This DOES NOT moisturize!!!!!! I'm baffled by people this works for.... really dont get it.
Did nothing for my skin. at all. Its so mild it doesn't exist, how is it therapeutic???
Lotion is 10x worse. Gave me red welts.
This is also known as Complex 15 Daily Face Cream in Canada, and this moisturizer has changed my skin. I am very acne prone, and break out to most face lotions. It's really annoying and frustrating because I have dry skin so I need to moisturize a lot. I never thought my moisturizer could be breaking me out, but when I switched to this some of my acne disappeared within a few days. This lotion doesn't leave a greasy residue on my skin, it soaks right in. Also, this is the perfect moisturizer to mix with foundation because it isn't greasy and doesn't smell bad. I do wish this moisturized a little more, but it's still a great lotion! If you are acne prone definitely give this lotion a try!
I have the most sensitive and acne prone skin out there. I'm allergic to most moisturizers and lotions and I was recommended this product by a faithful user and she swears by the stuff. This stuff is amazing!! It's unscented and a little dab seriously spreads quite easily. Once it's on the skin its pretty watery but that makes it feel so much better when its on you. It makes my skin soft after applying it and I am very, very happy with this product. I will probably buy this forever.
Complex 15 is what my Mom has always sworn by. No matter what time of year she uses this. Since my acne has been very prominent in the last month I decided to give this a go. Unfortunately, it didn't do anything special for me. My skin is very dehydrated because of the winter and this did nothing at all to help it. My combo skin (very dry) right now just seemed to be bothered by this cream. At first I thought it wasn't breaking me out, but after 3 days of use I have red clusters where I normally wouldn't get acne. Also, by the end of the day my cheeks were so greasy and I found it didn't help my makeup stay for as long as it should. The whole "matte" factor that this product claims did not work for me. I have now switched moisterizers and my face looks better simply after 2 days. I may give this a go in the summer possibly (my skin may just be crazy 'cause of the cold weather), just so I can use up my tube. I see that some acne-prone people have had success with this product, so I just may be too sensitive to some of the ingredients.
Let me start of by saying, you either adore his product or hate it. I'm finding that the people that dislike it either have very sensitive skin, and can't find a moisturizer that won't break them out, or they have very dry skin. Why buy a moisturizer that's known for being light if you don't want a light lotion? *Sigh* I don't get people. Don't knock the product for being ineffective when you're the one with the problem...?
Regardless, I have an oily t zone, and I always seem to have clogged pores. I wanted something to put on after I wash my face just to keep it from feeling tight and uncomfortable without making me feel like a slimey oily greaseball. I was having problems finding a middle ground. Aloe gel wasn't enough, but even the light moisturizers made me feel gross. This stuff is perfect. It has a scent, but honestly I'd take it over the smell of baby powder any day.
Bottom line: I finally have a moisturizer that isn't greasy. Someone finally made one, and I will most definetly buy this again!
I've been using this lotion 2-3 times a day for the past four days to help my skin recover after the Skin Medica Vitalize peel. It absorbs very quickly, relieves some of the itching and the tightness, and so far hasn't broke me out. I store it upside down; I do agree that packaging is not very convenient, but I am not complaining for the price or the outcome. Found it at Harmon Cosmetics for $5. Awesome!
Unfortunately this isn't a good moisturizer for my combination skin. I found after a week of use my oily t-zone began to develop clogged pores and the drier/normal areas of my face and neck felt even drier and looked flakey.
I dont like it.
First, it has terrible smell, i put it on and the smell gives me a headache for the whole day. It smells like medicine which is not good.
Second, it breaks me out. Whenever I use it, it got 2-3 big pimples the next day. I know how light and liquidy it is, but still. It has something in there that really doesnt like my skin.
Anyway, it makes my makeup go on my fast very smooth and last longer. It kinda gives me the glowy look with my foundation. But I will look for another light moisturizer.
In Canada, this is called the "Daily Face Cream."
Anyhow on to my review...
I get facial dermatitis flareups if I use the wrong products, and have a list of products from my dermatologist that I can use. Every-time I have "strayed" and used a different product I would get a flare-up or not like the product. This happened with the Pond's cream. I was wanting a more moisturizing lotion for everyday, and underneath make-up and had been looking at this for a while, even though it is *not* on the list. There was a girl working at London Drugs who dealt with acne, and went on Accutane, and she told me this lotion along with Cetaphil I think it was, was what her dermatologist recommended. My dermatologist recommends CeraVe. Anyways I put it onto my face, and immediately my cheeks began to turn red. I didn't change anything in my routine except for this cream (which is more like a lotion fyi). I washed my face and stepped into the shower, and my face looked normal again, so I knew it was this product. I was attracted to the oil-free, fragrance free "cream" that they were calling it, so I'm like a cream that is oil-free, too good to be true, and it was haha! Some of the ingredients in here are vastly different from other oil-free lotions and even basic lotions like Cetaphil, and CeraVe. It does seem like some people have found some luck with this, but for me this product will be going back! I guess I will be sticking to my list. :P
Me: Acne-prone, sensitive skin that is easily dehydrated. Prone to cyst-like pimples when using moisturizers.
Absolutely an HG product. I'd been searching for an effective moisturizer for what feels like forever, as I use benzoyl peroxide daily on my skin and had experienced severe drying and flaking as a result. I had initially tried a serum, hoping that it would provide enough moisture in exchange for being light enough as to not cause any breakouts. Unfortunately, serums were not moisturizing enough for me. Switching to a cream or lotion-like moisturizer for sensitive skin caused massive breakouts. Every time I've used a thicker moisturizer (other than a serum), I've had terribly large pimples form on my otherwise clear skin. I was a bit timid when I first decided to try this moisturizer, but after hearing rave reviews from other people with various skin conditions, I thought I'd buy some and see how it worked.
The face cream comes in a relatively thin, long tube. It is not so much a cream as it is a lotion - with a consistency much like that of a fluid sunscreen (although not goopy or sticky). The packaging is quite ugly and leaves no premise of luxury in its wake. However, I'd rather pay the $11 for a medicinal-looking package than waste another $10 on something that looks pretty. The scent is relatively neutral, if not non-existent. It can be used liberally and provides a surprising amount of moisture for its consistency. It absorbs quickly into the skin without greasiness - and my skin is notoriously stubborn when it comes to absorbing moisture. It lasts for about 2 months, maybe longer, based on twice-daily use.
Everything is fantastic about this moisturizer. My only complaint is the lack of SPF, but I suppose that adding in a sunscreen to the moisturizer could clog the pores of the skin and decrease the product's usefulness in people with extremely sensitive skin (ex. rosacea, dermatitis, etc).
BOTTOM LINE: The perfect moisturizer, keeps my skin very well-moisturized without causing acne or oiliness. Absorbs quickly. Inexpensive. If you can get past the ugly packaging, Complex 15 is a treasure chest of moisturizing wonder.