Our Rating: 4 stars

The name of Snowberry’s new moisturiser, Starbright, is meant to convey the perfect glow that comes from healthy, well-balanced skin. Snowberry Starbright Moisturiser ($51) is light, but rich in natural antioxidants and perfectly suited to my combination, slightly oily skin.

Snowberry, a New Zealand based beauty company that uses natural and mostly indigenous botanical ingredients, has chosen three superfruits to dominate Starbright’s formula.

Cupuaçu (a delightful sounding fruit that is said to smell of pear and chocolate and taste of pear and banana) contains a unique anti-inflammatory called theacrine. The butter from the pressed seeds is rich and creamy, making it an excellent emollient. Cranberry, a source of vitamin C and one the most powerful antioxidants that in tests left a score of other fruits standing. Lingonberry is a Snowberry favorite, according to founder, Soraya Hendesi, with seeds that are full of omega fatty acids and fruit that has several B vitamins, as well as potassium and calcium.   

There are many other good things including macadamia oil and tomato and rosemary extracts. One of the most interesting is totara, a native New Zealand tree that has skin whitening properties as well as being useful as a preservative.

All in all Snowberry Starbright Moisturiser is a lovely product that is a very good day cream, nourishing the skin and helping to even out skin tone.


Aqua (Demineralised), Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuacu) seed Butter, Vaccinium oxycoccus (Cranberry) seed oil, Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Lingonberry) seed oil, Macadamia Ternifolia seed oil, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) flower extract, Vitus vinifera (Grape seed) oil, Hydroxystearyl Alcohol and Hydroxystearyl Glucoside, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) leaf extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) flower extract, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Carrageenan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phytic Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Glycerine (Coconut), Ubiquinone, Polydecene & Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) extract, Podocarpus totara, Tocopherol (mixed) & Beta-Sitosterol & Squalene (Sunflower), Glucose & Glucose Oxidase & Lactoperoxidase, Parfum