Cult 51 deliver luxurious skincare backed by independent clinical trials. They do a small range of skincare products, consisting of their Night Cream, the Immediate Results Serum and the new Cult 51 Day Cream, which just launched this March. Find it here
Cult 51‘s renowned Night Cream has many fans, including India Knight, the Telegraph’s beauty columnist. I first heard about Cult 51 Night Cream after reading a glowing article that India had written about it back in 2014 and it sounded amazing. It was only the eye watering £125 price tag that held me back from purchasing. I was so excited to try Cult 51 Day Cream to see if it was up to the same standard as it’s award winning night time sister.
Cult 51 Day Cream promises these effects:
- Environmental protection– rich in antioxidants, reduces levels of damaging free radicals, neutralises pollution and reduces UV induced sebum.
- Pigmentation– prevents hyper-pigmentation and inhibits the over activity of Tyrosine.
- SPF 15 helps to protect against further sun damage.
- Redness– tackles redness, Rosacea, Spider veins and blotches by soothing skin and strengthening capillaries.
- It also reduces blemishes caused by pimples.
- Wrinkle busting– Has a long term anti wrinkle effect, promoting collagen production, increasing blood flow and stimulating cell proliferation.
- Deeply Moisturising– Helps skin to produce hyaluronic acid and maintain water, increasing moisture levels by up to 20% after 12 hours.
- Skin’s luminosity is increased on average by 8% in 30 minutes (best results expected from laser is 7-9%)
- Suitable for all skin types
- Cruelty free
Cult 51 Day Cream shares a lot of its active ingredients with the Night Cream and it’s £25 cheaper at £100 per 50ml (practically giving it away!). £100 might seem steep for a moisturiser, but Cult 51 does do a smaller jar, 20ml for £40, so you can try the Day Cream without breaking the bank.
I’ve gone through the ingredients list with a fine toothed comb to try and figure out the source of Cult 51 Day Cream’s magical powers. Apologies for the lengthy list, there are a LOT of actives:
- Peach kernel oil- rich in minerals, Vitamins A, B and E and essential fatty acids,
- Faex extract- Yeast extract- a good source of B vitamins,
- Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate- a stable water soluble form of Vitamin C for brightening,
- Moisturising agents derived from Coconut, Vitamin E,
- Punica Granatum- an anti-oxidant known to reduce UV damage and support Collagen formation,
- Panthenol- skin conditioning ProVitamin B,
- Juglans Regia seed extract- Persian Walnut extract for moisturising,
- Sodium Hyaluronate- for deep moisture,
- Cassia Angastifolia seed extract- aka Senna, known for moisturising and anti inflammatory effects,
- Polysaccharide- for hydration and antioxidation,
- Escin- Horse Chestnut extract- a powerful anti oxidant which improve which improves circulation,
- Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment- has skin firming properties,
- Glycyrriza Glabra root extract- licorice extract, has anti inflammatory, anti oxidant properties and soothes the skin,
- Laminaria Japonica extract- for skin soothing,
- Dipeptide Diaminobutyrol Benzylamide Diacetate- aka Synake aka Snake venom peptide, a synthetic version of snake venom which relaxes facial muscles to prevent expression lines,
- Ammonium Glycyrrhizate- licorice root, soothes skin irritations,
- Centalla Asiatica Extract- aka Gotu Kola, rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids and phytochemicals- improves moisture barrier and supports collagen,
- Aloe Barbadensis- contains vitamins, fatty acids, is an anti inflammatory, anti oxidant and anti microbial,
- Hydrolysed Yeast Protein- skin conditioning,
- Calendula Officinalis flower- Anti inflammatory and anti oxidant.
There are a lot of plant derived soothing and conditioning agents as well as more sciencey ingredients like a stabilised Vitamin C- a well tested anti ageing ingredient and “Snake Venom Peptide”. Putting snake venom on your face is so Rock and Roll! I don’t know about you, but I would try anything when it comes to anti-ageing.
Cult 51 Day Cream Review
The packaging is predictably gorgeous, It comes in a jar in a regal purple box. The font is a 1920’s style in silver (I do love a good font!). One of my favourite things about Cult 51 Day Cream is the scent. It has a sophisticated aroma, it smells how I imagine Karen Brady smells, very distinguished and lady like. Cult 51 sell a perfume of their signature scent, which costs £65. The cream is very soft and easy to apply, a small amount can cover the whole face and neck. It absorbs in no time leaving my skin beautifully moisturised. Cult 51 Day Cream leaves a lovely soft matte finish and makes a perfect base for makeup. I love that it sinks straight into the skin leaving no trace. I can’t abide moisturisers that leave a greasy feeling. Before I started using Cult 51 Day Cream I had quit using moisturiser for that very reason. Most moisturisers feel too heavy on my oily skin. Cult 51 Day Cream seems to have a soothing effect and does wonders for keeping my skin balanced. I haven’t been blown away by dramatic anti-ageing effects, I’ve been squinting at my wrinkles and I think they look about the same. But my skin is in generally better condition, any little irritations and blemishes clear up more quickly.
Cult 51 Day Cream provides exactly the right amount of moisture for my skin and UV protection is a real plus. Cult 51 Day Cream is a lovely fragrant addition to my skincare regime and if you have the spare £100, I would totally recommend it as a light, soothing, day moisturiser which makes a great matte base for the rest of your makeup. Find Cult 51 Day Cream to order online here
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