Alpha-H's Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ – review

Despite many foundations containing SPF these days it’s always best, of course,  to build in extra protection through your moisturiser – and Alpha-H’s Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ is one you really need to try.

This super lightweight cream offers a high level of protection and is easily absorbed. It’s actually a 3-1-in product and acts not only as a moisturiser but as a sun shield and makeup primer.

Suitable for all skin types, it protects effective protection from UV rays, helping in the fight against premature ageing.

It’s non-whitening, non-comedogenic formula and can replace your daily moisturiser.  Just use your favourite serum then apply this, 20 minutes before exposure to the sun.

It should be applied each morning and its matte finish gives a great base for makeup, with no greasiness or shininess.

Don’t forget to reapply if you go swimming or take part in exercise.

The star ingredients in this multi-dimensional cream are:

  • Homosalate, Octyl Salicylate and Octocrylene – combination UVB filters to protect skin from sun burn.
  • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane – organic UVA filter to protect skin from premature ageing.
  • Benzophenone-3 – lightweight UVA and UVB sun filter.
  • Vitamin E – antioxidant; brightens and protects against premature ageing.
  • Cera Alba (Honeycomb Extract) – hydrates and seals in moisture.
  • Aloe Vera – hydrates and soothes.

If you take protecting your skin from the sun seriously, then you seriously need to think about buying this. The 50ml tube is perfect to sling into your beach bag if you’re going away and small enough to carry around in your handbag, too.

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Alpha H – the back story

Michelle Doherty founded this great brand after suffering for years with her own seemingly incurable adult acne. She was a pioneer of the use of Glycolic Acid in skin care.

Alpha-H is renowned for its ability to perfect even the most troublesome of complexions and has built up a loyal following thanks to the brand’s ability to develop products that gently resurface and regulate overactive and sensitive skin.

Liquid Gold, a powerful overnight ‘serum’, is among the brand’s bestsellers and has won multiple awards. The ‘overnight facial’ is quickly revitalises dull complexions. But it also tackle fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, blackheads, blemishes, pigmentation, scarring and redness.

Explore more of the brand here.


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