What Is Lavanilla Facial Moisturizer?
Nardo’s Natural bills its moisturizer as a firming and hydrating formula that is suitable for all skin types. It is enriched with vitamin B5 to combat dry, scaly skin and a number of enriching and antioxidant-rich ingredients are also included to keep your skin conditioned and nourished. According to the manufacturer, only premium ingredients have been used.
Notwithstanding how powerful a formula is made out to be, numerous clinical trials have been completed which point to the exact core ingredients required for a superior, total effect ideal moisturizer. Only a select one or two manufacturers have paid attention to the science, preferring to select their own ingredients and hyping it up as potent. So, our review of Lavanilla Facial Moisturizer will be factual as we will assess its potential efficacy against what the science says about attaining youthful looking, firm, wrinkle-free skin.
- organic jojoba oil
- hyaluronic acid
- organic pomegranate
- Vitamin B5
- Lavender Oil
- Cocoa Seed Butter
- Vitamin E
- Green Tea extract
- Algae extract
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B12
A lot of emphases is placed on the Vitamin B5 here which is a humectant, meaning it curtails the amount of moisture you lose through the skin. It also helps to ensure softness and firmness. The problem is though that there are a number of ingredients that can do this, but as the clinical trials have consistently proven only one can do this much better than others, and that is medical grade silicone, not present here. Vitamin E and C are clinically proven ingredients, and they are vital free-radical fighters which also stimulate collagen production. This means that vitamin C not being present here, detracts from the working of this composition considerably. We like the inclusion of algae extracts as it conditions and protects the skin from premature aging. As for the oil selected, Sweet Almond oil is far more potent and also absorbs more deeply into the skin, far below where it is required.
While we’ve flagged the absence of medical grade silicone and vitamin C as absolute non-negotiables that science tells us makes this formulation inferior, it also lacks the all-important wheat extract but most strikingly, seems to lack any patented clinically proven ingredients at all. A patented ingredient that has caught our eye, for example, is Syn-Coll, a patented, synthetic tripeptide that helps slow down the skin aging process and has been shown to increase firmness and elasticity.
How To Use
The directions for this product encased in an elegant cylindrical tube are quite clear. Wash your face with a cleanser. Then massage a pearl-sized amount of moisturizer in an upward motion onto your face and neck. Do so once in the morning and at night.
The reason Nardo’s Natural wisely tells you to massage upwards is that if you massage downwards, you are only aiding the gravitational effect that helps to cause a ‘sagging’ face effect over time. Most people forget to moisturize their necks as well, leading to a ‘shriveled’ neck effect that then contrasts with a firm visage.
What Is The Cost?
A 1.07 oz cylindrical tube will cost you $24.99. When we checked out three and 6 tubes respectively, there were no discounts. This does not help you as a savvy shopper, because a moisturizer is something you will use over the long term. A select few manufacturers are discounting multiple purchases in addition to having put together scientifically sound formulas, and this has impressed us.
The manufacturer is quite clear and transparent about not offering returns or refunds. If you would like to sample their products, they recommend purchasing the mini sample kit. If you’re unsatisfied with a product you also have the option of contacting them to get an exchange in product, which they say will be done with the hope of exceeding your expectations. While it is to be applauded that Nardo’s Natural is clear about not providing returns or refunds, it takes nothing away from how non-existent this ‘guarantee’ is. One thing we’ve consistently found to set apart the top beauty makers who also adhere to science is that they can afford to be confident in their products, and it shows in the extensive 60-day or even 365-day guarantees they are able to put on the table.
Our Final Review Of Lavanilla Facial Moisturizer
You’ll gain replenishment from the organic jojoba oil, hyaluronic acid and organic pomegranate which fight the signs of aging. The formula is vegan and cruelty-free. Interestingly though, while the manufacturer is proud to display that it is USA-made, it cannot display any cGMP certification. This always raises questions as to the manufacturing process, such as whether any contaminants have found their way in and whether the main ingredients highlighted (B5, pomegranate, jojoba) are in fact present in superior amounts to the rest. This would have to be the case if the manufacturer bases its efficacy largely on this. At the end of the day though, the big problem is there is not one patented, clinically proven ingredient included – compare this to the best formulas we have researched, which have a minimum of five! We cannot recommend this product for the above reasons, and because additionally there is no real guarantee or any attempt to bring down the cost when you order multiple products.