I love this lotion! Yes, it stinks, but it's worth it. The smell goes away eventually. My old acne scars are disappearing with this lotion! It makes my skin look healthy. No breakouts either.
This is the best facial lotion I have ever used. Just marvelous. It is full of antioxidants and leave my skin glowy and supple, just perfect. I am quite sensitive with fragrances, but this doesnīt bother me at all. I have only used the old version (and have five of them waiting for me in the closet...), so I canīt say anything about the new one. I just hope itīs great too!
This is a nice, basic moisturizer for normal to dry skin types. Has a strong orangey fragrance that I did not care for. Did not notice any noticeable benefits from using this lotion. You get a lot of product for the price. Comes in a 4 oz. pump dispenser.
This review is for the OLD formulation. The've recently reformulated it and I feel bummed because I've been using this for the past 6 years.
This made my skin clear, and glowy, and supple.
It's really too bad that they reformulated it. I don't like the new formula coz it's probably the sunflower seed oil ingredient that gives the glow and clarity.
I will try the andalou moisturizer next coz its main ingredient is also sunflower seed oil.
The BEST thing about this moisturizer is that when I break out, I don't get the dark pimple marks after the pimple heals.
great packaging (pump bottle), great price, great quality. no need to buy the overpriced lotions any longer. this stuff is marvelous, but smell is not good. why does it have to smell?
I can not BREATH! Smell is awful. I was not able to use it on my body because of smell. BAD
I can understand why some reviewers think this Ester-C Lotion, Antioxidant Regenerating Moisturizer, smells unusual at first. However the scent grew on me in a couple of days and more importantly. I must say it is a very minor trade-off when you consider how much stable, active Ester-C, vitamin C and vitamin E you are getting in this lotion.. .. It is almost like taking prescription to regenerate your youth and it works like wonders!!!
Check out all the good ingredients:
Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Ester-C Calcium Ascorbate, Ester-C Sorbitol and Glycerin and Calcium Ascorbate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Gel, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Alpha-Bisabolol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Thioctic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid), Dimethicone, Vegetable Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance Oil Blend.
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Oh My God, this lotion smells BAD. Ive never have smelled anything like it. And it lingers...
I LOVE the pump bottle though, and the ingredients. This wasnt cheap though, I ended up paying $20 US dollars for this baby. (food for a week)
When I first applied it, I noticed some irritation of the skin, though minor. I must take into account I had a thin layer of glycolic acid on before putting the lotion on my face. SO maybe that was the reason. Even then the irritation wasnt that bad. My skin feels moisturized, and 5 minutes later, calm. The irritation is gone.
This makes my skin look SO good when I wake up if I use it at night.
BUT This clogs my pores. I should have known, becasue of the consistency that it would (its a cream). So I use this under my eyes a few times a week, and maybe as a night treatment after a deep cleansing once a week. Wont buy again though. It doesnt suit my skin type, but this would be fantastic for someone with more normal to dry skin.
I am going to use this solely as a night cream if at all. The smell is bad - it just is. I don't think it is unbearable, but it isn't pleasant. I figure I won't smell it while I'm asleep! Also, I am using it as a night cream because it goes on a bit heavy for me and I can feel it throughout the day. It doesn't sink into my skin like other moisturizers. This one just feels more like a cream. The only real comedogenic ingredient I see in it is Glyceryl Stearate SE which is hard to avoid in moisturizers. I don't think it makes my breakout worse but I don't know if I see my congestion clearing yet. I may give it some more time.
This review is for the new formula. I have used both new and old. The new formula smells way better than the old. The old smelled like diapers, the new just smells orangey. I don't notice any other big differences. I like this moisturizer because it is natural and one of the few lotions that I can use that doesn't make my face break out. I'm not sure how stable or effective the vitamin c in this is but the other antioxidants are nice and it sinks in nice and doesn't pill under makeup or make my face greasy. Nice to feel like I'm putting somethng good for my skin and not toxic on it.