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Phykology Bright Tomorrow Guardian Cream Review

Updated: Sep 30, 2021

This post contains affiliate links. Product provided by BeMused Korea.

One of the best parts of having a beauty blog is discovering new, amazing brands. I have had the privilege of trying out the entire Phykology line courtesy of BeMused Korea. Save on any full priced items any time with my affiliate code KBH15, including this cream.

Today’s review is for Phykology Bright Tomorrow Guardian Cream. You can see it “in person” in this unboxing reel. This is the last review from my Phykology series. You can find the others by clicking the names:

The cream promises to repair and strengthen the skin barrier. If you aren’t familiar with the concept, a healthy skin barrier helps keep the good things in (like moisture) and the bad things out (irritants, pollution, etc), so supporting it is critical for healthy skin. When the barrier is compromised, even the most basic products can cause burning and discomfort, and the skin could appear red, irritated, etc.

Phykology Bright Tomorrow Guardian Cream includes three superstars of barrier support - ceramide NP, cholesterol, and fatty acids. Yet it’s cruelty free and vegan. In addition, centella and beta glucan can soothe the skin, while phyto-squalene and meadowfoam seed oil nourish.

How to use:

  • Apply at the end of your routine (before SPF, if using in the morning)

  • Gently pat into the skin to promote absorption.

The cream comes in a metal tube, which isn’t my favorite, but perhaps it’s more sustainable than plastic (?). I’ve noticed that it’s a popular packaging choice with several brands right now. The texture is rich and luxurious but not greasy or sticky. It spreads pretty easily, even on top of layers of other skincare (toners, serums, etc).

My impressions

I have combination skin, which used to be more oily, so for years I thought that moisturizers would make the oil issue worse. I was wrong. A good moisturizer can help the skin retain much needed hydration. And when my skin is hydrated, it actually produces less oil, so it’s a win-win.

I’m using the Phykology Guardian Cream at night. It would work well for dry skin in the mornings as well, but for me it’s a bit too nourishing at that time. An SPF is usually enough of a moisturizer for me, especially in the spring and summer.

I like this cream. It makes my skin soft and smooth. It’s nourishing enough for the neck and chest area, which are dryer than my face, but still doesn’t congest the oily parts like the nose. And if you are team “eye cream is a waste of money”, try it around the eyes as well.

In general, I’ve had a great time with the Phykology products. So a big shout out to BeMused Korea for introducing me to this brand. If you haven’t checked out their collection of curated kbeauty, you are missing out (and again, use KBHOBBIT to save on all full-priced offerings).

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Phykology Bright Tomorrow Guardian Cream ingredients: Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Propanediol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Phytosqualane, Coco-caprylate/caprate, Limnanthes Alba (meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl, Lauroyl Glutamate, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (fig) Fruit Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Cholesterol, Xanthan Gum, Fructooligosaccharides, Ceramide Np, Beta-glucan, Trisodium Edta, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, 1,2-hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin


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