Shopping for a good, do-it-all base product can be a mildly frustrating experience given that there are so many factors to be taken into consideration – from coverage to shade, oxidisation, longevity, finish, and skincare benefits. Indeed just a few weeks ago I was lamenting the fact that my favourite foundation doesn’t have an SPF factor – shocking given how much of a buzz sun protection is generating in the beauty world (and beyond).
It’s this that makes the launch of Cover FX’s Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF30 drops quite so exciting – in fact, this is probably one of the most needed and unique products to be released within the last few years.
The brand is famous for offering a brilliantly innovative means to create the perfect base product with their line of custom cover drops, which allow you to boost anything from colour, to glow, pigment, and now rather ingeniously, SPF. A vial of pure clear liquid SPF that can be applied directly to skin or added to anything – lotion, gel, oil, cream – to give your favourite products an undetectable sun defence boost- that’s right, no chalky caste or flaky residue. This effectively means that all your moisturisers, foundations, and concealers can be upgraded, tweaked, and weightlessly transformed from the back of your hand.
What’s more, aside from the broad-spectrum sunscreen benefits, the formula also contains nourishing squalene and sesame extracts to soften and moisturise skin, and antioxidants to boost the skin’s ability to defend itself from free radicals and environmental aggressors.
I love nothing more than a product that delivers well on a simple promise so I’m completely sold – and can now comfortably wear my favourite SPF-free foundations and BB creams without having to worry about going unprotected or layering a thick, chalky white face cream beneath.