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Reviewed by Barb
There is so much to LOVE-LOVE-LOVE about the Royal Nectar Moisturizing Face Lift ($48 in the shop), and one of the main things is the scent! I want to use it as a body moisturizer. My favorite ingredients in the whole world are lavender and honey, and this cream has both along with apricot oil, evening primrose, and a host of other wonderful-smelling oils. That being said, I thought it would be so much more moisturizing than it is. That is a disappointment along with the fact that the directions tell you to use this cream sparingly. VERY HARD to do when it smells this great! I had to remind myself nightly to use it sparingly, which, for someone like me who believes more must be better, was very difficult!
When applying the product, it soaks right in but then doesn’t leave your skin soft. Instead, it leaves a kind of rough texture (maybe this is from the lifting properties the product purports to accomplish). I am a 55-year-old female with really good skin, a few surface lines, and little sun damage, but, I didn’t find any lifting effects after using it for a month. My slackened jawline is, unfortunately, still the same. I applied it to my neck, also with no visible results. I will caution to use a little of it, because I did find I had some pesky breakouts on my chin and around my nose after using it. I typically never break out, so I do attribute it to the cream. The other huge advantage of this cream is that it is a great insect repellent – I live in the South, so that is a really good thing.
All in all, I give this cream an 8 out of 10. What can be improved? I think it needs to be thicker and a lot more hydrating. Surprising that it’s not, considering most of the ingredients in it that are moisturizing, or so I thought. They need to make this cream into a body moisturizer – one that you can use liberally! Love it. The smell is the best!
(Editor’s note: Also read Marta’s review and Mark’s review of the Royal Nectar Moisturizing Face Lift.)
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Nectar Ease (manuka honey, bee venom), Lanette Wax, avocado oil, tocopherol oil, apricot kernel oil, rose hip oil, rose water, bees wax, evening primrose oil, optiphen plus, cocoa butter, natural fragrance, ticaxan, marshmallow extract, manuka oil, lavender essential oil