25.5.10

Skincare in the Sunlight

A few weeks ago I suffered the misfortune of running out of my favourite moisturiser which Givenchy seems to be phasing out.
In a panic I rushed out and bought the 1st thing that I came across:
Clinique Even Better Moisturiser
MASSIVE MISTAKE
I broke out in clusters of little white heads and was none too happy.

So

I tried again.

This time I opted for Caudalie's Day Perfecting Cream:
I have never tried any Caudalie products before and am more than just pleased
with how this purchase turned out.
It goes on smoothly with a pleasant, light fragrance.
Has not irritated by skin in the slightest and contains SPF15.
No parabens and no mineral oil.
This product is supposed to have brightening and luminising properties.
I have yet to see any marked improvements on these points but Hiro seems to think that
my skin is looking more radiant of late. Could just be the sunlight?

I bought this at SpaceNK.
I will definitely be trying out more from the Caudalie Vinoperfect range in the future


I know what some of you are thinking.
SPF15?? THAT IS NOT ENOUGH O.C!!
You are quite right so so I have started to use this:
I bought this from Adam Beauty around the same time as I spied Lotus Palace's review.
I am loving this stuff with all kinds of happy feelings when I slap it on.
Not only is it a massive SPF50, but it also contains collagen.
It goes on light with the perfect amount of moisture and sheer coverage. It is basically a uber brilliant tinted sun lotion but can double up as a base if you need more coverage.
For me this is perfect for days dilly dallying in London and I am certainly packing some of this with me when I next head for the beach.
One more thing: It's ridonkulously CHEAP $11.50.


I am currently using this for me legs and arms:
I grabbed it in Hong Kong and it was really cheap, although I cannot remember the exact cost.
If you like your body lotions on the super light side then this is for you.
I find that I need to slap on a little extra moisturiser on my appendages before using this because it is so incredibly light that I need to think, "DID I REALLY USE SUN LOTION?".
Because it is a gel it sinks in quicker than you can say ESS PEE EFF. An added bonus is it's fragrance free formulation.

I have to admit, that I will not be buying it again, I think I shall try something from Biore, or Mentholatum or Fasio.....

15 comments:

  1. i vote for bbcream from mentholatum!!!
    hmm fasio..i havent bought anything from them in yoinks! shall have to look

    AFTER i get the above sunkiller items!
    u so enable me!

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  2. Oh thank you so much for these reviews! I've been looking for light sunscreen and I think the Sunkiller UV Gel shall be a part of my next haul.

    I also dislike Clinique Even Better Moisturizer. DId absolutely nothing for my skin...

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  3. The Caudalie range looks interesting... you are far braver than I am, I loathe trying new skincare and I'd be scarred for life if something broke me out again (I ended up switching because I wasn't recovering from the breakouts, but otherwise I'd likely have stayed with the same regime...)

    That BB cream looks fantastic! Is it very fair? I might try it out... I still haven't accepted that Dior discontinued my TM, haha, and haven't been able to commit to purchasing a BB cream.

    I've been using SPF 55 or greater lately both on my face and body! I found a nice liquid-y sunscreen from Neutrogena for my face, and I use their regular dry-touch line mixed with a bit of lotion for my body. Else I find it too thick to spread evenly! Sadly I tested myself outside with only SPF15 for about 10 minutes on a sunny day while at work and I totally burned :( High SPFs for me!

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  4. Caudalie has some super stuff. I love pulpe vitaminée for some time now, but every now and then I switch, otherwise my skin gets lazy.

    Sunkiller sounds so harsh as a name for a sunblock, "I do not want to kill the sun, I just does not want it to harm me"...But if you like it as well, it will probably be fantastic stuff against those ageing rays.

    I prefer my Japanese sunblock to others, because on my Caribbean holiday last time I noticed the difference between Anessa (fab protection) and some greek brand (redness and my horrible pigmentation playing up, eeek!)--> so odd, they had the same level of sunblock!

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  5. Great tips...Love to hear from u2.

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  6. i'm not too fond of things by Clinique..i love the sunblock by biore! *eyes*the kiss me sunblock i did not know it has collagen!going to try it after the biore~

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  7. Firstly thank you for my lovely surprise this morning. It has had me smiling all day. I have emailed you :-).
    My problem with sun creams is that they melt and hours later run into my eyes and make them smart. I am going to try the 1st sunkiller product (great name. Even though I love the sun) and see how I go. THanks for the tip. Xxxxx

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  9. Caudalie makes some really nice products - I used one of their serums for a while and it was a nice treat to my skin! that sunkiller gel actually sounds like it would work well for me in the summer - the humidity here is insane in the summer, but I still need to moisturize my arms and legs year-round!

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  10. The name sunkiller amuses me! Sounds like the sun is like a weed or some other kind of pest!

    I will definitely be checking these out. I get so paranoid when the sun comes out to play. Although I think it's staying away for the next week or so?

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  11. ah, i love gel formulas :D

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  12. After having sampled both Lioele and Dr Jart BB creams, I have decided to go for Dr Jart which seems to stay on my face longer..
    Thank you for great reviews - Sunkiller sounds tempting.

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  13. Haha!!! ESS PEE EFF!!! Love it!!

    Sorry to hear that the Clinique broke you out! The only moisturizer I use from them would be the Dramatically Different Moisturizing GEL cuz it's oil free.

    You're skin looks radiant cuz it radiates from the INSIDE out!

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  14. Hi! How appropriate to talk about sunscreens - I just posted something similar on my blog today :-) I like the Sun Supreme stuff from Estee Lauder.
    I've heard good things about Caudalie... I'm surprised that the Clinique didn't work for you.

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  15. Ah Clinique, never does it fail to break me out. I once made the bad mistake of picking up their 3 step program and never have I seen such horrible breakouts. I looked like I had leprosy >_>

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