I Reviewed SkinCeuticals' Triple Lipid Restore and My Skin Felt Like Velvet

A Moisturizing Cream to Repair and Replenish Skin

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SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

skinceuticals triple lipid restore

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

What we like
  • The texture is incredible

  • Absorbs well into skin

  • Noticeable difference in hydration levels

What we don't like
  • High price-point

  • Might cause breakouts

  • Contains essential oils for those with allergies

The SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 feels like you’re applying a soft layer of silk to your skin. It’s easily absorbed and works well on bare skin along with underneath makeup.


SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

skinceuticals triple lipid restore

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

We put SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review. 

It’s no shocker that anytime you’re in the market for a new anti-aging cream there’s an unbelievable amount to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something to turn back the clock, add a dose of hydration or protect you from sun-damage (past and present) it’s hard to know which formulas really hold to their promises and which ones are better suited to stay on the shelf. While we’ve tested a ton of anti-aging creams through the years, we found SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore to stand out amongst the others.

Keep reading to find out what we thought.

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

Best For: All skin types

Uses: Treating face, neck and chest

Clean?: No

Potential Allergens: Lavender oil, dimethicone, rosemary leaf oil, peppermint oil, glycerin

Price: $128

About The Brand: Since 1992 Skinceuticals has focused on improving skin health by developing products that help correct, prevent, and protect. Developed by the late dermatologist, professor, and chemist, Dr. Pinnell, Skinceuticals has remained a leading authority in the skincare and dermatology field that continues to create advanced skincare solutions backed by science. Notable best-sellers are C E Ferulic serum, Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier Serum, Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2, and Hydrating B5 Gel.

About My Skin: It’s combination sensitive

I’ve tried numerous skincare products over the years and my skin can tend to be quite sensitive when it comes in contact with too much fragrance or an overly-rich formula. The things I look for the most in a moisturizer are texture (can’t be too heavy), anti-aging benefits, real-time hydration, and the ability to pair well with makeup. The texture being one of the most important as I do not like anything to feel thick or greasy on my skin. I want to protect my skin along with doing as much as I can to nourish it and keep it smooth. Some skincare brands I’ve used consistently are Herbivore Botanicals, Biologique Recherche, and La-Roche Posay. 

How To Apply: Super easy to use

The cream is very easy to apply, all you need to do is scoop out a tiny amount and dot it across your face and then blend it with your fingers. If you’re someone who likes to warm cream in your fingers before pressing it on the skin, you can absolutely use that method as well with this formula.

skinceuticals triple lipid restore

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

The Results: This cream is a dream

When I tell you that I’ve not quite come across a moisturizing cream until this one that’s checked all my boxes, I mean it.

From the texture to the way this formula absorbed on my skin and looked underneath makeup (no pilling in sight), I was blown away by how well my skin looked after just one week of applying.

Fresher, brighter, and smoother. I noticed right away that each time I apply the cream my pores look smaller and my skin looks smoother. It’s almost like I am applying a blurring primer or soft-focus filter to my face. The formula didn’t feel heavy or look greasy at all yet felt extremely nourishing and hydrating. The scent is just faint enough that it does not bother me, yet if you are someone who is opposed to fragrance or essential oils, keep that in perspective when considering adding this product to your skincare routine. 

The Value: Absolutely worth it

For a cream that addresses hydration and anti-aging, it has a luxe texture and pairs well with other products. The price for a 1.6-ounce jar compared to other luxury creams at 1-ounce (and triple the price) can't be beaten. You’re getting quite a bit of product that will last, as you only need to apply a small amount each day.

Skinceuticals triple restore cream

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

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Revision DEJ Face Cream ($145): This skin-renewing moisturizer claims to help visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, plump and hydrate skin along with brightening skin and even out tone, touting ingredients such as vitamin c, hyaluronic acid, and more than 11 anti-oxidants.

BeautyBio The Quench Quadralipid Skin Recovery Cream ($125): Lactic Acid and Quadralipids help give this AM/PM cream the ingredients it needs to restore key lipids, along with adding bounce, hydration, and radiance. 

Medik8 Advanced Night Restore Rejuvenating Cellular Repair Cream ($72): A multi-ceramide-infused formula, this rich and fast-absorbing cream helps promote cell repair while you sleep. Combine with vitamin A serums and retinol for best anti-aging results.

Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a new anti-aging cream, absolutely consider adding SkinCeuticals' Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 to your regimen. It delivers instant and long-term results and the texture is a dream.


  • Product Name Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2
  • Product Brand SkinCeuticals
  • Price $128.00
  • Weight 1.6 oz.
  • Ingredients aqua/water/eau, dimethicone, hydrogenated polyisobutene, glycerin, cholesterol, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, ceramide 3, helianthus annuus seed oil unsaponifiables/sunflower seed oil unsaponifiables, bis-peg-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, sodium polyacrylate, peg-10 dimethicone, nylon-12, lauryl peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer, phenoxyethanol, disteardimonium hectorite, hydroxyethylpiperazine ethane sulfonic acid, ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, chlorphenesin, caprylyl glycol, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, propylene carbonate, disodium edta, acrylonitrile/methyl methacrylate/vinylidene chloride copolymer, adenosine, dipropylene glycol, lavandula angustifolia oil/lavender oil, rosmarinus officinalis leaf oil/rosemary leaf oil, t-butyl alcohol, mentha piperita oil/peppermint oil, sodium citrate, linalool, isobutane, ceramide eop, bht, tocopherol, limonene, d182888/1

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