Review: Restylane Day Cream SPF 15

Restylane Day Cream SPF 15

Restylane – yep, the brand that makes injectable fillers – have recently launched a basic skin care line. The Day Cream SPF 15 (R600, Dermastore) is a nice pick for anyone with a balanced to ever so slightly dry skin type* wanting a basic moisturiser that serves up a little sun protection.

First up, I love that this lotion is packaged in an airless pump as its easy to use and protects the integrity of the ingredients. Speaking of which, the heavy-lifters in the mix are a special form of the skin-plumping moisture-magnet that is hyaluronic acid. The hydration factor’s bumped up further thanks to ceramides and niacinimide (vitamin B3). The latter’s also a great ingredient for those struggling with pigmentation as it helps inhibit the travel of melanin from the deeper layers of the skin to the top. It’s also used in a nice, generous concentration – not just a smidge as per most of the niacinimide-containing products you’ll find in the drug store.

Always nice to see niacinimide sitting right up top.

Oh! And it also makes use of anti-oxidant co-enzyme Q10 to help fend off free-radicals. Team this with a good serum to target any specific concerns (i.e. retinol for wrinkles) and you’re off to a good start as far as basic skin-care’s concerned.

Can’t afford R600 for a daily moisturiser? There are other hydrators with an SPF and pigmentation-blitzing ingredients on the market for less and Neutrogena’s Visibly Even daily moisturiser with SPF 30 is one of them, but it doesn’t contain Restylane’s hyaluronic acid and ceramide mix.

Love, love


*For the record, I’m an oily-combo skinned girl so this was a little too heavy for me. I could still get away with wearing it, but just needed to matte down my T-panel more often than I used to. But like I said, more balanced skin types will be a great match.

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