i dont know what the hell is in this product but ive only used it for two days and my eyes are swollen like crazy! when i first put it on it stung and made my eyes water like crazy and become red, i was like, well maybe i got it too close to my eye. then the next few times i used it over the span of these two days, i made SURE to not apply it anywhere close to my eyes and same reaction, but even worse! now my eyes are red, swole and my whole face burns!!!
I love this moisturiser. I'm currently using topical antibiotics plus benzyl peroxide (as prescribed by my dermatologist). At first he told me NOT to use any moisturiser...and then after a month I was allowed to use an oil-free one. I tried a few, but this is the only one that keeps my skin moist AND clear.
Here's what I love about it
-it COMPLETELY counteracts the drying effects of my medication - I can use my medicine in the morning, apply a layer of this - and my make-up goes on SO smoothly. No more FLAKY skin - yay!
- it does not aggrevate or irritate my skin at all - before this I tried Cetaphil and oil-free Olay moisturisers - both clogged my pores. I can use this without worrying about breaking out.
Also love the packaging of this product. It is easy to dispense, and firmly twists closed for travel with no fear of leaking!
I love this moisturizer!! I have very oily, sensitive, break-out prone skin and this stuff is amazing. It does not break me out and does not contribute to my already oil slick face! lol. I also use it on my hands during winter or when they're feeling dry because it does not make your skin feel weighed down or oily. I wish it had some SPF in it, but I love it still! :)
This moisturizer is okay, but I hate that it's heavier than most moisturizers because it contains petrolatum which can clog your pores:/ I switched to a different one and my face is a lot better now:)
I have started to use Retin-a not too long ago and it made my face feel really tight as well as dry and flakey. I could not wear any make-up with skin like that and having a moisturizer was an absolute must. I'm always really scared of trying out new moisturizers since my skin is freakishly sensitive and reacts to everything. It either turns super red as if I have a chemical burn, or it burns as if my face is on fire or I end up developing tons of really bad cystic pimples. The only moisturizer that seemed alright was Pro Activ but I really don't want to spend so much on a moisturizer that wasn't moisturizing me as much as I wanted it to. I decided to buy this Neutrogena moisturizer only because of all the qualities it had: oil-free, non comedogenic, fragrance free and made for sensitive skin. Well let me tell you that I'm really happy I decided to buy this! First of all, it feels great to put on my face - does not burn or sting at all, it also got rid of all my flakies which allows me to now wear make-up again without looking like a freak and it moisturizes really nicely. My skin finally feels hydrated and not tight at all - even with the Retin-a. Most importantly, it DID NOT break me out which is a miracle for my crazy skin. I also like the fact that this moisturizer comes in a pump so I don't have to stick my fingers into a jar. It is very hygienic and lets me control how much moisturizer I want to put on without wasting the product. You are also able to lock the pump which is great because I know don't have to worry about putting it in a bin and having it leak out everywhere. I will keep repurchasing this, as long as my skin is happy with it.
It goes against my instinct to put a moisturizer on oily skin and having had bad experiences with moisturizers only added to my hesitation. But it's been so dry this winter and I heard oily is the skin's attempt to protect itself. Quite a surprise, putting this on after morning and evening face washing, has caused the excessive oil to stop! And, if that's not enough, no breakouts from using it. Letting it set in for a few minutes before putting it on, it's also been a great base for my foundation.
I take Doryx and use Retin-A Micro .1% for adult acne. Those two products leave my face very dry and flaky, but also quite sensitive.
****ETA: After taking Doryx and using Retin-A a little longer, my skin became even more sensitive and dry--seems I hadn't quite (!) hit the pinnacle of suffering just yet. As my skin grew more sensitive, this moisturizer began to sting--a lot. It is still a great moisturizer, and the moisture lasts a long time, but I'm taking a break from it until my skin recovers from the exfoliating features of my Rx treatments. I'm removing a lippy. :/ ****
This is the very first moisturizer that I have used in months that completely tames the flaky dryness. It sinks in quickly and it's not greasy, but my skin does feel hydrated throughout the day.
I have not found that it stings at all--in fact, when I apply Retin-A at night, I occasionally experience some slight stinging, especially if my skin is a little dryer than usual. Applying this moisturizer on top of the Retin-A helps to alleviate any stinging pretty quickly.
I've been using this product for years. I originally loved dove but then they added spf so i switched to this. sometimes it leaves my skin with a shiney finish, but a little loose powder fixes that. Overall i haven't really broken out from it which is why i stick with it. it's the only product from this brand that i use.
After having bad luck with many, many other moisturizers (i.e. Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel left me with hives and sores on my face, CeraVe caused horrible cystic acne...) I value the simplicity of this lotion. It doesn't break my out and doesn't make my skin greasy. It does what it says it is going to do which cannot be said for other facial lotions.
I started using this cream about a month ago. Like most people using this product I need something for sensitive, acne-prone skin. I only used this cream during the day because at night I would use my acne medication (which I have been for months). Well at first I really like this moisturizer. I felt it went on smoothly, it was great under makeup, the pump bottle was great but I was disappointed with the lack of moisture it gave me. The most disappointing thing about the product however, was the fact that after a month of using it my skin went CRAZY!! About an hour after applying it my cheeks and neck would turn bright red, get blotchy and be very hot to touch. I even went to my doctor because I thought there was something seriously wrong with me. As of today I am going to stop using this. I will update this review if I find the redness and burning disappears.