As I enter my early twenties I have recently grown more of an interest in what I put in my body and what I put on my skin. I’ve realised these two concepts are of equal importance, and it’s time for me to do my research and look into brands that will be good for my skin down the road. It was with this idea in mind that I began using the Nadeballa Night Replenishing Cream. This cream used through 4 generations of the Nadeballa women is mostly natural (bar a gentle preservative), and usually for more mature skin but it has been the perfect night cream for me. Prior to Nadeballa I was using the same lotion at night and in the morning before my makeup, but the intense moisture that I receive at night from using this cream now has been quite the treat.
In the past I shied away from heavy moisturisers because I have oily skin, but with much reluctance I have realised that even oily skinned girls like myself need to moisturise. In fact a good moisturiser can even balance your natural oils and decrease the shiny face look that I struggle with. The cream has done this for me as well as smoothed some of those early fine lines I have convinced myself I see on my forehead.
The Nadeballa Night Replenishing Cream is the perfect way to end my day. I love the luxurious almost balm like texture and the fresh citrus scent is very pleasing to the senses. I would recommend this or any of the other Nadeballa products to anyone who wishes to revamp their moisturising routine or to simply indulge a little.
In combination with my Nadeballa cream I started using Nutrabiotics Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails Supplement. I normally take a supplement of this sort in the States, where I permanently reside, but I failed to pick one up before traveling to the UK. Upon arrival my skin and hair revolted against me and my normal routine was failing me. In came Nutrabiotics and their high in Biotin product for healthy hair, skin, and nails. The supplement has been the perfect addition to my new and existing beauty routine..
While my head and heart loved the idea of coming to the UK to temporarily experience the exciting life of a Faux Londoner, my skin absolutely disliked the sudden change to being exposed to ever-changing weathers, serious pollution (probably TMI, but how scary is that black dust in the nostrils at the end of the day?!) and, last but not least, the British tap water.
My skin has always been rather dry and sensitive, which is why moisturisers have to meet a long list of criteria before I will let them anywhere near my skin. Mainly for this reason and the fear of having bad skin reactions, I rarely try out new products (“Never change a winning team”). For the last couple of months I have been struggling with regular breakouts and random dry spots in the most random places on my skin. As I was not able to get my skin under control, I changed back and forth between being annoyed and desperate.
And then along came Nadeballa. Very intrigued by the pure and natural formula and the positive reviews of their face creams, I was excited to try their creams myself. In the hope that it would eliminate the dry spots on my face, I decided to put their Rich Night Replenishing Cream to the test.
What Nadeballa say about this product:
“The original recipe as it was created by Dina. Can be used by all, but most suitable for use in harsh conditions, like extreme heat or cold. Or for more mature skin that needs a more intensive daily skin care. Provides a high dose of hydration and nourishment at night when your skin can absorb all the ingredients whilst it is replenishing itself.”
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The cream comes in a white plastic pod with a screw-on lid. Admittedly, cream pods are not my favourite kind of packaging as you either need a cosmetic spatula or cotton buds to take product out of it. But word on the street is that Nadeballa are working on a new, refillable product packaging.
Containing only 9 (!) natural ingredients, including sweet almond oil, avocado oil, beeswax and citrus fruit, the cream offers a simple yet nutritious formula. Based on its natural ingredients, the cream has a pastel yellow colour and a very gentle, citrus-like smell. In fact, its smell makes me walk down memory lane as it reminds me of a propolis cream my parents would buy at a beekeeper’s stand at our local farmers’ market when I was a little girl. The consistency of the cream is a mixture of firm and soft and turns oily once it comes in contact with body warmth.
I have been using the Rich Night Replenishing Cream for about 4 weeks now and all I can say is: I am impressed! Every night after I have removed my eye makeup and cleansed my face (with hamam olive soap), I massage about a pea-sized (a big pea, though) amount of cream into my skin. The cream soaks in very quickly and leaves the skin feeling relaxed, nourished and plump. So far, it has not helped me fight my skin’s breakouts but has definitely improved its overall appearance and eliminated the random dry spots on my face after the first use! Also, even though I specifically use the cream at night, I could well use it as a day cream without looking like an oil slick – mainly because my dry skin is more than happy about this good portion of moisture.
Although a little of the cream goes a very long way, especially as it melts with the warmth of the hands, I have already gone through half of my 15ml pod by week 4. I blame it on my dry and greedy skin, which absorbs the cream like a sponge. Since dividing the amount of cream used in half did not work out – it made the act of spreading the cream rather difficult – I will have to stick to my big-pea-sized cream blob.
Oh, and on another note: Being in my mid-twenties, I actually do not spend too much time thinking about wrinkles or using anti-ageing products. Until now. Since I have been using the night cream, my “thinking and astonishment wrinkle”, a horizontal line on my forehead, looks thinner and less deep. Again: I am impressed!
Summer is just around the corner and many of us are already looking forward to their summer holiday. Whether you are planning to spend a relaxing holiday basking in the sun at the beach, want to grab your backpack and explore an exciting city, or get active in nature, the skin is often exposed to a different climate and changing weather conditions. Therefore, our skin should never go on a holiday without the right skincare.
As it is always nice to travel as light as possible, all Nadeballa face creams come in a convenient travel size that will last you all holiday long and help you maintain your skincare routine, even when you are on the go.
NADEBALLA TRAVEL SIZE PRODUCTS
Rich Night Replenishing Cream: The original recipe created by Dina, the great grand-mother of Nadeballa’s founder. A rich cream loved by all. More suited to mature skins or those in harsh climates. Can also be used as an indulgent night cream for younger skins. 15ml, 0.5fl.oz £16.00
Day Reviving Cream: Safeguards the skin against the stress and grime of daily life. Provides prolonged hydration to keep the skin supple and nourished. Suitable for all skin types. 15ml, 0.5fl.oz £12.00
Night Replenishing Cream: A less intensive version of the original Rich Night Cream; made for more youthful skin, or for mature skin needing less in easier environmental conditions. 15ml, 0.5fl.oz £14.00
May we introduce you to our latest client win NADEBALLA?
Offering an exquisite range of nourishing face creams for all ages and skin types, the brand not only stands for natural, timeless beauty but also tells the story of four generations of women.
Hand-making each of their products in regular batches, Natalia (middle) together with her mother Delara and grandmother Babu ensures that what you put on your face is fresh. Also, made using only high quality natural ingredients to feed the skin for a healthy looking complexion, the women’s vision was simple: to provide fresh and as natural as possible face creams to nurture the skin for natural beauty.