“ Brand: Superdrug / Type: Day Cream / UV Protection Factor: SPF 15 „
I am not vegan or vegetarian and to be honest, I hadn't even realised that this face cream was suitable for both vegans and vegetarians until after I had bought the pot and read the blurb. I had initially been looking for a light moisturiser which contained some sort of SPF but which wasn't going to cost the earth. I had been to Boots and had a look around but couldn't find anything within my price range. Before I went home, I had popped into Superdrug for some of their own brand earplugs and whilst I was standing in the queue, waiting to pay, there was a display near to the counter, all full of pots of this day cream. Now, this was about a year and a half ago, and at the time, these pots were on offer for buy one get the other half price. As I hadn't used this particular cream before, I only bought the one pot, and at the time, this cost me just under five pounds. When I compared this to the other face creams I had been looking at earlier in the day, I actually considered this to be a pretty good price. I had used Superdrug's own range of facial creams and body creams previously, and I must admit, I have always been quite impressed with the quality, so I therefore had no qualms about buying this.
This cream is part of Superdrug's own range called 'Natural High'. There were other creams and moisturisers also on display that day, but this was the only one I tried. One and a half years later and I still have the same pot. Now, you may think this is because I don't really like it or use it a lot, but in actual fact, I really love it, and I use it approximately two times per week. The reason I still have about a quarter of the original pot left is simply and purely because I hardly need to use any as it goes such a long way and it's really very rich and creamy. If I use too much of this at once, then I find that my face can feel quite clogged and greasy, so really, less is more when it comes to using this cream.
The cream is housed in a 75ml sized plastic green pot with a twist off lid. The cream itself is white in colour, thick to the point that if turned the pot upside down, then the cream wouldn't move and it wouldn't run out of the pot. The texture is almost as though this has been whipped and it feels light and fluffy and smoothes onto the skin like a dream. It is very easily absorbed, but as I say, you really must be very careful about how much you use.
I don't have dry or greasy skin but I do have an oily t-zone I use this cream a few times a week, whenever I feel that my skin needs and extra 'drink' of moisture and I find that it really does perk my skin up if I wear it before bed. I use it as a night cream rather than a day cream, however, as I think that I would find this a little bit too heavy to use under a foundation during the day. It doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy (unless I use too much) and the smell this cream has is really fresh, light and very unique. It's not what I'd term as being 'perfumed', as such, rather it is just lightly fragranced with the sort of smell of 'fresh countryside after a heavy rainfall'. It's light, it's natural and it smells really very fresh and light.
The cream works wonders for my skin and it also has the added benefit of having an SPF15. It is instantly absorbed by the skin and it's great to use if my skin is ever feeling extra dry. It smoothes, it hydrates and it makes my skin feel ever so silky soft. There is nothing at all negative I could say about this cream and I really cannot complain about the cost because after one and a half years, as I say, I am still using the same pot!
I have also used it as a hand cream, and once again, less is more. One tiny dab on the back of each hand is all it takes to smooth my skin and make it feel silky soft. The effects last for hours after it's been applied and I daresay that if you are vegetarian or vegan (or both) then this is probably one of the best (if not the cheapest) creams you are going to find.
I'd really highly recommend this and I am so pleased I found it. I have no idea if Superdrug are still stocking this particular cream as I have had no need to return to the store to look for more, but I sincerely hope that once this pot is finished that I am able to locate another tub, otherwise I'd really miss it!
This is quite simply the best moisturiser I have used and I am so glad I found it as it has saved me a small fortune . I was using a £95 Decleor cream before Have tried just about everything and nothing comes close to this A look at the ingredients tells you it is packed with natural quality ingredients no nasties at all no fillers, no parabens , no preservatives This cream puts creams costing £80 to £150 to shame . It sinks right in is not waxy or greasy like some expensive creams your skin feels nourished and happy and very silky smooth afterwards no shining problems and no oil slick problems under make up either ! This cream is my new secret weapon and if they ever discontinue it I really will scream It is astounding a cream of such high quality with awesome results cruelty free vegan not to mention brilliant can be sold at this price , it soothes the harshest of skins even razor burn (the real test of a good cream) thank you Superdrug for this amazing product !!! Even Clarins £40 creams contain mica which always makes me break out ! This product is SUPERB !
Stephanie Starlet , Miss Alternative Brighton
This stuff is amazing, really I mean it. Finding moisturiser that is for vegans at such a reasonable price is almost impossible. I considered buying Steam Cream (£10 for 75g) but then I considered going to Lush and all of their moisturisers are over £10 for 45g. I consulted my Animal Free Shopper to see if Superdrug could offer me any moisturiser with no animal derived products and luckily it did. We got there and said moisturiser was not in Superdrug but a shelf of green packaged cosmetics caught my eye, I read the text on the moisturiser:
"Natural High, a skincare range that's high in organic extracts and natural ingredients - so you can give your skin the care and attention it deserves - naturally! Suitable for vegetarians and vegans."
I couldn't believe my luck, at less than a fiver I found vegan moisturiser with SPF 15?
The range was (and still is on this date) at 2 for £5 which I was led to believe was any two of the range; when I got to the till and got charged over £7 for this and the Natural High face wipes I found it out to mean two of the same item was two for £5. Nevermind! I was still chuffed at the fact I'd found this range by accident before I spent over double the price of this on something smaller.
It smells lovely, so fresh and..dewy is the only word to come to mind. After a fortnight of use the pot itself looks untouched, you only need a small amount, about the size of a chickpea to do your entire face. I have dry skin quite naturally but oily in places and this stuff matches my skin perfectly. If Boots ever do Superdrug out of business I will cry. The product itself is quite dense, it isn't runny and is easily smoothed onto the face. Absolutely no shine on the face after using this product, skin feels and looks very matte but hydrated and skin smells amazing.
Currently two for £5 (27/07/10), single price is £4.49 for 75ml
It is a thick cream type of moisturiser, which when applied to the face has a nice smooth feel to it, however always reminds me of yogurt!? It works well as a moisturiser and I haven't had any dry skin since starting to use it. It makes my skin feel really nice and soft giving a radiant healthy look once absorbed. I wouldn't class it as a light moisturiser and I don't think it would be very good for any one with oily skin because of that. I apply my foundation straight on top and it doesn't make it go streaky, if any thing it has made it much more even.
Ironically I bought this because I was starting to get sunburn with all the ice and snow we've has in the UK recently.This was the only thing in the shop with SPF! It did the job the same as proper sunscreen at the same factor - although I'd still recommend putting on a higher factor during summer.
This product is only available in Superdrug and can be found in most of their store.
It comes in a screw lidded tub, which makes it easy to get out as much moisturiser as you need with the tips of your fingers. Once opened the packaging says its fine for 12 months. I've used about a quarter of a tub in 1 month with daily usage.
It was just under £4 when I purchased and is one of the better moisturisers in this price bracket I have tried, and will probably be buying again.
I bought this moisturiser a month or two ago when the weather began to get warmer. I was using a moisturiser from the Boots Original Beauty Formula range which was good, but it didn't contain SPF (Sun protection factor). I looked everywhere for an affordable moisturiser which had an SPF but surprisingly they were quite hard to come across. After a little search online, I found that Superdrug did a day cream containing SPF 15 and better still it cost less than a fiver!
The cream comes in a pale green pot, with a picture of a leaf on the lid. The packaging is quite basic, and looks fairly cheap and personally I'd prefer a day cream/moisturiser that came in a tube, just because it's easier to transport, and more hygienic, as with a tub you are dipping fingers into the cream every day.
The cream itself is described as a 12 hour day cream and contains organic sunflower oil, natural cereal extract (this is the first time I've heard of that - I wonder which cereal it comes from - extract of coco pop?) and marine algae extract. The cream is dermatologically tested, will soften, smooth, and hydrate the skin whilst protecting from the sun, and apparently the cereal extract will help prevent premature ageing too.
The cream itself is white in colour and has quite a thick texture. Saying that only a tiny amount is needed as the cream spreads over the skin easily, and despite being so thick, it doesn't actually feel heavy when it's on. The scent of the cream is quite nice too - it's a very subtle smell, but quite natural and fresh.
The main downside of the cream is that for quite some time after application, although the cream absorbs quickly and there is no feeling of greasiness or tackiness, it can make my skin look slightly shiny which is not something I like particularly.
In terms of moisturising this is really good. I have quite dry skin and this moisturises and leaves it feeling soft and hydrated. I can also confirm that the SPF works. I'm very pale skinned, so always apply lots of suntan lotion, although on a recent trip to Edinburgh I didn't because the woman on GMTV said it was going to be dull and raining! Liar! It was really scorching hot, and my feet, chest and arms (the only parts of me that were exposed to the sun) got nicely browned (for a change, as I usually just burn), whilst my face stayed white as snow, and I can only put that down to this cream!
A 75ml pot of this costs just £3.91 from Superdrug, which is an excellent price, considering how much I've paid for moisturisers in the past that have actually turned out to be rubbish. Overall, a really good buy and I would definitely recommend it.