Hello! New day and a new review to share with you! Today I am going to tell you about my experience using a moisturizer: the Omega + Complex Moisturizer from Paula’s Choice. Do you want to know how it is and if it is the right one for you? Keep reading!
BRAND: PAULA’S CHOICE
PRODUCT: OMEGA+ COMPLEX MOISTURIZER
SKIN TYPE: RECOMMENDED FOR DRY SKIN
RECOMMENDED FOR: UNISEX
As I have told you on different times, choosing a good moisturizer can be an odyssey. Sometimes, finding one that incorporates the ingredients that best suit your needs and your skin type (you can read more about that topic here) while giving you a comfortable texture can be more complicated than we would like.
The moisturizer should be the penultimate step of our morning routines (immediately before sunscreen, which you already know is not optional) and the last step of our night routines (in case we don’t use an oil afterwards). By using it we seek to provide our skin with ingredients that strengthen the skin barrier, keeping our water and oil levels balanced and allowing us to enjoy a smooth, firm skin.
In this case, the team at Paula’s Choice have developed a moisturizer that is intended to be used on dry skin (for that, it incorporates various vegetable oils, since dry skin is characterized by its lack of oils), but of which we can all benefit. In fact, I have combination skin and I am using it daily without it being uncomfortable (although I still have to face a challenge: applying it in summer, time will tell it is suitable for the hottest days for those of us who have combination or oily skin).
The main objectives of this moisturizing cream are two: to nourish the skin in depth and provide it with a good dose of antioxidant and soothing ingredients. For this, among its ingredients it incorporates various fatty acids, ceramides, guava, chia and passion fruit extracts and various vegetable oils. Together, they create a combination of ingredients that help us deeply moisturize the skin, giving our skin the water and oil it needs to stay nourished and healthy. This moisturizer does not include perfumes or essential oils among its ingredients.
For its composition alone it seems to me a fantastic product, but I have not told you about the best part yet: its texture. It is unique and very difficult to describe, although I will try to do it so that you can have, at least, a slight idea of what it is to apply it on the skin. When you extract it from the packaging it has the appearance of a very dense and thick cream, something that at first may make you feel hesitant about it. Then, by heating it slightly between the palms of your hands, you can begin to appreciate that it becomes a much lighter product, and when applied to the face, the sensation is magnificent. It is soft, light, blends beautifully with the skin and leaves a very comfortable finish. At Paula’s Choice they call it “cloud texture”, and I think it is a perfectly accurate name.
The container they sent me from the brand is 50 ml and it’s long lasting. Keep in mind that, as I have indicated, you don’t need much product in each application, so you will squeeze those 50 ml to the maximum. With just two or three pumps you will have more than enough, although always apply the amount that your skin needs.
The result provided by this moisturizer is magnificent, effectively providing intense and deep moisturizing. I especially like it when combining it with powerful active ingredients, since the soothing ingredients in its composition help me to reduce the possible irritation caused by these active ingredients.
Would I buy this moisturizer again? Yes, definitely. I think in my case it is better for the colder months, when the skin needs deeper hydration, but this cream perfectly fits what my skin needs right now. Later I will try other moisturizers of the brand, so I hope to tell you soon how they are compared to this one.
HOW TO USE:
You can use this moisturizer interchangeably in your morning and night routines (or both), although I prefer to use it at night. Apply it after cleansing, tonic and serum (and, in the morning, finish your routine with a good sunscreen).
This graphic aims to help you understand in which part of your skincare routine you should use each product.
You don’t need to do all the steps from this routine (but you should always cleanse, moisturize and use sunscreen).
Remember it’s key to do a patch test every time you consider adding new products to your skincare routine.
What moisturizer do you use? Do you also usually use a different one in your day and night routines? Have you tried this one? Tell me in the comments!
If you liked this article and want to continue learning how to properly care for your skin, you will surely be interested in reading these others:
- Do moisturizers and makeup with SPF give you enough protection from the sun?
- COMPARISON: The best sunscreen.
Do you want to learn to take better care of your skin? You can see an index of all my informative posts here.