All throughout March there will be lots of indie skincare content coming your way here on the blog. Make sure you check out the intro post on this new series here. Last week’s installment featured my review on the new Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint with SPF 40.
Today I’m reviewing the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream, an amazing moisturizer that tickled my fancy so much that I ran out to buy a full size container before I was even done with the mini I had bought at Ulta. You know you got something good when that happens.
Let’s just get right into it!
WHAT IS THE PETER THOMAS ROTH WATER DRENCH HYALURONIC CLOUD CREAM?
Drench your skin with a liquid cloud of moisture drawn from the atmosphere. This concentrated 30% Hyaluronic Acid Complex cream provides up to 72 hours of hydration—even after cleansing. Three molecular sizes of Hyaluronic Acid, a potent hydrator that can constantly attract and retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water from moisture in the atmosphere, help replenish skin to make it appear more supple, full and smooth. Ceramides help lock in moisture while ProHyal+® helps improve hydration for healthier-looking skin. Antioxidant-rich Elderberry helps defy the look of aging. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is visibly reduced, leaving a silky, hydrated and more youthful-looking complexion. Oil-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free.
3 Molecular Sizes of Hyaluronic Acid
Help improve hydration and can attract and retain up to 1,000 times their weight in water from moisture in the air.
Naturally occurring lipids help to moisturize the look of skin and lock in moisture.
Potent hydrator binds to skin to help provide up to 72 hours of hydration—even after cleansing.
A NOTE ON SKIN TYPE AND USE
My skin type is dry, dry, dry. I can’t emphasize this enough. I’m prone to a lot of flakiness, itchiness, and tightness if I don’t moisturize properly every day. I also will occasionally get small eczema flare-up’s, but by no means is it severe.
I use the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream in my P.M. routine – after I apply my serum (currently I’m using this one from Neutrogena), and before I apply my oil (currently I’m using this one from The Ordinary). I use a really generous amount of the stuff, and dab large blobs on my forehead, nose, chin and cheeks before massaging in with my hands.
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MY THOUGHTS ON PACKAGING
This is packaged in a lightweight, plastic tub as opposed to a pump or bottle. I know people are divided on whether they like tubs or pumps better; pumps being more hygienic. Honestly I don’t mind either way. I always thoroughly wash my hands before touching my face anyway, so I have confidence that when I stick my finger in the cream I’m not spreading bacteria all in there. But if you’re totally partial to pumps, you won’t like the packaging here.
The tub is textured with fake little water droplets, which is a cute little touch.
RATING: 5 / 5 ⭐️
MY THOUGHTS ON CONSISTENCY / APPLICATION
The consistency here reminds me a bit of either the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator or even the Belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb. What I mean is that it’s somewhere between a thick cream and lighter gel, if that makes sense. It’s certainly in no way as thick as the La Mer Moisturizing Cream, if you’ve ever used that for example.
Honestly I knew I would love this product from the first time I applied it to my face. I literally went “ohhhh” when it first touched my skin! I’m telling you, there’s a velvety quality to this cream that I’ve never really experienced before. You can’t really feel it when you simply pinch the product between your fingers; you need to apply it. Get your hands on one of the mini’s from Sephora to see what I mean, or try to get a sample from a salesperson. I haven’t noticed any weird pilling when I apply this cream over my serum, and my oil layers very nicely over top.
RATING: 5 / 5 ⭐️
MY THOUGHTS ON ABSORPTION / FINISH
Depending on how much product you apply – I apply a lot as I mentioned above – this moderately-thick cream can take a good 2-3 minutes to fully absorb into the skin. It makes my skin feel wonderfully plump, soft and hydrated, plus it leaves a beautiful glow behind for a few minutes.
This has a 72-hour claim – just the like Clinique Moisture Surge does – wherein moisture is locked into the skin for up to three days thanks to the different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid. I’m not sure if that’s something that can actually be felt in the skin by touch, considering we wash ourselves and reapply product within that time-frame anyway. Regardless I can assure you that right after application and even in the morning, my skin feels lovely after using this.
RATING: 5 / 5 ⭐️
MY THOUGHTS ON PRICE
You get 50 mL of product for a cool $52.00. It’s pricey folks, I ain’t going to lie. But I absolutely love this cream’s unique texture, and it’s unlike anything I’ve felt on my skin before (bold claim, I know). Personally I’d pay for it again just for that. When you find something unique, grab hold of it I say! But if you want a really hydrating, yet lightweight moisturizer that’s not as pricey, go with the Clinique Moisture Surge; it will forever be one of my favorites.
RATING: 4 / 5 ⭐️
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There’s not much else to say: I really love the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream and love slathering it all over my face! I had written in an earlier post that I was thinking of buying a larger tub of the extremely overpriced La Mer Moisturizing Cream – not anymore, people. This is my new love and it’s so much cheaper!
Have you tried this cream or anything from Peter Thomas Roth? I’d love to know!