Sunday, July 27, 2014

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion Sunscreen SPF15 Review

WHAT IS IT: Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion Sunscreen SPF15
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion Sunscreen SPF15

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion Sunscreen SPF15
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion Sunscreen SPF15: Creating a Visible Difference in your skin means giving it the right amount of hydration and protection all day. This gentle, oil-free lotion helps protect skin from UVA/UVB rays while providing the right amount of hydration all day long. Our special Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Compound also works to refine, and retexturize skin.

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion Sunscreen SPF15
It looks thick and creamy here, since it's a lotion instead of a serum.

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion Sunscreen SPF15
Luckily, it didn't take long for the product to be massaged into the skin thoroughly.

VERDICT: This product has a very light and mild scent to it, which I actually find surprising considering that Elizabeth Arden is a expensive brand. In fact, one of the most expensive samples I've ever tried, test and review so far. I was somehow expecting a heavy lingering scent to it, so scent-wise, it didn't really disappoint at all. Texture and consistency wise, despite the appearance looking really rich, thick and creamy, the consistency itself is actually runny like liquid lotion. No matter how you look at it, lotion is better than cream in terms of "spreadabliity" on the skin surface. Upon initial application, the product feels a little sticky on my skin. But the sticky feeling went away after a while and ends up making my skin felt hydrated and supple.

As I personally have combination skin-type with the usual overly oily nose and shiny as heck forehead if I pull/comb my hair back, I find that this product is actually hydrating enough for my skin. At least an hour before I stepped out of my house this afternoon to get to work, I start by using a boosting essence on my skin. Then let it sit for 15 minutes, after which I apply this Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion Sunscreen SPF15 since the late afternoon sun is actually quite harsh for a pale skintone person like me. Plus, I just wanted to take advantage of the "SPF15" it promised. Next, I let it settle on my skin for another 15 mintues before touching up with my L'Occitane Angelica Lemon Ultra Matte Fluid and finally my new skincare BFF, LUS Aqua Source Cream from The Skin Shop to seal everything up on my skin.

As I tend to have combination/oily skin as per mentioned, I always find my skin looking like a sebum field after a half day work. Not that I didn't use a moisturizer on my skin before putting on makeup, but then, my skin is rather angsty at some point or another. Midway through work, I went to take a peek on my face and only noticed really minimal oily looking spots. Oily spots is probably the wrong term anyway, as I saw that only part of my nose and forehead look as if I forgot to apply foundation powder on my face. And all I need to do during break-time is to simply touch just a teeny weeny little bit and my face look so matte throughout the night.

Even as I reached home past midnight after working under a bright glaring spotlight at my counter, my skin still look so matte and fresh without any makeup caking nor flaking at all. I am actually impressed that this product help prevent my skin looking so oily like a field of sebum. Something that I always encounter on a daily basis at work. And all this time, I probably could have had matte-looking skin throughout an entire workday with this product as compared to other moisturizers I've tried and used in the past. The good thing is that this product doesn't overly promised, only to end up failing to deliver. Instead, it worked without having to brag too much for it's product description. Something that really amaze me.


WHAT I THINK: Finally! Matte-looking skin after a day's work, with the barest minimal touch-up during break-time. Normally, I had to apply foundation all over my face to blot out the sebum after half a day at work. But after using this, I only need to touch up a little portion of my nose and forehead. Just the most minimal touch-up with foundation, that I swear.

WHERE TO REDEEM SAMPLE: I can't recall how exactly I got this sample. But I'm definitely happy and glad I got this sample as out of the 3 samples, I've already tried and tested 2 of them and I am quite happy with the results. If you are curious, just pop by any Elizabeth Arden counters and ask for the Visible Difference line/range samples to try.

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