I had high hopes for this moisturiser, but I've been left very disappointed. I though this might help combat some of the redness on my cheeks and nose due to mild rosacea, but this moisturiser only seemed to increase the redness. I also found it slightly greasy for my already oily skin. And it's a poor base for makeup - even with primer, my foundation is patchy before the day is up. I will continue to use this at night as it's sufficiently moisturising and I don't like to throw out skincare products unless they cause breakouts or irritation, but I will not repurchase.
My derm recommended this for my dry, combo acne aging skin..I am so used to buying creams with all the bells and whistles I was a little unimpressed at first glance. But I like this but mainly in the summer..It sinks right in, unscented and fresh feeling. No breakouts (which is because there is not "junk" and extras that most people probably don't need) I do wish that this came in a cream form. The lotion is quite light and I feel doesn't last all day. The packaging is clean and the lotion is contained in a bag inside the bottle. So it stays fresh and its easy to use. This is not my favorite, but I do repurchase because in summer when I am a tad more oily this pretty much all I need. I would recommend this if your skin is irritated and angry and you use way too many products (like I did) and this just gives skin a clean slate. But like I said not very moisturizing.
This has been one of the only moisturisers my hyper-sensitive and reactive skin can handle, and i have already bought backups!
there is one downside to this moisturiser which i have discovered. It makes my face shiny, which i could deal with, except for some reason it is the worst base under makeup. Since using this, even with a primer, my foundation applies much worse than normal and doesn't last more than two hours, and i have finally pinned it down to this product.
I love how this feels so moisturising and will use it every night, but i am on the hunt for a day time moisturiser which will be better as a base for makeup.
Won't use any other moisturizer, amazing for my sensitive acne-prone skin. Expensive but worth it. Feels simple and pure, and does the job of moisturizing perfectly.
I have very sensitive skin and have spent a fortune over the years trying to find something that will moisturize my face with no break outs. Finally I have found this product. Skin is soft, moisturized and I have never broken out. I Love It!
((My skin: Very sensitive, combination, rosacea, micro acne on forehead))
I've waited a long time to write this review, because quite frankly I love, and to a certain degree, strongly dislike (because hate is a strong word) this product.
Why I love it:
This moisturizer has been fantastic for me in winter. I work in an aquatic research lab (with plants), and in the winter going from a humid indoor environment to rough US midwestern winters is hard on my already sensitive skin. That, mixed with exposure to nasty things like hydrochloric acid and straight acetone in the air rec's havoc.
I love this moisturizer for not only soothing, but also helping to be a little more resistant to the elements of nature and man. It does not break me out, and I like that it is a small package. A little does go a long way.
Okay, now why I do not like this:
A tiny note, I do not like the smell. Maybe it's my super sniffer senses, but it smells like fried food to me. Now onto to the real bits.
For such BASIC ingredients this is a very expensive product. This moisturizer has nothing special added to it and merely contains standard moisturizer ingredients, but at a ridiculous price. Now, you could say that it is very hard to find a moisturizer now that doesn't contain a lot of extra huzzah, but at this price?? Perhaps, it is the fancy packaging? Well, speaking of packaging...
I don't think any product packaging has caused me as much frustration as this one. I have been through 6 bottles of this product over the years, and Four out of six have had packaging sabotage.
What I mean by that is, while using this product once you get to the last bits, the bag inside climbs up the bottle. I imagine to preserve the vacuum sealing. BUT from the last bottles this bag has gotten caught in the...exiting tube? and I can't get any more product out. I once ran out and had to go to the store and pay full price for it (only Ulta carries it here), and when the bag got stuck, it was like seeing 6 dollars worth of product just staring at me that I couldn't get too. That packaging is so "high tech" there's no way you can get the remaining bit out.
Seeing my trying to pry the bottle open and being frustrated, my boyfriend decided to try his hand at it. Needless to say it did not go well and neither of us were satisfied.
That alone has made me never want to buy this product again. In an act of trying to preserve the integrity of the product you are left with a faulty system.
I know I'm being a bit passionate and maybe I could have gotten a dud, but that's what I thought the last four times. And even if you get this cheaper on the internet it's still expensive for what it is and even if I paid $10 for it it would still be frustrating to know every time there would be product wasted.
I love La Roche Posay. I think they have excellent products for sensitive skin. Their Toleriane cleanser and their body wash are absolute stables for me and I really want to try their mascara for my sensitive eyes, but all I can say for this one is: ugh!
I just wrote a review on LRP's Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser and I'll be echoing what I said a bit.
I have rosacea (acne kind) and very dry skin as a result and literally couldn't use any moisturizer on the market due to the horrible breakouts they would cause. I had no faith Ultra would really work for me due to my issues, despite my great experience with the Dermo-Cleanser. But, to my great surprise, it doesn't aggravate my rosacea or sensitive/eczema-prone skin and I even use it around my eyes with zero problems.
My skin finally feels moisturized throughout the day and I live in the desert, where you can easily turn into a lizard. As mentioned in my other review, a CVS in my city carries this line and with my store coupons, I can purchase it for around $10 less, but it is rather expensive as it only lasts a month or so. I do love the packaging because it's so simple and you get every last drop out.
If you have similar issues to mine, just consider it a need and not a want as my rosacea is 98% improved due to the Dermo-Cleanser/Ultra combo (and 4 medications from my derm), but the medications didn't really work until I found the cleanser and moisturizer that were like the missing pieces of the puzzle.
This was recommended to me by the saleswomen at the drugstore after she assessed my skin. This product is my go to moisturizer because it is so consistent and does what it is supposed to. My skin feels amazing when I put this moisturizer on my face and it actually seems to subtly calm my skin down (I have some very slight rosacea around my nose) and evens out my skin tone. I will say that while this product is great, it probably isn't great if you have very dry skin. It isn't drying but it doesn't provide extreme moisture. This is good if you have problem free skin and want to keep it that way.
my skin has freaked out lately - red irritated bumps on the surface after toying with some anti aging potions so i ordered this and could almost hear my skin sigh with relief. It is calming and soothing and moisturises my fairly dry skin very well. I think I will be sticking with this in the future.
I'm getting skin sensitivity and irritations maybe because my office building is renovating and all the dust is really irritating my skin. Out of desperation, i purchased this. I was having small raised patches on my face that are not inflamed. Just small patches that i can see. I used this and it really calms my skin. I have very dry cheeks and this is ultra moisturizing without being greasy. Pretty amazing i must say.
This is preservative, paraben, fragrance, colorant, alcohol and lanolin free. Comes with a pump and a transparent plastic bottle. The product is inside a plastic bag within the plastic bottle and as i use it, the plastic bag inside would strink. I guess its cos the bag is airtight.
It is a milky white gel, non-greasy, and can be used on face and eye area, at least i do. i apply sunscreen after and then makeup. I think this would make a good base for makeup because it is resistant to perspiration.