My main “blog plan” when it came to the first part of 2020 was to focus on featuring favourites of mine that were not already reviewed on my blog.
Because, if anything, the content I should be bringing to my platform should be items I recommend above and beyond all others.
That being said, I regularly find myself using a well-loved item and realizing I have never spoken about it or even posted a picture of it it my Instagram account. So I am on a mission! Starting with the Skin Smoothing Cream from dermalogica.
I’ve been using the Skin Smoothing Cream for going on two years now and it is – hands down – one of the best face creams of my time. Formulated with Active HydraMesh Technology™, the product infuses the skin with 48 hours of continuous hydration. It also aids in protecting against environmental stress.
It is also chock-full of other skincare jargon such as featuring a state-of-the-art complex that works on a molecular level to help reduce Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). AND it infuses skin with 48 hours of vital moisture.
Added Hyaluronic Acid Complex with a triple-threat of Mallow, Cucumber and Arnica distributes hydration throughout the skin. These help to lock in moisture for lasting hydration. Finally, it is also formulated with naturally-antioxidant Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Grape Seed Extract.
But ingredients can say one thing. And to be fair, these ingredients say a LOT! But the proof is in the pudding. And this pudding it an eleven out of ten. I have never wanted to TOUCH my face more than when I have freshly applied my Skin Smoothing Cream. Obviously, do not do this! Do not play with your face after applying products. But my skin is feeling so darn supple, and velvety and – yes, the clue is in the name – smooth.
I see a lot of women using this as a day-cream (and this is suitable to men as well) but I prefer using it as a night cream. I find the velvety texture quite rich and I prefer to let my skin soak up all of the benefits rather than slapping my make-up on it. But alternatively the velvety feel would make for a GREAT priming agent. So the world is your oyster here!
I was originally sent this as a PR gift from the company. I have since repurchased the 50ml product size and I definitely see myself returning once it is finished up. The price tag sound a bit hefty: R829.00 for 50ml // R1,179.00 for 100ml but it is worth every cent. And just one 50ml tube of the Skin Smoothing Cream lasts me for a good three months. The thick texture and spread-ability of the cream means a little goes a very long way.