Sunday, April 24, 2016

Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Soufflé from the Soleil Collection for Summer 2016

I would have passed by Tom Ford's limited-edition Radiant Moisture Soufflé ($98) had Debbie O'Malley not pointed it out to me. It looked just like any other moisturizer. Debbie put in on her arm, and I had an instant wow reaction.

Here is what Tom Ford has to say about it, slightly edited...
Replenish, hydrate, and illuminate skin with a rich, luxurious, whipped cream that instantly re-energizes the skin's appearance apres-soleil. Featuring Tom Ford's exclusive infusing complex, this rich soufflé formula returns radiance and vitality to fatigued skin. Small golden pearls enhance a natural glow, while the skin feels flooded with moisture. Plump and vibrant with youthful energy. The Tom Ford infusing complex infuses the skin with a potent combination of specially selected nutrients that help skin cells replenish their natural energy. It fundamentally rejuvenates the complexion, so it looks and feels brighter, fresher, and less tired. High-performing antioxidants help protect the skin, creating a vital-looking face. The skin is left looking renewed, resilient, and smoother.

That's not why I purchased it. There are plenty of fabulous, luxurious moisturizers out there. I didn't need another. This one leaves a glow - a real, visible glow on the skin as it moisturizes. Look at the gleam on my arm in the photo below.

The shine makes my face look younger. I know some women work really hard to get rid of shine. I have to add it to revitalize my dry skin. Radiant Moisture Soufflé gleams in direct light, but it also adds a glow in indoor or indirect light. I was quite taken in the store, and now that I've used it, I'm pleased with its moisturizing qualities. It has a nice mix of ingredients - nothing particularly earth-shattering, but good ones.

Bobbi Brown has a product that also leaves a gleam: Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm ($65). It's another skin-boosting moisture balm that helps energize tired, dull skin to bring back its natural glow. It's less expensive, so if you'd like to try one of these - and you have dry skin - either should make you happy. They have different textures (Tom Ford's has an edge on lightweight). I like them both.

You can purchase Radiant Moisture Soufflé from the Soleil Collection for Summer 2016 from Neiman Marcus, the Tom Ford Web site, Sephora now (I assume), and other stores that carry Tom Ford Beauty. Debbie said it's a limited edition, so if you want one, buy it before it disappears.

Photo at top courtesy of Tom Ford Beauty; swatch photo by Best Things in Beauty

5 comments:

Nemo said...

Dear Cg, you must stop this at once!!!! Because of you I am buying Tom Ford Pink Sand cream blush, Bicoastal, and a lipstick for NM's upcoming Camp Gorgeous beauty event which starts April 30. Now you add this treasure!!!!! Please, please, please...continue!

Sandra said...

I know, Nemo, CG is introducing such fabulous products for summer! I want every one of them! Each has something lovely and unique. I cannot have all of them, and it is so difficult making choices! I have a list to take with me to Sephora here, and to NYC where I know I will be able to see all of them and make some hard choices! CG, I love hearing about all of these lovelies, even though it makes choosing extremely difficult! Thank you!

Charleston Girl said...

Nemo and Sandra, think about what a hardship it is feeding this blog. LOL.

This week, I'll show you a product I got sucked into buying by InStyle. I need to trust my own instincts (or trusted bloggers). I bought two shades and really dislike one. I'm not the try and return type, even though Sephora would accept a return.

Anonymous said...

Chanel has recently issued a seemingly similar product: Hydra Beauty Flash.
Has anybody tried it?
Thanks, Tanja

Charleston Girl said...

I have it, Tanja, but it's not radiant like this.