TLDR: Looks and feels good on my dry acne-prone skin. After using for 3 weeks, my skin texture has improved, though I do wish the formula was just a little more moisturizing. Glad I got to try it and form my own opinion, and I’d recommend anyone to do the same!
As a former Isotretinoin user, my skin tends to be pretty dry but also prone to clogged pores with the wrong skin care. For a while now, my winter skin routine has been Nivea layered over Tarte Maracuja oil. This combination helps sooth my scaly winter skin, but the downside is that I tend to get clogged pores pretty easily, especially on my nose. Astringent helps, but makes my skin dry and dull. After being gifted precious samples of the Moisturizing Creme, I decided to see what all the fuss was about.
I expected it to feel and smell exactly like Nivea, based on other reviews. It doesn’t smell the same, but the texture is comparable. I apply it the way I was recommended to, which is to take about a pea size dollop, warm it with my finger tips and pat-rub it into my face. I’ve been using this in conjunction with the La Mer Concentrate for about 3 weeks and I have noticed a significant improvement in the texture of my skin in that time. My skin looks smooth and while my lines aren’t gone, they are softened if that makes sense?
I can attest that this product thankfully has not broken me out, but I will say it isn’t as hydrating or heavy as I imagined it’d be. The concentrate tends to be a little drying and even when layering this Creme on, my skin can feel a little tight initially. This is less apparent after a while, presumably once the Creme settles into my skin more. Perhaps I am not using enough? Or using too much Concentrate? I am still experimenting.
I’m undecided on whether I’ll buy more once I run out, but I am definitely enjoying it in the meantime. To anyone curious, I would certainly recommend giving it a try. Carpe diem!