Friday, May 09, 2014

***REVIEW*** Barielle Moisturizing Day Cream

Barielle Moisturizing Day Cream (with "Resveratrol") is a very reasonably priced product that I found at Sally Beauty Supply.

At first I thought that resveratrol was just a made-up word that was slapped on the jar to make me think this stuff just must be good for my skin. Man! I was floored when I saw that it is an actual, um, something. Specifically:
a stilbenoid, a type of natural phenol, and a phytoalexin produced naturally by several plants when under attack by pathogens such as bacteria or fungi.
I guess now would be the time for me to learn to pronounce it correctly instead of as "reverse-a-troll"! 

In addition to the fact that this cream is cheaper ($10.99) than those of other brands I've used (Avon, Clarins, etc.), it's pretty good stuff. It's better than the Correctionist* that I first chose when I was at Sally's recently, but not as good as the No7 by Boots*. The Correctionist was a couple dollars more ($12)  in price and the No7 was more expensive by half ($22), so...

As to how well this cream works, I have to say that is is very moisturizing without being heavy or "sticky." My skin right now is at a very dry stage (adjusting to summer weather), so this is good. If you have less dry - or combination - skin, I suggest trying one of the other Barielle face creams

day, night, eye, skin polish - oh my!

They have a bunch of skin care products. For this one though:

  • Price is excellent for the 1.5oz/42.5mL jar ($12 online)
  • Shea butter is one of the ingredients
  • While "fragrance" is listed on ingredients, I barely noticed any scent
  • Because the cream is very rich, it takes just a little to apply to whole face
  • There was no visible shine to my skin after applying
  • No sunscreen
  • Jar was not as full as I expected (settling issues, maybe?)
  • The brand is not one I've seen locally anywhere else except at Sally's
Now, I didn't exactly read the entire Wiki on resveratrol, but I did notice the note about it's effect on the skin:
The oxidative stress induced by ultraviolet radiation is one of the main causes for premature skin ageing. The photoprotective effects of several polyphenols known for their antioxidant properties, including resveratrol, have been investigated in silico and in topical application conditions.
That's a plus, I suppose - now that I even know about the stuff! Apparently, there are even supplements you can consume. Who knew about all this? WebMD has information on the supplements, by the way.


* I will be posting reviews on Correctives and No7 soon.