January 23, 2013

Simmi Essentials Aqua Pura Sweet Almond Hydra Crème

Simi Essentials is a spa quality skin care line, based in natural ingredients (their main ingredient is aloe vera, not water like the majority of the others skin care lines). Formulated by the world's finest experts in the US, there are four simple categories of specialized skin care to chose from: Pampered Temple for the body (all the products in this category help to hydrate the skin of the body), Perfect Balance for acne prone and oily skin, Fountain of Youth for people looking for an anti aging solution, and Aqua Pura to improve the moisture of the dehydrated skin. Simi Essentials products are - of course - cruelty free (they are PETA business friends!) and their bottles and jars and environmental friendly (made in USA). 

Simi kindly informed me that in my case, the most suitable category is Aqua Pura since I am suffering from dry, irritated and eczema-prone skin, so I was sent the Sweet Almond Hydra Crème that promises to help to hydrate my face.

Upon the first applications, I was worried my skin was intolerant to almond oil or another ingredient in this product because my dry patches of eczema and irritated skin did sting a bit, but with consistent use, my skin fortunately calmed down.

While having a nice and somewhat thick consistency, the Sweet Almond Hydra Crème is really lightweight and I like how it seems to envelop my skin in a soothing cocooning, instead of disappearing right away - does this make sense? It is not greasy and it does quickly sink into the skin but I like how I can feel my skin being moisturized throughout the day, and this is what makes the difference to me between an hydrating and a moisturizing product.

I have been using this product every morning since I received it somewhere in the middle of October, and you can barely tell because the little pot still appears almost untouched - you only need the smallest quantity of product since this Sweet Almond Hydra Crème is really rich. Talking about packaging - this product comes in a cute little plastic post, and until very recently, I would have been tempted to say that such packaging tend to look and feel a bit cheap, but since I dropped and broke my glass jar of $40 NUXE Rêve de Miel Ultra-Comfortable Face Cream, let's just say that I now favour practicality instead of beauty.

Simmi Essentials Aqua Pura Sweet Almond Hydra Crème is available for $37.00 at www.simiessentials.com. and don't forget to apply the code Peta3 to get 3$ off and Peta15 for 15% off if you buy more then 50$.

Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. This looks like such a nice moisturizer, and I love how aloe vera is their main ingredient, especially as you said water is usually the highest one.

  2. Love your description of how it feels on your skin, makes perfect sense! Oh what a shame you dropped your NUXE cream!! xx

  3. That sounds really nice :) your description is so easy to understand how the product works!