I’m forever searching for the perfect day moisturiser – something that is light but nourishing and hydrating and doesn’t feel heavy or tacky on my skin. I always like to spend a bit of time applying moisturiser in the morning, it helps to give me a bit of a glow and I find my makeup applies easier, but sometimes moisturisers can peel a little if you use too much. Overall, I’m pretty hard to please and there’s been few (okay, zero…) moisturisers that have left me wanting to repurchase.
I was given this as a gift at an event and I’ve spent a while trialling it and really getting my thoughts on it, they say that moisturiser should be the one thing you use – you can skip out on expensive serums, masks and treatments but you really must use a moisturiser. What lets this particular moisturiser down is the lack of SPF, although I see Origins do another version of this product with a SPF25 in it, so I would recommend getting that if you were to pick one up. I try and use another base product that contains SPF if I use this.
A Perfect World aims to hydrate the skin and protect it by optimising the skins moisture barriers. I found this to be quite greasy at first, it’s rather rich and can take some time to absorb in. I wasn’t keen so I stopped using it and went back to a more trusty product, but after running out of that I came back to A Perfect World and gave it another chance. After using (considerably) less and spending a few seconds applying it and blending it in, my skin had a healthy natural glow without looking oily.
I would say that this is ideal for the colder months as it’s really moisturising and a little more rich than most moisturisers I’ve tried. It’s probably not ideal for Summer but for more oily/combination types who do still need a boost of moisture in winter, I’d recommend this. It’s my “go to” moisturiser for mornings after I’ve used a treatment that’s taken a lot out of my skin but I am still looking for something that’s less rich than this. Send your recommendations this way!
What do you think of A Perfect World?