A reader messaged me recently saying she was looking for a new moisturizer. She wasn't looking for a miracle transformation just something that would be well absorbed, moisturize her skin,and keep it looking its best. She also hoped the product wouldn't cost a fortune
Well she got me at the right time because I've been doing a bit of moisturizer research myself. After years of using Cliniques, Super Defence Moisturizer I decided it was time for a different one Not that I was displeased with my old choice. I liked the way it was absorbed , loved the glow in gave my skin and the way it felt. However it contained oxybenzone as one of it primary ingredients which made the red spots ever lurking just beneath the skin on my left cheek rise to the surface and become scaly. (See prior post What the Dermatologist said for the entire story) So it was farewell to Super Defence and its glow because I still believe it was the oxybenzone that supplied it
I took up my search for a replacement using my usual tactics of trying out various samples at department store cosmetic counters and Sephora Most were over $40.and not that all impressive. I'm also trying to cut down on my beauty product spending and decided to hit the mass market stores.
My sister-in-law had mentioned how much she liked Boots No7 products The line comes from Great Britain and is carried by Target After losing my self among their vast array of Boots products I purchased their Advanced Hydration Day Cream ($14.99 ) and decided to give it a try.
Bingo! It went on smoothly, had a rich creamy texture and was nicely absorbed. The best part was that it kept me skin feeling moisturized all day both with and without makeup and I didn't get that tight dry feeling mid afternoon which as been a complaint of mine with some of the other drug store moisturizers. Unlike most other mass market store lines, Boots does very little advertising which of course keeps the price down. Stay tuned . Ill be checking out other products from them.
PS Serums are the latest entry on the path to perfect skin. I've yet to try them but would love to hear from anyone who has