Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

NARS Hydrating Moisture Cream ($72.00 for 3.4 fl. oz.) is my night cream of choice. I consider this my current staple, and I’ve actually be ignoring a lot of my other favorite night creams in lieu of this fabulous one. I also credit my lessened acne and breakouts to using this deliciously rich and quickly hydrating cream. I didn’t change anything in my skincare routine except for using this as my PM cream, and whoa nice skin! Although, I admit, I’ve been cheating on Hydrating Moisture Cream with an equally amazing NARSskin product–Aqual-Gel Hydrator–but more on that three-way relationship later on this week.

Okay, what else makes this so great?

I fully advocate having a specific PM cream. I do believe in having separate AM and PM routines, because your skin needs different ingredients and products at different times. For instance, at night, I prefer richer, thicker creams because I’m not layering makeup on top of it. I’m not worrying that it will melt off or give me an oily appearance. While in the morning, I have to have SPF somewhere in my AM skincare routine–but why bother with SPF at night?

You could definitely use the Hydrating Moisture Cream in the morning, because it does absorb fairly quickly (2-3 minutes tops), but I do prefer it for the evening. It just feels really luxe to me. I love pampering myself right before I head for some pillow time, you know? This cream has antioxidants like chestnut rose fruit, fennel to re-texturize the skin, and vitamins A and C.

I’ve actually received several comments in the past few weeks asking what I’m using that’s giving me such glowy skin–perhaps its the NARSskin additions I’ve made in my life.

Get yours at www.narscosmetics.com! Consider this a Temptalia staple and must-have 😉

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15 thoughts on “NARS Cosmetics Knows Skincare – Hydrating Moisture Cream

  1. Nana

    Christine, do you think this cream will work on every (type of) skin? Considering that it is price wise not exactly the most affordable one, I would really regret it if I had invested in one and it turned out not to work well on my skin. What is your suggestion?

    • Yes, I think so. It’s not overly thick, and it is lightweight enough to work as a day cream. I do prefer it as a night cream, because it’s very refreshing. I use something else that has SPF in it for the day.

      You can always return it if it doesn’t work out for you!

  2. lisa

    After having had chicken pox this year i have been suffering from dry skin. I will try this one for sure!

  3. Christine, I’m intrigued; you say that you can return it if it doesn’t work out – how are the rules for returning beauty items in the US? Here in Sweden there are rigorous rules, and you can’t return anything that isn’t specially sealed by the store :( So much for trying an expensive cream out!

    • Oh, gosh, in the US you can basically return anything, LOL.

      Drugstores and department stores have a very flexible return policy. You can open it up, try it, and return it.

  4. lai

    Hi christine,i live in sweden ,but dont know where can buy this cream.can you tell me where i can order it?thanks

  5. jill

    What’s the difference between the aqua gel and the cream moisturizer? I have been looking around for a moisturizer and both Nars products get great reviews on here as well as sephora… but now I’m not sure which to get. I have sensitive, combination skin that’s looking especially dull this winter and a gel sounds lighter but from the info it seems like it’s actually more intense…

  6. diana

    iwent to nars 2 says ago and omg . .. when I applied this to my face i was in heaven!!!!! So smooth aww . . . too bad it 72 bucks i just can’t see myself spending that much money on a cram when i can get Nars blushes instad :)

  7. VivaGlamVixen

    hi christine,
    have you tried perricone md’s face finishing moiturizier? can you compare and contrast both?