Review – Pure Chimp Super Cream

Funky name, isn’t it? For some reason it immediately makes me think of a product destined for apes AKA men, but in fact it is not… Pure Chimp was founded by a man, but their products are suitable for everyone age 3+ 🙂

When you look at the label about what is inside the jar and how it was made, Pure Chimp stands out from the pack, leaving other brands behind.Pure Chimp Super Cream

No animal Testing

Suitable for Vegans

100% Natural

Handmade in the UK

Super Cream ingredients list: Hemp Seed Wax, Safflower Oil, Sunflower Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Lavender Oil, Wheatgerm Oil – that’s it!

I have very dry and sensitive skin. I love to experiments with a lot of toiletries – soap, shampoo, shower wash etc but when it comes to face care I tend to stick with what I know works for me.  When I visited the Pure Chimp website and read their statements about the Super Cream such as:

  •    #1 Cream in the World containing hemp seed wax
  •    Unique blend of omega 3 & 6 repairs and nourishes your sensitive skin
  •    Quickly & easily absorbed by your skin
  •    Gently reduce inflammation and hydrate your skin naturally
  •    No nasties & naturally perfect for sensitive skin…

I was intrigued by it and wanted to test their claims. Yes, some of them are uncheckable by me, unless I take the cream to a lab, but others I could unscientifically verify by using the product. So I decided to give it a go.

My Pure Chimp Super Cream arrived fast and securely packed for transport.

Super Cream from Pure Chimp

The cream has very simple packaging – a jar with a straight forward black and white design which is surprisingly easy on the eye. All the relevant information you need is stated on the jar itself including full ingredients list, batch number, and use by date, application instructions, full company address and the obligatory website address. I am not a huge fan of creams coming in a jar… I normally prefer a tube or best a pump applicator, but hey we cannot always have what we want…

Pure Chimp Super Cream inside the jar

The cream itself has the texture and colour of heavy whipped cream with one small difference, once you touch it, it doesn’t feel smooth. It is quite hard to explain to be honest – it has a slight grainy texture to the first touch but when you actually rub it in it feels smooth… a very weird sensation when you first start to use it I am telling you…

Pure Chimp Super Cream in use

After application the cream absorbs very quickly and leaves your skin smooth and soft; feeling very silky and with a healthy shiny glow. You can really tell the difference between which part of your body was doused with a cream already and the parts you have missed. It doesn’t feel heavy, which for me is a huge plus as I hate creams which you can sense on your skin giving that dragging down feeling through the day.

I have slightly mixed feeling about the cream. I love what it does to my skin, there is no question about it but I do have a problem with the smell. I know that we cannot have it all and sometimes we have to compromise in our quest for beauty; something has to give… in this case, it is the “fragrant” aroma given off by it. Pure Chimp Super Cream smells very oily… it doesn’t stink but it does have a very distinctive smell, which for some people might be a put off. For me, the jury is still out… I am leaning towards sticking with Super Cream from now on but let’s see how it goes… after all what really counts here is a final effect I can achieve by using it.

Pure Chimp Super Cream costs £10 for a 60ml jar and £15 for 120ml jar. You can also buy it as a part of a super combo deal which will obviously reduce the price even further.

So what do you think?

Would you be tempted by this Hemp Seed Wax / Oil based cream?

For now Super Cream is staying on my main “to use” beauty shelf 🙂

Super Cream Pure Chimp.

I received one 60ml jar of a Super Cream for free for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.

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Feel Good Fashion Blogger Competition #BtreeStyleComp

Braintree Clothing is running a fantastic fashion competition for bloggers – pick your favourite outfit from their collection and you might win it!

I like comfortable clothing made from natural fabrics. If I had to choose between being comfortable or stylish I would go for comfort. Looking at the Braintree collection this problem is taking care off – their clothes offer both – style and comfort.

I had a dilemma with picking my favourite pieces to create an outfit but I finally decided and this is what I come up with…

#BtreeStyleComp - City Girl On The Loose
#BtreeStyleComp – City Girl On The Loose

These are some pieces from the Braintree collection which I would love to own. They look great and I bet they will feel great as well. So what did I pick and why…

Elderbrook Slacks in colour Denim

Why? I like this style and I love hemp clothing (they are 55% hemp and 45% rayon)

Garden Tee in Fushcia

Why? Love the colour and love the style of it; it is one of the tees you can wear almost with everything – timeless! And again the tee is made from 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton jersey, so it will be lovely to wear.

Kips Leather Cross Body Bag in black

Why? I think it will go very well with the rest of the outfit and you can never have too many handbags 😉

Shilai Necklace and Bibaka Bangle

Why? I like gold or gold coloured jewellery. These two pieces caught my eye straight away when browsing the collection and I knew I must have them.

Citronella Socks in Freesia Mosaic

Why? I am obsessed with socks. I love them all and it is very rare you would catch me not wearing any. This pair will match my top and if I get shoes to compliment my trousers, the outfit will be complete… ok, I might also need some sunglasses as well 🙂

So what do you think about my choices? 

Oh and I almost forgot, Braintree are giving 10% off any purchase with the code BLOGGERS10, up until the 21st July, so hurry up as the offer finishes tomorrow!

Disclosure: This is my entry for the Feel Good Fashion Blogger Competition from Braintree Clothing.