I received a sample of this in an Ulta order and decided to give it a try after I use my favourite clay mask, when my skin needs a bit of extra moisture and some calm down. First, it's really thick stuff in my experience. Really thick. I actually used way too much the first time because I didn't expect it to be this thick and a lot came out. You only need a bit and let your body heat from your hands melt or soften it, then put it on your face.
My skin is really oily normally and quite red (less red after the "sunburn" from the mask fades off, which is why I love it so much) so perhaps only drier-skinned folks should use this cream. I spent a long while massaging it into my face and neck once I realised just how much extra I'd put on, and my skin still felt sticky hours later, like it hadn't sunk in. The next time I used it (again after the mask) I used much less, but it actually felt even more sticky. So perhaps this just isn't for me, or isn't for people with oily skin.
Also, I feel we should all write strongly worded letters to the skincare/cosmetic industry telling them that jar packaging really needs to go. For this product a squeeze tube would be fine.
Only got this in a sample size but fell in love with it! It's such a great moisturiser it's so rich dry patches disappear over night, definitely recommend! Now I've just got to bring myself to spread £27.50 haha
This review is only from using a sample size of this product but thought I would put in my 2 cents. This is a very intense hydrating cream. My skin used to be really dry but now is leaning more towards the oily/combo side. Love the smell of this product and packaging is adorable! It is a thick cream that when rubbed between the fingers becomes easy to work with. However, takes a while to absorb and can leave somewhat of a greasy feel if your skin is not very dry. I have to use the tiniest amount to make sure I don't get too oily. It didn't break me out even though I have acne prone skin and will try it out again if my skin ever becomes dry again. Interested in trying out other products in this line.
I have had 2 jars of this cream. The first one I used for a little while, then stopped using (I can't remember why). After a while I went out and got another jar (the first one expired). The texture of this cream is very lovely, its not super thick nor too fluid. Its a nice in-between texture that melts into the skin. It does leave a little bit of a greasy feeling for a while afterwards, but nothing that bothered me personally. It has a LOT of fragrance, almost a hair conditioner type smell, or that of a generic shampoo.
As for its results, I found it did hydrate my skin pretty well throughout the winter. I mean, it wasn't anything miraculous, I'd say it functions like a basic moisturizer you could buy at the drugstore in terms of hydration. In terms of packaging, I was quite disappointed it came in a jar. I personally hate jars, I find it more difficult to obtain the perfect amount of product for application, and its messy. Jars also render anti-oxidents useless.
Overall, I really liked the texture of the cream (I have normal skin that can sometimes get dry in certain areas in the winter) but the amount of fragrance is what really killed it for me. The results didn't do anything amazing for me either, like I said earlier it didn't do anything more than a regular drugstore moisturizer is capable of. It simply hydrated my skin. (Which is great and all, just not at its price point) It definitely doesn't "brighten" the skin or anything like that either.
I received a sample from Ulta a few months ago and I recently ran out of my night moisturizer so I've been using it in place of that. Though I really love how it feels when it goes on, I don't like the effect in the morning and I can't imagine wearing this during the day. It is very thick and has a great feeling when applying, but it doesn't absorb well enough for me. I usually love a thick moisturizer, but this is just too greasy. If I put this on at night, in the morning my face and bangs feel greasy. I haven't had that with any other product. I won't purchase the full size because of this, even though I love the rich feel.
I received a sample of this product in the Benefit Top Box. I It is totally moisturizing like... really really moisturizing!!! I love it ! It absorbs into the skin nicely and quickly without leaving a greasy feeling, my face feels soft after I wake up and all day, and my skin look.. I don't know.. pumpled ? I love it! I also love the smell, it smells really nice when you apply it, but without lingering all day and getting annoying! I have a really sensitive skin and I was afraid because of the smell, but it's perfect and actually soothing. I also really love the packaging, as always with Benefit.
My only problem is that the cream is in a jar, so not really hygienic. I would also prefer there was some SPF in the cream. It's also expensive. I will probably repurchase when on sale!
This moisturiser is so amazing! My skin just loves it! My skin has never been this hydrated before, my skin is normally super dry but with this my dry skin is no longer a problem! The only down side is the price, waaay too expensive. Overall i definitely would repurchase this over and over. It's a staple in my skincare routine. <3
I have repurchased once and will continue to repurchase. This is a great facial cream for nighttime as this is when I do use it and the reason for the subtraction of the lippie! I would love to use this during the day, but it is a little too moisturizer for day time use and leaves me just a little too shiny. It is great for overnight use and for a day that you are just lounging around at home. Great product and does what it says it will!
I've used this consecutively for the 4 months of winter and from what it claims to do, it does a good job of it. It is totally moisturising but that's where the benefits end. It absorbs into the skin nicely and quickly without leaving a greasy feeling (and this is someone with oily/combination skin), and a thin layer across your face will quench the thirst of your dryness. My face feels soft after I wake up ^_^.
It has a gorgeous sweet scent to it, and quite heavily fragranced so if you are allergic to strong smells I would stray away from this.
For the price, I was hoping it to do more than just moisturise my skin, it should have other properties such as wrinkle improvement, skin firming or some sort. I want more for my buck, which I think Benefit as a brand fails to deliver. Although I do love their products, I always feel like I should be getting more for what I pay, and I'm sure a lot of people are on my bandwagon.
I would recommend this to someone who has seriously dry skin, but if you are looking for a regular night cream with more beneficial properties there are many more on the market that deliver (and with a much lower price tag too!)
Sorry Benefit x
Oh my word, I bought this product very recently after suddenly getting very bad skin problems, my cheeks and forehead were so dry and flaky that I couldn't wear any makeup over it at all, it looked terrible and felt terrible!
I had been previously using Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion but it wasn't helping one bit! So after reading fab reviews of the Total Moisture Facial Cream, I thought what the heck, I may as well try it out, and let me tell you, I was in no way disappointed! The difference in my skin was almost instantaneous! My whole face was glowing after one day of using the product!
And the packaging is so fab, it comes in a very cute, posh box (perfect for a gift!) and although the glass jar is quite unpractical for travelling, I think it makes the product look its worth! Its not very cheap but its definitely worth it and is cheaper than other high end brand names that have not done a thing for me! The only one down point I have is that because it comes in a jar it is easy to over do it which caused me a few breakouts but after I got comfortable with how much to use and cleared up my spots it was all fine! I cannot recommend this product more! Very happy customer!