In a world where beauty products have a social media-induced virality that fades as quickly as it arrives, it’s harder than ever to sort through the noise to find what really works. Revisions and wills must be taken with a grain of salt. However, you also don’t want to miss out on a product that might be exactly what you’re looking for. This was the case when I first heard the buzz about Dieux Skin’s Instant Angel Moisturizing Cream.
If there’s one person who can make a product sell just by mentioning it, it’s Hailey Bieber. When she mentioned Instant Angel as her moisturizer of choice in a skincare video, it blew up on social media. After researching the brand and diving into what makes Instant Angel special, I was finally won over by its super fair price. I decided to see what the hype was about. These are my unfiltered thoughts on Instant Angel after trying it for the last three months.
Skin of Dieux
Dieux Skin’s mission is clinically vetted skin care at a transparent price. They don’t count on customers neglecting precautions when shopping for skin care products. Instead, they want consumers to understand exactly what they’re buying and how it works. With three co-founders of varied experience (a beauty editor, a cosmetic clinical chemist, and a career brand builder), their goal is to create more honesty within the beauty industry.
While I am no longer burdened with acne, I define my skin by its two main issues: extreme dryness and extreme sensitivity. My skin is so dry I don’t think I’ve produced a drop of oil since high school. At the end of the day, instead of having oily skin, it looks drier and duller. I have also had a long journey with perioral dermatitis, which flares up from time to time. (Definitely exacerbated by using products my skin doesn’t like.)
About Instant Angel
Instant Angel is not only a moisturizer but also a skin barrier protector. It is rich and fragrance free. Plus, it lacks the residue that many thick moisturizers leave on the skin.
Using a blend of ingredients such as phytosterols, free fatty acids and squalane, Instant Angel provides long-lasting hydration while reinforcing the skin’s barrier leaving it strong, smooth and firm.
>3% Moisture Complex: A blend of humectants and moisturizing ingredients provides immediate and long-lasting hydration.
>0.5% dipalmitoyl hydroxylproline: An amino acid that has been shown to help with the appearance of wrinkle depth.
>2% Barrier Repair Complex: A blend of Hexapeptide-12, NG Ceramide, and emollients help repair age-related damage.
>2% Meadowstolide: A lipid that helps reduce transepidermal water loss, helping to repair dry, dehydrated skin.
>4% Phytosterols and Free Fatty Acid Complex: A plant-derived lipid complex (phospholipids, triglycerides, linoleic acid, and phytosterols) that mimics and reinforces the skin’s natural lipid layer to help replenish weakened and sensitive skin.