I bought this today and am really impressed. I have sensitive skin, rosacea, as well as a combination of dry patches and oil. Don't forget to throw in a bit of cystic acne to even up the mix!
Most moisturizers, especially heavy ones (like Cetaphil) break me out. And quickly. And then I try to find ones that aren't as heavy, and my skin suffers cause it's so dry.
I like the gel consistency. It's different for me. I'll continue to use and update my progress in a few months! Love the bottle and pump. Not bad for the price.
I've been using this moisturizing gel since I was 18, and now that I'm almost 23 I keep returning to stores to buy it. It consistently makes my skin feel really hydrated, but not overly so to the point of greasy feeling. If I don't use enough to make my skin feel perfect, I simply pump out more without, again, the worry of grease. It's amazing for my combo/oily acne prone skin. I recommend a try to anyone else with similar skin.
Great product! It leaves my skin soft. The only result I care for is acne keeping its paws off of my face! I do have oily skin, and this lotion doesn't control it throughout the day. But it doesn't make me break out either. I have noticed an improvement on my skin texture -less rough that before- and yet, no mind-blowing progress.
This is one of the best basic moisturisers I have ever tried. I have oily skin which can become dehydrated. It's also acne prone.
It hydrates my skin, doesn't make it oilier and it doesn't break me out. I use it day and night -at night i mix it with jojoba oil to help lock the moisture.
Also, i think it has a reasonable price for the quantity (35 euros for 125ml -on discount).
I would buy it again for sure, if i don't find a cheaper alternative because i have very difficulty to find a basic moisturiser that agrees with my skin.
UPDATE: I've gone through a bottle of this. It lasted me more than 6 months. This gel is now a stapple on my skin routine. I only use it at night, because i need a more mattifying product during the day, for the warmer seasons. But I can't really find anything comparable in terms of formula and price in my country, so i'll keep repurchasing it :)
I don't like the packaging. I couldn't take off any more product with the pump, so i cut the bottle and had a lot of product left (like 20 or 30 ml).
i bought a 2 pack set of this at the airport, I can't remember how much but I remember it was quite a good deal. It's not superbly moisturizing but it's good enough for me as a daytime moisturizer as I have super oily skin and I stay in a humid country.
This light-weight gel moisturizer that absorb quickly into my skin and because it is a light/non-oily formula, it is great as a pre-makeup moisturizer for my oily skin. In other usage, I like to use it to dissolve some of my heavier foundations into a thinner consistancy - like a tinted moisturizer. I found that not only did it work great, it has not broke me out. Try it!
There is 2 ways to mix:
1. 1 part gel, 1 part foundation, mix well.
2. For much heavier foundation, use 1 part gel mix with 1 spritz of evian, mix well and add 1 part foundation, mix well. Dissolve the water to the gel first, if not the foundation may separate if you add the water later.
For those of you guys who are concerned with the smell, this has no discernable scent.
Price: 3, reasonable.
Packaging: 4, love the pump bottle, hate the corners as I can't get the gel out!
I tried this after reading many reviews on moisturizers for oily skin. Everything I've tried (even those that say oil free) seem to make my skin ridiculously oily! To the point that I stopped using them completely...I know I know shame on me...lol So after my bday I started having horrible problems with my skin...smh. I went on a mission to find products for my skin and promised to stick to them! I started using this on 2/28/2013 so it's been a few weeks so far. I'm amazed! I haven't had not one day where my face has been oily...but it hasn't dried my skin out either! I use 2 pumps morning and night. I usually perform my whole skin care routine at about 5:30am and I don't usually start to notice oiliness until around maybe 4/5pm maybe? That's pretty much 12 hours. For me that's AMAZING! It's not really expensive...I think I paid around $35 for the 4+ oz bottle. That's really good considering how often I use it and I've barely put a dent in this. If you're oily and fed up I'd really suggest this! I can't wear makeup to work so I don't wear it often but it works really well underneath my Tarte BB cream.
I've been using this as my staple moisturizer for quite some time now. I started with the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, and that was working just fine for me, but when I discovered the Gel I never looked back. I have oily, cystic acne prone, sensitive skin (Yikes) and this has never irritated or clogged me. It's a no frills, basic, moistuizer. It works very well under makeup. Will keep repurchasing until I get a lemming and find something new!
I dont love this, but I also dont hate this product. I like that it is very light weight and non-greasy on my face. But I dont think it givrs me enough moisture that I want.
I have finished two bottles kf this already and im now onmythird one.
I used to use this everyday and night for a while but since it didnt moisturize enough,I use this about few times a week now when my skin feels a bit oily. other times i use my cetaphil moisturizing lotion in the morning and cetaphil moisturizing cream at night. In the summer time I do tend to get more oily so I often use this.
I love the pump and the cute square packaging and all, but I hate that you cant finish this bottle fully because you cant get the product out in the bottom corners. I will repurchase until I find an alternative light-weight moisturizer that does a better job
I love this product! It has become my hg of moisturizers I have oily, acne prone skin with some dry spots. So I always opted for thicker moisturizers to tackle my dry areas since I didn't want flakey skin to show through my foundation which in turn just made my skin more oily! Somehow I ended up getting a sample of this in my sephora bag and I loved it its a gel so its absorbed quickly, I don't need a primer when I use this. I have also noticed that my skin texture feels and looks a lot softer after I started using it.
I really like this moisturizer. I have combo skin and this works for me and needed a moisturizer and since I have been using this, I haven't even been breaking out at all.