Ok, I dont get the reason why this product has been rated so low. The differences between user's skin and the climate would explain somewhat. However, I'd like to point out that I'm totally satisfied with this product.
It looks thick but easy to blend and smells organic. My skin absorbs the cream so well that i shows effect after just 2 nights. It dries out really quick as a thin layer on skin after 2-3 minutes, it feels so soft and pleasant. Also, I find out that it works so well on newly squeezed spot that the mouth of the wound heals after 1 night. No more swollen. Really???!!! Never before have I used such a magical cream.
It takes 1 month to see all the dark spot get much lighter, barely seen. But it takes 1 week to make my skin so smooth and lively every morning. I cant help but keep touching my skin. Of course I need to pay notice to the sunscreen during using this cream as it states in the label but gosh, I nearly need no makeup foundation or powder for the whole day. Even when I show my bare face, friends would be stunned of how healthy my skin looks.
Just moisturizer, eyes cream, sunscreen, some concealer for the dark circle, and eyes makeup and lip. Taa daa ! I'm really for a drive downtown.
Really looking for the ime to apply it every evenings.
I am a firm supporter of this product! I bought it about two weeks ago at Walmart after stumbling upon it for about $5. I really was regretting picking it up as I paid, thinking "ugh. Why am I wasting five bucks. These things don't work." BUT IT SERIOUSLY DID. IT WORKS. I have been battling my facial scars from teenager-dome and trying to revive my bad skin for years. I am a picker, and cannot resist popping a pimple when they come. So my face is always red and always blotchy. I use the oil cleanse method 2-3 times a week, and have been washing my face at all other times with honey, occasionally with sugar, & occasionally with lemon. I am trying to keep my face to natural products, which has been giving me great strides of improvement, but this is one one the only products with chemicals that I don't even hesitate.
I think that they must have changed the formula since some of the older reviews from years ago. It is a heavy moisturizer, but it never makes me feel oily at all and I notice no smell. Again, after about two weeks, My skin tone has even out considerably, I am no longer red (except around my current blemishes), and my skin feels velvety smooth. I LOVE IT. There's SO MUCH in there for the price. I have been using product from the lip up until now, today is the first time I actually used the pot itself.
I am definitely going to have to go back and purchase the day creme!
After 2 weeks of faithfully using Night and Day cremes I have noticed some changes. My face is brighter and more evened out.
I do have some terribly stubborn melasma. It's fair to mention that in addition to this creme, I have started acupuncture to "cure" it. I have noticed that the melasma is easier to cover up with make up now. And my lighter spots (non-melasma) have faded.
I LIKE THE FRAGRANCE!!! The day creme is fine under makeup if applied sparingly. No acne. Nothing bad to report at all. I never expect a "fountain of youth" from any product. This one is a great price and worth the try. I'm going to keep using it and hope to have even better results given more time.
Although I have a couple seborrherric keratoses (age spots) near my hairline plus an old childhood scar from where I picked a chicken pox bump, I really bought this cream to sort of "brighten" my complexion (I have a dull, yellow undertone to my skin). I use Porcelana at night, maybe 2x per week, and have used it for about a year. The keratoses have lightened slightly, the chicken pox scar is totally invisible, and I do think that my face looks a bit brighter. I don't think it's a miracle cream if you have significantly noticeable things you'd like to fade...for that you probably have to see a dermatologist. But for a little fading/lightening, it's great. I've also used the competitive brand Esoterica, but I think I like Porcelana a little bit better. I only use it twice a week because the smell is gross to me. It must be the hydroquinone lightening agent, because Esoterica smells bad to me, too. The smell is reminiscent of wild spring onions that have gone rotten. I'm usually not that easily affected by odors, but twice a week is about all I can stomach with this stuff. But Porcelana works as a brightening agent for me, so I continue to use it.
contains hydroquinone. which ive found to be the only ingredient to fade dark spots (left from acne? or melasma?) i bought this cream at bed bath & beyond for $3, its very very thick and hard to spread, left me feeling like a grease ball.
pros: seemed to fade dark spots, fairly high amount of hydroquinone for cheap.
cons: thick , greasy, horrible bleachy smell.
The day cream has a really strong, old-fashioned purfume-ish smell. I bought this yesterday and put some on my arm to be sure I didn't have any type of recation to it. Three hours later I had a major headache and had to take a shower to get the smell off. It will go back to the store today.
Have very fair skin with 2 sun spots. Applied cream at night on spots, woke up with dark red bumpy patches. Will not use again.
This will work to fade brown spots that are light. If you have darker spots, you may want to go to the derm or try another product, as it will take a very long time to see results. Also, this made me break out. I was not able to put all over, because it would clog my pores. I think the area it helped the most was on my eye lids. They have gotten much lighter, where I don't have to put much concealer on them any more. I have also dotted on small places on my face and it has helped.
This does not work well under makeup as it balls up, only reccomended at night.. I would only use this all over your face if you have very dry skin and are not prone to blemishes.
I am now using Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting cream and have seen the best results in fading brown areas. I still have a couple of smaller areas I am working on and may go to the derm for a prescription or laser treatment. I still dot this product on the areas I want to fade. It takes patience, but does work eventually.
HORRIBLE!!!!!!!! STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Like many here, i thought i'd have to try it and see what it does to my skin. I had a few acne scars on my face slightly noticeable. HUGE MISTAKE! I just have woken up to UGLY DEEP RED PATCHES on my poor face! DO NOT USE IT ON YOUR FACE!!!!!!!!!!!
I absolutely love this product. I think it works well with my oily skin, I initially bought it to fade my red post acne scars and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. Now I use it as my moisturizer and it gives my skin a matte appearance under my makeup. I use this product with bare minerals and the results are quite stunning. The consistency is in fact, a little thick but it absorbs wonderfully, leaving my skin smooth & silky.
However, I should probably purchase the day cream since this is directed to use only at night.