Lovea BIO Anti-Ageing Face Cream SPF50 Review
I credit a daily high SPF face cream with keeping my face looking as young as it possibly can at 37 years old. Since my early 20s I’ve been wearing a high factor face cream, and nowadays I feel very barefaced without one on. I certainly wouldn’t dream of skipping it in the warmer months, but it is just as important to wear it in winter too as the UV rays are still there. I have had a number of favourite high SPF creams over the years, but relatively recently I thought I would branch out from my usual brands and try something new. Cruelty free skin care is a booming business, with many people wanting to swap their regular brands for something kinder. The brand Lovea had been mentioned to be before but I’d never used anything from their range until now.
I decided to go a step up from a standard SPF and try something with anti-ageing properties (there’s definitely always room for that in my regime). I settled on the Anti-Ageing Face Cream with SPF50 from Lovea. This is a vegan product from them (not all of their products are vegan) that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. As a bonus, it is 100% natural. It contains coconut oil and Tahitian monoi oil to provide intense hydration. The sunscreen is a mineral one, using Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. This means that UV rays are reflected back away from your skin. As a result, physical SPF creams like this can tend to leave a white cast on the skin which can be a problem if you have a darker skin tone.
This cream comes in a pump bottle and does come out rather thick. It has a slightly tropical floral scent which, if you are familiar with monoi products, you will recognise. This doesn’t last longer than a few minutes. It spreads well on the skin, but does take some sinking in. This is the problem that I have with this product: I don’t have dry skin and would class my skin as normal. This product on several occasions just would not sink in, even during the colder months.
It did also occasionally leave a white cast on my face. My skin is a light-medium olive colour, so this isn’t too unusual for me. It was not too obvious unless I layered the cream on a bit too heavily. I think if your skin tone was any darker then it would be an issue. It was also so thick that makeup just kind of sat on top of it.
I do love the SPF protection of this cream. After using it on a hot sunny holiday for a week I certainly did not burn. I would give this product a 4 out of 5. It’s very moisturising and does the job well in terms of sun protection. However, I would only suggest this be used by people with dry skin as it is intensely hydrating. You can find it on Amazon here.
For me, it’s time again to find another product for daily use that suits my skin better.
If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear them.
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