Love this but there is no denying that it smells of onions.
But obviously once it has all been absorbed the smell is not noticeable!!
Keeps skin nicely hydrated when work under my foundation, even in the middle of winter! Great antioxidants and skin care benefits. Skin feels nourished.
Product lasts forever.
ABOUT ME: I'm a 43-year old Latina woman with very fair olive skin (mature/combination/sensitive type). I have some minor facial lines and redness.
USAGE: I've used this product regularly over the past 6 months or so, usually once daily in the evening, following cleanser, toner, BHA exfoliant, and retinol serum. I apply 1-2 pumps (usually need 2 in cooler weather) and stroke lightly all over my face, then lightly pat in a small amount around my eyes onto the orbital bone.
RESULTS/REVIEW: I've nearly finished a full bottle and have ordered a second one. This is a VERY lightweight "gel-lotion" type moisturizer. It smooths into my skin easily, absorbs quickly, and leaves no greasy or heavy afterfeel. It's part of my nighttime skin care routine, but I'm convinced makeup could wear well over it. It has no sunscreen, so I use a different moisturizer during the day. It doesn't contain retinol.
Although it is fragrance-free it has a VERY MILD chemical odor that doesn't offend me and dissipates quickly.
This product LOVES my skin. It definitely improves the appearance of discoloration and dark circles. NOTE: the imperfections DON'T disappear, but they are definitely minimized. It also firms up my skin quite well. I've suffered no sensitivity, breakout, or other unfavorable reaction.
This is definitely intended for oily or combination skin. Moisturization is very light and weightless. I might need something a little richer for the winter months.
Packaging's very sturdy and dispenses product evenly. No leaks. I imagine there will be some waste, though.
I definitely like and recommend this product to people seeking a lightweight, non-greasy antioxidant-rich moisturizer.
This product is not for sensitie skin!It is clearly written on the label the skin types it targets.So,I recommend to stop complaining and buy the product which is suitable to your skin!
Unfortunately, many products from this line sting and burn my sensitive skin. I highly encourage samples and I do have to say the PC rep who assisted me was very generous with the samples. Thank goodness.
This was not moisturizing enough at all. I've tried this moisturizer a few times and even when my skin was oilier it was not moisturizing enough. Then, there was the stinging. I have fussy skin (total princess and the pea) and accept that many products don't work for me. However I try to look for the positives and recommend others try products that don't suit me. This is not one I would NOT recommend to anyone.
Bought this because I wanted a moisteriser that would also fade away red acne marks. Used it a couple of times with Paula's choice CLEAR system. For me, a standard moisturiser (e.g. Cetaphil) is a better option as this really STUNG at the sensitive areas of my skin. Probably my own fault for putting my skin through too much all at once.
I hated the smell - like yeast mixed with vegemite & about just as effective on my face. Can't comment on any anti-aging benefits because I'm young at the moment. Gave it to my mother and she loves it - mainly because it was expensive - but I have generously given it 3 lippies in honour of her approval.
It is a nice moisturiser, but unfortunately not rich enough for me. It would work for the day under a richer foundation, but it doesn't contain SPF and at night I need more moisture. In any case, I like a lot the Resist line.
I have been using this moisturizer for about a year and really like it, but it isn't going to be moisturizing enough for anyone with even slightly dry skin. I have very normal skin, neither oily nor dry, so this is perfect. It just balances everything out, gives my skin lots of beneficial ingredients, helps with my cystic acne, and leaves a smooth, matte finish behind. I only wear it at night because it doesn't contain sunscreen, but even using it once a day has helped reduce my acne and post-acne hyper-pigmentation. I use two pumps (which is more than enough for my face and neck) as the last step in my skincare routine. Like all of Paula's products, there aren't any crazy claims to get all dramatic about. It's just a really great moisturizer for oily (or very normal) skin that does its job, and that's what makes it good.
I love her products, especially this one. I will say she makes her products for oily skins, like herself. Since I have that type I would recommend most of her skincare
UPDATE 9/28/12: Still liking this very light lotion that seems to benefit both my oily and dry areas. I wrote before that it wasn't enough moisture for my skin- but I find that it is enough moisture with my current routine / products. I mix a couple of pumps (or less) with a bit of PC's Resist Super Serum and spread all over except around eyes. This combo is a great primer that doesn't feel heavy whether I top it with BB lotion or foundation which both have mineral sunblock and provide a bit of moisture.
INITIAL REVIEW: This product delivers in two big ways; it reduces the minor but previously regular blemishes in the center of my face AND it is reducing the overall redness of my sun-damaged skin considerably. Clear skin indeed!! I like how this basically disappears on my skin; I need more moisture than it provides, so I use it as an a.m. treatment after BHA 2% lotion and before moisturizer. Iíve also been using Paulaís Choice products (the Resist and Clear products); so granted, this Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator has been getting support from other products- but, when I added this to my routine two weeks ago, I noticed pretty quickly that my T-zone calmed down; so I assume that the anti-bacterial in this is effective for me without being too harsh; benzoyl-peroxide is too drying for me to use regularly for my mild acne.
I literally took a double take in the mirror first thing this a.m.- my skin tone was just so much more even. So I thought Iíd share my good news here; if you have similar skin issues as me (hyper-pigmentation, sensitivity, mild rosacea, blemishes) I suggest you sample this; samples are a wonderful thing with sensitive skin, and this fabulous company makes it easy and inexpensive to test products.
Unfortunately this product was terrible for my skin type. I used it 3 times, the first time I used the product my skin felt tight and uncomfortable, the second time still felt slightly irritated and then by the third use I woke up with irritated, red, dehydrated skin with small red spots.