“ Brand: Superdrug / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisture Cream / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes, „
When it comes to face creams, lotions and potions as I've got older I seem to get more infatuated with them...for obvious reasons! I hate the signs of aging yet lets face it.. really there's not alot you can do about it really, it happens to us all. Although I don't believe all the hype in advertising that I can remove 15 years from my face in just 7 days (lol) I do believe that hydrating a face can keep it supple and smoother so yes like a lamb to the slaughter I do purchase such products and quite often too lol.
My favoured face creams and lotions are Olay to be honest. Yep they can turn out to be a bit pricey when you start moving up from the original beauty fluid up to the regenerist range but I hunt about for bargains and I haven't found a bad product yet or one that doesn't suit me but it does cost me alot a money there's no denying that.
However I love a bargain and I'm aware that sometimes you can spend pennies on something and it turns out to be better than something costing the earth so sometimes I do try other stuff out!
When I purchased this product for £1.99 (only in Superdrug as it's a Superdrugs own product)) the idea behind it was just simply to use it under my make up really and as a base. I use a good Olay Day Cream and Night Cream etc but I don't need something all singing and dancing on my skin all the time when you think I shovel 10 ton of muck over the top anyway and all I'm after is a smooth face base. Not only was it £1.99, for some reason it went through the till at 50p on some kind of offer so pleased I was!
150ml round pot in light green with a darker green lid that twists on and off at the top of the pot. On the front in blue and green writing I'm told it is Superdrug, Skin Essentials, Moisturising Cream, White Willow For Normal/Combination Skin. On the back I'm told a bit about the product, directions for use, a warning about not getting it in eyes is given and I'm told it is Dermatologically tested, ingredients are given, size is stated (as I've listed already), and contact details for Superdrug are given. It's a very basic pot to look at but nice enough and simple to get cream out of etc.
A Bit About The Product.... (According To The Back Of The Pot)....
This oil free moisturising cream containing extract of white willow is specially formulated to help keep skin hydrated without feeling greasy.
Directions For Use....
Massage gently into face and neck using upward and outward strokes. Use as part of your daily skincare routine.
Well open up the pot and your eyes meet with a pure white gloopy looking cream. It looks lumpy (bit like thick custard) rather than smooth. It all collects in the lid no matter what I do or how I store it because as soon as I pick it up it's so moist it just gets shook up somehow (so do be careful when opening it!). If you shake the tub with the lid off, side to side it's so soggy it moves in a big lump and doesn't look very good at all lol
After your eyes have seen it the smell is very apparent but on this note it's really lovely, fresh and light. Whatever white willow may be to me it's slightly floral and 'green' but suitable for men and women to use as it is quite unisex all at the same time and once on the smell fades after a few minutes on the face anyhow.
So to apply it I personally always cleanse and tone my skin first. I scoop a tiny bit of the cream out and it melts on contact with the skin immediately with no discomfort or tingling at all (lumps go etc). It simply turns into a lotion and blends in smoothly and evenly and you really don't need very much at all. It dries into the face in about a minute and your basically done. It's simple and fuss free to apply everywhere on your face.
None greasy, none drying out, none agitating this none greasy formula has no adverse effects on my face at all. Once on the skin it evaporates to nowhere and feels none greasy and none mask like you can simply forget it's there altogether really. Skin is fairly smooth but not amazingly so or anything but it does hydrate the skin slightly which is nice or us girls with oily t-zones because it doesn't upset that so it's rather good for some of our fussy faces. Make up sits easily over it and overall I think this is a good economy buy as it's not only incredibly cheap to purchase (the size is huge in my opinion) but you need so little that even using it once a day you'd get a few months worth in this one pot.
I can't rave about it but if you want something that doesn't fill up open pores or promote blackheads and spots etc and is comfortable and slightly hydrating then this could be for you. However if you want more age defiance and stuff for particular issues on your face this isn't for you! Me I like it as a smoothing make up base! Worth a go!