For reference, I am 41 with very dry, sensitive skin that flakes and gets tight within 5 minutes of getting out of the shower if I don't put moisturizer on immediately. I have switched to using cleansing oil, which has been a God send. I have 1 shallow horizontal wrinkle across my forehead, and no other existing wrinkles. My skin breaks out easily with fragrances, additives, and lots of things that are supposed to be "hypoallergenic" or "natural." I have to be extremely careful with what I put on my face. No Neutrogena, Almay, NO Mary Kay (dear God no), and pretty much no to most scented products or products with sulfates in them.
I was using Nivea cream in the blue tin (German version only) for my facial moisturizer, but it just wasn't cutting it any more because I needed something that would do a little resurfacing work with helping cell turnover, but wouldn't irritate my skin and would add enough moisture at the same time. NUDE Advanced Renewal Moisturizer absolutely did the trick, but I just couldn't justify it at $88 for 1.7 oz. when I was already pushing my budget by spending $62-92 for Estee Lauder ANR, something I consider an absolute necessity. When I ran out of the NUDE cream, I decided to try Clinique, and it did the job beautifully.
It is very thick and rich, yet not waxy or pasty. It is creamy and silky and feels very moisturizing on my parched skin. There is a light, barely noticeable scent, but it doesn't irritate my skin. I do notice a slight stinging sensation when I put it on, I think from the nordihydroguaiaretic acid, but that sensation goes away after about a minute and there is no residual redness or irritation. After a month of using this product in conjunction with my Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum and DHC cleansing oil as my regular skincare routine, I can now safely say that it not only plays well with those two particular products, but that it does very well for my skin and does not irritate it in the least. It also does what I want it to do: heavy moisturizing with slight cell turnover assistance. I use this as my every day moisturizer in addition to my night time moisturizer most days, because my skin is just that freakin' dry. Not practical, I know. I'll have to hit the Clinique counter or Sephora soon and find a day cream version of this to use in conjunction.
For right now, though, I've found my night cream, and that's good enough for me.
My skin is dry, sensitive, reactive (zits and stinging), and fine lined. It is very hard for me to find products because I don't like fragrance and also, a lot of moisturizers sting my skin. I have tried everything (drugstore and department store).
I don't really like Clinique products but this is different. It is advertised as fragrance free yet I detect a slight, 'ivy-citrusy' scent. It goes away almost immediately. The cream feels like it will be heavy on the skin but it sinks in quickly and is not greasy. I apply it on damp skin both in morning (with an spf over it--no problems with the spf going over it) and night. There is no stinging sensation. The cream appears to calm my slightly red skin and minimizes lines.
I did not want to spend $ 59 US for it because for 1.7 oz, that is expensive! However, not too much is needed so it seems it could last me awhile. It has only been a few weeks and I will update if there are more noticeable results. I am really thankful there is no lingering scent, good moisture, no breakouts, and no stinging. I plan on repurchasing.
I love this cream. My skin is so dry! I use it night and in the morning, my skin still feels soft. No other cream ever did that - they all seem to disappear overnight and I'd wake up with dry skin again. Not with this.
Also, it does not irritate my sensitive skin and is easy to spread. I used to be addicted to Guinot night cream, but now use this. Still use Guinot cream for day - can't break away from that.
I'm making this review in behalf of my mum (in her mid 50s). Her skin is the whole year pretty dry, sensitive and she also has several capillaries that she removes many times with laser.
Anyway, this is the only thing she has been using for 15 years and her skin is marvellous! I mean no retinoids, no acids, just Clinique wash, Estee Lauder toner and this cream (night and day cream). Only in summer she tries to use night version of this cream + better protection (like City Block).
She adores Repairwear line that she tried to use Repairwear foundation, but with not so much success (but that is a different story:-))
Anyway, both creams (day and night) have great ingredients (also both have retinol!), but they are jar packaged so we actually don't know how long those ingredients stay fresh.
All in all - I give it 4 for price (these creams are in Europe 100€!) and 4 for jar packaging.
But otherwise I would (and she would) suggest all dry skinned people to try it out! Hope it would be your HG as well:-)
Absolute garabage.Thick and the "spreadability" stinks. Thinks about using a trowel to put it on your face.Didn't moisturize like Superdefense 25. For the price I surely expect more. Rant.
WOW is all I can say. For some reason my skin who used to be so extremely oily in the summer to the point where no matter what foundation I tried, it wouuld still disappear off my skin in the matter of hours, has suddenly become very dry this past month. I began using the Superdefense SPF 25 for Very Dry Skin to help alleviate it, plus the antioxidants couldn't hurt :). So, I was using it day and night. And then I got a tester of Rep. VERY DRY night cream. I was skeptical, as with using Superd. for V. Dry b/c I am extremely acne prone as well. But, guess what? My skin did not break out from either formula AND the dryness has been alleviated. I'm not use if my skin is very dry right now, but this cream sure feels good on. I love that i'm helping to repair the damage that my skin has as well as giving it vitamins and antioxidants. Plus the night cream has the perfect creamy texture. This one actually feels luxerious as I rub it in. I actually didn't think I would like this one, but I already have a back up ready. Plus a little goes a long way with this one. This is the perfect winter night cream.
I have been using this cream for about a month. I am extremely pleased with this product, it is easy to apply and seems to sink quickly into my skin-no greasy feeling. I find it to be more moisturising than Moisture On-line which I used for several years. It also seems to refine the texture of my skin. This is my night cream (I used Superdefense for very dry skin in the daytime). I will definitely repurchase. On the whole, I think my skin looks better, and oddly enough, I get fewer breakouts (even though I am 50 and have basically dry skin!!)