The good thing about this moisturizer is that it definitely controls oil. I have extremely oily skin so by no means did this moisturizer keep me matte all day, but I noticed a big difference in terms of the number of times I had to blot my face throughout the day. Usually, I need to blot every hour but when I used this moisturizer, I really only needed to blot maybe once every 4 to 5 hours.
However!! this product broke me out. When I started using it, I saw tiny pimples forming but hoped it wasn't the moisturizer because it controlled my oil so well and I thought I'd finally found my HG moisturizer. The breakouts started to get worse so unfortunately, I had to stop using this product.
The product goes on the skin very smoothly and it kind of feels like you're wearing a primer, but maybe it's this sort of film that causes breakouts? Not sure, but I'm tempted to try it out again based solely on its oil-controlling properties.
I really really wanted to like this after seeing great reviews on other sites. It goes on smooth, which is nice, but it didn't do anything special for me. At this price a moisturizer should do more than something you can buy in a drug store.
I got a sample of this with my favorite KS spot treatment(eradikate) a while ago. It was sitting in tbe back of my drawer collecting dust so i decided to give it a try. It felt super silky and smooth to apply and my makeup went on so beautiful and flawless. I decided I needed to get the full size ASAP... However, at the end of the day I noticed FOUR new pimples :( I didn't use anything new or different. I continued with my normal skincare regimen and used my spot treatment on the breakouts and went to sleep. The next morning I woke up and felt a cystic pimple starting to form on my chin- and I NEVER get them! This really broke me out and I won't be purchasing the full size.
I actually like this moisturizer, which is saying something because I usually hate everything I try on my skin. At first I was unsure, but after using it for over a month I've grown fond of it. The smell is just horrific; it's like spoiled milk. I was literally even debating using it because of the horrible smell. But, I've gotten used tot that. I like the texture and how you barely have to use and product to cover the whole face. It moisturizes very nicely and helps a little bit with my oily face, but not much. I've tried SO many oil reducing products, and none of them work, so I've decided that I just have an oily face and have to deal with it. This is a great moisturizer though, and worth the money. Even Taylor Swift uses it, although I loathe her.
This came in the blemish banisher kit from sephora. I loved the smell and texture initiallly, but then the consistency became very sticky and goopy after about a week, it was very strange. I also did not find that it was moisturizing enough especially if you use it with their detox cleanser. I ended up returning the whole kit.
I am neutral in this moisturizer. I primarily use moisturizer in the morning underneath my foundation/powder.
It was fine, did what I expected in terms of moisturizing. It did not break me out or cause redness, itchiness, etc. basically, no negative reactions.
But, for the price, it wasn't wow. It also doesn't have any sunscreen. Unsure if I will buy again. I do really like the packaging (a tub but you press down and a single serving pops up through a hole). And it works fine. Just not sure "fine" is worth $65.
Didn't care for this. It was very lightweight but it did not really hydrate at all. Sunk in well, but left a strange film on my skin. Also skin felt much oilier when using this. On top of that it also clogged my pores along my temples... perhaps the algae in the formula? I dunno.
Wow I'm surprised at the overall reviews of this product. This is one of the best moisturizers I've ever used and I've used them
ALL. The MUA gave me a sample because he raved about it. After I finished the sample I purchased a full size. I have combo skin and when using this my makeup didn't slide off my face 3hrs into the day which usually happens towards the warmer months. I had been using caudalie which I still like. My feels supple. The MUA informed me that this product will moisturize areas that need it and control oil in places that need it! I agree. Everyones skin is obviously different but it worked well on mine
I received this as a sample from Sephora. The consistency is mediocre and the smell is absolutely horrid, like sour diapers.
THE WORST HIVES ALLERGIC REACTION IN MY LIFE! And I NEVER EVER break out in an allergic reaction from anything. My neck and face are covered in hives. My eyes are swollen half shut. I feel like I am on FIRE. I got this as a sample from Sephora and used it once yesterday morning. I woke up this morning looking like a monster from hell. Please be warned. I saw I am not the first to experience this reaction. It feels so awful and I'm glad I didn't spend the $65 on this product. Completely not worth it.
Kate Somerville should get rid of this product completely. It is awful awful awful. I thought my face felt so nice after applying it. 24 hours later...ugh.