Our Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by Jeanne

The packaging alone on the Snowberry Nourishing Lite Day Cream ($95) will make you smile: cheery, colorful illustrations of parents and children on what looks to be a tree branch or a climbing gym with heart-shaped leaves and doves perched on branches. Some of the copy reads: “Believe in Goodness,” or “The Stars Shine All Day Long,” or “This Bell Will Ring When I Dream a Dream of Good.” It’s enough to make you happy… and that’s before you lavish on a dollop of the milky moisture.

So, yes, I liked it. But not just because of the joyful outer box. I liked it for several reasons. One, it comes in a pump format so you dole out just the right amount for your skin. Two: it’s smooth and extremely light, with a beige, fleshy color that caressed my face perfectly. It went on clean and absorbed quickly, with no perfumey smell. Three: it’s designed for combination skin – which I have. Mostly, though, it worked. It wasn’t immediate – at first I thought it might be too light for me – but, over time, I felt like it moisturized and smoothed out my skin, especially the bits of rosy rosacea that has crept in since I’ve gotten older.

What also impressed me – the fact that this line is all about being “real.” The box it comes in is carbon zero with writing on the side that emphatically states lots of NOs in capital letters: No lauryl sulphates, no petrochemicals, no propylene or butylene glycols, no volatile alcohols or artificial colors, no silicones and no DEA or MEA ingredients. It is also dermatologist tested. Plus – if you read the ingredients – you’ll see the product packs a powerful punch of antioxidants and collagen-boosting peptides to help guard against pesky wrinkles and fine lines. A plus in my book, and I would definitely be interested in trying more from this brand of products.

Ingredients: Aqua (Demineralised), Hydrogenated Lecithin (And) C12-16 Alcohols & Palmitic Acid, Coffea Arabica (Coffee Bean) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bactris Gasipaes Kunth (Pejabaye) Oil Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Aqua & Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Arginine Lysine Polypeptide, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Padina Pavonica Extract & Glycerin, Pfaffia Paniculata (Suma Oil), Mauritella Armata Burret (Carana) Extract, Eugena Uniflora Fruit (Ginja) Extract, Saccharide Isomerate, Ubiquinone, Glycine Soya Protein Oxido-Reductase, Dextran & Trifluroacetyl Tripeptide-2, Saccharomyes Lysate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 , Soyabean Lysophospholipid, Honey Extract, Glucose & Glucose Oxidase & Lactoperoxidase, Vaccinium Oxycoccus (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea (Lingonberry) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Rhizobian Gum, Superoxide Dismutase, Polydecene & Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract, Maximilliana Regina Martius (Huacava Oil), Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Extract, Podocarpus Totara, Fragrance, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, White Peat Extract, Tocopherol (Mixed) & Beta-Sitosterol & Squalene (Sunflower), Galactaric Acid, Corallina Officinalis Alba (Cultured White Coral) Extract, Margaritifera (Mother Of Pearl Extract) Powder, Phytic Acid, Knightia Excelsa Mel (Rewarewa Honey), Parfum, Kinetin & Cocos Nucifera and Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol