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Beauty Review – New Day and Night Creams

I love matching items – lingerie, shampoo and conditioner…it just makes me feel like I’ve got my life in order and there’s also a weird part of me that thinks that matching beauty products will work better as they have their ‘other half’ there! Ridiculous I know.

So when I needed new moisturisers for both morning and evening, I opted for two items from the same team: Team L’Oréal.


Recently, my skin has been ridiculously dry and I had these really attractive dry patches on my cheeks so I wanted something really moisturising to get my skin back to normal and to make my make-up look better too. My other aim alongside the moisture boost was a decent SPF now that the weather is improving and I’m spending more time outside.


I picked up the Revitalift Day Cream which offers SPF30 plus UVA and UVB protection. After opening it, I realised it was aimed at slightly more mature skin than mine with the usual anti-wrinkle and firming claims. I kind of have two opinions on this moisturiser. When I first started using it on my very dry skin, it was amazing. Within a week, my skin was feeling less parched and the dry patches were gone. I usually find creams with SPF in them to be quite greasy and not great under foundation but this worked fine for me.


However, as soon as my skin was back to normal, I found this moisturiser too rich. It started to take longer to sink in and left me feeling a bit greasy. I now realise that it just isn’t the right formula for me to use on a daily basis BUT it is a great one to keep in my stash for when my skin is looking and feeling a bit dehydrated.

The night cream was a bit more of a hit and the one that I would repurchase again. Triple Active Night comes in a lovely blue glass jar and is a rich and creamy pink colour that feels luxurious enough for a night cream yet sinks in quickly. I also love the fact that I can almost feel it on my skin the next morning – not in a greasy residue kind of way, but there is a definite feeling of softness and plumpness to my skin.


So, two high street moisturisers that each have their benefits. However, I am still on the lookout for a good everyday moisturiser with SPF so please let know any recommendations! x


About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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