Benefit Cosmetics Total Moisture Facial Cream

October 31, 2012

Skincare, skincare, skincare. With the transition to fall and the cooler weather, and combined with the stress of school, there have been huge changes to my skin - mainly dryness, so if you know me well, I always look to find new skincare products to combat my issues.

I've had the Benefit Cosmetics Total Moisture Facial Cream in my arsenal of products for some time now, but never got around to trying it out. I've been pretty happy with the other products I've tried from their B. Right skincare range, and figured this one should probably perform pretty well.

Like all the other packing in the line, the container is composed of glass making it heavy, but definitely durable. However, I would be wary of knocking it off the counter, as I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be able to withstand that type of a fall without shattering. The jar of cream features a faux-cork look, and removing the lid reveals a covering to keep the cream clean and from drying out.

The product itself isn't light or watery, but it isn't thick enough for me to consider it as a cream. I would probably classify it as a lightweight cream, which is nice for use throughout the day because I'm not looking for anything too heavy. The only real downfall for me is that like the other products in the line, this carries that fresh fragrance that is a little bit too strong for my liking.

Application of the cream is a breeze and it absorbs so well into the skin. It is very hydrating, and can even double up as a nice night cream if you utilize a heavier amount. My skin in the morning is brighter as well, which is an added bonus! I would recommend this for normal to dry skin, as it is quite hydrating. If you're on the oilier side, I'd stay away just because the intense moisture plus oiliness might translate to the skin being oilier after use.

I'll be adding this one into my winter regimen this year. Anyone else tried this cream before? Let me know your thoughts!

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  1. It looks pretty, I have never heard of this cream before. I will look out for the Benefit face care products next time at Sephora.

  2. hey andrea! i hadn't heard about this cream from benefit. thanks for telling us about it. my skin is sensitive so i can't take a lot of fragrance :( it sounds great though! i appreciate this review, because benefit can be hit or miss. thanks girl!

  3. wah....loving the packaging!!! i've never used their products (god knows why?!?!lol) so this makes me curious,hehe....BUT i just bought a day and night facial moisturizer from Laneige not long ago so gotta use that up first,

    Totally agree on the fragrance, i do not like scented creams at all! i remember in uni i would get those xmas edition perfumes with the perfume version lotions in a nicely wrapped box, and i never ended up using them unless i remembered!haha


    1. I love Benefit products! You should totally check them out :) Laneige is really nice too though! :D

  4. I first tried this when I got a sample of it from a Luxe Box. I loved how hydrating it was, particularly during the winter months when my skin gets super dry. Loved it enough to purchase a full size after finishing the sample. When it starts to snow, I'll probably pick one up again. Definitely recommend this one for normal to dry skin types.

    1. Glad you agree as well! It's such a nice moisturizer :)

  5. Good to know. I really like ultra hydrating stuff. Nice packaging too. Very clean.
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  6. i've never tried this cream before, but i would love to! it looks and sounds great! :)

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  7. This cream sounds like a lovely product. I have never tried any skincare item from Benefit but I have heard lots of good things about them.



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