Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich Review

If you’ve been reading Wake Up For Makeup for any amount of time, you probably already know 2 key things:

  1. I have dry skin.
  2. 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.

Key Ingredients 7/10
  • 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
  • Squalane-hydrator
  • Lavender Oil
From an anti-aging perspective, this contains boswellia and peptides but both are quite low on the list. From an allergy perspective, this contains lavender oil and some are sensitive to that so I was surprised to see that.

Texture 10/10
She THICC. I love a fatty, thick and buttery face cream and this fits the bill. You’ll want to slather this on a bagel but don’t.

Packaging 7/10

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.
I dislike that it’s a jar because every time you open it, you introduce air and your possibly unclean fingers. Ideally, this would be in a tube. If nothing else, an included spatula would at least discourage grubby fingers.

Value 8/10

$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.

Results 8/10

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.

PROS
  • Nice price point
  • Paraben-free, cruelty free, fragrance free
  • Clean, recognizable ingredients
  • Fully hydrates without heaviness
CONS
  • 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.

Overall Score
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.

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Thank you so much for reading!

 

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