Friday, November 2, 2012
a moisture fix
I ran out of my favorite winter daytime moisturizer. Like, really ran out, as you can see by the ravaged bottle on the left. This was a real disaster because I can't find Boscia products anywhere here in Madrid. Usually I stock up on this stuff when I'm in the states, but this summer I thought, come on, there's got to be decent moisturizer in Spain. Right? So now of course I had to spend days researching, reading reviews and recommendations on beautypedia (I totally trust Paula) and makeup alley, and trying out all the samples I could get my hands on. (I may have mentioned it here before: I'm a chronic researcher.) But this is a tough one, it had to have the right spf for rainy grey winter days, it had to be lightweight but still moisturizing, it had to have a natural matte finish that leaves you neither shiny nor flat, it had to be gentle and non-comedogenic for my sensitive and acne-prone skin, and it had to deal well with sweat so I could get through my morning ballet class without any weird meltdowns. That's a lot to ask.
But I found it! And in case any of you out there have similar requirements I thought you might be interested. Big thumbs up to MAC Studio Moisture Fix, it does everything I wanted, plus it smells so lovely and fresh it makes me just a wee bit happier in the mornings.