It's been a very long time since I've found a moisturiser that's blown me away.
For over a year, I've been delicately rationing my supply of Glossier's Priming Moisturiser. Unfortunately, nothing else I'd tried had managed to stack up.
I feel like I discover an amazing serum every week. Great cleansers come around all the time, even eye creams are easy to find. But many of the moisturisers out there are just a little bit lack lustre - for want of a better phrase. So, discovering IT Cosmetics' latest skincare creations was a hallelujah moment.
Let me introduce you to your new favourite day and night moisturiser duo: IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream and IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Beauty Sleep Cream.
After roughly a month of using this set, I've had more confidence in my skin than I've experienced in many months. I really do feel like this is 'confidence in a cream'.
What is it exactly that makes these moisturisers so good you ask?
Well, the day cream has a little bit of everything, and does a little bit of everything. It's got hyaluronic acid to plump your skin and keep it hydrated. It's got niacinamide to help regulate your oil flow and balance your skin. It's got peptides for repair and firmness. And finally, a winning combination of ceramides designed to smooth, nourish and protect your complexion.
What I particularly love, this cream is rich and deeply nourishing but not overwhelming to my oily skin. It's an ideal option for all skin types, even if your skin is reactive. It sits wonderfully under makeup, but most of the time I just pair it with my face sunscreen. It smooths my skin enough that I don't feel like I need a foundation over the top.
The night cream is one that's designed to work with your skin's natural processes. Our skin's cell turnover (process of making new skin) peaks at night as we sleep - and this cream supports that process through its exfoliation properties. The cream also has the brand's "Rest & Restore" technology - we're not quite sure what's involved here but IT Cosmetics claims it "visibly improves five of the top signs of ageing skin: fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, dullness and loss of firmness".
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I can attest that I did see a visible improvement in the quality and texture of my skin in just one night. Despite my very regular use of other exfoliating products, this somehow offered better results. I also found it wonderfully nourishing. The texture is silky, without any oiliness. In fact, the cream has been formulated specifically so it leaves a minimal transfer on your pillow. Anyone who uses a silk pillowcase will know just how important that it.
Welcome, to the smooth, glassy skin of your dreams courtesy of IT Cosmetics.
These are available in store and online at Sephora.