SPLURGE OR SAVE: facial hydrating cream

Dry skin gives an aged appearance and can be highly uncomfortable. If your face feels itchy, tight and looks flaky, what you might need is a facial cream that provides intense hydration. Here’s two reputable facial creams designed to help soothe and plump dry skin.

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SPLURGE: AESOP Elemental Facial Barrier Cream

What does it do – A richly nourishing formulation suitable for all skin types but particularly beneficial for dry and sensitive skin and those exposed to cold, harsh conditions. It provides intensive moisturisation and effective barrier protection against dehydrating elements.

Claim to fame – Aesop uses a Carnauba waxes in combination with a Castor-based emollient blend. Other key ingredients include Zinc and Copper salts of Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid, Bisabolol and Ginger Root and vegetable-derived emollients to help sooth and hydrate skin.

Ingredients Water (Aqua), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-20 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Coco-Caprylate, Phenoxyethanol, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil, Disodium EDTA, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Bisabolol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Zinc PCA, Benzoic Acid, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Decyl Glucoside, Dehydroacetic Acid, Copper PCA, Sodium Citrate, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Farnesol, Eugenol, Linalool, d-Limonene.

Price – RM 180 (60 ml)

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SAVE: KIEHL’S Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration

What does it do – Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration  is for drier skin types, made with an extra lightweight formula.

Claim to fame – Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration does not use traditional thickeners such as waxes or butters that can feel heavy on the skin. Instead, it uses a lightweight cream foundation to give a moisturizing yet weightless feel to the skin. The chemists at Kiehl’s focused on a key ingredient: enriched hyaluronic acid.

Ingredients – Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat, Betaine, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil/ Apricot Kernel Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate.

Price – RM 110 (50 ml)

Disclosure: The products are sent to JewelPie for consideration.

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