Mara (celtic4) wrote in cosmeticcouture,
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Let's get this party started! :D

Well, just to get the ball rolling, I'm reposting the review I did a few days ago about moisturizers. Specifically, moisturizers with sunscreen. (Cross-posted from my personal journal.)


Nowadays, most of the moisturizer I buy has sunscreen in it, since the sun is the primary cause of premature aging. Also, skin cancer is bad. And since I'm very fair, my skin burns quite easily. Unfortunately, I can't afford pricier moisturizers such as Shiseido whose SPF is 30 or 40, but one day I hope to upgrade to that. These moisturizers I'm going to review now are both SPF 15.

I have fairly normal skin. It sometimes gets a little bit oily in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) in the summer, and also sometimes gets dry in the wintertime. I've got no acne to speak of, except for a pimple here or there every once in a while. Although I don't think my skin is very sensitive, I try to stay away from harsh products. ^^

Oil of Olay - Total Effects 7x Moisturizer, SPF 15, 3.4 oz. bottle

This stuff is awesome. It can get a little greasy if you put on too much, but that's the only drawback. It's got an anti-aging complex, which is nice. It gives your skin a velvety feel (which could be bad, because you'll want to touch your face, which is a no-no~). Good for travel, too--it has a plastic cap to prevent spillage. I got it at Costco for a little under $20 per bottle, but they have coupons on it all the time. Even without a coupon it beats drugstore prices. O_o I think it would be good for all skin types.

The Verdict: 4.5/5

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Aveeno - Positively Radiant Moisturizer, SPF 15, 4 oz. bottle

While this is a good moisturizer with sunscreen, there are a couple of things I didn't like about it. First of all, it claims to have natural light diffusers, and I didn't see any effect from them at ALL. There are some products where the diffusers work wonders; this is not one of them. Secondly, it's slightly more greasy than the Oil of Olay, and I like my moisturizers to sink in quickly. However, besides that, it's a very decent moisturizer, and at 2 bottles for $20 at Costco, it's a great buy. Not too great for traveling with, though--the pump bottle has no cap to protect against accidental spills. Since it's a bit greasy, people with oily skin may want to stay away, though drier skin types will probably benefit from the extra moisture.

The Verdict: 4/5
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