Winter Skin Care

This Affordable ‘Cocoon Cream’ Soothes and Replenishes My Dry Winter Skin Almost Instantly

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Every so often, a product comes across my desk I simply will not shut up about. Ask my coworkers—a few months ago, the only thing I could wear were my Outdoor Voices RecTrek Pants ($98) that I refused to take off nor keep quiet about. Then, it was the Buffy Wiggle Pillow ($110), which followed me from room to room, giving my back and hips much-needed support while I worked from home.

Now? I've entered my Ghost Democracy Cocoon Cream ($32) phase, where I seemingly bring up this decadent cream in any conversation I enter.

Ghost Democracy, Cocoon Cream — $32.00

Like a caterpillar, I’ve entered my ‘Cocoon Cream’ phase where I won’t shut up about this excellent cream.

Of all the skin-care products to use, I am very picky about my moisturizers. Serums, treatments, and sprays, I can all do without. But moisturizer? It's the only thing I'll snob out over, if you will. Which is why I'm simply so impressed by the Cocoon Cream—for just $32, this dreamy jar of goodness gives my skin all the hydration when I start my mornings, leaving me dewy and soft until nighttime.

That's because this cream is packed with standout plant-based ingredients that nourish the skin and leave it feeling plump and fresh. First, there's ceramides, an ingredient beloved by derms for its natural ability to hydrate skin. As Sheel Desai Solomon, MD, a dermatologist in Cary, North Carolina previously told us, these fatty lipids are effectively the "mortar" of the skin (our "bricks" being the skin cells themselves). "They're popular in cosmetics because they help smooth skin,” Dr Solomon said. “[Ceremides] help preserve the barriers of the skin and lock in moisture as well as shielding the skin from pollutants."

Lock in moisture they most definitely do. Like I said, this dream cream makes me feel fresh long after I first put it on, keeping dry skin at bay and eliminating any need for additional touch-ups throughout the day. It also contains a blend of lipids, which are those good fats that help give skin that bounce and texture. Combined with the cream's levels of plant-derived squalane (a humectant) and oat seed extract (an antioxidant and natural anti-pollutant), there's just no wonder I won't shut up about this cream.

I'm not the only one who's been wow'd by the Ghost Democracy Cocoon Cream—peruse the plethora of happy customer reviews on the internet, and you'll see I'm one of many who's been left with butterflies from a few dabs of this stuff.

Many people praise it for the deeply hydrating qualities that penetrates skin and leaves it soothed. "By far my favorite deep moisturizer! Our weather has been very dry this fall and this has made a huge difference in keeping my face happy," one Verishop customer wrote. Followed by, "Thick and moisturizing. I’m very happy with the consistency and I love knowing that it is clean beauty."

Others love it for the texture, an featherlight-yet-rich cream that 'cocoons' the skin, if you will, in layers of light, airy goodness. "It's rich but is instantly absorbed into the skin, so there is no oily residue," another Verishop user wrote. "This is great if you're looking for something to quench your dry skin without any shine or oil. Is also a good moisturizing base under makeup!"

See? I'm not the only one who won't shut up about this miraculous moisturizer—it really is that good. Do yourself a favor and give your treat your skin to total hydration, texture, and bounce with the Ghost Democracy Cocoon Cream. For just $32 a jar, it's sure to give your skin butterflies.

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