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Beautycounter Mighty Plump Ceramide Water Cream Review

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I’ve been hooked on the same daytime moisturizer for almost 4 years now. And considering how much I love to try new beauty products, that is saying something. I’ve just never found something I like better than the Countertime Soft Cream. That is, until I tried Beautycounter’s most recent product launch: the Mighty Plump Ceramide Water Cream.

When I first heard that this product was in development, I was intrigued but not convinced I’d like it as much as the Soft Cream. But as Beautycounter headquarters started doing clinical trials with the new Water Cream, and I started to hear about the results, I became REALLY interested. I kept hearing people say that it was like “instant filler”, so as soon as I could get my hands on it, I did.

And the verdict? I changed my daytime moisturizer for the first time in 4 years. I can’t get over how much I like this. It’s one of the better skincare products I’ve ever used, and today I’m sharing all the details (including some photos from their clinical trials to prove just how effective this is). I also took some of my own “before” photos and I’ll share a comparison once I have used it a bit longer to see if there is a noticeable difference “after” a few months of use.

If you’re not familiar with what makes Beautycounter different, this post explains what Beautycounter is.

Okay, let’s dive into today’s review. (And you can read more reviews by navigating through the Beautycounter category page on my blog.)

Beautycounter Mighty Plump Ceramide Water Cream Review

First of all, let’s break down what the Mighty Plump Ceramide Water Cream is. This cream is a water-based moisturizer that’s designed to be used daily and it works on all skin types. The formula is incredibly light and is made with two forms of hyaluronic acid along with ceramide, which hydrates your skin while protecting your skin’s barrier AND gives an almost instant plumping effect for many people.

What I noticed instantly is that my skin felt felt firmer, bouncier, and softer after applying this moisturizer. It’s also clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I didn’t notice the instant plumping but a lot of my lines are pretty deep. But, you’ll be shocked by the photos I included below with the results some other women have seen.

What are Ceramides?

Good question. Ceramides are fatty molecules (also called lipids) and create and protect the skin’s barrier. They are already present in your skin naturally, but you can also apply additional ceramides to your skin via skincare products. Ceramides are a popular ingredient in moisturizers because they help increase your skin’s moisture levels and heal cracked or dry skin. The more ceramides on your skin, the healthier and younger your skin will look and feel.

Key Ingredients

Three main ingredients in the Water Cream are what make it unique and effective.

Ceramide

Helps lift and plump the skin to improve the appearance of wrinkles while also helping to provide moisture barrier protection.

Sodium Hyaluronate

Helps to improve appearance of elasticity.

Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate

Acts as a “flash filler” by decreasing the appearance of wrinkles.

How to use the Water Cream

I use the Water Cream as my day-time moisturizer. I cleanse and prep my skin with toner, and then apply whatever serum I’m using that morning. (Typically this is Vitamin C serum.) Next, I apply the water cream on top, let it absorb, and finish my routine with one of my favorite sunscreens. The Water Cream can also be used at night, but I still prefer this ultra thick night cream.

Benefits

  • Bouncy, weightless water cream that easily absorbs into skin.
  • Improves your skin barrier for plumper looking skin.
  • Visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Provides instant hydration for lifted skin.
  • Improves elasticity with longer use for skin that appears firmer, renewed, and balanced.
  • Has a luxurious, velvety texture.
  • Scented with a refreshing blend of crisp water fruits, sea salt, and delicate violet leaf. I’m sensitive to smells but this is SO nice.

Results

The results are the most impressive thing about the Water Cream. Beautycounter did a study with 32 subjects who used the Mighty Plump Ceramide Water Cream for 8 weeks, once a day.

After four weeks of use:

  • 97% said appearance of fine lines and wrinkles was reduced
  • 100% said overall complexion looked improved

After eight weeks of use:

  • 91% said face appeared more lifted
  • 94% said skin looked more youthful
  • 97% said skin looked renewed
  • 97% said skin felt firmer
  • 100% said skin looked less dull and tired

While those numbers speak for themselves, what really sold me was the before and after photos. These pictures are taken right before applying the Water Cream and then directly after. Check out just how accurate the term “instant filler” is:

How do I know if Mighty Plump Ceramide Water Cream is right for me?

Hyaluronic acid and ceramides are both great for all skin types (even if you’re pregnant!), so everyone can use the Mighty Plump Ceramide Water Cream. But does everyone need it? Not necessarily. Ceramides are great for dry and aging skin since it helps improve the appearance of wrinkles, therefore this moisturizer will be best for those looking for help in those areas. If you have very normal or young skin, or if your skin is somewhat oily, you may like the Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion better since it’s a more basic option.

You can’t go wrong with the Mighty Plump Ceramide Water Cream, but if your skin feels hydrated as-is, you may want to spend your money on other skincare products that will be more effective for you.

Should I use this or the Countertime Soft Cream?

If you have fine lines and aging skin, you may already be using an anti-aging moisturizer like the Countertime Antioxidant Soft Cream (which is what I was using). Since both are great for aging skin, here’s how I would differentiate them:

Mighty Plump Ceramide Water Cream

  • Cushiony, water cream texture
  • Subtle, refreshing scent
  • Key ingredients are Ceramide and Hyaluronic Acids
  • Results are instant plumping/flash filler
  • Designed for ALL skin types

Countertime Antioxidant Soft Cream

  • Lightweight cream texture, a little heavier
  • No fragrance
  • Key ingredient is Bakuchiol, a retinatural complex
  • Anti-aging results with continued use
  • Designed for maturing skin

The Mighty Plump Ceramide Water Cream bridges the gap between full-on anti-aging skincare and a regular moisturizer. If Countertime feels too heavy on your skin, you will love this; however if your first priority is anti-aging, you may want to stick to Countertime since it’s purely designed for aging skin. I will likely go back to the Soft Cream in the winter months, since I imagine I’ll want a heavier moisturizer in the colder months, but we’ll see!

Bottom Line

I haven’t been this excited about a new moisturizer in years. I love the texture and I love how lightweight it is, but it still provides major hydration. The texture is hard to describe since I’ve never used anything quite like it, but I’ve yet to hear of anyone who doesn’t like it!

Add it to your cart here, and use code CLEANFORALL20 for 20% off your first order when you choose TeriLyn Adams as your consultant at checkout.

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