This winter has been particularly cold. Add to it, time spent in front of the heater to warm me up (on top of the 3-4 layers of clothing I’ve got on). Suffice to say, my skin has been suffering – I’m talking Sahara levels of parched dryness. A lot of body lotions have helped with hydration, but the results are only temporary. I’d taken to using body oil and then layering one (sometimes two) body lotions on top of it. I found this method really locks in the moisture and lasts a good while.

Enter Rubifresh Skincare, an Australian company that creates natural skincare products free from nasties and not tested on animals.Rubifresh 2

Here’s an excerpt from the company website

At Rubifresh, our philosophy is that beauty…real beauty….comes from something deep within us, and is reflected in our faces. So we care for our faces – the window into our soul.

Just as fresh food is better for our health, so too are fresh, natural ingredients better for our skin’s health. We use ingredients at their freshest to harness their maximum potency and effectiveness, and we make our products to order to ensure you get the maximum benefit. We use only natural active ingredients that are well-researched and documented to work. We avoid using alcohol in our products. We even avoid ingredients with long, complicated names…even if they are ‘natural’. Simply, we believe products should do what they say they will do, be easy to understand (and trust), and be beautiful to use.

I tried the body cream which is a moisturizing formula that doesn’t feel heavy, nor greasy or weigh your skin down. The website lists the ingredients

Ingredients: Purified water, coconut oil, cetearyl olivate and sorbitan olivate (from olives), glycerine (vegetable), camella seed oil, shea butter (certified organic), cocoa butter, betaine (from sugar beet), avocado oil, pomegranate oil, tocopherol (natural vitamin E), calendula oil, raspberry seed extract, aloe vera leaf extract (certified organic), xanthan gum, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, mentha spicata (spearmint) leaf oil, parfum.

When you open the tub, you’re hit with a strong scent of mint, which is from the spearmint (one of the ingredients). I’m actually quite fond of the scent of mint, so I loved the fragrance of the moisturizer. It’s so different to the ones that smell of citrus or flowers or even fresh. The moisturizer in itself is quite luxurious, yet it doesn’t feel greasy or heavy in any way.

How does it perform when it comes to hydration? Amazingly well! Not only does it lock in moisture on the skin, it keeps my skin hydrated a good 7-8 hours, which is what I’m looking for – who wants to look like the Basilisk from Harry Potter?

I usually apply this moisturizer (actually, pretty much all my moisturisers) after a shower while the skin is still a bit damp; this is my “secret” (not a secret really – every beauty guru preaches this technique) to locking in the moisture to make it last. You know how they say a little goes a long way (it annoys me sometimes because you see people use this phrase, yet their YouTube videos show them using a LOT of the product that they claim “requires a tiny amount”).  I guess quantity is relative in that sense – what may seem like a little to someone could be a whole lot more to another. Back to my point – I’ve been using this moisturizer every day (sometimes twice a day) for the last two months and I’ve still got a lot tons left over. You really don’t need too much of this moisturiser. This is coming from someone who uses moisturizer like it’s nobody’s business.Rubifresh 3

Australian made, not tested on animals plus cutting out an extra step in my routine – an all round win in my books. I’m really keen on trying out the other products in their range especially the face products. You can read more about the company and shop their range of products here.

Disclaimer: I received this product to trial from Beauty Heaven, a beauty community website. However, this does not influence my opinion on the product.

Have you tried Rubifresh products? What are your thoughts? 


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