What is it with expensive face creams that smell like old lady? I feel like the steeper the price, the more the cream has this floral, perfumey smell that I just can’t stand! Personally, I hate rubbing anything on my face that’s got too intense of a smell. If I want perfume, I’ll wear perfume but I don’t see why something so potent should be on my face. If you’re looking for a non-drugstore night cream that isn’t stinky, give these four a try.
1. La Mer Créme de la Mer
Starting at $150 for just 1 oz ($1,900 for 16 oz.) , I wanted to hate La Mer Créme de La Mer. Really wanted to. But I didn’t. It was soft, not too creamy, non-greasy and very light scented. If you have yet to try the “Miracle Broth” but aren’t sure you want to take the price plunge, I’d recommend stopping by a local Neiman Marcus or Saks Fifth Avenue for a small sample and giving it a go. Just be forewarned, you may love it. There’s a reason this cream wins the “Best Of” award year after year.
2. VENeffect Anti-Agining Intensive Moisturizer
New to Neiman Marcus (and my beauty stash) is VENeffect, a great line of anti-aging beauty products that “reduces the signs of hormonal aging”. So far, I’ve been using the VENeffect Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15 and love the results. It’s also non-greasy and doesn’t leave behind white marks or a horrible sunblock smell. But, we’re talking night creams here and the VENeffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer makes this list. It’s loaded with peptides and proteins to boost collagen production, reduce fine lines and even out skin tone. It’s $185 a jar but no old lady smell here!
3. Orlane Night Cream Absolute Skin Recovery
I hate to say this but I really expected Orlane beauty products to have that awful, highly floral smell. Especially since a jar of Orlane Paris Repairing Night Cream Absolute Skin Recovery costs $300 a pop. I was wrong, and found myself scraping the bottom of my sample…
4. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
I know this is a serum and not exactly a night cream, but this one made the list for two reasons: First, the product has received rave reviews from pretty much every beauty magazine and secondly, Estee Lauder products can sometimes be, well, a bit old lady smelling. So if you’re hesitant on pulling the trigger on Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair because of that, know that the scent is light, the serum is light and it’s purported to help repair skin damage.
Have you tried any of these luxury beauty products? What did you think??