Sometimes you look back on previous decisions and say to yourself “What the hell was I thinking?”
Every now and then you look back on previous decisions and say to youself “Past Me really had something going ON! Present Me, Why you not learn from her?” (Of course I talk to myself in pigdin LOLspeak I’m from the internet!)
This second category of past decision is great when you have a beauty problem and a few minutes of thinking reminds you that you already solved the problem back in the early Noughties Ahh, creative juices saved for more pressing problems!
So the problem is this:
Since I switched to using Clarins Daily Energisers, my sad, sore skin has been happy and pretty and good. However, a small (30ml) pot of the day cream costs me £19 every six weeks. Ouch! If this is the only way to good skin, fine. However, it can’t be the only moisturiser that my skin can bear, can it? I’d like an effective day cream that doesn’t cost a fortune.
Turns out, way back in my penniless student days, I’d been using just that! Superdrug Natural High Radiance Balm is a product modelled after moisturiser/primer/illuminator/mask multi taskers like Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Pictured above is how it used to look in its old packaging, nostalgia much! I loved this product so much as a day cream and base for make up, that when I saw the range was being revamped and reformulated, I bought up a stash of the old, delicious smelling pink balms and used them till they ran out then tried to forget about it and go on without it… woe.
I think I was put off the new formula because I was sad to lose the old one and disappointed it listed different natural ingredients, Olive oil and Elderberry? That’s not my tried and trusted Linden Blossom and Witch Hazel, is it? I didn’t even try it!
Turns out I was being completely foolish! When I bought it a couple of weeks ago I kicked myself! Yes, it is slightly different, the smell is slightly different, though still delicious and fruity, but it works so well! It works as well as it ever did! It’s £4.99 these days, £1 more than it’s launch price many years ago but it’s worth it and more!
The yellow/peach coloured original formula has been replaced with a similar smelling white formula with tiny sparkles of light reflecting particles like those in Rimmel’s Wake Me Up foundation.
The magic of this product for me is that it sinks in completely and undetectably like a gel moisturiser might, but then it completely normalises my skin. The dry patches are not dry, the oily T Zone no longer oily. It evens and moisturises for at least the advertised 12 hours. It’s amazing!
So, to summarise, Superdrug Natural High Radiance Balm is one of my favourite moisturisers, and doubles as a primer and face mask too. At £5 it’s a bargain and smells delicious too. Highly recommended!