Surely we can all agree that drugstore skin care has come a long way since the early aughts, because now we have brands like Versed. The affordable skin-care brand develops ingredient-forward products that are just as effective as those by pricier brands—like the AHA powered, KP-banishing body scrub that lives in my shower and the retinoid boosted eye balm that nourishes my under eyes without irritation—and they’re all available at your neighborhood Target. An uncontested favorite, though, is the Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream ($20).
The best-selling moisturizer hydrates and refreshes all skin types without clogging pores or feeling greasy, making it a skin-care staple, especially during the warmer months when my skin is craving lightweight moisture. Fun fact: the Dew Point Moisturizer is such a hit, one tube is sold every minute. And because you can never have too much of a good thing, Versed just released it in a new jumbo size that’s only $20 bucks for *double* the amount of product (4 oz.). Here’s why it’s definitely worth stocking up on.
It contains proven hydrating ingredients
Dew Point is backed by an all-star squad of dermatologist-approved hydrators, like sodium hyaluronate (a salt derived from hyaluronic acid), aloe vera, and squalane. Sodium hyaluronate accounts for the bulk of the hydration, and like HA, can hold up to 1000x its weight in water. It also boasts a smaller molecular weight than hyaluronic acid, which means it penetrates even deeper into the skin and leaves you feeling hydrated all day long.
“Aloe is a great, simple natural ingredient for dehydrated skin and it has added benefits of calming and soothing tired or sensitive skin as well,” Ava Shamban, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Beverly Hills previously told W+G. Like aloe, squalane delivers extra-soothing hydration to dry, dehydrated skin. “It’s a natural substance our skin contains, and improves skin barrier function and adds hydration,” said board-certified dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, MD. The cherry on top of this soothing, moisture sundae? Green tea extract for a vital dose of antioxidants. If there was ever a one-size-fits-all moisturizer, it’s this one.
It has a lightweight, jelly texture
While gel-cream formulas aren’t a new invention, the Dew Point Moisturizer’s bouncy, jelly-like texture feels totally unique. A dime sized dollop is all it takes to coat your skin in heavenly hydration—and it absorbs in a flash, without leaving a greasy, sticky finish behind (which my oily/combination skin appreciates). What you get is dewy, hydrated-looking skin, without the heaviness of a rich cream. “[It’s] so lightweight but so hydrating,” agrees a Versed customer in a 5-star review. “It isn't greasy at all.”
It refreshes skin on contact
And in the unforgiving heat of spring and summer, Dew Point’s juicy, refreshing formula is like a cool glass of water for dehydrated skin. One Versed shopper says she loves the feel of Dew Point so much, she continues to reach for it over other moisturizers in her stash—and I can definitely relate. “I found myself reaching for Versed more than anything else,” she writes in a 5-star review. “It feels so good going on with a slight cooling sensation and feels very hydrating.”
It creates a smooth base for makeup
Because there’s nothing like the heartbreak of falling in love with a moisturizer only to have it pill under your makeup, you’ll be pleased to discover that the Dew Point Moisturizer makes for perfect skin prep. The skin-plumping formula leaves skin looking and feeling bouncy and smooth, allowing foundation and concealer to blend seamlessly on top without slipping and sliding around—or worse, pilling off entirely. Plus, it layers beautifully underneath my sunscreen, and locks in serums and other treatments without issue.
Whether you’ve got oily, combination skin like me, or are in search of a lightweight moisturizer for the warmer weather (or both)—the Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream will be an instant favorite. Grab the jumbo size on the Versed site, here.
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