Name: Viso Di Velluto 3 in 1
From Pupa’s website:
Soft and comfortable emulsion for the total beauty of the face.
Result: skin is bright and velvety soft, perfectly clean. Ultra-soft lips.
It’s the ideal product for those who don’t have much time and want something practical.
What I liked:
– makes skin soft, smooth, and moisturized; great for dry skin
– removes makeup well
– sinks quickly into the skin
– practical and sleek packaging
What I didn’t like:
– doesn’t help control shine; not suitable for oily skin
– floral scent is quite strong
– tastes awful
As a broke teen, I loved multi-tasking beauty products. They saved me both money and time in the morning. But that came at a price. Usually, they only did one thing really well and the rest only so-so. I didn’t much mind then but these days I prefer to buy separate products. It may be a bit more expensive, but the results are worth it.
But there are times when I still find multitasking products very useful. Such as travelling. With all the restrictions on what you can bring in your carry on luggage on a plane, a multitasking product such as Pupa Viso Di Velluto (Velvet Face), which works as a moisturizer, lip balm, and makeup remover, ensures you have all the essentials with you without breaking any laws. Handy, isn’t it?
But does it work? As a moisturizer for dry skin, really well. The cream contains humectants glycerin and Sodium Hyaluronate (it can hold 1000x times its weight in water and works well both in high and low humidity conditions), which attract water from the environment into the skin. Shea Butter, and a bunch of synthetic ingredients such as Ethylhexyl Stearate and Cetearyl Alcohol (a good, moisturizing type of alcohol) have emollient properties that make skin soft and smooth. Finally, Dimethicone gives the product slip and skin a silky soft feel, and fills in temporarily fine lines and wrinkles.
As a result, this white cream leaves skin baby soft, smooth, and moisturized for hours. It’s perfect for those with normal or dry skin, while oily-skinned girls will be frustrated by the lack of anti-shine ingredients. After a few hours, my t-zone was oily again. The consistency is on the thick side, but it still feels very lightweight once applied on the skin. It sinks into it instantly too.
Pupa Viso Di Velluto works well as a makeup remover too. A small amount easily takes off everything but waterproof mascara. For that, it takes a little more product and time, but it is doable. It’s not my makeup remover of choice for every day though. I prefer a bilayer remover, especially for eye makeup, because I think it does the job more quickly, but in an emergency, or while travelling, this gets the job done. That’s just me, though. If you prefer creamy and moisturizing makeup removers, you’ll appreciate it a lot more than I did.
Instead, I hated it as a lip balm. The texture may be on the thicker side, but it is still too runny to be used on the lips. Because of that, I always end up ingesting some of it, and while that’s not dangerous, it’s not pleasant either. This stuff tastes horrible! But if you can put up with that, it will make your lips soft and smooth. It’s best used before going to bed. Then you won’t be doing any talking or eating and the chances of ingesting it are much, much smaller.
Another thing I’m not too fond of is the scent. It is floral and quite strong. It only bothers me during application because, thank goodness, once on the skin, it fades away quickly. But, as much as I love perfume, I much prefer my skincare products to be fragrance-free. That’s because fragrances can be irritating, especially if you have sensitive skin. Pupa Viso Di Velluto didn’t irritate my skin, though. And it didn’t cause breakouts either.
Aqua, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, SE Cycnoches Cooperi (Orchid) Flower/Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Parfum, Dimethicone, Carbomer Sodium Hydroxyde, Sodium Saccharin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ehylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxyisohexyl 3 Cycloexene Carboxaldehyde, Citronellol, CI 17200.
Available at: Italian beauty shops
Pupa Viso Di Velluto 3 in 1 is a basic moisturizer for dry skin that can also be used as a makeup remover and a lip balm. It makes skin soft and smooth for hours, and takes off dirt and makeup quite easily, but its texture makes it uncomfortable to use it as a lip balm. It tastes awful and the floral scent is too strong too.