I recently took part in a week-long no makeup challenge at work, which left me feeling all kinds of uncomfortable (at first). Baring my naked face freaked me out because my flaws would be on full display — acne scars, breakouts, dark circles, and dry patches — but I was ready to step out of my comfort zone. I decided to give Son & Park Beauty Filter Cream ($32) a try since the relaunched formula promised to moisturize my parched, lackluster winter skin. It wound up being just what I needed; obsessed would be an understatement.
The light-as-air, whipped texture in this moisturizing — but not greasy — cream serves up an impressive amount of moisture that’s so necessary this time of year. My extra dry, dull skin drinks it right up and actually feels properly moisturized. The pearlescent cream blurs my imperfections, and I also notice how plump my skin looks from the hydration.
After applying a dime-sized amount (a little goes a long way) to my complexion, my skin instantly looks like it’s airbrushed and illuminated. Sure, I’ve used products in the past that claim to bring out your inner radiance, but this one takes the cake; it changes the way your face looks without any additional makeup. My pores disappear, dullness is banished, and I get that dewy glow, thanks to hydrolyzed pearl in the formula. Beyond that, rose extract helps keep my face soft and supple, while jasmine flower extract lightens dark spots. In addition to working great by itself, this product also plays well with others and can be used as a primer and underneath SPF — nothing seems to disrupt it.
While this was an absolute daily must-have during my week of no makeup, it’s earned a permanent spot in my bathroom cabinet. It’s a one-stop shop for looking instantly refreshed, and lets you get away with a seriously toned-down beauty routine.
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