I purchased this after my favorite moisturizer (l'occitane ultra comfort cream) was discontinued. I've been using it for over a month and so far it hasn't broken out my sensitive, acne-prone skin but its just not a great moisturizer for the winter months. My skin is oily and acne prone but i have some very dry peeling spots and the calendula cream does not do a good job of getting rid of them! this would be a better moisturizer for the summer. for reference, as suggested by other reviewers, i place some product on my fingers to warm it and dab a thin layer on my face.
I have been using this on and off for almost 1 year so it's time for a review.
I love this product for a few reasons.
1. It is soothing. I had some irritation and major dryness + redness from too much Benzoyl Peroxide and I used to this moisturize and even dotted on the extra spots. After 2 days, the redness is gone and the dryness is much improved.
2. It is creamy, and for me at least, looks good under foundation.
3. It seems safe for my acne-prone, combination skin.
I do not use this all the time because I rotate between this, Argan oil, and the other Jurlique creams (Moisture Replenishing and Balancing Day).
Currently, I still get breakouts but they are hormonal, I do not think this cream aggravate my acne at all. I need a rich cream due to the dry and cold winter and my acne treatment, and this is great.
I smooth this in right after I wash and lightly pat dry with tissue, so that my face is still a little wet. It soaks right in and leave me not shiny for a few hours.
i personally ain't a fan of this product.it's f**kin oily and my skin starts to break out after using it.(not massive red breakouts, but those bloody white heads and oil)
Looks thick and feels oily, but this cream absorbs nicely into your skin. I rub it a bit first on my hand to warm it up before applying like other users have suggested. This really calms my acne and any red spots around my skin. It's a dramatic difference.
It's really good
It cause no problem
but it doesn't deserve this tag. There are lots of organic brands out there as good as this one.
Overall, it's not a bad moisturizer. I was hooked on Jurlique products because of their organic/natural positioning in the cosmetic/skincare market.
This moisturizer, is sticky and doesn't immedietly sink into your skin. As a result, I ended up using it at night because I found that makeup would not go well on top of it. As a nightime moisturizer, it was adequate. It wasn't overly moisturizing or calming.
I would buy this product again not with great enthusiasm but moreso if I was exasperated by other moisturizers that I'd tried that hadn't worked or made my skin worse.
This moisturiser just gets a "fine" from me. From reading the other reviews, it seems to be really good for very irritated skin that can't tolerate other moisturisers. But generally my skin is ok with other moisturisers. So I don't find this cream really gives me anything I don't get from Nivea Soft - it just costs 10 times as much.
Having said that, there are some nice things about this moisturiser. It absorbs very quickly and leaves a lovely matte finish. It would be a good base for makeup, although since it doesn't have SPF I only use this at night. So the matte finish is a bit wasted on me.
So: perfectly good, but not worth the price.
I wore this under powder foundation (Korres) for about 3 months.
- It worked great for my skin. My skin is currently in transition from combination to dry, so it kept the dry patches hydrated, and the oil patches in check.
- Wore this out at 8am, and when I got home at 7pm, just a healthy dewy looking face.
- Combination/sensitive skin girls living in humid weather who spend most of their days in the air conditioned office environment, you should totally give this a shot. If all else fails, this cream is great for cuts and burns, so it'll never go to waste.
- The aluminium squeeze tube packaging is great - I managed to squeeze out every last bit of product.
- Ingredients are all the wonderful botanical extracts you can find in this world.
Really, worth a shot if you have really sensitive skin.
This product is amazing for sensitive skin! It is expensive but totally worth it. I find it is hydrating for dry, sensitive skin without making me too oily. I warm it between my fingers then pat it on my skin and let it sink in. I use it as both a night and day cream but usually find I need to put a primer over the top if I'm wearing make up and make sure to give it enough time to sink in before applying anything over the top. It's quite thick but doesn't break me out and the tube lasts for ages. The packaging is like all Jurlique packaging - flimsy and usually ends up with a few holes in it. If I'm going travelling I usually squeeze some into a travel container as the packaging will leak.
I will start with the good things first: I actually like the packaging: it looks quite stylish to me and such a tube is easy to take on the go. This kind of tube is hygienic too - closest you will come to a vacuum pump. It's not see-through, so the product is well protected from sunlight. This products don't have parabens, for those who are afraid of those. This didn't irritate my very sensitive skin at all - I used it after I had a really bad skin condition (although it contains several potential irritants) This soaked well into my skin and didn't feel greasy after and left a matte result. I liked that they incorporated witch hazel into this.
The neutral: this feels and also kinda smells like butter when applied. The best way to apply: put about 0.7-1 cm (0.5 - 2/5 inch) on your fingertip and use the fingertips on the other hands to warm up the product (rub it between the fingers). This will prevent you from using too much and will also make the cream last longer. At first I was totally grossed out by the texture, but thought it was very unusual later and began enjoying applying. I think it's a bit expensive...
Now to the bad: this made my pores clog up... I always check for how pore-clogging a moisturizer is by looking on my nose: the pores on and around my nose are veeeery small if I'm using a product that doesn't clog them. After using up my tube, the pores on my nose were quite big, and I also had some clogs on my cheeks.
Here are the ingredients analysed by cosdna:
Notice: cetyl alcohol is rated differently by different sources (click on it).
I really liked this because it didn't irritate my skin at all, but clogged pores are a big no-no for me: if they get clogged, I will at some point want to squeeze that stuff out, which is really bad! So I better not be tempted. I'm not even sure why a moisturzer for oily skin has oils in it... Oily skin may lack water (be dehydrated), but it doesn't lack oil. If you give oily skin more oil, it will cause more clogs and, for some people, cause acne...
I do not like that this has so much alcohol in it- alcohol is not good for the skin.
Would I recommend: I honestly don't know what skintype this is best for - it's matte, but contains oil. Maybe you could try to use it only where you're not prone to logged pores? But again: why would a moisturizer contain alcohol...? I wouldn't suggest anyone putting that on the face regularly if it could be avoided...
I tested this out for about 3 months, which should be enough time.