Dr. Denese Cosmetics

What’s the one moisturizer I can count on that has a high SPF and helps me keep a matte finish?  It’s Dr. Denese SPF 30 Defense Day Cream!!

It comes in two sizes 1.5oz retails for $34 and the 4oz retails for $75.  Now I know this sounds super expense however, it’s totally worth the money.  You only need a small amount so this product will last you a very long time.  My mom introduced this product to me last spring and I promise you the 4oz lasted me til this spring.  This is the amount that I usually squeeze out. 
On the left was my initial squeeze.  On the right is where I rubbed it a bit just so you can see how it spreads out.
She ordered a special value package off of QVC and it came with an eye moisturizer that doesn’t appear to be available anymore because I didn’t see it on the website. 🙁
It looks like this 
I guess it was limited edition or made specifically for QVC.  Not sure if you can tell from the reflection of my flash, but there’s STILL product in here.  I’ve been using it for about a year and a half now. 
Don’t be deceived by the name. I’ll admit that I was at first.  I tend to stay away from any product that says it’s a cream.  In my mind I’m already thinking this is not meant for my skin type and I’ll be a greasy mess in 30min.  Well I’m not sure what magic Dr. Denese uses, but whatever it is causes this Day Cream to dry down to a perfect matte finish.  The product does have a bit of a tint that’s supposed to blend with your skin.  I honestly don’t feel it blends with all skin tones.  If I put on too much, it’ll show up as too light.   It does NOT provide coverage so I don’t see it as a Tinted Moisturizer, it’s just that the product has a color to it.  (Hopefully that made sense. Ha ha!) As long as I don’t use more than I showed you in the picture above, I’m fine.  This product works even better for me than M.A.C. Oil Control Lotion and most importantly, it has a SPF of 30.  That’s higher than any other moisturizers that I’ve ever used.  
In conclusion, I can honestly say that I love this brand so far.  I’ve only tried one other moisturizer which is the Hydroshield Hydrating Dream Cream
It retails for $43.50 for a 3.4 oz.
 I like it and it does have the gel consistency that I prefer but since it doesn’t have an SPF and doesn’t have the matte finish, I don’t use it as much.  I’ll use it sometimes at night, but I use it sparingly since I already have other moisturizers that I use at night and due to the price I don’t want to have to buy more right now. 🙂

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