The first thing I noticed about this cream is that it feels a little... greasy/oily. At first, the cream is a thick white substance, but rub it a bit (bring in warmth) and it will turn into this clear greasy substance. Okay, greasy isn't the best word to use here, but that's the best way I can describe it. I wouldn't say it's a bad greasy. But it's not pleasant either.
If you apply this right after you wash your face, it should sink in very well. Sometimes, using another product before this makes it difficult for this to sink in. In my experience, at least.
I thought this moisturized very well. My skin is oily but dehydrated due to retinoids and I've been looking for a heavy moisturizer to overcompensate at night. This seems to do the trick and it hasn't broken me out. However, it is pretty greasy and seems to have many potentially clogging ingredients so I'm still undecided.
Benefit's Total Moisture Facial Cream is part of their fairly new B.Right Radiant Skincare line. According to Benefit "this facial cream provides concentrated immediate and long term hydration for a radiantly refreshed complexion. Our exclusive tri-radiance complex helps develop the skin's reserves of water and reinforce the skin's moisture barrier. Contains mango butter, a natural plan based emollient known to provide moisture." Benefit says that this moisturizer is best suited for those with normal to dry skin and claims that 100% of people felt that their skin was "immediately and intensely quenched" during market testing. I got a little 8.9g (.3oz) jar in Benefit's B.Right Radiant Skincare Intro Kit, which sells for $12. I was interested in trying more of Benefit's skincare products after sampling their It's Potent! Eye Cream. The full size 48g (1.7oz) jar of facial cream retails for a super pricey $38. This product, and I think all of Benefit's skincare products, is made in France. Benefit does not test on animals, however this is not a vegan product. Benefit products can be bought through the brand's website, at freestanding Benefit boutiques, Benefit counters in some department stores, Sephora, and Ulta.
The little jar of Benefit's Total Moisture Facial Cream is cute! Its fairly similar to the full size jar. The glass jar has a slight aqua tint to it and is topped off with a beige plastic cap. The lid features the name of the product and the Benefit logo, all written in a dark teal. A small amount of product info can be found on the bottom of the jar. I like the look of this little jar, and I think the little texturized bumps on the side of the jar are an interesting detail that makes this little sample feel a bit more high end. I will say that I don't really like moisturizers and creams in a tub/jar package because I feel like I go through product faster that way. It also isn't very sanitary, but that isn't my main concern. Yinz know me though, I want everything in a squeeze tube.
Benefit's Total Moisture Facial Cream has a lovely texture! This white cream is very dense, but not super thick, I want to describe it as almost balm like. This moisturizer spreads smoothly and evenly over the skin, I apply only the thinnest layer that I can because it is such a rich, emollient cream, it would be so easy to go overboard. Total Moisture is best for use at night because it takes several minutes to completely absorb. Even after it sinks it, Total Moisture leaves my face feeling a little bit greasy. I don't know if greasy is really the correct word or not. I wouldn't say oily or sticky, maybe filmy is a better description? That filmy feeling sticks around for about twenty minutes, but once its gone my skin feels so amazing! Benefit's Total Moisture Facial Cream softens my skin significantly and deeply moisturizes it. I do find that this cream is too much to be used all over my face. I have combo skin and can get quite greasy around my nose. Since I started using this cream, that oiliness has been exacerbated and I've been experiencing some clogged pores and a few small white heads. Not cool. I think I'll stick to using this stuff on the drier sections of my face. I want to also mention, that as a professional cook I experience some small burns on my face. Recently I had burn on the side of my face near my ear that was quite dry and flaky, taking forever to heal. Benefit's Total Moisture Cream really helped it heal quickly and prevented it from flaking.
A downside of this product is that its highly fragranced. Personally it doesn't irritate me, I enjoy the clean, fresh scent, but it definitely isn't necessary for a moisturizer to have such a strong scent. Those with scent sensitivities, or those with sensitive skin that can flare up from overly perfumed products will want to steer clear of not just this product, but all of Benefit's skincare range.
I like Benefit's Total Moisture Facial Cream. The texture is lovely and rich, but not too thick. It truly hydrates and softens my skin, but it is too heavy for me to use all of my face. I think this product would be a life saver for dry complexions, but if you're combo to oily, this could potentially wreck your skin. I wish Total Moisture wasn't so strongly scented. Benefit's skincare range is still fairly new, so maybe they're still trying to find the balance. They've created some really nice products though and I would recommend their Total Moisture Facial Cream if you're looking to invest in a great night or winter time moisturizer for normal to dry skin. I won't repurchase this cream though, its too expensive and not for my skin type. I'll keep the remains of this jar around for future face burns and dry patches.
I first received a sample of this with one of those big Sephora sample gift packs where you get 6 or 7 moisturizers or skin care products to try. I flirt with other moisturizers and creams and always regret it and come back to Total Moisture.
Total Moisture is light and goes on easily. It's not a thick cream but it's not runny or easy to spill, either. It's very moisturizing without being heavy or hard to rub in, and it has light scent that doesn't scream 'flowers! unicorns! girl experience!' but is still enough to make putting it on feel a little bit fancy and special. The texture- and honestly, the results- reminds me of Clarins Multi-Active Night Youth Recovery cream, but BeneFit Total Moisture is a lot cheaper.
I don't love the package of BeneFit products or way the outside of the glass jar feels. I wish it was a little more low-key- but I know people love their fun packaging and it doesn't keep me from buying it over and over.
LOVE this, it smells amazing.....it doesnt feel oily or watery, it is like the perfect texture and it feels great on my face.
This is my favorite moisturizer. this is a very thick, creamy moisturizer and can leave you looking a tad greasy if you use too much of it. Bring it down to your neck and chest and it leaves you glowing! My favorite look it dewy and this definatly does that. I usually only use this and Benetint on most days becuase i dont wear much makeup. I do not have acne prone skin so i dont know if it cuases you to break out, however i wouldnt be surprised if it did due to its thick, creamy and occasionally greasy texture. I use it everyday, i already repurchased it! will never go with out :)
I tried this product out when I bought the £10 set of benefit skincare so i only got quite a small amount but i will definitley be repurchasing the full-sized container of the moisturiser becasue although my skin can be quite oily and prone to break-outs i found that, unlike other moisturisers, it didnt worsen that and actually along with the rest of the skincare range made it alot better. it does feel quite thick going on but it rubs in well and leaves your skin feeling very soft. the only negatives are that it is a very strong smell and you dont get very much for what you pay. i would highly reccomend that before you buy the full sized products in the range you try the £10 set of benefit skincare products because then you can see if they work well with your skin type. But personally i really loved this product and think its well worth the price! :-)
I tried this product out when I bought the £10 set of benefit skincare on asos, expecting to like this product least of all the set on account of my skin tending to be combination-greasy. I have perhaps few occasional dry patches. I loved this cream. It feels quite thick going on, so much so that I thought it was a mistake putting it on, but I find it amazing hor super soft my skin is the morning after applying this - I do not use this rich cream in the morning, it is too thick for that. But on account of how super moisturising it is at night, without actually feeling wrong on my combination greasy skin and the super softening effect is has, yes, I plan to repurchase this in the full size once my sample jar has finished, it lasts a very long time, I've been using the sample near daily for a month now and it will definitely last a couple more months. Yes, it is pricey at around 30euros, but I will look out for a discount deal on asos and get it then. This cream is totally worth trying out. It smells heavenly and very fresh too!
This cream was a little thick going on but it did dry to satin-y finish. However, the fragrance was stronger than my perfume! Itwas gross and irritated my skin. I couldn't even wear it on my face and wound up using it as an expensive hand cream. It did however, make a really really nice hand cream.
Really great moisturizer! I can use it during the day on dry patches and it does a great job for me.
I've usually stuck to Clinique or drugstore brands for moisturizers. However, Clinique has been lacking lately in terms of moisturizers. I returned my DDML and went to the Benefit counter and purchased the travel kit. At first I thought I'd like the emulsion better, however that makes my face breakout and be ten times more oily than this thick cream,
I was surprised because it has oils in it and is so thick and heavy. I've been using this day and night and plan to repurchase this once my "little" sample size is used up. You literally need a dab of this to hydrate your entire face. It's also relitvley inexpensive for a cream, most creams in jars run up to $100. It's nice this one is fairly cheap.
I LOVE THIS!