Here’s the thing you don’t always hear a lot. Beauty editors aren’t always playing around with beautiful glass jars filled with whipped salves and perfumed concoctions. Truth be told, some products just aren’t sexy. And nowhere is that truer than the world of skincare. Some things just don’t boast lovely scents (ie. roses from Morocco), aren’t housed in pretty jars and have the visual appeal of a butter knife. But here’s the thing with those kinds of products. Sometimes, they’re actually the best kind and deliver exactly what they say they’re going to deliver.
That’s the case with NeoStrata’s Night Repair Cream. As far as packaging goes, it’s pretty no frills, but looking enticing is not the end goal here—it’s getting results. Its main ingredients are glycolic acid (a wonder exfoliant) and Magnalys (a vitamin- and amino acid-rich natural extract). There are no elaborate instructions (you apply it nightly). But the results beat the lack of sensorial elements. I swear by this night cream, which has left me fresher, brighter and more even-toned. If I receive compliments on my skin, I’m quick to give credit where it’s due.
So if you’re a product snob, here’s my plea to you: that other primped-up product over there might be peacocking for you to pick it up, but sometimes, it’s the Plain Jane cream that is really what you need. Your skin will thank you.