The Herbivore Pink Cloud is a true golden child on the natural cosmetics market. Fluffy-light texture, pleasant and very subtle scent of rose and a little vanilla, really good moisturizing of the skin. The cream is very light and is absorbed very quickly. It feels a bit like applying a whipped mousse. In addition, the flacon is made of glass and has a puristic design. An absolute recommendation as summer cream for an unproblematic skin.
Herbivore, of wellness, luxury and a good feeling
Herbivore Botanicals was founded in 2011 by Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow at a kitchen table in Seattle. Herbivore speaks of their products as safe, non-toxic and highly effective. The company's strategy is based on achieving tangible results that you can see and feel, and on the power of nature to achieve these results.
The company emphasizes that each ingredient contained in its products has a specific therapeutic benefit. This means that no fillers of any kind are used, so that virtually every ingredient in the products is an "active" ingredient. The result should be pure, highly concentrated and effective formulations which, according to Herbivore, are a rarity in today's skin care and cosmetic world. All formulas are originally developed by Herbivore and tested on humans - never on animals - and always from scratch. All products have a focus on organic, high quality and food safe ingredients.
Best natural raw materials
Herbivore further states that they ethically source the best natural raw materials the earth has to offer. This is done in the knowledge that whatever we put on our skin quickly penetrates our bodies. With ingredients ranging from French pink clay to Brazilian gemstones, formulas are created that combine essential vitamins, minerals and botanicals to help restore optimal skin health and vitality. In addition to the focal points already described, the products are also intended to contribute to rejuvenation and personal enjoyment. Herbivore is convinced that daily bathing and skin care rituals should be fun - a way to create little breaks in the hectic routine.
The company takes everything into account: from well thought-out packaging and labels that openly and clearly declare the ingredients, to intoxicating fragrances and luxurious textures. According to their own statement, they do everything to ensure that the user will love their skin care and bathing routines.
Herbivore promises that the products are free of synthetic ingredients, parabens, sodium laurel sulphates, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, animal testing, mineral oils and petroleum.
How Herbivore Pink Cloud was created
With Herbivore Pink Cloud Herbivore wanted to create an innovation. A cream that did not exist in this way and has never been created before: A light, natural cream that is truly synthetic-free and moisturising, with a dewy fresh finish that blends easily into the skin and perfectly moisturises it. It took many months of research and development to create Herbivore Pink Cloud with its unique texture - light, creamy and breathable, without harmful synthetic ingredients, so that its user and her skin can relax (and breathe).
Herbivore Pink Cloud is rich in natural ingredients such as rose water, aloe vera juice, candle nut oil and white tea extract, which melts into the skin to create a dewy fresh, invigorated, hydrated and smooth skin feeling. Herbivore sees this as the future of skin care: truly natural and very effective.
Like on cloud 7: rosé and fragrant
I'll make it short: I love her! The cream has an airy, light consistency and it smells very discreet. Perfect, actually. A slightly rosy-vanilla scent, which you only notice if you concentrate your nose on it. If you apply Herbivore Pink Cloud, it is quickly absorbed and leaves behind nothing more than a magically moisturized skin feeling. No greasy film, oily shine and nothing else that I don't want to have there. Just a good feeling. And it stays that way all day long! Even in winter, when it is sometimes extremely dry and I am unfortunately predestined to get dryness wrinkles due to my unwillingness to drink. Even then, the cream is still working against it. However, I must say that in winter I add two to three drops of facial oil to create the richness I need.
High quality design
The jar of the Herbivore Pink Cloud is also exactly to my taste. Stylish, clean, high quality. Clear glass, white lid no frills. Admittedly, sometimes I like playful packaging but it has to fit. This cream conveys through its jar what it carries within itself according to its founders: only what is really useful and provides benefits is put in, but then that is also on a high level.
Conclusion: From my point of view, the Herbivore Pink Cloud is an absolute top notch in the sky of natural cosmetics. Everything is right for me here: high-quality ingredients, beautiful skin results, super design and a discreet but very nice smell! And that for the equivalent of "only" about 42€. Personally, I would like to have a little bit of anti-aging in it, but I get that from a previous serum that I apply before the cream. Besides, you can't ask for that for the price at a good level and the product doesn't promise that at all. I am really looking forward to trying out other products from Herbivore.
Aloe Vera Juice Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice Light, soothing and moisturising. Aloe is also naturally rich in salicylic acid to clear the skin. (Cf. www.herbivore.com) The juice extracted from the leaves of the plant has been known for its healing properties for more than 1,000 years. (Cf. www.haut.de) Sunflower oil Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil* It is considered a very light and mildly caring oil with an even anti-inflammatory effect, which is due to its tocopherol content. This proportion also protects the skin lipids from oxidation and ensures that the oil is easily absorbed. It is considered to be cell renewing and even reduces excessive sebum production. Due to its vitamin E content it can also be used as an anti-aging agent and increases the elasticity of the skin in the long run. Basically the oil is considered to be very well tolerated, however, people suffering from couperose should be careful. The redness associated with the disease can be further increased by the slightly warming effect of Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil. (Cf. www.cosmacon.de) Succinic acid diheptyl succinate The most important active ingredient effect is that it fills the cells with energy. Thus the skin becomes younger and more elastic. Another important point is that succinic acid in anti-aging products has hardly any side effects, as it can also be synthesized by our own body. In cosmetics the esters of succinic acid (succinates) are used as emulsifiers and emollients (e.g. diethylhexyl succinates, diheptyl succinates etc.). (Cf. www.cosmacon.de) Cetearyl Alcohol Cetearyl alcohol A mixture of cetyl alcohol (hexadecanol) and stearyl alcohol (octadecanol) These are fatty alcohols, as the two components are often produced by reducing the corresponding fatty acids. However, cetyl alcohol (hexadecanol) and stearyl alcohol (octadecanol) can also be obtained by hydrolysis of waxes, for example. Cetearyl alcohol is very well tolerated, non-toxic and easily biodegradable. It supports the formation of emulsions and improves the product stability. It is emulsifying, i.e. it allows the formation of finely dispersed mixtures of oil and water and makes the skin smooth and supple. (Cf. www.haut.de) Glycerol stearate citrate, stearic acid-citric acid-glycerol ester Glyceryl stearate citrates Emulsifier of stearic acid, monoester with glycerine. (Cf. www.Hautschutzengel.de) Has an emulsifying effect, keeps the skin smooth and supple. (Cf. www.haut.de) Glyceryl caprylate has a biologically stabilizing, moisture regulating and moisturizing effect. Furthermore, it is extremely skin-friendly. It is particularly suitable for the stabilisation of surfactants and O/W emulsions. (Cf. www.cosmacon.de) Extract from the sap of the bark of the trembling poplar Populus tremuloides (aspen) bark extract Thanks to the salicylic acid derivatives, flavonoids and essential oil, the extracts have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, disinfectant, astringent and wound healing properties. (Cf. www.heilpflanzenwissen.at) This is the powdered extract from the bark of the trembling poplar. It is a 100% natural preservation method. As it is very rich in natural salicylates (salicylic acid), the extract can be used as part of the natural preservative system in cosmetic products with the added benefit of pore refinement and acne control. (See www.ingredientstodiefor.com) Flower liquid of the Damask Rose Rosa damascena (rose) flower water* Naturally rich in antioxidants and excellent at reducing redness. This ingredient is also responsible for the natural fragrance of Pink Cloud Cream. (Cf. www.herbivore.com) Oil of the candle walnut tree Aleurites moluccana (kukui) nut oil* Rich in linoleic acid, the oil of the candle nut tree is moisturizing and balancing and therefore suitable for all skin types. (Cf. www.herbivore.com) Glycerine glycerin* Glycerol is a polyvalent alcohol and a natural component of fats and oils and of human metabolism, but is mainly produced synthetically. The glycerol which is mostly available as 86% aqueous solution has a disinfecting effect and is one of the oldest skin moisturizers. Pure glycerol irritates the skin, even an addition of more than 30 % dries the skin out as glycerol is water-attracting like all polyalcohols and in dry ambient air it extracts moisture from the skin. Cf. Glauninger, Angelika. cosmetics: Ingredients and formulations (German Edition) cetyl palmitate cetyl palmitate Cetyl Palmitate is a refatting consistency enhancer that supports and improves emulsion formation. Cetyl Palmitate is obtained by esterification of fatty acids and fatty alcohol. Only vegetable raw materials are used. Creams produced with walrate substitute become very compact and leave a pleasant skin feeling. Especially people who are allergic to beeswax find cetyl alcohol and spermaceti a good alternative. (Cf. www.alexmo-cosmetics.de) Coconut extract Cocos nucifera (coconut) extract* As a multifunctional ingredient, Coconut Extract gives skin and hair a silky texture without the feeling of an oily residue. Coconut Extract seals moisture and provides essential macro nutrients. It strengthens the barrier function and reduces transepidermal water loss. Its intensive moisturizing properties give the skin and hair a soft, moisturized surface. (Cf. www.alexmo-cosmetics.de) Extract from rice germ oil Oryza sativa (rice) seed extract* Helps to lighten and even improve skin tone. (Cf. www.herbivore.com) It is a clear, yellow-brown oil whose fatty acid composition contains high levels of linoleic and palmitic acid. It contains a lot of vitamin E and particularly high concentrations of oryzanol.
Rice germ oil is a natural sun protection, a moisturizer and is excellent for soothing sensitive skin. (Cf. www.alexmo-cosmetics.de)
Shea butter, shea butter Butyrospermum parkii (shea) nut butter* The effect of shea butter is due to its valuable, anti-inflammatory and above all moisturising ingredients. Of all vegetable fats, shea butter has the highest proportion of unsaponifiable components (11%), which makes it suitable for the care of all skin types. Besides, it is very rich in various vitamins and minerals, including high amounts of triterpenes and triterpene alcohols, stearic acid, beta-carotene, allantoin and omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamin E is particularly noteworthy. Shea butter provides the skin with a protective layer that cannot be washed off again. Valuable ingredients can penetrate the skin perfectly, have an insulating effect against environmental influences and even contribute to cell regeneration. Allantoin has an anti-inflammatory effect and has a positive influence on wound healing, which is why shea butter can also provide relief for dry and eczema-prone skin as well as for skin diseases such as neurodermatitis or psoriasis. Shea butter is also effective for scars, as it reduces them. (Cf. www.natur-kompendium.com) glyceryl caprylate glyceryl caprylate Glyceryl Caprylateis a monoester of glycerol with caprylic acid. Due to its structure, it is mainly used to stabilize O/W emulsions and surfactants. The ingredient has a refatting and moisture regulating effect and is also highly effective against bacteria and yeasts. This antimicrobial activity makes it possible to do without traditional preservatives. (Cf. www.alexmo-cosmetics.de) Propanediol Propanediol Propanediol is a moisturizer and improves the skin feel of formulations. At the same time it enhances the effectiveness of the antimicrobial ingredients. (Cf. www.alexmo-cosmetics.de). In most cases propanediol is produced synthetically. However, when I was asked directly, I was told that the raw material used by Herbivore is naturally produced by a fermentation process from corn sugar. Capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer Capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer A copolymer of capryloyl glycerol and sebacic acid monomers, film forming, skin caring, skin protecting (Cf. www.cosmeticanalysis.com) Often this ingredient is chemically produced. However, on direct inquiry I was given the information that the raw material used by Herbivore is of natural origin and is made from oils. Further research confirmed the possibility of the natural composition, such as the following Capryloyl= Caprylic acid from coconut, Glycerin = a by-product of fatty acid production from coconut. Sebacic acid = from castor oil. The reaction is 100% renewable and requires no solvents or petrochemicals. The only by-product of the reaction is water and the process is very energy efficient. (See www.newdirections.com) Xanthan gum xanthan gum Xanthan gum (E 415) is a vegan fermentation product based on natural microorganisms. It is obtained from sugar-containing substrates with the aid of xanthomonas bacteria and is used, among other things, as a thickening and gelling agent. Xanthan Gum moisture-binding. The substance reduces the transepidermal water loss so that the skin is prevented from drying out. (Cf. www.cosmacon.de) Sodium anisate Sodium anisate antimicrobial, masking, reduces or inhibits the basic smell or taste of the product reduces the activity of micro-organisms on the skin, antimicrobial (Cf. www.cosmeticanalysis.com) Myrothamnus flabellifolia extract Myrothamnus flabellifolia extract Myrothamnus Flabellifolia Leaf Extract is the extract of the leaves of Myrothamnus Flabellifolia. The extract nourishes the skin. (Cf. www.cosmeticanalysis.com) makes the skin smooth and supple (see www.haut.de) Rosemary leaf extract Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract* Rosemary has antiseptic and antibacterial effects and also promotes wound healing. Rosemary oil also acts as a pH buffer and thus helps the skin to adjust its pH value. (Cf. Klum, Yasmina. essential oils) White tea leaf extract Camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract* Rich in antioxidants, makes the skin radiant (Cf. www.herbivore.com) densifies the skin surface, acts against free radicals, creates a pleasant feeling on skin, keeps the skin in good condition, can serve as UV protection, helps with light damage (cf. www.cosmeticanalysis.com) Swamp daisies Eclipta prostrate extract Cares for the skin and keeps it in good condition. (Cf. www.haut.de) Oil
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Rosa damascena (rose) flower oil Naturally rich in antioxidants and excellent at reducing redness. This ingredient is also responsible for the natural fragrance of Pink Cloud Cream. (Cf. www.herbivore.com) leaf extract of the Niembaum Melia azadirachta leaf extract Nobody has a disinfecting, anti-inflammatory, immune-system strengthening effect (Cf. Glauninger, Angelika. Cosmetics: Ingredients and formulas) Behennussöl, Moringa Moringa pterygo sperm seed oil Moringa is by far the most nutrient-rich plant known to science. It is rich in antioxidants, not only cleanses but also closes the pores and leaves the skin feeling very soft and smooth. (Cf. www.cosmacon.de) Salts of hyaluronic acid Sodium hyaluronate Hyaluronic acid belongs to the mucopolysaccharides, acts in the body as a kind of cementing substance between the cells and is found, among other things, in the connective tissue of the skin. It is (rarely still) produced from cockscombs or biotechnologically by bacteria. With aging skin the content of hyaluronic acid decreases, but this cannot be replaced by cosmetics because the molecules of hyaluronic acid are too large to penetrate the connective tissue. Nevertheless, it serves as a moisturizer and thus combines with the keratin of the skin, so that a slight tension is created during evaporation, which can conjure away small wrinkles. (Cf. Glauninger, Angelika. cosmetics: ingredients and recipes) Salts of phytic acid Sodium phytate May affect the stability and/or appearance of cosmetic products, reduces the activity of microorganisms on the skin. (Cf. www.cosmeticanalysis.com) Alcohol Alcohol It can replace preservatives as it has an antimicrobial effect above a certain concentration, but without causing allergies. (Cf. www. cosmacon.de) However, on direct inquiry I was given the information that this was Cetearyl Alcohol ...is trading. Cetearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol from vegetable oils. It has an emulsifying, emulsion-stabilizing, clouding, viscosity regulating and softening effect. (Cf. www. cosmeticanalysis.com) Fatty alcohols are used to improve or strengthen creams, have a skin-smoothing effect and are non-greasy; (Cf. Glauninger, Angelika. Cosmetics: ingredients and recipes) Ascorbic acid ascorbic acid Inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen, prevents oxidation and rancidity, stabilizes the pH value of cosmetic products, strengthens the immune system, has a skin smoothing effect, protects against free radicals, stimulates cell renewal, promotes wound healing, strengthens the connective tissue (cf. www.cosmeticanalysis.com) Citric acid citric acid may influence the stability and/or appearance of cosmetic products, keratolytic (helps to remove dead cells from the horny layer), stabilizes the pH of cosmetic products (cf. www.cosmeticanalysis.com)
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