As a graphic designer in my former life, I’m a sucker for clean, modern design and good fonts. When A Complete Skincare reached out asking if I’d like to try their skincare, I was impressed by the packaging alone. I’d never heard of the brand and I’m always excited to learn more about brands not yet on my radar.
For a little background, A Complete is a cruelty-free, paraben-free, anti-aging skincare line made in Spain. They have broken skincare into a 5-part system called the 3-minute 5-step youth preserve routine. It contains a cleanser, serum, eye cream, oral supplement and moisturizer. A portion of A Complete’s process are donated to women’s empowerment initiatives.
What I Tried
Facial Youth Moisturizing Cream
I love the rubbery feel of the plastic jar. Not only will this not shatter like glass if dropped, the rubber texture gives it some grippiness.
The jar is 1.7 oz. and retails for $48.00. The cream is incredibly dense and goes a long way. I would rate this a good value for the quantity and ingredients.
The texture is thicker than a bowl of oatmeal. So thick, in fact, that it reminds me of the Dairy Queen blizzard commercial where they have to turn it upside down to prove it won’t come out. And by the way, they really do that. I can tell they hate doing it, but they do. I have very dry skin so I always appreciate a rich cream, especially for night.
While this contains various proprietary ingredients, it also has many tried- and true hydrators like glycerin, shea butter, sodium hyaluronate and anti-aging peptides. The most interesting ingredient is definitely Argireline peptide solution C, described as basically the non-toxic version of Botox (say what?) It claims to soften wrinkles by 17% in 15 days.
What I liked
I loved the rich, heavy texture. I’ve been battling eczema and I need all the heavy duty hydrators I can get. It hydrates fully and completely. I think this will be especially great for fall and winter when my dry skin gets drier. I have suspected that shea butter makes me break out but this contains it and I’ve been breakout-free so far.
I didn’t like
I wish it didn’t contain fragrance, or maybe just a different one. It’s nothing offensive though. The jar packaging feels a little less sanitary but it’s so thick, I honestly don’t think it could be dispensed via pump. I’ve kept the little clear lid under the main lid on it so it stays fresher hopefully.
For a paraben-free, cruelty-free night cream, this is really nice. It’s going to be best for those with dry to very dry skin. Oily types will likely find it too heavy, especially for day time use.
- Do I recommend A Complete Facial Youth Moisturizing Cream? Yes.
This post was sponsored by A Complete Skincare. All opinions expressed are my own.