|Mailbox Harvey Nicols £15|
Back in July I posted a blogged reviewing Ginvera's Green Tea Refreshing Brightening Cream now I am going to review their Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream With Oil Control. ^_^ So to review this product in more detail ill split it into different categories.
First thing you will notice when you open the product is the smell! Its sooooo nice, light and sweet. The cream gives a really nice clam smoothing feel. Its ultra light weight yet it hydrates your skin very well.The cream spreads well and absorbs in the skin quickly, but leaves little residue behind. The one thing I really love about this product is that it gives a nice radiant dewy glow so your skins looks really fresh. But if you have oily skin then after 2-3 hours your skin may start looking greasy.
Whitening is the main factor that I brought this cream for. Ginvera claims that it "lightens spots and acne scars, prevents the formation of pimples and skin becomes more fairer after regular use" However I didn't see much whitening effects. The cream itself is super white, so it slightly lightens the skin and evens out skin tone. So the cream "whitens" the skin with a thin physical barrier (the little residue left behind I mentioned before). As I have load of acne marks, I did notice them fade a little, as for prevention of spots I would say no as I still get them regularly.
The oil control function was something that caught me to this product since it offers whitening and oil controlling, it seems like a win win product right? Personally I found the oil controlling function didn't really have much effect as I have super oily skin so the maximum it keeps my skin matte for is 2-3 hours before the sebum fest starts. If you have normal to combination skin this would be more suitable for you, but if you have super super oily skin then the oil control doesn't really do much. I wasn't really excepting it to work since a lot of oil control products don't really work for my skin, but there was still that little hope. ^^
Overall and Conclusion
Although the product is recommend for all skin types, I personally think its more suitable for people with normal skin. As the hydration is quite rich, sometimes it makes my skin more oily than it already it, so my make up ends up sliding around the place.Also £15 for 40g is a bit pricey and you can find other products on the market that offer more product, have functions that work more effectively etc. So overall I think this product is quite standard and wouldn't recommend it, especially not for oily skin people. However if you have dry skin and don't mind spending extra money on skin care then you might like this give this product a go as it does moisturize very well.