“ Brand: Superdrug / Type: Face Cream / Suitable for: Face / UV Protection Factor: SPF 15 „
Price = £2.59 for 75ml
Superdrug description = Simply Pure SPF15 face cream is designed to hydrate, condition and help protect sensitive skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays which cause premature skin aging. Enriched with conditioning Pro-Vitamin B5, Shea Butter and calming Soothex, the easily absorbed formula will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Personal experience = Due to my sensitive skin I am often on the lookout for products which will effectively moisturise my skin without blocking my pores. I was attracted to this moisturiser as, like the rest of the simply pure range, the packaging states the it is fragrance free, paraben free, hypoallergenic and dermatologically approved. The fact that it offered an SPF15 was also useful as I always try to select products which can product my skin from UV rays (especially as the weather gets warmer).
With application, however, my expectations of this product were not met. I found the cream to be excessively thick, despite my relatively dry skin. It left a definite shine to my face and took a long time to absorb. Applying makeup afterwards was a nightmare as it either slide straight off or resulted in the moisturiser flaking off. This completely eclipsed any immediate moisturisation I gained and the effect was so bad I gave up using the moisturiser before I had even finished the tube.
Result = Although this moisturiser did have an initial impact on the especially dry patches of skin on my face it did not appear to have the capacity to maintain this moisture for a long period of time. Disappointing to say the least.
Price: £2.49 for 75ml
For: Moisturisation and protection for sensitive skin
The packaging is pretty plain and simple, it looks quite fresh and clean but nothing special. It's a plastic squeezy tube with a flip top lid that it stands on. The fact that it stand on it's lid means that the cream is always ready to come out of the tube so you don't have spend ages squeezing it to try get some out.
It's quite a thick textured cream, which actually reminds me very much of sun cream. It's smooth and fairly light with an inoffensive creamy scent.
Applying it to the skin I find it feels quite thick and heavy. It is not easily absorbed and feels quite clingy and greasy. When it finally sinks into the skin, after much massaging and waiting, my skin feels fairly dirty and clogged, and it looks really shiny, even in areas that I don't normally get shine.
My skin does feel fairly moisturised after using it, but this feeling doesn't last that long before all I can feel is the greasiness that the cream has left on my skin. It doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, which actually surprised me as I usually find products made for sensitive skin to be worse for my skin than anything else, but it just makes my skin feel awful.
It does have a sun protection factor of 15, which is an absolute must for me in a moisturiser, but it gives my skin the same awful effects as a full-on sun cream. When I bought this I was expecting the light, easily absorbed cream which is described on the bottle, but that is absolutely not what I got.
As it only cost me the measly sum of £2.49 I can't really complain about it being rubbish, it's a case of you get what you pay for, but I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
All in all I think this is the worst moisturiser I've ever used.
Thumbs down from me.