Putting together an effective skincare routine is challenging enough, but for those with sensitive skin, the task is made even more daunting. Despite the potential hassle, a good moisturiser is an absolute must for all skin types, perhaps even more so for sensitive complexions.
This is why we want to introduce you to the Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair Barrier Creams – one for normal to oily skin and one for dry skin. It’s made to effectively moisturise the skin better than regular moisturisers on the market, all without leaving your skin feeling sticky or greasy.
To find out just how well these two moisturisers work, Daily Vanity has invited 10 readers to give us their honest opinions about them. You’ll be pleased to know that its average verdict for the moisturisers was a 4.5-star rating out of 5!
Before we get into the reviews for the two creams, let’s learn a little more about the Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv series.
About Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv series
For those who are new to the brand, Cute Press formulates products for Singapore’s tropical climate. Known for their tone-up sunscreens, their products are tested to make sure your skin looks great despite battling heat, humidity, and city pollution on a daily basis, so you can go about your day feeling comfortable and even more confident.
Best of all, their products are cost-effective, so they won’t burn a hole in your pocket. The brand’s Ci-Lab Sensitiv range is dermatologically tested and promises zero irritation, which is why they’re suitable for all skin types, especially skin that’s easily sensitised. This range is also great for acne-prone skin.
They’re also free of fragrance, alcohol, parabens, mineral oil, oil, colourants, retinol, beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), triethanolamine (TEA), and petrolatum, so sensitive skin can breathe easy.
The products work to soften and smooth the skin for a healthier-looking glow. That’s all thanks to the brand’s Sub-Micron Barrier Rescue Complex, a unique blend of active ingredients that work to deeply moisturise your skin.
Besides the two moisturisers in the range, you’ll find the Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair First Serum – a great first step to prep your skin before following up with moisturiser.
There’s also the Cute Press Ci-Lab Ultra Mild Tone Up Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++, an ultra-gentle tone-up sunscreen that features AquaProtect Technology to provide you with superior broad-spectrum UVA1, UVA2, and UVB protection even when your skin is drenched in water.
About Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair Barrier Creams
The Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair Barrier Cream (Normal to Oily) and Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair Barrier Cream (Dry to Very Dry) are both powered by Sub-Micron Barrier Rescue Complex
, which combines Ceramides, Phytosphingosine, Aloe Vera, and D-Panthenol.
The nourishing sub-micron (particles smaller than microns) active ingredients deeply penetrate into your skin and effectively moisturise your skin, so it’s not only good for oily and dry skin, but also acne-prone skin.
To bolster your skin’s reparative process, the Sub-Micron Barrier Rescue Complex is formulated with several powerhouse ingredients:
- Ceramides: They are fats or lipids that are found in skin cells which help rejuvenate and replenish your skin’s moisture.
- Phytosphingosine: A type of fat that naturally occurs in skin cells to strengthen a weakened skin barrier, reduce irritation, and moisturise the skin.
- Aloe Vera: This soothing ingredient reduces skin irritation and redness as well as hydrates dry skin.
- D-Panthenol: It helps to restore lost moisture and has a soothing effect on itchy, irritated skin.
Together, this blend of ingredients nourishes the skin and provides lasting hydrating for healthier, softer, smoother skin.
Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair Barrier Cream (Normal to Oily)
Perfect for normal to oily skin types, this moisturiser locks in moisture, reduces dry patches, and smooths out flakiness as it instantly hydrates and soothes the skin.
The gel-like texture spreads easily and sinks into the skin fast, so that star ingredients like Sub-Micron Barrier Rescue Complex can get to work and rejuvenate your skin.
It also contains Tocopheryl Acetate (a.k.a. natural vitamin E oil), an antioxidant that relieves the skin from sunburn and rejuvenates it, thereby reducing wrinkles as it moisturises and increases skin elasticity.
The two moisturisers are also formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, another superstar ingredient that holds 1,000 times its weight in water to plump, nourish, and hydrate the skin.
Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair Barrier Cream (Dry to Very Dry)
If you have drier skin, opt for this moisturiser instead. Besides the aforementioned ingredients, this cream is infused with Shea Butter, which seals in moisture to keep your skin smooth and comfortable all day. It also helps to smooth rough skin and shield it from heat and the sun’s rays.
What’s more, it contains Hydrasensyl® Glucan Green, an ingredient that has the same structure as hyaluronic and collagen, so it works to deeply hydrate the skin.
Just like the variant for normal to oily skin, this richer moisturiser spreads easily and absorbs into the skin fast.
Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv Series is available at Cute Press’ Shopee Mall and Lazada Mall only. Prices are as follows:
- Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair Barrier Cream (Normal to Oily) retails for S$28.90
- Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair Barrier Cream (Dry to Very Dry) retails for S$28.90
- Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair First Serum retails for S$32.90
- Cute Press Ci-Lab Sensitiv Ultra Mild Tone Up Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ retails for S$24.90