I love beauty boxes like GlossyBox. They give us beauty addicts the chance to try new stuff all the time without breaking the bank.
I know I discovered a few gems this way. But, sometimes, you get a stuck with a dud. For me, that’s Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Night Cream. Here’s why it didn’t work for me:
What’s In Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Night Cream?
Dry skin loves shea butter. It’s one of the most moisturising things on this planet.
Derived from the nut of the Shea tree, shea butter is rich in both moisturising fatty acid (oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, and linolenic acid) and antioxidants.
It’s the fatty acids that give it its incredible moisturising properties. They create a barrier on the skin that slows down water loss, helping to keep skin hydrated for up to 8 hours… and beyond.
The catch? It’s a bit too moisturizing for oily skin. It gives the cream a thick texture that your skin type can’t stand.
Related: Dry Skin? Here’s Why You Should Add Shea Butter To Your Skincare Routine
Shea butter traps moisture into the skin. But what if your skin doesn’t have enough moisture in the first place?
That’s where hyaluronic acid comes in. It attracts moisture from the air and binds it into your skin. It’s so powerful, it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water!
All that moisture makes your skin very happy: it plumps it up, so fine lines and wrinkles look smaller; makes it softer to the touch; and gives it a dewy glow.
P.S. Hyaluronic acid isn’t the only moisture magnet in Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Night Cream. Glycerin does the same job – but on a smaller scale.
Related: Why You Should Add Hyaluronic Acid To Your Skincare Routine, No Matter Your Skin Type
I only had to take a look at the ingredient list to know that Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Night Cream would break me out – despite the brand claiming this stuff is non-comedogenic. *roll*
The culprit is Isopropyl Palmitate. It’s an emollient and thickener: it makes skin softer and gives more body to textures.
Here’s where things get trick. There is no scientific proof that Isopropyl Palmitate is comedogenic (because proper studies haven’t been done!). But EVERY SINGLE TIME I put it on my face, it gives me a horrible breakout. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
FYI, that doesn’t mean it’ll break you out, too. Dry skin types will probably be safe. Combination (like me), oily or acne-prone skin types are more at risk.
Related: What Skincare Ingredients Are Comedogenic?
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Night Cream has a very rich and thick texture that spreads easily.
It has an unpleasant scent, but I can’t pinpoint exactly what it smells like. At least it’s not too strong and fades away quickly.
How To Use It
It’s the last step of your evening skincare routine.
Performance & Personal Opinion
A few days after I’ve started using Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Night Cream, my skin became very soft and slightly plumper, which in turn made my fine lines look a little smaller.
The effects are only temporary. The extra moisture the cream gives your skin plumps it up. But, as the hours go by, the moisturising effect fades away, leaving your fine lines as deep as before.
Does that mean the cream doesn’t work? I wouldn’t say that. Your skin needs plenty of moisture to stay healthy and soft, and this cream provides it in spades.
Plus, who doesn’t want to reduce wrinkles, even if just for a few hours? But, if anti-aging is a concern for you, use the cream together with a retinol serum. That can fade away fine lines in the long run.
But retinol is harsh and takes its time to work. Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Night Cream is so moisturising, it’ll help your skin better tolerate it and make it look younger in the short run.
In other words, this way you’re getting the best of both worlds. If you have dry skin, that is. Other skin types, avoid it. This stuff will just break you out.
Who Is This For?
Who Is This Not For?
Oily and acne-prone skin types. It’ll make you breakout.
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Night Cream is housed in a jar. I’m usually not a fan because light and air degrade antioxidants, making them go bad sooner. But this cream doesn’t have any, so the jar packaging isn’t an issue.
Does Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Night Cream Live Up To Its Claims?
|Anti-ageing night cream for all skin types.||It’s not anti-aging and it’s suitable for dry skin only.|
|An effective cream that plumps up the appearance of even the deepest wrinkles and supports overnight regeneration.||It definitely plumps up wrinkles, a trick that makes them look smaller. “Supports overnight regeneration” is a vague claim that means nothing.|
Price & Availability
£21.00 at Escentual and Feel Unique
Do You Need It?
If you’re looking for a rich moisturizer that can hydrate skin and make your wrinkles look smaller for a few hours, this will do the job. Just don’t expect anything more than that.
Dupes & Alternatives
- CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion ($15.99)
- Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron Intense Moisture Lotion ($24.99)
Aqua, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Isopropyl Palmitate, Panthenol, Caprylic-Capric-Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Octyldodecanol, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja Germ Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates-C10-30-Alkyl-Acrylate-Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Trisodium EDTA, 1-2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum