Today I will type about a face moisturizer that is very dear to me, which I have previously reviewed in a collaborative post about Skincode products. But I wanted to devote a few more lines to this cream, and express my opinion about it after more than a year of use.
The cream comes in a classic pot made of glass with a plastic white lid, some love pots, some do not , and I found the solution :). I have a little spatula with which I scoop out the product from the pot, and Skincode had the same idea so you get a little plastic spatula with this cream.
The cream has a thicker texture – it’s not too thick thought. It’s recommended for all skin types, with which I agree because it really is not too heavy so I think that it would even work on oily skins (but keep in mind that it could make you a bit more shiny than usual).
The cream itself is white, and it has a delicate scent. It doesn’t contain perfume so the smell is actually the scent of the ingredients themselves.
I have been using it for more than a year, and this one pot lasts for about two and a half months, maybe three if I don’t bathe in it. Admittedly, I love to pack it on, especially before going to bed, so I would say that for me it lasts for about two months rather than three.
I have a combination skin, but in the winter period it becomes very dry (especially cheeks, nose, around the mouth , etc.) so this cream is a little miracle for me, literally. I’ve noticed that my skin is less flaky since I’ve been using this cream, and I no longer have that uncomfortable dry feeling. Even though I have a combination skin I always buy those creams that will nourish and moisture my skin rather than those that will balance it out. I don’t mind getting a bit oilier in my t-zone but I most definitely mind the dryness, dry patches, tightening of the skin etc.
Actually my biggest skin issue is that it is overly sensitive to almost every living thing, so for me to find a product that won’t cause any skin issues in the long term has become a true skill. This cream is such a product for me. So if you have a sensitive skin and have tried all sorts of things, ask for a sample of this cream, you might be pleasantly surprised.
I’ve tried a lot of Skincode products, but this cream is my top product of the brand. I’m not so thrilled with others, but there are still products that I want to try :) .
The price of this cream is around 35 euros, and you get 50 ml.
Overall grade 5/5
Ingredients: aqua, caprylic/capric triglyceride, C12-20 acid peg-8 ester, glycerin, butylene glycol, dimethicone, peg-8, cetyl alcohol, oryza sativa (rice) starch, sodium carboxymethyl beta-glucan, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, ascorbic acid, caprylyl glycol, potassium cetyl phosphate, nylon-12, carbomer, ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), sodium hydroxide, sodium polyacrylate, pentadeca-lactone, ppg-26-buteth-26, peg-40 hydrogena-ted castor oil, citric acid.
Now onto the mini reviews of the two creams that I’m currently testing out. Why mini, well because I have them in the sample size packaging of 15 ml which is not enough to type a proper review, but I can share some of my first impressions with you.
I’ll start with the Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Cream – overall I like this cream, the only thing I do not like about it is that it is scented. It has a bit of an odd texture, unusual for a moisturizer I would say. It’s kind of a mix between a gel and a cream, a gelish cream. I believe this is due to the silicone(s) in this cream (there are few in it). It really has that silicone feeling and silicones will make your skin beautifully smooth and your foundation will just glide over them. Overall I do like it, but I like it more as an moisturizer that I would put under my foundation as a base, and less as a moisturizer that would do something beneficial to my skin. I wouldn’t buy it.
Ingredients: Aqua, Dimethicone, Isohexadeane, Glycrine, BIS-Peg-18, Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phyllostachys Nigra (Bamboo) Leaf Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, cucumis Stativus Fruit Extract, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb extract, Whey Protein/Lactis Protein, Caffein, Sucrose, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sorbitol, Polysilicone-11, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seedcake, Isododecane, Acetyl Glucosamine, Ergothioneine, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG-32, PEG-6, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Polyethylene, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Sodium Citrate, Disodium Edta, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499.
And now onto the last cream that I’m currently using, and it’s the La Prairie Anti-Aging Day Cream SPF 30. This cream has a relatively thick texture and it is slightly heavier on the skin; heavier in the sense that it leaves a bit of a greasy feeling on the skin once applied and it does need a bit of time to get fully absorbed. If you have an oily skin then skip this one because it will make you shiny in a jiffy. I absolutely love this cream on the dry parts of my face but on my t-zone it’s a bit too heavy. The main issue that I have with it is the scent (again), it is very strong and must definitely sniff it before purchasing. Despite being a bit heavier I had no problems with spreading it onto my skin and my foundation goes nicely over it. It’s not like some other SPF creams over which is practically impossible to apply foundation. I love that it has such a high SPF factor, makes it ideal for summer months (but this also depends on your skin type). I would recommend it dry to normal skin, I think it would suit really nicely to those skin types. Given its price I think I’ll skip it, but in another parallel universe where I am uber rich I would like to have it for the winter months.
Unfortunately I do not have a list of ingredients.
I have two questions – What cream are you currently using?
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