If you live in New Zealand, then I can almost guarantee you’ve heard of legendary brand Ecostore. But did you know they now have a new skin range too? SKIN By Ecostore is a natural skincare range, with products packed full of nature’s most powerful ingredients. With different products for different skin concerns, there is a product for every type of skin. Ecostore kindly partnered with me to bring you this review post of their new skincare range for dry/normal skin.
One of the key ingredients in the SKIN By Ecostore range is New Zealand Marine Extract. Seaweed is packed with incredible nutrients that work wonders for the skin, helping to increase collagen and regeneration of the skin, as well as helping to hydrate and nourish the skin. Other ingredients, Blackcurrant Oil and Grapeseed Oil, offer essential antioxidants and vitamins to nourish the skin. These key ingredients are all sourced in New Zealand.
First up let’s talk packaging, as Ecostore have really nailed this. Each product comes packaged in a beautiful box, with a stunning underwater image on the side that depicts the Marlborough Sounds, where the marine extract is sourced. Everyone I showed this to, thought it was absolutely beautiful and it was so much fun to photograph. It’s a lovely way to connect the purity of the natural ingredients and the beauty of New Zealand with the product! The products come in a variety of packaging depending on the product, and are all colour coded depending on your skin type, with light green for normal to dry, and orange for combination to oily. I think the packaging is really pretty and everything dispenses so well and there is no leakage or mess.
SKIN By Ecostore Gentle Cleanser
The Gentle Cleanser is a lovely creamy cleanser that helps to remove left-over makeup and freshen up the skin. It’s quite hydrating for a cleanser, which is what my skin needs in these dry winter months! This cleanser is formulated with a range of natural oils including Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil, just to name a few. It also contains calendula which is one ingredient I look for in skincare as it helps to calm and soothe irritated and inflamed skin. This makes it great for those who suffer from acne, or dry or sensitive skin. The cleanser is packaged in a pump bottle, which makes it super easy to dispense and I use about one and a half pumps for my whole face. I use this cleanser both morning and night, and at night I like to use it in conjunction with my Clarisonic. This cleanser has quickly become an absolute favourite, and I will definitely be re-purchasing once I’ve used this one up. I love how gentle, yet effective it is on my skin and my skin always feels really smooth and soft after I’ve used this. RRP $19.99
SKIN By Ecostore Hydrating Moisturiser
The Hydrating Moisturiser is a refreshingly light moisturiser, that absorbs into the skin almost instantly, making it perfect for wearing under makeup. Packaged in an easy to use dispensing pump, this facial moisturiser can also be used on the neck and décolletage area. This product is designed for normal to dry skin, but sometimes I feel like it doesn’t give me quite enough hydration, so occasionally I’ll layer it twice. I feel like this will be a brilliant daytime moisturiser for the summer, when my skin is a little less dry. What I do love about this moisturiser is that it’s extremely gentle, so I’ve found it a great product to use when my skin is feeling a little sensitive or I’m struggling with a breakout. It’s also not heavy, so I feel like I can put lots on and I don’t have to worry about it clogging my pores or making my skin greasy. RRP $26.99
SKIN By Ecostore Multi-Nutrient Facial Oil
I’ve been quite into my facial oils lately, so I was excited to try this Multi-Nutrient Facial Oil out. It’s a blend of some of my favourite oils including; jojoba, avocado, kiwi seed and blackcurrant, as well as anti-aging powerhouse ingredient CoQ10. As well as deeply nourishing and hydrating the skin, this powerful blend of oils also provides beneficial antioxidants helping to stimulate collagen production and refresh the skin. I’ve been applying this before I head to bed, and I have to say, my skin feels amazing when I wake up in the morning. Even though it is such a powerful oil, it isn’t heavy or greasy on the skin and it doesn’t clog my pores or cause any issue with my skin. Even the boyfriend loves this one, and commented on how good his skin felt after applying. A little goes a long way too – just three or four drops is enough for your whole face, so the 20ml bottle will last quite sometime (even if the boyfriend steals some!). This is another favourite product of mine, and I’ve been applying it religiously every night. RRP $26.99
SKIN By Ecostore Replenishing Night Cream
A night cream is the perfect way to get a hit of hydration on your skin while you sleep. I never used to apply both an oil and a night cream, but lately I’ve been using both the Replenishing Night Cream and the Multi-Nutrient Facial Oil together and my skin feels amazing. The Night Cream is a medium-weight cream that is extremely hydrating on the skin, yet doesn’t feel greasy. It absorbs mostly into the skin in a few minutes, meaning that half the cream doesn’t end up on your pillow during the night. In the morning my skin feels smooth and soft. I’ve also been using this in place of the Hydrating Day Cream in the mornings when my skin is feeling super dry. For a night cream, it actually sits really nicely under makeup, so it’s a great option if you need just that extra little boost of moisture to your skin. It can also be applied to the neck and décolletage, and I’ve also been using a little extra as an eye cream. This is one night cream that’s also a brilliant multi-purpose product! Like the other products in the Skin By Ecostore range, it’s rich in Marine Extracts, Grapeseed Oil and also Harakeke to improve collagen production and leave the skin looking radiant. RRP $26.99
Overall I am extremely impressed with SKIN by Ecostore and these products have become firm favourites and I will definitely be re-purchasing. I love the fact that this skincare line is made from quality natural ingredients, yet it is still affordable, with products ranging from $10-$27. My two top picks would have to be the Gentle Cleanser and the Multi-Nutrient Facial Oil, and I highly recommend you give these a try. To purchase, head to the online Ecostore shop, or find this skincare range in all good supermarkets.
Please note: This post was kindly sponsored by SKIN by Ecostore, and products provided to me by the company. These views are my personal opinion and are no way influenced by others. I always provide an honest opinion, so you all know which products are worth purchasing