Our Rating: 3 stars

Reviewed by Eva

Some months ago I was sent the Snowberry Bright Defence Night Cream ($67) by the TIA team to test and review. I had previously suffered from hormonal acne after quitting the pill, which quelle surprise, cleared up the minute I got back on the pill, but this had left some small discolorations. Yet, since my skin is rather sensitive and becomes irritated the minute I start using glycolic acid or retinol-heavy creams, the Snowberry Bright Defence Night Cream, aimed at reducing discoloration, seemed like a good solution.

The cream feels very nice (the consistency is light to medium), it is not greasy (sinks in after a bit of massaging), and it leaves the skin feeling protected and moisturized. Upon waking, my skin felt comfortable and not in the least bit irritated.  In short, if you’re looking for a moisturizing, non-greasy night cream for your sensitive skin, this might be the one for you.

However, here is my problem with the product: I presumed the cream would brighten existing discoloration; hence, I was rather disappointed when I detected no such improvement months later after nearly finishing the whole bottle. Yet, checking the website to look for the active ingredients, I noticed that the description of this cream does not promise to fix anything. It states that the cream aims to help “the causes of skin discoloration,” by preventing inflammation, which according to Snowberry is “one of the most common causes of skin discoloration and loss of radiance.” The formulation helps to “soothe and calm the skin [and] reduce the irritation that can lead to inflammation.” Even though I assumed that the cream would brighten and even out discoloration, the description says it will merely help eliminate the cause of discoloration, which is not quite the same thing. I suppose one could try this product if the damage hasn’t already been done (by acne, sun exposure or whatnot) or perhaps it could serve as a solution to soothe and prevent redness.

Either way, in that case I wouldn’t be the target audience; therefore, to be short and not so sweet, I will not be purchasing this night cream.

Ingredients: Aqua (Demineralised), Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein & Glyceryl Stearate & Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride & Cymbidium Grandiflorum Extract, Sodium Lactate, Glycerine (Coconut), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Phormium Tenax (Harakeke) Seed Oil, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Oil, Water (Aqua) & Glycerin & Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Phosphatidylserine, Phospholipids & Glycolipids & Glycine Soja Oil & Glycine Soja Sterols, Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sclerotium Gum, Parfum (p-Anisic Acid), Actinidia Chinensis Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Extract, Parfum, Tocopherol (mixed) & B-sitosterol & Squalane, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol Palmitate