Product Review: Tammy Fender Moisturizers
I guess I have Gwyneth Paltrow to thank for our latest infatuation. A little while back she wrote about her favorite natural products, and among them was a skincare line we had yet to try called Tammy Fender.
Well, I am now certifiably obsessed with this stuff, and here’s how you can tell: I’ve already told six friends about it, and have twice lugged the not-so-small travel kit (featured above) to girl dates in order to make people try it. Evangelist much?
And while all the products in this kit are special (as is the packaging), it’s the two moisturizers—the Intensive Repair Balm and the Antioxidant Creme Neroli & Orange—that are truly blowing my mind. The repair balm, which was apparently created as a post-op healing cream for Fender’s fancy Florida clients, is like nothing I’ve ever felt before—it’s a kind of very-rich-and-creamy-meets-weirdly-yet-satisfyingly-gummy texture. Maybe it’s because the first ingredient is “Aqueous Extracts of Chamomile Flowers” or maybe it’s the marshmallow (which according to Fender’s site improves wound healing). All I know is that when I put it on before bed I wake up with skin that feels incredible. Or as Siobhan put it: “That cream melts my brain it’s so good.”
As for the Creme Neroli, it’s my current go-to day moisturizer and I’m convinced it’s the reason (along with the balm) that I’ve had a few random positive remarks on my skin this past week. (Especially since I’d had several late nights and engaged in some decidedly skin-unfriendly behavior.) But it’s one of those creams that seems to instantly make you look better. It also plays very nice under makeup.
Of course, like many high-quality-small-batch things, the products do come at a price. But take note: These moisturizers come in 1.9 Oz. jars, which is about twice the size of most creams I own. And at $150, the travel kit—which features five products—feels like something of a steal.
Have any of you tried this line before? Now I’m just looking for an excuse to go to West Palm Beach so that I can get one of Fender’s much-lauded facials.