It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream ($48) is It Cosmetics first every moisturizer and first venture into the world of skincare. As soon as it launched on 12/15 I quickly placed an order for it on QVC.com as I’m a total It Girl and I had to try it for myself.
Confidence in a Cream is a moisturizer for all skin types even sensitive ones according to the brand with a formula that hydrates, restores radiance, reduces the appearance of pores, and even addresses uneven texture and discolorations.
Let’s take a look!
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream is a like for me but oh woe is me the jar packaging! Why!? On that note I will say you might want to grab a spatula from one of your other moisturizers or even purchase a batch of them off ebay.com to use so you aren’t touching the moisturizer. But even if you aren’t touching the moisturizer it still is exposed to the air each time you open it. So yeah, a tube would have much, much better packaging.
Packaging aside this is a delightful little moisturizer and I’m quite enjoying it but some aspects proved disappointing. It’s packed with some amazing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides, and other antioxidants. It apparently also contains colloidal oatmeal which approves the texture of skin.
I’m not sure how well sensitive users will do with this as it does contain orange oil and does have a fresh, citrus smell which was subtle but still there none the less. The fragrance and just the moisturizer formula on a whole reminded me of Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream but not as moisturizing. This isn’t a surprise though because many It Cosmetics products are ahead of their time for a reason, they are made in Korea and as many of us know Korea and many other Asian countries are light year’s ahead of us in terms of makeup, beauty, and skincare.
According to It it was developed by plastic surgeons and is an all around formula to aid in rejuvenating skin. You can use this as either an evening or a daily moisturizer. Personally I have drier skin at the moment, ugh winter right? I felt like it didn’t quite cut it as a night time moisturizer for me. It just wasn’t as rich and hydrating as I had hoped for. I think it works best as a daily moisturizer for me personally as it hydrates, softens, and smooths my skin and wears well under my makeup without creating shine or oil. I thought the formula, this is going to sound weird, absorbed almost a little too quickly. It’s a thicker gel-like consistency and almost immediately on contact with skin it sinks right in. That’s great right? But it somehow lacks moisturizing properties due to this quick absorption. That’s why I prefer it as a day cream as it’s nice light moisture, nothing too rich or greasy, but in the evening it isn’t quite doing a good job of “repairing” or even moisturizing my skin overnight.
There’s a quote on the It Cosmetics site from Jamie which states you’ll see visible results right away. I can’t say anything visibly happened to make me say, “WOW! My skin looks amazing!” I think it’s a rather nice, lightly hydrating facial cream but there’s nothing else going on here, that I noticed, which has me recommending you go out and immediately purchase this.
If you’re curious or you just want a moisturizer that works well under makeup I’d say It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream is a nice little addition to your skincare wardrobe. If you’re expecting visible results from this like reduction in pore size or even seeing finer lines magically disappear, well, you might be disappointed. Who knows? Over years of use it might just keep your skin looking younger but sadly, I haven’t been using it years yet so I can’t say.
For me, it was a bit of a disappointment. I think I expected it to be a moisturizer that not only hydrated well but also one that retained moisture so my duller skin would look revived. In the end, it’s just a quick absorbing moisturizer with a lot of really great ingredients that likely won’t stand up well due to the jar packaging.
I feel bad because as an It Girl I was hoping I’d love this one. I like it but I wouldn’t say I love it!
Have you tried it?
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream is available now at QVC.com.