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benefit total moisture review

I’m here to review Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream, a product I’ve been using for about a month. I got it a sample size and definitely would splurge on a full size – it’s just that good.benefit total moisture facial cream review | as GOLD as it gets

I have a skin condition called seborrhea. It’s really common but occurs more often in men than in women and when you have a flare it makes your skin super flakey and seem like its overly dry when its really not. ¬†You also get it all over your head, it’s the same thing as when infants get “cradle cap”, its just how your body reacts to a certain yeast. But that doesn’t matter for this review…

I’m sure there are thousands of other women out there dealing with the same problem but no one talks about it. I hate the smells of the sulfur and creams that the dermatologist prescribes¬†me so I’ve been on the hunt for something better and I’m really loving Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream. It’s obviously not as strong as medicated creams but it smells gorgeous with a perfumey smell – think floral but kind fresh and soapy. It definitely smells more high end than drugstore.

benefit total moisture facial cream review | as GOLD as it gets

This works so nicely on me. I put it on before my primer and it really quenches all my dry patches. Seborrhea is largely flakey around your forehead, hairline and eyebrows. I can also tap it on during the day if I’m noticing I’m a little flakey – it doesn’t mess with my makeup.

If I have a big flare, especially in winter, I will need to use medicated creams to try to reduce it. But this is a great alternative for the meantime. I could also see this being hugely helpful to women with dry skin. It is super creamy and non-greasy. If you have normal to oily skin I would definitely use sparingly as it could make you more oily – it just has that much moisture!

Have you tried this? Do you have a favorite moisturizer?