67% would repurchase
on 1/18/2019 6:59:00 AM
More reviews by robinia
I'm approaching 70, and have some lines and sagging on my face. I tried the Wake Wonderful last night and I woke up this morning with more plumped, and more youthful skin. A keeper for sure.
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on 1/17/2019 9:02:00 AM
More reviews by realcarr
HG item for me! I’ve tried so many AHA treatments - mostly to try and get rid of the really bad blackheads over my nose and chin that seem to be pretty immovable as well as seemingly never ending breakouts. I’ve had big guns treatment for the acne before including Accutane which worked but after about 2 years the breakouts started again. Plus I was sick of using medical treatments that made my skin sore with no vast improvement.I also had dullness so basically I only went out of the house with a full coverage make-up.Paula’s Choice 10% Salcylic Acid lotion made the blackheads worse and gave me horrific flaking skin alongside the blackheads. Good Genes/Drunk Elephant Framboos broke me out even worse than usual (used both for 2 months each so it wasn’t purging) and it was the same with nearly all glycolic acid treatments.Anyway, I got a 50ml bottle of this in a beauty box and thought I might as well try it. It tingled a lot on first application and the next day my skin just looked a bit more healthy. I continued using it each night after cleansing - it’s now 3 weeks later and my skin is unrecognisable!Clear, smooth and glowing - it’s not been like that since my teens (now 38). I even went out with just tinted moisturiser on yesterday which I never, ever thought I could ever do!This stuff has actually changed me life - I know that sounds like hyperbole but having bad acne still at the age I am was depressing me so much, I was often in tears about my skin and had lost a lot of confidence. Now I feel amazing and I don’t have to cake myself in make-up everyday.Please REN, don’t EVER discontinue this product!!
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on 1/11/2019 5:04:00 AM
More reviews by azur77
Am also a fan of this primer, have tried a few and didn't think they made much difference, but this really does create a nice basefor your makeup. A family member got it in a Christmas beauty box and I was sold the first time I "borrowed" it. It comes in a dropper bottle and you only need two drops for lovely, dewy looking skin. For reference, my skin is combination but my cheeks are quite dry and sensitized at the moment from using too many products. It's nice also that it doesn't contain silicons.
on 1/3/2019 8:16:00 AM
More reviews by mariella99
I got a really nice sized tube of this as a points perk with a Sephora purchase. I have a serious pet peeve with DAY products that make claims about "global protection" or "environmental protection" when they don't contain ANY sun screen. One of the most important and easiest "global" concerns to protect ourselves from during the DAY is the damage the sun can do to our skins. So to make a daytime moisturizer that gives this false sense of "protection" without offering any just makes me SO angry. Call it a "daytime moisturizer" but spare us all the borderline lies about "global protection". Now, this is a perfectly okay moisturizer (provided I top it with sunscreen or a foundation product containing sunscreen) and has a pleasant scent, but it's $56 in Canada and for that type of money, it's really not special. I'd rather shell out a few more bucks for Origins A Perfect World and get something that moisturizes better and contains SPF40!
on 12/10/2018 3:32:00 PM
More reviews by Jhereg
I have acne prone skin that is a bit oily (used to be VERY oily when I was younger) and gets dry sometimes due to running outside, swimming in pools, and gets a fair amount of exfoliating. I am also prone to clogged pores. I wear a lot of makeup. I'm a total cakeface who usually wears full coverage, long lasting foundation, powder, and all the extra stuff I can. When I'm not caked in makeup, I'm usually dirty, sweaty, and drenched in hard-to-remove sunscreen, and I tend to be in both states on the same day. I need a cleanser that can do both and not cause further irritation. I've tried almost everything, and was having trouble finding that effectively removed my makeup without harsh scrubbing and the sunscreen residue was causing breakouts, so when this was suggested, I imagined compounding the problem with a greasy balm, but that's not what happened. I've used oils for cleaning before, and they do break down everything, but leave so much oily residue that I have to use a really harsh cleanser afterwards that would have taken everything off in the first place, so there was no point in the first step, and there was never a time when this two-step process didn't irritate my skin, no matter what oil I used. Over the years I've found that my skin likes rose a lot, so I thought I'd try this balm even though I was skeptical. and I didn't like the idea of the muslin cloth for the "polish" aspect. I agree with everyone else about it being irritating by the eyes (though it wasn't too bad for me, and I do have sensitive eyes, usually) but even worse, it does not take off mascara at all, even the stuff that that basically rubs off with plain water. I usually use Almay eye makeup removing pads or Lancome bi-facil eye makeup remover, which I usually have to do no matter what cleanser I use because I pack on the eyeliner. How I use it: I don't exactly follow the method on the package. I use about the equivalent of two pumps of foundation and spread it over my face and massage it in for about two minutes minimum. This really dislodges anything on my skin and hydrates it without greasiness. Then I add a few drops of WARM water and emulsify the cleanser and when it becomes milky and I can feel the texture change (almost immediately), I tissue it off (not that weird cloth that seems like a great way to collect bacteria), taking any crud on my skin with it, then give it a final rinse. I was surprised to find it took absolutely every bit of makeup off. It does leave a residue, but for some reason, it doesn't bother my skin. However, I'm acne prone, and in most cases I double cleanse, or use a toner.and then use whatever serums or treatments I use at night. My skin is so well prepped, anything I use after applies more easily and evenly, with no irritation from the cleansing. It's a little extra work and doesn't remove makeup as quickly as my DHC cleansing oil, so I tend to let it fall out of my rotation, but when I return to it, I'm always reminded of why I continue to repurchase.As much as I like it as a makeup remover, I really love it as a morning cleanser even more. It gently removes any oil and treatments from the evening and leaves my skin moisturized and prepped for the day's makeup and allows smooth and gently application without greasiness with just enough moisture for my skin on oilier days. Over time, I think it's been instrumental in improving my skin and, with some of the harsher ingredients I use as well as the physical wear and tear on my skin, this has done a lot to sooth and correct it, as well as adding the kind of hydration my skin responds to best. It definitely smells like damask rose, which I love. An incidental bonus, it seems to have improved the softness of the cuticles on my hands.If you have finicky skin that needs non-greasy moisture, serious cleansing, but irritates easily, consider this. Skip the muslin cloth, and wipe off the emulsified lotion with a *clean* cloth or cotton pad, and consider a double cleanse if you are very oily.
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