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By: LatinoChiko

We are back with another product review for our “I TRIED IT” SERIES!

Today, we will be reviewing Apotyecare Essentials’ PhytoYoung Firming Day Lotion SPF 30, specifically the Blackberry Leaf Ginkgo Leaf product.


The product’s website claims that their product will stimulate skin’s moisture barrier renewal and will also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles because of the product’s natural collagen levels.

Recently, I have been on the hunt for a moisturizer with sun screen because I would religiously use Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 throughout my day and it was not working for me. It would ALWAYS leave my face very oily and shiny and that was not how I wanted to present myself to my clients and my bosses.

As I explained my nightmare to my loved one, one of my very close friends recommended this product to me. I had expressed to them how often I would have to wipe my shiny forehead down with a tissue throughout the day. She understood and assured me I was not alone. She takes care of her skin very well, so I gave this product a shot!


The moisturizer comes in a very small bottle, 1.8 oz, with a small pump. I use two pumps every morning right after I dry myself off from my morning shower. I take a shower every morning because it makes me feel good to start my day and speak to my clients feeling super fresh!!

In terms of the amount you should use, you can always use as much as needed as our faces are of different sizes and necessities. I use about a quarter size amount of product and spread it out all over my face, except where my facial hair grows.

After about 20 minutes pass, after applying the product on my face, I grab a tissue to pat down my entire face. I do this because I do not want an oily look for the day. That is just what works for me and, I promise you, you do not need to do this step.

This product does not have any pigment, but this moisturizer does seem to give me a tanner look! Not sure why that is but I am very happy with it.



I am in LOVE with this product.

It helps keep my skin young and looking very healthy.

It does its job in moisturizing my skin  and protecting my skin from the sun!

And the added tan look is massive plus for me!


The product is a bit expensive at $25.49. I was able to purchase this item when it was on sale at 50% off! So it was a steal for me.

Another issue for me is that the sunscreen in this moisturizer burns my eyes when I rub the sweat off my forehead throughout my day. I do exercise daily and that includes running which makes this a little bit more of a con for me. I do believe that I just need to wash off my forehead before running. I just love the product so much and have no complaints about it! My skin never goes dry!


Would I purchase?

Yes, if on sale.

Would I appreciate it as a gift?


As always, all of our skins are different and this is written based off of my experience! I highly, highly recommend this product!

SCORE: 9/10



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