If you’re in the market for a light moisturiser that is readily available on supermarket shelves, today’s review is for you.
The milk&co brand was co-created by Aussie Olympic swimming champion Michael Klim and wife Lindy Klim who have a similar start-up story to Miranda Kerr’s KORA Organics range.
The couple were searching high and low for natural baby products to use on their own kids, and that’s when the idea for the Milk&Co and the Milk Baby range was born.
what’s in it for us?
The product description boasts that their hero ingredient ‘DuraQuench’ is what makes it dry quickly and leaving a protective layer which provides long lasting hydration and protection against today’s nasties (free radicals?).
With added vitamin e, aloe vera and jojoba oil to further enhance its moisturising effects, milk&co claim this moisturiser is suitable for all skin types.
Note that this moisturiser contains alcohol (and probably a sizeable amount seeing as it’s so high up on the ingredients list) which is probably not going to sit well with those with really dry skin.
how does it feel on the skin?
Compared to the Sukin Facial Moisturiser, this moisturiser is only very slightly thinner in consistency which makes it more of a an ‘ultra light’ moisturiser to me.
The amount in the swatch pictured above is more than enough to moisturise one arm at most. It’s also quite easy to rub in, but takes a while for it to sink into the skin.
It takes a good 5-10 minutes before it fully absorbs into the skin, and in that time I felt that it left a slight greasy film that could be annoying for those who just want a light moisturiser that absorbs quickly.
After waiting for it to settle into your skin, it still feels slightly slippery but I understand that this is the protective layer that this product claims to leave.
how does it smell?
I can’t put my finger on which ingredients the moisturiser smells of most, but what I can tell you is that it is greatly reminiscent of the scents mostly found in baby products like baby shampoo and baby moisturisers.
Again, in comparison to the Sukin facial moisturiser, it is more fragranced than I like it to be – especially if they boast that 95% of the ingredients are naturally-derived. The boyfriend doesn’t seem to mind it, so again, to each their own.
about the packaging
The milk&co ultra light moisturiser, as with the rest of their product range comes in a boxy, recyclable container with smoothed down edges.
While I find that their packaging is cute and all, dispensing this moisturiser from this type of container is a bit of a hassle. The stiffness of the material from which the container was made makes it hard to squeeze the bottle. That, along with the consistency of said moisturiser which tends to cling to the insides of the bottle, makes getting the product out quite difficult.
However, I don’t have this problem with their facial cleanser so I can only attribute the dispensing problem down to the thickness of the product.
All in all, it’s not a bad moisturiser but it may be worth a try if you tend to have a slightly dryer skin type than normal. Having said that, it is probably won’t be enough for those with really dry skin.
I also don’t believe that it should retail at A $19.95, but it’s okay because you can easily find it at Coles and Woolies who often have promotions when you can nab yourself one for about $10.
Find it at selected Priceline, Terry White Pharmacies, Big W and Thomas Dux stores. Or see their full list of stockists on the website at www.milkandco.com.au/stockists
My holy grail moisturiser has been the Sukin Facial Moisturiser for almost two years now. What facial moisturisers do you swear by? Let me know so I can see for myself if anything beats my fave! x