Monday, July 23, 2012

Not Just for your Granny!

Astral All Over Moisturiser is something i'm sure most us British girls are more than used to
seeing in our Grandma's or older relatives bathrooms?
Well what if I told you us younger ladies can use it really!

The original formula is specifically formulated for mature skin and is an all over moisturiser - hands, body and face it's safe to use this on any body part that requires moisture.
Now obviously being in my early twenties I have no need for mature facial creams just yet but
due to the lack of summer, central heating and plenty of clothing layers my body and feet light have seen better days and does require an intensive bout of moisture every now and then.
That is when Astral original formula steps in the super thick yet gentle moisturiser is perfect for such occasions as it rapidly moisturises without being too heavy or leaving behind any residue on my skin.

Also when you are just out the shower and don't want to be spending too long being naked (oh la la)
the last thing you want is a moisturiser that takes forever and a day to absorb while you are literally freezing your butt off, Astral absorbs instantly.
In terms of texture this reminds me of Nivea's Cold Cream - it is far too heavy for facial use for my skin type (oily) but those who have extremely dry skin can also use it to remove make-up or as an intensive
facial moisturiser every now and then.

Fairly recently launched is Astral's Light which boasts all the same moisturisation benefits of the original 
formula only lighter and enriched with the benefits of Vitamin E and Aloe Vera - it smells delightful!
Although not stated by Astral I do feel this is the formula to purchase if you are not concerned quite yet by 
the ageing process or if you suffer from oily/combination skin and require a light moisturiser.
Much like the original formula this can be used anywhere on the body and face and is one of the few cold
creams that I would actually use on my face as a moisturiser if caught short.

I have been using Astral Light as a cold cream cleanser and have found it to be really effective at
removing most of my make-up ( I didn't test it on my eye area) as well as being hydrating
and soothing. The texture of this cream is light and closer to a gel formulation, it absorbs instantly into the skin and again does not leave behind any residue or weigh the skin down.

Have you ever tried Astral or are you intrigued by the brand now?

Astral is available from most Superdrug and Boots stores as well as most UK Supermarkets and Chemists.

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  1. My Gran has always used this and the smell immediately reminds me of her! She always swears by this to remove her make up and she used to use it on our shoulders when me and my sisters were younger when we'd been out in the garden for a little too long. I don't use it regularly but I always have a tub to remind me of my Granny.

  2. My dad uses this religiously and swears by it, I on the other hand find it incredibly greasy and my skin feels clogged.

    1. I can't use the original on my face but I do like the light one and can see myself using when i'm a little older :)

  3. If I'm honest I find this product far too heavy and strong for my skin. It's nice to see its been released in a lighter version but I feel a little put off, the packaging feels a little dated too x

    1. With you on the original one :) I quite like the light one not so much as a facial moisturiser but more as a body butter :). Haha do you think so? I quite like the retro feel!

  4. I always use this, my mum has used it since she was 16 and has really good skin. I really like it x

    1. Oh wow really :) I like the light one so I may follow suit!

  5. I reviewed this recently on my blog: and agree that the original version is too heavy for facial use, but perfect for really dry patches. I've yet to try the light version but it's going on my to try list right now! :)

    1. Great review :) I agree completely :) I think you will like the light version.

  6. I LOVE Astral - so pleased to see this on a blog ! I use the original version as a night cream in winter for my face and as a body moisturiser - works miracles for dry legs that are stuck in tights all day! Will have to give the light version a go as a summer cream. My mum has also always used it and has incredible skin. I heard its one of Joanna Lumley's favourites! xxx

  7. Big up Astral ;) I LOVE mine and don't care if it's a granny product haha. I use it 1-2 times a fortnight as a night cream and I wake up with my skin feeling smooth as a baby's bum! Obviously it's not for everyone because it's thick but my normal-dry skin loves it as an occasional treat, and even more so in Winter! :) It's ridiculously cheap price tag also means I'm never without it :)


  8. have never actually seen this before but it looks alright! would definitely try it.


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