SUPER Sun Kissed SPF 25* - £32.50 at Boots
SUPER is a new range of cruelty-free skincare created by the infamous Dr. Nicholas Perricone and is described as a preventative, effective and complete new skincare line thatharnesses the power of Superfoods + proprietary technology in a topical formulation.
Perricone has transformed the skincare industry with his patented skincare technology and his three-tiered approach to healthy ageing. PerriconeMD online boasts that the three tiered philosophy to healthy aging and beautiful skin will not only make you look good, but also feel your very best at every stage of life, and involves a diet of anti-inflammatory foods -good for the rheumatic arthritic patients like oneself – wink-, targeted nutritional supplements and topical supplements. You can read more about the philosphy of Perricone’s products here.
The SUPER range is a slightly more inexpensive line which can be bought in Boots, Selfridges, Boots online and Getsuper.co.uk; it contains a range of ‘Superfoods’ to encourage healthy ageing and radiant skin by offering anti-inflammatory benefits and assisting cellular repair function. Superfoods include: Ginger, Turmeric, Olive, Melon, Red Algae and Chilli.
I was recently sent a couple of products from the SUPER line to try out for myself, I was dubious at first of the tinted moisturiser; it looked really dark and I had previously opted for crazy coverage MAC foundation. However, the Sun Kissed tinted moisturiser surprised me and I have been using it daily every day for the last 3 weeks. The product contains Tumeric, has an SPF 25 –ding dong- and comes in a glass bottle along with a pump to dispense the product accurately. Oh and it smells divine! Not sure what it is but it beats the smell of any other foundation I’ve ever use, it’s just so fresh!
Here’s a rundown of some of the features/key nutrients of the product:
It perfects, reflects and protects. Tumeric is loaded with the antioxidant Curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory known to help reduce psoriasis and heal damaged skin caused by UV rays. Zinc Oxide is a natural mineral that provides non-chemical sunscreen protection. Vitamin C Ester is a fat-soluble nutrient that visibly improves skin tone and texture. Mica and Iron Oxides are natural minerals that add a translucent tint for even coverage.
In comparison to my MAC Studio Sculpt NW15, this product is extremely dark and a lot more water based; obviously I wasn’t expecting full, or even medium, coverage but it does give a gorgeous glow to my skin once applied – I apply it with my Real Techniques buffing brush by the way – and because it is low coverage the colour doesn't come out too dark, in fact, it settles into the skin beautifully. With the addition of my concealer and bronzer my skin looks healthy and radiant, and come 5 ‘o’ clock there are no creases or clusters of foundation anywhere to be seen.
Overall I’d the Sun Kissed moisturiser has opened me up to trying other products instead of a heavy foundation; I love this product so much, however it is a little on the pricey side. I always though that foundation was my life saviour and that I couldn’t go a day without it, when actually, a dab of this tinted moisturiser and a good concealer is all I need. If I bag myself a job within the time it takes for me to use this up then I may have to treat myself to it again.
What are your thoughts on tinted moisturiser? Are you a foundation girl forever, or could you be converted?