I bought this moisturizer about 3-4 months ago and it actually works most of the time. I know it's made for dry skin but after after washing and toning with an oil eliminating face wash and toner, it's really helpful. It absorbs quickly, but I really don't recommend using it on a hot day because it just melts into oil on your face. For me, I get really flaky at the edge of my nose and this moisturizer doesnt really fix it as well or as quick enough as I wish it did. It gets sticky though and it stay on your fingers like plastic film. The scent isn't even overpowering or at least I hardly smell anything. Overall, it is a really good moisturizer. :)
I buy this when I'm feeling too cheap to spend $45 on my favourite Clinique moisturizer. It basically does the same thing as Clinique, but at a much lower cost. I think I pay $10 at Wal Mart, it might be $12.95 at drug stores. It makes my skin feel refreshed, clean and light without dragging it down, but if you have any dry spots on your skin (like after a shower), you will need to apply 2-3 coats of this stuff to those areas. It smells nice, too.
I have dry to normal skin, and I love this product. It feels very refreshing when I apply it to my face. Most of the time my face feels tight, but when I use this my face feels great! I would recommend this product and would buy again.
This saved my skin this winter! I started getting dry patching around my nose in december and purchased this. I am very happy I did :)
Cool when applied
Gets rid of flakes within a few days
keeps skin flake free
easy to use container
Will definitely repurchase in the fall and winter months.
I give this product three lippies overall because it does moisturize but is not a treatment kind of product. At 7.99 the value cant be be beat. Very pleased to see there aren't any parabens-a huge no no on my list. The moisture is slightly greasy but I think thats my combination/ oily skin. Pluses are that it is light enough for summer and any shine disappears under BB cream and my ever-fabulous Bare Escentuals finishing powder. Add a sunscreen,please! In winter my skin got flakey in spite of moisture. Thank goodness for daily exfoliation. So while it is a good product for my in progress emergency bag, my mature skin needs better care. My bad! Nice budget skincare for a teenager,however. In summary I wont buy again except in an emergency.
Fyi-- even though this moisturizer is marketed for those with dry skin, I think it's better suited for combo-oily skin types. A little background: my skin is combo/sensitive and acne-prone with some dry, flaky patches that I attribute to the bitterly cold winter in Michigan and Retin-A use.
At first, I really loved this Gel-cream and it had potential to be HG...but sadly, no. I enjoy the light texture, which reminds me of a primer because it doesn't have that heavy moisturizer feeling like most products and it dries with a matte finish that doesn't look oily. After a few days of using this product consistently, it hasn't made a difference in my dry, flaky spots and burns slightly if put on top of raw skin- ouch!
This isn't a crappy product by any means, I was just anticipating it to be more moisturizing than it actually is. I'll probably use it a lot in the summer because it's very light and doesn't look shiny, but this is a no-go for my skin this time of year and as other reviewers have helpfully pointed out; it contains a hefty amount of alcohol which may be an irritant for some and promote drier skin over time. I won't repurchase, but you could do a lot worse @ the drugstore!
This is awful.Full of alcohol and this is is a product for dry skin. Alcohol won't do any skin type any favours. It will break down the skin's protective barrier,cause collagen breakdown and cell death.It is used in cosmetics as a preservative or to help penetration of an ingredient.That's ok in small amounts. This cream has alcohol third on the ingredient list! This won't moisturise dry skin it will make it drier.Even If it seems to be working it's only temporary. This rubbish will dry out your skin. What's Garnier thinking?Even if you can't see or feel the damage alcohol causes it's happening under the skin's surface.This cream is also coloured and it contains fragrance, smells like cheap cologne. It doesn't even moisturise. It's useless. This is not skin care, it's ANYTHING but. It's going in the bin. At least it was cheap!
I love this moisturizer! I heard about it from chelsaemadonna on youtube. I'd tried the regular one but it didn't really help. But this dry skin one is awesome! We've had alot of snow this winter and its been uber dry so this was perfect!
I got this because I was in desperate need of a very moisturizing face cream and thought this would be great. Nope, it burns and now I figured out why, it's got alcohol in it. No idea why they would do that but it burns and doesn't help with my severe dryness or rosacea. Expensive too IMO for the size of this jar and what it is, alcohol.
I loved this product. It was very inexpensive, but it shouldn't be! It moisturizes as well as a high-end one. I love the gel-cream formula. I just wish that it was a pump instead of a jar (for hygienic purposes). overall, I thought it was a great product! I would definitely purchase it again.