Ever since high school I've been on the hunt for the perfect moisturizer, and I can never seem to find it. I think I've finally come pretty close with this Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream.
I picked this sample size up in the Benefit Cosmetics B.Right! Radiant Skincare Intro Kit that I featured in my last haul (here), and I've been using it every night since. I've previously used up a full size, maybe half a year ago, so I knew what I was getting myself into. Its definitely a thicker moisturizer, but its not a greasy mess. With that being said, I don't wear it during the day under my foundation, but I do put some on the second I'm getting ready for bed. It hasn't caused any breakouts, in fact its really just made my skin feel smoother and look less patchy. It absorbs quickly, and a little goes a long way. Its improved my very dry skin in just a couple of days. Its great!
I do have a few problems with it. It has a bit of fragrance to it, slightly floral with a hint of cucumber. I personally don't like when skincare products have floral scents - it makes me think that they've mixed perfume into the formula. I would much rather a more natural true scent - but at least it doesn't smell bad right? I also really hate the price. For a full size you'll need to shell out $40, and I just don't know if its worth that much. Its a great product and has left my skin hydrated, but I just know that I can try a lot of other higher end products with that money, or ones that make more claims such as moisture + anti-aging/blemish control. The packaging comes in a jar, which I both like and dislike. It is a little unsanitary having to dip your fingers in with every use. I have come up with a solution however, which would be to purchase little mini spoons such as the ones they offer at ice cream shops to test flavors out. I like the heaviness and sturdiness of the jar, and it feels quite luxurious. My favorite thing about jars is that you can scoop out all of the product, which is great because I would never want to waste such a pricey item.