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Caring for your skin should be a fairly simple endeavor. Most derms will tell you that keeping your complexion healthy really only requires a cleanser, an antioxidant, a retinoid, a moisturizer, and an SPF, which means that there’s no need to dedicate an hour of your day to a 25-step routine. But for many of us, even finding time to commit to a five-product regimen can often feel like a challenge, which is why Spectacle Skin’s do-it-all moisturizer is here to give you nearly everything your skin needs in a single application.
Unlike your standard moisturizer, this formula does a whole lot more than just hydrate and protect your skin. Though it comes in a cream format, thanks to its high concentration of active ingredients, it functions more like a serum as far as what it can do. With a stacked roster of actives, it condenses the recommended antioxidant, retinoid, and moisturizing steps of your routine into a single formula.
The ingredient list is like a “who’s who” of the skin-care world—all the superstars are in attendance. It’s got ceramides and safflower seed oleosomes to strengthen the skin barrier, peptides and copper amino acids to stimulate collagen, niacinamide to even out skin tone and texture, gently exfoliating acids to combat dullness, hyaluronic acid and squalane for hydration, and an encapsulated retinoid complex, which basically helps with every skin concern you can think of. Together, these ingredients brighten, nourish, hydrate, and protect skin while also doing away with discoloration and wrinkles. And really, what more do you need?
The cream has a light-yet-nourishing texture, and—in addition to the long-term benefits it provides—melts easily into skin to provide an instant, dewy radiance. Because of this, it’s great for layering under your makeup during the day, and can seamlessly take the place of a primer (another step, slashed!). Though the formula is light, it’s also ultra nourishing, so it deserves an equally important spot in your p.m. routine, too. No matter what time of day you’re using it, simply apply it to clean skin—no other serums necessary—and watch it work its magic both instantly and over time. (Just keep in mind that the cream doesn’t have SPF, so you’ll need to apply that separately.)
At $104 a pop, it isn’t exactly a “budget buy.” But considering the space it will help you make in your skin-care cabinet—and your schedule—it’s a worthy one, indeed.
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