Superdrug’s Optimum Phytobrighter Black Moisturising Cream review

Evening everyone,

I worked til 6 last night and I’m back in til 9 tonight. At least I get a day off before I’m working til 9 again on Friday. I might just sleep on the weekend! Yesterday I had an interview for a new job and they let me know half an hour later that I’d got the job. Everyone thinks I should be excited but I really hate big changes so I’m quite anxious about the whole thing.

Today I’m reviewing Superdrug’s Optimum Phytobrighter Black Moisturising Cream.

The idea of this cream freaked me out a little, I’ve never seen coloured moisturiser so I wondered how it might turn out on my skin. This product is from Optimum’s 25+ age range, a range which is supposedly meant for people my age.


The Key ingredients of the cream are, sulforawhite, black mulberry fruit extract, epica organic, vitamin E. Sulforawhite is clinically proven to help fade dark spots and skin discolouration thanks to its ability to inhibit pigmentation in the skin. It is also supposed to leave the skin with a luminous complexion. Black mulberry fruit, epica organic and vitamin E are all anti-oxidants which protect the skin from free radicals and fight premature ageing.



As with most Superdrug products the moisturiser had a human trial and the effects were listed into three time categories. As you apply the product you should notice your skin is instantly brighter and is more moisturised. After one week the skin tone should be more even and overall skin should be more luminous. After 4 weeks skin pigmentation and discolouration should be minimised and fine lines and wrinkles should be less visible.

So how did the claims stack up? And what was it like using coloured moisturiser?

It was quite strange when you immediately apply it, the colour is quite dark but lessens to a grey on my skin tone as I rub it in. I don’t know if the colour would be less noticeable on darker skin tones. I didn’t feel like the colour completely disappeared, rather I was left with an ashy colour before I went to sleep. I thought that the product sank into my skin well and I wasn’t waiting for it to dry before I went to bed. I did occasionally feel a little greasy but it wasn’t particularly uncomfortable. My skin felt very soft after applying the cream and I agree, it does have a satin like texture. When I woke in the morning the colour remained and I had to remove the remaining product before applying makeup. I did notice that my skin was brighter, and more luminous. I had that natural highlight that Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant range gives, especially on my cheek bones. I didn’t notice that the red skin I sometimes get across my cheeks was more evened out, but I wasn’t expecting that to change. Overall, I was impressed with the effects but for the price I’m not sure it gave me enough that I would purchase again.

The 50ml pot has an RRP of £12.99 but I paid £6.45 on offer.

Hope you’re having a great week,


Published by charmoflove

I blog about vegan and cruelty free products.

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