I wrote this original review back in 2012 and I remember loving this product. I still love it now and use it a lot in my make-up work. I use it on it’s own to brighten skin but also as a mixing medium to make foundations or concealers more fluid.
It’s not cheap at £49 but it is a product that I use again and again and see the difference it makes to skin. You don’t need a lot of product at all, it does make skin glowy so less is more I think..
Here are my thoughts from 2012..
This product is one of those that is meant to be in my kit but it is more often than not found in my personal make-up bag. It is Vapour Organic Beauty’s version of a BB cream – Blemish Balm for those of you not familiar with the term. A BB cream is basically a multi-tasking product offering solutions for various skin concerns and desires.
Vapour actually have two versions of this – the Stratus Skin Perfector which is in a stick form and great for drier skins. The other is the Stratus Soft Focus Instant Skin Perfector which is a cream texture, suitable for all skin types including combination and oily. I have been using this one and like it very much, it gives more of a satin finish as opposed to the stick which gives more of a glow.
The Perfector is a moisturiser, primer and no colour foundation in one. It can feel quite oily which is scary for an oily skin type but it can actually help to balance your skin, it just takes a bit of getting used to texture wise. There are lots of lovely organic ingredients which really help to nourish the skin. It also has light reflective technology which helps to brighten the skin and disguise imperfections.
I tend to use my regular moisturiser underneath and use this more as a brightener and primer for my foundation. I feel my foundation goes on smoother, it sits better and looks much nicer. You only need one pump, a little goes a very long way, and I always give it a chance to sink in before I apply my base or it can feel too much on the skin. This is definitely a good product going into winter when skin can become dull and dry, try this for an instant boost. Look radiant even if you are not feeling radiant after too many late nights and festive drinks perhaps!!