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The Smell, how well it sinks into my skin, does it have a thin or thick texture.
Has to be silky and smooth……I’ll give it about 5 minutes in the store and see if it sinks in nicely or remains tacky or sticky….Also if the smoothness and softness remain after it has sunk in, or if after a few minutes skin feels dry as if you never put anything on…..So many I have tried in a store feel great and silky when I first put them on my skin but then sink in and feel like nothing was applied, OR never get over the tackiness….Finding the perfect moisturizer is not as easy as it sounds!
How well I can massage in into my skin, of it immediately soothes skin and if it leaves my skin tacky or greasy.
1.) NO perfume or scent, please!
2.) How well does it sink into my skin as opposed to just sitting on top of it doing absolutely nothing?
3.) Several days or a week in, am I getting new whiteheads or acne pimples?
4.) How is the condition of my skin after the first week or so? Any exacerbation of my eczema or any new rash?
All of the above are what will determine whether or not it’s a keeper. At 63 years old, I still have an oily t-zone and get breakouts, sometimes even clusters. So, I do need to be very mindful of that. Plus, my skin is also quite sensitive on top of that. Oh joy. Not.
Can I join the oily t-zone? I’m a tiny bit younger but have still a very oily t-zone and as the day gets on most of my face is on the oily side. I use loads of blotting papers. And, I do get break outs. I would have thought this should have ended years ago, but no. Thankfully I don’t have sensitive skin. But I feel with and for you, Nancy. Adding sensitivity would not be fun!
Comfort. Does it immediately make my skin feel rested, hydrated, soft.
The first few things I notice when trying out a new moisturiser is also the scent (or lack of – which I prefer). I also notice the consistency – I prefer it to be quite thick, but also want it to sink into my skin and leave it feeling hydrated.
First the colour, then the texture and scent. Then the feeling when applying it, does if spread easily, sink in, feel hydrating.