Snowberry, the luxury anti-aging skin care range from New Zealand, has added a Bright defence range to their line up. It consists of three day creams (Oily, Combination and Dry skin ), a serum and night cream. The line is meant to be anti-ageing, brightening and hydrating. What interested me was the fact that the formulas are designed to gently reduce melanin production. As I have a very uneven skintone and some very bad acne scarring I was interested in this range for its claims to lighten and brighten the skin but without bleaching the skin.
I bought the Bright Defence Day Cream No.3 (£59 for 50 ML), which is designed for dry skin. It contains anti-oxidants (Vitamins A, C and E, Grapeseed, Kiwiseed, Grapefruit and Melon extracts, and the super anti-oxidant Lipochroman-6™) , rich herbal emollients (Rosehip, Grapeseed, Passion Flower and macadamia, and New Zealand Harakeke Oil) and skin brightening agents (ODA White™, Chromabright™ and Seppicalm™) which are meant to “to help inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for melanin production”.
It comes in a hygienic pump dispenser, the cream is a light to medium consistency. On initial application it doesn’t absorb into the skin straight away so I have to massage it in. For my dry skin, this is just enough moisture but I’m not sure it would be enough on its own for those with very dry skin.
I’ve been using this for over three weeks now and here is what I noticed, my skin seems to be more hydrated, my skin feels smooth, my skin looks brighter and one of my acne scars that I have had for over 6 years which no concealer could cover (even the old Dermablend formula) has lightened. Suffice to say, this is a definite re-buy for me.
Snowberry is fast becoming my favourite skincare line and its one I feel I can trust, which is saying a lot due to my high sensitivities and being hugely acne prone.
Snowberry is now available on salonskincare.co.uk (which is where I bought this from). Some of their prices are cheaper compared to Harvey Nichols. They have an offer on at the moment (ending 4th April) to get £15 off if you spend £100 (code SPR15) £10 off if you spend £75 (code SPR10) and £5 off if you spend £40 (SPR5), applies on full priced items only.