I got a surprise goody box a few months ago and one of the items in there was this cream by Bliss Spa, called the Triple Oxygen + C Energizing Cream.
I am a fan of the Oxygenating face mask so I figured I’d probably like this cream.
It’s a gel-cream formula that sinks in very quickly and is supposed to hydrate and brighten the skin. It contains Oxygen and Vitamin C and doesn’t include things like sulfates or parabens. Okay?!
They also say:
This treatment’s unique version of vitamin C is lipid-soluble—meaning your skin absorbs it more readily. It also helps promote collagen synthesis while brightening and evening skintone, and is nonirritating to sensitive types.
Well, my skin is super sensitive at the moment, and a bit lumpy. I have been using this cream religiously for over 6 weeks and I have to say, it is a lovely cream, mainly because the texture is spot on.
It also smells of freshly squeezed oranges:
The first few times I used it my skin went a little red – eek. But as my skin got used to it, it wasn’t so bad.Here is the cream:
Let’s break it down!
- Gorgeous texture that sinks in quickly
- Smells fab
- Is nicely hydrating
- Quite a good no-brainer cream if that makes sense – easy to use, don’t need a serum with it etc.
- Made my skin a little red with initial applications
- Not sure it’s really brightening my skin that much
Overall, this is a really nice cream and I’d recommend it for most skin types – I can imagine the gel texture works well for oily skin but it’s also quite hydrating for dry.
On the brightening side, I’d say it didn’t do that much for me so if you specifically want something for that I’d get a dedicated cream (like the Shiseido White Lucency range.)
It costs £45 from here.
Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, C12-13 Alkyl Lactate, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Squalane, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Disodium EDTA, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride, Sodium PCA, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Tributyl Citrate, Buteth-3, Fragrance (Parfum), Perfluorohexane, Citral, Perfluoroperhydrophenanthrene, Perfluorodecalin, Limonene, Perfluorodimethylcyclohexane, Retinyl Palmitate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Linalool, Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Red 33 (CI 17200).