Monday, 3 September 2012

Origins Vitazing for the poor?

I didn't realise until a foundation match consultation last week how pale I was. I don't consider myself as super pale (I am nc25 in Mac Studio Sculpt) but many people find me quite pale. Things are not helped by the fact that I never step out the door with minimum SPF15 on my face, whether it rains or shines, summer or winter. So when I see day moisturisers designed to help your complexion and add a little bit of a life to your skin, I am very interested.



So this is why I bought the new L'Oreal Triple Active Glow Complexion Enhancing Moisturiser SPF15 (£7.99) They say it's a radiance boosting moisturiser enriched with complexion enhancing pigments to give you a natural glow and a unified looking skin tone. The recommended retail price for this is £7.99 but I found it at Superdrug, waiting for me to buy it at just under £5, about 2 weeks ago.



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The packaging is lovely. Inside a flashy box, complete with a holographic label, comes a white elegant and minimalistic little 50ml handy size moisturiser, with SPF 15 and a golden peach cap. Inside, a very light peachy moisturiser which sinks into my skin quickly and leaves my skin very moisturised without feeling greasy. So that's one big tick already for me.



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Did it leave my skin with an enhanced glow, like it promised on the bottle?
I didn't notice any difference although I was quite glad I didn't end up orange with the peachy tone of the moisturiser. To be honest with you, what was most noticeable for me was the smell: a quite overpowering chemical smell which seems to linger all day long. But I wanted to stick with it, try my best to forget about the smell and let my skin make the most of its active moisturising ingredients.


Today, I have been wearing it for the third day in a row and I think that I just can't take it anymore. Quite frankly, I can't wait to take it off and have a good scrub tonight. This moisturiser might be a little gem for some (although who, other than Robinson Crusoe needs 48hrs face moisturisation?) but I just cannot go past beyond the smell and sadly I can't wear it.



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My tube was freshly sealed in the shop but if they have a tester in the shop, you might want to have a sniff of it before purchasing, as the smell is definitely... interesting. Dupe for Origins Vitazing, it certainly ain't. Triple Active Glow, meet my bin.


what: L’Oreal Triple Active Glow Complexion Enhancing Moisturiser SPF 15
how much: RRP £7.99 in Boots and Superdrug. Cheaper at cheapsmells.
  

6 comments:

nav said...

Ooh I haven't seen this! I have however, tried Origins Vitazing and I hate it... I bought the full size without trying a sample and then got given a sample of it too! I don't think I like moisturisers with a "touch" of foundation in them. Sorry you didn't like the smell of this!

Not Just On The Inside said...

Pity you didnt like it :( Im not mad about Loreal skincare I find it a bit MEH!

KittyBonkers said...

Euch, a smelly product always puts me off! I always go out with sun protection on as I am pale too, so I am always looking for things with SPF in them for my morning moisturiser!

Kitty x

Sara said...

Liloo you genius! Will definitely give that a try!
S xx
www.belfastbeautylove.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Regardless of if it works or not, just wanted to say that the pictures look gorgeous! What kind of camera do you use?

- Erin

365mu.blogspot.co.uk
One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days.

Annabel Wyatt said...

Thanks for this, I'm trying to figure out if this cream has broken me out. Happy new year also :D x x

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