NARS Potent EFA Cream may just be the most stylish moisturiser that’s ever sat atop my bathroom shelf. The packaging is sleek and minimalistic, and the lid comes off to reveal an air-tight, press-down pump which dispenses the moisturiser and keeps it fresh.
Packaging aside, this is one impressive moisturiser. My skin seems to get drier as I age, but in summer I really don’t want to wear a thick moisturiser during the day. NARS markets this moisturiser as a night cream, but as it sinks in so readily to the skin, I’m quite happy to use it during the day. One pump for the face and one for the neck and chest is sufficient.
Released in June 2008 and developed by Shiseido (NARS is owned by Shiseido) there wasn’t much hype around its release, but this is a product which really does what it claims. ‘EFA’ stands for ‘Essential Fatty Acids’; exactly the same ones that you’d look to include in a healthy, balanced diet. NARS Potent EFA Cream contains Omega 3, Ceramides, and Super Sterol, but along with the EFA’s you will find hyaluronic acid, well known for its skin-plumping benefits. A quick google search will reveal that NARS is not the first company to put EFA’s into their skincare, but it is not a widespread practice and none of them have the airtight packaging of NARS.
What I like about this moisturiser is that rather than adding a layer of grease to my face, it normalises my skin. NARS Potent EFA Cream stimulates lipid production and plumps the skin from within, relieving any tightness. I never look shiny or greasy using this product, I just look like I have normal, healthy skin. Best of all, it doesn’t matter what hot winds or sun I’m exposed to during the day; my skin stays moisturised into the evening. The decrease I’ve seen in lines on my face is probably because my skin is just really well nourished and plumped.
NARS Potent EFA Cream has a light floral scent, and is dye and synthetic fragrance free.
I bought NARS Potent EFA Cream from KissAndMakeupNY.com for USD $70 plus $9.95 shipping to Australia. I’m already eyeing the NARS EFA Night Infusion.