• Product Review: Skin Watchers ALL NEW Ceramizing Cream

by MISHIBOX Team January 21, 2018

Our favorite all-around moisturizer, the Skin Watcher's Ceramizing Cream, is back with a new and improved formulation!

The new formulation removes many ingredients, but also adds in many new ingredients. Overall the moisturizing effect we all love remains similar, but with safer ingredients.

When we heard back in the fall of 2017 that a new formulation would be rolling out soon, 
there was definitely some skepticism- is it really going to be better? I mean, it's already pretty great- what if the new formulation changes the product for the worse?

So when the shipment of the ALL NEW Ceramizing Cream came in, we immediately went to work to test it out! Now after a few weeks of testing, here are our thoughts.

Firstly, the ingredient list for the previous formulation: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Phytosqualane, Beeswax, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cyclomethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Water, Ceramide 3, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Macadamia Seed Oil, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Trideceth-6, Allantoin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Parfum

And here is the ingredient list for the new formulation: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Phytosqualane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Beeswax, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerol Stearate, Betaine, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Ceramide NP, Polyglutamic Acid, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Impatiens Balsamina Flower Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Pachyrrhizus Erosus Root Extract, Aureobasidium Pullulans Ferment, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Niacinamide, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Butylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Chlorphenesin.  

We analyzed both ingredient lists using the website CosDNA.com, which is a website that analyzes cosmetic ingredients, listing it by its purpose/function, and gives it a safety rating. The safety ratings are based on scientific research, most notably from the CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) Panel. Among different websites that perform similar functions, such as EWG.org, we used CosDNA because the ingredients analysis is organized in an easy-to-view chart. 

Ceramizing Cream OLDCeramizing Cream NEW Old formulation (left) vs. New formulation (Right)

As you can see in the screenshots, the previous formulation is mostly 1's, and 2’s but does include some 3’s (in yellow). The new formulation is ALL 1's and 2’s, which indicates that all of the ingredients are considered to be very safe for use in cosmetics.

So now that we can reasonably conclude that the new formulation is safer, we tested the old and new formulations side-by-side to detect any changes.

There are only minimal changes to the packaging, mainly with the color of the tube and the words "ALL NEW" stamped. It is still the same 50 ml squeeze tube with a twist-off cap. Outer packaging is the same paper box with a slightly different design.

There is minimal change to the texture as well. A few of us thought the new formula is slightly smoother, while others thought it was the same.  

The new formulation actually gets rid of Fragrance/Parfum, but has more of a scent. It is a very light, citrus-y smell that I find pleasant, and does not last long. Depending on your opinion for scents, you may or may not like this change. We believe the scent comes from the addition of Bergamot Fruit Extract.

Based on our testing, we did not note any significant changes to the efficacy- which we think is a good thing, since the original was already great at moisturizing!

Has anyone tried both the old and new formula of the Skin Watchers Ceramizing Cream? If there were any reservations regarding the new formula, we hope this post helped! Let us know of any questions or comments below!