Repurposing my Nighttime Moisturiser

If there’s one thing that sucks when it comes to testing out products, it’s when that really promising product just doesn’t quite work with your skin. This could be regardless of whether you chose a product that matches your skin type or if you decided to be experimental, it still sucks when it just doesn’t quite meet your expectations, especially when you pay for a product with your hard earned money.

While in many cases I accept that my skin is a tricky thing to please, it does occur to me that maybe it’s worth trying to use products a bit differently to see if some sort of compromise can be made, and the money I spent on that product isn’t completely wasted.


Recently, the product I’ve been compromising with is the Mogador Nourishing Night Cream. This night cream is aimed at normal to dry skin, which is a different end of the skin type spectrum from my own skin type. I’ve mentioned numerous times before (and will probably continue to mention it in other posts) that I have an oily and sensitive skin type, so it probably seems unusual that I would reach for a product like this in the first place. What attracted me to this product was how it boasted multiple beneficial ingredients like Moroccan Argan Oil, Shea Butter, and Jojoba Oil, which are supposed to work wonders for the skin. Since I don’t worry about tackling the oiliness of my skin at night, I instead focus on nourishing my skin to keep it healthy, and where I can, prevent breakouts and irritation, so this cream seemed like a surprisingly appealing product, despite being aimed for a different skin type than my own.


However, the texture of this product really justifies why it’s aimed for drier skin textures: it’s a thick balm-like moisturiser, which is way too heavy to be used all over my face. Every morning my skin feels greasy and heavy, and despite the benefits I’m going to discuss in a moment, this moisturiser just doesn’t work well with my skin. Which is a shame, since after using this moisturiser, my scars from previous acne fade and heal a lot faster than when I don’t use it.

So, for a while I stopped using this moisturiser, and it’s just sat on my desk and a new moisturiser has taken its place. But it’s not like it’s a terrible product, there’s just a minor drawback because of my own skin type.

What I’m testing now and currently finding very successful is altering this moisturisers use within my routine. Instead of using this moisturiser all over my face, I’ve decided to apply it almost like a topical treatment: only dabbing and applying on individuals areas of my face where I have marks and blemishes. From doing this, I noticed I’m much more careful with how much I apply, and because I’m not smothering my skin in such a thick moisturiser, I’m getting the benefits of this product without overdoing it.

I suppose, what I’m trying to say at the end of all of this, is that sometimes it’s possible to make a product work for you even if it’s not perfect. Now that I’m only using this moisturiser topically, it’s going to last so much longer, which to be honest, I really don’t mind.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post, it really means the world to me. I also want to apologise for being away for two weeks, but I’m back now and can’t wait to get back to writing posts again. I’ve been away on holiday with my better/other half, and we had a fantastic time, but now that I’m back, I plan on getting back to business, so to speak, with my blog.

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3 Responses to Repurposing my Nighttime Moisturiser

  1. Diana Curtis says:

    Loving reading your posts! I actually just went through this same cream and I did find it super thick like you said. But I have normal/combo skin so it worked well as a night cream. Although, I definitely learned the hard way not to apply it so liberally, haha. Can’t wait to see more posts from you!

    • Hollypop says:

      Aww it makes me so happy to know you enjoyed reading it. 🙂

      But yes, it was definitely too much for my skin, but that’s okay – it’s part of the fun of blogging for me. 🙂

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