I first discovered this product during an extended trip to New York in December 2012. After a few days of bitter cold, my skin started to look and feel chapped. Like a constant wind burn. And then it started peeling. It was painful and looked terrible. One of my male co-workers literally walked up to me one morning and said, "what's wrong with your face?" That night, i stopped by a Sephora and begged for help. They suggested this cream. Within two days, my skin was back to normal.
In March of 2013, a male friend started complaining about chapped skin and i gave him the remainder of this product. It worked on him too. This past February, after a few days in the mountains, my skin started acting up again. I went straight to a Sephora and within a day it was calm.
The smell is somewhat medicinal (the person who said it reminded them of Noxema is spot-on!) and it feels quite soothing as you apply it.
My skin looks kind of dull if i use this every day, but it's truly miracle product during those long, cold winter months when the skin can get painfully dry. And you cannot beat the price. Highly recommended!
I discovered this beauty when I started working for sephora and was having a major eczema series ( we have series not episodes lol). A mixture of the dryness and harsh wind would make my patches bleed. Long story short, I started using this line and this cream to help not only help with the healing process but help moisturize and make me want to peel my face off less. It works best for night and day. It's unscented and for $28 bucks for a big jar, you can't complain
Those who remember washing their faces with Noxzema might be in for a bit of a flashback, because minus the heavy-duty medical scent, this cream reminds me so much of that product. Both have high amounts of glycerin and stearic acid. Ultra Repair has a bit of eucalyptus oil to give it some tingle after applying, but the smell does not overwhelm you. This is what in the day would be referred to as a "vanishing cream." It is not greasy or slick, and leaves no residue. It soaks right in and gets you soft and moisturized, but not lubricated. Note: because of the utilitarian packaging and scent-free nature of this cream, men will steal it. It is touted as suitable for skin conditions, but the eucalyptus makes me wonder it would work for someone who is sensitive.
I've tried numerous moisturizers, but none seemed to work for my skin, until I came across this cream in Sephora.
My skin type is dry-combination (dry to normal cheeks & a normal to oily t-zone), but during the winter my skin becomes extremely dehydrated and I will get dry patches of skin all over my face, making makeup application extremely cakey. Just to mention, I also used exfoliators and gentle toners to try to remove some of the dry patches, but they couldn't fix the problem all on their own.
This thick, but lightweight cream evened out my patchy skin tone in a matter of weeks. It moisturized my dry areas, but didn't leave my skin feeling or looking greasy like some other moisturizers I had tried before. My makeup looked so smooth and the "cake face" look had vanished. If your skin is sensitive like mine, it won't break you out, but at first, I must admit, it slightly stung my skin after applying it (probably because my skin was already so irratated and dry before I applied it). The only thing I wish was different about it is the packaging, I just feel it's unsanitary to be scooping skin care products out of a tub with your bare hands. I wish even the 6 or 12 oz tubs would instead come in a squirt-out tube. Plus, it's relatively inexpensive for a higher end moisturizer and a lot comes in the 6.0 oz tub I purchased. Needless to say, I will be repurchasing this "bad boy" for a long long time.
I get terribleeee eczema flare ups during the winter around my nose. The rest of my makeup will be perfect but my face will look like a mess because of this. I'm not joking when I say I have tried EVERYTHING. Until this nothing worked. This stuff is absolutely amazing. Within a few uses my nose was 90% better. It's a must try.
I have one of those faces that is extremely oily in the summer, and very dry in the winter, with the occasional oil spurt. I rarely have breakouts. I don't know what happened, maybe this crazy new York winter, but the past week my face went CRAZY. my cheeks have been bright red and broken out, dry flaky patches everywhere...itching... just UGH. couldn't even apply makeup. I had been using the simple brand moisturizer, that's usually enough but it just wasn't helping at all. After doing some research I skipped the drugstore and headed over to Sephora. I bought the FAB cleanser, because I heard great reviews, but I also bought this intense repair cream. $28 for I think 6 oz? Trust me when I say that will last a while cause a little goes a long way. I washed my face lastnight and put this on afterwards, first let me say that I don't mind the tub, but for some reason I had THE hardest time getting that first time protective cover off. There was no pull tab or anything. Once I finally got that off, I put a good layer of the cream on my face. no stinging, a little heavy but like I said I was desperate and put it on thick for bed time. When I woke up this morning ALL of the flaky dry skin was gone. my face was less red. my skin looked HEALTHY. I decided to put a thin layer on again this morning after washing my face, it absorbed nice, my tarte Amazonian clay mineral foundation went on beautifully over it. hopefully it doesn't get crazy oily throughout the day, but either way I am very pleased. I will continue to use this at least for my nighttime moisturizer. Will repurchase
I had a really bad breakout of perioral dermitis something no one ever wants to experience. Completely ruined my skin and gave me dry patches all around my mouth and nose. This was seriously a life saver, it helped with the irritation and burning and soothed my skin. For those suffering with roscea or dermitis or even dry skin i really reccommend this.
I really needed something rich to sooth my face and this works great. I have combo skin that can usually only take a light moisturizer so Hada Lado is my daily face lotion but my skin was really taking a beating from the cold and dry indoor heat so it wasn't enough. I think the retinol in there was just irritating my dry skin further. I also love Nube cream for extra dry areas but ran out and couldn't find any at Sephora. I grabbed this in a 3 pc kit with the radiance pads and cleanser and they all work great. The cream is heavier than I'm used to and takes a little while to absorb completely but soothes and softens very well. So far it hasn't caused any breakouts. My skin looks healthier, doesn't hurt anymore and makeup applies well over this. I'll probably switch back to my regular brand for day use when warmer weather comes and continue to use this at night. It may be too rich for combo skin in warm humid weather. I have no issues with packaging because I have a smaller version in a squeeze tube but I would buy it again in the tub. Not sure why they don't just offer a bigger squeeze tube though. This does have some possibly irritating ingredients like Eucalyptus so I knocked a lippie off for that it's supposed to be ant-inflammatory but can be very irritating for some. It's pretty low on the list but those with sensitive skin should be cautious.
I have very sensitive combination skin. Somehow this moisturizer does the trick every time. It's light yet effective at moisturizing. Fragrance free, which I love and the list of ingredients is not miles long with suspect ingredients. Overall, I love this moisturizer and would repurchase. The only drawback is the tub, I wish the packaging was a bit more sanitary.
I use this everywhere, all the time, for every reason.
Get out of the shower and my face is all dry and red? Slap this on.
Has a sunburn? This
Dry patches? Again, this.
I can't be without it. It doesn't make my skin greasy or oily, it absorves nicely and takes care of whatever problem I have. A must have!