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I have a thing for natural cosmetics. Just the idea that all the ingredients in a product are natural, that makes me smile. No silicones, no parabens, no chemical crap, just 100% pure natural goodness. How can your skin not be happy with that, right? Today I am showing you three products from Sactum, an Australian natural cosmetics brand. And that’s not all, because I am also giving away two Sanctum skin and body care packs and a free discount code for the Sanctum web shop. Alright, let’s get down to business!
Sanctum Moisture Replenish
This light nourishing daily moisturizer promises to maintain the skin’s moisture balance and to provide it with the necessary nutrients. And the anti-oxidants in it are believed to prevent premature aging of the skin. The cream is suitable for sensitive normal to combination skin.
Initially I was a bit worried that the Moisture Replenish moisturizer would be a bit too rich for my rather oily skin, but I was happy to discover that it wasn’t. With a mattifying primer under my foundation and an extra reapplication of powder somewhere in the late afternoon I can get through the day without my face getting shiny. The white cream feels light and gets absorbed really fast, and it has a subtle and pleasant scent. It smells very natural, which it also is of course: the ingredients in the Sanctum Moisture Replenish are 100% natural and 84% organic.
Sanctum Hy C Intensive Repair Cream
According to Sanctum this extremely hydrating moisturizer restores the skin’s moisture balance and brings back its youthfulness. The triple formula boosts cell renewal, hydrates the skin and protects it against external influences. Unlike the Moisture Replenish moisturizer this Hy C Intensive Repair Cream moisturizer comes in a pump bottle instead of a tube. And the texture is clearly thicker and richer than that of the Moisture Replenish. The color of the Sanctum Hy C Intensive Repair Cream is also more yellow.
I immediately knew that this intensely nourishing moisturizer wouldn’t be right for my oily skin, but fortunately for Sanctum (and less fortunate for me) my skin is a bit schizophrenic, because around my nostrils and on my chin I have a few extremely dry patches. I used the Sanctum Hy C Intensive Repair Cream locally on those patches and let it work its repairing magic on them. And yep, already after the first use I could see the difference. Usually by the end of the day the dry patches start itching and flaking, but with the Hy C Intensive Repair Cream they didn’t. My skin seems to have come back to its senses, yay!
Sanctum Night Conditioning Cream
This light hydrating night cream nourishes the skin during the night so that you wake up looking glowing and radiant in the morning. Or at least that’s the idea. I’m afraid I will never wake up looking radiant (seriously, you should see me in the morning) but I do have to say that my skin seems to look a bit fuller and more supple since I’ve been using this night cream. The cream comes in a jar and has a lovely texture. Do you know those mousse-like yoghurts that have a small layer of jelly (omnomnom!) at the bottom? That’s what this Night Conditioning Cream looks like. I just love using it. I don’t use it every night because I don’t want to put too many rich products on my oily skin, but three times a week this Sanctum Night Conditioning Cream gets to go to bed with me. Not bad, right?
The Sanctum Moisture Replenish moisturizer, the Sanctum Hy C Intensive Repair Cream moisturizer and the Sanctum Night Conditioning night cream are all available in the Sanctum Switzerland web shop and cost respectively 35 CHF, 58.40 CHF and 42 CHF.
Giveaway and discount code!
Two lucky readers will get to discover Sanctum for free, because I am giving away two skin and body care kits. Each kit contains three products. The Body Essentials Pack consists of a body balm, a gel peeling for under the shower and a hand cream. The Face Essentials Pack contains a cleansing cream, a gentle facial peel and a moisturizer.
What do you have to do to win one of these kits? Simple! Just leave a comment telling me you’re in and which of the two packs you’d like to win. If you want to increase your chances of winning you can do that up to three times by following Kiss & Make-up on Bloglovin, facebook and/or WordPress. Don’t forget to mention which of these extras you did in your comment.
The giveaway is open internationally and ends at midnight on August 1. Good luck!
Feel like doing a little natural beauty shopping and getting a few Sanctum products? Then make sure to use the discount code KISS in the Sanctum web shop to receive a 10% discount on your first order.
Did you already know Sanctum? Do you like natural skin care products?