Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Benefit Cosmetics Total Moisture Facial Cream - Review

Benefit Cosmetics Total Moisture Facial Cream, $42.00
I'll be totally honest. I've got super fussy skin. Not only is it both oily AND dehydrated, but it's also sensitive and acne-prone with quite a bit of redness. Needless to say, it makes finding the right skincare routine frustrating as hell. I'm especially skeptical of moisturizers as that tends to be the area of my routine where the wheels fall off. So I'm always thrilled when I come across a product that seems to cause the least amount of chaos to my already chaotic skin. And while I love Benefit for their cosmetics, they aren't exactly known for their skincare products. However, I took a flying leap of faith with today's product, and I'm actually really happy that I did.

The Benefit Cosmetics Total Moisture Facial Cream is an ultra-hydrating moisturizer designed for normal to dry skin. Packed with their exclusive "tri-radiance complex" and loads of nourishing mango butter, this cream is the perfect quencher for your parched patches. What's more, it's lightweight formula helps to hydrate the skin without the greasy feel of other intense moisturizers by reinforcing your skin's own moisture barrier. This leaves you with seriously soft, smooth skin all day long.

My first impressions have been nothing but positive. First off, the Total Moisture Facial Cream smells AH-MAZING! Seriously, Benefit has some of the most gorgeous scented products I've ever encountered. Unfortunately, if you aren't big on scented skincare items, you'll have to give this a pass as it has an extremely strong fragrance that lingers on the skin. This doesn't bother me, but it is something important to note.

Second, the Total Moisture Facial Cream is incredibly lush and indulgent. I apply it in my own little pamper ritual each night and wake up to my skin still feeling incredible. Despite being quite thick and emollient, it doesn't make my skin feel overly oily like most of the other moisturizers I've tried. That in itself was a fantastic surprise. And lastly, it doesn't wreak a ton of havoc on my skin and actually seems to help settle dry patches and boost luminosity. A major check in the plus column!

After giving this deluxe sample a proper workout, I can definitely see myself buying a full-size jar of this in the near future. It's a bit pricey, but I've found you only need a few dabs to get full coverage, so I imagine that one jar would last quite a while. If you've got dehydrated skin, or if you've got chaotic skin like mine and looking for a new moisturizer that doesn't cause more problems than solutions, definitely give Benefit's Total Moisture Facial Cream a look!

Have you tried the Benefit Cosmetics Total Moisture Facial Cream? What is your favorite, indulgent moisturizer?



  1. I love nice smelling moisturisers, the small jar is the cutest! xxxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

    1. You would absolutely love this, then! I don't think I've ever smelled a moisturizer that had a scent this amazing. It's this luxurious perfume that would make any woman feel pampered! xx


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