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  1. I love this moisturizer but I’m trying to reduce my spending. 🙁 I thought reducing the 48 bucks a bottle plus shipping (unless I buy 3 bottles to cut shipping costs) might be an easy thing to do but it sounds like there isn’t anything nearly as good for less?

  2. Hi Irina, I bought this moisturizer following your recommendation and enjoyed it. However, I wish Crunchi had a tinted moisturizer with SPF like Beautycounter’s Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer which I used to use and love until I read your research on Beautycounter and then I stopped using their products. Have you come across any product like it that you would recommend? I have a young baby at home and work a demanding job and would much appreciate a 3-in-1 product like Dew Skin. Thank you!

  3. Hi! I know this is an older post but I’m wondering about the presence of Tocopherol (Vitamin E) in the product. On the EWG Skin Deep website I noticed that this ingredient is connected with the contaminant “hydroquinone.” How can you be sure that in using this product, the contaminant hydroquinone is not being released, especially since final products are not required to be tested in the US? Thanks so much if you see this! 🙂

    1. Hi, Libybet: The EWG also rates tocopherol 1 with fair data. Yes, generally speaking, contamination with hydroquinone is possible. But I also feel that the line has to be drawn somewhere. I already do unprecedentedly “deep” research. I believe that if we continue going deeper we end being stressed and overwhelmed and the decision has to be made: either we live in a constant fear or stop using cosmetic products altogether. Thank you for asking though ~Irina

  4. Hi Irina!
    I know this post was primarily about Crunchi’s Daylight Cream, but I’m curious if you have any hesitations about the lavender oil used in the Nightlight Cream (or any other product, for that matter, like Earth Mama’s Diaper Balm ). I know lavender oil (alongside tea tree oil) has been called a possible hormone disruptor in a study a while back, and the information keeps circulating. I don’t stand firmly on either side of the debate at this point, but I’m wondering what your take is. Thank you!

  5. Hi Irina,

    Thank you for this post, I am currently looking for a good hydrating moisturizer to compliment my current skincare routine and that won’t clog my pores or make me break out. Been experiencing some dry patches on my cheeks. Will definitely look into this cream. Looking forward to your current skincare regime (that’s if I didn’t miss it already, which in my case is very possible) lol… PS: What are your thoughts on the Mad Hippie skincare range? Sending lots of love xoxo

  6. I have been using a very good organic product before crunchi but this daylight and night moisturizer surpassed the previous one I am using so I’m sticking with crunchi.

    1. Thank you for this, Tara!!! It has been on my mind for some time now to write a post with my current beauty routine and update it as I change my routine. You gave me the motivation to do it very soon. Stay tuned! ~Irina

        1. I saw some good reviews for this product, but I’m concerned about preservation (has rose water but doesn’t seem to have a preservative). I wonder if you’ve come across it? Alitura Naturals

  7. What about the tocopherol in this product? You don’t mention your thoughts on it but the EWG lists it as having possible cancer causing effects.

    1. Hi, Colleen: yes, you are right, it looks like the EWG lists animal study that shows tumor formations at very high oral doses in animals, which would be a good argument for not taking vitamin E as a supplement. But I believe vitamin E is okay for a topical application in small doses. Hence, the EWG rates vitamin E at 1. Almost all skin care products and baby wipes have vitamin E. It is a very common ingredient because it has great skin conditioning benefits. Plus, it is not clear if the vitamin E they used for the animal study was contaminated with carcinogenic hydroquinone, which can happen is vitamin E is synthetically derived. Crunchi uses a natural version. But it depends on your comfort level. I am certainly not trying to convince to use skincare products. The safest way is not to use any skincare products at all but if you are using something conventional then you will definitely benefit from switching to Crunchi. So it also depends on where you are in your detoxifying journey. That is why I offer private consultations to come up with your personal plan. Please let me know if that helps. ~Irina

  8. Hi Irina!

    Thanks for the education on the difference between hydrating and moisturizing.

    I prefer plain & simple shea butter that I warm slightly (so it won’t be hard & brittle) by putting the glass jar where I keep it in a larger bowl filled with hot water. No preservatives! And I never have to worry about it getting stuck in a pump or interacting with a plastic container and/or other chemicals in a formulated product.

    Have you ever tried just pure shea butter? It’s so rich that I don’t need a lot either.

    1. Thank you, Jeanne, for sharing your experience! I have tried pure shea butter, it was years ago. It was not hydrating at all. At first, it felt like it was moisturizing but in time my skin got drier than before. How long have been using shea butter? I know what you are saying about simple ingredients. And I completely agree. But sometimes I find that I can’t get away with simplicity. I am happy to report with my current beauty routine, my skin is better than ever. ~Irina

  9. Hi Irina,
    Thank you so much for explaining the difference between hydration and miniaturization. I am looking forward to trying a cream that is more ‘traditional’ in feel and consistency and that is truly hydrating!

    Can you comment on whether the oils in this product are comedogenic???? Also, have you tried the night cream?

    1. Hi, Julia, comedogenicity is a controversial topic. I found only one scientific study dated 1988. As you might guess, a list of ingredients is limited there. The study also emphasizes that an ingredient comedogenicity should NOT be rated in isolation because of the amount and interactions between ingredients matter. In other words, even if an ingredient in a product is rated high on a comedogenicity scale, the overall comedogenicity of a product can be low depending on the amount of that ingredients and the other ingredients used in the product. There are different comedogenicity scales found on the Internet and sometimes they post contradictory ratings. None of them cite their sources of information. With this said, I have seen jojoba oil is rated 0 or 1 or 2 and sesame oil is 3 or 4 in most ratings. I also have an acne prone skin so before I started recommending Crunchi Daylight Cream I used it for 2 months to see if there are any adverse reactions. And there are none. By the way, sesame oil is down the list, which means that only a very small amount used. So I hope you will give it a try. Yes, I use and recommend the night cream as well. ~Irina

          1. I am! For example I love some of Annmarie products, while others, like the wild fruit serum, are too strong. Thanks again! I’ll give these creams a try!

  10. There is one thing I do NOT like about the Crunchi Daylight Cream and that is the pump bottle it is packaged in. I had to dig all the cream out that I could and put it in a jar and it was not easy. The Night Cream came in a jar, thankfully. I do not like the pump because too much of the cream stays in the jar or in the tube and that to me is a waste since it is rather costly. I much prefer a jar since all of the cream is accessible. Since a little goes a long way, I do not need the pump to meter the amount. Other than the bottle I like the cream. It does not irritate and seems to nourish.

    1. I know what you mean, Marianna. I do not like that I have to scoop out the cream on the bottom. I will pass your feedback to Crunchi when I talk to them next. However, there is a reason for this madness. It has to do with the preservation system. Because the pump packaging, the ingredients are kept fresh longer without the use of harsh preservatives. The Night Cream ingredients are a little different and do well in the open jar. ~Irina

    2. I understand that! I recommend getting the every last drop spatula on Amazon! That will help you get every last drop of Crunchi goodness!!

  11. I just started the Crunchi skincare day time and nighttime cream and I have noticed the hydration is phenomenal!!! If I hadn’t found your site I would have never known about there products! Truly grateful and thankful! I’m like you any other so called “natural/organic” line irritated my skin also. Crunchi is fantastic!