June 5, 2013

review: the green cream

 GRAYDON Clinical Luxury By Nature: The Green Cream

I had the pleasure of meeting Graydon, of GRAYDON Clinical Luxury by Nature, in person and the first thing I noticed was her glowing skin! Feeling encouraged and excited to try her skincare (my first exposure was to her sun cream) she was generous enough to provide me with samples of her best sellers, but today’s review is focused on The Green Cream ($29).

Why is this cream unique? well for starters it contains broccoli seed oil and the ingredient list reads like a salad – parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (essential oils that boost the lymphatic system to help rid your skin of puffiness).

Broccoli seed oil is a rich source of sulforaphane (known to have anti-cancer properties and the ability to protect skin against UV radiation damage) and contains high levels of fatty acids and Vitamin A that benefits most skin types. Easily absorbed and non-greasy, the fatty acids nourish dry skin while the Vitamin A does the heavy lifting to boost the production of collagen and promote cell turnover. Highly reparative and healing broccoli seed oil brings a glow to the skin that I could immediately notice in the mirror.

Why I like it – upon opening my little sample pot I caught the scent of chlorophyll. Some people may be put off by this, but I actually like it as it reminds me of eucalyptus. Why is chlorophyll an important ingredient? Its molecular structure is almost identical to hemoglobin, which the body uses to build and transport red blood cells, thus ensuring our cells are clean, healthy and plentiful. The cream was light in texture, but still had a wonderfully luxurious feel to it. After massaging it into my face and throat I was impressed with how quickly it absorbed and even more so over the instant dewiness and suppleness it brought to my skin. I could definitely get used to this feeling…

As always, all opinions are my own!

  • Graydon

    Hi Sonja,

    I just saw the tweet from Anise Apothecary which linked me to your awesome blog. You’re super savvy when it comes to knowing why ingredients work. Thanks so much for telling the world!

    So glad to hear you’re a lover of ‘Clinical Luxury’ 🙂

    In beauty + health,

    • Hi Graydon – thanks so much for the kind words! I meticulously research all my beauty products and have been very impressed with yours thus far. Once my little sample pot of The Green Cream runs out I will definitely be stocking up. Thanks for making such an incredible moisturizer 🙂

  • Jimena

    Do they only sell online?

    • Hey Jime – they do! You can order through https://clinicalluxurybynature.com/ or alternatively I just saw that they are now being sold at The Big Carrot.

      • Graydon

        Here is a list of our retailers!

        Please don’t hesitate to be in touch at gm@clinicalluxurybynature.com if you have any more questions.

        In luxury and health,

        • Jimena

          This is great! I am actually in the process of converting to “cleaner” products for my face so this blog has been of tremendous help but I have also heard of the Green Cream before so I am going to give it a shot! Looking forward to trying it!

          • Yaayy!! You’ll have to let me know what you think. And, if you have any questions about any other natural beauty products or want me to review any feel free to make a suggestion 🙂 Happy Friday!

  • margie

    Is this cream a daily moisturizer? Loved the review, looking forward to more on Graydon’s products.

    • Yes it is! It can be used in the morning or evening after cleansing and after you apply your serum (if that’s part of your daily beauty routine).