Where to buy: It’s on Cultbeauty HERE
Description/ What it is: ”An overnight mask designed to mimic ceramides in the skin. Helps the protective layer of the skin and helps the skin retain its moisture. Contains 3% ceramides and 2.5% hyaluronic cid complex to help the skin’s hydration. ” – I would say it’s a sleeping mask.
Good for: Dry skins (dry and cracked also works)
Directions: Use PM (last step)
How I use it: It’s a bit sticky so I mix it with a cream to make it less sticky. Usually my glossier priming moisturiser.
ALSO – I started using this as a hand cream and I LOVE IT as a hand cream. It seems to work/sit so much better on my hands (it’s less sticky – which makes me think that this product is much better for dry skins rather than dehydrated skins, as the product is absorbed by dry, scaly skin better).
Packaging: It’s a pump mechanism. I really appreciate pump packaging, so that’s a big plus for me. This is a plastic bottle. Also it comes with a lid so it’s mess-free when travelling.
Texture: A bit sticky. It dries down and becomes less sticky if mixed with a moisturiser.
Key Ingredients: 3% blend of ceramides + 2.5% hyaluronic acid complex (to hydrate the skin).
Ingredients: Aqua (Water/ Eau), Butylene Glycol,Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate,Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) SeedOil, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol,Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/SodiumAcryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer,Benzyl Alcohol, Squalane, SodiumLauroyl Lactylate, Sodium PCA,Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium StearoylGlutamate, Sodium Lactate, Arginine,Aspartic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin,Sodium Gluconate, PCA, Polysorbate60, Dehydroacetic Acid, CeramideNP, Glycine, Alanine, SorbitanIsostearate, Ceramide AP,Phytosphingosine, Serine,Cholesterol, Valine, Xanthan Gum,Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine,Histidine, Phenylalanine,Ceramide EOP.
- I see peptides (hydration), Ceramides, Cholesterol, squalane and glycerin too – all great for moisturisation / hydration.
Skincharisma have a full ingredient breakdown HERE
Fragrance?: None. Great 🙂
Packaging: Plastic packaging with a lid and pump bottle – very easy to use. I personally mix this product with others so one pump is enough for me.
How long have I been using this?: About 2 months
The Effect?: Hydrated and moisturised skin – I do think that this doesn’t feel suffocating on the skin BUT it is sticky (hence why I mix it).
And – as a hand cream, this has really really helped my dry hands. I think it works so fast to reduce that ‘scaly skin’ feeling of dry hands. I am subject to contact dermatitis on my hand and this product doesn’t irritate it (which many creams usually do). Bravo.
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What I like:
- No fragrance
- Really like that it comes in a pump and lid (easy to use and travel with).
- This does moisturise/hydrate my skin
- Didn’t irritate my skin
- Great, easy to use pump packaging with a lid
- Really helps dry/scaly hands
What I don’t like:
- Sticky – and even dries down sticky – so it’s a bit annoying/a bit of a waste since I wanted to use this solely on its own as a moisturiser but instead I have to mix this WITH my moisturiser to make it wearable and to not make my face stick to the pillow.
Rating and Conclusion: 3.5 / 5 – I love that it’s not fragranced and I like the ingredients in here. It does help hydrate and moisturise my skin. It’s the texture of this product that lets it down because it’s sticky, I have to mix it with a moisturiser which is annoying.
As a hand cream 4/5 – I think this is great for those of you who have dry and easily sensitised hands. Heck this would even be good as an elbow/knee cream! I think it’s like a better version of a salve/balm because it actually does dry down/disappear. So I will absolutely keep using this as a hand/elbow/knee cream.
Would I repurchase?: I don’t think so (as a facial moisturiser) – I would rather use a cream that isn’t sticky. but I’m not saying this is a bad product – if you don’t mind mixing this with other products to reduce the stickiness, you’ll be fine with this!
FYI: I also included this product in my PM routine Youtube Video!
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.