The Skin Pamper-ers

Being the owner of some constantly dehydrated and dry skin, I always like to give my skin a treat before I go to bed. Even in the summer heat, I just love slathering on a thick layer of moisturizer. If I could layer on an overnight mask every night without overloading my skin or if I could afford to use a sheet mask every day, I totally would.

I first realized my love of a nice, thick moisturizer at night when I started using the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. If you’ve been reading my blog from the beginning, you’ll know I’m obsessed with this stuff. Recently though, when I was having a hard time spreading it evenly over my skin without dragging and tugging (it is a thick cream after all), I tried mixing a little of the facial oil I had on hand (rosehip), and a new favorite was born. I like how adding in the rosehip oil thins the cream out a little, making it easier to spread over and work into the skin. Sometimes when I’m having a dry moment in the morning, I’ll mix the Ultra Repair Cream with the Indie Lee Squalene Facial Oil for something more lightweight.

I was super happy with my cream + rosehip oil mixture for quite awhile, until I got my hands on the Nourish Argan Skin Renew. This cream has a lovely whipped consistency that sinks into the skin flawlessly. It’s got so many skin-loving oils in it, like jojoba, sunflower seed, and argan of course, so it glides beautifully over the skin like my other mixture, and I don’t even have to mix anything together. It feels heavenly on my constantly stressed skin and really feels like it’s relieving and repairing it. Most reviews I’ve seen say they limit their use to a few times a week, but I just can’t resist slathering this on almost every night. It feels that good. When I wake up in the morning, my skin is hydrated, plump, and absolutely glowing and feels so incredibly nourished.

The Nourish Argan Skin Renew is formulated with Frankincense, a natural astringent to gently balance the skin (making this cream perfect for all skin types), and Rose of Jericho, which improves skin's natural hydration levels and cellular density. It can adjust to different skin types and environments, so despite feeling like a thick cream, it's one that anyone could use. It's also made using natural ingredients, is cruelty free, and 85% organic if that's important to you. Working in a place that's not exactly the portrait of cleanliness, I can tell when my skin just feels tired and worn from the environmental stress. Washing off the grime from the day and then applying the Argan Skin Renew just really makes it feel like my skin is springing back to life. You only need to use a small amount, so this jar is going to last awhile, but I can already tell it's going to be one to repurchase.

Have you tried a more "oily" moisturizer like the Argan Skin Renew?