Sun exposure has been found to be responsible for up to 90% of the visible signs of skin ageing, such as wrinkles, spots, and less-than-taut skin. Thus, sunny times call for sunscreen! Although using a sunscreen is a must throughout the year, it becomes inevitable during summers. Plum’s Chamomile & White Tea range offers sun protection, and I have recently reviewed their Chamomile & White Tea Skin Revival Face Wash. Today, let us see about the day cream from this range.
Price: INR 520 for 60 ml [BUY HERE: Plum Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF50, Chamomile and White Tea, 60ml]
Shelf Life: 2 years
Product Description: Finally, a high SPF cream that doesn’t feel like one. Our specially created micro-emulsion formula helps distribute the sunscreen more evenly over your skin. Result: a smooth, matte effect without white cast. And while the SPF protects your skin from the outside, the specially blended cocktail of antioxidants help your skin fight the harmful effects of UV from within.
My Experience with Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF 50
Packaging: This day cream comes in an opaque white tube with a clear flip-top cap. The cap shuts tightly, making the product leak-proof. The orange lettering on plain white base gives this packaging a fresh look. It is housed inside a similarly designed white cardboard box. All information, including the ingredients list, is printed on both the outer cardboard box and the actual product. As Plum products are available only online, packaging all their products inside a sturdy box makes sure that there is no damage to the product. This day cream is sturdy, is easy to carry, and contains 60 ml of product.
Texture: This day cream has a thick, creamy texture. Although white in color, it applies sheer on the face. Its micro-emulsion formula helps it glide evenly on the skin. Chamomile soothes and calms the skin during and after sun exposure, whereas antioxidant white tea helps protect and repair oxidative damage. It contains SPF of 50. It is meant for normal to combination skin.
Performance: This day cream, as rightly named, is a sheer matte one. It applies sheer on the face and does not leave behind any white cast. However, it needs to be blended thoroughly to avoid white cast. Despite its thick texture, it spreads very easily and gets absorbed into the skin completely. The cream settles down to a matte finish. It does not feel heavy or sticky on the skin. It gives the right amount of moisturization and sun protection. It is an ideal daily wear day cream because it acts as both a moisturizer and a sunscreen. It instantly brightens up the complexion. It suits well normal to combination skin. As it has a thick, creamy formula, I noticed that my T-zone gets oily after few hours. A small quantity is needed to cover up the whole face and neck. If a larger quantity is slapped on the face, the cream will start to grease. So I am not sure if it will work for oily-skinned people. As this cream is not water or sweat resistant, it needs to be reapplied after 3–4 hours. It contains specialist SPF 50 solar-shielding actives in micro-emulsion form. Following up this day cream after Plum Chamomile & White Tea Skin Revival Face Wash will prevent from getting sun tan and hyperpigmentation. Most importantly, this day cream is free from parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, SLS, DEA, PABA, and animal-derived ingredients. Considering the quantity provided, this day cream may seem to be priced on the higher side. However, it is worth the money for it is pure with the enriched goodness of chamomile, white tea, Gingko biloba, olive leaf extracts, and so on. Overall, it is a true summer essential.
Pros of Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF 50
- Gives a sheer matte finish
- Sturdy, travel friendly packaging
- Acts as both a moisturizer and a sunscreen
- Consists of SPF 50
- Does not give white cast
- Brightens up the skin
- Impressive ingredients list
- Paraben free, SLS free, 100% vegan
Cons of Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF 50
- Pricy for its quantity
- Not water or sweat resistant
- Needs reapplication after 3–4 hours
- Suits only normal to combination skin
- Available only online
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF 50
I recommend this day cream for people with normal to combination skin as it not only moisturizes but also provides sun protection. It is a must buy for this summer!