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Skinveda Calendula Horsechestnut Firming and Moisturising Crème

Size: 1.7oz/50ml

Skinveda Calendula Horsechestnut Firming and Moisturising Crème synergistically combines horsechestnut seeds and quinoa milk peptides provides firming action while giving the complexion a dewy glow due to licorice root. This action packed crème is designed to help firm, hydrate, help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and brighten the skin tone. Like all products in the Truth In Aging store, it has been tested by members of the community so that you can trust it works.

Reviewed by Veronica
As a proponent of Ayurvedic medicine (a fact not previously known to Truth in Aging) I was very happy to receive Skinveda's Calendula Horsechestnut Firming and Moisturising Crème to test. I was asked to use it for one month. I am a fair, somewhat thin-skinned Caucasian, of over 65 years, with no skin issues other than some lines, wrinkles and decreasing firmness. My normal-to-dry skin is in a good state from years of organic skin care. My habit is to use two moisturizers, one on either side of my face and then to continue using whichever one works better.

As one would expect for an Ayurvedic product, the ingredient list comprises leaf, seed and flower extracts and oils. There was absolutely nothing questionable. There was one ingredient I did not recognize, however, dhatelo oil. Apparently it has a lipid profile which matches that of our skin (good) and comes from high in the Himalayas (so is presumably uncontaminated). Dhatelo promises nourishment, purification, barrier repair and photo- protection to the skin. The list did not state that every product is organic. A question to the owner of Skinveda provided an instant response. The ingredients are not USDA organic certified, but organic oils and ingredients are incorporated. The creme is PETA certified, gluten free and vegan.

The left side of my face has more marked wrinkles and sagging than the right, so I decided to see if using the creme on the left side morning and evening would make it a closer match with the right side in one month.

The creme is dispensed from a reasonably efficient pump. Light in texture, it absorbs easily and has only the faintest natural, non-scented aroma. (I was trying to find an aroma. Otherwise I would not have noticed it). Early morning face-splashing revealed that there was still some product on the surface of the skin. There was no sensitivity after using a depilatory or an exfoliant. With or without make-up this creme does not cause shine. Application of make-up did sometimes result in pilling.

Somewhere between two and three weeks of use I noticed a slight change in an area below the left end of the lower lip. This area has wrinkles, is slightly crepey and sags a bit. From this time to the end of the month there was a little continued improvement in that area regarding both wrinkles and firmness.

There was also a very little brightening of the skin on the whole of this side of the face over the four weeks. I would not have noticed it had I not been using a different product on the other side of my face and had I not been really looking for change.

Unfortunately, I could detect no improvement in vertical forehead lines (I have no horizontal ones), or in lines around the eyes or lips.

So, for me, the results are a gentle improvement of firmness and line reduction in one area of the face in one month, but not in other areas. Minimal skin brightening is a second benefit. This corresponds with the product's name promising firmness and the benefit list promising skin brightening.

This would seem to be a clean, balanced quality product that may well deliver the desired results over time.
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By Veronica As a proponent of Ayurvedic medicine  (a fact not  previously known to Truth in Aging)  I was very happy to receive Skinveda's Calendula Horsechestnut Firming and Moisturising Crème ($70 in the shop) to test. I was asked to use it for one month. I am a fair, somewhat... read more

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2 Reviews
  • Jeana

    (4 out of 5)

    By the end of the day my face was not overly shiny and had a nice glow about it. I would be curious to see if this creme provides firming action with continued use, but as of now I only felt a bit of a tightening effect after application, especially over my eyelids which felt nice. I got to test out its healing properties on a burn that I had received from a hair straightener, as well as on a flare up of dermatitis on both ear lobes from a metal allergy I never knew I had to a pair of earrings. It may have been the calendula in this creme that worked exceptionally well at helping to heal both occurrences. I have to say I am very pleased with Skinveda Calendula Horsechestnut Firming & Moisturizing Creme
    and the Skinveda philosophy to promote wellness. I would definitely recommend this skincare line to anyone!

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  • Marta

    (5 out of 5)

    I really like this moisturizer. My skin was feeling dry and uncomfortable and this seemed to be just want my skin needed - a pure, soothing and hydrating formula. It makes my skin feel velvety soft and as a bonus there is a nice instant tightening (without being uncomfortable) feeling that comes from the quinoa peptides. The horsechestnut helps with redness. I am layering it over Keracell's Anti-Aging Serum.

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  • Shilpi

    January 25, 2018


    Dear Veronica,

    I appreciate your candid review of Skinveda's Calendula Horsechestnut Firming & Moisturizing Creme. It sure does have skin brightening properties due to the presence of licorice and quinoa milk alongwith Sweet Orange Oil. The slight tackiness is due to the natural gums and emulsifiers which dissipates within a few seconds of application. I suggest waiting out 30 seconds before applying make up. For a better effect on wrinkles, my suggestion is to take a few drops of the Youth Restoring Abhyanga Face & Body Oil alongwith the Calendula cream and massage into face, neck and decolletage.

  • Aqua
  • Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Extract
  • Cetearyl Olivate
  • Sorbitan Olivate
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Calendula officinalis Flower Extract
  • Glyceryl Stearate
  • Sesamum indicum (Organic Sesame) Seed Oil
  • Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters
  • Aesulus hippocastanum (Horsechestnut) Extract
  • Prinsepia utilis (Dhatelo) Seed Oil
  • Chenopodium quinoa wild (Quinoa Milk) proteins
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
  • Hydrogenated Lecithin
  • Biosaccharide Gum-1
  • Avena sativa (Oat) Peptide
  • Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil
  • Cymbopogon schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Gluconolactone
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Tocopheryl Acetate.
Pump 2-3 squirts on the tip of your fingers and massage onto a clean face. Apply twice both day and night for maximum benefits.

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