This is my go-to moisturizer during the fall and winter. I LOVE this<3
Because of the change in weather and temperature, my combination skin tends to need different kinds of moisture depending on season. It gives me soft and smooth skin without breaking me out and keeps my skin hydrated during the day.
I use this after my cleansing routine (all dermalogica: Precleanse - Special Cleansing Gel/skin Prep scrub - Multi-Active toner) both morning and night. I take a pea size amount on my fingertip and distribute it in spots on my cheeks, nose, forehead and chin and use light upwards strokes starting on my chin and finish at my hairline in the forehead. I take what left of my fingers and do the same to my neck.
I have the big bottle (100 ml) for more than one season of fall and winter and that weighs up for the price i pay for it here in Norway (630 NOK = approx. 107 USD).
Great night moisturizer for anyone with normal to dry skin. Very moisturizing.
It is a basic moisturizer. The scent is a bit overpowering but disappears after a couple of minutes. I have combination clog-prone skin and it reacts well. However, moisturizer is too heavy for using under the makeup and not quite moisturizing for the night cream. It's too expensive for its properties, I think you can find similar moisturizers for lower price, so I'm going finish my sample bottle and try something else.
I've recently bought the Dry/Normal skin tryout kit, and all I can say is I'M SO DISAPPOINTED! The facewash and eye cream are nothing spacial, but this cream is the devil!! It smells absolutely vile - I feel so self-conscious wearing it cus I can smell it on me all the time, and won't even go for a hug cus I'm scared the other person might smell it too (and they do usually). It also does nothing for my skin, my face feels sticky and looks shiny all day even if I use the smallest amount. Foundation doesn't go on as well as it should after I've used this cream. I also got a few breakouts since I started using it, but it might be something else, although I do suspect the cream after reading other users' reviews.
PS I used Clarins, Clinique and Lancome before. Will NEVER buy Dermalogica again.
BAD BAD BAD!! Omg..i had the worst experience with using this face cream and let me tell u i have used a bunch since i am on a forever never ending search mission to find my HG moisterizer.... sigh......... :(
I generally hav a passion for trying out new products and sad to say hav spent a fortune on it so far, so with that havin said i heard abt the Dermaogica range and decided to research up onit before splashing out. It sounded too good 2 b tru so i headed out to my nearest dermalogica store and decided to buy the sample Kit which mind u was still very expensive!! :( i opted for the dry/normalas this is what the SA there suggestedafter my 'skin mapping'. Although i wasnt sattisfied with that bcoz i do believe i have combination skin. But anyway i came home with this kit and cudnt wait2 try it out. First night after cleansin my face with the kit i went to bed hoping to wake up to 'amazing plump fresh skin'... but sadly no. In the mornin i again applied this moisterizer and all day my face fely gloppy.... dirty.... greasy.... and heavy!!! YhUCK!!! But i still stuck to it hoping it needed a few days to kick in... but day after day.... i HATED wearing this... the cleanser was ok.... the toner spray was rubbish....did NOTHING... and the skin smoothing cream was just horrible. I had a constant break out throughout the month i continued using this kit.... red blemishes all over my face..uugghhh.... and touchwood my skin is usually always clear !!
So i stopped and went back to using my clinique 3 step.... i alwaya go back to this in the end..... siiiggghhhhh...!!!!!!!
Not too light or heavy and did not break me out which makes it a great moisturiser for my combination skin.
Great for dry skin during winter months or from a product that dried your skin out. It gives my skin just what it needs & almost instantly I feel the life come back into my skin.
Right now during the warmer weather my skin is more oily and I sweat more. I won't use this product if I know I'm going to be out in the sun & sweating. Right now I'm using it every other night before bed and that's it. I use something lighter mostly right now. So for those with oily skin I would advise against this product.
Oh & I don't mind the scent. I don't notice it after a few minutes.
Have been using this cream for a couple of days and, honestly, can't decide whether I like it or not. One thing I definitely don't like is the smell --too chemical. I think I prefer my Avene Hydrating Cream Light, but the jury is still out. Will have to write an update in a month or so.
This is my HG moisturizer! I've been using it everyday (day and night) for the last 1.5 years and have zero complaints.
I have dry skin, but it is in generally quite good condition to begin with. Very few breakouts, spots or other issues. I just need a moisturiser to help my feel soft, smooth and not too tight after cleansing, and this suits it perfectly.
I apply just over a pea size on my entire face (and smooth the extra on my neck). It's really light and spreads easily, and absorbs very quickly! I can apply makeup over it straight after, or go straight to bed with no worries. I've noticed that even after my first use and with continued use, the skin on my face has become much softer and smoother.
If you want a multi-tasking moisturiser (lightening, glowing, lifting, toning, etc.) this is probably not for you but if you just need something to maintain and improve the texture of your skin, definitely give this a try. A little tube actually goes a long, long way!
Skin Smoothing cream is my favourite moisturiser! I suffer from dry/combination skin that sometimes breaks out in spots.
I apply this cream lightly as it is a little thick and my skin looks so smooth and soft. I would recommend this to anyone that suffers from dry or combination skin. I definitely think it is worth the price!