If you’ve read even basic skincare guides on the Internet, then you know that people rave about the importance of using sun protection on the skin. If you’re fair skinned like myself, then you’ll also be aware of how important it is for us since our skin tends to be very sensitive to the sunlight. If you burn easily and feel sore after being in the summer sun for an hour, then you can relate to me. Of course, using SPF is also meant to help prevent premature ageing which is something society wants us to worry about.
I’m not so worried about the ageing process since I accept I will age eventually, however, I do find myself getting sunburnt very easily, so SPF is very useful for me, so I benefit from a skincare product which will help with that.
So what is this exactly?:
As the name implies, this is a cream based moisturiser. I don’t like cream based products very much, but it’s hard to find a product with SPF in it that isn’t cream based – if you know of any (particularly gel based) I would love to hear about them. This is also meant to be moisturising and gentle enough for sensitive skin since Simple as a brand aims for sensitive skin. You can find this in both Boots and Superdrug for £3.99 or £4.99 respectively.
What’s in it?:
Well the back of the box claims: “[this product] is a perfect blend of multi-vitamins and skin-loving ingredients”. These include Vitamins B3 and E, glycerin and sweet almond oil, and doesn’t have any artificial perfumes, colours and doesn’t have any harsh chemicals.
I certainly can’t complain about what’s in this product, I haven’t had any nasty reactions which is always nice.
How does it work on my skin?:
When applied to the skin, it smooths nicely and a little does go a long way. I’ve been using this for around 4 months, and have yet to use it up. I’m not particularly fond of the cream texture, and can make the skin look slightly shiny, but using a pressed powder helps to combat this. But since I don’t always wear makeup when I go out, this can be a nuisance. I don’t use this for the moisturising benefits, since I use another moisturiser underneath, but it doesn’t dry out my skin either, which is helpful.
Would I buy this again?:
I definitely would consider buying this again. I am in the market to find a different SPF product, since I’m not a fan of cream based products. If you neede a simple moisturiser that will last all day, then this is definitely worth considering. It’s inexpensive as well, so you’re not taking a huge financial risk trying this out.
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