For my hardcore skincare aficionados – have you ever had that one face product you pay extra to check in your bag because it’s over 3 oz. and leaving it behind simply isn’t an option? Well, I’d like to introduce you to mine! Here are my thoughts on this COSrx’s Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream.
This hardcore moisturizer fills your skin to the brim with moisture and seals it all in by using moisture-retentive ingredients such as Hippophae Rhamnoides Water (a rich source of Vitamin C and amino acids) and Hyaluronic Acid (an ingredient that helps retain over a 1,000 times its weight in water). It nourishes, plumps, and strengthens your skin! I do not go to sleep without it and have even found it to be more moisturizing than a facial oil.
It’s extremely difficult for me to find a moisturizer that's intense enough for a dry California winter. This never used to be a struggle on the east coast, but now I feel like my skin (particularly around my nose and chin) is eternally flaking off my face. My makeup looks worse, my redness builds, and my confidence goes down. Being a huge fan of COSrx and their minimalist take on ingredients and packaging, I tried out this moisturizer and believe I found a solution to my facial dandruff.
Feel and consistency: It has a gel-like, smooth creamy texture. It’s not runny and applies VERY easily. This is not something you need another layer for. One thin application does the trick.
Scent: I’ve sniffed and I’ve sniffed and as expected from this brand, there is no fragrance!
When/How to use: Apply this after cleansing, toning, and using any of your other treatment products. This is honestly the last product I put on my skin before bed. It’s so rich and thick that it doesn’t make any sense to apply anything afterwards. I take just a small amount (maybe the size of a nickel) and apply it evenly over my face, massaging it in until I feel like it’s been absorbed enough.
By next morning, the result of this product was my perfectly hydrated skin. The dry patches around my nose were gone. I had no redness from parched skin. I was smooth and absolutely glowing!! The product was still on my face when I woke up; it was almost as though it still hadn’t fully sunk in. It was still kicking! Now, that is both a good thing and a bad thing.
I would not recommend wearing this during the day. You’ll shine like a diamond, but not really in the good way. You should take into account if a heavy moisturizer bothers you. Personally, I love the feel of something thick and heavy on my skin before bed because I know there will be enough product to soak in throughout the whole night. I cannot tell you how shockingly plump my skin looks in the morning. I simply wash off the residue, apply my daytime moisturizer, and am on my way!
Check it out here!