Just when I needed a new sunscreen to take on my last trip I got lucky and received my sociolla freebies just in time and it surprisingly contains : a sunscreen ! (*insert happy face*). It couldn't have come at a better time !
I received the Vitacreme B12 Day Cream Sun Protection and the Vita Blanc Lightening Beauty Cream inside the pink Sociolla box just before I left for my short holiday last month. I immediately packed them into my travel bag and I ditched out my other moisturizers because the VitaBlanc itself is a cream that can be used both day and night, so I don't need a separate moisturizer for mornings and evenings like I used to. Also, both of these products are in cream / lotion texture so I don't have to worry about liquids during flights.
This is my first time trying Vitacreme B12 products, so this is my experience after using them for a few weeks now :
Vitacreme B12 Day Cream Sun Protection
This is actually a day cream loaded with sun protection (UVA + UVB) plus the addition of SPF 30+++. But I like to use it as a sunscreen instead because it has enough SPF for me who doesn't really spend much time outside under the sun. It has vitamin B12 as the name suggests, which has skin reconditioning properties, skin smoothing and softening actions, helps with wrinkles, skin elasticity, and also dryness.
Aside of Vitamin B12 this day cream also infused with vitamins B5, C, and E to help prevents premature ageing and wrinkles caused by sun exposures. This combination of active ingredients also helps to keep the skin stay hydrated and protects it against harmful effects of the sun.
The texture of this cream is more like a thicker lotion. It absorbs very fine onto the skin without leaving any wet or sticky feeling like other regular products with sunscreen usually does. I think this is my favorite sunscreen product so far because it absorbs really well, making it easy to apply makeup afterwards. Once the makeup set it would stay put for hours without melting.
I did get a few little bumps on my face when I use this for the first time but I blame that on my cleansing routine. I was on a trip and I didn't bring my heavy duty cleanser so maybe I didn't do a proper cleansing at that time, resulting the little bumps on my skin. I usually get those bumps whenever I wore sunscreen (or products with sunscreen) and not having proper cleansing afterwards.
So just remember to always do a proper double (or even triple) cleansing whenever you use sunscreen (or products with sunscreen on it).
Vitacreme B12 VitaBlanc Lightening Beauty Cream
According to the box it is a highly reconstructive and nutritive cream to structure the skin. Formulated with precious substances for their lightening and clarifying virtues, it helps with the progressive process of lightening the skin and also help tones down pigmentation marks. It can be applied day or night for a more radiant and clear complexion.
Aside of the vitamin B12 it also has licorice extract, salicylic acid, niacinamide / vitamin B3 (my favorite ingredient!), and vitamin C. The combination would help to even out skin discoloration as well as giving radiance to the skin.
This beauty cream has a pinkish color and a lotion-y texture. It also has a subtle peculiar scent but I can't almost smell it unless I deliberately sniff it close to my nose, so it's not a problem at all. Same with the sunscreen, the formula of this lightening cream is light and easily absorbed by the skin without any residue left on skin's surface. My makeup goes smoothly on top of it and it also hydrates my skin thoroughly without giving any oiliness on my combination skin.
(Left : Sun Protection // Right : Lightening Cream)
Overall, I think these two products from Vitamin B12 are great. The formula of both products feels light on the skin so it didn't felt greasy at all, even after putting it on for hours. I love the combination of these duo and I feel that it really gives a difference on my skin. My face would look brighter and lighter whenever I put these duo on, and the most important thing is they don't interfere with my makeup.
I do notice that a couple of my friends experienced the same little bumps coming out on their skin after their first use, but my bumps were cleared as soon as I took care of them by doing a proper double/triple cleansing every time I use the sunscreen. So if you also experience that, you might also want to try to amped up your cleansing method.
NOTE : You can buy Vitacreme B12 products from Sociolla website and don't forget that you can also use my code for Rp 50,000 discount (min purchase Rp 200,000). You can use the code to buy anything at Sociolla, just simply apply the code YURI50 at checkout to apply the discount :)
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Hugs and Kissies,
, by Yuri