I bought Live Native Handmade Organic Skinfood from BeingContent.com a few months ago now. I ordered this because I was intrigued. The ingredients of this skin cream are unrefined and unpasturised, and the creams are blended without heat so you can benefit from natural anioxidants, essential fatty acids and healing plant ingredients. Moreover, all the Live Native products are handmade on the Isle of Skye. All of the skinfoods they offer are naturally liquid at 24 degrees, but as it’s winter here in Australia it has more of a mousse or paste consistency at the moment.
So why did it take me a while to get around to using this? It stinks. Really. Every time I open the lid I get a whiff of cheese that’s been sitting in the sun for three days. But, being the intrepid beauty blogger that I am, I perservered. No coward soul is mine. And anyway, the smell might disappear after a few minutes on the skin.
This moisturiser is described as a “gentle all-over moisturising skinfood”, which in my mind equals body moisturiser. But the pot is only 30mls! Hardly enough to cover your whole body. Well, onward I went, and after my shower I slapped this on my whole body as I would a traditional body moisturiser. The product turned into an oil when it was rubbed onto the skin, so it was absorbed without any problems.
Gosh, the smell! Lucky I was planning to spend the morning working on my thesis, because the smell lingered for about four hours. Even when I finally went out that afternoon, I caught wiffs of it and tried to identify in people’s faces whether they knew the smell was eminating from me.
The strange end to this story is that I woke up the next morning, and my skin was still buttery soft. I have never used a product that has kept my skin in this kind of supple condition for 24hours, and was mightily impressed. But given the size of the pot and the nature of the smell, I’ve taken to using this as a treatment. I will apply the product to my legs, arms, or hands, leave for half an hour, then wash off. Great for skin that’s looking a bit flakey or neglected, and a super effctive moisturiser. I imagine this would be a godsend for anyone suffering from bad sunburn, as it’s also created for sensitive skins.
Live Native Handmade Organic Skinfood is available from BeingContent.com for £15.85 for 30mls plus £15.00 shipping to Australia. It is suitable for vegans.