Pay attention, everyone. I’ve found something I love even more than fancy French face oils.
Did not have the mental energy to make this look good. Use your imagination.
As a beauty addict who takes great pains to ensure a near-perfect complexion (so lazy when it comes to things like foundation and powder), I view any misbehavior on my skin’s part as a personal affront. A month ago, I started experiencing severe dryness on my cheeks and around my nose. While heavy-duty moisturizers provided temporary relief, I couldn’t seem to get rid of the flakiness no matter what I did. Eye creams didn’t work. Fougera A&D over eye creams didn’t work. Sheet masks and exfoliators didn’t work. My 100% Pure Argan Oil produced by a woman’s cooperative which shares profits among the woman of the Berber tribe in freaking Morocco didn’t work. I went into shock when that last one produced no effect. I’m sure you can imagine.
It was at that dark moment that I remembered this article, which prompted me to immediately board the bus to my nearest Target, where I made a beeline for the baby skincare section.
“Where are you going?” asked my friend, who at this point was used to me wandering off and getting lost all the time, and was probably worried that I was being my absentminded self again. But I knew exactly where I was going and what I wanted, and I let out a silent scream (yes, they do exist) of joy when I saw Mustela Bebe Stelatopia on the shelves.
At $25 ($20 online) for 6.7 fl oz, it was hardly a gamble, although said friend was visibly taken aback at the price tag.
I should mention here that I had just introduced her to moisturizer a few months ago and she was using the $10 stuff, which I didn’t even know existed wow I’m terrible.
“No, you’re looking at this all wrong. This is a good deal,” I tried to explain to her, “Price per ounce, it’s the cheapest moisturizer I’ve bought recently.”
She gave me an are you crazy look, but it went right over my head just as Stelatopia found its way into my shopping cart. After the first application, the dry patches started to diminish. A week later, they were totally gone, and my skin now feels baby-soft (when have I ever been able to resist throwing in lame puns?). The moisturizer is fragrance and paraben-free, and you can view the full ingredients list here. Best of all, it has a very light texture and sinks in quickly, which makes its hydrating prowess all the more impressive.
I can’t recommend this enough for those of you with very dry skin, or anyone who’s taken with the idea of using French baby skincare. For the rest of the range, check out Target and Nordstrom.
How much do you usually pay for moisturizer? Would you try something from Mustela Bebe? I’m eyeing the Hydra-Stick with Cold Cream for my next purchase. And is it just me, or do the French make the best skincare? I mean, I love Liz Earle, but French skincare is just so good all the time.
P.S. I know I’ve been a bit sporadic with posting and blog commenting lately, and I’m blaming it all on my midterms. Let’s pray for me to make it to spring break in one piece, shall we?