Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream
Versed’s Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream is a soothing, refreshing hydrator that’s good at its job, but with a few extra formulary tweaks, it could have been truly great.
Packaged in an opaque squeeze tube that protects its beneficial ingredients from light and air, this fragrance-free moisturizer has a gel-cream texture as stated in its name. It feels rich-yet-lightweight, making it workable for those with normal, dry, and combination skin (those with oily skin might prefer a thinner texture with a more mattifying finish). It sinks into skin quickly for a plumped, restored look, minus a sticky or tacky residue.
When it comes to ingredients, there are some reliable emollients and plant-derived antioxidants, including fatty acid-rich squalane, jojoba oil, aloe, wheat germ oil, green tea, and elderflower. As advertised, this also contains skin-plumping sodium hyaluronate, though it’s close to the end of the ingredient list, so you’re not getting as much of it as the claims might have you believe.
Overall, it’s a good moisturizer, but one that’s lacking a more robust line-up of ingredients. We’d prefer to see some additional hydrators and antioxidants to lock in moisture longer-term. Still, if fragrance-free hydration is all you’re after, this one of the more promising products from Versed.
- Gel-cream texture is lightweight yet richly moisturizing.
- Includes hydrating and antioxidant ingredients.
- Packaged to protect its light- and air-sensitive ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
- Formula would be more impressive with additional beneficial ingredients to lock in moisture.
If you want to keep your skin hydrated but don’t like the feel of traditional cream textures, meet your new moisturizer match. The lightweight gel-cream formula with a jelly-like texture absorbs instantly and disappears into your skin, leaving it feeling refreshed, never greasy. Sodium hyaluronate (like hyaluronic acid it helps draw in and retain moisture in skin) and aloe leaf juice hydrate while natural antioxidants found in green tea soothe skin, fight damaging free radicals, and quiet inflammation.
Versed Skincare is the creation of Katherine Power, former West Coast fashion editor of Elle magazine and co-founder of the LA-based fashion company Clique Brands. Versed is positioned as the sister brand of the company’s Who What Wear clothing line sold at Target, and so Versed is sold there as well as other retailers.
Versed’s philosophy is straightforward: offer affordable, effective skin care products that are both vegan and, in the brand’s words, clean. “Clean” is an ambiguous phrase in the beauty industry that lacks a standard, regulated definition (it varies from company to company), but in this instance it means that there are no so-called “toxic” and “questionable” ingredients in Versed’s products.
While some of these ingredients – such as formaldehyde and artificial fragrance – are certainly best avoided, others are labeled as bad based on outdated research, poorly designed or inconclusive studies, or simply anecdotal evidence, and not on the conditions (or concentrations) in which these ingredients are actually used in real-world skin care applications.
That aside, Versed has an attractive aesthetic that goes along with this clean philosophy: pastel-colored packaging with plain type that explains what each product’s purpose is and calls out key ingredients in each. For the most part, Versed products are packaged to protect their light- and air-sensitive ingredients; however, there are a few instances of clear and jar packaging, which compromise the benefits of some ingredients, particularly antioxidants.
The formulas from Versed are a mixed bag. Some contain a host of beneficial ingredients while totally avoiding irritants, others are good but basic, and some others include fragrant plant extracts and oils that pose a risk of sensitizing skin (and we should be clear – fragrance, both synthetic and natural, can irritate skin). It really is a situation where the products are best judged on a case-by-case basis, as the hit-or-miss nature of the line requires more scrutiny than simply choosing based on product claims and skin type.
Despite the extra effort needed, Versed does have some good products to offer, and the convenience of being available both online and in a major retailer like Target, will have a lot of appeal to a good number of people. You can learn more about Versed at https://versedskin.com/.
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