Beauty Without Fuss

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Alpha H Daily Essential Moisturiser - Factor 50+

Get Lippie has flu at the moment, so that means a new guest review on the blog!  I'm handing over to my lovely workmate Kate, who asked me for some advice a couple of weeks ago and got a little more than she bargained for ...

Within a couple of days of hearing that my colleague Louise wrote a beauty blog, I'd emailed her with my own particular problem, begging her to offer advice. Like the sparkling, perfectly made-up fairy godmother that she is, she came through with an absolutely corking suggestion.

Here's the problem. I have really fair skin that burns under the sun and colours from the heat very easily. I am also prone to eczema flare-ups - it's mostly stress related, but my skin is an awkward so-and-so and likes to surprise me sometimes. I use a daily moisturiser with SPF15 but as soon as we hit the summer, that just doesn't cut it.

So I'm forced to put my factor 50 Piz Buin on my face. Face is never happy with this and often complains, and I can forget make-up at this point as it all slips straight off.

After hearing my plea, Louise, being the star that she is, came rushing to see me clutching a sample bottle of Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50+ and told me to give it a try.

Piz Buin, you will never see my face again (although you can still take care of my back, arms, legs and everywhere else).

The big bonus about the cream is that it's light, but still manages to have enough moisturising might to replace my usual daily. And because it is so light I can wear foundation over the top without looking like
I've just been swimming. Most important of all, of course, is that it has prevented me from burning.

Now that I've gone ahead and bought the full size bottle, I can tell you that it comes in a handy pump action bottle. This is great as a little goes a long way and it'll help me use it sparingly so I don't run out too soon.

I'm going to be wearing Alpha-H 50+ during the daylight parts of my 24 hour, 78 mile walk this weekend. And that little sample tube from Louise will form an essential part of my pack. Thanks, Louise!

Follow my progress from occasional walker to endurance strider at


Thank you very much Kate, looking forward to seeing if you got burned or not on your mammoth walk!

The Fine Print: Original sample size was obtained via a goodie bag at an event several months ago.  Several full-size bottles have been purchased since.

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  1. I had a sample of this and apart from the suncreamy smell I really liked it. Only thing was my face still coloured up and freckled in the sun. It seems only a dedicated suncream will cut it for me in the summer sun. I am mighty pale!

  2. Regretably I am a little toasted, but only because the last sections lasted longer than expected and I didn't reapply effectively (who knew that being awake for more than 24 hours would effect one's ability to put on sunscreen)

    But it's definitely been far better than any alternative I've ever tried!

    Thanks Louise!

  3. can anyone tell me the ingredients list for this product? would be so helpful if you could, want to buy but scared cos some ingredients break me out! xx


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