Thursday, 25 September 2014

New release: Melvita Universal cream





Rarely am I completely smitten with any product from first use but the new Universal cream* (£15 for 100 mls) from Melvita is one of those products that just works. This delicious and light cream contains beeswax, Meadowsweet and Elderberry flowers to hydrate the skin, this is just so addictive, the minute I received I was using it for everything from my hands to my face and I haven't really stopped since. The texture is light as air, I have never really used a moisturiser like it, closest I can compare it to is Steamcream and whilst I am a Steamcream fan the Melvita offering really has the edge for me. 

The scent is amazing, it is sweet almost like a subtle sherbet, it does linger on the skin without being overpowering and sinks in immediately when applied, due to the fact that this cream nothing behind soft skin and pleasant scent it has been my product of choice for the mornings when I just don't have time to wait for body products to absorb. Melvita themselves were founded in 1983 making them the same age as me, (21 of course **cough**!) but I do like a brand with some history behind it. If you break down the word Melvita you will find the Latin words Mel=Honey and Vita=Life so as you can imagine Bee's are an important part of Melvita's story, the founder Bernard Chevilliat saw bee's as key to all nature and so their preservation through organic and sustainable practises is incredibly important. Melvita's products are based on three key types of ingredients: vegetable and plant oils, floral waters and of course honey which they believe to be the purest expressions of nature. 

What I personally like about Melvita is the range of products available and price points and the fact that they are one of the few natural and organic brands that manage to reach a wider audience. Certified by Ecocert and Cosmebio the range uses over 900 organic ingredients in their products. 

Melvita have been on a bit of a roll lately with their new releases, with ranges to appeal to most people. The bottom line is that anyone who wants a multi-purpose but light cream will enjoy the Melvita Universal cream, the tin is very practical for travelling and I couldn't help but feel like my heart was warmed with the beautiful Bee Children's book they sent alongside it, my son has claimed the book but I am hoping to be able to sneak it back when he isn't looking. Stocked in Wholefoods or Naturisimo alongside their own website, it's a brand well worth a look. 

Ana x

*PR sample, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. This looks great Ana! I've never tried any Melvita products before, I think I have a wee micellar water sample somewhere but I'll need to wait until I've moved to hunt it out.

    Alana xx
    A Rose For Epona

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    1. Can't wait to hear what you think of the Micellar, it's a nice brand :) Xx

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  2. Wow! Sounds like an amazing product for winter. A lovely, lightweight formula that leaves skin feeling renewed and addictively soft.

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    1. Perfect any time of year I think and a good for travel! :) Xx

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  3. I've been (a bit) obsessed with Melvita a couple of years ago but when I found out they're part of L'occitane which then moved to China I stopped buying from them..what a bummer because the product sounds amazing! :/ xx

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    1. I know a lot of people are bothered by parent companies and selling in China but I personally think opening a dialogue with the Chinese market and trying to change their policies will be more effective than refusing to sell there, so I still use Caudalie, Jurlique and Melvita. Things are already changing with legislation and in this financial climate I am not sure anyone can afford to avoid an expanding market. I respect you and others who avoid brand on ethics though I do but for me it's not a deal breaker Xx

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  4. Sounds like such a nice cream! What a great brand mission and story. I absolutely love the cute design! Hope they release some products in the U.S.! ;)
    -Kasey

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  5. I love Melvita but am yet to try this. The packaging is lovely x

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    1. It's lovely, they have some great products! :) Xx

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