Over the summer I ran out of my face moisturizer and decided I wanted to try something new. I tried (and enjoyed) my friend’s FRESH moisturizer, but it did not have any SPF in it. I will admit, I am lazy in the mornings. I prefer that my moisturizers have SPF in them so that I don’t have to add another step to my morning routine. At the same time, I wasn’t looking to purchase anything super expensive. I ended up looking around Ulta and found this.
I had previously heard of the No. 7 brand, but only through Blogs and Youtube videos. I had never personally used their products before. However, this was only $14.99 and Ulta has a pretty decent return policy. I figured if I didn’t like it or if it broke me out, I could always return it and try something else.
The reason that I am writing about this product 4 months later is that I’ve finally finished it and wanted to write a review. It’s not the most luxurious product (it’s only $15) but it’s really great at what it does. It comes in a nice heavy plastic tub and is 1.6 oz so it’s a really good deal. The cream itself is a thick white cream, about the consistency of a body lotion, maybe slightly thicker. It has a bit of a scent but it’s a fresh, clean scent that doesn’t linger.
The cream also sets very nicely. It isn’t greasy and makeup goes on smoothly over it. I also found that it absorbed quickly into the skin without leaving any residue or white sheen.
Like I said, it isn’t the most luxurious product but it really does its job. It doesn’t have any fancy ingredients that are claiming to do a million things to your skin, but my skin looked great while I used this. The amount of breakouts that I had went down and it didn’t irritate my psoriasis at all. In fact, since I’ve stopped using it and started using another cream, I’ve noticed I’ve started to break out a little again.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive day cream with SPF that will do its job, I highly recommend checking this out. The only negative with this product is that I did find I had to occasionally supplement it with a heavier night cream/mask. It wasn’t something I had to do often, but if your skin is severely dry this might not be the product for you. I’m curious to try other products by this brand to see if they work as well! I know that it’s a British product, so I might have to pick up some more when I’m in London.