I started using this again because I found that my Dr. Weil cream has been too heavy for day-weird. Anyway, to my surprise, UM isn't super thick and overly hydrating, but just right. My skin isn't flaky, but it sure feels tight this time of year. Usually my skin is a bit drier, but for some reason, it isn't too much this year. I'm really happy at how this cream has made my skin look. I use it over A Perfect World serum and my skin hasn't been smoother.
This product does mosturize but not as heavy as you would expect from a product that is said to deliver moisture urgently to dry skin. I agree with the people below: not enouh moisture for my dry nose and it is difficult to follow with foundation as it can be sticky.
my skin is really dry in the winter, so this really made my skin feel a bit smoother and feels like it actually absorbed into the skin. i prefer this over some other moisturizers, but i don't think it's moisturizing enough for the whole day.
*edit* i have to resort back to this moisturizer. thankk god it's not discontinued!!
This moisturizer is very good, but it feels waxy and sticky. The Origins SA told me that it is really a treatment that goes over a moisturizer. I am not sure how accurate this is when it says nothing of the sort on the bottle or the website. (update on this, I found out that she just wanted to make a sale, you don't need a separate moisturizer, because this is soley a mosturizer). I think this is better used at night because in the morning, my face feels softer. But it's too waxy/sticky to use in the morning. I don't plan on repurchasing at this time. If my views change, I will update this review.
Okay, this is a great moisturizer, HOWEVER, I do stand by what I said with it being sticky feeling. I don't like to apply makeup directly over it since it's a bit sticky to apply makeup smoothly. I think it's still best for a night moisturizer. It does work great to moisturizer my very dry skin. And I like the fact that it's in a bottle, which is more sanitary than the jar packaging that they commonly use. I would repurchase however. continued >>
Wow! Didn't expect much from Origins but this is really a great face moisturizer. My skin is very problematic...forehead can get oily/normal but cheeks will be as dry as the desert. I end up breaking out a lot because of the dryness of my cheeks and wintertime...so I've been looking for a heavier moisturizer for the winter. Unfortunately, most of them have broken me out b/c they're too oily and heavy for my face! This one is just right...it actually absorbs into the skin, leaving it hydrated, not just greasy! One of the few moisturizers i've ever used that actually moisturized my dry patches! Only reason I gave it 4 lippies was b/c I'm not sure if I'm breaking out because of this cream or the sunscreen I used the day before...I will have to update to let you guys know. In the meantime, get a sample of this if you can, perfect for wintertime moisture!
UPDATE 12/30/04: Never mind...it wasn't the effects of the moisturizer I was feeling, it was the Perricone treatment that was doing it for my skin....I had a sample of Perricone's product that I had just finished at the time when I started using this product and now I realize that its Perricone I should've invested in, not Origins. Dropped this down from 4 lippies to 2...sorry Origins...not moisturizing enough for me, I'm still getting flakies :(
UPDATE 2/16/05: Holy crap, this stuff really sucks. I've dropped it down to one lippie because over the past month and a half that I've been using this, my skin has become red and blotchy with dry patches all over the place. I didn't understand why my skin perpetually looked like it was red and raw until I realized it was this Urgent Moisture. I'm probably allergic to one of the many ingredients in this lotion. Last night was the first night I didn't use it and my skin looks so much better...no more red patchiness. I would stay away from this if you have sensitive skin!!
While I did enjoy this, I really bought the wrong product. I have combination skin, and this moisturizer was just too heavy in the summer. But it really does deliver moisture instantly and works great in the winter, when my skin balances out better. Smells great, and also works nicely on hands.
This is a decent moisturizer for winter. It's not heavy and greasy, which is a plus, but it also isn't quite strong enough for my really dry winter nose. Finding something that can deal with all elements of my combination skin in the winter can be a real challenge. This does a good job on most of my face, but my nose is still dry and flaky, and this also makes my nose sting. Yikes. I'm still searching for a good winter moisturizer. This worked on most of my face, just not my nose.
This is a wonderful moisturizer during the winter for my combo skin. Not greasy and it sinks right it. Plus, a little bit goes a long way. Leaves my skin soft and moisturized without making it oily.
I'm in love! The perfect moistureizer. It makes your skin soft as well as wonderfully hydrated. It feels like dipping your face into cold water and lasts forever.
I was told by my derm that i had some excema this spring, and being acne prone/oily skin, i was not pleased with this dilemna. So at night i needed something i could spot my dry spots and i tried a variety of products including Origins Constant Comfort, then i found a sample of urgent moisture. Wow, what a difference this makes. I put on my dry spots that flake out by the end of the day and they are fine. This product was a godsend. Will purchase the full size. I will use this along with OoO Complete spf 30 during the summer, and we'll see how my complexion fares.