Last year I really liked the results of the Time Bomb products on my skin so when I received this tube of Over-Exposed Sun Damage Rescue I was keen to give it a try on my dry Winter ravaged skin. Having lived in Australia and New Zealand for some years I know first hand the damaging effects the sun can wreak on your skin and to be honest living in such hot sunny countries really changed the way I tackle sun protection and my skin. These days I always use sun protection in my skincare routine without fail, every day. I don’t want to take any risks and jeopardise the condition of my skin, and I certainly don’t want to start noticing any premature wrinkles either!
Don’t be fooled into thinking that the sun’s rays wont harm you through a window either, when I was younger I never even gave this a second thought and didn’t factor being indoors albeit next to a window at work to have any impact on my skin. My advice would always be wear a broad spectrum sun protection all year round to protect our skin, I use Dermalogica’s Solar Defence SPF 50 as it’s simple to use over the face and neck and leaves no film whatsoever.
The cream claims to ‘stop the clock’ and rescue photo-damaged skin with Omega9XEster a vegetable derived oil to help overly dry skin and antioxident rich Pycnogenol, this is a huge claim and although sceptical about the cream after using it I have seen some positive results. The cream is very emollient and does give dry, sun parched skin a needed moisture boost and reminds me of the Multivitamin mask from Dermalogica in it’s colour and texture, you could in fact apply a thick layer of this moisturising cream and use as a power mask if your skin needed it.
The 40ml tube retails at £39.99 and is targeted at skin which has been effected by sun damage and is in need of some omega packed TLC, and one of the features I really liked is that this formula has been developed to leave the skin feeling soft and moisturised while leaving an almost matte finish. Something that I value as it makes applying make-up post application so much easier and doesn’t result in an oily film being left on the skin. If your looking for a rich cream to help soothe and heal your sun damaged skin this would be a great solution, just be aware it has no SPF included in the ingredients it’s purely to repair any damage you have already done to your skin.
* We were provided with PR samples which I have used within this post. However all thoughts and opinions remain my own.*