I heard an interesting thing yesterday. Apparently the SPF in makeup only works if it is directly in contact with your skin, not layered over other products. I don’t know if this is true or not but it does worry me a bit. It also makes me doubly determined to find a moisturiser that I like with SPF as it’s the first thing to go on my face before primer and foundation. Here is the first contender.
This cheap (£6.49 but usually on a buy 2 get one free in Boots) and cheerful offering claims to “visibly brighten” with “mango goodness for healthy glowing skin”. The back of the box waffles on about light reflecting particles and vitamins E, C and B5. It all sounds wonderful doesn’t it?
Well I’m pleased to announce that after the Simple evil eye makeup remover disappointment this is a pleasant product. I have combination skin, incredibly dry on my cheeks and oil slick greasy on my t-zone. This moisturiser manages to sooth the dry bits without exacerbating the environmental disaster that is my nose. It claims to have no perfume but there definitely is a slight chemical/ mango whiff. It is too slight and fades to quickly to be of any bother to me. The cream is thick, spreads well and is absorbed quickly making it a good base for my makeup. And so far no breakouts!
Does it “illuminate” my skin? No. I have never noticed any such effect. I sometimes think that my skin tone is more even after applying this which is always a plus but if you’re worried about the light reflecting particles turning you into a human disco ball you need not fret. If you are looking for a product that does brighten your complexion this probably won’t do the job but as a good light-ish moisturiser designed for sensitive skin with SPF it does everything I want it too. And it does it pretty well! I will definitely consider repurchasing this.
Hope everyone has a good week ahead of them! Euch... Mondays x