Opening the bathroom cabinet, I was faced with an excess of skincare products. Easily enticed by the newest trends, the thought that I’ve gone overboard accumulating cleansers, toners, serums, masks, and treatments really sunk in. It was one of those nights I almost fell asleep with my makeup on but got through a proper cleanse and started to feel my naturally dry skin tighten up. I wanted something simple, so I grabbed the petite jar of Sensory’s Rich & Intensive Cream.
For many, skincare’s evolution has been so mind-blowing that the thought of thick moisturizer only brings memories of our mother’s cold cream. Heavy, greasy, slightly medicinal smelling and nothing more. But along with these new concentrated hydrating lotions and water-like serums, Japanese skincare has advanced moisturizing creams, and they should not be overlooked.
I dipped the tiny spatula in the cream to pick up a pea-size dab. The cream has a light, gel-like consistency as I warm it up between my fingers. It slides on like a dream. My skin feels instantly soothed, I add more to my more sensitive areas and oddly enough I don’t feel like I’m missing anything. This unique cream was developed to include concentrated ingredients beyond an average moisturizer. 6 soothing plant oils including argan and squalene, hyaluronic acids, brightening milk thistle and botanical stem cell extracts all work to revitalize the skin. My irritated skin is calmed by the chamomile and lavender extracts, redness reduced, and I’m ready for some serious beauty sleep.