In an effort to review all of the items I’ve purchased this year, today’s post is a review of the Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme, which I bought during the VIB sale. This was one of the many creams I had been eyeing during the sale, and after choosing between three or four, I decided to give this one a try. I feel like it takes a few months to really see the full results of skincare, and I just saw the bottom of the jar last week, so I thought that was a sign that it was time to review this cream. Read on to see what I thought!
The Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme retails at $60 for 50 mL and is made in the USA. Herbivore is actually carried in a wide range of places, from the official brand website to Anthropologie to Chapters/Indigo in Canada, and apparently it’s carried in a few boutiques in my city (according to the website’s store locator, but for Canadians, it is most easily found at Sephora, Nordstrom, and Well.ca. The brand’s products are all vegan, cruelty-free, and made without synthetic ingredients or fragrances, and the Pink Cloud is no exception.
From the Sephora website: The Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme hydrates and smooths the look of skin, leaving it with a balanced and slightly dewy finish. It’s made with rosewater, aloe water, sodium hyaluronate, white tea, and rice extracts to hydrate, soothe, and reduce appearance of redness. It’s formulated for all skin types, and is never greasy, oily, or sticky. Wear it under makeup, or wear it alone and let your skin breathe free.
The moisturizer comes in a pretty glass jars with a white cap, and you can see the pink cream inside. The packaging is so aesthetically pleasing! The moisturizer also comes with a spatula, which is quite useful for those that don’t like dipping their hands into jars.
This might sound strange, but the shade of the cream is really appealing to me. I feel like it is known for its pretty peachy-pink shade! This moisturizer has a really interesting whipped, mousse-like texture to it – I’ve never used any moisturizer with this type of consistency before. It is a really nice and lightweight cream to use in the summer, but I do think that normal to oily skinned users may enjoy this during the winter as well. The whipped texture allows it to glide on smoothly, and it doesn’t feel too thick, sticky, or heavy on the skin.
When I first opened the packaging, I thought the subtle rose scent was quite pleasant. However, as I started digging the spatula into the product to use it, I found the scent to actually be pretty strong – a rose fragrance mixed with a ginger scent. I think it smells incredible and I did not experience any irritation from the scent, but I feel like it is much too strong for people who don’t like fragrance in their skincare.
I use this moisturizer only in the morning; first, I apply the The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin on top of my clean skin, then the The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics on top, and finally the Pink Cloud Moisture Creme. It sits well over all of these products without doing strange things like pilling or not sinking into my skin. Makeup seems to wear well over it as well – my foundation blends nicely into the skin instead of floating on top of the moisturizer.
The moisturizer sinks into my skin after about five minutes, and gives my skin a dewy finish. This is what Herbivore says the moisturizer is supposed to do, so it lives up to that claim. I never thought I would say this, but it’s a little too dewy for me, especially because I use a glowy primer and dewy foundation on top. Of course, that’s just personal preference, so if you’re looking for a moisturizer that will give you that glow factor, this might be a good choice.
As much as I enjoy this moisturizer, I don’t feel that it is particularly special. Yes, it is moisturizing, but it doesn’t really do much else to my skin. It claims to soothe redness, but it doesn’t for me. It makes my skin feel soft, but most moisturizers are able to do this. In the long run, my skin doesn’t look better, but it doesn’t look worse, either – basically, I haven’t seen many long-term benefits of this cream.
INGREDIENTS: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, diheptyl succinate, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate citrate, Populus tremuloides (aspen) bark extract, Rosa damascena (rose) flower water, Aleurites moluccana (kukui) nut oil, glycerin, cetyl palmitate, Cocos nucifera (coconut) extract, Oryza sativa (rice) seed extract, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) nut butter, glyceryl caprylate, propanediol, capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer, xanthan gum, sodium anisate, Myrothamnus flabellifolia extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract, Eclipta prostrata extract, Rosa damascena (rose) flower oil, melia azadirrachta leaf extract, moringa pterygosperma seed oil, sodium hyaluronate, sodium phytate, alcohol, ascorbic acid, citric acid
-Light, airy formula
-Absorbs into the skin fairly quickly
-Looks a little shiny after application
-Scent may be too strong for some users
While I do like this moisturizer and have really enjoyed using it, I’m not convinced that its effects are worth the price tag. Have you used the Pink Cloud Rosewater Crème, and did you like it? What other Herbivore products have you tried?