Facetheory Amil C Whip review
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Before I get into the Facetheory Amil C Whip review, I need to tell you that you can get 20% off at Facetheory.com using my special link! You can find the link further down in this blog post
I’ve been using the Amil C Whip moisturiser for about 6 months now, so I feel I can give it a fair and honest review. I must say that I’m very pleased with this cream, it has a gorgeous texture that glides over the skin, it absorbs quickly, and it feels great. It also offers SPF20 for sun protection and a dose of Niacinamide for enlarged pores/blemishes.
What the brand says
“Our new mousse moisturiser is as light as air and absorbs quickly into skin – the latest formulation technology helps us to achieve this without using any artificial carbomers. Amil-C SPF uses Tinosorb® S to give broad-spectrum sun protection. 5% niacinamide and dual-action vitamin C aid in balancing skin tone and reducing redness and pore size. “
Cost & Packaging
I’d say that Facetheory skincare is in the medium price range as the products start at around £11.99 for a moisturiser or cleanser, and go up to the £24.99 mark for a good face serum. They usually have some sort of discount going on (check further down for my 20% off code), so this brings the price down and was the reason I first tried them as I didn’t want to shell out too much for products I’d never used before. The Amil C Whip cost me £13.50 (£17.99 with a 25% discount applied).
Facetheory is great for using eco-friendlier packaging. They use amber glass jars and aluminium screw-top lids for most of their products and orders are sent out using cardboard and paper, which is great to see. They also use A LOT of natural ingredients and scents and often you’ll find the option to order a non-scented version of things, which is another reason why I like them so much.
I think it’s also worth mentioning that Facetheory is a Sheffield-based brand, and it’s Leaping Bunny approved (cruelty-free).
The top of the jar is screw-top and was easy to get off – my hands love to drop and smash things so this was a plus for me! There’s no cardboard/foil seal that you usually find on moisturiser, which suggests that there’s no artificial preservatives, the cream is right there and it smells delicious.
You really don’t need much of this product at all, I usually dot a few blobs in my focus areas as you can see in this photo. The consistancy is dreamy, I can see why they’ve decided to name it a whip, it glides over my skin and absorbs immediately. This is the thing with more natural ingredients – there’s no ‘plasticy’ feeling or waiting half an hour for it to sink in.
You can apply make-up straight away after using this moisturiser, and it leaves absolutely no residue on my skin.
ApplicationThe top of the jar is screw-top and was easy to get off – my hands love to drop and smash things so this was a plus for me! There’s no cardboard/foil seal that you usually find on moisturiser, which suggests that there’s no artificial preservatives, the cream is right there and it smells delicious. You really don’t need much of this product at all, I usually dot a few blobs in my focus areas as you can see in this photo. The consistancy is dreamy, I can see why they’ve decided to name it a whip, it glides over my skin and absorbs immediately. This is the thing with more natural ingredients – there’s no ‘plasticy’ feeling or waiting half an hour for it to sink in. You can apply make-up straight away after using this moisturiser, and it leaves absolutely no residue on my skin.
It should come as no surprise that I LOVE this moisturising cream. I just feel like it’s completely different to everything else I’ve tried and I feel so much better about using natural ingredients.
As you can see by the photo below, I have some areas of melasma on my face (pigmentation caused by my skin producing too much melanin), and I do feel that this product has contributed to lessening this, along with reducing the size of my pores (caused by my aging skin dropping, making my pores visible – you couldn’t see any pores until I hit 42). It’s also a great moisturiser, my skin feels and looks all dewy after application, which I obviously love too.
The fact that you only need to use a very small amount compared to traditional moisturisers means that the Amil C Whip lasts much longer, so is more economical – and we’re all looking to tighten that belt somewhere, aren’t we?
How did Facetheory Amil C Whip do?
- Effectiveness 80% 80%
- Smell 100% 100%
- Kindness to environment 99% 99%
- Price 75% 75%
The cost of the Amil C Whip is very reasonable given the ingredients, results, and sustainability of the product. I’ve given it high marks for the smell too (even though it’s unfragranced), as it does have a very natural and appealing odour.
Video review of Facetheory Amil C Whip
I’m working on a YouTube video review for this product. When it’s ready, you’ll find it here. In the meantime, scroll down the page to read the ingredients list.
Facetheory Amil C Whip ingredients list
Aqua, coco-caprylate (coconut-derived solvent), bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine (Tinosorb S), niacinamide (vitamin b3), glyceryl stearate (vegetable-derived emulsifier), polyglyceryl-6 stearate (vegetable-derived emulsifier), cetyl alcohol (vegetable fatty acid), hydroxystearic acid (vegetable fatty acid), ethyl ascorbic acid (stablised vitamin c), glycerin (humectant from rapeseed), sodium anisate (preservative from star anise), sodium levulinate (preservative from sugar cane), sodium ascorbyl phosphate (stabilised vitamin c), lactic acid (aha), glyceryl caprylate (emollient), citrus bergamia (Bergamot) peel oil (gently scented only), gellan gum (rheology modifier), polyglyceryl-6 behenate (vegetable-derived emulsifier), sodium phytate (natural chelator), xanthan gum (rheology modifier).
The moisturiser is free from: Animal ingredients, benzalkonium chloride, benzophenones/benzophenone derivatives, bisphenol a (BPA), butoxyethanol, BHT, carbomer, coal tar dyes, -cones, ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA), formaldehyde, hydroquinone, liquid petrolatum, methyl cellosolve, methylisothiazolinone, methylchloroisothiazolinone, mercury, mercury compounds, mineral oil, oxybenzone, parabens, paraffin oil, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, polyethylene glycol (PEGs), resorcinol, siloxanes, sodium nitrite, sulfates, thimerosal, triclosan, triclocarban.