when i first tried this, it worked wonderfully on my almost perfect skin with some dry patches in the winter. But the only thing that bothered me was the strong chemical smell (my bf also always complained). But i after my 2nd and 3rd jar, (the smaller jar), it just didn't seem to work for my skin anymore. I still have some left over so i guess i'll try it out again after my skin stops acting up.
UPDATE:: Ever since adult acne has hit me (why couldn't my hormones do this in my teens...WHY), I bought a travel size of this to make sure that my skin wouldn't act up to it (since it has been insanely sensitive and prone to pore clogging galore). I now find it now moisturizing enough but it didn't clog pores. I gave it to my mother to try and she doesn't find it moisturizing enough even as a day cream - she has smooth dry skin with just age spots. So, if you're expecting a highly intensive cream, this is not it. I don't recommend for dry skin unless you're looking for a light moisturizer.
I received this moisturizer as part of a set and tried it out just to see what it was like not really expecting anything. It really is a great moisturizer and does improve the appearance of your skin. I've found that I really I only need to use it every other night before I go to sleep. The only thing I hate is the smell.
Ok, I like this product. My only complaint is that for extra-dry skinned gals like me, if you have a very flaky dry patch you will have to put another moisturizer on that patch. other than that, this is a great everyday extra-lightweight moisturizer. dries fast, feels like you have nothing on your face (not sticky at all). gives you that extra dab of moisture you need after washing your face so you don't feel dry or tight, just clean. nice. I really hate the way it smells....imo like wet dog with lemon cleaner. the scent is very strong and lingers for a very long time after application, so I really wish they could change that. The moisturizer does not break me out, cause any redness, clog my pores, or sting my eyes. I think that paired with purity, my skin is able to breathe and it feels better (and looks better!) than it has in a very long time.
I have been using this for a whole year, and after reading many of the reviews on this site here is what I think.
My first two jars of this I really liked. I enjoyed the whipped light texture, the non/scent or slight clean smell, and that it sunk in , left me moisturized and with a great glow. Honestly, NO disgusting smells,( & believe me I'm fragile with my nose) and good results.
BUT this last jar, and any actual sample size I have ever recieved have been different somehow. I think part of this product's problem may lie in some sort of production issue. The samples I have gotten and used for travel are nothing like the stuff I fell for, they go on like glue or wax, never sink in right, smell wierd etc.....so I get what others are saying ( though I never whiffed any fish odors thank heavens...YUCK)
And this last , newest jar is lackluster. I still like it, but I no longer LOVE it. It doesn't "feel" as good somehow.
So I am bailing out for now, I will miss the pretty glow this cream has given me, but I'd like to find something more moisturizing and seriously more consistant.
I'd say I recommend you try it but I think the samples are part of the problem.
I like this product and mainly use it as a day cream. After continuous use I could see that the combination of exfoliating properties and the beta-glucan part really did make my skin "glow" that little bit more. Gave it a nice overall bright, even skintone quality about it. It is nicely and quickly absorbed into the skin which is nice. The only 2 downsides I've found with this moisturizer is that if I am lazy/in a hurry/not thinking and i've blantantly rubbed it across my eyelids or too close to the eye area I think the lactic acid property in the moisturizer does have the potential to have a bit of a stinging side affect in the eye. The other downside is that it has no spf properties at all which is quite essential particularly in the Australian sun.
I started using this in March when I got the Make-up Optional skin kit. I think it's great on my combination skin (especially my cheeks which tend to get really dry due to air con in work), it has gotten rid of my flaky cheeks but not caused greasiness on the rest of my face.
It's expensive, especially here in the UK where it's £35 for the 2oz jar, but I've found it's worth it for me. I'd recommend it for people to give a go and have already re-bought for myself and my sister.
This product did make my skin appear more smooth, however, it also made my skin more sensitive and highlighted red undertones. As I continued using it (thinking my skin may need some time to adjust), I noticed that my skin would break out if I didn't keep feeding it the product. I'm not sure if anyone else had this odd reaction, but many people love this product - I would not recommend it.
I bought this product becuase I was told it was the best. Well this was just not the case. It made my dry skin greasy and I broke out all over my face. I thought maybe I had to let it get worse and then my face would get better but after a month it just kept getting worse. Couldn't even finish the jar.
I like this moisturizer, I have combination skin and it is the right texture for me- not too oily and not too light. The problem is I wasn't "wowed" enough for the price- especially since it does not have an SPF. I can only wear under makeup since I try not to go outside without SPF. Since I don't wear foundation every day I had to use another lotion on those days.
I wanted to try this out because it's been #1 on Sephora for like forever... and I was pretty disappointed. My boyfriend kept asking me why I smelled like plants (not in a good way, haha) after I put it on, and it didn't do anything special for my skin.. in fact, I think this might have caused my skin to break out. Will not repurchase.