You’ve read my introduction on MuLondon which included a review of the Organic Hemp Moisturiser. Now, let’s take a closer look at its Organic Rose Moisturiser. I will also share with you here other bits of information about MuLondon that I couldn’t squeeze into that previous article.
Volume and Price: 60ml / 2oz for £19 (30ml versions will be available soon)
Contents: Thick, beige/yellow-coloured cream housed in a glass jar. If you’re one into rose scents, you would love this.
This sample jar was sent along with my purchase of the full-size Organic Hemp Moisturiser.
According to MuLondon
Luxury 100% organic face moisturiser with Rose otto oil, Rosehip Extract and Rosemary. This amazing trio will pamper, balance and nourish dry, irritated and sensitive skin.....Great for everyday, all-over face, hands and body use. Ideal for dry and sensitive skin.
Shea Butter, Coconut Butter, Jojoba Oil, Rose Otto Essential Oil, Rosehip Extract, Rosemary Extract.
All are Certified Organic Ingredients.
About some of the ingredients:
When absorbed into the skin and connective tissues, it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to keep connective tissues strong and supple.
Recommended for healing severe skin problems. It moisturises, firms and soothes the skin without irritation. Balancing for all skin types - including oily, dry, mature and sensitive skin.
Proven to reduce scars and wrinkles. It repairs damaged skin cells and rehydrates dry skin.
This Organic Rose Moisturiser is the newest of the five moisturisers currently available at MuLondon. Boris, whom you’ve read about before, added this variant to his product range because rose oil is an amazing healing and balancing oil. The rose otto essential oil that he uses is certified organic. Rose otto oil is extracted through steam distillation, a process through which a single drop of rose otto is yielded from thirty roses and that is why it is one of the most expensive essential oils in the world.
By the way, rose otto is not to be confused with rose absolute which is obtained through solvent extraction. Solvent extraction involves use of petrochemicals and as we all know, that goes against the ethos of MuLondon.
Again, extracting the thick cream from the jar and directly applying on the skin would not work – you’ll end up with uneven patches of moisturiser on your skin. Trying to dilute the cream by applying it on wet skin is not the answer either (been there, done that, didn’t work). Remember, Boris has deliberately left out water from the formula. It is simply a thick cream with 100% active ingredients, so why would you want to go against the grain by diluting it?
So, the best thing to do is to first melt by rubbing the thick cream in the palm of your hand, then massage on moist (not wet!) skin just after a bath or shower. Your skin pores are open and will absorb the moisturiser more easily.
As with all the other variants, this one is an all-over moisturiser too. It may by 100% concentrated but it’s actually very mild. I had rashes (could have been eczema) on my skin a few weeks ago. I had hoped that this Rose Moisturiser would get rid of the rashes but because it was so mild, it didn’t. What it did do was calm the skin.
With the mildness in mind and seeing that it was a small sample jar anyway, I decided to use it for other purposes.
• Face – I know some of you might think it may be too rich for facial skin. I have acne-prone skin and I was sceptical too. However, I gave it a go anyway with first a patch test in my jaw area. Over the course of ten days, I did several patch tests on different parts of my face and there were no adverse reactions. Presently, I still use my regular facial moisturiser (also one without parabens and mineral oils, but not organic) and once every three-four days, I use this MuLondon Organic Rose Moisturiser. I apply very thinly and the skin will just suck in all that nourishment. I haven’t experienced any greasiness on the face from using this cream and it's lovely have the rose scent lingering near the nose for a little while.
• Lips – As it wasn’t stated on the label, I asked Boris if this moisturiser could be used on lips. He said yes. In fact, he and some of his friends do use the MuLondon creams on the lips. I have too many lipbalms to last me several lifetimes but I did apply this on my lips, just to try. Just a tiny bit and it kept my lips moisturised for a couple of hours.
• Nails and cuticles – This moisturiser works great for my nails and cuticles. Just rub a very teeny tiny amount on your nails and cuticles and let the cream get absorbed. I find using this cream much easier than using nail and cuticle oils which are so oily and messy.
Remember to always do a patch test first. I always advocate that and Boris also includes this reminder on the jar label.
There is a “best before” date on the label and it is recommended that the cream be used up within six months from the time it was made. I think six months is an achievable time period. The cream may be highly concentrated and you wouldn’t need to use much each time but I won’t tell you that it will last forever. If used diligently on the body daily, a jar of 60ml could last about three to four months. That was my experience anyway with the Organic Hemp Moisturiser. I reached the bottom of my jar in about three months.
Whatever it is, it is best to store the jar in a cool, dry and dark place. According to Boris, if necessary, the cream may be kept for longer than six months (when stored properly).
Where To Buy
Here’s some additional information. Besides its own online store on the MuLondon website and on Etsy, MuLondon products are available at health food stores: Greenlands in London and Cocoya in Denmark, and in several stores in Latvia.
Boris is currently busy working to expand the product range of MuLondon. Cleansers, massage oils and a facial scrub are in the works. I read on his blog that one of the items is an all-natural detergent-free cleanser. By the way, he shares skincare tips and tricks there too.
I found out that he also makes custom blends, so if anyone has any special requests for a certain cream, you could get in touch with him through his website.