I don’t know about you but, if I’m going to spend $165.00 on a cream, I expect it to give me the smoothest skin I’ve ever had, get rid of my wrinkles, and make me a nice cup of tea, too. Ok, maybe the tea isn’t such a great idea just before bedtime, but you get the point. If you pay a lot, you have to get a lot in return.
On paper, Colbert MD Soothe Night does promise to give us a lot indeed. It claims to provide a healing environment for skin while calming inflammation, reverse environmental damage, and encourage skin’s natural healing process. But, can it deliver? Let’s investigate:
The bulk of the formula is nothing special. Just your usual bunch of emollients, such as squalane (which can be derived either from sharks or olive) and shea butter. That’s just what you’d expect to find in a moisturizer, and the reason why this one works so well at keeping skin soft and supple.
During the harsh and long London winter, this cream really helped my skin stay well moisturized throughout the night. When I woke up in the morning, my skin was as soft as a baby’s, and the fine lines around my eyes looked smaller.
Its texture feels very luxurious and glides smoothly on the skin as well, sinking in fast and not leaving behind any sticky feel whatsoever. So far, so good. The basics are all covered, and quite well, too. But, what about all that extra bunch of stuff this cream claims to do?
Well, when skin is well-moisturized, you could say it is in the optimal state for healing faster. And, the night cream contains a bunch of antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, and E, and green tea (all my fave antioxidants, basically) that can help fight the signs of aging caused by environmental damage, such as pollution.
But, there are a couple of catches here. First off, these antioxidants are present only in tiny amounts, so there’s only so much they can do. Then, there’s the jar packaging, which isn’t the best for keeping those antioxidants stable and effective for long. But, at least, the jar comes with a spatula, so you won’t contaminate the cream with bacteria and dirt. Hygiene first.
So, is Colbert MD Soothe Night worth the splurge? Well, I really like how luxurious this cream feels on the skin, and it certainly does a good job at moisturizing. But, for the price, it definitely should contain a higher concentration of vitamins so that we can reap their full anti-aging benefits, don’t you agree?