Making me happy today is Dr Sam Bunting’s no nonsense approach to skin care. Her latest release, after the sell out success of Flawless Cleanser, is Flawless Moisturiser. As as dermatologist, Sam is used to giving out advice to troubled skin so her aim with this range is to provide what skin needs, rather than making outrageous claims. If your aim is to turn the clock back 25 years, this isn’t for you, but if what you want is healthy, hydrated skin with a dash of niacinamide to help to brighten, then you’re in luck!
You can use it on eyes and neck as well (“skin is skin,” says Sam) and use as much or as little as your skin needs at any given time. In winter, it’s likely you’ll want to slather it on to stave off the predictable cold weather/central heating dryness, and in summer, you’ll probably need rather less. It’s in a gel-cream texture which absorbs quickly and easily (you can add sunscreen over the top but I haven’t tested for this) and does leave a hydrated skin feel rather than an oily or over-laden feel. That said, I feel you’ll benefit most from this if your skin is on the drier side.
I tested it with my bareMinerals daily-dog walk staple, Complexion Rescue and the two weren’t compatible (little squirls) but it’s also a gel-cream texture so don’t read too much into the fact that the two didn’t get along. I’d rather use Flawless Moisturiser at night when there’s nothing to fight with but will, of course, test it with other bases as I go along. I wouldn’t expect this to happen with a less oil based foundation or BB cream. As you’d expect, it’s very decent value at £25 as is the Flawless Cleanser at £16. You can find Flawless Moisturiser HERE and the ingredient list is below:
Aqua (Water/Eau), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Panthenol, Xylitylglucoside, Polysilicone-11, Stearic Acid, Anhydroxylitol, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xylitol, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid.