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A Moisturizer That Will Finally Cure Your Irritated Skin

Taking care of your skin in your late twenties is tricky. Instead of just washing it and putting a moisturizer on, you start barraging it with a bunch of new anti-aging products. And between all the acids, peels, and serums you’re trying, your skin might be literally screaming for help by showing symptoms like inflamed red skin and dry patches. If so, it’s time to switch up your moisturizer and find a really soothing one. Here’s why the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream is the moisturizer that will finally cure your irritated skin.

My skin is in a constant state of stress. On top of always agitating it by testing out new products, I have hyperpigmentation. So basically, my skin is always red, inflamed, and patchy. Regular moisturizers just don’t cut it for me. I need something that not only hydrates my dry (probably recently acid-infused) skin, but also soothes it when it feels like a raging fire has been lit inside my cheekbones (this happens more than I’d like to admit). If you suffer from the same unfortunate skin symptoms, read on to see why you need the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream in your life.

It doesn’t just hydrate.

This moisturizer goes beyond hydrating. We know, why would you ask a moisturizer to do more than, well, moisturize? But hear me out: I believe your nighttime moisturizer should not only keep your skin hydrated—it should do triple duty and also protect your skin and help relieve it of any damage. Hey, if you’re going to spend your hard-earned money on a product, you should make sure it provides you with everything you need. The Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream is like a blanket for your skin that diminishes irritation. Bonus: It also leaves your skin feeling super soft.

How does it soothe irritated skin?

Let me introduce you to your new favorite ingredient if you have blotchy, angry skin: Ceramides. They are a natural oily wax that help your skin keep water in and retain its moisture. Your skin already formulates ceramides on its own, but when it’s irritated, it might need an extra dose to get it back in balance. One of the main ingredients (close to the top of the ingredient list) in the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream is ceramide 3, meaning this cream works hard to quell redness and calm your skin down.

What other ingredients make it so special?

A really cool aspect about Klairs is that most of their products are vegan and free of filler ingredients like dyes and fragrances. This means that the company can focus on infusing their products with ingredients that actually get work done. The brand recently updated the formula and packaging of this cream (it now comes in a tube instead of a jar!), and they made sure to add way more of the moisturizing ingredients that make it great, like shea butter, lipidure, and jojaba seed oil. And on top of containing a hefty amount of ceramide 3, the cream is enriched with yeast-derived beta glucen, a calming and redness-reducing ingredient commonly used to treat eczema and dermatitis.

What does it feel and smell like when you put it on?

One of my biggest pet peeves is a heavily fragranced nighttime moisturizer, especially after I’ve put on any acids that already have a strong citrus scent. Plus, an intense floral scent doesn’t necessarily help calm me down and get me ready for bed. Thankfully, the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream has only the slightest lemony scent—it’s hardly noticeable. And putting it on is a satisfying experience. You only need a small amount and it will quickly absorb into your skin. One note: It does take a good amount of time to fully sink into your skin. After putting it on, I went hours with a slightly sticky face (I guess that’s why the name of the product contains “rich”), so it’s probably best to only use this at night.

The final word

I apply a lactic acid every other night to exfoliate and reduce fine lines and I like to apply a heavy duty moisturizer on right after because my skin instantly becomes super dry right after the acid application. The Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream went beyond adding hydration. After putting on this cream and going to bed, I woke up with insanely soft skin. Usually I just wake up with plump, hydrated skin after a good nighttime moisturizer, but with this Klairs product, I touched my cheeks and they felt literally like silk. Oh yeah, and I actually had an even skin tone, for once!

+ What do you look for in a good moisturizer? Let us know in the comments below!