Super Facialist by Una Brennan recently launched a small range of products at Boots, with plans to launch the rest of the range next month. For more info, have a look at my intro post here. Part of the range includes a line of Tea Flower Deep Clean products which are designed for problem skins like mine, so I’ve been trying out the Mattifying Moisturiser.
Firstly, apologies for the manky packaging but my Pug took a shine to the tube and decided to try and eat it, as you do. The dominant ingredients in this moisturiser are green tea and salicylic acid, as well as watercress, horsetail and nettle. After years of not being a fan of salicylic acid, I’ve recently come to love it (thanks to Etat Pur) so I was happy to see it included in a moisturiser.
The green tea scent works really well in this; it’s pretty reminiscent of Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea EDT which I personally don’t like as a perfume, but as a facial treatment it’s refreshing and gentle without overpowering at all. The moisturiser itself is surprisingly thick considering it’s aimed at problem skin types, but I’m personally a fan of this as I don’t think all oily/problem skin by default need a moisturiser that’s thin and light and this one feels really moisturising without leaving a residue.
It’s difficult to tell whether this is an effective standalone treatment, but it’s definitely a good, solid moisturiser that sits well under make-up, moisturises really effectively and leaves a matte finish. The only thing it’s missing is an SPF, but for £12.99 this is a great day cream that comfortably rivals its more expensive competitors.
Currently available online and in store at Boots.
Disclosure: PR Sample sent for the purpose of this review.
Not Just On The Inside says
This sounds great, I always use a mattifying moisturiser under foundation as I have oily skin, I might look for this next x
This is fantastic for oily skin as it moisturises really well, yet leaves a matte finish so definitely one to look into xx
Mrs Bossa says
Hello! Just wondered – do you know what percentage salicylic acid it has? And do you know of any moisturiser with salicylic acid AND an SPF? Any pointers much appreciated. 🙂
Hi Mrs Bossa! I’m not too sure what percentage of Salicylic Acid is included but it’s fairly high in the ingredients list so I would assume it’s probably a fairly decent amount; it’s difficult to tell! I did try out an Avene moisturiser yesterday that also has Salicylic Acid in it so that’s another one worth having a look at. I’m not sure of any that have both SA and SPF in them, but I’ll keep an eye out and report back xx
Mrs Bossa says
Hello! Just wondered – do you know what percentage of salicylic acid this contains? And have you ever heard of a moisturiser with this AND a decent SPF? Trying to cut down on the many layers I apply each morning… 🙂