Shoppers in Their 60s and 70s Swear This Cooling Moisturizer Plumps and Softens Skin

“I’m 70 and people never guess it.”

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Peter Thomas Roth Water Cream

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Few sensations compare to the hydrating feeling of glugging water the morning after eating pizza, or some similarly salty snack, the night prior. A close second: Peter Thomas Roth’s Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream slathered over tight, dry skin. I pack the cooling gel-cream in my carry-on when traveling — at 1.7 ounces, it’s TSA-friendly — and douse my plane-parched complexion in sweet relief mid-flight. Equally perfect for the heat of summer — and post-peel, post-party, or any other scenario that elicits withered, thirsty skin, the moisturizer provides plumping, quenching bliss in mere moments.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer


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The Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream is a light-as-air moisturizer with a gel-like consistency and cooling feel. Designed for all skin types, it’s oil- and fragragrance-free, non-comedogenic — and, above all, instantly quenching thanks to hyaluronic acid (HA) — AKA the highly hydrating superhero ingredient of the skincare world. 

In fact, the moisturizer features not one, but three types of HA, each of a different molecular weight. Simply put, this size diversity allows the HA to reach multiple levels of skin, in turn, plumping more effectively. Joining the triad is hydrolyzed silk extract, which delivers, quite literally, silky-soft skin, per the brand. Pentavin, a skincare additive that improves moisture content for up to 72 hours, also stars, lending long-lasting hydration. 

Together, the Cloud Cream’s ingredients deliver a dewy, bouncy complexion and a satisfying feel for the driest, most sensitive types. As someone who swears by the product, particularly for travel troubles, I can attest to the long-lasting nature of the hydration it imparts. Plus, I swear the cream plumps fine lines, which become more prominent when skin is dehydrated. "Think of a grape,” dermatologist Dr. Tiffany Libby previously illustrated to InStyle; “dehydrated and devoid of its water content, it appears as a raisin.”

Reviewers share similar sentiments about my beloved Peter Thomas Roth Cloud Cream. One shopper calls the formula a “miracle” for dry, sensitive skin. Another in their 40s says they “wake up with noticeably hydrated skin, and [their] wrinkles are smoother” after using the moisturizer. Yet another shopper with mature skin says the cream “definitely makes [their] skin plumper” thanks to its “water-retaining elements.” Moreover, they add, their “11 lines” (i.e. glabellar lines), and “smile lines…[look] less pronounced” post-use. And even a 60-year-old shopper who experiences “dry skin and hormonal breakouts” says the Cloud Cream gives their skin “a dewy glow,” even in the “bitter winter.” Finally, a last reviewer calls the cream their “very favorite,” swearing it makes their mature skin feel as soft like a baby’s — and almost as youthful-looking: “I’m 70 and people never guess it.”

Whether you have a long flight in the near future, suspect your fine lines are dehydration-induced, or simply crave cooling hydration on the regular, the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream is bound to bolster your routine — and leave skin significantly less raisin-like.   

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