M-61 Skincare Hydraboost Moisturizer and Eye Cream review

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A Trusted Name in Beauty Creates a Line of Their Own

Bluemercury is an awesome beauty boutique – not in a beauty superstore sort of way, but rather in a tried-and-true amazing product sort of way. Just like your favorite clothing boutique stocks the designers you want to wear, Bluemercury stocks the beauty products you want to use.

With pricing ranging from bargain to blistering, the one thing that can be agreed upon is the quality of the merchandise. It was only a matter of time before they developed their own signature beauty line, M-61 Skincare, and it is in keeping with their unwavering tradition of quality.

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M-61 Skincare is a line consisting of cleansers, masks, moisturizers and serums that use organic and chemical compounds to create products with incredible efficacy. All of M-61’s ingredients are in the purest, most highly concentrated form possible. Of these I have tried the Hydraboost Moisturizer as well as the Hydraboost Eye. The pleasure was definitely mine.

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The line was born when Marla Malcolm Beck, founder and CEO of Bluemercury, noticed customers wanting products that utilized modern technology but were as natural as possible. So, the boutique owner became a designer. Beck got together with a bunch of scientists and developed a line with plant-based ingredients as well as powerful chemical agents.

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The Hydraboost Moisturizer ($72) and Eye Cream that I tried are packed with hydrating vitamins B5 and E, skin plumping hyaluronic acid, and tamarind and aloe, plants long believed to relieve sun damage. Paraben-free and packed with peptides, they work.

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I can count on my hand the number of moisturizing or skincare products that I have tried that have been truly outstanding. Most of these I can’t afford on a regular basis. There have been quite a few that work very well. Some (even some pricey ones) haven’t worked at all. Bluemercury’s M-61 is in my all-time top three, and – even at its price point – is the biggest bargain.

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Both the moisturizer and eye cream are remarkably light and non-greasy. There are anti-inflamatories in all M-61 products that calm the skin. My face really enjoys this. Redness is greatly reduced, as are sunspots and freckles. Crepiness is replaced with plumpness.

Skin certainly looks more youthful in a noticeable way. How big is the difference? Even my husband noticed. That’s big. Want another one? I went to work without foundation. That’s HUGE.

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I was a little less diligent using the M-61 Hydraboost Eye Cream ($78), as it’s just one of those specialty products I never really use (though I have many).

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Still, the eye cream is light and refreshing where as I usually find eye creams heavy and irritating. Designed to help strengthen the eye, reduce appearance of fine lines, under-eye circles and puffiness, while brightening the eye area, this cream does it all. If you love eye products definitely give this one a go.

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Bluemercury, I’ve loved you for years and M-61 Skincare is giving me new reason to share the love. Signed, a trusting fan.

Readers – do you share my ever-loving commitment and trust in everything Bluemercury?

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Sherri is co-author of What Would You Do With This Room? My 10 Foolproof Commandments to Great Interior Design, and of course, a wht writer!
skin tone: NC 25
skin type: oily/sensitive
favorite beauty product: anti-aging anything

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9 Comments

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    amity

    That moisturizer looks awesome–the perfect marriage of science and nature! I’ve never heard of Bluemercury before, but just went and checked the site out…sigh, looks like my product addiction has a new great place to flourish.

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    hao9703

    Be still my beating heart . . . I swoon when I read this. I have depleted nearly every ounce of skincare that was in my beauty arsenal. (A big accomplishment if you knew what was in my stash a once time.) While I always appreciate a bargain, skincare is one area I always feel is worth the splurge – as long as it does not irritate my skin. I have found that buying one really great thing that works is far better and cheaper than buying two or three things that you hope will be almost as good.

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    sherrishera

    Honestly, of my favorite anti-aging creams, I think all of them have combined nature with science. Really, it seems the way to go. Both of my other faves are over a hundred bucks, hence the bargain. And @hao9703, I must agree with you; my countertop is often overflowing with lower end brands that seem to have some of the ingredients of my favorites, but usually have something missing. As far as basic moisturizers go, there are a couple drugstore brands that impress me…they just aren’t quite in this league

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    Kellie

    I only recently discovered Blue Mercury and I must say that it seems totally posh and awesome!! I have really been thinking of investing in a good eye cream as I am inching towards 40. This may just be the place to start! Great review!!

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