Today’s review is about Collistar Hydro-Protective Cream Anti-Pollution SPF 20. I have been using this product for a few weeks now and here’s the review.
Price: €41 for 50 ml
Smog, pollution, the ozone hole, sudden changes in humidity and temperature levels – the skin is constantly exposed to aggressions which, day after day, cause it to age and become dull and lifeless. This innovative specialty defends the skin from external attacks and strengthens it from the inside by giving it extra energy and restoring dynamism to skin’s natural processes of hydration and self-repair. To be used every day of the year, this indispensable product guarantees:
Active protection • anti UV-A and UV-B effective all day long • specific anti-pollution action against smog, smoke and fine dusts • anti-free radicals.
Active hydration • stimulates the skin’s self-hydration capacity • restores the correct level of intracellular water unbalanced by sudden changes in humidity and temperature.
Active cell recharger • acts as an actual energy booster, contrasting skin ageing day after day • gives vitality and radiance to the face.
Aqua (water), ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, isostearyl isostearate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, dimethicone, caprylyl carbonate, arachidyl behenyl alcohol, arachidyl glucoside, coco-caprylate/caprate, sorbitol, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, hdi/trimethyol hexyllactone crosspolymer, polymethylsilesquioxane, erythritol, phenxoyethanol, argania spinosa oil, glycerin, oenothera biennis oil, profumo/parfum, caprylic/capric triglyceride, dmdm hydantoin, methylparaben, bis-ethylhexyl hydroxydimethoxy benzylmalonate, tetrasodium edta, ethylparaben, propylparaben, moringa pterygosperma seed extract, hydrolyzed lepidium meyenii root, citric acid, butylparaben, homarine hcl, bht, propyl gallate, butylphenyl methylpropional, hexyl cinnamal, linalool, hydroxycitronellal, limonene, alpha-isomethyl ionone, geraniol, citronellol, cinnamyl alcohol.
My Experience with Collistar Hydro-Protective Cream Anti-Pollution SPF 20:
This product comes in a cardboard outer packaging. Inside the cardboard, is a beautifully shaped glass pot with a plastic screw lid. There is also a flap at the mouth of the pot, which prevents the cream from sticking to the lid. Since this is a glass packaging, it is a little heavy.
There is also a spatula included. The spatula looks cute and it helps to keep the product hygienic. I am a little lazy to use the spatula and tend to dip my finger into the pot. The consistency of the cream is rich, smooth and slightly thick. The cream itself is white in colour.
Even though the cream is thick it gets absorbed very well and instantly into the skin. I massage the cream well into the skin. It spreads very well all over the skin. The fragrance is very mild and pleasant; it has no noticeable notes of flowers or fruits, though. I prefer my face creams to be as non-fragrant as possible. The mild fragrance also does not last more than 2 minutes.
This cream has SPF 20, which is a big plus. I do not have to apply any extra SPF. This cream does not leave a white cast due to the SPF present. My skin feels well primed and all set for makeup. I do not use any kind of primer before applying my foundation as I feel the cream works well as a primer too.
The cream feels light and non-greasy. It leaves my skin is well-moisturised and my skin does not get oily even after 8 hours. I have used it on a warm day outdoors and it worked fine. My skin was shine-free for 6 hours. The cream also claims to give a radiant skin but I could not see any changes there. My skin still looks the same.
I have a very sensitive skin and this cream did not cause any breakout or redness. Hence, it’s perfect for sensitive skin. This cream is intended for normal to dry skin and it has been working great on me. It does not reduce any wrinkles or scars but then it never claimed so.
Pros of Collistar Hydro-Protective Cream Anti-Pollution SPF 20:
• Contains SPF 20
• Does not leave any white cast
• Gets absorbed quickly
• Suitable for sensitive skin
• Works as a good primer
Cons of Collistar Hydro-Protective Cream Anti-Pollution SPF 20:
• No anti-wrinkle benefits
• Glass pot
• No noticeable change in skin radiance
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Would I Recommend Collistar Hydro-Protective Cream Anti-Pollution SPF 20?
If you are looking for a day cream with SPF, this is a good option. The best part is that it does not leave any white cast. Do give it a try.
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