Cream II - Rejuvenating Treatment (Rich)
HOW TO USE ITUse twice each day, once in the morning and once at night. Gently massage onto face, neck, and chest. The rejuvenating face cream lends a protective feel throughout the day and is ideal used under makeup while offering a restorative and reparative sensation in the evening.
Beeswax, Coconut, Jojoba, Olive Fruit Oil, Shea Butter, Squalene, Sweet Almond Oil, TurmericFull Ingredient List
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Water*, Oleyl Erucate, Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate, Aqua (Water), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Glycerin, Propanediol, Sucrose Stearate, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkil (Shea) Butter, Stearyl Heptanoate, Lactobacillus Ferment**, Polyglyceryl-6-distearate, Stearyl Caprylate, Gluconolactone, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Maltodextrin, Sodium Levulinate**, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Callus Conditioned Media, Centella Asiatica Callus Conditioned Media, Hectorite Lactobacillus, Jojoba Esters, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Callus Culture, Parfum (Fragrance)***, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Cell Culture Lysate, Sodium Anisate**, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Cellulose Gum, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract**, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Beta-Sitosterol, Caramel, Squalene, Sodium Benzoate*
**Natural and Probiotic Preservatives
***Natural Essential Oil-based Fragrance comprised of: Gurjum Balsam, Holywood, Myrrh, Chamomile, Rosemary, Bucchu)
ABOUT THIS BRAND
Ayuna was founded by Isabel Ramos and Begoña San Juan, two seasoned beauty professionals with a vision for innovation. Begoña is a master esthetician, passionate beauty industry professional and expert in product development, Spa and Wellness therapies and aesthetic treatments. Dr. Isabel Ramos has a PhD in chemistry and is an expert in Green Technology and the development of natural cosmetics with a unique understanding the science of the skin, biochemical and biophysical mechanisms and the art of product textures.
Through Ayuna's essential skincare products, Begoña and Isabel introduce a whole new dimension to how to treat the skin based on topical fasting and well-aging. Topical fasting has the same basis as general fasting; eliminate overstimulation, limit intake and provide a balanced diet to allow for self-repair and self-regeneration mechanisms to be immediately activated. Well-aging applies the principles of epigenetics and the brain-skin connection to refocus our view of skin aging. Research shows that our thoughts, lifestyle and environment can alter our DNA. Ayuna skincare embraces this research, with a slow and intentional approach to aging that gives us the space to connect with beauty in a positive way and adapt the teachings of mindfulness to the realm of beauty. Begoña and Isabel’s experience in skincare, combined with their extensive understanding of the sophisticated beauty client, active ingredients and application methodology led them to a natural evolution in the field of skincare. From this alliance of knowledge and experience Ayuna, Less Is Beauty was born – an evolutionary scientific-botanical approach to cosmetics that favors simple beauty and a commitment to pure, effective and clean cosmetics.
I‚Äôve been wanting to try Ayuna products, but the price point with my already extensive amount of products has held me back (I missed the Ayuna boxes). This cream was truly a revelation for me!!! I have combo (oily in summer) sensitive skin that is prone to acne, so I avoid ‚Äúrich creams‚Äù. I read ingredients diligently and decided to go for it...I could not resist. This is the WOW part...i used a spatula and took out tiny bit and as soon as I touched it, it was like silk. I gently massaged onto face and then patted it in and I swear, my skin made a sound of relief! I use A LOT of amazing products, especially ‚Äúcalming‚Äù ones , but this was next level. It is definitely not too rich for my skin and it absorbed immediately! I even put a second tiny (trying not to run through it so fast) amount on and my skin drank it up too!! I loved this (and whole box) so much that I ordered a second and the Ayuna past box. This is my new addiction! Cannot recommend highly enough!!! I think this would work for any skin type. Thank you so much BH!!!!!
Just like many others here I discovered Ayuna thanks to the two Beauty heroes boxes. I fell hard for Essence but this cream was (and is) just as a big hit for me. I scrapedout every little trace of products and kept sniffing the sample, that is when I know it is real love. I now have a fullsize cream rich and can not get enough of it. I adore the scent and the cream just melts ino my skin and sinks right in. I have combination and quite sensitive skin and this cream isn‚Äôt too rich whatsoever
It took me quite some time to try this after receiving it in my Beauty Heroes box. I had never heard of this brand (maybe I'm behind..I usually consider myself on the up and up with new products in both skin care and makeup) and I literally had to Google it I am extremely intrigued by the brands philosophy, so I have decided to write a brief review of the Cream II that I received in the BH box. I am loving it, unfortunately. It is rich and that word scares the begeezes out of my because my skin is acne prone and dehydrated (what a great combo, I know). This cream goes on beautifully and soaks into my skin like it was meant to be there. It isn't greasy and it isn't sticky whatsoever. I started using it because I needed a moisturizer for when I used my retinol treatments, as it had started making the skin around my mouth and chin dry and flaky. I have been pleasantly surprised that it has not caused me to break out and leaves my skin with a beautiful glow. I have also started using it as a day moisturizer, too and my makeup applies without problem over it. I will update this review in a few more weeks because I think I'm going to try their philosophy of less is more and letting your skin "fast" or rest is a really interesting concept that I could definitely get on board with (especially since we are so overwhelmed with so many "wonder" products on the market today telling us they will be our end all be all of products". I look forward to trying the rest of the line (as directed for a skin detox/fast--which essentially calls for an end to all of my luxury oils and treatments, which scares me a bit) and reporting back! Oh and I took one star off for the price...until I'm convinced it is going to change my skin care world! I have no problem paying for products that deliver great results, so the price tag isn't a game over for me, as I've spent $150+ on oils and serums) Aloha!
Four stars more for the price tag than the performance. Yes, it is very smooth, moisturizing, nice scent. But, I know two other "clean and green" face creams that are just as smooth, just as moisturizing (or more so), have a better scent, and cost less than one-quarter as much. I have enjoyed trying it, but I would not buy it.