I received two small jars of this as a gift with purchase from Lancome. My skin went absolutely haywire and I was taking things one by one out of my skincare regime to figure out what was causing it. I really didn't think it was this cream because it was Lancome so therefore It had to be good... Right ? Wrong ! So silly I checked the ingredients list and there it was Mineral oil !! My skin was destroyed covered in clogged pores, thank god i figured it out. Has turned me off Lancome skincare though. Once I stopped using it my skin started to heal with the aid of an oil cleanser.
I've used this product before, as a free gift, and didn't really notice a big difference. I don't have wrinkles yet, but I am forming some fine lines around my eyes and mouth. Also, I have been seeing the dermatologist for persistent acne, that is finally clearing up.
So for Christmas, I asked for eye cream and my mom bought me this. When I started using it the skin around my eyes starting burning and peeling (this has never happened before). I'm wondering if it's a poor combination with the pHisohex, acanya and differin that my dr. prescribes. However I need something for the dryness in these areas. I actually have a headache now from the stinging around my eyes!
Will not buy again!
I've been using this for a few months and I really like it! I don't have wrinkles but I thought I'd give it a shot. It wasn't until I started using it that I realized that while I don't have wrinkles I did have smile lines and eye lines forming. They disappeared within only a few uses. Now, I love this product. It does have a smell but it's never really bothered me. I use this as my night cream. If I forget to use it the night before, I will use it before applying my foundation in the morning. I'm about to run out and I'm looking into buying again! It's very price-y so I'm thinking twice-over, but I know I won't be able to do without!
I am sure everyone writing about this product is not a high end beauty product user & just received it as a free gift or maybe someone they knew gave them their sample because I know that in all my years of experience, you are not going to walk into your local Dillards & up to the Lancome counter and spend $80.00 on a face cream unless you have used it before, done your homework on it & are absolutely positive that it is that cream you want to buy. Lancome hapoens to make some of the most luxurious, anti-aging skin care creams on the market today. And this one in particular leaves your skin feeling like velvet while it works it magic deep down inside reproducing collagen & elastin, erasing fine lines and wrinkles and leaving my face as soft as a baby's bottom. A little goes a long way so you need just a tad. A jar should last a year or longer. This cream is not for young skin, acne prone skin. It's for women in their 30s & beyond. So women who still get pimples that time of the month need to stick with something more age appropriate. Lancome has other products to fit all ages. But in your 20s, I would go with Cliniques system to clear up acne then switch to Lancome when you're old enough.
Oh my goodness, this product made me break out so badly on my forehead! I am usually one of those lucky people that never break out and with this cream I had about a dozen little pimples on my forehead. My facial skin can usually take pretty much anything. Awful product. I got a little sample in a gift with purchase. I would never, ever buy this. In the trash it goes.
I have a love hate relationship with this cream. When I first started using it I loved it, so much that I purchased the eye version. The smell is very over powering and sometimes gives me a headache. After awhile the smell became too much to handle and I stop using it. I recently purchased a Clarasonic and my skin was starting to become very dry. This cream is the heaviest moisturizer I own and after using it for a few weeks paired with the Clarasonic I was pleased with the results.
I would never dish the money out to buy this but when it comes in a gift with purchase I can't complain.
I usually do not write in response to other reviews but I have to say that I love this product. I am older than the prior reviewer and so I am sure my skin needs much more hydration and "help" than hers but I have had no trouble with allergic reactions to this and find it works well to keep my complexion soft and well moisturized. I keep it cold in the fridge ( as I do the other moisturizers I use ) and find that it feels wonderful when put on just before I apply make up. I think this could be one of those products unique to every user - which can be problematic considering its cost. For me, it works well.
Wow this product broke me out badly!! It was so bad it was straight up painful. Dunno what the deal was but I didn't stick around to find out, tossed it in the trash. Wouldn't recommend.
I received a .5 oz sample of this in a Lancome GWP. I used up the entire thing (lasted me almost 3 weeks - a little goes a long way). It's ok, I didn't love it. I do feel like it moisturized my skin well, but unfortunately it also seemed to leave behind residue/build-up, and I can imagine this clogging pores or causing trouble for those who are acne-prone. I much prefer Lancome's Absolue mosturizer to this (HG for me). However, it's not a bad product overall, just not something I would ever spend money on.
On the plus side, everytime I wore this to bed my fiancee commented on how good I smelled. :)
I am not that person that writes reviews, but I had to tell others that this cream is awful. It irritates my eyes all day, to the point of tears. I am so disappointed.