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Astral All Over Moisturiser: 'Original' and 'Light & Creamy'

A couple of weeks back I received an email asking if I would like to try the Astral moisturisers and I said 'Yes'. Astral has been...

A couple of weeks back I received an email asking if I would like to try the Astral moisturisers and I said 'Yes'. Astral has been around since 1950s but surprisingly I had not used Astral earlier. Considering that it is still going strong after so many years without any change in the creams formulation itself speaks a lot for the product and this is why I immediately said yes. For those of you who may not be aware of Astral, it is an all-over intense moisturiser that offers both nourishment and protection to the skin. The moisturiser retails as 2 variants:

- Astral Original: which is the original intensely moisturising formula to moisturise and protect mature skin.
- Astral Light & Creamy: the new lighter version which is also intensely moisturising :-)

I received both the variants and as soon as the products reached me, myself and Mr. H picked one each - I went for 'Light & Creamy' while Mr.H opted for the 'Original' as the thicker texture and intense moisturisation properties sounded best suited for his dry skin. Let us first look at the 'Original' version. As it claims, the cream is very intensely moisturising - it keeps dryness at bay. Since it is thick and creamy it takes a little while to get absorbed, but then it offers moisturisation for almost the entire day. Mr.H has very dry skin and keeping his skin moisturised for long is no mean feat :) He liked it - nothing fancy - simple effective moisturiser he said. I tried the 'Original' version too, however it is too rich for my combination skin. I could use this in winters when my skin tends to go dry. Here I would like to add that the scent is lovely - kind of powdery and has an old world charm to it. I loved it - I somehow found the fragrance very addictive :-) Overall, I feel the 'Original' version of Astral would work well for those with Normal-Dry skin.

The 'Light & Creamy' version contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E and has a pleasant smell. It is much lighter compared to the original version and sinks in easily into the skin. This was perfect for my combination skin and it offered good moisturisation. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and it has been lovely. I would like to see how it works when the weather warms up even more over the next couple of months. Overall, I feel that this one is excellent for those who are looking for a light, simple skin care product to be used on a daily basis.

To sum it up, both the creams smell lovely(I prefer the fragrance of the Original one though) and work well depending on your skin type. If you have combination skin, then opt for the lighter version. If you have dry skin, go for the original version. The choice of cream will also be dictated by the weather conditions. For e.g. like I mentioned earlier, I might give the Original version a go again in the colder months when my skin will need the extra moisturisation.

What I liked?
- Dermatologically tested.
- Affordable and long lasting.
- Effectively moisturises and nourishes the skin.
- Multi-purpose uses(as a moisturiser, as a cleanser, to remove makeup etc.)

Astral Original comes in 3 pot sizes:
- A 50ml handbag pot - perfect for travel;
- A 200ml pot for home use and;
- A 500ml jumbo value, long-lasting pot.

Astral Light & Creamy is currently available only in a 200ml pot. You can pick up the Astral range from Superdrug. Astral have come up with a new limited edition Astral 'Pink Pot' to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Superdrug. It looks so lovely! These pink pots are exclusive to Superdrug and numbers are limited, so pick yours while the stocks last.

Have you used Astral? What do you think of it?

*PR sample


  1. I use both of these. Totally agree that the original one is more for the winter months, it leaves me feeling too shiny and hot in the summer but it is one of my favourite all over body moisturisers of all time!
    The light one is really good on my daughter but too light for me lol!
    Really good review and lovely imagery too x

    1. Thanks for the comment :)
      The light one is working well for me as my skin mostly stays normal during the warmer months.