organic Rosewood (Aniba Rosaedora) Oil, Frankincense (Boswelia Carterii) Oil, Palmarossa (Cymbopogon Martini) Oil, Rose (Rosa Damascena) Oil, Moroccan Rose (Rosa Centifolia) Oil