Review: Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme

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 BASICS

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.

 

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THE CLAIMS

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 PACKAGING

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.

 

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THE FORMULA

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.

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THE PERFORMANCE

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.

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THE INGREDIENTS

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

 

THE SUMMARY

Pros:

-Natural ingredients
-Beautiful packaging
-Light, airy formula
-Absorbs into the skin fairly quickly

Cons:

-Looks a little shiny after application
-Expensive
-Scent may be too strong for some users

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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?

16 thoughts on “Review: Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme

  1. It’s a shame it’s not the best as it sounds good. Although with my combination skin it could be a bit too dewy. I always look at this brand online but I think I’ve held off due to price and not knowing enough about the brand so I enjoyed your review😊x

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  2. I love the peachy pink shade too! I probably wouldn’t pick this up because I’m not really a fan of rose scents but I would try a sample if Sephora offered one to me. I’m kind of always let down by moisturizers, I expect fantastic things and I find that most moisturizers perform the same for me regardless of how expensive they are :S

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    • It’s the weirdest thing, I used to hate rose scents because they were too floral and grandma-smelling – I don’t know if my preferences have changed or if companies are coming out with a more modern rose scent these days, but I’m digging it.

      You make a very good point…now that I think about it, I’ve never used a moisturizer that was like “wow, this changed my skin!” Hmm, maybe I should just go for the inexpensive stuff…

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      • Maybe the scents have changed lately. I do actually like the body shop’s british rose scent so I’m not a complete rose fragrance hater lol

        I think the only thing I really look for is if the moisturizer minimizes dry patches in the winter. Some just aren’t hydrating enough but In the summer my skin is more on the normal side of dry so I can use just about anything. But sometimes there’s just something so nice about using a good smelling high end moisturizer!

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        • You’re right, the Body Shop’s British Rose line smells pretty good! When they first came out with the collection I thought “blegh, grandma scent”, but I smelled it in stores and it seemed quite nice.

          I’m 100% the same as you in terms of dryness! The winter dry patches are the absolute worst.

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    • Yes, I feel like this brand exploded on IG! LOL you’re so right about the spatula thing – I actually stuck with it for about 3 months, but in the last month or so I gave up. I feel like most of the time, your hands are clean when you’re moisturizing because you usually do it right after you washed your face…

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  3. I wanna try this cream only because your pics came out so nice, but I don’t think It will be heavy duty enough for me. Especially since you mentioned that there isn’t anything super special about it. Love all the pink though 🙂

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    • LOL thank you! Do you have dry skin? I have very dry skin and it’s moisturizing enough for me in the summer! I would say that getting a sample of this is probably the best way to go first though. Thanks for reading!

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  4. […] Not only is the packaging and the pink cream pretty (the aesthetics is always a bonus, am I right?), but it has a light, airy texture that feels nice on the skin. Yet, this is still really moisturizing despite the lighter texture. I have dry skin and have that it has worked well for both the summer and winter so far, although as the weather continues to get colder, I’m now just starting to find it’s not enough. The scent is a bit strong, which is definitely a negative for people who don’t like fragrance in their skincare, but I personally don’t hate it. I did an in-depth review of this moisturizer here. […]

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