Review: Up & Up Nighttime Facial Moisturizing Lotion
It’s moisturizer time! 😅 So here I have a kinda new moisturizer. Well, I’ve been using it on and off. It’s not really truly in my skin care routine. I just have it and use it whenever I remember to. It’s the Up & Up Nighttime Facial Moisturizing Lotion. This is an off-brand of CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion. I’ve used the PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion before. It didn’t work on my facial skin, so I didn’t want to pay more for it. By the way, I’m not using this moisturizing lotion on my facial skin. The ingredients are somewhat similar to the CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion that’s why. It’s not 100% identical, but I didn’t feel comfortable using it on my facial skin. It’s because I know exactly what’s going to happen if I do. So more about this facial moisturizing lotion…
It’s a lightweight and oil-free lotion. Provides 24-hour moisturization for hydration overnight and into the next day. It helps to restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier. Contains ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. Ceramides to restore skin’s natural barrier. Niacinamide to help the skin produce ceramides. Hyaluronic Acid to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Now here’s my experience with Up & Up Nighttime Facial Moisturizing Lotion! 😊
The moisturizer feels lightweight and absorbs into the skin very quick. It leaves a clean finish where the skin is left feeling hydrated. It doesn’t have a smell to it. Perfect! It’s fragrance-free! I wish I could use a moisturizer like this on my facial skin. Just from my experience with CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion, that’s not a good idea. I love how lightweight it feels on the skin. It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. It just sinks into the skin like no other. Quality-wise, this product is pretty good. It comes in a 3 fl. oz. bottle for $9.99. But for nighttime, is this moisturizer heavy enough?? Is it moisturizing enough to combat skin dryness?? Hmmm!
I feel that this moisturizer would make a better daytime moisturizer. It’s thin, lightweight, and provides OK moisture. I can feel that it’s moisturizing my skin when applying to my skin, but the type of moisture it provides doesn’t last throughout the day. It’s just so light! So I mainly use this moisturizer during the day. It layers on wonderfully (since it’s so thin) with my other skin care products. Sometimes I sneak it into my nighttime routine. Love the ingredients in this product! It contains niacinamide, ceramides, sodium hyaluronate plus other ingredients to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. But, since I’m not using it on my facial skin, this moisturizer may not be for me. I just picked it up on a whim just because, lol.
This is what the box of the product and product looks like.
Pros & Cons
- Provides lightweight moisture
- Absorbs into the skin quickly
- Doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind
- Contains ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid
- Works just like the name brand (CeraVe) but is cheaper
- This is just me, but I can’t use it on my facial skin. It clogs my pores.
This is a nice moisturizer for someone that can use products like CeraVe. Me, I can’t. My skin (face) doesn’t seem to like the formulation of their products. Even though this is an off-brand, the ingredients are very similar to the actual brand name. Honestly, it’s almost the same to me. It’s up there with it. It’s just less expensive and for more product. But, I most likely won’t purchase again. I’ve been using this moisturizer on my neck, chest, and arms to get rid of it. haha.
Review: Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 50
I haven’t finished my Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30 lip balms yet, but I have a new set of lip balms! It’s Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 50! 🙂 I’m so excited for these! They’re higher in SPF than Sun Bum. I needed something much higher than 30, so I went for a lip balm that has a SPF of 50! This is a Target brand. They were way cheaper compared to Sun Bum lip balms. A pack of two was only $3.99 with a higher SPF plus other benefits. So this lip balm is supposed to soothe and relieve dry, chapped lips while protecting the lips from harmful UVA/UVB rays. It’s water resistant (80 minutes) and reef friendly. That sounds so much better compared to Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30. I think this lip balm could work. Well, let’s find out! Here’s my experience with Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 50!
My first impression of Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 50 was very good. The lip balm glides on my lips smoothly, moisturizes my lips, and protects my lips with SPF 50 (Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 8%, Octocrylene 10%). That’s wonderful! I’m trying to find skin care and lip care products with a higher SPF that’s suitable for my skin type. It’s because I’m prone to developing freckles everywhere on my face plus my lips. I think it’s best for my skin and lips to use a higher SPF. Don’t worry, I’m always trying my best to reapply and stay out of the sun as much as I can. Because of that (one of the reasons), I’m liking Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 50 over Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30. Also, Up & Up doesn’t have fragrance or a strong overwhelming scent to it. It gets bonus points for that. I get really tired of the scent from the Sun Bum lip balms when I’m using them on a daily basis. It doesn’t irritate my lips, but sometimes I don’t want to smell anything. lol.
Now let’s look at the ingredients! This lip balm doesn’t have the best ingredients, but it works for what it is. There’s a few beneficial ingredients that pop out, such as cocoa butter, coconut oil, aloe, and vitamin e. The ingredient list is pretty short too. I prefer products that don’t have an exhaustive list of ingredients. This one looks ok. It’s working for me so far. It didn’t irritate my lips or make them feel itchy. No allergic reaction. Everything is going pretty well. I love the fact that it’s super affordable too. Can’t beat $3.99 for the price of two lip balms that don’t dry my lips out, is water resistant, and contains broad spectrum SPF 50! This would be perfect for outdoor workouts or walks! It’s a decent lip balm with high sun protection for everyday use that doesn’t cost too much. Yay! It works!
This is what Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 50 looks like in package. All brand new. Love it!
This is what the lip balm looks like. Goes on the lips clear! It works great under lip tints and lipsticks too.
Pros & Cons
- Contains cocoa butter, coconut oil, aloe, and vitamin e
- Contains SPF 50 (Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 8%, Octocrylene 10%)
- Water-resistant (80 minutes)
- Smooths over the lips nicely
- Affordable ($3.99 for 2)
- Reef safe
- None so far!
Here’s to another lip balm that’s affordable and works like it’s supposed to. It works just the same as my Sun Bum lip balms without costing more. I haven’t had any issues with this lip balm. It helps to soothe my lips while keeping it moisturized throughout the day. I make sure I reapply my lip balm constantly to maintain moisture and keep my lips protected from the harmful UV rays. I don’t want more freckles on my lips. So I’m loving the higher SPF even though it’s not by much. It’s still something. It makes me never want to go back to the SPF 30 lip products, lol. This is a good lip balm to try out if you don’t want to spend a lot of money but still want the quality. I like it. Seems to be working just fine for me.
Don’t forget to check out my posts on other sunscreen products!