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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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