I’ve decided to review these two creams together, mostly because I’ve used both one after the other and also to save time and space.
Both of these creams are thick and luxurious and without too much of a smell. They both come in a generously sized tub. They both make my skin beautifully soft and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them both.
The only problems are that the Essential Moisture Day Cream has no SPF at all, which in today’s world of awareness about the damaging effects of the sun, amazes me. Also, the Restore and Renew, which has an SPF of 15, is WAY more expensive.
Out of the two, I much prefer Restore and Renew. I’m 51 and need a richer cream nowadays. I’ve passed the stage of having to worry about blackheads, so the thicker cream suits me and will help avoid wrinkles a little longer. It’s over £25 though, which for me is a tad too much. The Essential Moisture is only around £13, which is much more affordable but at the cost of sun damage.
I’m trying to find a high SPF rich cream which is as good as Restore and Renew but at a lower cost. I’m halfway through my tub of Essential Moisture at the moment, but when it’s finished I shall not be buying it again, simply because of the lack of SPF.
If money is no object and you want sun protection, then Restore and Renew is for you. If money is tight and you don’t care about sun damage, then Essential Moisture is basically the same product without the SPF and at a much lower cost. They are both fab moisturisers.