I bought this at Costco when they had a coupon and I would really like to see those 7 effects. Overall, I was looking for one product that one product that does it all. I've seen this product around forever so it should be good? (even the Costco guy that checks receipts said it was good because it's what his wife uses)
But what they say is true. It's a sunscreen and acts like a sunscreen: it leaves an oily layer on top of your skin that lasts all day. At least, for my skin it did. Why am I still using it? Well, it's kinda expensive for a drug store brand and I'm still in college, saving every penny for living purposes. I spent maybe $30 on this, and that's more than some of my textbooks. I don't want this to go to waste and I really want to believe in it!
But! I started mixing this moisturizer with one pump L'oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup (SPF 20) and I spread it all over my face and neck. Try mixing this product with a liquid foundation, and for ladies that want more coverage, work from there. So far, my face looks really bright and the tinted moisturizer from these two products makes me feel kinda girly. I'm not a huge fan of makeup but this has a super light coverage and a bit of tint and reverses the shiny effects of Olay. I almost neglected the L'oreal foundation because it made my face look kinda fake, and I'd rather blemishes than a weird skin color/texture not found in nature. And I'm sure my skin will love the layering of sunscreen products.
Let's hope this anti-wrinkle stuff works ;D i'll let you know in 10-15 years (I'm Asian and hoping it does me good)
Although, I started this product with the Garnier Fructis Clinical Overnight Peel and Dark Spot Corrector Vitamin C treatment. I don't know which product to attribute to my skin improvements.
I like this moisturizer because it hydrates my skin well, without exacerbating the oiliness of my skin. It does tend to leave white streaks if I use too much, so I just need to be careful not to overdo it at all. I like the pump form because it seems more sanitary than a tub. I get this off of ebay or Amazon, so the price is usually pretty reasonable.
I absolutely love this product!
I have tried so many moisturisers with spf that either broke me out or felt horrible on my skin.
It feels really light on the skin and has a slight spf scent, but nothing overpowering for those who don't like the smell.
But the best thing of all is that it hasn't broke me out!! Hallelujah!
I just wish they will bring out a higher spf for the upcoming summer months.
Awesome! This is the only moisturizer that actually keeps my skin hydrated and soft all day long. The scent is perfect too - not too smelly but a nice, feminine scent. I have borderline combination - dry skin, and of all the creams and moisturizers that I've tried (I've tried many) this is the one that agrees with my skin. It doesn't make it oily or break out, yet it keeps it from drying out getting flaky (and I'm using this in the dead of winter when my skin is its driest). Definitely worth buying, even though it's a tad expensive for a drug-store brand!
I bought this at Costco which sells a large amount 3.4 fl oz. I had used the total effects mature therapy with great results and thought this would be similar. Its not. The problem I had was 1/4 way through the bottle the smell changed. It gave off a bug spray smell. I'm guessing it is bad now which is a huge waste of money. Second, if you don't rub this in good it can leave invisible streaks, which don't matter until you put foundation on and see them. Would never buy this again. Going back to the mature therapy total effects.
I've been using this product for more than a month and I have to say is the best moisturizing cream I've tried so far. I have oily skin so must normal moisturizers made my skin broke but this one, for some reason, have the opposite effect on my skin. My face absorbs it very fast and it dont feels too greasy or sticky. I use it twice a day: on the morning I mix it with a few drops of my foundation and it makes my skin look healthy and it glows. And of course I use it during the night. I consider it a lil bit too expensive but the bottle seems to last for a long time so the price worth it.
This is a great moisturiser, it does what it says and definitely improves the look and feel of skin, and SPF is always a bonus. Despite being expensive when sold at its RRP, the TE range is quite easy to find cheap as well.
The one I have is in the pump action tub, but I realise that it's more commonly found in tubes. Either way I have no qualms with the packaging and it's easy to use. Skin is moisturised immediately and you don't need much to get a lasting dewy feeling. Unfortunately I had 2 main problems with this. The first is minor - the silicon in it leaves white bits around my face which are a nuisance to get rid of. The second is that this breaks me out, which I hate because it's otherwise a great moisturiser. I switched to the anti-blemish version which fortunately doesn't break me out. While I wouldn't buy this again for myself I'd definitely recommend it if your skin isn't acne prone.
I have been using this moisturizer for a month now & I am pretty happy with it. My skin looks & feels much better since using it & my husband has said how soft my skin feels & how "healthy" it looks.
Here is how it measures up to its claims:
1. Line minimization - I am 24 & I don't have any fine lines yet so I'm afraid I can't comment on this.
2. Nourishing moisturization - I have found this to be true, my skin feels moisturized all day & has no dry areas, it also seems to have balanced out my sometimes oily t-zone.
3. Tone enhancement - I have noticed a real difference here, my skin tone appears much more even.
4. Gentle exfoliation - I also found this to be true, my skin feels & looks a lot smoother & softer.
5. Pore refinement - I have to say I see no real difference here, but I don't really have a problem with large pores.
6. Anti-oxidants (protects skins moisture barrier) - I'm really not too sure about this one but it does keep my skin nicely moisturized & to that end must protect it to some extent.
7. Subtle lifting - This has been true for me too, my skin feels & looks firmer & fuller somehow, which does give my face a little "lift".
All in all I think this is a good product for a good price & can even compete with some of the high end creams I have tried which although they moisturized beautifully did tend to break me out because they are so heavy.
* Lipstick off as Olay test on animals & use some questionable chemicals in this product - due to this I will not be repurchasing. continued >>
I'm very impressed with this. Normally I don't use moisturizers because I've got very oily skin, and my dermatologists have told me I don't need it so don't bother. But I've been sick with the flu the last couple of weeks, and it's been very cold (for Southern California) and windy, so most of my face has been as chapped as my lips. I slathered some on my poor face before bed, and woke up with baby-smooth skin. It smells nice and isn't unpleasantly unctuous either. And it didn't break me out! I will definitely buy this again if I need it.