If you’ve been reading Wake Up For Makeup for any amount of time, you probably already know 2 key things:
- I have dry skin.
- I love Glossier.
Those were both contributing factors to me trying out the Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich. What you may also know is that I live in the Midwest, where winters can mean below zero temps, hot showers and running the he at nonstop with a serious drop in humidity. This winter has been all of those things thus the perfect time to test drive Glossier’s richer, more intensely-hydrating moisturizer.
- Red Algae Complex-hydrator, anti-aging
- Ceramides 3 & 6-reinforce moisture barrier
- 5 Fatty Acids, Kukui Oil-lock in moisture
- Anti-Redness Complex-soothes
- Oxygenating Agent-texture and tone
- Murumuru Butter-combined with shea
- Lavender Oil
There are things I like and dislike about the Priming Moisturizer Rich packaging.
I like that it’s a sturdy, plastic jar because you won’t have the dreaded drop and shatter on bathroom tile and it travels well. I know that some may not like that it’s plastic vs. glass though.
$35 for 1.7 oz. is reasonable for a day or night cream. I scored this an 8 because I can’t exactly say it’s a steal considering there are no advanced anti-aging ingredients in it, but certainly some preventive ones.
This fully hydrates and primes my dry skin really nicely for makeup. I feel like it does just what it says without anything extra or earth-shattering.
- Nice price point
- Paraben-free, cruelty free, fragrance free
- Clean, recognizable ingredients
- Fully hydrates without heaviness
- Jar packaging. I would prefer a tube like that of the original Glossier Priming Moisturizer but I suspect the thick texture may not lend well to that.
- Lavender oil-some are sensitive to this ingredient or simply don’t prefer the scent of it.
- Silicone-some may prefer to use silicone-free products. I personally have zero issues with silicones in my skincare or makeup but I know this is a concern for some.
Out of a possible 50 points, the Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich scored 40 or 80%.
Do I recommend Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich?
For my dry skin friends with no sensitivities to lavender, this is a nice face cream at a solid price point. Winter would be a great time to try it.
If you aren’t a fan of thick creams and/or have more normal to combo skin, you’d probably prefer the original Glossier Priming Moisturizer, which I’ve reviewed here.