Finding the right SPF for your skin for daily use, can be a matter of trial and error because ultimately you want something that you feel inspired to use every day without fuss or drama so here’s how Alpha H came to my rescue… I’ve been loving the Alpha H Protection Plus Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+.
Full disclosure: I’ve always struggled with wearing an SPF every day, regardless of the season, of course, I know the benefits of wearing an SPF, but somehow the formulations never really seem to lend themselves to daily wear.
Like many of you, I’m a girl who loves her serums, lotions and potions and I could never really find an SPF formula that I enjoyed applying that felt like part of my skincare routine, and not some annoying last minute add on….somehow I would always find myself trying to apply them over the top of my favourite moisturiser, which seems like an almost a step too far, especially for my combination skin .
So this year, I decided to get serious and find SPF products that could become an integral part of my skincare regime.
Now there are lots of products out there, moisturisers that contain an SPF that would work for most people, but I wanted something that would work really well with my beautiful black skin something that I wouldn’t have to spend a lot of time rubbing in to look flawless and without a weird greyish tint being the end result.
The other prerequisite was that I didn’t want a product that left me shiny and greasy looking, especially as I’m not a foundation wearer, and that wasn’t so easy.
It was right in front of me! I’ve been an Alpha H fan for ages, pretty much from the time that I launched the Wow Beauty E zine: not only are they a great brand with products that deliver but there’s always been a really lovely family culture at their events.
This ‘Protection plus daily spf 50’ has become one of my Alpha H spf go-to’s. It is tinted which at first made me wonder if it would work for my skin….but as you’ll see from the pic…it blends in seamlessly. It’s easy to apply and works well with my vitamin c serum and hyaluronic acid serum…no pilling. It leaves my skin with a lovely satin finish.
I’ve been using this almost daily over the last few weeks and it’s a keeper.
- Nude-like tint derived from natural ingredients offers a blurring effect (suitable for all skin tones)
- Broad spectrum daily sunscreen spf 5
- Octocryclene – absorbs UVB and short UVA rays 0+
- Pomegranate extracts and enzogenol – wards against photo-ageing
- Mango seed butter – to strengthen and optimise skin elasticity
- Pomegranate and mango seed butter are also nature’s own UV absorbers.
FYI my other go to as mentioned above is their ‘Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50’ which is packed with skin nourishing antioxidants and works as a moisturiser and primer. Basically I’ve been alternating between the two depending on my skin’s mood & moisture level.
So that’s it … no more excuses not to wear a daily spf from me.