I like this moisturizer for my oily, sensitive skin. It doesn't break me out at all. I wish the spf was higher and that it didn't have any fragrance in it but overall, a good product. for daily use I prefer Clinique's even better cream but when I run out I might go back to this cheaper alternative.
I LOVE this product!! I have red blotches on my cheeks and I bought this mainly for that. While it didn't help the redness, it did provide me with extremely soft, hydrated skin. I use it in the morning and before bed, following a face wash. It makes putting make up on easy and it's a wonderful base for liquid makeup.
I gave it a 4 for packaging because when you are almost out, the bottle still feels heavy and the pump doesn't always take in the product; you have to kind of shake it.
I had very dry, blotchy, and red skin around my nose until I started using this product. It works great but is quite expensive for the amount you recieve unless you get a coupon or get it on sale. There is a slight scent but I think it smells really good. It did what it said and reduced my redness and since I have very fair skin the suncreen is an added bonus. I would definately buy this again.
I have very dry skin that gets even worse during the winter. Nothing really moisturized my skin enough until I found this. I also use this with the calming foam facial wash (which is wonderful as well). I love the consistency of this product and I love the scent (which is not too strong). It also did get rid of the redness I had on my cheeks. It is pricey, but I will probably only use it during the winter when I really need the extra moisture. Also, a little of this goes a long way!
I think I got this on a recommendation from one of those skincare books and wasn't that impressed with it, so I threw it in the bathroom cabinet, but I recently came back to it after running out of my old moisturizer, and this and 2 % benzoyl peroxide really cleared up a terrible breakout. I've always had sensitive skin, so I'm wondering if maybe that sensitivity/irritation is what causes my breakouts. My skin just seems so happy now. The red marks from the acne are fading more quickly than usual, too.
I have combination skin that leans towards the oily, so if you have dry skin this might not be the best for you, but if you have sensitive and acne prone skin I'd say definitely give this a try. This might replace my old HG (Neutrogena's anti-wrinkle cream with the retinol).
It simply does not provide enough long lasting hydration for my skin. It's gentle and doesn't irritate my skin upon application, but after a couple of minutes of application, my skin felt very tight underneath. It's too light in consistency and is better suited for Normal skin.
This is my HG moisturizer and I can't say enough good things about it. I have tried so many moisturizers in the past and I started using this about year ago and it transformed my skin. I never realized how sensitive and irritated my skin was until this product soothed and calmed it. I used to have broken out, red, inflamed skin all the time and now I rarely have breakouts. I've completely stopped using any type of acne products. People always compliment my skin now. There is no other moisturizer I will use. It runs about $15 which isn't that much for a good moisturizer. I use it morning and night and a bottle last me 2-3 months. Its rich and creamy consistency melts into the skin and absorbs without being greasy. I use one pump in the summer an 2 pumps in the winter. I don't prefer the spf but it doesn't make me breakout or leave me greasy at all. I tried the spf 30 and that one is def greasy and overpriced but the spf15 is perfect. My skin always looks nice,supple and even toned. The cleanser is a great compliment to this moisturizer as well. I wish this product was more natural and didn't contain chemical spf or parabens but it works so well that im willing to compromise. I really hope they expand the ultra calming line.
Oh how I remember when I first reviewed this and gave it 4 stars. My skins needs must have changed or I was overlooking the biggest downfall of this moisturizer.
This does nothing to hydrate my skin. I have to use 2-2.5 pumps at night to even get my skin decently moisturized. And then follow with another 2 pumps in the morning. Even then, my skin continues to peel and feel tight.
Bottom line: If you have to use that much product to get results (or lack thereof) than it's not working properly. I've finished my last bottle and will not be repurchasing.
I hesitate to leave a poor review, but.........I bought this because every winter my cheeks get extremely red and dry, like they are windburned. I have outdoor hobbies and am outside about 2 hours a day in extremely cold weather. The first time I applied this, my face was burning like it was on fire. It was SOOO uncomfortable. The pain went away within a minute or so but I've only used it once since then. More burning and pain :-( But to be fair, the skin on my face is extremely sensitive. So it may be just me, but this did not work for me.
Twice this product has saved my face! About two years ago, on a fluke, I purchased some pillow spray from Bath and Body Works and woke up with a completely red, itchy face. I panicked, returned the stupid spray, and set out to the drugstore to find something to save me from itchy, red doom. I found this, and though it was a little steep at $17, I bought it and within a day or two, my face was back to it's normal self. I used the bottle to completion and then moved on to something else. Now, two years later, I wake up the other morning, and put on my moisturizer (Yes to Carrots Rich Day Cream) that I had been using for about 2 weeks, and my face turned BRIGHT RED. Again I panicked. I rinsed off my face and spent about 15 minutes while trying to get ready for work cooling it off with a cold compress. It was very distressing. So, I head off to the grocery store after work and again purchased the Aveeno Calming Moisturizer and got the Calming Cream Cleanser to go along with it. Again, almost instantaneous results. No more redness, no more discomfort. And once more, a happy customer. I'd recommend it to people with dry, sensitive, and reactive skin like mine. It really does what it promises; it's calming, moisturizing, and redness reducing. A+!