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Pangea Organics Mandarin and Rose Moisturiser

February 15, 2009

A light and easily absorbed moisturiser with italian red mandarin and roses.

  • Suitable for vegans
  • Red Mandarin: regenerative, nurturing, elevating
  • Rose: anti-wrinkle, hydrating, balancing

I bought this moisturiser because I have dry skin, especially in Winter when the central heating goes on. However, it was not as moisturing as I’d hoped it would be. The cream was light and soaked in very quickly, but didn’t give my skin the moisture boost it needed or relieve tightness, so I feel it’s better suited to people with normal skin.

The cream smelt nice but wasn’t really what I was expecting as it smelt more like herbs rather than orange and rose. It was also quite strong (although not overpowering).

I bought this cream when I went to New York, so it cost much less than it would if I bought it in the UK. Although it contains alot of high quality natural ingredients, it wasn’t moisturing enough for me to spend £28 on.

Overall a good quality cream, full of natural ingredients, but not moisturising enough for me.


  • Zero waste egg cartons box with cardboard belly band
  • Brown glass bottle with plastic pump lid
  • Label screen printed directly onto the bottle

Once you have finished with the packaging, you can plant it in the ground. Seeds are embedded in the egg carton.


  • Pros: Zero waste, high quality ingredients
  • Cons: Not overly moisturising


Purified Water, Organic Lavender Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride(Derived solely from Coconut Oil), Organic Soy Lecithin, Glycerol/Sucrose Stearate (Natural Vegetable Glycerin & Sugar Emulsifiers), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Organic Almond Oil), Oryza Sativa (Organic Rice Bran Extract), Butyrospermum Parkii Seed (Organic Shea Butter), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Organic Argan Oil), Oenothera Biennis (Organic Evening Primrose Oil), Carthamus Tinctorius (Organic Safflower Seed Oil), Cucurbita pepo (Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

Organic Herbal Extracts of: Calendula Officinalis (Organic Calendula Flower), Symphytum officinale (Organic Comfrey Leaf), Foeniculum Vulgare (Organic Fennel Seed), Equisetum arvense(Organic Horsetail herb), Althaea Officinalis (Organic Marshmallow Root), Trifolium pratense (Organic Red Clover Blossom), Viola odorata Organic Blue Violet Leaf).

Organic Essential Oils of: Sweet Citrus aurantium (Organic Sweet Orange), Citrus reticulate (Organic Red Mandarin), Rosa damascene (Organic Rose Otto), Cymbopogon martini (Organic Palmarosa), Vegetable Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid.

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