Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Review: Naked Thirst Aid 12 Hour Moisturiser

Disclosure: PR sample

Good old Naked.  Well loved on LBR for their excellent value, skin friendly formulations, which are generally free of silicone, parabens, and other undesireables, they've branched out a bit of late, having released four facial skincare products.  The mini-range includes cleanser, toner, moisturiser, and face wash, all with the same natural ingredients and reasonable pricing as the main range.  We were sent a tub of the moisturiser, Thirst Aid, which claims to keep skin moist for 12 hours.

First things first, let's get the elephant in the room out of the way - the packaging for this product is, quite frankly, crap.  The moisturiser comes in a very generously sized 100ml tub, which is made of the same functional, neutral toned plastic as the bodycare products in the main range.  It looks a bit cheap.  Admittedly, it is pretty cheap - 100ml of moisturiser for £7.50 is a bit of a bargain - but I can't help but feel that Naked are missing out on an opportunity to make the product look a little bit more luxurious.  

After a month and a half, half a tub still remains!

Anyway, cheap packaging aside, the moisturiser in the tub is a rich, thick cream with a shea butter base, making it rather rich.  I was worried that it'd overwhelm my slighty-dry combination skin, but I found that a small dab of cream was, whilst richly moisturising, also quite light feeling once massaged into the skin.  And massage is definitely needed - this product won't sink into the skin without a bit of work.  I also found that if applied to a slightly damp face, the cream left a whitish cast which took even more work to rub it - I'm not sure how noticeable this cast would be if your skin is a little darker than mine.

Once absorbed, my skin was left feeling soft and plump, with a slight residue left on it - the residue disappeared overnight, when applied in the evening, and didn't really interfere with my makeup during the day, when applied in the morning.   After a long day at work, my skin did still feel well moisturised, with a touch of the usual shininess coming through on my nose.  That said, I'm probably not the best test case, as I'm not too dry skinned and don't usually feel all that dehydrated towards the end of the day.

I've been using Thirst Aid for a month now, and while my skin has remained soft and well moisturised, I've not noticed any massive change in the texture or appearance of my skin.  I wasn't really expecting to see a difference - this moisturiser isn't really a hard working, high tech anti ageing product; it's a reasonably priced, decent basic moisturiser.  At the teeny tiny price of £7.50 a tub, it's probably one of the most cost effective moisturisers I've ever tried - and I'm very impressed with it for the price.  

If you'd like to try Naked's Thirst Aid 12 Hour Moisturiser for yourself, you'll find it in store at Boots, and online at Naked's online shop, where it will cost you £7.50 for 100ml.  What do you think?  Tried any of Naked's skincare products? Let us know in the comments!


  1. oooh i want to try this! i didn't know they did skincare, we only have their hair products at work (boots) x

  2. I bought 1 today from savers...£2.30. Can't wait to try it tonight.


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