Beauty: 2 New By Grown Alchemist

Beauty: 2 New By Grown Alchemist

Grown Alchemist is a brand I’ve wanted to try for months, everything from the old style pharmaceutical packaging to the fat list of organic plant-based ingredients, essential oils and natural skin boosters seemed appealing.

In particular, the Regenerating Night Cream With Neuro-Peptide & Violet Extract had caught my attention. So when I spotted an offer to effectively receive their detox serum for free upon purchasing the night cream – well the rest is history and here’s the review:

What It Does: It works with a bunch of antioxidants, Vitamins, hyaluronic acid, essential omega fatty acids and a couple of natural based acids which basically aim to rejuvenate, restore and soothe the skin. I love that it’s stacked with skin goodies without the addition of any of the following: Lauryl sulphates, glycols, petrochemicals, artificial fragrance, animal derivatives, synthetic colours, silicones, or parabens (SOLD!).

Full Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Potassium Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (and) Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Glyceryl Oleate (and) Glyceryl Stearate (Plant), Mannitol (Plant), Aqua (and) Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract (and) Salicylic Acid (and) Sodium Hydroxide (Natural Polysaccharide Complex), Aqua (and) Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract (and) Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (and) Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (and) Tripeptide-10 Citrulline (and) Tripeptide-1 (and) Lecithin (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Xanthan Gum (and) Carbomer (and) Triethanolamine (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Phenoxyethanol (Natural Peptide and
Polysaccharide Complex), Cetyl Alcohol (Plant), Sodium Hyaluronate (Plant), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Dehydroacetate (Organic Listed), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Wheat Amino Acids (Plant), Myroxylon Pereirae (Peru Balsam) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Camellia) Leaf Extract, Viola Odorata (Violet) Leaf Extract, Santalum Spicata (Sandalwood) Oil, Lactic Acid (Natural), Salicylic Acid (Plant), Passiflora Edulis (Passion-flower) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea-Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise- Star) Fruit Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Limonene (Plant), Linalool (Plant), Benzyl Benzoate (Plant), Benzyl Salicylate (Plant), Farnesol (Plant).

Beauty: 2 New By Grown Alchemist

My first thought’s were that the consistency may be a little light for a night cream, but upon application (include the neck and a brief facial massage in any night time beauty regime) it absorbed just beautifully leaving a smooth rich semi-matte coating over my skin. The fragrance of this cream is just divine (if you’ve used Aesop product’s you will know the type of addictive scent I’m referring to)

The Results: I really noticed a difference my skin looked plumped, smooth and rehydrated in the morning, I also noticed an improvement in the clarity and brightness. I can easily compare it to other brands I love such as Aurelia. It has everything you would expect from a high-end moisturiser.

Verdict: Would I repurchase this item? Definitely yes, I love it. Suitable for: in my opinion all skin types apart from active acne as it contains a fair few essential oils that could irritate inflamed skin, it’s probably a bit unnecessary for very young skin and they have also subbed out parabens in favour of phenoxyethanol (as a preservative) which some people may not see as a completely green option. Finally I noted a bit of a kerfuffle with this brand recently for not listing the full product ingredients on their Australian website. I agree that’s a strange thing to do but since I purchased this via Cult Beauty the ingredients were listed (as they are on other UK sites that stock Grown Alchemist) so I was blissfully unaware of this downside.

So is it worth the £66 price tag? It’s far from cheap, but a night cream or serum are the two thing’s in my professional opinion that are worth saving for. It’s the quality and concentration of ingredients you are paying for, I alternate a night cream like this with something like liquid gold or an overnight mask when I want more of an overhaul and using this system a pot this size can last for almost 11 months so averaged out I find it a worthwhile investment (or you could sign up to store mailing lists and look out for offers like I did…).

Have you tried any Grown Alchemist products or do you have a favourite night cream, Let me know?

 

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  • Ohh I haven’t heard of this company before – but I so want to try them now, that packaging is just gorgeous (yes I love the old style as well) and it sounds so cleverly put together.

    • Thanks for the lovely comment. yes I’m looking forward to trying more for them everything sounds so good! k x

  • Sounds really like a nice brand! I would love to try it!
    Nice to discover your blog by the way 🙂
    http://www.mademoisellenature.com

    • Thank you. Lovely to discover your blog too. A very minimal layout which I love. k x

  • Jacqueline

    I love your attention to the ingredients. You mentioned Liquid Gold, but what do you think about products heavy in alcohol? Good for the skin long term or not?

    • Spot on Jacqueline, no I definitely wouldn’t recommend products on a regular basis with a high alcohol content. They will completely unbalance your skin. I use liquid gold once a week… if that and stop completely in the peak summer months or on holiday and swap to a manual scrub. Thank you for the comment 🙂 k x

  • haha that’s a lot of ingredients! I’ve not tried any of their products before, but it sounds like a really effective product! x

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    • Lol your right it is. I’m just experimenting whether to list the ingredients or not?? It looks untidy but it’s nice to know .. I Cant decide? Thanks for stopping by. k x

  • MaquillageConfession

    Thanks Kara for this great review – I’ve put the brand on my list of products to try. Just finishing the Aurelia Night Cream (Space NK) and have really enjoyed using it – similar brand ethos as it’s all free of nasties and also great for sensitive skin!
    x

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    • Oooh it seem’s we have the same taste in skin care. Thank you for stopping by. k x

  • Wow that is a huge list of ingredients. I love the jars. They are so simple and elegant. Is bad that I try creams based on their jars?

  • Isabella Wong (lifeasapetite)

    I actually don’t use an eye cream at the moment but I think I should get one as I always wake up with puffy eyes:( thank you for the review:) x

  • beautyandrags

    I’m awful at skincare, this post has definitely encouraged me to up my game. Thanks for sharing!

    Emma x

  • WinaScott

    Hi Kara,
    I am torn between Aurelia and Grown Alchemist night cream..my skin is not problematic at all..A bit sensitive at times, but I just need your opinions since it looks like you’ve tried both.
    Can you advise?
    Thanks a lot.

    Wina ☺

    • Hi Wina, they are slightly different as in the Aurelia night cream has slightly more nourishing properties so will give you lovely plumped soft moisturised skin. The grown alchemist is slightly more active it contains Salicylic acid and other ingredients to brighten as well as moisturise.
      The grown alchemist would be better suited to older skin over 27 ish it could be classed as anti ageing. Also if your in the UK both are available at Space nk so you could pop in and test them I also just searched on the U.K. Space nk website and the Grown Alchemist is on sale so a bit of a bargain at the moment.
      Hope that helps a bit
      Thanks for stopping by. KARA X

  • Beautiful Bedlam

    I love other Grown Alchemist products and am always on the lookout for a good night cream. This one sounds fantastic <3 Definitely going to give it a go x

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