Feb 1, 2016

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex is one of the company's classic products that remains popular. This extremely emollient cream is lightly scented, similar to cold cream, with a rich, buttery texture.

This thick cream doesn't really absorb but rather coat the skin and is best for very dry skin types not prone to breakouts. The scent is light but noticeable. Why companies continue to scent their facial skin products is interesting since fragrance can sometimes be the cause of irritation. Companies seem to think they must perfume their products to make them seem more luxurious but that can keep people from being able to use them. This product is more of a barrier cream much like the company's Eight Hour Cream. It provides moisture by protecting the skin's moisture from evaporation which can be helpful to people with extremely dry, irritated skin. However, for those with acne prone skin it might cause breakouts which is what it did on my skin after one use.

Available in an elegant jar, a 2.5 ounce jar retails for $55 at the Elizabeth Arden counter and website.


Water (Aqua), Glycerin (humectant), Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Squalane, Cetyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin a), Allantoin, Panthenol, Sodium Tetraborate, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben and Propylparaben