I’ve been using Phenotype City Protection* as my daytime moisturiser for a whole month now, so it’s time for a review.
Firstly, it feels like a luxury product in its application. The formula is silky but not heavy or greasy, and absorbs well into the skin. It has a very delicate smell, which personally I prefer to unscented.
The ingredients are 97% plant based and the product is cruelty free. Two big ticks in the box for this.
It contains an SPF, but doesn’t say what level, so I applied sun protection cream on top when in Spain the last couple of weeks. The product is made in Italy, so I’m not sure if SPF is normally displayed there.
The science behind its city protection credentials are that it contains extracts of olive oil, wheat germ and pollen which all have compounds that are antioxidant and hydrolipidic, meaning they should repel and counteract the grime in the city.
It’s recommended you use the cream morning and night to get the full effect, but I like to use an oil on my face at bedtime, so I chose to use in the morning only.
The product has been formulated for mature or sensitive skin and I have to say my skin has been looking great.
The replenishing cream retails at £39
*This product was gifted to me in exchange for my honest opinion.