Neuth was founded because I couldn’t find the kind of gentle, effective cleanser and moisturizer that I wanted, that was luxurious but first and foremost, mindful of ingredients. I wanted to create a transparent company that wasn’t green-washed, but instead was authentic and each product crafted to be the best for us, inside and out. — Alison Rodriguez
Neuth is a young US-based company, and is dedicated to ensuring all ingredients are of the highest quality. It uses natural, organic ingredients wherever possible. The products are housed in violet glass, which protects the contents from UV light, to help prolong their efficacy. Glass (as opposed to plastic) is recyclable, as are the packing materials. Where needed, such as the lids and pumps, vegetable‐based plastics are used, which are less damaging on the environment. The company is also committed to buying from Fair-Trade sources, that work to provide a fair standard of living for others.
Currently, Neuth only produces 2 products that are crafted in small batches: Crème pour Visage and Afterglow Serum. Unfortunately due to International shipping restrictions concerning liquids, Alison could only send me the Crème pour Visage.
Neuth Crème pour Visage is a facial cleansing cream that has a crisp citrus scent. It is contains a variety of natural oils – organic grape seed oil and organic unrefined coconut oil – to gently cleanse the skin without stripping it of its natural oils. It has a denser texture than I’m used to with other cleansing creams, but it spreads easily as I massage my face with it. I first dab it all over my face – forehead, cheeks, chin, nose; then I massage over dry skin. Therafter, I take a soft cloth, run it under warm water, and gently wipe off. I was amazed at how well Neuth Crème pour Visage removed my makeup without making my skin feel overly taut!
In this day and age where foaming cleanser, synthetic cleansing oils, and even miceller water are the rage, it seemed almost a “backward” step to go with a cream cleanser that required a longer cleansing ritual. Most other cleansing creams that I’ve used in the past could be easily wiped off with a dry cotton pad or rinsed off under running water, but I found these to be not as effective for Neuth as using a wet washcloth. And once I got into it myself, I finally understood Neuth’s perspective:
…if we don’t take the time to relish in ourselves, pamper ourselves, (and this extends far beyond skin care, into exercise, eating well, visiting with friends, pursuing passions, etc) how can we be good stewards of the world? Should we be seeking faster and faster answers, or perhaps take a moment to reflect in the stillness?