fc Lab Review: Age Defy Moisture Cream

Age Defy Moisture Cream SPF 15 by Sephora

If you’re just tuning in, Sarah and I are reviewing all the products found in the Sephora Sun Safety Kit.  This week I tackle a sunscreen and face cream from Sephora.

Here are the claims that Sephora makes about this product:

  • A complete antiaging treatment and day cream
  • This cream moisturizes and protects skin, targets wrinkles, and boosts overall radiance. Its updated formula includes HydroSenn+, a natural ingredient proven to deliver immediate and long-lasting hydration more effectively than hyaluronic acid. Packed with incredible ingredients, it actively fights wrinkles with lipoamino acid, its light-reflecting pigments create a healthy glow, and UVA/UVB filters protect skin from sun damage. 

So, let’s set the stage.  I’m in my early thirties, I have pretty dry skin with occasional hormone-related breakouts.  I am very particular about moisturizer and rarely find one that doesn’t still leave my face a little tight, especially in the winter.  Need my measurements and sign?  No?  Okay, on to the review.

First, I like the smell of this product.  I know, that’s weird.  But I often find that products with sunscreen in them smell weird.  Sort of chemical and dense.  This has a very pleasant, fresh smell.  I do wish the SPF were higher–30 would be better than 15.

This product didn’t leave my skin dry…but it sort of sat on top of it.  It was very oily, though not heavy, and during the day if I happened to catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, it was shine-city, and if I happened to touch my skin, it was a bit slick.  I checked out the other reviews on the website, and the main complaint was an issue I didn’t have–that the product pilled and clumped when applied to the skin.  I couldn’t think why that would be, and then I realized that the sample size I have comes in a tube, whereas the full size version sold at Sephora comes in a jar.  You always want to buy skincare products in tubes.  This is because a tube doesn’t allow air in, whereas a jar exposes the product to air each time you open it.  And air causes the product to break down and not do what it’s supposed to do.

Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this product.  If the full size product came in a tube, I might be willing to overlook the slight grease factor, but because it comes in a jar, I think it’s destined to disappoint.


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