DON'T I repeat DON'T put this product around your eyes.. it will increase your wrinkles and damage the skin. I pray I can reverse what this product has done to my eye area... So disappointed and I will be returning this crap product. Thank goodness I purchased it at Costco...
This is a wonderful product. My face isn't quite at the phase where it needs a retinol, but my hands were starting to look crepe-y and older. My mother recommended this product, and we bought some at Costco two 1.1 oz tubes for $40, not a bad price for such a product). I've been using it for two weeks now on the backs of my hands at night, and I've seen a definite improvement. My skin texture has evened out and softened, and it holds moisture through the day much better than before. I feel like this has helped me make up for years of not wearing sunscreen on my hands - thank goodness!
This is OK. Not amazing, but you can see a bit of a difference when you stop using it. It gives a VERY mild 'blur' to facial lines. Probably not worth the price, but better than nothing.
I really wanted to like this product! . I normally get 2-3 bumps a month and have a couple fine lines on my forehead, so I thought this would be a great product for preventive measures.After using this product for about a week, I started breaking out - big, ugly, inflammed pimples. At first I thought it was just my skin "purging" which I was expecting. I kept using it with the idea after finishing the tube, I would make a decision if it was working. Two months in, I had had enough! My skin looked AWFUL- the worst my skin had ever looked. I realized my "normal" bumps were always small and healed up after a couple days, but these were large and continually coming up. I quit using it for a couple weeks to see what would happen, and my skin started clearing up within a couple days. Needless to say, I will not be repurchasing this item.
RoC has a good reputation and I'm not knocking the company, but this is definitely not for everyone.
I see several reviewers saying to stick with this for a few weeks to get over any sensitivity and to start seeing results. I am trying, but it stings and makes my skin red, bumpy, and sensitive to other products.
It does feel nice going on, and it absorbs well, but it has a strong smell. As things stand, I can't see myself buying this again.
UPDATE 1: Just after I wrote this, I noticed other reviewers saying it has caused them problems around the eyes, including an apparent increase in wrinkles. I noticed exactly the same -- a sudden increase in wrinkles at the sides of my eyes. I'm not putting the product deliberately under my eyes, but as I sweep it upward around my face, some of it does end up at the side of the eyes, where the smile crinkles are, and it's precisely those areas that have gotten worse (lots of little crisscross lines, as though the skin underneath is swollen, plus redness, bumps and blotches). What is it doing to the skin that could cause this?
UPDATE 2 (five weeks later): Well, I did hang on for another five weeks to see whether it was true that, once the worst was over, I would see good results. Unfortunately, the worst continues. It has left my skin red and blotchy, swollen in places, and peeling, especially under my eyes. Not directly under them, but at the top of each cheekbone, on both sides. It looks exactly like a sunburn, though I haven't been particularly exposed to the sun recently and I wear Clarins sunscreen SPF 30 when I go out. I looked at my face last night under magnification, and it looks probably 10 years older than it did a few weeks ago. I can't wait any longer for the good results to appear while it does this damage to my skin, so the experiment is over.
I think they changed the formula of this product when they changed the color of the packaging. I had this when it was blue. I would but it on my forehead at night and wake up to my 2 wrinkles diminished. I bought the gold tube and do not have the same results. Another thing I don't like about this is it is called retinol but there isn't any in this product. That is false advertising.
I am a 33 year old female who purchased this product for fine lines on forehead and around my eyes.
I've been using this cream for over two weeks.
At first I was thrilled with it because I wasn't experiencing the extreme burning I once did with prescription strength Retin-A.
Apparently it's not as gentle as I thought and developed blotchy, burned skin on the sides of my eyes for almost a week now (I stopped applying the cream around my eyes when I noticed the redness starting). The skin on the sides of my eyes looks terrible and this product actually gave me deep wrinkles when I smile. I know from past Retin-A use that my skin will return to normal, but OY! Looking like this is NOT fun. (I need to put Bordeaux's Butt Paste & vaseline on it throughout the day and before bed!!!!)
This product is also causing cystic acne in my cheeks and chin.
Now I will only apply Roc on my forehead, where I notice the wrinkles are starting to fade. Probably won't buy this again.
I was very disappointed in this product, especially after reading such good reviews from other members. It made my skin quite flakey and if I used it straight before bed and it didn't have time to sink properly, it sometimes left this weird yellow-ish sheen on my pillow. I stopped using it after a few weeks and can't say I noticed any significant improvement in that time.
I don't get why this product has so many good reviews. It's done NOTHING for me. I've used it diligently for 6 months and I continue to get acne - large pimples that take forever to clear up!! I back off and my skin clears up, I start again and my skin flares up. Interestingly I don't get the peeling or flaking that comes with a retinol product. Even so I will forget about this one and continue my search.
I've had the chance to try both this and the day one with spf. The day one really doesn't do justice to the brand because I feel I got better results with their original night cream one. This one has shown results instantly. My face appears smoother, and more even toned. I'm in my mid-20's but have already noticed small fine lines creeping in and decided its time to start a skin regime to help myself age more gracefully. Well my lines look more filled in and skin appears more plumper. I also noticed I have not broken out as much as I used to prior to using it thanks to the retinol. If you use this make sure you moisturize and wear a good high spf or you will have sensitive skin that sunburns quick. Another good use for this is for scars and stretch marks. I've read that research shows retinol softens scar marks over time. So I decided to try it on a problem spot mixed with moisturizer and its true it works, not 100%, but still a ton bettter then before. So yeah ladies get it where you can.