Back in February Dermalogica got in contact with me about being one of the first to try an all new launch, what sort of beauty blogger would I be if I didn’t jump at the chance. The new launch was the Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30, a new addition to the range just in time for spring/summer when it’s needed most. It finally launched at the beginning of March, so over a month ago, but I decided to put it through its paces a little before giving you my review.
If Caroline Hirons and the Deciem Skincare Facebook group have taught me nothing else, they have made it clear that SPF is super important. I was already aware of this, being pale as a sheet of paper and being able to burn in the January sunshine SPF is already high up my list. In fact, if I could only invest in one are of my skincare it would be SPF, as premature aging is not on my to do list. Before this launch arrived I had been using Ultra Sun and La Roche Posay’s SPFs, they both do the job, but they feel and smell like suncreams. It’s fine when you’re on holiday and expecting that smell but when you’re looking for something to use everyday you need something different.
Before I get into the nitty gritty of the product, I have to mention the packaging. It looks like the normal Dermalogica packaging, except it’s a little more jazzy. The box is a triangular based prism, it fits in nicely with the Prisma Protect name, and the lid is almost iridescent too, which is super cute. The tube contains 50ml for £58, so it’s not a cheap SPF, but from my experience using Dermalogica their products are worth it. There is also a 12ml version for £17.50 which I have my eye on for travelling, if I end up going anywhere this summer.
Onto the product itself: Dermalogica’s Prisma Protect has an of SPF30, protects against UV rays, free radical damage and pollution – all of which are impressive. There’s some apparent ‘drone technology’ which is activated by light to boost luminosity on application as well, so if you want a bit of a glow this may help. The formula is slightly different to your stereotypical SPFs; yes it’s a white cream/gel texture, however it is not heavy on the skin and it also doesn’t leave a white cast on the skin. You can also forget about that sun cream scent, instead it’s got a really gentle lemony zesty scent which is very pleasant.
I am able to use this as an everyday moisturiser without feeling like my skin is smothered, a feeling traditional face SPFs often manage to do. As it is so light you don’t have to worry about makeup being affected which is also great when you want to keep your skin protected and look super glam. On the opposite end of the spectrum, you can also wear this alone safe in the knowledge that you skin will be protected, luminous and your skin tone even.
It’s definitely an expensive addition to any skincare routine, but I’m always willing to spend the extra money required to keep my skin protected – like I think we all should. I’ll definitely be keeping this in my everyday routine as it is probably the best one I’ve tried, and it doesn’t turn me orange with its ‘colour adapting technology’ like most SPF’s seem to have!
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