Sunday, 13 July 2014

Simply Beautiful Collection (SBC) Vitamin ACE Day and Night Cream

I had heard the brand SBC banded about but never tried anything from the brand or even paid it much attention. Until now, when I recently got the opportunity to try the SBC Vitamin ACE day and night cream. My initial thoughts were, how can one cream cater for both day and night? Surely it’ll either be too light or too rich.

The cream contains tomato seed oil (rich in Omega 6), olive oil (powerful antioxidant), fennel oil (soothing and anti-inflammatory), Vitamin C (brightening), Vitamin E (moisturise, firm and brighten), Vitamin A (anti-ageing). SBC states that this product contains the latest in Oxysomes technology in advance delivery systems. Apparently normal topical application of vitamin C can require 6 hours for maximum penetration into the skin, but oxysomes deliver this within the first hour and increases absorption by 85%. These translucent acid resistant oxysomes are liposomes which deliver vitamins E and C quickly and effectively, with a membrane engineered for stability even in low PH environments (i.e. the natural PH level of skin).

Oxysomes are the little round pink balls in the moisturiser, which contain vitamin C and E, the vitamin A is within the actual cream itself. Ensure these little pink balls burst onto your actual face, and not between your fingers to get the full benefit of the vitamins, they completely disappear upon application. I love how hydrating this moisturiser is without being too heavy or greasy. It has a light fragrance, that is not too overpowering. This product is effective  for day and night, although those with oily skin may prefer a lighter lotion during the summer months. I would say dry, normal, combination skin types can use it for both.
The moisturiser is a little on the pricey side, but it is a 100ml tub, so will last a while and if you’re using it day and night you won’t need to shell out for a separate moisturiser. I certainly think it is worth the £29 due to the ingredients, effectiveness and size.
I will definitely be exploring the rest of the Vitamin ACE range due to be released soon on their website.
Have you tried anything from this brand? 
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