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Make P:rem Hydrate Me Micro Tension Cream Review

This post contains affiliate links. I won this product in a giveaway.

Make P:rem Hydrate Me Micro Tension Cream is formulated with arctic berry extract and plant oils to strengthen the skin barrier and improve elasticity. The cream also features three types/weights of hyaluronic acid for supreme hydration.

I won this cream through Picky (highly recommend that app. Sign up here using invitation code 982961C6). It’s also available on Amazon (use my affiliate code kbhobbit10 to save on anything sold by Credithink) and YesStyle (save with reward code KBHOBBIT).

The cream has a nice texture of a thick gel. In the jar, it reminds me of vanilla pudding. It’s pleasant to apply and gets absorbed fairly quickly. The scent is noticeable but I happen to enjoy it, plus it doesn’t linger.

What makes me giggle is that the formula is advertised as “7 free”, yet contains BHT, which a lot of people who like clean beauty would find problematic. As I read and watch more and more doctors and scientists, I move away from ingredient-based fear mongering. It just seems inconsistent to me to advertise no parabens and yet include BHT. What I would be more cautious of, however, are all the plant extracts and essential oils. While they do not bother my skin, some people are sensitive or can develop a sensitivity.

How to use:

  • Apply at the end of your skincare routine

  • If using in the morning, follow with SPF

My impressions

This is a good moisturizer. I have combination skin with both oily and dry areas. I like a good moisturizer at night. The Make P:rem Hydrate Me Micro Tension Cream does what it promises to do - it nourishes the skin but doesn’t overwhelm / clog the oilier parts of my face.

I find the application experience quite pleasant, from the texture to the smell. I think for my combination skin this would be too rich in the mornings, especially during the summer, but at night it’s just right (and would probably work well as a day product in the Fall / Winter).

I will reiterate that I find the marketing on this product a little iffy to say the least - 7 free yet has BHT and tons of plant ingredients that could cause issues for sensitive skin. And before someone picks out that pesky alcohol toward the end - I personally don’t find alcohol in skincare problematic, at least not by default. Sometimes it’s needed to extract the plant components or to make the formula lighter / not sticky. If this were a toner and a drying alcohol started the ingredients list, then that would be a different story. But in a moisturizer and aaaaall the way at the end, I don’t have a problem with it. A skincare product is more than just a sum of its ingredients (unless you are allergic to a specific one) - a lot has to do with the formulation too.

For me, this is a good cream. For anyone else, it’s hard to tell without actually using it.

Have you tried this cream? What did you think?

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Make p:rem Hydrate Me Micro Tension Cream ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Glycereth-26, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Cholesterol, PEG-5 Rapeseed Sterol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Rubus Arcticus Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pinus Syl+L2 Flower Oil, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Pentylene Glycol, Ceteth-3, Ceteth-5, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethiconol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Panthenol, Polyglutamic Acid, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Ceramide NP, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearic Acid, Tromethamine, Oleic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Lecithin, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Lysolecithin, Phytosterols, Dextrin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Laurate, Saccharide Isomerate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hyaluronic Acid, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, C14-22 Alcohols, Cetearyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance (Parfum)

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