This product really saved my appearance last week when I suddenly experienced horrible dry flakiness around and on my nose. I applied this as a night moisturizer and within 2 days, all clear!! No flakiness, no dry patches anywhere on my face.. The texture is a bit sticky but as a night treatment it really doesn't matter to me.. This delivers.
Unfortunately, this product is hella expensive. I scold myself everyday for having spent $34 on a philosophy moisturizer, so I definitely can't justify spending $50 on this one. That said, I have two small travel sizes of this that I received in gift sets. It is, in fact, a great moisturizer though. I like gel moisturizers b/c they have a slight sticky consistency which allows makeup to adhere better to the skin. It's super moisturizing & feels refreshing. I'm in live w/ it, but unfortunately, I probably won't be purchasing the full size unless it's on sale, or I might just get the travel sizes. Anywho, if you don't mind the price then definitely try it. It's wonderful!
This has been a lifesaver this winter. My T-zone is bipolar, being very oily in the summer and deathly dry in the winter. I flake and peel madly. This winter, however, having recently moved to LA, the drier air has not been kind to me. I noticed my laugh lines looking much more prominent, as if I had aged overnight. At first I freaked out and started using a mild retinoid everyday, but it didn't seem to do much. Then I remembered I had recently gotten this and gave it a try.
In ONE NIGHT, I swear, it rehydrated my skin so well that my laugh lines were nowhere to be seen without makeup and barely visible with heavy makeup on. It's very greasy, very thick, and doesn't sink into your skin very well, but that's the point. I use it exclusively at night and wake up with plump and moist skin that's super soft with no flakes or dry spots. I've been using it religiously for a week and my skin is definitely less red and irritated, and makeup glides on like a dream. I don't even have to wear full coverage every day and can get away with something sheer. In the morning you can still feel it on your skin and sometimes I just rinse with warm water rather than soaping to prolong the effect.
I am not acne prone or have sensitive skin, so I don't think it's doing anything harmful in that aspect. I do have to note that it doesn't burn like my tub of Olay Regenerist did around my eyes. I can slather this all over and a pea size amount covers my entire face very well. I use an eye cream, ROC retinol on my laugh lines, and then this is the final thing that goes onto my face before I head to bed.
Love, will repurchase over and over. I'm not a huge fan of reaching fingers into a tub and I'm paranoid I might drop this and spill the precious cream everywhere, but that's no big deal. I have the large tub and I'm hoping that it will last me all winter so that I would only have to repurchase once a year.
Never again. I never had sensitive skin and now suffer from mild perioral dermititis which has been triggered every time I have used this cream. There are so many baddies in some skin care. Have emptied my skin care drawers of almost all Clinique products and have switched to more gentle and natural alternatives. Paid way too much (Clinique is v expensive in australia) for a product full of nasties that burns and leaves a sticky residue.
I did not care for this cream. I don't like the silicone feel, my skin does not do well with silicones, and sure enough it broke me out. I got a free sample in a kit, so I didn't pay for it. I put it on my nightstand and now use it on my hands before bed.
It's hard for me to review this product because I honestly do love how it makes my skin feel, it makes it very comfortable and hydrated. Unfortunately no matter what it does not absorb fully, I exfoliate on a regular basis and use my clarisonic every day, but my skin is very sticky to touch all day with this moisturizer. Since I basically always have makeup on for work I dislike the feeling of sticky skin under my foundation. I don't hate it enough to return it but I will not buy it again.
I got this product during christmas last year, and let me tell you, this product has done WONDERS! I have very dry skin and I have found it very difficult to find a good moisturizer for dry skin, but doesn't make your skin feel super oily. I use the moisturizer before i go to bed, and then In the morning, and i have noticed that my skin has been feeling more rejuvenated than ever, and my foundation looks flawless after i apply this. Although it is on the pricey side, I would repurchase this item.
The product is a fairly lightweight moisturiser that I have been using on my normal/dry slightly sensitive skin in a morning before applying make up. It has been fine but for the price and the fairly plain ingredient list, its not worth the money. Im surprised at the good rating for this product, although everyones skin is different I suppose.
I give the moisturiser 3 stars on the basis that it didn't break me out, it's been generally 'fine'.
- Fragrance Free
- Alcohol Free
- PETROLEUM in the ingredients (I try to stay away from this, fragrance, mineral oil and alcohol in skincare) must have missed it upon purchase
- Not 'intensely' hydrating what so ever (especially now winter is coming)
- It made my eyes WATER after 5 mins of application.. never had this from a moisturiser before???
- Jar packaging
I know every skin is different, but as a 42 yr old mom who spends summers at the pool, this moisturizer is spot on. It feels like it's just what I need, not oily, not drying. I tried Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair for the entire bottle and never liked it. Too chemical smellng, tacky feeling and useless.
I like this better than Clinique's Dramatically Different that I've used since High School. Hope others find it's qualities are useful as I did.
Not so sure if I would buy this product again. I've been wearing it every night and wake up with my face ferling moisturized, sometimes even oily, which I don't mind since i have very dry skin. I had some breakouts, but don't know if it was some other reason.