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01/23/2014 01:21 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Sephora Instant Moisturizer Is An Instant Skin Quencher

I've been drowning myself these days by drinking tons of water to help keep my skin hydrated, but it just isn't enough. I grimace whenever I look into the mirror and see cracked, flaky skin looking back at me. And my eyebrow threading lady rolls her eyes as I lie back in her chair before saying for the millionth time, "Your skin is so dry."

Obviously, I needed to step up my moisturizing efforts. So when the Sephora Instant Moisturizer landed on my desk, I twisted the top off and got to slathering it on.

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Sephora Instant Moisturizer $22. Available at Sephora stores.

At first glance, the moisturizer looked thick and heavy in the glass jar. However, I was shocked at its lightweight texture. Because my skin skews on the sensitive side, the cream's paraben-and-oil-free formula blended with moisturizing ingredients like white tea extract and vitamin E also made it appealing.

It only took a quarter-size amount of the Sephora Instant Moisturizer to cover my entire face. I could immediately feel and see how it locked in much-needed moisture. The finish was quite smooth and my complexion did appear brighter over my two weeks of use. However, I did use tinted BB cream or liquid foundation to bring a bit of color back into my face.

Rating: 4 out of 5. Dry skin be damned with this moisturizer.

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