Sunday, 24 August 2014

JĀSÖN C-Effects Pure Natural Anti-Wrinkle Day Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30 (review)

JĀSÖN C-Effects Anti-Wrinkle Day Lotion SPF 30
Could this be the ultimate summer face cream? Reading the packaging you sure would think so. SPF 30 with “broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection” is excellent for an everyday hydrating facial moisturiser and it comes with wrinkle fighting, anti-ageing ingredients – and some that are organic – as well as numerous anti-oxidants (including vitamins C and E, green tea and thiotic acid).

If that's not enough to sway you, you might like the fact JĀSÖN has excluded parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate, mineral oils and phthalates from the formula and doesn't test its products or ingredients on animals (there's a leaping bunny logo to confirm their animal-friendly credentials). It's also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

I've been using this product all summer long and can confirm that the SPF is very effective. It's protected my face from one of Britain's hottest, relentlessly sunny summers in living memory. My face has barely tanned at all which is surprising as I've only been applying it once in the morning so it's definitely long-lasting. The lightweight texture appeals, too, and it sinks in nicely if you don't use too much.

The zesty fragrance seems a bit pointless (I'm quite happy with unscented products, it cuts down on the number of ingredients) but to be fair it's nice enough. The texture, while light as I've explained, is not silky smooth. Again, not a problem but worth mentioning – especially if you're used to super-whipped, creamy textures from designer brands.

My face does look a little oily after use but that's probably only because I use generous amounts to make sure my sun protection is up to scratch. If I still have some left in winter I'll ration it a bit to tone down the greasy look. If you have dry skin I doubt you'll have a problem either way. My fine lines haven't improved but my face does have a very healthy look to it after application.

Some more natural sunscreens with a high SPF can leave your face looking white as a ghost. Not JĀSÖN's Day Lotion, though. It went completely invisible after only a little massaging in. It didn't cause any breakouts or irritation on my oily-combination skin, either, so it's win-win all round.

Handy pump dispenser
The fully recyclable container is good: a pump-action dispenser keeps the product fresher and it's good for travelling, too, as the sturdy cap helps prevent accidental spillages. With 113 g per bottle you clearly get a lot of cream for your money making it cost effective to use everyday.

As you can see, there are very few downsides so if you need a day-to-day sunscreen but don't want to miss out on anti-ageing ingredients then this really is an excellent choice. While I don't see it anywhere on my High Street it is widely available on-line.

Sunscreen is very effective and not skin whitening!
Fragrance is nice but a bit strong (and unnecessary, in my opinion)
Absorbs well and should suit most skin types

Leaping Bunny logo is present meaning it's not animal tested

Large size is good value for money


Brand: JĀSÖN

Size: 113 g
Price: £17.99 (£15.92/100 g)

Manufactured: United States

Active Ingredients: Homosalate 7.5 %, Ethylhexyl Salicylate 5.0%, Titanium Dioxide 2.0%

Other Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calcium Ascorbate, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Silica , Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sorbitol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Gluconolactone, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum)


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