What the brand has to say
“Developed with plastic surgeons, the leading experts in skin rejuvenation, this revolutionary super cream is your quick-absorbing moisturizer that goes beyond hydration for results you can feel confident in. Paraben-free, hypoallergenic and non-irritating, Confidence in a Cream nourishes your skin with collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides, antioxidants and colloidal oatmeal to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the texture of your skin and delivering the ideal amount of moisture.”
It Cosmetics does have a lot of ingredients in their products, so they definitely don’t skimp.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate / Dicaprate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Caprylic / Capric / Myristic / Stearic Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG – 100 Stearate, Polyglyceryl – 3 Methylglucose Distearate, Stearyl Behenate, Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Biosaccharide Gum – 1, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Polyethylene, PEG / PPG – 20 / 15 Dimethicone, Phenyl Methicone, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyquaternium – 51, Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, PEG – 150 Distearate, Ceramide Ap, Glycosphingolipids, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Meadowfoam Estolide, Sorbitan Isostearate, Squalane, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide – 4, Polysorbate 20, Steareth – 20, N – Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide – 1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide – 7, Polysorbate 60, Aleuritic Acid, Yeast Extract, Glycoproteins, Betaine, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Ceramide NP, Allantoin, Colloidal Oatmeal, Retinyl Retinoate, Polylactic Acid, Canola Oil, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Water, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Eruca Sativa Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Citrate / Lactate/Linoleate / Oleate, Ceteareth – 20, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide Mea, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glucose, Stearyl Stearate, Tromethamine, Citric Acid, 1, 2 – Hexanediol, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Potassium Sorbate, Dipropylene Glycol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Citratus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caramel, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Limonene, Linaloo
Getting to know some of the ingredients
No 2 and No. 5 on the ingredients list is Butylene Glycol. This helps with the cream being able to penetrate the skin. Some active ingredients in serums and creams have a molecular weight that is too large to penetrate the skin barrier, so this helps the active ingredients get into the skin.
Olive oil, Coconut oil, Squalene, Canola oil are a few oils in this product. Only the first two are near the top of the list. Not to say that there isn’t more oils in here, most are near the end and they are essential oils. I am not a really big fan of a lot of essentials oils in skin care. They can tend to aggravate sensitive skin.
Aloe Barbadensis – Aloe is a wonderful natural ingredient used in quite a few products. It can be taken straight off the plant (and diluted) and applied to the skin. It has been used in so many cultures for it’s healing properties. There are 20 minerals, 20 amino acids, 12 vitamins, and active enzymes. It is another ingredient that is good for sensitive skin.
Shea Butter – is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. Many studies have shown that it is exceptional at penetrating the skin. The fat along with penetrating the skin makes it a super emollient. It is naturally loaded with vitamins A, E and F and thought to offer UV protection. A study in American Journal of Life Sciences claims that it boosts collagen production. It also reduces inflammation in the skin.
Niacinamide, also known as B3, is a work horse in skin care. There is a double blind study, that indicates that Niacinamide is excellent for brown spots, melasma and uneven skin tone. There was also a study done with niacinamide, peptides and a retinol product. It proved that it was comparable to using Tretinoin (Retin-A). Niacinamide, peptides and a retinol ingredient are all found in this cream.
Colloidal Oatmeal is another great ingredient for sensitive skin. It helps restore the PH level in skin and relieve inflamed skin. This 2012 study indicated all of the effects it had on the skin and the study, tested products with it in it for allergic reactions (of which there was a very low percentage of reactions). The study also showed the many benefits that it has for the skin.
I would go through more ingredients but you are already asleep. I will start on the review.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream has a medium texture that feels luxurious on the skin. It absorbs very quickly into the skin. It seems to place a very light vail on the skin which is slight still there when you wake up. That is if you are wearing it at night.
I had no irritation with this cream and it hydrated my skin very well. It has a slight scentbut nothing that I really noticed. I have gone through two of the 2.0 oz containers of it and now I am working on my two mini(s).
I wear it during the day under my foundation for these winter months. It is a great moisturizer that does make your face feel soft and supple . You can also check out the review on Ulta where it has a 4.6 rating and 2609 reviews.
IT Cosmetic Confidence in a Cream Moisturizing Super Cream is $48.00 for 2oz on Ulta. This cream is also $48.00 for 2oz and $16.00 for .05 oz on QVC.