Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Review - Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream

A few weeks ago I posted about my Benefit make-over and haul, and then mentioned that I went back the next day to pick up a few more things! This was one of the things I got on my second trip, as I used the face wash I'd got and then just my old moisturiser, and my skin wasn't even remotely soft, it didn't feel hydrated at all so I was like "Right, I need to go back to Benefit NOW!" I also got my sister one as we both have really, really, really dry skin and I was so impressed by this product!















































I absolutely adore the packaging for Benefit's skincare. They all come in these super cute little green and creamy coloured boxes, but I managed to sit on my box and damage it so that's why I've not photographed it! This moisturiser comes in a thick, heavy glass pot that feels really luxurious, and I love the vintage styling of the pot! It's got a faux-wood/cork effect lid, so it's like those old apothecary style pots and bottles, and then inside it has a sort of plastic inner lid thing, with a ridge on so you can take it off easily. I think that this is a great idea, because if you keep this in a bag or box or something where it's not kept upright all the time, it stops the product from touching the lid so you don't get covered in it when you open it!
This product smells AMAZING too. I'm not sure how to describe it, it's sort of sweet and feminine but it's also really clean and refreshing. Just go smell it!
As you can see from the photos, it's quite thick in consistency, and feels very luxurious (used that word twice in one post!) and like it will intensively moisturise your skin. You don't need much of this product, as a little goes a long way, which is something I love about Benefit's skincare range. It sinks into your skin really quickly too, and doesn't leave any greasy residue or oily feelings at all. I think this would be better suited to dry/normal skin, but I think they do another moisturiser, a triple performing one that seems to be better on oilier skin, as I took my step-sister there for a make-over the other day and she has quite oily skin sometimes, and it did a great job. This doesn't make my skin greasy or oily, and I do use it in the morning and then again in the evening, even though it feels more like a night cream. Another thing I've noticed is that it's completely stopped my foundation from clinging to any dry patches of skin or sinking into certain areas, which I'm really impressed with as no primer could seem to sort the problem!
It seems to be lasting a long time, but I do know that when it runs out I'll be straight back at the Benefit counter buying another one!! Definitely my favourite moisturiser ever. I've got a few other bits from the skincare range, so I'll be posting my reviews about them shortly.
You can pick up this moisturiser here.

Have you tried the Benefit Total Moisture Moisturiser? What did you think? Would you like to try it?

Love xxx

9 comments:

  1. Really want to try this, I suffer from dry skin and love Benefit products.. I'm currently using the No7 advanced hydration day and night cream but I'm not sure if it still exists since their rebrand. I'll keep a look out for your reviews on their other products as I'd be interested in trying other stuff too!
    How much was the moisturiser, out of interest? xx

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    1. I've never tries No7 skincare, I never really think to look at their stand! I'll put up the cleanser review tomorrow, that is one of my favourites too, it smells divine!
      It was £26.50, it's pretty expensive for a moisturiser but it's hands down the best one I've ever used, and it's lasting much longer than any other one I've tried! x

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  2. I used to love this moisturiser! It was perfect for my skin in the winter time, but I didn't repurchase. Prefer it to Triple Performing- but that does make a nice day moisturiser.x

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    1. I could never find one intensive enough to stop my skin from feeling dry, I'd like to try the Triple Performing one, I might get it before this one runs out so if I don't like it I can repurchase this! x

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  3. I'm suffering with really dry skin at the moment and I have that problem with foundation too sometimes, it just clings to dry patches and nothing will fix it! I'll have to keep a look out for this if I go past a Benefit counter :)

    lauraxamy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'd really recommend it, they will try it out on your skin too, ask them for a makeover (it's free) and they'll cleanse off your make-up then just ask to try this :-) it makes such a difference! x

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  4. I'd like to try this. I've recently got the It's Potent! eye cream, of the same range. I agree, the packaging is adorable! xx

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    1. I really want It's Potent! But I just can't afford it at the minute! Ideally I want one of everything Benefit sell! :) x

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  5. I love, love, love all of the Benefit skin care range! I didn't think I would as I was a bit concerned it would be a bit of a let down but I was so wrong!

    Lovely blog by the way :)

    www.beaumaketrix.co.uk

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