I picked up the Dr. Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser on the heels of the Flawless Cleanser a while ago. It was one of those things that I bought, kept and didn’t get around to using.
But now that I’m working my way through my stash, I took it out to use, and quickly found that I enjoyed it very much.
Now that I’m all but finished with the bottle, I figured it was as good at time as any to share some thoughts about it with you.
Suffice to say that while it is a pretty simple moisturiser by all accounts, I really enjoyed using it, and it’s one on my to-repurchase list. That’s in a nutshell 😉
Dr. Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser – a hug for your skin
Dr. Sam Bunting is a popular dermatologist in London, and a social media influencer who shares practical skincare tips. I learnt about the 13-dot technique from her, and it’s one I practice to this day.
RELATED READING: What’s this 13-dot technique and do I need to use it? READ HERE
The Dr. Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser is formulated to gently hug your skin while restoring skin strength and locking in water so your skin remains moisturised.
The key ingredient in her moisturiser is 5% Niacinamide, which brightens and strengthens skin.
Niacinamide is also known as Vitamin B3, an ingredient that is often touted to strengthen skin barrier, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines, reduce enlarged pores, and reduce dullness in skin tone. It helps skin strengthen itself with skin building ceramides, that shore up and protect the skin barrier. This defends skin against moisture loss, environmental damage and also helps skin look and become healthier.
Niacinamide is also used as an ingredient to make skin smoother and finer, by reducing pore size.
Having 5% Niacinamide in the Dr. Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser therefore is a good thing, and an ingredient that contributes to a more flawless complexion.
Lightweight texture feels very comfortable
I love the texture of the Dr. Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser, which is very lightweight, like a gel-cream. It is light enough for me to use in the day, and perfect at night.
It must be noted that I have dry skin, and even then, the lightweight texture feels comfortable enough on my skin, being light enough for day use, yet heavy enough for night.
It sinks right into my skin very quickly after spreading it on with the 13-dot technique.
Dr. Sam says that you can use as much or as little as you like, depending on what feels comfortable for your skin. I personally use 1 pump, whether day or night and it feels just right for me.
If you have oily or combination skin, I do think this might feel a little heavy for you. If so, there is a light version of this moisturiser which might suit you better.
So, what’s so nice about the Flawless Moisturiser?
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting anything.
I just used it as I would any regular moisturiser. I am quite relaxed about moisturisers, as I depend on serums for my active ingredients. So, I’m happy to use any moisturiser, as long as it feels comfortable, and keeps my skin moisturised.
What I can say, after almost finishing a bottle of Flawless Moisturiser, is that it seems to be more than just a regular moisturiser. My skin feels moisturised, but more than that, it feels smoother and stronger.
Do note that I use retinol serums, AHA lotions and serums, and Vitamin C serums as well. The Dr. Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser works well with every product I’ve used so far, sealing in my skincare comfortably.
Perhaps, it might even have contributed towards repairing my past sun damage, and continue protecting my skin through my current outdoor lifestyle.
At the rate I’m spending time outdoors and in the sun, I always expect my skin to look worse than it does, but it’s held up so far. I have much to thank for this, including copious amounts of sunscreen, retinol & Vitamin C serums and perhaps, even this Dr. Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser.
What you can expect therefore, is your skin, just more comfortable and healthier. In my books, that is a huge plus!
This has been one of the better moisturisers I’ve used in recent times. It isn’t terribly expensive, it feels good on skin and my skin seems to love it. It will not give you the most visible results, but you will notice when you stop using it. There’s something just missing from your skin once you do.
Previously, I groused that the international shipping costs were too expensive from the UK to Malaysia. But recently, I noticed that the international shipping costs have been reduced to about £4.95 which is reasonable. I’m not sure how long it’ll last, but I know I’ll be grabbing some products while it lasts! 😉
IN A NUTSHELL
The Dr. Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser is a simple moisturiser that your skin will miss once you don’t have it in your routine. Containing 5% Niacinamide as it’s key ingredient, it strengthens and repairs skin, and makes skin look and feel smoother. It’s very comfortable and moisturising even for dry skin (oily and combination skin might want to use the Light version) to be used day and night, even in tropical weather. I have thoroughly enjoyed using it, and it’s on my to-repurchase list!
Lightweight texture sinks quickly into skin
Leaves no residue on skin
Skin feels moisturised and comfortable
With regular use, skin looks and feels smoother and stronger
Skin is less prone to irritation and breakouts
Appears to help control old sun damage and pigmentation on skin
International shipping can be pricey
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who wants a lightweight but moisturising cream that does a little more than just moisturise
WHERE TO BUY: Dr. Sam’s website (get 10% off with code PARISBMWS – ships internationally)
For those interested, this is the ingredient list for Dr. Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser
Aqua (Water/Eau), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Panthenol, Xylitylglucoside, Polysilicone-11, Stearic Acid, Anhydroxylitol, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xylitol, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid.
I spoke to someone about how much I enjoyed using this, only to be told that they found it average at best, so as with everything, your mileage will vary 🙂
Have you tried the Dr. Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser?
I plan to pick up a replacement, and perhaps one of her new serums too, and a Flawless Cleanser. I enjoyed using that one! Have you tried it? 😀