50-Year-Olds Say This $16 Face Cream 'Smoothes and Fills' Fine Lines and Crows Feet

50-Year-Olds Say This $16 Face Cream “Smoothes and Fills” Fine Lines and Crow’s Feet

Skin’s left buttery soft, fresh, and young-looking.
By Rachel Nussbaum
Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:00 pm
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Some people might call it a "problem" when they see my bathroom, but I'm a heat-seeking missile for clean skincare. It used to just be skincare, period, until I learned about all the unnecessary and hormone-disrupting ingredients that frequent products I once loved, and resolved to clean up my beauty act for good. Now, coming across clean skincare formulas like Pacifica's Dreamy Youth Day and Night Face Cream makes my heart light up — and according to the shopper reviews, it's an anti-aging powerhouse. 

While there are no official standards for "clean" beauty products, I interpret it as cruelty-free products formulated without hormone-disruptors like parabens and phthalates, skin sensitizers like harsh essential oils, MI, MCI, and formaldehyde, and ingredients derived from crude oil, like petrolatum and mineral oil. The end game: products that are both good for us, and not-destructive for the Earth (love you, Earth. Cue the Donna Lewis).   

Pacifica's anti-aging moisturizer hits all the right notes, thanks to the formula's combination of plant oils, peptides, shea butter, hyaluronic acid, plant extracts, and vitamin E. Most importantly, it gives results: 50-year-olds write that it's the best moisturizer they've ever used, making their skin more luminous and reducing the fine lines around their eyes. 

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Those in their 30s say it's ideal for "fighting off fine lines" before they get too deep; another shopper writes that the $16 cream works like something from their dermatologist's office, softening, plumping, smoothing, and filling their wrinkles to an "amazing" degree. Others comment that the vegan formula makes their super-sensitive, breakout-prone face feel buttery soft, fresh, and young, and still more say it's decreased their under eye bags and peeling dry skin

On that note, multiple people with seborrheic dermatitis write that it's wonderful for the condition (I can personally attest that seb derm is no walk in the park, so anything that gives relief is worth trying). After a few weeks of use, one person writes says they noticed their dry, flaky patches were almost gone, and with a drop of exfoliant mixed in, they totally disappeared. "A cream that makes it possible for me to leave the house without wanting to wear a dark veil to conceal my lizard face is golden to me," they conclude. 

They're not alone. With continued use of the Dreamy Youth cream, another person says they've quit wearing foundation and concealer — their face looks just that good. Get it for $16, and join the scores of shoppers loving their skin again.