I am always on a look out for a good moisturizer for the face. We all know that is no easy feat so I was compelled to try this Moist-Urge Moisturizing Face Cream (That name LOL) especially since the tube size of 15 gram didn’t seem like too much commitment. 😀
Kronokare as a brand never really caught my attention for some reason, probably because of their high price point for a fairly simple ingredient list and lack-luster packaging! But since things were on sale I thought I should really test out the products to see if my first impression was right.
Kronokare claims to be “The most French Indian Brand”. The brand derives its name from Chronos, the God of Time in Greek mythology. It is a relatively new brand, founded in 2008 by a French man Cyril Feuillebois. His vision was to create a natural, effective, and fuss free line of products which is a mix of the best from both India and France.
It is made in India, and claims to formulate products with native flora, extracted pure essential oils, rare botanical extracts, and seed oils sourced from France and India.
975 INR for 50 grams.
A rich and nourishing blend that keeps dry skin moisturized and soft. Here’s something to take the dryness off: our beetroot extract and vitamin E, extra Nourishing Face Cream. Enriched with the finest oils, our formula leaves your skin soft and hydrated. A delicious mix of natural shine, you’ll be glistening from the inside. (meant for normal to dry skin)
- Generously massage face cream onto skin.
- Repeat every day.
- Enjoy the sunshine!
- Sunflower Oil,
- Aloe Vera Gel,
- Neem Extract,
- Essential Oil Tea Tree,
- Essential Oil Ylang Ylang,
- Essential Oil Lemon,
- Essential Oil Rosemary,
- Essential Oil Bergamot
In India brands are not legally bound to share the full ingredient list which really is concerning, for instance here the brand has only shared key ingredients on the package and this is just not enough! If it is not using parabens what is the alternate preservative it is using?
The claims mention beetroot extracts and vitamin E which is not mentioned in the “KEY” ingredients list! I don’t appreciate when brands do this – is this a trick, is this a typo? I would really like to know.
It comes packaged in a opaque plastic tube. When it reached me it had a foil seal on, (thank-god) unlike the scrub that I tried previously. The packaging over all is really not that great in line with the Kronokare offerings I’ve tried in earlier posts. This is a big let down since the product prices are on the higher side.
In this case I am glad I went for the tube which is a much more hygienic compared to the tub packaging where one needs to dip their fingers ending up contaminating the rest of the content.
Similar to other Kronokare products this cream has a very strong herbal scent dominated by Ylang -Ylang and unfortunately I don’t quite like it! Saving grace being it fades quickly and doesn’t bother me after few minutes. Scent is a personal choice so you cant hold it against this product. I personally am not fond of this scent but the folks who like intense fragrances might like it.
The cream has a worryingly thick consistency due to which I was thinking that it might break me out and feel quite heavy, but it has pleasantly surprised me! It does not spread very well due to its texture & one might go over board due to this but if this detail can be sorted the cream does not feel heavy and did not cause any breakouts or zits. I needs to take only a little and spread it over damp (not wet) skin. I was also worried about white cast but there wasn’t any!
It is meant for normal to dry skin. I have a combination skin and since I got this in winters it worked really well for me because in this season I do struggle with a few dry patches especially on my nose. But if you have a oily- combination skin I would not recommend this to you during the warmer/ humid climate.
It take a few minutes to get absorbed and once it does, there is no greasy film left behind which was also something that I was concerned about because it claims to create “natural shine.” After it is absorbed the skin feels supple and soft and my dry patches also looked pretty under- control. I top this with my sunscreen and I am good for the day.
- Effective for dry skin and for combination skin during the colder months.
- Cruelty Free
- Silicone, Paraben, Sulphate & Mineral Oil free. (Click on the links to understand why this is a big pro)
- Made in India
- Not available easily in stores.
- Pricey for a relatively simple ingredient list and ordinary packaging.
- Incomplete ingredient list. ( I would like to know what is the preservative being used)
The branding & packaging is a let-down but I have come to understand the Brand is working to improve it. This moisturizer is surprisingly effective and the folks with dry skin will especially like it. I enjoyed using this through the winter and the 15 gram tube is perfect and will suffice during the winter months.
I would love to know your experience if you have tried this product. Also let me know in the comments what are your favorite Moisturizers for the face. Check out some of the other great moisturizers I have tried here & here. Also find me on Instagram here and lets discuss beauty. ❤