Monday, 28 March 2016

Polaar Polar Night Cream (Creme Nuit Polaire) review

If you're a regular reader of the blog, you'll more than likely know that I'm a big Birchbox fan. The March box was pretty decent and I have already reviewed the great Arrow Boost Colour Enhancing Lip Balm recently which a lot of you have loved.

Polaar Polar Night Cream (Creme Nuit Polaire)
Polaar Polar Night Cream (Creme Nuit Polaire)

Well today I'm reviewing another product that arrived in my March Birchbox. This one is a night cream from Polaar called Polar Night Cream (or Creme Nuit Polaire in French). It is created to regenerate your skin as you sleep.

It contains Rhodimenia Borealia (boreal algae) that reacts to the light of the moon to leave your skin refreshed, revitalised and radiant by morning.  It also says that night after night, your skin will be "recharged with oxygen". I'm not 100% what that is supposed to mean exactly, but we'll go with it!

In addition, it also includes phytomelatonin, a vegetal enzyme that is similar to the hormone melatonin that is released by the brain overnight. This then "activates the biological mechanisms responsible for nightly cellular regeneration".

It is also free of parabens, mineral-oils and alcohol.

The size that I received in my box is the small, 25ml squeezey tube (which in parts is sort of holographic and very pretty), but the full size comes in a screw cap jar that holds a nice 100ml of cream.

The jar itself is also very beautiful. It is white with dark blue writing and stars around it (see it here).

The cream is quite thick and bright white. It also has a light, powdery fragrance to it that is fresh yet relaxing.

Results:

When the Polar Night Cream is first applied it has a slightly greasy feel and look to the skin, but this calms down soon after and the skin looks more balanced. It claims to have a matte finish, but I have oily skin so most products that claim to have a matte finish don't actually tend to. However, upon awakening the skin isn't greasy at all, and that's more important.

With that said, I've checked a few reviews on the Birchbox product page from those who have dry or normal skin and they said that their skin simply "drank it up", which to me doesn't sound like it was greasy for them. Maybe it's dependant on skin type.

Polaar Polar Night Cream ingredients
Polaar Polar Night Cream ingredients

Moving on though, I wasn't sure at first if I was going to get on with this night cream due to it being quite thick and hydrating (and I don't tend to get on with thick and hydrating creams), but I was wrong.

Upon awakening, the skin is visibly radiant, plump and fresh. It's hydrated and comfortable, I had to do a double take as my skin looked so much better.

I haven't had any issues with breakouts and that usually happens to me when I use a thick cream such as this, but I wouldn't recommend using it on skin that is already broken out as it doesn't help too much towards clearing it up and in fairness, it doesn't claim to (I find this cream is great for break out times).

For clear skin though, the results of this Polar Night Cream are truly brilliant. It actually delivers what it says. Like Birchbox say, it's like a "great night's sleep in a pot"!

Polaar Polar Night Cream (Creme Nuit Polaire)
Polaar Polar Night Cream (Creme Nuit Polaire)

If you are on the hunt for a new night cream that plumps, smoothes and leaves the skin looking radiant, this is definitely worth checking out.

You can purchase the Polaar Polar Night Cream for £32/100ml from Birchbox.

If you'd like to subscribe to Birchbox, you can do here. Using this link also credits your account with £5 worth of Birchbox points to spend on the store!* Using the coded GOODTIMES during March also means that you can get your first box for half price. Nice!

What are your thoughts on the Polaar Polar Night Cream? What's your favourite night cream?
Let me know in the comments below!

Zoe. @Beautifinous

*This is my referral link. Signing up via this link will credit your account with £5 worth of Birchbox points to spend in the store as well as my own account.

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