MuLondon: Organic Lavender Moisturiser Review


The lavender scent is known for its soothing, calming effect on people. Some people love the scent and some others don't. Personally, I'm not crazy about the scent but that doesn't mean that I go out of my way to avoid using products with lavender. After all, I have finished a whole tube of lipbalm that contained lavender essential oil and I am still using an exfoliating scrub that has organic lavender.

The scent of lavender will always remind me of one person. I used to board with a lovely, elderly lady who religiously took a lavender oil bath every night just before going to bed. The smell of lavender would linger in the bathroom after she was done and long after she had gone to sleep. She had been doing it for years and I'm pretty sure she still practises the ritual to this day. Of course, I could put it down to her nature and not necessarily the lavender effect, but I always found her to be such a cool, calm and collected lady. She actually drove herself around town in her car right up to age 83. Except for some problems with memory loss, she is still in good health to this day. Mary will be 87 this year.

I ramble, but I think you see my point.


This jar here is MuLondon's Organic Lavender Moisturiser. It was a sample jar that Boris (whom you all should know by now) sent to me together with my online purchase some months back.

Here's how Boris describes it on the MuLondon website:

Lovely 100% organic face moisturising cream with Shea and Coconut Butters, Jojoba Oil, Rosemary Extract and Lavender Essential Oil - to relax your mind and your skin.

This is a rich, creamy balm that is packed full of certified organic oils and herbal extracts, with the classical relaxing and balancing fragrance of organic Lavender oil.

Great for everyday, all-over face, hands and body use. Ideal for dry and sensitive skin.


I remember asking Boris last year what made him choose the five variants in his pioneer range of moisturisers, including Lavender. For Boris, the lavender variant was a no-brainer. He told me that he had been using the lavender oil every day for the last 15 (now 16) years and he never travels without it. He calls it a miracle oil – a healer for cuts, bites, bruises, burns, headache and more.

Ingredients
Shea Butter, Coconut Butter, Jojoba Oil, Rosemary Extract, Lavender Essential Oil
(all certified organic)

That's what I like about MuLondon moisturisers - the ingredients are pure and simple. They contain no fillers, no nasties and not even water.

Scent
Open the jar, hold it close to your face and take in the lavender scent. It may seem strong initially and in the first minutes of application on the skin but the smell eventually dissipates. So, really, it's not such a big issue for those who don't fancy the lavender scent much.


Application
As with all the other four MuLondon moisturisers, the Organic Lavender variant is thick and concentrated. The consistency is like butter, so remember to melt the moisturiser in the palm of your hands first before attempting to apply it on your skin. This method is the best way to get an even application.

I have been trying the Organic Lavender Moisturiser on different parts of my body but I like it best on the neck and sometimes the face. I have not experienced any skin break-outs as a consequence. You won't end up with an oily face, unless you put too much on. You only need to apply a small amount and the moisturiser will be absorbed, leaving the skin supple and soft. As a guide, you can start off with a pea-sized amount and with experience, you can eventually adjust the amount accordingly.

For an extra calming effect, try rubbing it near the nostrils for the full effect of the lavender scent. I do that sometimes when I'm stressed.

Price
The MuLondon Organic Lavender Moisturiser retails for £13 for a 60ml jar and £7 for 30ml.


In the ongoing MuLondon Giveaway, three lucky participants will win a jar of MuLondon moisturiser of his/her choice. Choose from the following moisturisers:

• Organic Hemp
• Organic Rose
• Organic White Chocolate Truffle
• Organic Marigold, Frankincense & Myrrh
• Organic Lavender

Giveaway details can be found here.


Further reading:
Background information on MuLondon and Boris
My reviews of the MuLondon moisturisers
MuLondon website

12 comments:

sugar sugar said...

seems like a great product! the cream looks so rich!

Anonymous said...

Again great post! The last of the 5Mulondon moisturisers and I enjoyed reading all reviews.

Boris and you make a great team, the head cream whipper and you as the promotor. Thumbs up for both of you!

Have a great week ahead my dear,
Take care, Nicole x

bhumika said...

sounds nice :)

Anonymous said...

Your reviews are always very thorough. You did a great job with this series.

Btw thanks for the tip....I should try rubbing a lovely scent near the nostrils.

"KTee"xx

Adis said...

It looks like ice cream in the jar :D. I'd be sooo tempted to try to eat it :p. I've had lavender ice cream once and although it's not my favourite flavour in the world, it was pretty tasty :).

Witoxicity said...

@sugar sugar
It contains unadulterated ingredients, no wonder it's so rich and creamy. I love the buttery texture. :)

@Nicole
Thanks, Nicole. Haha, you make me sound like a persistent saleswoman! ;D Seriously, nobody paid or asked me to say what I've said. If a product is good and the company is honest and gives great customer service, then I will just tell it like it is. I know Boris works very hard to grow MuLondon, so I'm just doing my little part to help further spread the word about the brand. I'm really glad that he agreed to sponsor this current MuLondon giveaway. Boris, if you're reading this, thank you and keep up the great work! :)

You too, Nicole! I hope you'll have a fantastic week! :)

@bhumika
Well, the moisturiser is nice. :)

@KTee
Hey, thanks, KTee! I'm glad you enjoyed my posts on the MuLondon moisturisers. The tip? You're welcome! It worked well for me with this lavender moisturiser. :)

@Adis
Ooh, lavender ice-cream sounds mighty interesting to me! Btw, if you think this one looks edible, you should try the Organic White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser. That one is truly yummy!! Must resist eating it. :P

Jen W said...

This sounds divine. Another amazing creation from Boris.

Witoxicity said...

@Jen W
I totally agree, Jen! I look forward to seeing what other products he will launch in the future. :)

bhumika said...

love lavender smell..esp my l'occitane lavender hand cream...hoping to win this :)

Jessica McLeod said...

MuLondon products sound amazing! Lavender oil is great, I've used it directly on burns and it really works.

Adis said...

It was :D! But I might've been lucky in that this was a pretty good recipe and made by someone who knew what they were doing XD. I've also heard some really gross stories about how some recipes tastes like you're eating a bottle of really dusty old lady perfume :p.

Should I win your giveaway, I'm going to be sorely tempted to try to eat the prize :p. (I think I chose the white chocolate and truffle one as my prize, but they all sound so lovely and tasty :D!)

Witoxicity said...

@bhumika
It's great that you've taken part in the MuLondon giveaway, Bhumika. Thank you and good luck! :)

@Jessica McLeod
Boris has put in a lot of thought and effort into making his lovely all-natural moisturisers. I do think they are a treat for the skin. Thanks so much for sharing with us your experience with the lavender oil, Jessica. This is indeed an amazing oil! :)

@Adis
LOL!! Really dusty old lady perfume. Gotta love that! ;D You know, I've tasted a little bit of that White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser before. It was really creamy and I did find the smell a lot more present than the taste. It was interesting, to say the least. :D