Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich

It's FINALLY HERE! Over a year in the making, the Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich has launched today and I couldn't be more excited. In case you didn't know, this product was created with tons of input from Glossier fans and Into the Gloss readers and they listened! Priming Moisturizer Rich (hereafter known as PMR) is a dense, luxurious cream that sinks into the skin effortlessly and never feels greasy. It's rich in ceramics and fatty acids, which help to reinforce your skin's barrier and lock in moisture (more on that later).
When asked what readers wanted, people responded asking for something that wasn't greasy, doesn't clog pores, doesn't contain mineral oils or fragrance, and leaves skin bouncy and primed (just like PM). A lot of people were really passionate about not having the product in a jar, but after much testing Glossier decided this was pretty much the only way to house such a heavy cream. So, they implemented a preservative system that prevents bacteria, but is also safe for skin! I personally don't mind products in jars too much, I'm just not that picky about it (you only live once, why worry so much about jars). It also helps that this jar is freakin' beautiful. It's quite a weighty double walled clear plastic with the signature #glossierpink lid. I obviously had the time of my life photographing it.
Right, so onto the actual formula. It's a super rich cream, and you only need the tiniest amount to cover your entire face. I was honestly a little worried about it feeling too greasy, but it sinks right in and my skin feels like velvet. I use it at night with Super Pure and Super Bounce, and I've also been using it in the morning under makeup with Super Glow. It leaves my skin super smooth just like the PM and makes my makeup look glowy (not greasy). I probably won't use it during the day once the weather warms up, but for now I'm loving it.

Okay, a little science for you (how could I not). Ceramides are naturally occurring chains of lipids (fats) that are major components of the outer layers of our skin. They have a huge water-retention capacity and so help skin replenish and restore itself. PMR is also made with Red Algae Complex which is another water-reservoir, providing moisture for hours. Kukui Oil (from the national tree of Hawaii!) provides five essential fatty acids that pair perfectly with cermaides. Palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic and linolenic (yes, different) acids to help lock that moisture in. Murumuru and Shea butters provide the dense, rich texture. It also contains the same power primers present in the original PM, the anti-redness complex and oxygenating agent keeps skin smooth and even.

I'm basically obsessed with the product. The very first time I used it I knew it was special, and spent the whole day wishing I could go home and put more on. I've been using it for a little over a week, and I know it takes around 28 days to see a real difference but I've already noticed a change in my skin. In the winter months, my combination skin kind of freaks out. Those nasty dry patches you get after acne seem to linger forever, but once I started using this they disappear overnight! If you have super dry skin, you'll love this all year round. For me, it's become my holy grail night-cream and a beautiful daily moisturizer during the winter.
How psyched are you guys for this new launch? Let me know if you'll be picking it up, and don't forget you can shop at glossier.com/reps/amelia for 20% off your first order!
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*Products in this post were sent to me for consideration. This post is not sponsored and as always, all opinions are my own.