Thursday, December 9, 2010
The product: Diane Lai Rejuvenate moisturizer
A bit about it: Like most high-end all-natural products, Rejuvenate is on the pricy side — $45CAD for 100mL. (Comparatively, Clinique DDML is $24.80 per 100mL, and Olay Complete is $13 for the same amount.) It comes in a solidly built pump-style bottle, and the pump is wonderfully easy to control. And yah, I know that seems like a small thing, but it drives me crazy when pumps aren’t made well!
(Benefit Stay Don’t Stray, we’re looking at you.)
The feel: Strange. Very strange.
In other words… despite being so hydrating, Rejuvenate feels like a lightweight body moisturizer. It goes on thinly and sinks in almost immediately, but leave my skin almost — taught? It doesn’t feel dry (or irritated, or heavy,) but at the same time it doesn’t exactly feel moisturized.
The scent: Here’s where Rejuvenate looses points, if you ask me. It’s scented heavily with lavender, which drives me nuts! I may be alone on this, but I just can’t stand the smell of lavender. Yes, I’ve gotten used to it since I started using this moisturizer, but that definitely doesn’t mean I adore it.
But does it work? To a degree. For something this lightweight, it’s surprisingly moisturizing. I’d place it’s moisture factor… below German Nivea, but above Olay Complete (lotion) or Clinique Dramatically Different (lotion), and probably on par with Olay Complete (creme). However, do keep in mind that it’s a LOT less heavy than German Nivea or Olay Complete (creme)!
Try it if…
- You’re okay with paying a bit more for something this lightweight,
- Your skin’s dry, but not PARCHED,
- You’re looking for something without parabens, silicones, artificial fragrances or colorants… it has quite the “free of” list!
Skip it if…
- $45 for 100ml sounds like too much to you,
- Your skin is really, really dry,
- You’re okay with your moisturizer feeling a little heavier.