Testimonial by Miechell
love this product i have finally found something that makes my makeup go on flawlessly and last all day I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT (Posted on 22/09/2016) Testimonial by Alex
Good smell, nanosize quite easily. I love it (Posted on 17/11/2015) Testimonial by Becky Leonard
So what can I say about In Transit Camera Close up? It is the most effective product I have ever used on my face? It truly does what it says? It’s extremely good value for money? I would agree with all three. It has seriously changed my life and become my best friend especially on those days when I need a little extra help and as a busy Mum of two young children with 3 businesses I often need a little extra help 🙂 Simply a genius product. (Posted on 09/03/2015) Testimonial by Christopher Littley
Im a therapist and know my products really well, bit of a tried-every-thing-on-the-market person but if i find a ‘hero’ product i use it for years, this is my hero product at the mo…i love it! Keeps my shine under control and provides huge amounts of moisture to my skin…..really love this product… (Posted on 10/05/2014) Testimonial by Fiona
I am also over 50 and having just had my passport photo done, it really did what it says on the tin!! My skin looks almost line-free in the photo, so thank you This Works!! I also find that my foundation stays put all day, and it is easier to apply. I absolutely love it! (Posted on 05/09/2013) Testimonial by Anne marie
I simply love this product. I took It along on my holidays to the tropics and It was the perfect cream for my skin, especially during the long airplane flight. I absolutely recommend to use this product. (Posted on 15/08/2013) Testimonial by Redrougekiss
This is just fab. Great for my sensitive skin and amazing under makeup. Well done this works!!! (Posted on 07/06/2013) Testimonial by Deborah
I am on a long cycling weekend and have in transit camera close-up in my bag. It’s the perfect size for travelling and apart from being lovely and creamy the sweet, subtle, fresh scent adds to my general feeling of wellbeing. Sunshine in a small package- I’m loving it! (Posted on 17/05/2013) Testimonial by Sarah Scott
Very impressed with this! I bought it as a primer. I am over 50 and it makes my skin look smooth and velvety. Foundation lasts beautifully. Will definitely buy this again! (Posted on 05/05/2013) Testimonial by Majdoulaine
I love this product! My skin looks radiant! (Posted on 02/05/2013) Testimonial by Hanife
This has helped with the bags under my eyes and has made my skin feel both tighter and firmer. The fragrance of this product was also good. (Posted on 02/04/2013) Testimonial by Victoria
What an effect this has on the skin!!! It looks smoother and more plumped. (Posted on 02/04/2013) Testimonial by Julie
Love this product! I have definitively noticed my skin looking smooth and plumped, especially around the more wrinkly areas! (Posted on 02/04/2013) Testimonial by Rebecca
My skin felt fresh and well prepared for make-up. (Posted on 02/04/2013) Testimonial by Rachel
This provides a good base for concealer. Make-up application is easier, looks smoother and lasts longer. (Posted on 02/04/2013)
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The This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up is a 3 in 1 multitasking moisturiser, primer and mask in a simple but effective 40ml pump tube. The packaging is well thought out because it’s compact, hygienic and quite aesthetically pleasing in white with black and red writing. It is part of the This Works “In Transit” range which is designed specifically for people on the go.
What Does It Do:
The product promises to moisturise, be a primer and be a facial mask all in one product and it also promises to work – which is a huge claim to have! According to the This Works website, it claims for you to “be ready for that “close up” in seconds” and that the product is a portable pick-me-up that evens, plumps and brightens instantly, which contains bio boost (their blend of repairing plant oils), hyaluronic acid, argan and starflower oils plus a hit of caffeine for a revitalising formula. It also promises to rapidly erases signs of fatigue, boosts hydration, and preps the skin for photo perfect make-up.
According to the ‘This Works’ website, the ingredients for this product is the following:
AQUA, BUTYROSPERUM PARKII, CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERIN, ALOE BARBADENSIS, CETYL ALCOHOL, GIGAWHITE, STEARIC ACID, ARGANIA SPINOSA, EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS, BORAGO OFFICINALIS, SORBITON MONOSTEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, XANTHUM GUM, COFFEE-CHEMYUNION, HYULRONIC ACID, DIMETHICONE, PHYKOSIL 2000, BENZYL ALCOHOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, GEGLAG, VITAMINS A, C AND E, ALPHA TOCOPHEROL, TREITHANOLAMINE, DISOIUM EDTA, METHYL ISOTHIAZOLINONE, CITRUS AURANTIUM FLOS, ROSA DAMASCENA, PHENYLETHYL ALCOHOL, BISOBOLOL.
As you can see, this product has lots of soothing and calming ingredients, moisturising agents and also ALCOHOL which I have in bold. Despite my previous post on alcohols, I found this product to be okay – the benzyl alcohol in this I am assuming is of natural sources and is a preservative and the phenylethyl alcohol in this is another aromatic alcohol derived naturally as well and is used only for fragrance. It is also the second last ingredient. I haven’t had any reactions to this and was very wary before I purchased this that I asked for a sample. My skin is okay and if anything it truly survives plane travel a lot better when I use it!
As you can see, I really love using this product when I am on the go as it is so convenient and compact. Despite the fact it does have some questionable forms of alcohol in this, it is most likely of natural origins and I have found that it in no way dries out my skin. I have been using this on all travels for the past year now and I can happily vouch that it actually does the opposite – it hydrates my skin and keeps me looking from like a zombie on some of those longer flights.
The fact that this product is multitasking is quite confusing – a moisturiser, mask and primer in one? How does it work? I find that its moisturising properties are most likely due to the ingredients – it contains shea butter, argan oil, starflower oil, water, fatty alcohols such as cetyl alcohol and hyaluronic acid which are great moisturising or moisture retaining agents. Those with oily or combination skin, may be a bit cautious due to the shea butter in this. I have an oily t-zone and dry cheeks and find that I do not in any way get greasy when using this on a flight. I generally find that on flights, my skin gets very dry and sometimes, if not prepped properly, I will often have those annoying dry flakey patches on the skin. When using the In Camera Close-Up, I find that those dry patches are minimised. When using this on the go, I also do not find I don’t become a grease ball when using this either which is great and I in no way get breakouts from the shea butter.
As a primer, this works quite well too. In no way is it amazing and ground breaking like the Hourglass Mineral Veil but it does do a pretty good job at keeping oil and making my make-up last throughout the day. It really does smooth out the skin and help create a nice base for a foundation or a tinted moisturiser. This absorbs and sinks really well into the skin and doesn’t leave a tacky or uncomfortable sticky finish (which i hate). I find that my base will glide on quite nicely after using this and for me and my make-up will last a good 8 hours without me looking too oily or my foundation becoming patchy. It is great for when you are on the go and don’t have the time to wait for our moisturiser and then a primer to absorb or if you want to keep your routine as minimal as possible in terms of product.
Overall score: 71/100
Tested November 2018
This product is a multi-functional formulation that is a mask, moisturizer and primer all-in-one. The product claims to help make-up last longer and retain its perfect finish. The formulation contains a blend of anti-oxidant plant oils, hyaluronic acid and caffeine that claims to help rebalance, reduce redness and hydrate for photo-ready skin!
The white gel-serum like formulation has a light floral scent with bitter orange notes. It is packaged in an upturned pump bottle for minimal product waste.
Available from: thisworks.com
Price when tested: £30.00
GHI Expert Verdict
The untinted nature of the product was popular amongst our testers as over 88% of them loved that it didn’t leave an unwanted visible tint on the skin. It’s the perfect product for those who currently wear foundation or concealer but need an extra boost for anti-redness correction. Testers raved how the product was a great base for make-up and helped it apply more smoothly. The formulation was hydrating without leaving the skin feeling greasy or causing any break outs or irritation. Throughout the day, the product felt lightweight and invisible. It left skin feeling refreshed. Testers also noticed an improvement in the texture of their skin after using the product!
- Ease of use: 4.5/5
- Design: 5/5
- Instructions: 4/5
- Performance: 3.3/5
- Left skin feeling hydrated
- Packaging is hygienic
- The coverage was subtle
We Didn’t Like
- There was some stickiness immediately after application
- Testers felt that there could have been a more dramatic anti-redness effect
- The formulation texture was a little too thick for some testers
All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.