Sisley's High-Tech, New Moisturizer Makes My Skin Look Like an Actual Baby's

As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know—tough life). Reviewed is a series where we report on some of the best products we've tried. Whether it's a drugstore lipstick that lasted all day or a hand cream that saved us this winter, you'll find all our favorites in this column. Enjoy!

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Over my five years writing about skincare for a living, I've come to the conclusion that there are two types of beauty editors in the world: the type that immediately falls head over heels for every new serum and eye cream she tries, and the type that kind of thinks everything is bullshit. I happen to fall into the latter category.

Remember: I'm the beauty editor who brought you such stories as "Ask a Biologist: Which Anti-Aging Ingredients Actually Work?" and "Bad News: These 6 Common Skin Conditions Can't Be Cured." I'm a skeptic! And after half a decade of talking to dermatologists, most of whom recommend splurging only on science-backed treatments (serums, masks, and in-office procedures) and saving on basics like cleanser and moisturizer, I'd pretty much resigned to the belief that when it comes to hydrating my face, luxury brands were worth neither the hype nor the cash. As a combination skin type, I'd settled on the idea that the best my skin could get out of a moisturizer was an $8 fragrance-free face lotion from the drugstore. No, it didn't make me glow to the gods, but moisturizer wasn't really meant to do that… right?

Right. At least, that's what I thought was right, until last year, when I was proven wrong by a little product called Sisley's Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream. After getting my hands on this one-of-a-kind moisturizer, I used it morning and night every day for four weeks, and my skin truly never looked plumper, clearer, or more idyllic. Keep scrolling to read my full review.

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