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I bought the Superdrug Vitamin E radiance moisture cream a few months ago, as I noticed it when looking for the Olay Multiradiance Fluid and thought it sounded like a similar, but cheaper alternative.
The product is a face cream suitable for normal-dry skin. My skin is quite dry around my nose and my forehead, but my cheeks and chin are more normal, so this should be perfect for me. The cream contains vitamin E, has SPF 15 and claims to provide 12 hour moisturisation.
The cream comes in a small 50ml tube, which is a beige colour with lots of text on the front and has a flip top lid. The packaging does not particular stand out to me as being special, but it's perfectly functional which I guess is the main thing. The only downside I can think of, is that sometimes if I don't use this for a few days, a hard lump of cream can form in the nozzle of the tube, which has to be removed before I can use this.
The cream itself is a creamy beige colour and it contains lots of very fine particles of shimmer. I have used other products like this - such as the Olay product I mentioned above - but I think this one is possibly the most shimmery. In fact, in some lights it looks almost like liquid gold, which although pretty, is not exactly what I want to put on my face!
The cream has a subtle scent to it which reminds me of sun tan lotion. When it comes to application, I find it rubs in easily and thankfully as it is rubbed into the skin, the gold particles seem to spread out and disappear, so it does not make my face look hugely shimmery or particularly gold looking! What it does instead, is to give my skin a subtle dewy glow to it, without looking like I have applied make-up or lots of product.
As a moisturiser I find it to be quite effective. It leaves my skin feeling very soft - especially for the first few hours after application. I don't think I can agree with the claims that it moisturises for 12 hours - I would say it tends to wear off in closer to four or five, but during that time it is effective at keeping dry patches at bay.
A 50ml tube of this cream retails at £2.99 in Superdrug, although it can often be found on offer when bought with other products within the same range, such as 3 for 2 or 3 for £4. I think that's fairly good value for a moisturiser.
Overall, I think this product is OK, but if I'm totally honest, I probably wouldn't buy it again. Although it makes my skin feel nice initially and gives a nice subtle glow, I would prefer something that gave continuous moisturisation. The fact that I have to top it up after a few hours, means it is not as economical as it first appears, so I think an average rating of three stars would be fair for this product.
I have just booked my annual holiday to Rome and we are leaving for 8 days in early July. I went out shopping today for my miniature bottles of lotions and potions to take with me in my hand luggage on the flight and I deliberately went looking for my usual Superdrug Vitamin E Radiance Moisture Cream. I took this with me when we went on my last holiday as it's the perfect summer holiday cream and I just knew I had to buy another tube for this holiday too. The tubes are the perfect size for the flight as they are only 50ml in size and this cream is part of the current Superdrug Vitamin Range they have at the moment. This seems to be quite a popular product as there are never many tubes of it left in the shop whenever I have been to buy any. This tube comes in one size only and it's been #2.99for absolutely ages.
I love to use this cream on holiday as it has a very useful SPF of 15 and it is loaded with vitamins and extra goodies such as vitamins A, B, F and even H (which I had never heard of before I started to use this cream). It has light reflecting particles which really do help to improve the glow and tone of my skin and makes it look much healthier and Superdrug have also added extract of horse chestnut to this cream and additional antioxidants.
The cream is such a handy size and perfect for a week or two away. I use it just about every day when I am on holiday or during the warmer weather when I am at home. It has a light fresh fragrance, which is really quite strong when you first use it but this soon wears off to leave a more subtle fragrance behind. I wouldn't say it's perfumed, as such, but it is strongly fragranced.
It is a thick cream but it still rubs in well and is brilliantly absorbed into the skin and leaves no tackiness or greasy residue behind. I have quiet normal skin but an oily t zone area but this cream seems to suit my skin type perfectly. Once rubbed in, it leaves the most gorgeous delicate glow behind and makes my skin look radiant and really healthy. I use it as a base underneath make up but when I am on holiday I prefer to use this on it's own as I try to steer away from foundations and simply use a BB cream, which is much lighter and less likely to clog my pores.
It lasts for ages on the skin and I rarely have to reapply, though if I have applied it on a morning and am going out again I the evening, I will usually apply another slight layer on top, just to top up my glow, so to speak. As well as making my skin glow it also has great moisturising and hydrating properties and my skin feels softer and smoother. I am not sure if there is a light tanning ingredient to this cream, though the tube doesn't state this is the case. However, I have noticed on two occasions when I have accidentally dropped a little bit onto fabric, it has left an odd light brown stain behind which is almost impossible to remove.
Taking it off at the end of the day is a breeze and I just use simple facial wipes or a creamy facial wash and then pat my skin dry. It's so easy to use and gives great results and I am so pleased I was able to buy another tube today when I went shopping. This is a great range that Superdrug do and I'd happily recommend this particular product, especially now the summer weather appears to have arrived.
I must admit that when I first saw this moisturiser a few months ago, I got ridiculously excited at how cheap it is and bought about six tubes of it! I usually buy The Body Shop's vitamin E cream which is £9 per 50ml pot, whereas this one, which is Superdrug own brand retails at just £2.99 per 50ml tube. Not only is this already a massive bargain, but it's also often on mix and match offers and I managed to get quite a few tubes of it when it was on offer at 2 for £3.99. This illuminating moisturiser, like all products that are in Superdrug's own range of cosmetics and skin care is cruelty free as Superdrug do not support animal testing. The moisturiser is suitable for all skin types and it has SPF15 in it, which I think is brilliant considering how cheap it is! As well as this, it also contains a range of vitamins - E, A, B, F and H and it is high in antioxidants, which help to nourish and protect the skin.
The moisturiser has light reflecting particles which gives the skin a noticeable shimmer, which makes the skin look like it's glowing with health! I prefer this on me when I've got a tan, but it perks up my naturally pale skin too and unlike some radiance creams, it doesn't make the skin look greasy or shiny. As it's an illuminator it can be used as a highlighter on the cheek or collar bones and I have recently being mixing a little of this in with my foundation and it works a treat! The moisturiser comes in a compact, simple tube which stands on its plastic flip lid. The tube is a really handy size for travelling and it is suprisingly sturdy. It is squeezable which I find very handy and I like that the hole that the product is dispensed from is quite small so there is no risk of too much product coming out at once. The colour scheme of the tube is a simple beige and white with the silver Superdrug logo (a star) and brown text which tells the consumer everything they could possibly want to know.
It states on the front of the tube that the product provides 12 hour moisturisation and that it helps to defend the skin against environmental damage. Instructions on how to use the product are written on the back of the tube along with the list of ingredients. Superdrug advise the customer to apply the cream to the face and neck in circular motions, which I think is common sense to most people! The cream itself is an off-white colour and it has a very subtle, sweet scent which I really like, although the scent doesn't linger on the skin for very long at all. The cream has a lovely, smoothe consistency and the texture is just right - not too thick, but not at all runny. I was a little suprised at just how luxurious and rich the cream is, as if I'm honest I was expecting it to be quite runny due to how cheap it is.
Applying the cream is a simple proccess and a little goes a long way. I moisturise before putting this on as it isn't moisturising enough for me personally as I have dry skin, but I still use it for the dewy glow that it provides and it keeps my skin protected too. I usually dab a bit over my makeup but it can be used as a makeup base, too. It sinks into the skin quickly and it doesn't leave the skin looking or feeling damp or greasy. I really reccommend this cream and I can't fault it at all. It's not the best moisturiser for me personally as I have very dry skin but on people with 'normal' skin, I imagine it'd be a very effective and long lasting moisturiser. Despite it not providing my skin with 12 hours of moisture like Superdrug claim that it does, I still reccommend it as it gives the skin such a natural looking glow and it protects the skin, too. I give this product 4/5 stars and really reccommend it.
I am just back from a few days in Spain, booked at short notice in an attempt to catch some rays of sun following a miserable Scottish summer before winter begins in earnest.
One of the downsides of having had such a bad summer is the fact my skin is a pasty white and while I generally don't bother these days about resembling a milk bottle, having a pale face does tend to get me down when I arrive somewhere warm.
I always wear an SPF15 moisturiser on my face but on past holidays have been taken with an illuminating moisturiser I picked up in Aldi which didn't include any SPF. What I liked about the Aldi product was the way it gave my skin a golden glow. When I was shopping in Superdrug recently I spied a moisturiser which ticked all the boxes for taking on holiday - it had the illuminating effect and SPF15. Even better it was half price so for £1.49 I was on my way.
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Superdrug has a good range of facial skincare and their Vitamin E range is a favourite in our house, with my daughter being a huge fan of their day moisturiser which also has SPF15. The range doesn't break the bank either and, even better, is frequently on offer.
The SPF15 Radiance Moisturiser Cream comes in a 50ml tube. This makes it perfect to take on your travels as it can go in hand baggage. The tube is beige in colour and has a flip lid which is sturdy and secure. Because it's packaged in a tube it's easy for two people to share hygienically too. The plastic tube currently cannot be recycled.
Superdrug claim the cream is high in antioxidants and also contains light reflecting pigments which are designed to give the skin a healthy glow. In addition there is a multi vitamin complex of vitamins A, B, F and H, along with horse chestnut extract which the company claims helps to care for dry skin. As I have dry skin this is excellent news, but the product itself is suitable for normal to dry skin which meant both me and my daughter could use this on holiday.
On opening the tube you are met with a very sweet, and slightly pungent aroma. The product is easy to reach with just a gentle squeeze of the tube releasing a decent amount of cream. The cream is quite thick in consistency, which surprised me for a product packaged in a tube, and has a very pale yellow hue.
The packaging advises you apply this to your face and neck using circular motions so this is what I do when I apply it. The cream absorbs into the skin very quickly and leaves a delicate golden glow on the skin.
This is evident when you first apply the product but when I went outside in the sun I felt it really made my skin look as if I had been out sunbathing for a couple of days instead of braving the wind and rain in Scotland!
I don't like to wear heavy make up during the day when I am on holiday and the Superdrug Vitamin E SPF 15 Radiance Moisture Cream gave me the perfect base instead. Even better, I was safe in the knowledge that my perfect base was protecting my skin from UVA and UVB rays. My daughter, who is far more keen on heavy make up eschewed foundation during the day in favour of this too, so pleased was she with the results.
As for hydrating the skin I was delighted. I am prone to very dry skin, especially in extreme weather but this stuff kept my skin soft and hydrated throughout. My daughter was equally impressed with how it made her skin feel. It is worth noting however that this isn't recommended for greasy or oily skin, which is a pity and perhaps a missed opportunity from Superdrug.
If you rub a small amount in to your hand it does leave a decidedly gold coloured residue and my daughter spilt some on the black glass shelf around the wash hand basins in our hotel and this spillage rapidly turned gold, so ensure you rub the product in well so it all absorbs to avoid having tell tale gold marks on your face.
All in all both myself and my daughter were hugely impressed with this product and I can safely say this will, in future, be top of my skincare list whenever we go on holiday and I can highly recommend it for people of all ages who just want to give their skin a boost when out in the sunshine.