Friday, 18 October 2013

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream / Review

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream

Hello lovelies and Happy Friday! You have no idea how relieved I am that the weekend is right around the corner; I definitely need to take some rest. I’ve been feeling so drained and exhausted recently and it might be because of the weather changing but now all I want is two quiet days spent with my loved ones! :) On days like that I don’t tend to wear much (if any) makeup but I like to treat myself to a nice skincare pamper. For me, the most essential step of these little sessions is providing my skin with enough moisture. Be it intense hydrating masks or very rich facial creams – I adore them all and I love the feeling of well-hydrated, firm skin. One of the products I always reach for when I want to ‘inject’ some moisture into my skin is this Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream ($40 / £27,50).

When I posted my review of the Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream (here) I noticed that not a lot of people are familiar with Benefit’s skincare range, which surprised me because I’ve always thought that their products are rather well known and a lot of you use them? Anyway, my point being is that Benefit not only have outstanding makeup line but they know what they are doing on the skincare field as well. The very first product I tried from them was actually their Total Moisture cream, which I still adore to this day. I’ve gone through four or five mini jars and as soon as I run out I will head out the door and finally purchase the full size one. It’s love!

Enough ramble, I promise; now let’s discuss the packaging! Benefit never disappoint with their design do they? I have no words to tell you how absolutely gorgeous and lovely I find this little jar of perfection. It has such special apothecary feel to it and it’s so luxurious and eye-catching that even looking at it makes me wanna moisturize haha. The jar is made of very sturdy, high quality glass, which adds to the whole fancy vibe and I also love the little ornaments, which make the packaging even prettier. The Total Moisture cream also smells divine! It has such clean, fresh scent, which reminds me of cucumbers, yum! It is by no means overpowering and the smell doesn’t linger on your face so if you’re not a fan of scented products – don’t worry! Even if you’re not looking for a new cream, please go give this one a sniff – it’s so so good! :)

Now for the actual properties of Total Moisture - well, it says it all really – it gives your skin total moisture. This cream is specially designed to give ‘concentrated immediate & long-term hydration’ and I think it’s safe to say that it does exactly that for my skin. It literally injects moisture into it and I can feel that my skin is deeply hydrated and the tightness is gone. Total Moisture is enriched with mango butter, which is a famous plant-based emollient know for its highly moisturizing properties. The cream also has tri-radiance complex that helps develop skin’s reserves of water and reinforces its moisture barrier. Sounds great but I can assure you – it feels even better after you use it! :) As the cream is quite rich and concentrated, I like to use it once or twice a week and to be honest this is more that enough for my normal skin. What I do is apply a thin layer all over my face and neck and go to bed. When I wake up in the morning my skin feels so soft and smooth and any dry patches I may have on my cheeks are long gone. My skin looks really radiant and healthy and I’ve also noticed that my skin tone is a bit more even, which is a massive bonus. As I’ve mentioned earlier, Total Moisture is very rich and is thick in consistency. A little goes a long way with this product and you definitely don’t need a lot. The cream absorbs very quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave oily residue or stickiness on my skin, which is brilliant! According to Benefit, the moisturizer is great for people with normal to dry skin. I also wanted to mention that Total Moisture has never broken me out and a friend of mine with acme prone skin love it too, so hopefully it would be great for you as well. :)

So want to kiss your dry, flaky skin a big fat goodbye? If yes, then Total Moisture is your best bet in my opinion. It provides the skin with intense hydration, leaving it feel really soft and smooth. On top of that, it gives me a nice healthy glow, which is vital for me especially now that we’re headed to winter when my skin tends to look very dull and lifeless. This moisturizer is a definite winner for me and I honestly cannot recommend it enough! <3

Have you tried Total Moisture before? Which is your favorite Benefit skincare product? How do you keep your skin well hydrated during the colder months?

Have a great weekend sweets!
Lots of love,


  1. This is one of my holy grail products, I absolutely love it. So glad you do too :) x

  2. I've never really given benefit skincare much thought, but it sounds like I should :) I'm trying to banish some odd dry patches at the moment so this one really interests me. Even some of the really rich kiehls moisturisers haven't been doing the trick!

  3. I have combination skin, and since my cheeks can get really dry sometimes I use this every night before bed. It's definitely too heavy for day use, but I like how it doesn't make my face feel oily or greasy when I put it on. It hasn't broken me out either, and I have acne prone skin, so this is my favorite night moisturizer so far!

  4. Might have to give this a try now!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

  5. I've always over looked benefits skin care although i'm really disappointed that i did! I've got some pesky dry patches on my cheeks now its getting colder so i need a more hydrating moisturizer. I'll be sure to check out benefits skin care when i'm next in store!
    Sam X
    Lipstick & lectures

  6. I've always bypassed Benefit skincare, normally too engrossed in the makeup! This sounds perfect for my skin type though so I'll be trying this out for sure!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  7. I've always wondered about this product! I might check it out for this winter because my normally oily skin is already becoming dry!

    Ivy xx
    Style Life Lovely

  8. I've tried a sample size of this and LOVED it!! I'm totally planning on getting it once my Clinique one is finished =D

    Wish you a good relaxing weekend!

    The Austrian Rose

  9. I only had a sample of this but totally fell in love with the way my dry skin felt afterwards which was totally hydrated. I think as a treat I will pick this up and the Potent Eye Cream since I've heard so much good things about it and can use all the moisture I can get with the weather change! But until then, I'll keep using my Japanese Kracie Moistage to keep it hydrated and my Korean facial sheet masks (they work wonders =P).


  10. I've never actually tried any benefit skincare but I really want to get some so this one will definitely be on the list! Do you reckon it is thick enough for the winter months??


  11. I love this :) my skin feels amazing whenever I use it xx

    D Is For...

  12. Can you read my mind? Just yesterday I was thinking about buying this and now this mega review. Well, that must be destiny, haha.
    Perhaps this is really a good idea because I love my winter moisturiser but on some days, especially when I'm at home with no make up and I want to give my skin a little treat, I'm not sure it is moisturising enough. Curious about this baby now!


  13. Sounds great! awesome review xoxo

    Emily ⎜

  14. This sounds amazing but it's so pricey! I might see if I can test this out at a Benefit counter.

  15. I own this and it's wonderful for a night cream! It feels so luxurious putting it on!
    Lovely Notions

  16. I told you it was fabulous! Remember you commenting on my blog about it!


  17. Sounds very very good and i hope it is............

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