I was looking to try moisturisers with high SPFs, and was attracted by the smell and the Vitamin C hype. This didn't work for me at all, even though it had a nice scent and absorbed very quickly, and didnít feel greasy. On using it for the first time, I could already see this crop of pale red bumps on right cheek after a couple of hours of sweating and some time in the sunlight! I had a mild burning sensation when applied. I waited for a week and tried it again. I still had the slight burning sensation which lasted even after 30min or so had elapsed, and the red bumps appeared again after a few hours. I decided not to bother trying it again and gave it it away to an 18-year-old student of mine, who has been using it with no problems / reactions. I really regret not testing it out on my jawline for a few hours before buying this. I bought Neutrogena SPF 50 Ultra Sheer helioplex moisturiser around the same time, and it worked much better - no reaction, and a higher SPF without giving my skin a whitish cast.
I have dry skin and it looked very dull lately. I have been using my Mac moisturizer which actually dried out my skin so much - it needed an urgent recovery.
I was skeptical about Vit C moisturizer, because all the reviews been saying different things. But now that I use it, here is what I think:
Best for: this is a great product if your skin is dry. seriously, you don't need much of this product, because it is quite thick and small amount goes a long way.
Scent: this product has a very distinctive citrus scent to it (as the Vit C part suggests), however I don't find it over-powering or annoying (I usually don't like scents to my skincare, but this one is pretty fine).
Feel: on my skin this moisturizer feels amazing. I don't use SPF foundation, so this product protects my skin just fine.
I can't really say whether I feel the brightening effect or not, but for the price and quality - I believe this is a very good product.
I found this product simply by searching online for an excellent moisturizer. I thought why not give it a try since it was one of the most affordable compared to others. It sits well with my skin and leaves it radiant.
For those who take or plan on taking Accutane, this is a great moisturizer to use for the dry skin. A bonus is that it also has SPF 20. I've repurchased this 3 times already and don't plan on switching moisturizers for daytime.
This has been my favorite daily moisturizer for about 5 years now. Every time I'm about to finish my tube, I tell myself that it's time to try something new, but I always end up buying the same one! I love everything about it: it smells really nice, one tube goes a long way and therefore I don't think it's pricey, and most importantly it feels great on my face skin. I have normal skin, not sensitive, not too dry, but every morning after shower I feel an urge to moisturize it and putting on this Vitamin C moisturizer feels amazing. It's quite light and gets absorbed really fast, so I can continue with my make-up right away.
I never had any skin irritation from this product, but then again, I rarely have those kind of problems... However, my sister has much more oily skin and more problematic than mine, and she uses the same moisturizer and loves it.
I think I'm not switching to another moisturizer in the nearest future.
I have combination skin prone to breakouts. I bought this product based on good reviews, and spf 30. Well, I was very disapointed. This is so, so thick, thicker than old-style sunscreens, and makes you look white too... Also I had nasty breakouts in my jaw line. So I gave it to my mother, who has normal to dry skin, to use it in the garden.
I like this moisturizer - I got it on sale in a squeeze tube for $5 or $8 (both a good deal). I have oily skin with a few pimples, and this was really nice daytime moisturizer. It's very light and soaks easily into the skin. It seems really nice too - like face lotion and fruits.
I said I'd repurchase but I'm going to try some new things before I try this. I'm not sure of the regular price of this and I just enjoy trying new things.
Good moisturizer for sure, though.
I actually feel like this makes my skin glow! I like the scent and it keeps my skin soft. I had a small breakout after i started it, but it has gone away. This has spf so it is great. I wear it under makeup
LOVE THIS IT IS SIMPLY AMAZINGGGG!! Ill make this short and sweet. Do not know what I would do without this, the thought of running out makes me shudder! Great under makeup, it brightens my face all day, and i love that it has SPF <3
I've stopped using this recently because I developed a bit of sensitivity on my skin. Unfortunatly this moisturizer was too strong for this so I put it away for my little sister :) hope she deosnt get my genes!
I wouldn't buy this again because I like change. There is a saying "if it ain't broke don't fix it" but that doesn't apply to me, I love trying new products, there are just too many things on the market to stick with ONE that doesn't do anything amazing.
I gave this a 4 because it has sun protection, it isn't greasy, it's very moisturising, it doesn't break me out - basically it works fab. But it's no miracle for skin life changing product. You get 50ml in the bottle, I can't remember how much it costs, it's not hugely expensive but it costs over £10 but it lasts a long time. The body shop definitely did good with this product.
For reference I have combo skin that is prone to hormonal breakouts.
This product is moisturizing and is quite watery in texture, so a little goes a long way - which is hoped with such a small bottle! Even if used everyday this moisturizer lasts a long time, and has quite a nice smell to it. It doesn't leave skin feeling gunky or thick and it sinks right in. The price is quite expensive for a moisturizer though, which is what lets this down, although it is a great product.