My stress levels and anxiety have been bad lately, and it's showing on my face in the form of breakouts and rough patches of rosacea. I'm currently seeking out ultra-nourishing skincare and taking a break from acids and retinols — sometimes I get so caught up in the idea of a "routine" that I forget to listen to what my skin actually needs. In an effort to be a little kinder to my reddened cheeks, I've been loading up on hyaluronic acid, and my favorite new find is Peter Thomas Roth's Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream ($52). First of all, that name reminds me of pillows and blankets and a warm shower on a cold day.
The texture of the cream itself mimics those things as well — it's a soft, pillowy gel moisturizer that turns into a water-like substance the second it touches your skin. I love a good gel moisturizer, especially in warmer weather. This one has a gentle cooling effect that isn't the same as an artificial, menthol-y tingle. It soothes my inflamed face while plumping my skin and leaving me with a soft, dewy glow — plus, it doesn't pill under my latest favorite sunscreen, Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense ($38).
Water Drench soothes both my nerves and my face at the same time, which is all I really want from my skincare.