How Is Glossier's Priming Moisturizer Rich Different From The Original? This Is What's New

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There's a new addition to the Internet's and beauty junkies' favorite minimalist skincare and makeup brand. Glossier has launched the Priming Moisturizer Rich, which is an update to or a "sister" of its original Priming Moisturizer. The product's name is descriptive, as it is a hydrating cream for the face, but it also acts as a primer to prep the face before makeup application.

Priming Moisturizer Rich, $35, Glossier

How is Glossier's Priming Moisturizer Rich different from the original version?

Well, first let's point out what's similar. Each version of this facial lotion can be used in any way that suits your skin and your routine. That's the core of the Glossier ethos. The products put your skin first, makeup second, and always encourage healthy habits.

Both moisturizers include the Anti-Redness Complex and Oxygenating Agent, which calm skin and sooth stressed skin.

But how are the Priming Moisturizer Rich and Priming Moisturizer different? Well, the "Rich" edition is more heavy duty. It also costs $35 and comes packaged in a jar. It's also even more densely packed with stuff that is good for your skin, such as shea and murumuru butters, which will pretty much melt into your skin.

Its benefits are intense hydration, redness reduction, nourishment, and oxygenation.

The biggest difference appears to be the richness and denseness of the PMR. It's the more luxe version — the creme de Glossier. One dose should do the trick.

Priming Moisturizer, $22, Glossier

The original Priming Moisturizer lives in a squeeze tube and it's $25. It's light and it's buildable; that is you can use as little or as much as you want. You can add more layers to plump and prime the skin. Or you can use a measured dose, whereas PMR is super rich as is. The original is also designed for soothing skin, reducing redness, and to oxygenating.

Here's how Glossier recommends using the Priming Moisturizer Rich, which is designed for all skin types. If you are majorly dry, your skin will soak this up. If you are oily, this won't compound the problem.

You can apply PMR in the morning before makeup. Let your skin drink it up and then apply makeup. Or you can skip product and let Priming Moisturizer Rich give you a dewy glow. It will get your facial canvas in tip-top shape either way.

You can also use PMR as a nighttime moisturizer, slathering it on your face and neck, allowing it to penetrate and do its job overnight. In the cold winter months, your facial skin will thank you for this dose of moisture. I often let my face breathe at night, only using a small dose of facial oil or an eye cream or a tiny dollop of moisturizer.

That said, Priming Moisturizer Rich is one of those exceptional products that becomes the exception.

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