Product Review: Alba Botanica Even Advanced Sea Moss Moisturizer w/ SPF 15

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The Claim: Step into the limelight. A daily dose of sun doesn’t have to be a risky proposition with this lightweight, antioxidant-rich miracle worker. Our naturally powerful Marine Complex, featuring sea moss extracts, stimulates cell regeneration to help correct uneven tone, while our breathable sunscreens help protect against future discoloration and sun-induced complexion issues. Wears well alone or under make-up.

Features and benefits: Protects against blotchiness for an even complexion.

Who should use this product? For all skin types. Uses: • Helps prevent sunburns • Higher SPF gives more sunburn protection

The Ingredients Signature ingredient: Aloe vera, green tea, and vitamin C antioxidants combine with Alba’s Marine Complex and SPF 15 protection to provide moisture and guard against the elements throughout the day.

The Results I used this product for about 6 weeks. I had vowed to switch to a moisturizer containing SPF because I wanted to prevent sun damage and fight aging ( I’m not getting any younger 😉 ). I purchased Alba Botanica Even Advanced Sea Moss Moisturizer for between $10 – $15 on iHerb.com, which is a pretty good price for a moisturizer containing natural ingredients and SPF 15. It’s lightweight, non-greasy, and a little goes a long way. It also has a surprisingly pleasant yet faint smell to it. I knew right away that it was something that would not break me out or give me an adverse reaction. It hasn’t done much for my dark spots though. I tried Alba Hawaiian Aloe and Green Tea Moisturizer a few years ago, and it would sting my skin (to the point I thought I may be allergic) but left me with a bright, clear complexion. The verdict? I love that with Alba, most of their ingredients are certified organic. I also love that their products are relatively affordable and can be found in most health food stores. I think Alba’s Sea Moss Moisturizer is great for if you’re looking for a light everyday moisturizer. I don’t think it’s strong enough to transform any skin conditions. If you are looking to fade dark marks, look for a product containing glycolic acid or even fruit derived acids (eg. lemon, grapefruit, raw apple cider vinegar, etc.).

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