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Jurlique Anti Ageing Purely Age-Defying Day Cream
Sun protection: SPF 15 (zinc oxide, titanium dioxide)
RRP: $72 for 40 mL
Additional ingredients: buriti oil, red algae extract, ectoin (increases skin firmness and moisture, reduces fine lines)
This cream has a rich texture, and you can barely tell it’s got sun protection in it. It smells lovely, like a face cream that’s packed with natural ingredients. It’s very moisturising and made my T-zone quite shiny, which was luckily controllable with blotting paper. It sinks in very quickly, and smoothes out and plumps up my skin, making it perfect for BB cream application.
Nivea Naturally Even Daily Moisturiser
Sun protection: SPF 15
RRP: $12.99 for 50 mL
Additional ingredients: Eventone Pure Active (evens out skin tone – octadecenedioic acid)
This is a lightweight cream which feels like sunscreen (that heavy feeling and accompanying smell) and like a lot of SPF rated face creams, requires working into the skin, otherwise it dries and balls up on your skin (ew). It sinks it quite quickly though, and is lightweight enough that it didn’t leave my face shiny, even though I’m quite oily. I didn’t see a noticeable difference in the appearance of my spots, but it does recommend 4 weeks to see results (I used it for 2 weeks). This didn’t break me out at all, happily!
Choose Jurlique if you: like natural skincare, hate the smell of sunscreen, want to protect dry skin, have anti-ageing concerns, prefer physical-only sunscreens
Choose Nivea if you: have oily skin, want to minimise shine, prefer a budget-friendly option, want to even out skintone and remove dark spots
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