Andalou Naturals Coconut Youth Firm Night Cream

October 30, 2016
Andalou Naturals Coconut Youth Firm Night Cream
Andalou Naturals Coconut Youth Firm Night Cream ($24.99 for 1.7 oz.)

After trying and enjoying the toner and serum from Andalou Naturals’ relatively new coconut-themed Quenching skincare line, I returned to Whole Foods to take a look the moisturizers. The moisturizing products I’ve previously tried from the brand’s rose line hadn’t been quite heavy enough for my skin, so I decided to go for the coconut night cream. Officially called the Coconut Milk Youth Firm Night Cream, this one includes coconut milk amino and essential fatty acids to hydrate skin and improve the appearance of skin tone and texture.

Compared to their older product lines, Andalou has made one noticeable improvement to some of the Quenching products, in that they’ve been packaged in nice tubes instead of jars. It’s great for both hygienic as well as storage reasons, as I can stand the tube upright in my medicine cabinet. So, they definitely get points there. On another more superficial note, I think the cream smells really beautiful. I’m not terribly drawn to coconut scents, but this cream is just lovely. It smells similar to the toner, but there’s something about this cream’s scent that I love even more (and there’s no fragrance in it, it’s just the scent of the botanical ingredients). It’s light, refreshing, and comforting at the same time.

I also think this is the best cream that I’ve tried from Andalou Naturals, at least in terms of my own personal skin concerns. It has a richer consistency, though it still isn’t the heavy sort of cream you might desire if you have very dry skin. Depending on the seasonal and/or hormonal dry skin that I can experience, I still supplement this with a good eye cream, and sometimes a facial oil, as well. Right now I’m using Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, which is super emollient and has been my best defense for my driest spots lately.

The cream has a silky consistency, and while it includes ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa seed butter, argan oil, flax seed oil, and prickly pear seed oil, it doesn’t have that buttery and dewy texture I’m used to seeing with oil-rich formulations. It still dries down on the skin fairly quickly and just leaves skin feeling soft. I’ve been using this as my main moisturizer both during the day before makeup and at night, and it definitely works great under my makeup. And I didn’t realize it claimed to improve skin tone and texture until I sat down to write this, but I actually had noticed that it seems to have a smoothing effect over time.

As always with Andalou Naturals, the ingredients list looks great. The product page shows non-GMO, cruelty-free, vegan, and gluten-free certifications.

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Purified Water (Aqua), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk*†, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*†, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Stem Extract*, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Skin Firming Complex: [Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Oligosaccharides, Caesalpinia Spinosa (Tara Tree) Gum, Coffea Arabica (Green Coffee) Extract*], Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Seed Oil*, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil*, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol, Olive Squalane, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract*†, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract*†, Allantoin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Coconut Isolates, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil*, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*

Non-GMO verified   *Organic   ^Fair Trade

This was a good buy. In addition to the toner, serum, and night cream, the product line also offers a day cream, mask, cleanser, and eye cream. The Quenching line is available on the Andalou Naturals website as well as natural food stores like Whole Foods, but has yet to make it to Vitacost.

Have you tried any of them? Let me know!

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