February 7, 2012

Sephora Head To Toe Hydrator Review & Swatches

Imma tell you, I just recently (maybe the past five years or so) got my sister to stop using body cream on her face. Seriously. Really. Honest truth.

I won’t tell you her age but she looks blooming incredible you’d probably never guess how old she was. Maybe that body cream was working…!

Obviously she and Sephora know something I don’t because they both highly suggest body cream for your face.

Mmhmmm…true story.


So in typical winter fashion I always have a runny nose and I’m blowing it often thus creating some seriously dry, patchy skin around my nose and inner cheek area. I’ve had a dickens of a time easing this dryness. Exfoliation, expensive lotions and potions, you name it and I can’t rid myself of those patchy areas. I guess I’m just blowing the area raw…that sound incredibly odd doesn’t it and perhaps a bit perverse as well.

Out of sheer curiosity I tried out Sephora Head To Toe Hydrator recently. Yes, as in head to toe…as in you can use it on your face, knees, arms, legs, feet….head to toe. And they even suggest on your hair! Crikey! Are they mad?

I dunno how I feel about a facial moisturizer come body cream all in one do-dad. Do I really want to use my body cream on my face and my face cream on my body?

Eh…weirder things have happened in my beauty world.

This multitasking moisturizer has a soft, lightweight feel. It absorbs in a snap, I mean it, a snap! Gone! It’s like my skin is a sponge, it absorbs so easily. I was a little worried about a body cream being to rich for my face but it’s not greasy, oily, or too rich. It leaves behind smooth, gently moisturized skin. Best part? It eased those patchy areas around my nose and cheeks within two days of use. Nice!

You’re not limited to your face. You can use it on your body…hands, knees, other dry areas as well as the tips of your hair for added moisture and taming “da” frizz. It includes something called HydroSenn+, which is a natural ingredient proven to deliver immediate and long-lasting hydration more effectively than hyaluronic acid. Mmm I’m not sure if its effective as hyaluronic acid since I typical see long term results with it but this I noticed I need to be diligent with application less my skin slip back into dehydration mode. It’s formulated without parabens as well.

It’s delicately scented but I can’t pinpoint the exact scent. It’s kinda that typical fresh body lotion scent. I actually like it for my body but it was a bit too strong around my face so if you’re a bit sensitive you might want to check it out in store prior. In regards, to sensitivities, Sephora says it’s suitable for all skin types including sensitive ones, it’s just the scent that might prove irritating to such a skin type.

Overall, for lazy days, this is a nice moisturizer. I wouldn’t use it as a staple moisturizer for my face but it’s super travel friendly (if you don’t want to carry a ton of products with you on a trip or for a night over at a friend’s or boyfriend’s) and it moisturizes quickly and easily. I can see myself using a bit of this on the weekends with my SPF in place and a little cheek stain. Quick, easy, and effective at easing dryness and creating a fresh, hydrated face (and body).

I liked it, alot.

At $14, it’s worth a pick up.

Muse Approved for purchase.

Available now at Sephora and Sephora.com.

What do you think of a multitasking moisturizer?

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Cosmetics Aficionado

    I may have to try this. I have acne prone skin, and something I can use on my face AND hands sounds intriguing.

  • Cj

    I don’t like admitting this but before I really got into skincare and makeup, I used to use my shampoo as face wash x__x I’d wash my hair and then my face with the foam :X And that’s it too, no toner, no moisturizer, no nothing. It’s so embarrassing looking back lol.

  • Lulubelle

    HydroSenn+? Well, I see it’s “plant derived”, but found nothing more specific than that. It seems like more and more cosmetic lines are incorporating some new ingredient to distinguish themselves.

    I wish companies would start releasing the studies they are basing their “clinically proven” claims on.

  • Fuuka

    I’ve been known to use Aveeno lotion on my face when I am low on cash to get my normal Eucerin face cream. ^^;;;; Not regular usage though, it does the job and I use the Eczema one so it is for super dry and sensitive skin like my face, and subsequently like the rest of me.