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As someone with incredibly pale skin, I’m always on the lookout for moisturiser with SPF for the summer months. I picked up this Soap & Glory Feel Good Factor moisturiser with SPF 25. It costs £12 for 50ml, but I picked it up on a 3 for 2 offer.
The product comes in an attractive silver-coloured tube with pink accents. It is described as a “daytime moisture protection fluid”. It contains UVA and UVB screens to protect the skin against the sun, plus Soap & Glory’s exclusive *SUNTRIGGER™ technology & ANTI-AGING SMART SPHERES (whatever they are!). The product is designed to help protect the skin against dryness, wrinkles and pigmentation – all problems which can be caused or exacerbated by sun exposure.
The moisturiser should be used every morning (I used a different one at night – no point in using SPF at night!). It has a pleasant scent – Soap & Glory state that it contains a tropical fragrance including Litsea Cupeda essential oil and sweet orange oil. I do like the refreshing scent, which isn’t too strong. It is suggested that a generous layer should be applied, following with makeup if wanted, and that Feel Good Factor should be applied frequently throughout the day to ensure maximum protection.
The moisturiser goes on easily and is easily absorbed. It doesn’t irritate my skin at all. The packaging states that it is non-greasy, non-whitening and offers invisible protection. This is true – I was impressed with how it went on just like a normal moisturiser. Overall it was slightly thicker than a standard moisturiser, but considering that most facial sun protection products feel horribly thick and greasy (to me, anyway), this was a huge plus. It proved a good base for makeup, feeling light on my skin and not producing that oily “layer” that is normally the case with SPF products and can cause makeup to slide off.
As far as the sun protection is concerned, I used this all through last summer (except on a handful of days when I was out all day in the heat, on which I used my SPF50 product) and have no complaints. I didn’t do any kind of “testing” by staying out in the sun longer than usual, but my skin remained pale and undamaged – just the way I like it! So I have to conclude that this product does the job.
On the very hottest days, I prefer to use a very high SPF (50+). For most summer days here in the UK, though, I am happy to use SPF25 and this product did the job perfectly. Sun protection and a high-quality moisturiser in one – I will definitely be purchasing Feel Good Factor again.
Well I paid £11.99 for this product from Soap and Glory so it is not exactly cheap however the results are comparable to more expensive creams so there are no complaints from me. It works very effectively as a face moisturiser and as the area that needs to be covered is not that big you do get a decent number of uses out of the 50ml tube with the added bonus that you are getting some protection from the sun as it is rated spf25.
I love the packaging with all the Soap and Glory products and this one is no different. The tube itself is silver in colour and plastic, it has a pink twist off lid on which it stands when not in use if you do not keep the box however the box is pretty cool with a retro picture on it and great styling. The detail on the tube also has a retro feel and is mostly a striking pink colour as well.
The hole at the top from which the cream is dispensed delivers a nice even amount so you do not waste any of the cream which has a medium consistency, it is thick but not too much. It has an off white colour to it and it absorbs into my skin very easily. I have been impressed with how well it hydrates my skin leaving it with a healthy looking glow to it. After using this my skin has a very smooth soft feel to it and it certainly improves the suppleness of my skin. I tend to apply it first thing in the morning before applying any make up.
The effects tend to last pretty good, this is no miracle cream but it is a good solid moisturising cream that works very effectively and the results are very pleasing. Certainly one to look out for as often Boots have 3 for 2 offers on Soap and Glory products and these bring the cost down as you can usually mix and match with them and it is worth giving this Fell Good Factor Cream a try.
I bought this face moisturiser a few months ago. At the time I was looking for a moisturiser to add to my make up bag as I like to apply a cream before starting my make up routine.
This cream seemed to fit the bill pretty well because it came in a flexible plastic tube and would be easy to store or travel with. Having use a lot of soap & glory products before I was also keen to use something new from their range because I like their products. The cream was on offer too so I decided to give it a go.
The cream comes in a silver plastic tube (I guess it is sort of a metal effect, made to look like those more expensive brands). The tube has a bright pink plastic lid and branding on the front in the same colour. The design is very nice, and is distinctive as being part of the soap & glory brand. The tube has a good design too, the lid twists off and there is a medium sized application hole through which the product can be squeezed. The tube is made from a very flexible soft plastic and this makes it easy to get all the contents out, and cut it open when it begins to dwindle.
The cream is a slightly yellowy colour and has a medium consistency. The lotion is has a slightly shimmery effect to it that gives it a pearlescent sheen. I tend to rub it in before putting my make up and find that it hydrates my skin but absorbs quickly and doesn't interfere with the process of putting my make up on. It simply leaves my skin feeling very soft and hydrated and this helps to improve the look of my make up and how well it wears throughout the day. I have also used this as a night lotion but I find it works better in the day because of the iridescent quality of the lotion, which suits day time wear and is a little wasted for overnight use.
This cream does cost £12 which is pretty expensive for a 50ml tube. It does have SPF25 in it which is an added bonus, but I still resent paying this much for the cream. In reality I got it on a 3 for 2, which boots do regularly on soap & glory, this does mean I saved probably a third off this product. I would probably only buy it again on offer because it is too expensive for what it is, that sad I enjoyed using it.
A lovely lotion that helps my make up look better throughout the day. Shame about the price!
After I got this cream I was unsure whether I had bought a day moisturiser with a sun protection factor (SPF), which is what I normally try to buy or else a specific facial suncream. It recommends putting on as a moisturiser under make up (if you wear any), but also suggest you should reapply throughout the day. To be honest unless I am out for the day in the summer, or actually sitting in the sun I don't usually reapply sun cream. On a normal day at work or popping to the shops I would expect the SPF in my moisturiser to suffice for the limited period I would spend outside. Plus at SPF25 this is quite a bit higher than most day creams I have used.
It has the typical Soap & Glory retro style designed packaging in bright modern colours (fuchsia pink and silver in this case). The outer box contains a lengthy ingredient list, most of which I have never heard of, but it does contain parabens and silicones, which I know some people prefer to avoid. It also contains vitamins and antioxidants and their 'exclusive Suntrigger technology' that allegedly releases these vitamins when the sun comes out. I have no idea how this actually works and remain slightly sceptical. The cream has no real discernable fragrance, other than that of a suntan cream.
My skin is normal, but can lean to the dry end of the scale during the winter months. I do look after it and don't tend to have many problems with my skin, but find I am prone to freckles in the summer and I have one or two slight brown age spots (eek!). I applied the cream in the morning to clean skin. The hole at the top of the tube was quite small, which helped avoid wastage as large amounts of excess cream didn't spurt out. It was very easy to apply; it is quite thin so seemingly easy to blend in. A couple of times I would return to the bathroom to apply my make up and find it had left a flaky residue on my skin, usually around my chin/jaw line. I can only put this down to the fact that I didn't blend it in properly. The sheerness of the product possibly misleading me into thinking it had soaked in to my skin. I apply my usual foundation and make up on top about half an hour later (as I would with my normal moisturiser), and it went on easily. Generally I found this cream comfortable to wear - it wasn't greasy, heavy or cloggy
The first day I used this was a winter's day, but one of the mild, sunny ones we had. I was queuing for the Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy, and stood in the direct sunlight for 30-40 minutes, as well as a short lunch outside on a bench, so I was quite glad I had this on. My skin felt soft and moisturised throughout the day and I cannot complain about that. That fact has remained through out the time I have used it. If I was actually going to sit out in the sun, I would probably feel better if I wore a dedicated sun lotion as well, but that is just a personal preference.
As much as I loved the high SPF and the product generally, I would prefer a product that was more facial moisturiser than suncream. Whilst I like an SPF in my moisturiser, I would prefer a moisturiser that did moisturiser-things with the added benefit of an SPF, rather than a moisturiser which seems to be an SPF. The compact tube with a secure lid means it is good to pop in your handbag during the summer if you are out and about, and I would certainly take this on a summer break. I have never actually reapplied this over make-up but as it is quite sheer, I think as long as you are careful it shouldn't be a problem, and you can also use it on the backs of your hands.
The suncream smell I got from the cream makes me feel it a bit too chemically for me and during the winter when I barely see my own home in daylight hours, I think I would prefer to use a more intensive moisturiser with perhaps a light SPF just in case. At £12 for 50ml tube I think this does offer good value for money, as my tube has lasted me several months now.
This was the first of Soap and Glory's skincare range that I have tried. It was last summer and I was looking for a facial moisturiser with an SPF. What made me want to try this product was the fact that I was really impressed with Soap and Glory's "Sexy Mother Pucker" lip gloss and so wanted to give their skincare range a try.
I bought the product from Boots at £12 which has lasted me about 6 months so at 50p a week for a daily moisturiser with a high SPF is, to my mind, good value for money. The product came boxed which is, in my opinion, unneeded excess packaging, though it does have the picture of the pretty 40's lady (as you can see above) which is a huge part of Soap and Glory's brand recognition and recent popularity. The product's packaging is colour-themed silver, pink and yellow which looks different when compared to other brands on the cosmetics shelves.
The product itself is generic cream-coloured, goes on to the face as light as a feather, you can't feel it, it really does just sink into your skin ready for you to apply your daily make-up on top. You also don't need a lot of the product to cover your face and neck as it glides on easily enough without effort or vigorous rubbing.
I have combination skin which doesn't seem to be a problem for this moisturiser, it doesn't block my pores but does provide adequate moisture along with sun protection. The product had a pleasant scent which smells of luxury and cleanliness.
This is the best daily facial moisturiser I have ever used and would recommend this to anyone especially for those who are after a summer time moisturiser.
I have only discovered the Soap and Glory range about a month ago. For about 6 months now, I have been looking for a face cream which contains SPF - I have become more aware and have noticed my skin changing especially when it is sunny, unfortunately I suffer from really bad pigmentation and scarring and everywhere I keep reading the need to wear SPF. Now SPF as you may know, tends to be quite thick and milky and when you rub it into your skin it leaves this shimmer. I shopped around for ages and failed to find a face cream which is light, does not leave anything on your skin and is reasonably priced. Then I came across the S&G Feel good factor SPF 25....yes you should believe your eyes I said SPF 25. It comes in a cute pink box and says 'amazing every day facial moisture lotion' with 'ultra-lite UVA/UVB screens and antioxidant vitamin C & E' But WHY are these so important???
The sun emits radiation including UV A and UV B. UV A rays reach the earth 95% of the time and penetrates the skin a lot more deeply compared to UV B which can cause skin ageing and wrinkles. UV A rays damages skin cells and there is even research suggesting that they can increase the prevalence of skin cancers. UV A is responsible for tanning whereas UV B causes reddening of skin and sunburn.
UV A rays can penetrate through glass, so it is really important to protect your skin from these rays even when you are indoors. In order for adequate protection it is recommended that SPF 15 or more should be worn.
As mentioned above, the feel good factor lotion has SPF 25 so its great that you are getting this protection from a face cream. The cream contains Vitamin C and E which are great for anti ageing and the general overall conditioning of skin.
Back to the product, it comes in a pink box and the tube itself is 50 ml. It is a silver exclamation point shaped tube with a pink screw lid at the bottom. It kind of resembles a hair conditioner bottle. You unscrew the lid and squeeze the tube ever so slightly and the cream comes out. The cream is an off white colour and is quite thin considering it contains SPF. It absorbs well into the skin and does not leave any residue. The cream itself is great it doesn't flake off and is a great base in my opinion when putting on make up. The cream smells gorgeous, very girly fruity and bubblegum-y smell. LOVELY!! And refreshing too!
The cream has not made my skin break out which is great and my dry patches of skin on my face are no longer there. In Boots, this cream will cost you £11 which is a fair price considering you do not need a lot to cover your face and neck on a daily basis. The tube itself will last about 2 months or so depending on how much you use.
Thank you Soap and glory for this cream, I definitely recommend this cream!!
I bought this a few weeks ago when the weather became really hot and sunny. I like to protect my skin in the sun, but normal sun screen is too thick and rich for my face. I saw this in Boots on 3 for 2, this was good as separately it costs £12. In a tube you get 50ml.
The tube is silver in colour with the words 'feel good factor' across the front, it also states that the moisturiser contains SPF 25. On the box it advises you that the lotion has ultralite UVA & UVB sunscreens as well as something S&G call Sun Trigger Anti-oxidant vitamin balls, these are designed not only to protect your skin against wrinkles but to moisturise and protect against dryness. The cream contains vitamins C & E.
The cream is dematologically tested.
To use the moisturiser you simply apply to cleansed skin every morning. The moisturiser has an orangey scent it reminds me of their 'Catch a wrinkle in time' which I had been using prior to discovering this. It is really sweet smelling. The moisturiser is light and absorbs into your skin really well. It dries almost instantly so that you can apply your makeup almost immediately.
I normally have dry skin, and I sometimes get oily patches on my nose and chin, this moisturiser left my skin feeling smooth and soft without any greasiness, it didn't leave any whiteness like other SPF's and it didn't have the usual chalky feeling.
I haven't burnt in the sun since I have been using this, I have to say I don't spend a lot of time in the sun, but as I am fair when it is really hot I do tend to burn quite quickly.
I would recommend this to anyone looking to protect their skin without the greasiness and heaviness of a traditional lotion.
With this glorious weather and no April showers in sight, it comes as no surprise that I prefer to spend my free time outside on my allotment than inside sofa surfing. Usually in April the weather is so predictable and one minute it can be bright sunshine and within a few seconds there is a thunder and lightening show with a torrential downpour, however this April I think we have had fabulous weather and I have made every minute of it.
Spending a lot of time outdoors means that you need to ensure that you have proper protection from the sun and the harmful rays, why? Well a good friend of mine who has been a complete sun worshipper and spent 2-3 times a week going on sunbeds to have a tan all year round ended up with skin cancer on her arm and having seen how painful it was for her to go through, there is no way I am going to take that chance, so I ensure that I wear a high sun protection factor (SPF). We see the words SPF on most of the everyday products that we use from moisturising cream, exfoliating cream, sun cream and so on and it is usually combined with a number from 2 right up to 50 and in some cases higher which leads to sun block. So what does this actually mean? The SPF you need depends on your skin type, something I found out after spending too long in the sun once and it was so painful. So if like me you have fair skin you will need an SPF of 25 or higher and that is using in the UK, if you travel abroad then you may need to look at something higher. I should add at this point that you should wear sun screen much more regularly than when it is sunny and potentially on a daily basis to keep your skin free from wrinkles and UV damage.
I don't like using sun cream on my face, I find it blocks the pores and leads to a break out in spots so I always try to find something a little different like a facial cream which has a high SPF factor. In the past I have used Lush Face protector which was really lovely as a cream but it only has an SPF of 20 which is quite high for a facial cream but Soap & Glory have gone one better and offered a cream with an SPF of 25 and it is marketed as being "Amazing Everyday SPF 25 Facial Moisturiser with ultralite UVA/UVB" and as there was a 3 for 2 offer on in Boots I snapped it up with a few other items.
As with all Soap & Glory products this items comes in a cardboard box which is highly decorated and very catching on the eye. It is bright pink in colour and at the top of the box are the words "its fun, its fresh, it has the" in quite small white lettering and then below in much bigger letters are the words "Feel Good factor SPF 25" which is obviously the name of the product. Below the words is a description which says "Amazing everyday facial moisture lotion" with a bright yellow background and then below that you are told it has ultra-lite UVA/UVB screens plus antioxidant vitamins C and E. Then posed rather provocatively on a beach in black and white is a woman in a bikini who claims this is the best moisturiser she has ever used and then you will find the Soap & Glory logo. So the box is really eye catching and it stands out even amongst its own brand of products because the pinkness of the box is much brighter. Inside the box there is a silver tube which contains 50ML of the moisturising lotion and it mimics the design of the box but excludes the lady on the beach, so every piece of wordage is repeated.
So to the cream. With most Soap & Glory products that I have tried they all have a familiar smell to them, one that I cannot identify other than to say to those of you who are a fan of these products like me, it has that smell. But that isn't very useful to those people who have never used one of their products and the only way I can think to describe it is to say that whilst it is quite tropical it is also quite fruity. However when you remove the pink screw cap lid from the tube and squeeze it quite lightly you will see that the cream is a slightly off cream colour, it isn't bright white and it isn't cream, for me it is somewhere in the middle of the two and yes that familiar Soap & Glory smell becomes really obvious. When applying it to your face, like any moisturising cream you obviously need to ensure that your face is clean and then using a small blob massage it into the skin. The one thing I dislike about suntan creams on the face is that they feel really greasy, unless of course you buy a specific facial suntan cream/spray of course, but even then I still don't like how they make my skin feel. This cream however feel completely differently and it sinks right into the skin, no greasiness left behind and as soon as it has sunk into your skin you wouldn't even know you had applied anything to your face and there is no suntan cream smell! My skin type is slightly odd in that I have a greasy t-zone (forehead, cheeks and chin) but have dry skin at the same time, so many people say combination skin and I tend to be careful about which products I apply to my face which might make the whole situation worse, thankfully this cream didn't and infact my skin felt very soft and smooth, though it does contain vitamins C and E. So why are the vitamins important? Both Vitamin C and E are antioxidants and fight what are known as free radicals from the environment such as pollution and sun damage and it is these free radicals which cause premature skin aging.
The final thing to add about this creams ingredients are that it contains sweet orange oil which helps to detoxify congested skin and as an oil it is considered to be uplifting which lifts your moods and then there is Litsea Cupid essential oil which is found in quite a lot of creams and it helps deal with skin complaints and acts as an anti-inflammatory.
So having used the cream now for the last few weeks how does it fare? If I am totally honest I have to say that I absolutely love this cream it is brilliant. My skin is super soft, it has a natural glow to it, I've been out in the sunshine a lot and whilst my face has a slight colouring to it, it isn't bright red and burning like it usually is when I wear other sun creams and I haven't had any break out of spots, rashes or any allergic reactions. You can purchase this cream from Boots and other outlets which sell Soap & Glory products and it is currently priced at £12 for 50ml an if you use it everyday like I do then this product, depending on how much of it you use, should last you 3-4 months but again it depends on how much you use and how often you use it.
The only thing I hope Soap & Glory do to change this cream should it do so is to have a higher SPF to maybe 30-35 and maybe a little higher for other people because for some people they won't think 25 is high enough for them and won't purchase it. However, even without the SPF it is a fantastic cream which does everything it says it will do which is to protect against wrinkles whilst keeping the skin soft and smooth and for that I will continue buying it because I like the fact it protects my skin and looks after my skin with little effort from myself.