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Stubborn Cosmetics Custom Made Moisturiser Review

28th May 2019 in Moisturiser, Skincare - 1 Comment - 2 min read

Stubborn Cosmetics Custom Made Moisturiser Review

28th May 2019 in Moisturiser, Skincare - 1 Comment - 2 min read >/div>
Stubborn Cosmetics Custom Made Moisturiser Review

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I often find it rather hard to find a good moisturiser that will work for my combination skin; I need a moisturiser that isn’t too thick as to smother the oilier parts of my skin, but I need something hydrating enough for the drier parts of my skin.
This is where the wonder that is Stubborn Cosmetics comes in created by the fantastic Annalisa of @Skinperspective on Instagram. They have created such an innovative product, something I’ve never seen before. Stubborn Cosmetics will create you your own customised moisturiser suited to your skin, and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Stubborn Cosmetics Custom Made Moisturiser Review

What it is?

A custom made moisturiser based on several questions asked during a quiz to determine what you need. For me, the moisturiser came with two pumps, one for the dry areas of my face and one for the oily parts of my face. Often customised anything will cost you an arm and a leg but this is affordable coming in at $40 or around £30-£31.

Stubborn Cosmetics Custom Made Moisturiser Review
Questions from the Stubborn Skin Quiz

What does it do?

Not only is this a moisturiser, but it also focuses on addressing some skin issues that you might be having. Stubborn Cosmetics describes its product as a hybrid between a moisturiser and a serum. Depending on the answers you give during the skin quiz, they can help with things like breakouts, blackheads, whiteheads, sagging, wrinkles, fine lines, impaired skin barrier, hyper-pigmentation, irritation and dehydration.

Stubborn Cosmetics Custom Made Moisturiser Review

How do you use it?

I use one pump for the oily parts of my face and half a pump for the dry parts of my face as the last part of my night time routine. You could use this both AM/PM but im currently testing something else out otherwise i would use this AM/PM.

Whats in it?

Green Pump (Oily Skin)

Aqua (Water) solv, Niacinamide cci|sb|aacne|h, Isoamyl Laurate emo, Propanediol solv|h, Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) Seed Oil emo, Panthenol so|h 0 0, Sucrose Stearate emo|emu|surf 0 0, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Glycerin sii|h 0 0, Behenyl Alcohol emo|vc, Cetyl Esters emo, AveenaAvena Sativa Kernel Protein (Hydrolyzed Oats), Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate emu, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract aox|so|amic, Ceramide NP sii, Ceramide AP sii, Ceramide EOP sii, Phytosphingosine sii|cci|aacne|amic, Cholesterol sii|emo 0 0, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate emu, Beta-Glucan so|h, Arnica Montana (Arnica Flower) Extract , Sodium Hyaluronate sii|h 0 0, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate h, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate chel, Gluconolactone exf|chel, Tocopherol aox 03 03, Glyceryl Caprylate emo|emu, Xanthan Gum vc, Lecithin emo|emu, Sclerotium Gum vc, Pullulan, Allantoin so 0 0, Zinc Oxide sunsc 0 1, Prunus Domestica Fruit Extract h, Silica vc|abrasive/scrub, Potassium Sorbate pres, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate amic, Citric Acid exf|buff
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White Pump (Dry Skin)

Aqua (Water) solv, Niacinamide cci|sb|aacne|h, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil aox|emo, Cetearyl Olivate emu, Propanediol solv|h, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil so|emo 2 3, Isoamyl Laurate emo, Glycerin sii|h 0 0, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil aox|emo, Camellia Japonica (Camellia) Seed Oil emo, Behenyl Alcohol emo|vc, Panthenol so|h 0 0, Sorbitan Olivate emu, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil emo 0 02, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Myristyl Myristate emo 2 05, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate emu, Cetyl Alcohol emo|emu|vc 2 2, AveenaAvena Sativa Kernel Protein (Hydrolyzed Oats), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract aox|so|amic, Ceramide NP sii, Ceramide AP sii, Ceramide EOP sii, Phytosphingosine sii|cci|aacne|amic, Cholesterol sii|emo 0 0, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate emu, Beta-Glucan so|h, Arnica Montana (Arnica Flower) Extract , Sodium Hyaluroante Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate h, Gluconolactone exf|chel, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate chel, Tocopherol aox 03 03, Glyceryl Caprylate emo|emu, Allantoin so 0 0, Prunus Domestica Fruit Extract h, Xanthan Gum vc, Acacia Gum, Potassium Sorbate pres, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate amic, Citric Acid exf|buff
Hover the mouse / tap over an ingredient for short explanation. Read more on INCIDecoder.
Stubborn Cosmetics Custom Made Moisturiser Review

Closing Thoughts

I have been using this moisturiser for a good couple of months now, and I can honestly say that the stubborn cosmetics moisturiser is the one I always go for because it’s customised to what I need, I’m not using a moisturiser hoping that it’s going to work and be compatible for my skin.
If you are interested in trying out this innovative moisturiser you can find it at stubborncosmetics.com for $40* (£30-£31)

What do you think of a customised moisturiser?
What’s your favourite moisturiser?
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I have to admit ferulic acid was completely new to me I knew people who used it but I never really knew what it did. If you were like me, ferulic acid is a antioxidant that helps to protect the skin against oxidative damage much like Vitamin C does. 
When you add ferulic acid and vitamin E to vitamin C it not only helps to stabilise the formula but it also doubles the photoprotection abilities. 
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