Astral One Pot Wonder Review

Simply put some products are iconic and as such instantly recognisable, none more so than a blue pot of Astral. Like many, I grew up watching my Mother slather on the thick and luxurious creamy texture on just about every area of her body, much like she did with her own Mother - begging the question, is a bathroom, really a bathroom without the presence of Astral?

Astral One Pot Wonder Review
Astral One Pot Wonder Review

In my opinion no - not only does the mere glimpse of the blue packaging of Astral instantly take me back to the simpler days of my childhood, yes before I got bogged down by countless lotions, potions and must tend to skincare steps but the creamy fragrance of Astral is entirely nostalgic and comforting. Sometimes less is more and as Astral Face and Body Moisturiser has been around since 1953 (collecting an entire legion of fans along the way), there is no better face and body product to place your trust in - the fact that it can be used in a multitude of ways is really only a bonus.

Astral One Pot Wonder Review

The solution to dried out and parched skin lies within this little blue tub (I say little when really at 200ml it is more than generously sized); Astral is an effective and easy to use moisturising cream at its core relying on trusted and simple ingredients to keep skin comforted and supple all day long. One of the core components of this quick to absorb cream is Lanolin - a natural wax that features fatty acids and as such is an excellent moisturising ingredient. Lanolin emulsifies water on the skin and contains it creating an instantly skin plumping effect, all the while creating a protective barrier all over the skin. Astral also features Glycerine which seals moisture into the skin, not only does it soften the skin but can also help to create the illusion of a smoother complexion too - not bad for a daily beauty staple that can cost as little as £1.29!

Astral One Pot Wonder Review
Astral One Pot Wonder Review

For those who can't get enough of Cocoa Butter enriched products (and who can blame you), Astral have recently launched Astral Cocoa Butter Face and Body Moisturiser which couldn't be more perfect for the warm days of Summer, not to mention as it does contain natural Cocoa Butter it smells incredible, all the while locking moisture into the face and body.

Astral One Pot Wonder Review

Much like any beauty product, how you chose to use Astral is really up to you but Astral would love it if you could pass on any wonderful tips and hacks you have collected along the way and celebrate the Astral 'Beauty 1-0-One' Tip Exchange: a wonderful nod to homegrown health and beauty knowledge, tradition and secrets that may have been passed down from one generation to the next. Astral are aiming to create a hub of skincare hacks via their Beauty 1-0-One' Tip Exchange to help everyone get the most from their blue tub! 

Astral One Pot Wonder Review

Before you rush to the comments to share how you get the most from your Astral Face and Body Moisturisers, let me divulge a few of my family beauty secrets, tips and frank admissions:

1, Spent too long in the baking Summer sun? We've all been there and have the sting reminders of sunburn as proof. The good news is that Astral Face and Body Moisturiser makes a wonderfully skin soothing after-sun, especially if popped in the fridge before use. 

2, Speaking of Summer, have you ever had pesky tan lines and not a hint of self-tanner in sight? Well did you know that you can mix a little crushed powder bronzer into a little a little Astral Face and Body Moisturiser for a glowing and nourishing self-tanning solution. You can also create your own cream blush and eyeshadows in a similar way.

3, In general Astral is a great mixing medium - you can create your own tinted moisturiser by fusing together a little of your favourite foundation and your chosen Astral cream. 

4, Tame frizzy and fly-away hairs by gently rubbing a little Astral between the palms of your hands and lightly smoothing down the offending hairs.

5, Who needs a separate moisturising primer when you have a pot of Astral at your disposal. Simply apply a light layer of Astral all over your face, apply your make-up as usual and enjoy nourished skin all day long.

Astral One Pot Wonder Review

Now over to you, what is your ultimate beauty hack? Feel free to let me know in the comment section below or use the hashtag#OnePotWonder. As a little incentive to get you to finally give up any family beauty secret you may have, as a thank you for any of your wonderful suggestions Astral will gift you a little blue pot of your own* and the opportunity to appear within their 'Beauty 1-0-One' Tip Exchange. What are you waiting for?

Astral One Pot Wonder Review

You can find Astral nationwide via all good supermarkets, Superdrug, Wilko, and selected chemists with prices starting at £1.29. You can also find out more via

To enter, simply submit your personal best beauty tip or piece of beauty advice as a comment in response to The Sunday Girl’s ASTRAL “Beauty 1-0-One” blog post. The first 50 tips/comments received will receive a FREE 50ml pot of ASTRAL Original Face & Body Moisturiser worth £1.29 RRP. Closing date is 23.59 on 31 July 2018. Entry is open to UK and ROI residents aged 18 years and over. Only one entry per person will be considered. No purchase is necessary. 

Terms and conditions 

1. This competition is open to all residents in the UK and ROI aged 18 years and over, excluding employees of DDD Ltd and its affiliates or agents, the families of such employees and any other person connected with this promotion. 

2. No purchase necessary. 

3. One entry per person. No bulk or third party entries accepted. 

4. To enter, simply submit your personal best beauty tip or piece of beauty advice as a comment to The Sunday Girl’s ASTRAL “Beauty 1-0-One” blog post. The first 50 tips/comments received will receive a FREE 50ml pot of ASTRAL Original Face & Body Moisturiser worth £1.29 RRP. Closing date is 23.59 on 31 July 2018. 

5. The Promoter will not be liable for applications not received, incomplete or delayed. 

6. The first 50 valid entries received by 23.59 on 31 July 2018 will receive a FREE 50ml pot of ASTRAL Original Face & Body Moisturiser worth £1.29 RRP. 

7. The prize is as stated and cannot be transferred, sold or exchanged. There is no cash alternative. Only one prize will be awarded per household. 

8. Winners will be notified by direct message within 14 days of the promotion closing date. To claim the prize the winners must email their name, address (including postcode) and blog comment handle used to enter the promotion to and state “ASTRAL Beauty 1-0-One/The Sunday Girl” in the subject line. In the event the claim for a prize is not received by the Promoter within 14 days of notification, the Promoter reserves the right to select an alternative winner. 

9. Prizes will be delivered within 28 days of prize claim being received. 

10. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability due to circumstances beyond the Promoter’s control. 

12. By entering this competition, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material. 

13. Your personal details will only be used for the purposes of administering this promotion and for no other purposes. 

14. By entering the competition, the winner consents to their name, Instagram handle and beauty tip being used in the resulting ASTRAL “Beauty 1-0-One” materials and outreach, and in any publicity generated as a result of the competition and to images and text entry being used for publicity or promotional purposes including, and not limited to; Instagram, websites, magazine or mobile services at any time without further consent or payment.

15. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Data collected for this contest will not be disclosed to Instagram.