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This September, we’re celebrating Therapi Honey Skincare’s first birthday and we’re continuing our Therapi Honey Skincare reviews with Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser (we’d previously reviewed Therapi Orange Blossom Honey Gel Cleanser). is offering the readers of Nature of Europe an exclusive 20% off on all products, for the whole month of September!

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Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser is part of the Purifying line. Created for combination and oily skin, it is full of skin-benefiting ingredients.

Therapi Lemon Myrtle Line

Therapi Lemon Myrtle Line

While the ingredients are suitable for combination and oily skin and are purifying, Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser’s consistency also borders on nourishing. The consistency is quite rich but also light. When applied on the skin, at first, it seems the moisturiser may have some problems with absorption into the skin. However, its easy spreadability quickly proves this is not the case: Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser is quickly absorbed into the skin, and contrary to the first impression, does not leave the skin looking oily; in fact, when nicely spread and absorbed, it has a matte look, but you can feel the softness of the skin. Given the moisturiser’s texture and concentrated ingredients, you only need a small amount of this great moisturiser. If you think the moisturiser may take too long to be absorbed into the skin, you can spray a bit of hydrolate or toner before applying it. The smell is gentle, not over-powering and citrus-like.

Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser Review

Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser: Light, easily absorbed texture

While created for combination and oily skin, its consistency may be a bit too rich for hot summer days; it will, however, prove as a nice mosturiser in colder days. Likewise, Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser may not be suitable under liquid foundation – especially if you have really oily skin; it did work very well under mineral foundation – you just have to let it absorb first. I found it works pretty nice under both tinted moisturiser as well as BB cream. It also works nicely as a night cream; the skin in the morning is very soft, soothed and nourished, as well as purified due to ingredients.

I’ve also quickly tested Therapi Orange Blossom Honey Moisturiser, though it came only in a small testing pot, I would suggest it for basically any skin type: it’s very light, perfect as a day cream and perfect under liquid foundation.

Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser comes in an elegant white glass container. Problem? Every time you open it, oxygen gets in, along with the fact that you dip in your finger. I would strongly suggest using similar packaging as with their cleansers – some type of pump bottle.

Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser Review

Ingredients: Aqua, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witchhazel) Water*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Polyglyceryl-3 Rice Brannate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Alcohol*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Mel (Honey)*, Lecithin*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract*, Olea Europaea Leaf Extract*, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil*, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Leaf Oil*, Leptospermum Petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil*, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Parfum*, Limonene+, Linalool+    * Organic   + Naturally occurs in essential oils

Now, let’s analyze the ingredients. Witch hazel water/hydrolate, a tea tree cousin, as I call it, has astringent properties; great for combination and oily skin. Jojoba oil contains sebum-identical properties, and is known to retain moisture; it also softens the skin. Hemp seed oil closely mirrors skin’s lipid profile, is rich in fatty acids and promotes skin’s elasticity. Sunflower seed oil is rich in Vitamin A, D and E. Honey is a natural humectant and has antibacterial properties, along with having a smoothing effect on the skin. Olive oil is an antioxidant, with high content of essential fatty acids. Lemon Myrtle, with its antibacterial properties, purifies and balances combination and oily skin. Polyglyceryl-3 rice brannate, a rather newer cosmetic ingredient, is an emulsifier, whose properties give light and fresh texture to the moisturiser. Amorphophallus konjac root powder has soothing properties.

I am *still* side-eying sodium benzoate, though.

There’s 50 ml of Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser and it costs 35€. Given the precious ingredients and the amount, I am of an opinion that it is pretty reasonable and not expensive. Would I purchase it myself after I run out of this one? Yes; –  I’ve been using Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser for nearly two months now and I’m really liking it; there has been no redness, no acne or any other negative reaction from my skin, only smooth, hydrated and nourished skin. Based on the very satisfactory testing of both Lemon Myrtle and Orange Blossom moisturisers, as well as based on the ingredients list, I am most definitely putting Rose Otto Honey Moisturiser as well as Rose Otto Propolis + Ultra Radiance Cream on my wish list; even if the Rose Otto line is for the dry skin (I have combination/oily and sensitive skin), I am certain my skin would welcome both. So, yes, I would most certainly recommend Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser.

Therapi is also being nominated for Soil Association awards; so if you like their products, you can vote for Therapi to win Soil Association Organic Awards 2014.

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Vote for Therapi Soil Association Organic Award 2014

Has this review sparked your interest? If so, check back soon, as we’ll be giving away Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser in the up coming days!

In case you’ve missed it:

Therapi Honey Skincare Presentation + Interview with the Founder
Therapi Orange Blossom Honey Gel Cleanser Review
Therapi Orange Blossom Honey Gel Cleanser Giveaway
Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser Giveaway
Therapi Rose Otto Facial Toner Review
Therapi Rose Otto Facial Toner Giveaway

For more information on Therapi Honey Skincare and where to buy it, please, visit our dedicated page.

Therapi Lemon Myrtle Honey Moisturiser has been provided to Nature of Europe by as a PR sample for the purpose of an honest review.

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