Sorry I haven't posted all week guys! I've been concentrating on studying for the motor vehicle knowledge test so I could apply for a learner's permit (again). I'm glad to say that I passed with flying colors - I scored a 100%. So I'll be practicing very hard these next few months so I can FINALLY obtain my license!
In my last Sephora haul, a few ladies had requested that I review the Amore Pacific Age Delay Treatment set. I only used 2 of the 3 deluxe samples in the kit though - the sunscreen and the moisturizer. I don't have problems with fine lines or wrinkles yet so I didn't even touch the Line Modifier treatment.
REVIEW: AMORE PACIFIC NATURAL PROTECTOR SPF 30/PA+++
The regularly sized bottle is MSRP $65 for 2 oz. The product claims to be:
"An oil-free sunscreen that offers full-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. AmorePacific Natural Protector SPF 30/PA+++ is a lightweight, hydrating formula that guards skin against sun damage and environmental aggressors. This advanced skincare essential improves moisture balance, absorbing excess oil and sebum, so your face always looks fresh and flawless. Formulated WITHOUT:- Sulfates- Petro-Chemicals- Phthalates. This advanced, multi-purpose formula uses antioxidants and sun protection to defend the complexion. It is perfect for outdoor activity, with shine-reducing powders that absorb sweat and sebum, keeping skin looking and feeling healthy and clear."
This sunscreen was pretty moisturizing but for my dry skin, it wasn't moisturizing enough to skip my day cream altogether. For those with oily skin, using the cream alone may be enough. The cream was easy to blend in, doesn't leave a white cast, is non-greasy, and wears well underneath makeup. I actually really like how this wears on my skin. I can't say I agree with the oil control claims though, as I did still see shine on my T-zone area by mid-day.
I like that this doesn't have that typical "sunscreen" smell found in most common sunscreens; it has the same fragrance that all Amore Pacific products have. The scent is very light and pleasant.
Compared to my current favorite sunscreen by Shiseido, it doesn't have as much SPF (Shiseido is SPF 55) and costs almost twice as much, but other than that, IMO they're pretty similar in terms of performance. I'd recommend Shiseido's sunscreen for face if you're on a budget and aren't bothered by the "sunscreen" smell.
- Non-greasy formula
- Doesn't leave a white cast
- Wears well underneath makeup
- Super pricey for a sun protector
- Depending on skintype, may not be moisturizing enough to skip use of daytime moisturizer.
My Rating: 3/5 (-2 points because of price for a sunscreen)
REVIEW: AMORE PACIFIC REJUVENATING CREME
This moisturizer is MSRP $90 for 1.7 oz, and claims to be:
"A luxuriously textured moisturizer designed to delay all signs of aging. This cream, formulated with pure, stabilized bamboo sap, stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid in the skin to retain moisture throughout the layers of the skin, not only on the surface. This 24-hour time-release formula diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. It works to increase cellular turnover and regeneration, revealing brightness and radiance. It also provides antioxidants to protect skin from free radical damage."
The moisturizer is very rich but absorbs quickly and doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all. It really does a great job of moisturizing my dry skin and keeping it moisturized all day long. After using it, my skin feels much more supple and plump. I can't attest to the product's claims to prevent fine lines and wrinkles though, since the sample only had enough product for about 2 weeks of use.
This cream also has the same signature scent found in all of Amore Pacific's products.
- Fast absorbing
- Keeps skin moisturized throughout the day
- Leaves skin feeling very soft and supple
My Rating: 4/5 (-1 point because of price)
Have you tried any Amore Pacific products? Any recommendations?