I love love love this product! So gentle and i wake up with glowing skin. Doesn't sting or irritate. Highly recommend this lovely product for first time retinol users.
I bought this product after hearing about Retin A and how it is supposed to help with acne and evening out skin tone (it speeds up cell turnover). However, you have to have a doctor prescription in order to purchase it. I haven't had time to make a doctor's appointment because I am away at college, so I decided to try this product, which has retinol in it (not as strong as retin a). I am also 20 years old, so my intention of using this product is not for signs of aging (yet!).
I bought mine at Walmart for about $17 (though at the time I did have a coupon so it was cheaper than 17). I started using this February 14 and so far I am pretty pleased! I apply this at night, every night, after I shower and use a big pea sized amount to put all over my face. I admit, sometimes it makes my skin sting a LITTLE, but nothing extreme. If it feels to extreme to you, apply every other night or more. It also makes my skin a little red (it is suppose to), but the reddness is gone by morning. After applying this and waiting for it to soak in and dry, I apply my regular moiturizer (Cetaphil's daily advanced lotion).
Since my first application, my skin has become very noticeably smoother, so much even my friends comment on it! This has been amazing for me because my foundation goes on so much smoother and more easy (and does not flake off in areas like it use to). My skin tone (which is a very uneven red) has also noticeable evened out, though not completely. However, I have found that I do not need to apply as much foundation as I used to because my skin is not as red.
As for acne, the pores around my nose appear less noticeable, however not completely gone. I do still break out around my chin area every often, but still an improvement from what I am use to. IT HAS NOT completely gotten rid of my acne.
In summary, after babbling on, I will definitely continue to purchase this product because it has made my skin smooth and more evened out. I hope with longer use it will continue to do great things!
This was my first foray into retinol, and I have notoriously sensitive skin, so it seemed like a good choice. I started off using this every third night on completely dry skin, to ensure that my skin could get used to it. I will say that the morning after my first use, my skin felt so soft, and appeared more even. I experienced absolutely no irritation, and really enjoyed the results. The problem? I just couldn't get past the SMELL! I generally steer clear of anything with fragrance, and the smell of this is so strong and off-putting to me. It really lingers. So, if you're not bothered by fragrance, it's a nice choice. Now that I know that my skin tolerates retinol, I'm off to find something else.
This was my first product with retinal, early 30's, and I bought the sensitive formula thinking that it would be for me......after using this for a month off and on it has not dried out, irritated,burned or affected by skin in any way. I have not seen any real benefits as well. I guess I will have to wait longer to see and next time I buy I will purchase the regular formula .
Ugh, NO. I received a free sample of this and thought I'd give it a shot. It left my skin so slimy... It never soaked in. I put it on about an hour before I planned to go to bed, and I ended up deciding I couldn't deal with the feeling of it on my face. It was so oily and slick that I worried that I'd wake up with monstrous zits. I washed it off. But I think the damage was done -- today I have a bunch of little zits (in fairness, very small) where I NEVER have them (on my cheeks). No thanks! If you have acne-prone skin at all, skip it.
This is HG material for me. All other retinoid/retinol or AHA products burn my delicate skin. I've used this cream at night for about six weeks, and I have the smoothest, most poreless and even-toned skin I've ever had. My skin also is firmer and younger-looking. (I'm 34). This cream has unclogged my blackheads too. Love it!
I have been using this every night for 6 weeks now (they recommend 8 weeks for full results), my skin started to look better pretty much right away and i dont see any dry spots or increase in acne, BUT - it never really got any better since the first week. I am hoping a miracle will happen two weeks from now but i doubt it lol .. i might keep buying this but will still be looking for something .. well, better.
Ive used this on and off for over a year, for some reason i think i need sonething new and end up regreting it. I dont use this every night but when i use it about every other night my skin looks fantastic the next day. When i 1st bought it i had no idea what hylauronic acid is, only that my face looked awesome. Now over a year later i know what hylauronic acid is and i love it. I have to add that i have extremly senstive skin as in my daughters california baby detangler has been breaking me out in an ichy rash from her hair rubbing on my face....thats how senstive...and this cream doesnt make me itch or break out....love it.
The best night cream for oily skin! I love this stuff. I generally cannot use full strength retinol without bad irritation, but no problems with this at all! So glad I found a way to fight wrinkles without completely drying out my skin!
I'm only 21 years old, and didnt really buy this product to look like I did 10 years ago. I did however smoke since I was 15, and in the past year and a half had become a pretty heavy smoker. I was starting to have a lot of potentially serious issues though so I decided to quit and havent smoked for 75 days. It left me with pretty damaged skin though and I had REALLY defined frown lines (due to the muscles you use when you smoke) and lines under my eyes. You'd think being younger, smoking wouldnt have had such a huge effect on my skin, but really, no one is exempt.
Anyway, since Ive quit Ive been doing a lot to try and take care of my skin and when I mentioned the lines to someone I knew, they said they used Retinol Correxion to smooth them out. Her skin was beautiful for an older woman too, so I thought I'd give it a try. I've only used this product twice now, but honestly, I've noticed even already that the lines are smoothing out a lot! They're a lot less noticeable than they were even four days ago! I also have very sensitive skin but this product doesnt make me break out at all. Whenever Ive used it, I've looked in the mirror in the morning and my skin has this overall smooth look to it.
I really enjoy what this product has been doing already, and Ill continue to use it until I feel necessary.