I have really oily and acne prone skin, and I've tried some products from this brand and I decided to give the moisturizer a chance, which was a mistake. When I was halfway through the bottle, oil would come out from the bottle and from the mosturizer. If you have oily skin THIS IS NOT THE PRODUCT FOR YOU. This also makes my face feel cakey and heavy and also greasy. At first it was okay, but now I can't even use it. It may be good for people with dry skin, but it also does not help acne at all. Ive been breaking out recently and this DOES NOT help at all.
I'm not sure how many bottles of this I've bought (10?). When I run out, I just get another one. That's how great it is for my skin.
I have dehydrated, extremely sensitive skin with rosacea. This is the perfect moisturizer for me. It keeps my skin calm and soft.
I'm not sure why others are saying it's expensive. It's $20 for 2 ounces and you only need a dime sized amount. I also suspect that the reviewers who say it's too heavy or sits on top of their skin might be using a bit too much of it.
Need I say that after 10-ish bottles, it's my holy grail?
I bought this from Ulta for about $20 I had run out of my usual moisturizer, and decided to try a new product considering how my previous one offered light moisture only (and winter is coming up!). The lady working recommended me this product, and since it was only $20, I decided to give it a try.
Honestly, this moisturizer isn't terrible. It isn't good, either. I hated the way it felt on my skin; it was just sitting there. I have a history of terrible eczema and extremely sensitive skin, and although the moisturizer claims to reduce redness, I noticed some red patches appearing throughout the day. It also actually felt drier and itchy as the day went on. The oily texture of the moisturizer also caused me to break out; I almost never break out, so I am 100% certain the pimples are attributed to this product.
I don't know if I was allergic to a certain ingredient in this product or what, but I will certainly be switching back to my original moisturizer, despite the attractive price tag. Was really hoping this one would work! :(
I hated this moisturizer when I first bought it. Another reviewer described this as more of a "sealant" and said it made her sunscreen pill. This is what it did to me as well. It's super greasy and it would just sit on my skin and never really sink in. When I tried to apply foundation (or heaven forbid, primer!) on top, it would turn into this cakey, pasty disgusting mess. I shelved it and forgot about it.
However this Summer, while shopping my stash, I rediscovered it. I've been having issues with eczema and contact dermatitis lately, and I find this product incredibly soothing. I don't know that it makes redness disappear (which it claims to do), but it doesn't exacerbate the existing situation. The only other thing I can put on my whole face and neck right now is Aquaphor, which feels super disgusting. I don't know if it's the heat or that my skin is a little oilier in the summer, but I do find that this moisturizer is sinking in nicely.
Another bonus: because this moisturizer is so greasy, I can wear foundations over it that I couldn't wear before. Any long-wearing foundations geared for oilier skin (like MAC ProLongwear or EL Double Wear) used to do disgusting things on my dry skin, but now they look amazing with this moisturizer. It's like the foundation soaks up the grease from the moisturizer and just leaves my skin satiny and smooth all day. On the flip side, if I try to apply moisturizing foundations over this product, they slide right off.
All in all, I am liking this product now. I wish it came in a bigger bottle for the price, though. I went through 2oz in under 3 months. I am used to buying huge tubs of CeraVe or Cetaphil (for less money) and they last forever.
The texture is very thin, so you don't have to use a lot. So a little goes a long way, it's not THAT moisturising, because it is such a lightweight moisturiser it only protects your skin.
This reminds me a lot of The Body Shop's Vitamin E Moisture Cream.
It wasn't anything exciting so it wasn't worth the splurge IMO as I bought this at Kit Cosmetics in Sydney for AUD$31.95
I love this. It's light, absorbs quickly, and my skin feels very supple. I'm pretty oily in the T zone but quite dry everywhere else and this does not make me break out or get too greasy. Only draw back is it doesn't have SPF.
I feel like i've tried all the moisturizer out there from high end like (La mer, Chanel, Lancome)to drug store(cetaphil, boots,etc) and nothing seems to work for me. until 3days ago, I went to Nordstrom mario-badescu counter to pick up anti-acne serum(love it!) and got a sample of kera moisturizer and the honey moisturizer. I love both, but kera seems to be more moisturizing for me since its mainly for sensitive/dry skin. I have really sensitive skin, dry patches, acne prone and rosacea. It doesn't break me out with small bumps or cystic as matter of fact any acne at all. I have to say that I've finally found my HG moisturizer! <3
good stuff. i got it yesterday and so far no breakouts, sensitivity or glitter. i just wish it had sunscreen in it so i didn't have to use a separate SPF.
I'm on to my second bottle of this and I really do like it. I have very dry, sensitive, acne prone skin and this is so incredibly moisturizing. It calms my skin and does not cause break outs. I always have dry flaky cheeks and this is the only think I've found in years that really moisturizes.
I still keep this in my arsenol of skin care products as it is very moisturizing - especially since I find so few products moisturizing enough for my skin. But my skin has turned against me once again and becomes red when I use this. Also has started causing breakouts on chin and forehead. Will probably need it in winter until I find something less irritating.
Uh, one word - creepy.
In a few more words, here are the details of my experience with this product.
I sampled Mario Badescu's Kera Moisturizer on the advice of a SA who swears by it. Ordinarily, I'm wary of even testing a product on my hand or forearm, as I did in this case, because I've had some heinous product reactions in the past. The SA has fussy skin, and since my skin had become painfully dry, I offered up the back of my arm.
After massaging a in small amount of the lotion, my skin felt comfortable, and it's appearance was somewhere between dewy and greasy. The product claims to calm redness, and I thought it would at least be acceptable to wear for a few hours in the evening to give my face a drink. I paid $20 plus tax for a two ounce bottle, no sweat.
I didn't care that the bottle itself is about as crummy as they come, because I don't find the colour combination on the label to be offensive - admit it, there is some truly hideous packaging floating around out there that is actually making an effort to pass as luxurious, while Mario Badescu's line of products lacks any such pretense. That's why I gave them 2 points for packaging quality instead of one. My issue happens to be with what may, or may not, be in said packaging.
You see, as I was driving home with my new treasure, I noticed that the back of my arm, where I'd applied the lotion, was covered in glitter. Really obvious glitter. Lots and lots of it. The only possible culprit was the Mario Badescu Kera Moisturizer.
By the time I arrived home, there were raised red blotches in the area.
After washing the area and resorting to cortisone cream, I checked out the Kera Moisturizer's rep here on the Alley, and wouldn't you know, I'm not the only one to have encountered a product that's loaded - I repeat loaded - with shimmer that's not indicated on the label.
I'll never know if the bottle of moisturizer that I brought home with me was contaminated, because I took it back to the store and exchanged it for something from a brand I trust.
I am absolutely appalled by the lack of quality control this betrays. I can never trust or respect a company that obviously doesn't batch test it's products, or if they do, sees no problem whatsoever with distributing it despite contamination.
WHAT WAS THAT STUFF??? Was it even safe for it to have come into contact with human skin? With infant formula, pet food, toothpaste, and God only knows what else being made from poison, I'm not at all comfortable with the presence of an ingredient that isn't listed on the product's label. Even if it's as 'innocent' as another one of Mario Badescu's products having been accidentaly labeled and sold as their Kera Moisturizer, that's still pathetic, and more than a good enough reason to avoid anything this company offers. They're just too mediocre to make it worth what I consider the risk.