I was sent the Hydrating Night Cream* from Bodisafe Beauty at the beginning of the summer, but with hot temperatures and summer humidity, I found it a little too rich for my skin at that time. I pulled it out again a few weeks ago and I've been loving it ever since!
The Hydrating Night Cream ($25 for 1.7 ounces) is a rich waterless formula with a surprisingly lightweight feel. With shea butter as the first ingredient, alongside a whole host of plant oils, I was expecting a thicker, balm-like texture, but it has more of a cream-to-oil consistency that really melts into the skin.
The ingredients are super clean and, since there's no water or water-based components, the Night Cream is free of both emulsifiers and preservatives. Jojoba oil is similar to the natural sebum our skin produces and is great for balancing oil production. Apricot kernel and avocado oils are highly penetrative, delivering moisture and fatty acids deep into the skin. Pomegranate oil offers an abundance of vitamins, antioxidants and flavonoids, great for combating skin damage and free radicals, and black cumin seed oil is known for both its reparative and acne fighting properties. The cream also includes frankincense and myrrh essential oils, both excellent for a whole host of skin issues, as well as natural fragrance, which gives it a very slight sweet scent.
I'm a big fan of the airless pump bottle too, which easily dispenses product and also keeps the cream fresh and sanitary. I only need 1/2 to 3/4 of a pump for my entire face right now, but I can see myself increasing that a little as the weather gets colder. The Night Cream doesn't sink in immediately, but, similar to an oil, if you apply it onto damp skin, it absorbs much quicker. It also tends to leave skin looking a little shiny initially, but is fully absorbed within half an hour or so, leaving skin moisturized, plump, and supple.
The Bottom Line
With a mild neutral scent, excellent ingredients and an emollient and lightweight feel, Bodisafe's Hydrating Night Cream is a great rich moisturizer, perfect for protecting the skin as we head into the colder months. For drier skin types, I imagine it would work great all year round.