I received a cute sample jar of Ambrosia del Cerrado with my order during Ava's recent rebranding sale. I was pleasantly surprised because I only ordered two travel size items (and on sale too!) and did not expect any samples.
For reference I'm in my mid-thirties, with dry, dehydrated skin, living in the Midwest.I used this product throughout a cold and dry March. I have used mostly green beauty for the last 10 years or so but recently found myself drifting back towards the conventional skincare realm, with both Asian and American products.
This was actually the first product I started using from my order (go figure) and I used up the entire jar (maybe four uses over face and neck). It is a lot richer and more emollient than I expected based on the viscosity of the product. For me, it smells somewhat fruity/woody - putting me in mind of well-polished mahogany furniture in dimly-lit rooms for some reason. The sunny color is lovely and uplifting, perfect for dark mornings. I find that I have to be somewhat sparing with this or my face gets congested. However it does keep my face well-hydrated and works wonderfully when paired with Nap in the Meadow. The smell does dissipate and when paired together with Nap, the fragrance of Nap predominates (for me).
I have been using this moisturizer for 1 month, as a quick pick-me-up after coming home from work. (Ursa major face wipe, ambosia del cerrado, tigress balm.) It is a lovely way to relax in the evening, when it is still too early for a pm routine. My environment is ultra hot and dusty, both extreme humidity and extreme dryness, depending on season. My face drinks this stuff! I will try it in new ways in the future, I’m sure. It seems very versatile! I have to go slow with new products. So far, loving this one.
Even from the first use of the Ambrosia, I could see why this product is the best-selling amongst all her other products. This is a very easy product to like or even love! The texture of this product is very light and it sinks in quickly into my skin without any fuss. Despite its light texture, this product also offers adequate hydrating powers. If you are a skincare minimalist with oily or combination skin, I suspect that applying this product alone would be enough. For my combination dry skin, I would usually need to top up with either a facial oil or a thicker moisturiser to retain the moisture in my skin whilst being in a drying air-conditioned office.
As with all Earthwise Beauty products, the Ambrosia has a delightful scent that’s reminiscent of ripe guavas in the sunlight. This scent is literally summer in a bottle! Although I’m not sure of the exact reasons why, I’ve also noticed that whenever I used this product in the mornings, my sunscreen spreads incredibly well and sinks in faster than usual. I like this product a lot and would consider repurchasing it.
I think I've found my holy grail moisturizer . I've been looking for something that hydrates , yet is very light & non-greasy for my very oily skin . This is probably the last moisturizer I'll have to buy . No more experimenting :) Thank you Ava for making such wonderful products .
I have always felt that toning completes perfect cleansing. I use Ambrosia del Cerrado day and night immediately after cleansing. If my skin needs a bit more of moisture, I use my Marigold Fields on top.
Then on some evenings, I simply cleanse and while my skin is still damp and/or wet, I apply a few drops of Ferns and Moss that I have warmed in my hands. There are no rules when using these products. Your skin helps you decide what you need and when. These products are all such a wonderful treat! :)