The name says it all: Polaar Eternal Snow Cream really feels like snow. Fluffy and airy to the touch, it melts like water when you apply it on your skin.
It’s the coolest texture I’ve come across in a long, long time. But is that alone enough to justify the splurge? Let’s find out:
Key Ingredients In Polaar Eternal Snow Cream
Glycerin To Hydrate Skin
Like all the best creams, Polaar Eternal Snow Cream has a huge dollop of glycerin, a powerful humectant.
Hume… what?! Humectant is a fancy way of calling ingredients that attract water from the environment into the skin and bind it there.
Your skin then uses the extra moisture for all kinds of things, like plumping fine lines and wrinkles so they look smaller; giving your complexion a glassy glow; and softening its texture.
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Grape Seed Oil To Seal In Moisture
It’s not enough to add moisture to the skin. You also need to seal it in, so it doesn’t evaporate straight out again.
That’s where Grape Seed Oil comes in. Like most oils, Grape Seed Oil is loaded with moisturising fatty acids that strengthen your skin’s barrier, keeping your skin soft and hydrated for hours.
Plus, this oil is loaded with phenols, the same antioxidants found in wine. They help fight premature wrinkles, reduce sun damage and soothe irritations.
Impressive, isn’t it?
Related: Is There A Difference Between Hydrating And Moisturizing?
Artic Flowers To Fight Wrinkles
Polaar Eternal Snow Cream uses stem cells from the Nunatak Flower, a rare flower that managed to survive the last Ice Age in the Alps. No doubt about it, this stuff is pretty resilient!
Because it was continually exposed to low temperatures and lots of UV radiation, this plant had to develop effective repair mechanisms to thrive.
The manufacturer claims that putting this stuff on your skin can somehow fortify your skin and make it firmer.
The truth is a little different: plant stem cells don’t retain the unique repair mechanisms of the plant they come from. And even if they did, how could a plant stem cell repair human skin? The plant adapted to repair itself, not us!
But that doesn’t make stem cells useless. In skincare, they simply acts as antioxidants. They fight free radicals and reduce UV-induced inflammation.
Related: The Truth About Stem Cells: Do They Really Work?
Let’s Put It To The Test: Personal Use & Opinion
I’ve already mentioned how much I love the texture of Polaar Eternal Snow Cream. It’s fluffy like snow, lightweight like water and springy like jelly.
It sinks quickly into my skin without leaving any greasy residue behind. Surprisingly (I’d never have guessed from such a light texture!), it does a wonderful job at moisturizing every area of my skin.
As I get older, my combination skin is getting drier every year. But around the t-zone (particularly the forehead), it still produces too much oil and shine.
This cream was nourishing enough for my drier patches and didn’t aggravate the shine and oil on my t-zone. If you have combo skin and are struggling to find a cream that keeps every area happy, I think you’ll like this.
Straight after application, my skin looks so soft, plump and hydrated. Just what you’d expect from a moisturiser.
What about its anti-aging properties? The cream doesn’t have too many antioxidants, but every little bit helps. Just make sure to close that lid tight quickly after scooping the product out. Light and air can make antioxidants degrade faster.
One more thing: Polaar Eternal Snow Cream has a subtle soapy, slight floral texture. It’s pretty inoffensive, but if you have sensitive skin, do a patch test first. Any fragrance has the potential to irritate you.
Available at: £42.00 at Look Fantastic
Have you tried Polaar Eternal Snow Cream? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Ingredients: aqua (water), glycerin, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, glyceryl stearate se, pentaerythrityl distearate, hydroxystearic/linolenic/oleic polyglycerides, polymethyl methacrylate, saponaria pumila callus culture extract, sodium polyacrylate starch, isomalt, chlorphenesin, phenylpropanol, propanediol, caprylyl glycol, xanthan gum, parfum (fragrance), benzyl salicylate, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil, limonene, linalool, alpha-isomethyl ionone, geraniol, lecithin, coumarin