Organii Anti-ageing Facial Sun Cream

I’m really excited to have teamed up with the lovely folks from Pravera, one of the distributors of Organii skincare products, to offer not one but 10 of my fabulous readers a chance to win Organii SPF15 Anti-aging Facial Sun Cream!! Just in time for the summer months!

Last year I featured Organii’s other suncare products so do check out the post Organii Sun Milk SPF20 + After Sun Cream {Review} as well as my post on how to use suncare products in general Natural suncare products – key questions and answers.

Now let’s review the Anti-ageing Facial Sun Cream (50ml, £14.95):

Organii Anti-ageing Facial Sun Cream

Product description:

“Protect your face day in and day out with the non-greasy Anti-Ageing Facial Sun Cream. Whether you are spending the day at the beach or simply enjoying a brisk walk to work, you can stay safe in the knowledge that your skin is protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Contains anti-ageing extracts of Argan Oil, Coconut, Carrot Seed and Flax Seed Oils to protect, firm, nourish and hydrate your skin while enjoying the sun.”

Ingredients (INCI):

Aqua (Water), Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether, Zinc Oxide, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Alcohol*, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil*, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Linum Usitatissimum Oil*, Hydrated Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Sulphate Eptahydrate, Pongamol, Oryzanol, Alumina, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus* Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Root Extract*, Ascorbic Acid, Bisabolol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Parfum**, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Linalool.

*From organic farming **Natural origin

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My verdict:

Luckily the weather here in the UK has been so sunny lately so I’ve been able to put this cream to a good test.

First things first then – the ingredients. This formula relies on mineral UV filters, i.e. zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are the safest filters that sit on top of the outer layer of your skin and essentially reflect the UV light away from your skin. This is in contrast to synthetic UV filters (such as benzophenone, oxybenzone and homosalate) which penetrate your skin and convert the sun rays into heat, potentially leading to damage at cellular level. 

This cream also includes some skin-nourishing oils. The second ingredient after water is a rather unheard of oil called pongamia glabra, also known as Karanja oil. It’s rich in oleic fatty acids so it’s perfect for dry and mature skin. Then there’s also argan, rice bran, carrot seed, jojoba, coconut and flax seed oils. All of these will help keep your skin firm while at the same time deeply nourishing and hydrating it from within. So this cream isn’t just a sunblock, it will moisturise your skin as well!

The cream has a rather thick consistency & rich (but non-greasy) texture, and does apply well on skin. I’ve found it glides on & absorbs even better if your face is ever so slightly damp. It certainly doesn’t leave a white cast that you tend to get with some other sun creams based on mineral UV filters which is good. As I said before, I used it during a bit of a heatwave we recently had in the UK & I’m really impressed with its performance. Despite applying the cream early in the morning one hot day recently & forgetting to re-apply it later on, my face did not burn at all, nor did it catch that much sun! So the cream clearly works at reflecting the sun rays away from skin.

I’ve even tried the cream under my usual liquid foundation & I think it could potentially work as a regular SPF cream if you apply a very thin layer and use a good finishing powder for any remaining oiliness.

You may be wondering if there’s a higher SPF available – the short answer is no however please check out my post on general suncare tips, Natural suncare products – key questions and answers, where I explain why higher SPFs are not that much different to the lower ones.

Overall, I think this is a very affordable sun cream product that performs well at protecting your skin from potential sun damage while at the same time keeping it soft, supple and hydrated.

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Please familiarise yourself with full terms and conditions of this giveaway. Open to over 18s and UK residents only. The giveaway closes at 11:59PM on Saturday 2 June 2018 – GMT time.

Organii SPF15 Anti-ageing Facial Sun Cream

[disclaim]Disclosure: This cream was kindly gifted to me by the lovely folks at Organii/ Pravera. Nevertheless, all views expressed in this post are 100% mine and honest. The post also contains affiliate links. [/disclaim]