In a year that has seen an overwhelming number of celebrity skincare launches and “clean ingredient” products, few stand out quite as strongly as The Outset. Helmed by actress Scarlett Johansson, the minimalist brand focuses on clean ingredients and a simpler, more pared-down daily routine that doesn’t involve a dozen steps to achieve clear, soft, youthful-looking skin. And the star of this line is the moisturizer.
The Nourishing Squalane Daily Moisturizer is exactly what it appears to be. The formula is packed with botanical ingredients like hyaluroset complex—which is the brand’s “signature alternative” to hyaluronic acid that works to plump fine lines and smooth uneven texture—squalane for intense moisture, edelweiss extract for “twice the antioxidant power” of vitamin C, and red rice extract to shield from free radicals. Together, these ingredients not only work to deeply hydrate skin, but also collaborate to repair, nurture, and protect it.
Typically, the moisturizer retails for $44, but with our special discount code exclusively for Real Simple readers, that price drops to $38. Just enter code HYDRATE15 at checkout for an instant 15 percent off.
To buy: $38 with code HYDRATE15 (was $44); theoutset.com
Dozens of shoppers have given the moisturizer a five-star review, with several saying that it leaves their skin feeling “happy.” One reviewer said that the cream was like a “breath of fresh air” for their “very sensitive” skin, and another who said they had “problematic skin all [their] life” added that it was a “game changer” for them.
Another person shared that the moisturizer is “great for reducing fine lines and minor wrinkles” because it’s “heavily moisturizing” and able to plump skin up significantly. An additional reviewer said that their wrinkles are “less noticeable” since using the moisturizer, and that the product “goes on easy and feels light.”
If you’re looking for a lightweight moisturizer that’s formulated to hydrate and protect your skin while boosting a natural, youthful glow, give The Outset’s Nourishing Squalane Daily Moisturizer a try.