Hell hath no fury like skin scorned when it’s been deprived of moisture, tender love, and care.
Come winter, my skin sort of has a mid year crisis. Part of my face is a-okay, but the other part is dry and sometimes, if I don’t treat it right, painfully crusty. But, come colder weather there is nothing more I’d rather do then get in my warm comfy bed with fuzzy socks on, and the thought of standing in my cold bathroom, tinkering away with tinctures, serums, essences, oils, and the like gives me a deep, unpleasant gut feeling of hopelessness and dread. So, I need a moisturizer that works well on those bare minimum days. One I can quickly slather on before I slip on my socks, slip into bed, and bundle up like a frigid burrito because I’d rather freeze than turn on the heater.
[column]I’ve been an avid fan of Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin Liquid, the serumy, lighter counterpart to their cream; it’s perfect for the warmer months, especially if you have normal to oily/combo skin. But, come winter my skin craves a luscious, rich cream. The richer counterpart to the liquid, the Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream, is thicker, more emollient, and leaves the skin velvety smooth, but not suffocated or greasy. I have acne prone skin so I have to be extra cautious with moisturizers that have a thicker consistency, but this one has never broken me out. You really don’t need much product, but that is dependent on where your skin falls on the broad spectrum that is dry skin. It’s packed with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and some oils so it has that nourishing, supple, soft skin effect— aka the ménage à trois I want from a moisturizer— thing down.[/column]
I have the older version, which has since been repackaged and reformulated. The newer version includes more ceramides and the removal of lavender and citrus oils so it’s supposed to be even better for people with essential oil sensitivities. I’ll definitely be going back for seconds once I finish off this tube. Bonus: they give you a tube squeezer so you can really squeeze out every last drop.