The Snowberry Simply Delicious Moisturiser ($54) is the beauty product equivalent of a down comforter. Unlike most night (or day) creams I've tried in my life, this is one of the few that not only sinks into my skin right away, but also leaves it coated in the best way imaginable: light yet deep – just like down. I applied this silky lotion at night as the last step in my night time routine and after using the TIA Ultra Clear Facial Cleaning System ($86) and applying a serum and eye cream. While I haven't noticed much change in skin discoloration (one of the purported benefits), I loved how my skin felt going to bed in a dry, electrically heated room (cozy), and how it felt waking up on a cold December morning – fresh with just the right balance of hydration. In fact, I was surprised my combination morning skin wasn't too oily in the t-zone because of the high concentration of oils and shea butter in this product, which is targeted for those self-identifying as having dry skin.
The Snowberry Simply Delicious Moisturiser smells like the mountains, and no wonder when you read its ingredient list. The list is very unique and best described with this quote from the founder, Soraya Hendesi: "...Snowberry contains 13 peptides, more than 20 antioxidants and super-fruit extracts, and nearly 30 natural emollients. I came to think of these formulations as being like food – nourishment for the skin."
In all my years of consuming beauty product information (I'm in my mid-forties), I've never come across many of the Snowberry ingredients such as Cupuacu, a tropical rainforest tree related to cacao, and Totara, a tree native to New Zealand that combines with other anti inflammatory ingredients (tomato is a surprising one here) to promote skin lightening. I also learned that macadamia seed oil, another signature Snowberry ingredient here, is apparently great for slowing cell death as it contains high concentrations of palmitoleic acid, one of the omegas known for slowing skin aging.
Last but not least, Rewarewa, a honey native to New Zealand rounds out the list of delicacies contained within the Snowberry Simply Delicious Moisturiser. Honey is experiencing a surge in popularity, especially Manuka with the TIA community. Rewarewa honey is actually derived from a tree and helps keep moisture in the skin along with keeping microbes at bay, internally and externally.
Along with thick socks and hot tea, I will definitely continue using the Snowberry Simple Delicious Moisturiser to keep my skin cozy and warm this winter.