Vegan, Cruelty Free, £2.99 each. Superdrug.
Since switching to cruelty free, I’ve found it difficult trying to find a great moisturiser that is also affordable. I saw these in Superdrug and at £2.99, I thought even if they’re bad, it’s hardly a loss to my bank account. Also, Vitamin E seems to be the latest beauty trend, Superdrug say it’s “a powerful antioxidant that will help to shield your skin against environmental damage and premature skin ageing by combating the harmful effects of free radicals” It also contains SPF 15 in the day time cream which I think is always needed in a moisturiser as even when it’s not that bright out, your skin can still take some damage and even age faster if not protected. I also got the intense moisture cream for night time as I prefer a thicker coverage at night to fully moisturise my skin.
The Day Cream
Honestly, I really really wanted to like this product but I just don’t think it did much for me. First of all, the application wasn’t fantastic. It went on quite white and took a lot of rubbing in until it couldn’t be seen anymore. I know this tends to happen with SPF products sometimes, but I just hate it, especially if I miss a patch. In terms of moisturising, it felt moisturising but my skin never really felt that soft with it as it has with other products I’ve tried. I feel that at £2.99, it’s worth the price but I would probably look into spending a bit more for another product.
Intense Moisture Cream
I feel as though this moisturiser felt like I wanted the day cream to feel. It felt moisturising but wasn’t particularly intense, I really like quite thick night time moisturisers where I can really feel them working but I just didn’t get that from this. On the other hand, it didn’t leave white marks like the day cream did so maybe if you’re looking for a cheap day moisturiser, you could opt for this instead.
Despite the lack of moisturisation, I didn’t actually get many breakouts when using this product which is surely something good to take away from it. I did take my makeup off every night using Liz Earle’s Hot Cloth Cleanser (which I’ve just realised I haven’t even posted my review for, so hopefully I can find my pictures for that and have that posted soon), so that may have contributed to less acne however, when wearing the moisturiser all day, if it was going to cause breakouts, it would, regardless of what I remove my makeup with at night as it will be on my face all day.
Would I recommend it?
Maybe not. I think if you are going to buy this product, buy the intense moisture cream for the day time. Or if you’re on a budget and have quite oily skin, maybe this could work for you as it didn’t feel so moisturising for me. However, unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be buying this product again. Sorry Superdrug!