I bought this product because of the great reviews it got on here but it has left me highly disappointed. I have dry combination skin and i thought this product would be very hydrating as it is meant for very dry skin. It is fine for the first 3 hours or so but after that it does not do much. this product made my skin even drier than it was before and left me with dry patches on my cheeks (something I have never had before using this product). After washing my face my skin feels even drier than before and I also have gotten a few pimples. The smell is also very chemical. I will never buy this product again and I regret not going with my initial decision of buying the Clarins Hydraquench Creme.
I have quite a few large samples of this and I have to say, it is a great moisturizer. It does a fantastic job of moisturizing my skin even after one use. I did find it was a little heavy for my acne-prone skin, but I've been using it on my neck and it's fixed any dryness i had from acne treatments. This is some good stuff! If you need extra moisture, try it out. Definitely not for oily skin.
I had an allergic reaction to a previous moisturizer which caused an eczema and acne breakout. I switched to this one and after a month's usage, it's really cleaned up my complexion. It doesn't feel heavy or thick and absorbs into my skin without making it feel greasy. This cream also is unscented, which is a huge plus for me. I would definitely recommend this for anyone with dry/sensitive skin.
Loved this product! I've had very dry skin for a few years and have been looking for a moisturizer that would help my skin. After going through many different (high end and drugstore) moisturizers, I can definitely say this is the best I've found. It's not too thick and moisturizes my skin a lot as soon as I put it on. No scent, which I love as well. I barely need any to cover my face, this product will last me a long long time. Although it is pricey, I think for what you're getting it's worth it. An amazing product that will last you a long time. It's my new holy grail skin care product!
My Holy Grail Moisturizer. Seriously, best for the most sensitive, acne-prone, dry skin. The only pitfall is the price. I've tried about 8 different drugstore moisturizers to find a cheap alternative, but I keep going back to this one because it just dramatically improves the texture and condition of my face. Will repurchase forever
I bought this cream when the winter weather was taking a huge toll on my skin. At the time, my eczema was uncontrollable and all the creams that didn't break me out were unable to keep the flakes at bay. It was brutal to apply foundation just to find bits of skin peeling off in every direction, no matter how much moisturizer I used. This product saved me.
[ PROS ] - very moisturizing; does not irritate my eczema/rosacea; does not break out my acne-prone skin.
[ CONS ] - a little pricey; may be too heavy for those with normal to oily skin/the summer time; it can leave the face feeling greasy (perhaps just use at night!); bottle is very unsanitary; glass bottle may be too heavy and cumbersome for travel.
All in all, I would definitely repurchase this cream without thinking although I may venture out to try different products for the summer if this proves to be too heavy.
All I was looking for in a moisturizer is 1, to moisturize well, 2, to sink in well. Bought this after reading all the good reviews here. But it has been a total disappointment. It breaks me out in lots of little white spots, even though the texture doesn't seem that heavy. It just sits on my face all day in a shiny film. I am no expert in skin care products, but i do have more than 20 years' experience in trying lots of different brands, from high end to high street. I believe that the ingredients in this moisturizer are just not fine enough to sink in and therefore they sit on my skin and block it.
I bought this as a last attempt to put some moisture into my skin after many fails with other products. My biggest problem with my skin is that makeup just looks horrid and cakey, no matter what I put under it, just plain bad. It looks much more natural and like good skin with no makeup, but since makeup gives that overall tone, I want to wear it especially for occasions. Years ago I didn't have this problem. But as I age, it's become a trial and error chore every time I have to wear makeup. Unfortunately what might be passable on one day, looks awful the next, so I couldn't count on anything to be consistent.
So, I ended up with this product, and although I'm not pleased going chemical (I really prefer the natural ingredients on my skin), this is the only thing I've found that I can 100% rely on where my skin looks youthful and healthy with makeup. Every time, and every makeup.
Clinique says over time the skin will actually adjust and repair. I don't know about that yet, or whether it's just a temporary thing until washed off. But I do know it has saved me time spent putting on makeup, the usual washing it back off, and going through this ordeal when trying to get makeup to look good.
However, I still don't believe that chemicals can give the body the building blocks or make the body work in unison, because to the body, chemicals are always a foreigner. But at least this helps the makeup look good during the day.
I knew when I bought this that it was recommended for very dry to dry skins, but I still wanted to give it a try on my normal/combination skin. Unfortunately I didn't like it because it sort of sat on the skin rather than sink into it - which I suppose is why its aimed at the drier ladies out there. I didn't hate this but it wasnt for me.
Also, another Clinique moisturizer in a tub rather than a pump. Tsk tsk.
This was one of the only moisturizers that soothed my itchy, peeling, dry skin during the six months I was on Accutane. I tried many moisturizers, and while a couple did an adequate job, this was hands down the best. It kept my skin calm for longer than any of the moisturizers I tried, and I didn't feel like I needed to reapply constantly. I HIGHLY recommend for anyone on Accutane.
Now that I've been off Accutane for quite some time (early August 2011 was my last dose), I don't need a moisturizer quite so heavy. Let me clarify that - this moisturizer is NOT too heavy, but as my skin stays soft and moisturized with lighter-duty (read: cheaper) moisturizers, I don't use this daily, as it is fairly expensive. I do use this when my skin feels like it needs some extra love, or if I'm having a nice little spa day.
Overall, it's fantastic for every day use or just on occasion. I'd recommend & repurchase.