I had been wanting to try Naturium products since they were first launched back in 2020. Niacinamide, retinol, and ceramide are some of the ingredients I have yet to try, and Naturium seems to offer products that contain those ‘popular’ ingredients at an affordable price point and beginner’s friendly. The first impression of Naturium before trying the products myself is how simple and beginner’s friendly they look and sound. They’re also affordable, and you can also shop them at Target.
The brand founder is Susan Yara, and she’s a beauty guru with a well-known Youtube channel called Mixed Makeup.
I watched a lot of her videos at the time when she launched Naturium and was aware of what was going on with the brand launch controversy in 2020. Apparently, she actively promoted Naturium products for months on both her Youtube channel and her Facebook group before coming out to her audience months later that she, in fact, was the co-founder of Naturium. That did not sit well with her audience and followers.
I haven’t watched a lot of beauty-related videos on Youtube anymore, but fast forward to now in 2022, I’ve heard a lot of good things about their products, also mainly for how affordable they are. When I heard about Naturium’s launching body products, I immediately placed an order of the two new body washes. In addition, this winter, my skin had been so dry and irritated, so I added the two most popular moisturizers and a serum in hope they’d help.
WHAT I’VE ORDERED:
All Naturium products are:
Made in the USA
1. Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2%
SHOP NIACINAMIDE SERUM – $16.00 30 ML / 1.0 Fl OZ
INGREDIENTS: Water, Niacinamide, Propanediol, Glycerin, Zinc PCA, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-11, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid.
REVIEW: This is the first-ever Niacinamide product I’ve tried. Niacinamide has well-known topical benefits such as skin hydration. It helps with skin elasticity and treats hyperpigmentation. It’s formulated with 12% niacinamide and 2% zinc PCA, and so far, I don’t think I’ve used it long enough to notice any difference. And I don’t think I will repurchase it simply because it does nothing for my skin.
So far, all I’ve heard is that this product is great at oil-controlling, and it’s a favorite of many people with oily and acne-prone skin. It’s also one of the most popular products at Naturium. Susan also suggests that make this the first product to try if you want to try out the brand, watch HERE.
I have normal but very dry skin in the winter, and my normal moisturizers wouldn’t do it for me. All I need at this time is a thick and rich moisturizer, and this serum is a pass for me.
2. Intense Overnight Sleeping Cream
SHOP SLEEPING CREAM – $25.00 50 G / 1.7 OZ
INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Squalane, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Glycolipids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycine Soja Sterols, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Betaine, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 20, Hexylene Glycol.
REVIEW: This cream comes in a smaller container compared to the plant ceramide moisture-rich cream (mentioned in 3) even though they both have the same volume and weight size.
In terms of texture, it’s got a marshmallowy, soft, and runnier texture compared to the plant ceramide one. It spreads and absorbs nicely into the skin and does leave my skin feeling soft and moisturized. It’s not sticky nor transferrable onto my pillow which is all that matters to me. I’ve been using this as the last step of my skincare routine at night, and I always wake up with the most moisturized skin. I just use a good amount that is enough to cover all over my face, eye areas, and neck. It’s thick and moisturizing enough that I don’t even need to use a separate eye cream which is nice.
As advertised, this is a sleeping mask, and it’s meant to be used as a mask, not an actual moisturizer. For extra hydration, you can also use this on top of your normal moisturizer, and this will help lock in the moisture. However, I think that’s redundant because I’ve been using it as a moisturizer alone, and it’s fine.
3. Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream
SHOP RICH MOISTURE CREAM – $25.00 50 G / 1.7 OZ
INGREDIENTS: Water, Glycerin, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Behenyl Alcohol, C12-16 Alcohols, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Decyl Esters, Isostearyl Alcohol, C13-15 Alkane, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Palmitic Acid, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Squalane, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Citric Acid, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylcellulose, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Phytate, Potassium Sorbate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Citrate.
REVIEW: Highlighted ingredients above are what makes this product such a great moisturizer to use in the winter. It’s a life-changing moisturizer for me and my extremely dry and irritated skin this winter. It’s got a super thick consistency but is easy to blend into the skin. I have been using it as an eye cream and moisturizer for my entire face and neck, alternating between this and the Sleeping cream, and I love it so far. No weird scent noticed.
Once I run out of these products, I think I’d repurchase this moisturizer or the Sleeping Cream, not both. I feel like this will be too thick for the warmer months, but we will see!
4. The Glow Getter Multi-Oil Hydrating Body Wash
SHOP OIL BODY WASH – $16.00 – 16.9oz / 500ml
INGREDIENTS: Glycerin, Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit/Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hips) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Polyquaternium-10, Maltodextrin, Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Gardenia Jasminoides Fruit Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate.
REVIEW: This body wash does not contain water and instead, there’s more than 50% of glycerin used which I think is so unique and interesting. The majority of the body wash products in the market contain 80%+ water, so you’re basically paying for water and diluted soap products. Also, the scent comes from the ingredients used in the formulation, so that’s also cool. If you have dry skin like me or if it’s winter wherever you are, you’ll love this body wash.
Consistency is like the white part of the egg, and when it comes in contact with water, it gets slightly milky and foamy. It’s gentle and leaves my skin feeling clean, but not stripped, and I don’t even feel the need to use body moisturizer afterward.
I am obsessed with this body wash, the scent, the texture, and how it’s different than any other body washes I’ve tried before. And most importantly, it’s cheaper and better than my current favorite body wash. The scent is warm and nutty with hints of vanilla and coconut, and it seriously is my personal favorite out of all of the Naturium products in this review.
5. The Perfector Salicylic Acid Body Wash
SHOP SALICYLIC ACID BODY WASH – $14.00 – 16.9oz / 500ml
INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Salicylic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorium (Safflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Polysorbate 80.
REVIEW: This body wash is formulated with encapsulated time-released salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a widely known ingredient that gently exfoliates the skin without stripping the skin. For this particular product, they’re the clear beads (or what Naturium calls ‘spheres’) that are fully submerged in the jelly liquid called the ‘hydrophobic matrix.’ Once the product comes in contact with water, the salicylic beads are slowly being released and work their magic into the skin. I’m not sure how fastly absorbed these beads or spheres are, but I think they’ve definitely got an interesting consistency. It’s got a mild lather and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth.
As instructed, you’re supposed to lather and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing it off. Hands, washcloth, or loofah, all work, but I love my Japanese nylon cloth for all body products while in the shower. I don’t have a bathtub at my current apartment, so I’d usually just turn off the shower while working in body wash with water to exfoliate my skin using the bath towel.
As claimed, it can be used as a facial cleanser, so it will make a great product for men or your particular someone who is low-maintenance when it comes to skincare. This is the one-and-done product to buy, a cleanser for the face and the body. Love that it’s fragrance-free and marketed to be a summer cleanser. It’s winter and I do have both body washes, so I’ve been switching between the two body washes from Naturium. They’re great!
Personally, I don’t think Naturium products are life-changing in anyways. All 5 products I have tried and tested perform what they’re supposed to do. For this particular winter, my skin has been extremely dry and irritated, so I just need some thick face moisturizers and new body washes to try that can potentially replace the other more expensive ones.
Now I have got a favorite product that I will continue to repurchase from the brand, and it’s the Glow Getter Multi-oil Hydrating Body Wash. I do love that the body washes come in such big bottles (products that are meant to be used in a large quantity should come in larger containers!), and I do hope Naturium will make a recyclable refill option available soon.
I think Naturium products are beginner’s friendly, especially for teenagers or someone who is new to skincare. They’re incredibly well-priced and accessible. Lastly, I cannot wait to see what products they will launch in the future, especially under the body category.
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