With the excitement that most beauty lovers have while trying on a new eyeshadow or lipstick color, nothing gives me more pleasure than finding a good moisturizer. Maybe I’m making up for lost time, for many years thinking if I didn’t have the big bucks to shell out for top of the line moisturizers, I should just stick to the cheap stuff at the drugstore that was giving me subpar results. Now don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of affordable brands that can be a good fit for your skin. But I let the idea that I couldn’t afford the best so I should just settle hold me back from trying different brands of moisturizers.
My philosophy today is that if my skin is not healthy and moisturized, buying the best makeup in the world really won’t matter since instead of enhancing my skin, I’ll be trying to cover up all of it’s imperfections. From that perspective I’ve decided that eye cream and moisturizers are two areas that I most definitely will allow myself to splurge on. Which is why I was so delighted to discover in this month’s Birchbox that not only had I been introduced to the lavishly creamy Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Day Cream, but at $40 for a full size bottle I’d only have to make a baby size splurge once my generous sample size ran out. With ingredients like avocado oil, jojoba seed, macadamian oil, shea butter, grape oil. rose hip, and green tea the day cream was thicker than most moisturizers I tend to use but was the perfect weekend treat for my skin. I’ll definitely be using this before my next flight, after spending time in the sun this summer, and for troubled dry spots.