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Member Name: helenc72
Lancome Hydrazen Neurocalm Soothing Anti-Stress Moisturising Cream
Date: 12/12/12, updated on 12/12/12 (101 review reads)
Advantages: Moisturises, absorbs easily, SPF
Disadvantages: Sometimes breaks my skin out
This moisturiser is one which comes in a heavy glass pot with a screw top lid, as pictured. I think it looks nice but my one concern with this packaging is that it may be a bit unhygienic to be constantly opening the pot, exposing the cream to the air, and putting fingers in there. I would prefer a pump dispenser. However, this is not something that is enough to really put me off.
The moisturiser itself is a very pale pink colour which is quite light in consistency but still feels thicker than some other moisturisers I use. Due to the SPF I experience a slight greasy feeling as I rub it into my skin, however it does absorb quickly without leaving any residue or oiliness. It feels pleasant and gentle to apply, not too thick and claggy, and when applying it I don't feel that it blocks my pores. However unfortunately I do find that this moisturiser is slightly too rich for me, probably due to the SPF and it has occasionally caused me to wake up with a couple of spots after using it at night. It also has a somewhat chemically scent, as it is lightly fragranced with a sort of floral scent. This may also be the cause of why it slightly irritated my skin. I could not actually feel any irritation or discomfort, but I am pretty sure the few spots I got after using this were caused by this, as it happened a few times each time I went back to using it.
Despite the SPF making it a bit too rich for me, as I often find any SPF Will slightly react on my skin, the fact it has it is an advantage in the summer time or all year round for those who do want SPF every day. It does moisturise well and leave my skin feeling soft,moisturised and in good condition.
Overall I would say its a decent but not perfect moisturiser. Personally as it is a fairly high price I won't be rushing to buy it again. Costing about £40 for 50 ml, I would really have to love this before I made it a regular purchase and actually I prefer some other much cheaper moisturisers.
Summary: A decent enough moisturiser but gave me a few spots and you can get better for much less money