As a world leader in beauty services, Urban Retreat’s collection of essential skincare staples has been specially designed by Reena Hammer, Urban Retreat’s Creative Director to promote beautiful skin post service and as a core range for everyday use. Based on effective natural, bio-active ingredients such as lavender, rose geranium and ylang ylang the Urban Retreat Product range is a staple skincare line which can be used by everyone. I got the chance to review two of their new products – THE Cleanser and THE Moisturiser.
Urban Retreat – THE CLEANSER
What they say at Urban Retreat?
The Urban Retreat Cleanser has been developed to thoroughly remove all make-up and impurities, leaving skin deeply cleansed, soft and radiant. The natural oils within this cream cleanser include Apricot Kernel, Olive and Rosehip Seed Oil which all work together to lift away excess sebum from the skin whilst still leaving it perfectly nourished. Together, Avocado oil and Pomergranate extracts contain a range of essential anti-ageing Vitamins, including A, E, C and D, to protect the skin against environmental stressors for a smooth, radiant and moisturised complexion. It is suitable for all skin types. Use it morning and evening, massage into the skin using circular motions and rise off using a wet sponge or mitt.
What do I say?
First of all, I like the packaging – it’s practical, hygienic, nice and simple. However, due to the fact that the bottles are practically identical, you must be a bit careful, especially if you store these two products together (if you wear prescirption glasses/contact lenses reading might be challenging not to mix them up). The Cleanser is sort of a lotion cleanser, that removes face make up really well; however you can also remove eye make up with it (just be careful you don’t get it into your eyes). I mostly use it as Urban Retreat suggests, anyway it works well if you put it on a cotton pad. After cleansing, my skin feels soft, clean and calm. It it slightly scented, but in my opinion it shouldn’t cause any problems/irritations. Overall, it is a great product for those who have normal, mixed or dry skin (I cannot say how it works for oily skin type, but it might be ok as well). I’ve been using it in a combination with The Moisturiser and I think these two make a pretty good “team”.
Ingredients: Aqua · Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil · Glyceryl Stearate · Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil · Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil · Cetearyl Alcohol · Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice · Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil · Glycerin · Phenoxyethanol · Ceteareth-20 · Sodium Carbomer · Linalool · Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice · Tocopherol · Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil · Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil · Citronellol · 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol · Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil · Geraniol · Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract · Benzyl Benzoate · Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract · Benzyl Salicylate · Farnesol · Sodium Benzoate · Citral · Limonene · Lactic Acid · Citric Acid · Ethylhexylglycerin · Benzoic Acid · Dehydroacetic Acid · Potassium Sorbate · Parfum · Sodium Hydroxide.
Price: 20£ (120ml) BUY HERE
Urban Retreat – THE MOISTURISER
What they say at Urban Retreat?
Rich in Vitamins E, B and essential fatty acids, THE Moisturiser rejuvenates skin improving overall elasticity, tone and firmness too. Rosehip Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil nourish dry skin to leave it deeply nourished and supple. THE Moisturiser also includes Sodium Hyaluronate to draw in and retain moisture for added hydration whilst Oat Oil and Shea Butter create a protective veil over the complexion to lock in moisture. THE Moisturiser has an almost gel like consistency for deeper penetration into the skin without any greasy residue. Use morning and night after cleansing with THE Cleanser. Apply a five pence piece sized amount to fingers and massage between palms to warm product. Apply to neck and face in an upwards motion.
What do I say?
The packaging of the both two products is practically identical – and I really love it, because it is really hygenical and practical. The Moisturiser is also delicatley scented and has a gel/cream texture. It is quite fastly absorbed and doesn’t leave a greasy layer. It is light, perfect for Spring and Summer. My skin type is normal to dry and this moisturiser is a perfect match for my daily skincare routine. It might work great for all skin types, however for those who suffer from severe dehydration or have really dry skin, it might not be enough. At the moment, I’m often mixing it with La Prairie’s Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal dry oil. The Moisturiser is a perfect base for any foundation and overall an amazing product perfect for upcoming bit warmer days. The combination of The Cleanser and The Moisturiser is quite impressive, my skin is soft, moisturised, nourished and healthy. Urban Retreat launched an amazing high quality beauty line, hands down.
Ingredients: Aqua · Cyclopentasiloxane · Cetearyl Alcohol · Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice · Polysorbate 20 · PEG-100 Stearate · Glycerin · Glyceryl Stearate · Phenoxyethanol · Dimethicone · Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil · Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil · Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil · Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter · Carbomer · Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil · Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil · Panthenol · Tocopherol · Sodium Hydroxide · Linalool · Citric Acid · 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol · Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil · Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil · Citronellol · Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil · Geraniol · Rhizobian Gum · Sodium Hyaluronate · Benzyl Benzoate · Benzyl Salicylate · Farnesol · Chlorphenesin · Limonene · Citral · Parfum.
Price: 35£ (50ml), 60£ (120ml) BUY HERE