Monday, 24 December 2012

Quick fix for dry skin or a winter trip! - Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cream

My skin goes through crazy times when the seasons change. In Singapore, it's always humid but combined with winter in Europe, it's a dangerous see-saw for my poor skin >_< Last year, I struggled with peeling skin and clogging for a good part of winter as my usual moisturiser was nowhere near hydrating enough! Although good enough for autumn (and humid Singapore), my Laneige Balancing Emulsion was just no match for a full-on winter climate.

Enter Neogence:
Hydration Special set @ S$45 frm SaSa (U.P: about S$60)
Spotted the Hydration Set at the neighbourhood SaSa and decided it was a good deal for S$45 since it included:
  • Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion 180ml (full size)
  • Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Essence 7ml (sample size)
  • Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cream 50ml (full size)
  • Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Eye Serum 5ml (sample size)
Basically this range, with all the Hyaluronic Acid, is aimed at hydrating and helping the skin to retain water.

You may have to squint a little ^__^;;
Anyhoo~ my main interest was in the Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cream, usually retails for S$36.90, which as you can see is described as a rich cream that suits dry and cold seasons~

 

I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and am glad to report that it is just the thing for my combination skin in winter! As stated, it is a rich cream but not a heavy one. It's 'soft', absorbs very well and doesn't leave any tackiness.

Using the provided spatula, I just dip straight downwards and use the amount that comes up. Which is approximately a blob the size of your fingernail?
There's a very slight floral fragrance to the cream that is pleasant and doesn't linger. After application, my skin felt immediately softer and smoother...an effect that lasted almost the whole day into my next application at night! LOVE! \(n__n)/
BUT. Too good to be true hey? I've read that some users with dry skin experienced little to no difference using this product in the winter time so if your skin is dry to begin with and you're looking for something to tide your skin over for winter, this might not be it. IF your skin is dry and you're looking for a regular moisturiser (i.e for our usual humid weather), Neogence might be a good option~
In a nutshell, the Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cream:
  • is a rich but light cream that effectively hydrates, softening the skin almost immediately
  • product absorbs quickly and doesn't leave any heaviness or tackiness
  • is lightly fragranced but the light floral smell does not linger
  • skin feels instantly softer, smoother and hydrating, stays that way almost the whole day
  • good for combination (and maybe oily) skin in dry climates but supposedly does almost nothing for users with already dry skin.
  • to use with caution on combination skin in humid climate (I broke out a little when I tried =\ )
What do you use for your skin when the season changes? =)