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Reviewed and recommended: Terralina Facial Moisturizer

Is a Solution for:
Dry Skin, Oily Skin
October 20, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 4 Comments
I am getting a bit addicted to Terralina's Facial Moisturizer ($42). The onset of winter temperatures coincided with the arrival of 1,000 bulbs that I needed to get in the ground before a frost sets in. This back-breaking endeavor has also taken its toll my face since I've been outdoors for hours on end in drying winds. Terralina has come to the rescue. I've also been using it on my neck to compensate for some absolutely useless argan oil that I've been trying out (another story that I'll come back to later this week).

The texture of Terralina's Facial Moisturizer is a bit reminiscent of mother's cold cream, but the application couldn't be more different. Its light and silky, sinks right in and doesn't leave any greasy residue. The skin feels soft, hydrated and plumped up.

Terralina's formulator may have taken a bet as to how many ways it is possible to get olive oil into a potion. I counted six. Still, as well as being an effective moisturizer, olive is a proven antioxidant. As, indeed, is oat kernel, which is also included. Ceramide 2 is also an effective moisturizer. According to a Japanese study, "Ceramide comprises about 30% of stratum corneum lipids, which have an important role in both the water retention and barrier function of the skin." I addition, all the nine ceramides are signalling molecules that can kill off cancer cells.

All of the Terralina products are based on 98.9% natural ingredients. The packaging is also eco-conscious. In this case, the moisturizer comes in a glass pot along with a soy-based candle so that, on finishing the cream, you keep the jar as a candle holder instead of sending it off to the land-fill.

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Ingredients in Terralina  Facial Moisturizer

Purified Water Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Olivate Sorbitan, Olivate Squalane, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Ceramide 2, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Bisabolol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter).
  • May 2, 2011

    by Jennifer

    I have been using this moisture for a couple days now, at night,& really LOVE the feel of it! For the last few months, I had been using the CSI moisturizer &, although nice, it just didn't feel as Hydrating. I am wondering if this one might be a bit heavy for daytime use?

  • October 21, 2008

    by Marta

    <p>Just an FYI that hydrogenated doesn't mean 'cooked'. When an oil is hydrogenated it has had hydrogen (the gas) forced into it. This makes the oil more solid, or semi-solid and less likely to go rancid. </p>

  • October 21, 2008

    by Jennifer

    <p>I recently learned that ANY cream that is in a screw top jar, and has all that exposure to the air and contaminants, has to be preserved and stabilized with fillers.</p>

    <p>Their ingredient list has Hydrogenated Olive Oil (hydrogenated! a cooked, processed form), Fragrance, etc. Looks fishy to me. </p>

    <p>Natural ingredients can be made into unnatural forms through processing! </p>

  • October 20, 2008

    by terry

    <p>I, had tried a new skincare line, it made my face peel, got red , hurt quite alot, was using lotions and creams, got a little relief, read you were going to test this, looked-up terralina, ordered, used it the first time, woke up the next morning, could not believe it, my face was heeled, love this stuff, just love it!</p>

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