Firstly, you SHOULD and I mean SHOULD wear at least SPF 30 or over daily. This is your first line of defence against aging and damaging UV rays.
Aqua, Octocrylene, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Benzophenone 3, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulphonic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Sorbitan Stearate, Pinus Radiata Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
What is it?
An ultra-lightweight, non-chalky broad spectrum daily sunscreen, Alpha-H’s Protection Plus Daily SPF 50+ not only defends you face from the ravages wrought by UVA and UVB rays, but also creates an environmental shield that prevents attack from free radicals and other environmental aggressors. Readily absorbed and non-greasy (this won’t leave a ‘film’ like so many high factor sun filters), and is also intensively nourishing, so skin feels soothed, hydrated and conditioned, with a semi-matte finish that makes a perfect base for make up. With pomegranate extracts, Pycnogenol (to ward against photo-ageing) and Mango Seed Butter (to strengthen and optimise skin elasticity), this is the ultimate one-size-fits-all moisturiser for even super-sun sensitive skin types.
How does it do it?
Alpha-H’s Protection Plus Daily SPF50+ relies on two of nature’s own UV absorbers – Pomegranate Nectar and Mango Seed Butter – to condition and prevent moisture loss whilst rehydrating and replenishing dehydrated skin types, so your skin feels comfortably nourished, whilst being protected from the harmful effects of UV. Sweat- and water-resistant, the potent skin-conditioning formula features Pycnogenol – a super antioxidant, derived from the bark of the French Maritime Prime Tree – which works to brighten and protect against skin ageing – while antioxidant Vitamin E, calming Aloe Vera and pure Honeycomb Extract combine to lock in precious moisture, support the skin’s lipid barrier and fight free radical attack. Non-comedogenic and non-whitening on all skin tones, this doubles as a beautifully matte primer – in fact, it’s the only cream you’ll need this summer (and beyond).
I have tried many SPF creams over time, and yes even though I have come across some that don’t leave a whitish tint, they still have that element to it. This doesn’t – I promise you.
It is a brownish colour that applies amazingly well to the skin with no detection whatsoever, highly absorbent, moisturizing and all the while featuring a potent antioxidant. This is my holy grail SPF cream, who doesn’t like a multi-functional product.
Where to buy?
Available from cultbeauty.co.uk for £36.95/50ml.
Or if you’re interested in trying more products from Alpha H; which I highly recommend as they are known for their high glycolic content products such as the award winning liquid gold (which I will be reviewing soon) and my new fave – their liquid gold rejuvenating cream. Head over to their website alpha-h.com where you can get the sampler kit for what I call a BARGAIN at £29.99. You get to pick 5 products of your choice from their range and no I don’t mean small itsy bitsy 5ml samples NO; these vary between 15-50ml – the protection plus is a whopping 30ml size.