71% would repurchase
on 4/8/2017 9:12:00 PM
More reviews by MegE
I've been using this amazing cream for years and years...since 2002 in fact! I recently revisited it and my finicky skin couldn't be happier. (see my original review below.)Update 4/2017- I haven't had a jar of this cream for a few years. Last year I went through a bout of bad skin (rosacea and POD) and after discovering that my HG gel hydrator was suddenly causing major problems, I decided to go back to my trusty OLC and ordered a 2oz jar (it's pricey stuff for something so basic!). This was last October and initially it caused redness and slight irritation so I needed to stop using it. I since learned that my skin barrier was severely compromised so I worked on healing it. A few months ago I gave it another shot and to my surprise my skin tolerated it beautifully and in fact loves it! I use it AM/PM as my only moisturizer and I'm happy to report my skin is doing great. I received a description/ingredient slip in my order and I believe the ingredients are slightly different on the website (contain parabens), so I'm typing out what I believe is the most current ingredients (there are no ingredients listed on the product)....Reformulated to remove parabens: Purified Water, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexlglycerin, Diasonlidinyl Urea.******************************************************My original review from 9/5/2002-Old Lady Cream is a sealant/buffer that lightly moisturizes. I was actually surprised it didn't moisturize more, since it's a cream. It moisturizes enough for my oily skin that can get a bit dry from exfoliation/bp/winter. It's fragrance-free, and perfect for sensitive skin. It does contain Mineral Oil, but that ingred. is NOT comedogenic, especially since Sage only uses high-grade Mineral Oil. I use this at night to buffer my Sage Fix Zit 10%. The 10% is a bit strong, so buffering (applying a thin coat under the bp) prevents any redness I may get from using a higher-strength bp. In the AM, my skin is sooo smooth, soft, and clear. Personally, I only use this at night, as I prefer a lightweight hydrating gel (Clinique Moisture Surge Extra) under makeup.Update- I've been using this nightly, for about 2 months, and haven't broken out from it. Update 6/2003- I'm still in love with Old Lady Cream and I am planning on re-purchasing this week! Beyond the use above, I also like to use it after I wax my upper lip...I apply a thick layer, then go to bed. In the AM, the upper lip area is calm, smooth, and soft! I have tried it under makeup, and it works nicely as long as I use just the tiniest, tiniest amount. OLC works great for my slightly oily/acne-prone/sensitive skin. Ingredients: Purified Water, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diasonlidinyl Urea. May also contain: Cold Pressed Aloe Vera, Hydrolyzed Sunflower and Safflower Oil, Bee Propylis Gel, Allantoin.
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on 1/21/2017 6:25:00 PM
More reviews by clp53
This worked wonders on my cystic acne and oily skin. I wash two times a day with it, and then apply the zap oil blend at nights. My scars are really clearing up as well. Has been a life changer for my skin! Great price - $9.95 CAD. Only issue is that they run out of stock often..
on 10/7/2016 9:19:00 PM
More reviews by AndreaJunelle
Could everyone on MUA please slap me if I stray from this cleanser again? I'd appreciate that.I've been using it on and off since 2014 but have strayed countless times, thinking I could find something better, less expensive, or more easily available. I only end up regretting it several months down the line, whether it be breakout or irritation, it's always something. So there really isn't anything better for me than this. Being in my 30's and having troublesome skin since my early teenage years, I can say that I've exhausted every option from the drugstore as well as a good portion of what Sephora, Ulta, Dermstore, and various other e-tailers have to offer. This is the clear winner.My skin type is a bit extreme though - combination, prone to dehydration, very sensitive and reactive (hives, eczema), prone to SD, clog prone, aging, etc. Fun times.The price of this one is a bit on the yikes side.. but I guess that's what you have to pay these days to get a no fills cleanser that doesn't contain everything but the kitchen sink or strip your skin to hell and back so it is what it is. Shipping is around $8 but it's two day shipping, and the 4 times I've ordered from Sage, everything's arrived as ordered and right on time. No complaints.Like others have stated, it's a thick-ish pink gel that lathers up nicely once mixed with water and rinses clean. It doesn't irritate my skin or my eyes.I use about a nickel size amount (give or take) A.M. and P.M. and have found it lasts an impressively long time, so that does help justify the price as well.Will definitely continue to repurchase!
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on 4/26/2016 5:28:00 PM
More reviews by delasou1
Someone recommended this product since I was on my search to replace the 3-in-1 Neutrogena Hydrating Treatment. Pros:- Easily glides on (this product's first listed, thus most prevalent ingredient is aloe vera)- Gentle on skin- Barbara's ICE method she recommends to go in conjunction with her products Cons:- Did not notice a difference in my skin. Possibly not strong or effective enough. Nothing changed about the clarity of my skin and it did not prevent future break outs. Not even strong enough for spot treatment--size of my zit did not go down. My Paula's Choice BHA liquid costs much less and is more effective- Pricey. Come on, $46 (shipping costs $8!!!!) for a 2 oz bottle? It would justify the cost if 1. The product worked, and 2. If the bottle was actually ergonomically, aesthically packaged, but it looks like an old outdated (like their website) designed thin plastic bottle with not-so-sensitive pump that overly dispenses more product than is needed- Really small company, thus really generic shipping materials (looked like someone just printed out a label and taped it) and I came across the same woman on the phone when I decided to return this product because it didn't work for me - Lack of longevity and online presence. I have yet to find people online still raving about this in 2016 (where have all the customers gone?)TLDR: I don't recommend this product when there are other affordable, more effective alternatives out there
on 2/11/2015 12:32:00 AM
More reviews by HollyDay11
I have used Sage off and on for a long time (15 years or so). I am now 45 and I still get occasional breakouts. I was having a rather bad spell and decided to jump on a 20% discount. I bought these grains again and I honestly think it is the best scrub out there. Scrubby feeling and the benzoyl peroxide helps with breakouts. I use this is conjunction with regular strength facial shampoo. Love them both. I hate the instructions btw. Horribly unprofessional wording on the back of the bottle, but she isn't mass market so I guess it doesn't really matter. Still love the product!
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