I don’t know where to begin to tell you about this moisturiser I recently discovered from NARS. The thing is, I was getting tired of my Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief. To its credit, the Clinique moisturiser has been my Holy Grail for years and I haven’t switched moisturisers ever since I got started on my first pot. But then I got fickle and tired of always using the same product. There must be at least another one out there that will not break me out!
And so, when I saw that the NARS AQUA GEL LUMINOUS OIL-FREE MOISTURISER had no alcohol in it (I’m allergic to alcohol on the skin) and that its texture was very similar to the Clinique one, I decided to get a jar to try out. And boy am I glad I did.
This product contains no alcohol, synthetic fragrance, parabens and oils. That said, it still has a light scent, which I adore because it makes me feel pampered when I’m applying it at night. I don’t really use this in the day because the climate in Singapore really is too humid for anything other than eye cream and a slight dab of pimple cream. I’m not kidding – there are days when all our clothes, bedsheets and anything made of cloth feel damp to the touch just by existing.
I love the packaging – the hardy, shimmery, ivory-coloured case with its screw-on cap. I did drop it once though, and it made a small chip on one of the corners but it was nothing serious. You can’t even tell in the photos that it’s suffered a fall.
I don’t know if this gel moisturiser has helped with wrinkles or fine lines but because it’s so light I wouldn’t recommend it as a standalone night anti-aging moisturiser. It isn’t sticky or heavy and is absorbed well into the skin. I’d recommend this if you’re looking for a basic day moisturiser for your slightly dehydrated skin. Overall, it’s a product I would repurchase. I know it’s expensive but I’ve learnt from experience not to trust drugstore skincare products, even if they’ve worked really well on others.
You can get yours from Nordstrom here.
Love the skin you’re in,