Oh my lord. Even though I've never had bad skin or deep acne, I recently went on Retin-A Micro to see if it would get rid of my years-persistent blackheads and to help/prevent first signs of aging and fine lines. My skin is ultra sensitive, so I knew it would get ugly but promised myself I would stick it out.
It has gotten ugly, and the peeling and dryness from the first few weeks had me completely re-doing my previously simple routine for my combo sensitive skin. While Cerave PM is still a stand-by, it wasn't moisturizing enough. In the dead of winter I splurged on pricey Avene ultra-rich compensating cream, which I love, but as the weather warmed up, I needed something seriously moisturizing, flake-stopping, yet not oily. I had read the reviews for this for a while and put off buying it because of the price but finally got a sample from Sephora and oh.my.god. Divine. Had to buy.
It's incredibly moisturizing and soothing to my ultra-pale, sensitive, and flaked-out still-adjusting to RAM skin but it's not the slightest bit greasy. It just....disappears. Like silk. It's almost mattifying but not quite - and definitely not in that tacky, sticky, dry-you-out way that things that actively claim to be "mattifying" tend to to, which I HATE. It's just....perfect. My face feels like the world's most expensive luxurious bedsheet. It's expensive but honestly I will buy this again and again and again. I haven't found anything else that does what this does.
If you have sensitive, easily-upset, sometimes-broken out, sometimes-not combo skin....give it a whirl.
This cream for me is comforting. I have periorbital and perioral dermatitis and this cream is moisturising enough to keep my skin under control. It does not aggravate, however, it doesn't really improve it either.
It is nourishing enough to prevent my skin from getting worse.
If you are looking for a nourishing cream to use without aggravating your skin, look no further.
This is not the most moisturizing cream, but it has a great consistency. It won't make your skin greasy, and it is very soothing. I've gone through a full tube and it never broke me out, and it may even help with break outs. It's my go-to day cream unless I find something more moisturizing that still has such a great finish.
I think I'm on my 4th tube of this cream now. It is incredibly soothing when your skin is sensitive or experiencing a stressful phase. I've gone through the worst skin breakout with this at night and the avene cream during the day. The only issue I have with the product is the packaging. It has happened to me twice already that the tube broke in the middle and the cream leaked. Perhaps a better packing out of recycled materials instead of the awkward tube, or at least the tubes similar to Dr. Hauschka that never broke.
I like this product a lot. I would describe it as more of a balm than a cream. It sinks into my skin quickly and is non-greasy. It moisturizes deeply (even for my dehydrated skin - I am on a prescription retinoid cream that has made my skin very dry), is very gentle (I apply it on the undereye area and it does not sting unlike many other products I have used), and is a fair price. It is a better quality product than the Bobbi Brown products I have been using (Intensive Skin Supplement, Extra Repair Balm SPF25), and cheaper as well. I will repurchase.
This cream has been fantastic for me. I have a lot of hormonal pimples on my forehead and it has reduced redness as well as bring down some of the lumps. Sometimes however it feels a little thick and greasy on the skin however I use rosewater spray as a base to thin out the texture. Would highly recommend to people prone to breakouts.
Bought this after reading good reviews, and after Pangea Organics Italian Mandarine & Rose moisturizer wrecked major havoc on my skin! Needed a simple and gentle moisturizer for everyday use, and to fix this mess.
I like this cream very much, as almost a week after using it, the red blotches and pimples from the Pangea Organics moisturizer calmed down and disappeared. It can feel a bit too matt, and hard to spread if i did not apply it asap straight after toner, or when my fingers were too dry. I guess the trick is to use it straight after shower while skin is still a bit damp. Anyway, the moisturizing effect is pretty good (it's late autumn here) despite it not being a proper moisturizer. Makeup goes on pretty smooth after that too!
One thing i hate is the packaging, as many here do. It's tricky to handle aluminum tubes, and i have wasted much cream by accident. Used them on elbows and knees when it happened. Ok, will still buy this product since it is the cream that counts :)
UPDATE: Indeed after using this too long without additional moisturizer, the skin on my nose started peeling, maybe from lack of moisture and the weather getting colder and dryer. So, i added a light moisturizer on my nose and cheeks after this calendula cream (which is not oily, pretty smooth) and it helped! No whiteheads formed from this cream as of now, just one or two surface clogs which is fine :) continued >>
after I read good reviews , I bought this.
ok, first when I apply it to my face, I was glad. it feel like making my skin very smooth. but
after all, this cream turn out to be too matt.
I can see this has some effectiveness but I can't use it cause it's like matt wax. even I tried to use it with some moisturizer, doesn't work..
I gave this to my hubby who has very oily skin.
I won't buy it again.
i did not know this product got such good reviews when i first bought it. It was during a business trip and i was running out of my moisturizer. I got 10 minutes to stop by Sephora. Grabbed a couple of moisturizers within my reach, testing them one by one on the back of my hand. In a great rush I picked this one, mainly because it's labelled for sensitive skin, which i have. Well, i have both sensitive and acne prone skin. So initially i was a little worried that the heavy formula might break me out. Fortunately, it did not, even when I was on that trip under lots of pressure , which usually results in hormonal breakouts.
The trick is in the application. Do not apply it directly onto your face, you will end up being like a greasy pan. As instructed on the package,warm it and massage it with your hands first, then press it onto the skin, it will leave a non greasy finish, good for both day and night,
Now, I have finished about 3 quarters of the 40ml. In conjunction with the Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid peel from skinlabortory, my skin looks amazingly good, smooth and glowy by itself, much less breakouts. Now I am in love of not applying any foundation at all . a feeling of freedom! ;-D
BTW, the package got mixed reviews. But i like it, as well as the color and smell of the cream. earthy and organic, very Jurlique. I will buy a 125 ml version in the near future . highly recommended if you have sensitive skin !
I didn't like the aluminum feel of this package. It's like a toothpaste covering, but needs additional pressure for it to push out product. Calendula was very calming. The cream is moisturizing for dry spots. I applied it to my oily T-zone without problems. My mistake was purchasing the large version; I had more product than I knew what to do with. Not really a problem.. started to apply on my body without problems.