Tuesday, July 6, 2010
(In case you missed it — the title is in reference to my rave for another 100% Pure product, their lovely tinted moisturizer! Check out the review here.)
What it is: 100% Pure Pomegranate Antioxidant Hydration SPF 20
A bit about it: Pom (did you really expect me to write out that gigantor name throughout the review?) is a paraben-free, silicone-free facial moisturizer with a decent physical sunscreen added to it. Sure, it’s not perfect (I wish I could wear at least SPF 30 on a daily basis!) but it’ll do the job — it’s definitely better than nothing, and finding ‘cone-free products with SPF isn’t exactly a walk in the park. She runs at $26 a pop, which I find to be a bit high, and contains a mere 60g (2oz of product.)
What I loved: I’m fairly certain the only words that can describe this product are “lovely,” “wonderful,” and “godly.” Honestly, Pom is amazing, moisturizing (more than Olay Complete, less than Nivea,) and sinking in quickly and thoroughly. No shiny residue, sticky mess, or awful sunscreen-y (or any) scent here!
What I loved a little less: While I love the heavy weight of glass, I don’t see anything here that I find particularly aesthetically appealing — sure, there’s a certain rustic charm to the simple packaging, but I want my bells and whistles! *pounds on table with fists* I would have been okay with it, save for one large flaw: Pom’s packaging is heavy! Very much not travel-friendly, or even transport-friendly… or possibly even pick-up-and-use friendly, if you tend to drop things in the morning.
You know. It’s not like that doesn’t completely characterize yours truly.
Active Ingredients: 15% Titanium Dioxide,10% Zinc
InActive Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Juice) Leaf, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic Camelia Sinensis Leaf (White Tea) Extract, Extracts of Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Origanum Vulgar (Oregano),Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme), Citrus Grandis Seed (Grapefruit Seed), Origanum Vulgare Leaf (Goldenseal) and Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark (Cinnamon)
The verdict? For this one, I’m torn. On one hand I am a HUGE fan of the product... but on the other, I really quite dislike both the packaging and price. Will I rebuy? It’s very, very likely, unless by some freak accident I manage to find something equally as “pure” (i.e. free of ‘cones and so forth.) But will I be happy about doing so? As with the 100% Pure tinted moisturizer… no, not really. However, because I’m so in love with the formula, I can definitely see it as something I’d save up to re-buy.
(Yes, even if that meant no more new eyeshadow for two months.)
Buy it if:
- You’re looking for an amazing, light, smooth, paraben- and silicone-free facial moisturizer with SPF, and you can justify it
- (a) because of that
sugar daddymassive savings account I’m *sure* you all have, or
- (b) because, like me, you’re off ‘cones and it is damned hard to find a good moisturizer without them!
- (a) because of that
Skip it if:
- You don’t like the sound of $26 (USD) for just 60g of product. I mean, okay, so you don’t need a ton each time — but you’ll still run through it quite quickly.