Let there be light:Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30

dermalogica prisma protect spf30

The reality of living a modern lifestyle is juggling a plethora of ‘to do’ lists, so I’m on the constant lookout for multi-tasking products with active ingredients to help with cell turnover, luminosity, protection from free radicals, UV rays and pollution – in other words, the ultimate beauty cream with a broad spectrum protection SPF30; enter Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 which covers all of the above and more. Here’s why I’ll be using it this summer:

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 uses a light- activated formula called ‘Intelligent Drone Technology’ to correct visible light into increasing skin luminosity for a natural healthy glow. so imagine, while slathering on your suncream to protect against the sun’s damaging rays, it’s also working at a deeper level to brighten your skin and promote radiance. The encapsulated active ingredients corrects your skin cells to optimise potency as well as increasing collagen production resulting in a healthy plump looking skin. Not too shabby hey!

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30

Here’s a quick load down on some more ingredients, a habit I got into from magazine days where I’d scrutinise each ingredient, at times a daunting and scary task when one reads what we put on to our skin sometimes, but knowing Dermalogica products are gluten-free, paraben-free, vegan, fragrance-free and cruelty free it’s more of an indulged ‘need to know’ scrutiny, so here goes:

Saccharide Isomerate is a 100% natural and plant-based compound which locks in moisturise for way longer than any other humectants do.

Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, commonly known as green tea (and is the most researched natural ingredient,) is an anti-oxidant, UV protective and a great choice for rosacea, acne and atopic dermatitis.

Geraniol a common fragrance ingredient found in rose oil, geranium, lemon and other essential oils, so subtle as in barely there.

Propanediol is a natural alternative for the often used propylene glycol; it improves skin moisture and boosts preservation efficacy.

An oil-based soluble chemical sunscreen called Homosalate, protects against UVB rays.

Dimethicane, a silicone used for a silky smooth feeling, works at filling in fine lines and wrinkles and works as a protective barrier.

Glycerin is also found in our own skin and is a natural moisturiser.

Scalerilide or commonly known as sage, maintains an even pigmentation free skin tone.

Dermalogica comes with a unique attitude to their products where they are keen to optimise skin health and fitness; no wonder they have a cult following! I’m excited to try out Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30, how about you – have you tried it yet?

Available at Dermalogica spas and online here


Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30

That’s it for this wintery Wednesday –

Happy day!


Love Heals X Eight Hour Limited Edition

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Limited Edition with James Goldcrown

As Elizabeth Arden‘s cult Eight Hour Cream celebrates its 88th Anniversary this year, the message is all about spreading love to people of all colours, genders and nationalities around the globe, adding beauty to everyone who touches it. Elizabeth Arden has collaborated with Internationally acclaimed muralist James Goldcrown, (best known for his insta-famous #lovewall, to create a unified message of love and healing through the new Limited Edition Love Heals X Eight Hour Collection.

elizabeth arden eight hour cream limited edition

James Goldcrown is a self-taught graffiti and photographer who promotes spreading a graffiti gospel of hope and positivity through his colourful heart-filled art. His murals sold out within two hours of the opening of his first show in Miami Basel and since then his murals have moved on to cult status, 28K followers on Instagram and #lovewall public hashtags.

james goldcrown

Why did you collaborate with Elizabeth Arden on this limited edition?
I was really excited by the opportunity to create this collection with Elizabeth Arden. Eight Hour is a product that is so universally loved all over the world, one that I”m very familiar with as my mother and sisters were always using it growing up, so I can’t wait to see my designs on the packaging. I’m also working with a great team, and am getting to travel with them to create murals in New York and my hometown, London.

What was your inspiration in creating the design for the Love Heals X Eight Hour Limited Edition Packaging?
I wanted to keep the design simple and fresh – I feel this is what Eight Hour represents. It was important to convey it through the packaging for this collection.

How do you use Eight Hour Cream?
The Eight Hour Cream is something my mother has always used and loved, so I’m really familiar with it. In working on this collection I have also become a fan and use it on my hands- as an artist whose primary medium is sprayed paint I’m working with my hands a lot, so it’s helpful to have it in my bag for when they’re dry or cut. The clear Lip Protectant Stick is also great for chapped lips, and the SPF is essential as I live in LA.

What message do you expect people to take away for this collection?
I take away calmness and good vibes from this collection, but I think it’s hard to predict any specific reactions to it. Realistically, this will mean something different to everyone who experiences it, but the one thing I hope it will bring to people is a little love and happiness.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Limited Edition with James Goldcrown

Originally created by Ms Arden, The Eight Hour Cream Protectant is just as relevant and sought after as it was when first created way back in 1930. Thanks to its renowned soothing and healing abilities the cult product is a must-have and found in the bags of models, celebs, bloggers all over the world. I’ve raved about it on countless occasions and blog post read here.

As part of the celebratory Limited Edition Collection is the Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sunscreen SPF15 for dry chapped lips enriched with vitamins, intensive moisturiser and SPF15.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Limited Edition with James Goldcrown

Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant R299
Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick R235

Elizabeth Arden

James Goldcrown



That’s it for today!