Product: CV Skinlabs Calming Moisture for Face, Neck and Scalp
Price: $49 USD/$59 CAD – subject to change
My rating: 10/10
About the Brand
CV Skinlabs takes the safety of their products seriously, they never use ingredients that have any potential of being toxic.
Specializing in sensitive skin, each of their products is formulated to calm, soothe, nourish and protect.
They work especially well for skin that has been compromised by environmental aggressors, hormonal shifts, psoriasis, eczema and rosacea, chemical sensitivity, dermatological treatments (microdermabrasion, chemical peels and lasers) and reactions to medication and illness.
Learn more about CV Skinlabs from it founder Britta Aragon:
My First Impression
I like this lotion, it doesn’t have a smell and it instantly moisturizes. I have been using it on my hands, as they get quite dry from constant cleaning, cooking and gardening.
Moisturizer is my hand’s best friend, and I use it often, so I want it to be free from chemicals and heavy scents.
I used this moisturizer on a patch of eczema I had on my leg, and it really did soothe it. My eczema was in a dry phase, so the hydration was really needed.
Scent and Texture
No scent, CV Skinlabs avoids using essential oils in their products as they can be irritating to some individuals.
Goes on well, the cream is not heavy, it is lightweight and absorbs well. It brings instant hydration and does not leave a greasy residue.
About the Product
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triolein, Glyceryl Stearate, Sucrose Laurate, Squalane, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ganoderma Lucidium (Mushroom) Extract, Beta-Glucan, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil , Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Cera), Silicon Dioxide, Water (Aqua), Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Maltodextrin *Organic
99.4% natural content and 57% organic ingredients.
Every CV Skinlabs product contains the Tri-Rescue Skin Complex. This blend of turmeric, alpha-bisabolol and reishi mushroom is a powerful combination of anti-inflammatory, wound-healing and skin-soothing ingredients that encourage repair and healing of damaged skin, while restoring a youthful glow.
- Beta-Glucan – Soluble fiber found in oat kernel cell walls. Promotes collagen production, speeds wound healing and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Aloe Vera – calms, soothes and moisturizes.
- Oat Extract – reduces redness and itch.
“what is that?” ingredients:
In case you are wondering what some of the ingredients in the above list are, I have explained them here:
- Benzyl Alcohol
A naturally occurring and synthetic ingredient used as a preservative.
- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Derived from coconut oil and glycerin. Works as an emollient, dispersing agent and solvent.
- Cetyl Alcohol
Non-irritating fatty alcohol.
- Citric Acid
Optimizes the pH of a formulation as well as helps to refine and renew skin texture. Can be extracted from citrus fruits or sugar solutions.
- Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba Cera) Wax
One of the hardest natural waxes, it is obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm native to Brazil. It gives the skin protection against external influences.
- Dehydroacetic Acid
Food-grade safe preservative.
- Glyceryl Stearate
A product of glycerin; acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance.
A polysaccharide and carbohydrate derived from rice, corn, or potato starch. Used as a thickener.
- Silicon Dioxide
Silicic acid obtained from sand is used as a thickening agent. As a natural component of connective tissue it can help tone and fortify the skin.
- Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate
A mild amino acid based surfactant that is created from coconut oil and glutamic acid. It has gentle cleansing and foaming properties, is environmentally friendly and well tolerated by sensitive skin types.
- Sucrose Laurate
Made from a combination of lauric acid and sucrose, it is a biodegradable surfactant and emulsifier. Gentle to the skin with a softening, cooling, moisturizing and anti-microbial effect.
A symmetrical triglyceride derived from glycerol and oleic acid.. Used as a solvent; thickener; viscosity controlling.
- Xanthan Gum
Xanthan gum (the hydrated analog) is a polysaccharide used as a food additive and rheology modifier. Odorless powder derived from the fermentation of corn sugar.
Price and Size
$49 USD for 2 fl oz/60 ml. This should last you 4-5 months.
It has a shelf life of 12 months
Who is this product for?
Sensitive skin and skin irritated by:
- chemical peels/laser treatment/microdermabrasion
- Retin-A/ Retinol use
- Excessive sun exposure
- Allergic reactions
How well does it work?
This product works well, I love to use it on my hands and my body. Anywhere I have eczema or dry skin, this does the trick.
What are Other People Saying?
There are plenty of testimonials on CV Skinlabs website, including photos of people who have been helped by their products.
I would recommend this product to anyone dealing with sensitive skin and skin irritations. It is gentle, and will not irritate your skin. It goes straight to work, bringing much needed hydration, while calming and healing.
- truly made for sensitive skin
- calms irritations
- worked well on my eczema
- I can’t think of any cons for this product
I give this a 10/10. I think CV Skinlabs makes some of the best products for sensitive skin.
Where Can You Get it?
You can purchase at my favorite store, The Detox Market. They are a small retailer of organic and natural skin care. They buy directly from manufacturers in small batches so that the products they stock are always fresh.
USA: The Detox Market (free shipping over $80)
Canada: The Detox Market (free shipping over $100)
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Yours In Beauty,
*there are some affiliate links in this post, this product was received as a PR sample. I am completely honest in my reviews.