Despite retailing a plethora of world-renowned brands under its umbrella, Sephora manages to churn out fabulous products under its own label. One such product is the Sephora Instant Moisture+ Cream Hyaluronic Acid Booster.
I picked this cream from my beauty stash for my travel to India this summer, primarily because it was the only tub of face cream in my possession that came in sturdy unbreakable plastic.
Travel can play havoc with the complexion. From the harsh air-conditioning in flight, the stress of long transits and a complete change of climate, a highly effective yet super simple skincare regime is absolutely essential. The Sephora Instant Moisture+ Cream Hyaluronic Acid Booster seems to tick all the boxes for the brands new stance at offering skincare that is ‘Simple, Serious and Sensorial’ (see postcard in the image above).
“This bestselling formula hydrates and nourishes skin for up to 24 hours. It recharges skin with hyaluronic acid for intense hydration with a weightless feel. It also supports skin’s natural hyaluronic acid. Perfect for dry and sensitive skin, it helps diminish the look of the first signs of aging while smoothing and refining skin’s appearance. Light-reflecting pigments even skintone and illuminate the complexion, while antioxidants protect against environmental aggressors to keep skin looking beautiful.” – Sephora website.
- Hyaluronic Acid Booster Complex: Supports skin’s natural hyaluronic acid.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Moisturizes.
Tezzy’s Experience with the Sephora Instant Moisture+ Cream Hyaluronic Acid Booster
I have normal to dry skin, and prefer products that promote their moisturizing capabilities. However, most formulas for dry skin tend to be very greasy and leave an unsightly sheen of shine on the skin. Thankfully the Sephora Instant Moisture+ Cream Hyaluronic Acid Booster does none of that. The formula is light-weight and quickly absorbs into the skin.
It has an immediate refreshing effect, like a splash of cold water, which I love.
Given it moisturizes the skin without the shine of grease, this cream works as the perfect base under makeup.
I also love the simple yet spunky white and pink packaging. The screw-on top ensures the tub is spill-free, and it is made of sturdy plastic ensuring it is durable enough for travel and carrying around in the bag.
The only bummer about this cream is that it doesn’t quite cut the 24 hour claim. My skin was crying out for a booster dose every 4 hours or so. I also prefer more moisture for my bed-time regime, and wouldn’t recommend this one as a night cream.
The Sephora Instant Moisture+ Cream Hyaluronic Acid Booster is very reasonably priced at AED 89 a tub. However, do keep in mind each tub only carries 50 ml of product (the tub looks deceivingly large!).
Overall, it is a handy face cream to carry about, and really does feel refreshing on the skin.
- Non-greasy formula.
- Great for wearing under makeup.
- Leaves the complexion feeling very hydrated and refreshed.
- Comes in a sturdy non-spill plastic tub, ideal for travel and carrying around in the bag.
- Paraban free.
- Affordably priced at AED 89 for a 50 ml tub.
- This is a scented cream, and therefore may not be suitable for very sensitive skin types.
- Doesn’t quite live up to its claim of 24 hour hydration. I needed a booster application every few hours or so to keep my skin feeling moisturized.
- The tub size deceivingly makes you think there is more product than there really is.
Product Pricing & Availability
The Sephora Instant Moisture+ Cream Hyaluronic Acid Booster is available at all Sephora stores acorss the Middle East, and retails for AED 89 for a 50 ml tub.