So it’s been quite a while since my last review, so I’m kicking things back into gear today! Today’s review is over an impulse purchase I bought a couple of months ago in Poundworld while I was still living in Cardiff. So it goes without saying how much this cost then. I normally don’t bother buying cosmetics that are so cheap in fear that a product so cheap probably has very few beneficial ingredients and could even have quietly harmful ones that act like good ones. However, I felt tempted to trial this and after a couple of weeks of not writing this up, here’s my views on this little impulse spend.
I’m going to be honest that I opened this up back in June, used it for a few weeks on and off, then stopped completely. Back in June this seemed like a great time to try it since the weather was warming up and my pale skin was going to need the sun protection, and with SPF 50 and PA+++ in UK weather, this was going to be more than enough. So for starters, the level of protection is fantastic, although not really in high demand in Britain’s duller climate. I mean, it gets warm and for me slightly unbearable, but there are definitely much much hotter countries out there.
The packaging as you can see above is a reasonably sturdy plastic bottle, with a lid that twists and clicks shut. I haven’t had issues with leaking in the few months I’ve owned it, which is also a plus. The bottle itself despite how deceiving the photos can be, is actually super tiny. You can easily hide this in a small compartment pocket of your bag for on the go.
As for the consistency itself, it’s honestly the real drawback of this product for me and why I stopped using it very quickly. The consistency itself is very watery and runny, which is honestly very refreshing from the standard thickness of some sun creams I’ve tried, and initially I thought this was going to work very well with my oily and sensitive skin type. However, after a few uses I found that was very greasy feeling on the skin which didn’t truly settle, and disagreed with my oily skin a lot. My skin felt like a mess all day, and made my oiliness significantly worse. It’s because of this I think this is a great sunscreen for drier skin types since this shouldn’t aggravate oil levels to an unsettling degree, but of course, I could be wrong.
At the end of the day, I decided this wasn’t right for me, so I took it out of my skincare routine. Do I regret this purchase? For £1.00, I really can’t complain, and at least I can say I tried it. Obviously, I won’t be buying this again, but I did want to write about it before I pass it on or throw it away if I can’t find a friend who will make use of it.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. I plan on getting back into the swing of things again, so please keep your eyes ready for more blog posts. I will also be keeping on schedule for November Blogging Challenge, which so far has been very successful. If you have any questions about this product, or if you have suggestions about SPF products for skincare, then I would love to read a comment about it. Or you can simply leave a comment and have a chat with me if appeals to you. I would love to get to know you guys.