Kat Rudu Hydra Cell Bright Citrus Moisturizer
Ever since I discovered Kat Rudu last year, I’ve been head over heels in love with her outstanding line of skincare products. My latest love- Rudu’s Hydra Cell Bright Citrus Moisturizer. Its silky texture dissipates quickly on the skin, leaving an equally silky feeling behind. For most of last year, I did not leave my house in the morning without a layer of this phenomenal moisturizer.
For daytime moisturizers, my ask is fairly simple. I need a moisturizer that does a superb job of hydration without leaving any oily residue and definitely without making my face shine within hours of application. This Hydra Cell Bright Citrus Moisturizer delivers on my ask plus a few extra powerful benefits due to an all star cast of ingredients including:
Lemon Balm- an anti-inflammatory sweet herb whose function it is to penetrate the skin to protect against UV damage;
Niacinamide (B3)- restores elasticity;
Kojic Acid and Glycolic Acid- lighten, brighten and refine;
Ginseng- tones and revitalizes;
Astaxanthin- a potent marine antioxidant that repairs cellular damage;
Organic Aloe Vera- cooling, moisturizing and healing;
Organic Gotu Kola- a plant native to India known for its wound healing properties.
As with all Kat Rudu skincare, this moisturizer is free of parabens, mineral oil, synthetics, propylene glycol, fillers, phthalates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, artificial fragrance, animal bi-products and triethanolamine; is vegan and cruelty-free.
From the first Kat Rudu skincare product I tried, I was already in love. Vegan and cruelty-free, on top of being devoid of all the nasty ingredients known to be carcinogenic to humans, and to boot, they’re all deeply potent in their efficacy. What more can a skincare aficionado ask for?
The first time I applied the Hydra Cell Bright Citrus Moisturizer, I adored the slightly sweet scent reminiscent of orange and cotton candy. Never overwhelming, Kat Rudu skincare usually imparts a gorgeous natural scent derived from the ingredients, not from added perfumes that could clog pores. This moisturizer is perfect for people with oily/combination skin types like mine. Halfway through my day, my face is still shine-free and while I wear minimal make-up (never foundation), what make-up I do have on stays put, a testament to the supreme quality of the Hydra Cell Bright Citrus Moisturizer.
This is now a permanent fixture in my daytime skincare routine, one that has taken years to perfect in the quest for healthy, beautiful, youthful skin.
To be clear, using powerful skincare like the Kat Rudu line is not at all about trying to look 20. It’s about taking good care of ourselves in the best way we can, both inside and out, and it’s about being the best version of ourselves, whether that means we look 20, 30, 40, 50 or 90 even. The world is constantly in flux and changing; along with it are the outdated notions of what beauty means.
We can be beautiful at 20 and even more so at 50 and above. Every age in between can be beautiful as well. To me, beauty starts with being kind and compassionate, living a life we love. Then it extends to how we nourish ourselves with good food, the right liquids, sweating and moving the machine that is our body…and finally, beauty also includes not taking good skin for granted. Our face is after all the first thing we see when we look in the mirror. We should be happy with what we see and like everything else in life, the results are about how much effort and care we put into it.
For those of you who want to show some love to your skin, make friendly with Kat Rudu’s Hydra Cell Bright Citrus Moisturizer. If you are a no-fuss, bare bones kind of person when it comes to skincare, this is one of the few products you cannot skip out on. At US $68 for a bottle that lasted me nearly 6 months with once daily use, this Hydra Cell Bright Citrus Moisturizer is a must-have for your daily skincare routine. Remember my motto- a great skincare routine twice a day keeps plastic surgeons away.