Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Daily Moisture SPF 30

 Dear Oily-Skinned People,

Please let me introduce you to the least shiny SPF that has ever been invented. The finish is so dry and matt that it is almost freaky. It goes on as a cream but feels just like a powder on the skin and it leaves your face perfectly smooth and shine-free. It’s like blotting paper in a tube!

Important to note that the cream isn’t actually drying, it just feels dry. So it’s great for all skin types, but those with very dry skin might feel a little uncomfortable if they are used to very rich and nourishing formulas. I think that those with oily or blemish-prone skin will love it though – it doesn’t slip off, it disappears immediately upon application and it doesn’t leave any white residue on the skin. The sun filters are 100% mineral (zinc oxide) which is another bonus for those who are prone to breakouts. I wish that I had discovered this earlier in the summer – it really acts as a mattifying primer, moisturiser and suncreeen in one. Once you’re used to the slightly unconventional texture, it’s the perfect day cream for wearing when the weather is humid and bothersome.

Bothersome! I’m turning into a Victorian!

Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Daily Moisture SPF 30 is usually £23.50 but is currently in the FeelUnique sale at £19.95 with free delivery here: I think that’s really quite a nice price for such a convenient product – good skincare, an SPF and my favourite scent (rose, in case you hadn’t guessed!) all in one tube.


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  1. August 25, 2011 / 6:15 am

    sounds like something i’ll need when i travel to a tropical country for a month! when i head over to London next year (fingers crossed), Neal’s Yard is one of the brands i intend to try.

    • admin
      August 25, 2011 / 9:35 am

      @Dani wow! Where are you off to?! xx

  2. Carla
    August 25, 2011 / 9:49 am

    I have to get a sample of this to try! My new rule is that I don’t buy fullsize products without trying first. I have a mountain of unused cosmetics and toiletries that aren’t quite right…

    • admin
      August 25, 2011 / 10:24 am

      @Carla good call! xx

  3. August 25, 2011 / 9:53 am

    Ooh great, I love Neal’s Yard – would never have thought to look on FeelUnique, and they do free delivery worldwide. I accidentally ended up paying €50 for delivery to Europe on NYR’s own site so this is super! Any comments on the Wild Rose Beauty Balm? Just buying it after using a tester for a few weeks, found it very effectve as a decongestant and overnight balm and of course it smells divine.

    • admin
      August 25, 2011 / 10:24 am

      @Kate haven’t tried, but I shall now! x

  4. kimannj
    August 25, 2011 / 10:00 am

    Oh FABULOUS!!!!!! Can’t wait to try this one!!! Thanks Ruth x

  5. Lulu
    August 25, 2011 / 10:15 am

    I have very dry skin and I really like this. The texture is very unusual but I find it moisturises really well. Love this as an alternative to Becca SPF primer which is not available at the moment (it’s being reformulated).

  6. Sylvia
    August 25, 2011 / 11:23 am

    Need. I have a moisturiser from Neal’s Yard which feels lovely, but smells foul, sort of like mashed bananas. I could probably cope with rose though!

    • admin
      August 25, 2011 / 11:42 am

      @Sylvia yes, this one smells gorgeous! x

  7. Lisa
    August 25, 2011 / 11:31 am

    Which do you think keeps you oil free for longer – this or the Institute Esthederm primer on Keep Calm & Shop? Was thinking of getting the primer but now looking at this so can’t decide?!!! Thanks! X

    • admin
      August 25, 2011 / 11:42 am

      @Lisa hmmmm. VERY close call! If you don’t need an SPF though, I’d say go for the Institut as it specifically helps to control shine for long periods of time. VERY close though – I have one on each half of my face at the moment trying to decide for you!! xx

  8. Lisa
    August 25, 2011 / 11:43 am

    Thanks Ruth! X

  9. Mojo Jojo
    August 25, 2011 / 1:41 pm

    @Lisa hmmmm. VERY close call! If you don’t need an SPF though, I’d say go for the Institut as it specifically helps to control shine for long periods of time. VERY close though – I have one on each half of my face at the moment trying to decide for you!! xx

    WOW – that’s what you call gold standard customer service Ruth!

    • admin
      August 25, 2011 / 1:51 pm

      @Mojo I don’t do things by halves, me. xx

  10. Leila
    August 25, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    I think you are doing it by halves Ruth!

    (Bad pun? Sorry.)

  11. Leila
    August 25, 2011 / 2:22 pm

    I forgot to mention, I have dry skin and I love this! So long as you use a good moisturizer underneath, it’s ok. I don’t find it drying at all and it leaves a wonderfully silky finish afterwards, powdery but silky. It’s a very unusual.

    • admin
      August 25, 2011 / 3:05 pm

      @Leila ooh, that’s good to know! Thanks for that! EVERYONE: IT’S GOOD FOR DRY SKIN TOOOOOO!!!!

  12. August 25, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    Ooh this looks perfect for me! I will definitely consider buying this when my current day time moisturiser runs out!

  13. LilyM
    August 25, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    Is Zinc Oxide the stuff that photographs white? Because I have combination skin and this sounds perfect otherwise…

    • admin
      August 25, 2011 / 10:43 pm

      @Lily I haven’t photographed my face in it, but there’s no ghostly white ‘cast’ when I look in the mirror, so I think this one is fine! xx

  14. Laura
    August 25, 2011 / 9:10 pm

    Hi Ruth

    Your site is amazing!
    Im also a big fan of anything that involves Rose in beauty products. I dont have oily skin but if i did i would try the product above.
    Wondering if you have ever used Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder? Im looking to purchase it soon. Any feedback from ruth the beauty pro would be appreciated.

    • admin
      August 25, 2011 / 10:42 pm

      @Laura I haven’t, but I LOVE the rose hand cream, it’s gorgeous!! xxx

  15. Jan
    August 25, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    I bought this back in June I think just after it was released it is not good on my oily/combo skin, it seems to mattify so much that it draws attention to my pores which is a such a shame because the texture is divine and it seemed to be a perfect substitute for my favourite SPF/primer (BECCA Mineral Primer which is being reformulated). All in all I am woefully sad she says trying to out Victorian you ;-) Jan x

    • admin
      August 25, 2011 / 11:33 pm

      @Jan you could never out-Victorian me, Madam! I have all the Vic’ Lingo! xx

  16. Laura
    August 25, 2011 / 11:17 pm

    @ Jan Thank you for the info. I normally use Chanel Translucent Powder in 1 but I fell in love with the idea of using a puff of powder rose on my face. So i think i might just keep to my Chanel, open pores is not a good look for me.

    Thanks Ruth sounds good to me :) i will get that instead to get my rose fix.

  17. Carla
    September 12, 2011 / 10:12 am

    I was really keen to try this, as I am always on the lookout for moisturisers with mineral SPF. This is undoubtedly the most revolting cream that I have ever put onto my skin. I washed it off after 30 seconds and put the sample (I kindly received from Neal’s Yard) straight into the bin.

    It has the gloopy texture of a flour paste, and is highly fragranced – my eyes are still stinging from the fumes. My skin felt taut and as dry as the Sahara. Apparently this moisturiser is for all skin types, but definitely is not suited to my normal skin.

    • admin
      September 12, 2011 / 11:45 am

      @Carla yes, it is very ‘rose’ – one of the reasons I love it, but not for everyone! x

  18. Carla
    September 12, 2011 / 2:30 pm

    I like rose too, but I picked up a more herby fragrance – on looking at the ingredients there’s not a rose fragrance listed (only rosehip oil, which has an entirely difference scent) but there is rosemary oil and other herb oils. These really irritated my eyes, even though i didn’t put the cream anywhere near my eye area.

    A pity, because I really wanted to like the product…

    • admin
      September 12, 2011 / 3:06 pm

      @Carla yes – I did read that rosemary can be very irritating for some people! Oh, shame! xx

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