Herbivore Moon Fruit

I’ve been using and raving about the Herbivore Moon Fruit for months. Now that my little jar of the dreamy product is almost empty, I thought it was time to write my thoughts down on here as well. Curious about what this bright purple concoction can do? It might be your new best friend.

What Moon Fruit is

Herbivore’s Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment is a lot more than a night cream. It introduces the hydrating benefits of a cream to the antioxidant goodness of a serum and the glow-inducing features of a chemical exfoliator. That Moon Fruit is a multi-tasker is no secret, leaving your skin smooth, hydrated and spotless come morning.

The magic of Moon Fruit comes from its key ingredients. As the name states, superfruits like prickly pear, goji berry and red raspberry seed use their antioxidant powers to protect and nourish the skin and give it a boost of radiance. The gentle exfoliation comes naturally, provided by fruit enzymes like papaya, lemon, sugar cane, orange, bilberry, cranberry and maple enzymes. Sounds like a fruit salad for the skin to me. Hyaluronic acid, stated bio-identical and vegan by Herbivore, deeply hydrates and boosts elasticity. And aloe juice is, next to super soothing, also a natural source of salicylic acid which works wonders against blemishes and oily skin.

Read Moon Fruit’s full ingredients list.

How to use Moon Fruit

I thought I’d include a little manual here, because Moon Fruit is quite a special one when it comes to application. The bright purple colour can be quite scary. My first advice is to not use a lot. You really need only a pea-sized dot per face area (one for each cheek, the forehead, nose and chin). That way it will blend in nicely. I find that it’s easier to apply when my skin is still a bit damp from cleansing or misting. Take your time to massage it in or wait ten minutes and massage it in a bit better using an oil.

Who I would recommend Moon Fruit to

Anyone who suffers from light blemishes, because it melts my whiteheads and under-skin spots away like nothing else. It also really helps to remove scars from older spots, so if you struggle with those Moon Fruit might be a good pick as well. I don’t think it provides enough hydration if you’re skin is really dry, although if you apply a rich oil after using Moon Fruit it does feel very nourishing.

When to use Moon Fruit

In the evening. I wouldn’t recommend using this one in the morning for two reasons. One, it’s full of exfoliating ingredients which make your skin very sensitive to the sun, so you’d have to take a bath in SPF every two hours in order to be fully protected – also when it’s not sunny. Next to that, I also find that the texture isn’t ideal to use throughout the day as it takes longer to work into the skin. Although I’ve never tried it, I can’t imagine it would be a good idea to apply makeup on top of Moon Fruit.

Why I like Moon Fruit

The title should say why I love it, though. Moon Fruit bundles lots of benefits:

  • It’s really good if you have a few spots that you wish to work away – they won’t disappear overnight, but I’d say after three to five days of use you’ll see a huge difference.
  • It exfoliates visibly (if I have any spot scars or texture it’s gone by the next day) without feeling harsh or prickly, or making me really red.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • It smells really good, I can’t really describe what it is but when my mother-in-law once made avocado chocolate spread it smelled just the same – makes sense right?.

What could be better

Even though I’ll probably repurchase this for the rest of my life, I do have a few remarks on Moon Fruit as well:

  • Although it’s said to be really hydrating, I don’t really notice that too much – my skin can have this pulling feeling right after applying Moon Fruit.
  • At first I thought the jar was a bit too small, but they keep the portions minimal because the natural ingredients degrade quicker, which makes sense.
  • However, it’s quite pricey for the amount you get: €65 for a 50 ml jar.

Where to shop Moon Fruit

At Eminessences.

About Herbivore

Herbivore Botanicals was founded by Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow in 2011, as a little project in their Seattle kitchen. It has grown out to one of the leading organic skin care brands, known for their highly-effective products and beautiful packaging.

The effectivity of the Herbivore products is linked to their refusal to use fillers and synthetic, harmful ingredients. Every one of the ingredients in an Herbivore skin care product is active and skin-loving. Everything is natural (and mostly organic), plant-based, cruelty-free and the packaging is recyclable and reusable.

Although Herbivore has been US-exclusive for a long time, it’s now starting to cross borders. It has already launched in the British Space NK. In Belgium and neighbouring countries, you can find Herbivore Botanicals at the beautiful online shop Eminessences.

This product was sent to me for trial. This post, however, is not sponsored. For more information please read my full disclaimer.