Reviewed by Steven
When Bette Midler once sang of a seed beneath the bitter snows that would bloom into a rose, she may well have been talking about the efficacy of CV Skinlabs Calming Moisture ($49 in the shop). Sans tingling sensation, a small application of this potent cream feels like a film of protection against harsh, biting winds, all the while moisturizing and calming irritation.
My dryness-prone skin is often the victim of any weathering above or below room temperature, so the protection offered by CV Skinlabs feels more like my “handy” guardian (since I used it exclusively on my hands) than a simple quick fix. I had nearly used up my entire 2 ounces in a mere two weeks! It’s safe to say I owe that to my comparatively junkie-related habit of application, due to a breakout of eczema (roughly six times a day). If you’re preparing to brave the cold in an outdoor activity or are attempting to calm irritated skin, I’d recommend a small dose of this lotion for good measure.
As enamored as I am with CV Skinlabs, my only complaint is the packaging; I wouldn’t call myself the most dexterous when it comes to my fine motor skills, so I often found myself pumping out a bit too much. As a result, a greasy texture that’s otherwise not present was produced. But should you possess better equipped phalanges and steadier nerves, I wouldn’t think twice about finding this lotion greasy.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triolein, Glyceryl Stearate, Sucrose Laurate, Squalane, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ganoderma Lucidium (Mushroom) Extract, Beta-Glucan, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil , Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Cera), Silicon Dioxide, Water (Aqua), Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Maltodextrin *Organic
CV Skinlabs Calming Moisture- reader reviewed and recommended
ProsSoothes dry skin, irritation and eczema
ConsPackaging releases too much product
Reviewed by Steven