Anti-oxidant extracts of red, green and white tea, chestnut and rosemary, combined with UV filters in this facial moisturizer, help to protect the skin against environmental damage. With skin soothing bisabolol and yarrow, conditioning shea butter and beeswax and brightening lactic acid, this cream absorbs easily into the skin and provides the perfect matte base for make-up
Chestnut : Tone and lift skin
Rosemary : Anti-bacterial agent
Shea Butter : Nourishes skin
Beeswax : Seals in moisture for a longer skin hydration
Bisabolol and Yarrow : Calm skin
Red, Green and White Tea : Anti-oxidants to guard against premature aging
Lactic Acid : Exfoliates and refines skin’s surface
Ethylhexil Mothoxycinnamate : Chemical sunscreen to absorb and deactivate sun rays
Titanium Dioxide : Physical sunscreen to deflect sun rays
I was given a complimentary 15ml tube as part of my drugstore.com purchases sometime back. I tend to get paranoid about using free samples for the face, when its provided as part of my online purchases. Mainly because I am not familiar with the environment and I wondered how long the samples have been kept.
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I have been using it for more than a week but decided to stop using it because my skin needs something more than what this moisturiser can offer. My skin needs all the hydration that it can gets, and this moisturiser doesn't fall into this category.
White in colour, the cream-like texture feels lightweight and a tad fluffy which reminds me of Bioderma Soothing Cream, a product which I liked very much, which explained why I continued using it, despite my misgivings. Sometimes the heart is just not in tune with the mind.
Before I started using this, my skin was healthy and smooth which is a rarity given my erratic skin condition ( read : seborrheic dermatitis, the killer ). The moisturiser was just lovely to use then.
It glides onto the skin, making my skin soft. With SPF15 as a thin protective layer, it sounds like a basic moisturiser which people with normal needs need.
But as chance would have it, I am not a normal person with normal needs. After a few days, my skin started getting dehydrated, in need of hydration, hence my skin turned abit rough. The moisturiser is not "heavy" enough to give me due hydration and under the daily office air-conditioned environment, my skin gave way.
I continued using it, pairing up with some hydrating masks at night, but the dehydrated condition did not improve so I stop using it.
In terms of ingredients, it contains both Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide as well as Ethylhexil Methoxycinnamate to give good sun protection.
The 8th ingredient is alcohol denat (also known as ethyl alcohol) which is bad for the skin as it may cause irritation and dryness.
Bergomot oil is also known to increase skin's sensitivity to sunlight (source and from The Journal of Dermatology, May 1994, pages 319–322 ).
It scored 4.3 from 9 reviwers on Makeupalley.
aqua (water), ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, butylene glycol, glycerin, silanediol salicylate, lactic acid, alcohol denat, castanea sativa (chestnut extract), cyathea medullaris, zinc oxide, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), cyclomethicone, peg-75 stearate, ceteth-20, steareth-20, isodecyl neopentanoate / diisopropyl sebacate, propylene glycol, pvp / dimethiconylacrylate / polycarbomyl / polyglycol ester, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethiconol, pongamia pinnata (extract), lecithin, acrylates / c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, triethanolamine, acrylamide / sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80, cera alba (beeswax), butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), hydrolyzed yeast protein, pyridoxine chloride, niacinamide, panthenol, allantoin, biotin, sclerotium gum, xanthan gum, salicylic acid, tocopheryl acetate, helianthus annuus (sunflower seed oil), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary leaf extract), bisabolol, glycine soja (soybean) protein, oxido-reductases, tetrasodium edta, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, camellia sinensis (white tea leaf extract), (gren tea leaf extract), aspalathus linearis (red tea leaf extract), maltodextrin, tilia tomentosa (extract), achillea millefolium (yarrow extract), lavandula hybrida (lavandin oil), citrus bergamia (bergamot oil), cupressus sempervirens (cypress oil), commiphora myrrha (myrrh oil), santalum album (sandalwood oil), anthemis nobilis (chamomile oil), phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, geraniol, linalool, limonene.
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