Posts Tagged 'spf'

Review: Nivea Visage Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Tinted Day Cream SPF 15

Oh, how I love a wonder-prod! An ‘overachiever’, keen to do it all for less. Stand up and take a bow, Nivea Visage Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Tinted Day Cream SPF 15 – what a mouthful!

This is a product sure to cause some excitement. Containing the famed and ultra popular (60,000 units sold a DAY) Q10 plus Anti-Wrinkle formula to work on your skin during the day, as well as SPF 15+ UVA/UVB protection to stave off new wrinkles from sun damage – this is not your average tinted moisturiser.

RRP $18.89

The colour is perfect, providing light coverage that helps even out any discolorations or uneven patches. I think it’s a great ‘everyone’ shade, as I’ve passed it around to various friends and family with different skin tones and it’s looked fantastic on each of them. Of course, if you have the type of background that is very light or very dark, then this might not work as well.

The forumula is super hydrating and blends into the skin well, and also mixes with other products (eg illuminator) without a problem. It does take a bit longer to dry than you may be used to, so I tend to get started on my hair before going back for a swipe of bronzer – otherwise you end up with the dreaded patch of bronzer where it has stuck to the damp cream! The illumination it provides was well above what I expected, so most days I wear this product alone and revel in my dewy glow.

Don’t believe me? Well, I was just creepin’ the NIVEA website and saw that they’re offering a free sample! Free! Quick, click here.

Have you tried this?
Don’t you love a 189 in 1 product?!


Review: NIVEA Sun Light Feel Daily Face Veil SPF30+

For those of you who reside in Melbourne, take a look outside your window. See that? Brilliant sunshine! Yipee! I hope you’ve got those legs out girls, because 25 degrees may as well be 35 after the months of misery aka Winter. (Yes, I like to capitalise the seasons – join my campaign!)

So now that it really does seem possible that Summer is on the way, it may be time to think about your current level of SPF protection. As you know, (whether you adhere to it or not) you should be wearing SPF protection every day – even if it is cold and cloudy as UV rays can still penetrate the clouds, damaging your pretty lil’ face.

If you’re exposing your delicate skin to UVA and UVB rays daily, even plying on your potions at night won’t reverse the damage. UV rays are the number one cause of premature aging! But I won’t bang on about facts that I already hope you’re savvy too – let’s get to the wonder prods that prevent said damage!

I received NIVEA’s Light Feel Daily Face Veil SPF 30+ at the Maxted Thomas PR Beauty Blogger Event and have been loving it. Adoring.

What a winner at only $10.99!

It absorbs basically on contact with the skin, disappearing completely with no white/ghosting effect and no greasy residue. Exactly what you want in a daily sun protection product. It doesn’t ball up if I apply my makeup over the top, and acts as a fantastic base.

I’ve even tested it out in the sunshine on a jog, and it didn’t create white rivers of sweat down my chest as other products have done for me.

Wearing a facial sunscreen sometimes makes me nervous as my skin is combination type, and prone to breakouts. Even though the NIVEA Light Feel Daily Face Veil is oil free and non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores) I was still wary as always – but not a single ‘pimpedemic’ since I’ve been using (liberally).

I am definitely going to be stocking up on this winner again soon (almost all gone!) as the temperature rises and the UV rays gain intensity. Anything less than 30+ is just not going to cut it for me!


Review: Dermalogica Clean Start Brighten Up SPF15

With my post-teenage breakout prone skin, I do get worried that even though I am fastidious with my cleansers and serums and all manner of potions, I am ruining all my hard work by clogging up my skin again with the wrong moisturiser – especially if I want one that has more on its plate than to just moisturise.

Our multitasking ways have spread to our creams, and why not? Isn’t it better to use one product that can do four things rather than load up layer after layer? But it does worry me that all that tinting and sun-protecting and anti-aging is counterproductive to my number one goal – eradicating these hormone humps.

Therefore it pleased me greatly when I realised that the breakout fighting Clean Start range from Dermalogica – of which I use the Bedtime For Breakouts and also at times the facial cleanser – had their own multitasking genius. Please welcome Brighten Up SPF 15 to the club!


So, it has its main function of moisturising down pat, in a rapidly absorbing and almost instantly non-greasy kinda way – the best way. It has a natural, light-coverage tint to help blend and even out skin tone, including any red marks from pesky pimples. It contains an SPF of 15, perfect for out and about sun protection, but if you’re planning to spend the day in the sun, you will need to step up the SPF factor. It creates a gorgeous, luminous yet not at all glittery glow, something I am definitely all about. And last but not least, I am comforted in that fact that Brighten Up, being from an anti-breakout range, won’t clog my pores and contribute to my skin woes.

Let me just count those winning traits for you – four. It’s a magical four-in-one prod.

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