Assalamualaikum pretty ladies!
I'm going to introduce you to an almost perfect moisturizer-slash-primer from the Good Virtues Co skincare range. I actually was able to obtain all but one from the skincare range which is their CC cream, I'm still on the fence on purchasing their CC cream as Nisah from thebeautyandfrogs is kind enough to give me a small sample of her CC cream. I find them to be very slippery.
But let's move on to the review for this day cream, shall we?
Let's just stop for a moment and indulge into how beautiful their packaging is, I think at the price point their selling, I bought it at a promotional price $7.90, I haven't went to the nearest Hua Ho to see the price different but I'd assume that it won't be so far off from the promotional price.
As you can see, it comes in a pump bottle form which I like but I really hate the overall packaging as this will be a pain to open up if I want to scoop up the leftovers when it's finished.
It's a lightweight cream when applied, it feels like your face is drinking up the cream, I just don't know how to explain it but this here is perfect for normal to oily skin. I'm not sure if dry skin would be able to use it because to me this product is hydrating but not too hydrating at the same time. Sensitive skin would also be able to use this, inshaAllah, as there's no harmful ingredients and all products are infused with black seed oil or "habbatus sauda". You do find a note of the habbatus sauda in there with a nice floral powdery scent in there as well, it's not overpowering, it really is a pleasant scent.
I used this as a moisturizing primer for my foundations that has no SPF since this contains SPF30, in terms of longevity I did wear this from 8AM to 11PM every single day during my stint as a promoter for the ASEAN Consumer Fair, I do like the fact that I didn't get oily, I hardly need a touch up when wearing this over my makeup, it really is a very great moisturizer. Although by around 8PM-ish, I did start to get a little bit shiny but not greasy just a little glow showing up on my T-Zone, this says so much because although I am currently have normal-combination skin, I do get a little oily after 7-8 hours. Even without setting my makeup (you do need to make sure that your makeup is not the type to slide off) this helps make sure my makeup is going to stay put for a very long time.
Albeit the great performance of increasing my makeup longevity, if your face do sweat, i.e. you're out and about but not in an air-conditioned environment, it does cut off a few hours of the longevity, so I usually suggest to use this when you know you are going to be in air-conditioned environment the whole day.
On another note, this does brighten my dull skin after a prolong use, however, this day cream is basically for brightening, it does not help any breakouts you might already have, it doesn't calm any raging pimples, but I know for sure that it is good enough not to make your scarring worse than it usually is.
This is pretty much a repurchase for me, although I won't use this for when I know that I'll stay at home because I still have my Rosken serum to go through.