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January 13, 2020

Snowberry Beauty

in, Beauty

Products C/O of Snowberry Beauty 


This is a big one, friends. One of my resolutions this year is to share more clean beauty brands and share it in a way that’s thorough and comprehensive.

It’s a pet peeve of mine to read a blogger’s “review” of a product I’m genuinely interested in and it’s just a three paragraph post that’s a re-write of a press release. I’ve been guilty of that in the past, so, here we are, doing better.

This brand came across my radar because they reached out to me asking if I wanted to try out their products. I agreed with the caveat that I wanted to test out the products for at least a month before sharing my thoughts on them. New products sometimes take a while for my skin to positively react to them so I wanted to give them a fair chance and I’m so glad I did.

A Bit About Snowberry Beauty

It’s a New Zealand company named after a NZ plant that has been long known to soothe and heal skin. It’s a brand based in nature and derived from botanicals.

They’re a sustainable brand with a high commitment to being honest and transparent about their manufacturing process. They have a number of accolades under their belt with the most recent one being a 2019 award for Excellence in Climate Action.

This is a company I can get behind. Not only are their products clean, but their processes are as well.

 

What Products I’ve Used

The brand kindly sent me a care package with the three products shown above: The Gentle Cleanse and Tone Cleaner, The New Radiance Serum, and the Nourishing Lite Cream.

Like I mentioned earlier, I’ve been using all three consistently once per day for about 6 weeks now and I wanted to break them down and share what I liked and how they worked.

1. Gentle Cleanse and Tone Light Foaming Cleanser

| Shop the Gentle Cleanse and Tone Cleanser Here |

My skin tends to dry out with cleanser and toner combination washes so I was a bit skeptical with this one. To date, I’ve not had a dry patch from using this product.

It’s a bit of an odd consistency right out of the tube but glides on the skin nicely and smells really natural.

I hate strong scented facial cleansers and this is a lovely natural scent from the honey and kiwifruit it’s formulated from.

Would I Purchase This Again?

Yes. 100%. You only have to use a small amount so I expect this will last me a few more months. So at $39 for the product that lasts multiple months I definitely think it’s worth it. Plus, the clean beauty formulated is a big draw.

Would I Recommend to a Friend Trying to Find a Clean Beauty Cleanser?

I would recommend this product. If a friend was coming to me for a general cleanser I would probably steer them to a bit more affordable brand, but if they’re looking for a clean beauty brand cleanser – this would be my first recommendation.

Is It My Favorite Cleanser?

No. My all-time favorite cleanser is still the Hydrating Cleanser from CeraVe, but Snowberry and Kihels Ultra Facial Cleanser are now neck and neck for second.

Did It Work Like You Expected It To?

It exceeded my expectations actually and while it didn’t blow me away I was pleasantly surprised with how nice the process of washing my face is with this product.

 

2. New Radiance Face Serum

| Shop the New Radiance Face Serum Here |

It’s only been recently that I’ve started to explore the wonderful (and expensive) world of serums. I’ve been a cleanse and moisturize type of girl my whole life.

But if there’s one product from Snowberry that I would recommend getting (if you could only purchase one) this is it.

It’s a concentrated serum with copper tripeptide complex, Kanuka honey extract from Snowberry Gardens, and Hyaluronic acid.

What Does It Do?

It makes your face literally glow. It brightens, hydrates, and calms the skin. It smells amazing and doesn’t take much to cover your face and neck. Also, those little concentration lines everyone has between their eyebrows – much less noticeable.

How Fast Does It Work?

I saw the biggest change after about 10-12 days of using it every evening after cleansing. The instructions suggest putting a thin layer on your face after cleansing then waiting about 5 minutes (I would always just brush my teeth) before layering on the moisturizer.

Will You Purchase It Again?

Yes. I know there are 100 million serums on the planet, but this works well and it’s very reasonable as far as clean beauty serums go.

3. Nourishing Lite Cream

| Shop the Snowberry Nourishing Lite Cream Here |

This was my least favorite product of the three. I love rich, heavy moisturizers that sink right into my skin and for some reason this one felt a bit flimsy and at times it felt like I was applying it topically with little to no skin penetration.

Basically, I didn’t love the consistency of it and although it was still pretty hydrating I feel like it didn’t do the best job during cold temps.

Would You Purchase This Again?

No, probably not.

What’s It Made Out Of?

Truly, lovely ingredients like Harakeke seed oil and Kanuka honey extracts sourced from Snowberry Gardens.

Did It Still Moisturize Your Skin?

It did, but not quite as well as I had hoped. I actually got a small sample of the Nourishing Rich Cream (another moisturizer in the product line) and actually thought it worked a lot better.


So hopefully that review was thorough for you all! Let me know in the comments if I can answer any questions and if you’re interested in learning more about the brand or shopping the products for yourself, visit their website.

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  1. Molly
    January 13, 2020

    I love these types of reviews! I haven’t heard of this brand, I’m excited to go get that serum to try!!

    http://www.mollyonthemoveblog.com

  2. Lori
    January 13, 2020

    I love exploring clean beauty brands and found your review really helpful! I haven’t tried this brand before but like to keep my options open.

  3. Theresa
    January 13, 2020

    I love the idea of switching my products to be 100% clean and what an amazing company to try! I am so excited to purchase the cleanser!

    Xoxo, Theresa // http://www.blessedbrilliantbeautiful.com

  4. Kimberly
    January 14, 2020

    I like your honest and candid review of these beauty products. Choosing beauty products to me is like choosing a bra. They have to last a long time and so hard to choose the right ones! I do like the sayings on the bottles though.

  5. Nicole
    January 14, 2020

    Love this! I’m always wondering what the best clean products are and am hoping to get a better skincare routine this year so this is very helpful. In the long run, price doesn’t seem bad at all for the product!

  6. Renee | The Good Hearted Woman
    January 14, 2020

    I’m trying to switch over to clean products, but it isn’t always easy to find balanced perspective online. I really appreciate how transparent you are in your reviews.

  7. Christa
    January 14, 2020

    I really appreciate such a thorough review. I really want to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Finding beauty products that work well and are made by ethical companies can be so hard!