I'm experiencing winter dry skin now, with red, sensitive cheeks. I bought this cream recently for it was reasonably priced, less than 10usd. It is a simple cream but a well-formulated one. After applying this product, my skin feels very comfortable, pampered and soothed. It looks smooth and glowing. It isn't a heavy moisturiser. It feels very light and doesn't clog pores but it moisturises well and the effect lasts all day.
I was slathering nivea creme on my face because it was so dry but i found that heavy moisturisers aren't suited to facial skin at all. It was pore-clogging and the weight felt like a burden on my face pulling my skin down.
I've been looking for a good moisturiser for a long time and this one suits me very well.
I bought this in Eastern Europe, so I don't know if the ingredients are the same as they are in the US version, but I hated it. It was very gel-like, and wouldn't blend in, and would just sit atop my skin, like a literal gel. It also made my face somewhat irritated and red, especially in the spots where I already have acne marks. I really didn't like this.
This is one of only three moisturisers that have never stung or irritated my ridiculously difficult and sensitive face (the other two are Cetaphil and Vanicream, btw). While this cream isn't perfect, there's plenty I like about it:
-It's super gentle (it has parfum in it but it hasn't been a problem for me), even if you accidentally get it too close to your eyes
-The smell is pretty neutral
-Incredibly moisturising without being a hard oily wax product (although, granted, it IS heavy)
I like that I can either glop a lot on when my face is very dry and irritated (and it makes me a shiny greasy disco ball but I use it at night and don't care), or warm a bit up and sort of press/pat onto my skin. It's very versatile in that way.
There will be a period of learning how to use this with your skin before you feel it works well for you. At first I used waaaay too much every time (I was used to crappy Neutrogena creams that irritate and never moisturise) and it gave me whiteheads. I also ended up so shiny I'm sure I could have reflected light. After I started using less product and learned to put the correct amount depending on my finicky skin that day (sometimes I put it on dry, others I use rose water or green tea on my skin, etc), I started to really like this. I even use it during the day oftentimes, even though it can make you shiny if you're not careful.
I really recommend this cream if you have difficult skin, but keep in mind what I said about getting to know the product and how it works on your skin. I still occasionally put too much on the sides of my mouth or chin and I get blocked pores from it. Still, it's a no-brainer choosing between this gentle, hydrating cream and some other crap that doesn't even moisturise and stings or irritates, aggravating preexisting problems. I'm not a fan of the tub but just wash your hands well before using and don't double dip. I only partially lifted the protective foil on my tub and my cream is still perfect with no fluff or bits and pieces of random crap in it.
Probably the only thing that has helped my rosacea + seb derm. I was diagnosed with rosacea a year back and my derm put me on their wash + moisurizer. helped with :
3. dry skin from seb derm (almost like saw dust)
Ive tried experimenting with Avene/Laroche Posay in between but I keep coming back to this. Just wish it did more.
I only use this at night as it is too thick for day use.
This is definitely a good product.I noticed improvements of my skin.I have combination skin.This cream is not very oily,but my skin looks glowing after applying this cream and looks clear.It's just that I have to get use to the smell of this cream cause it has no fragrant.It smells a bit like my husband's hair cream.But even my husband's said my skin looks very clean and clear after using this cream.
Love this cream it saved my face while I was working on the ski slopes (Wind burn sucks) it never once broke me out and never left me feeling like an oil slick, it's a wee bit heavy for summer but I use it every now and then if I'm feeling a bit dry :)
it is the best face cream for my combo sensitive skin type, it is cold here in canada, it just enough moisture for my skin type, non greasy with vitamin e, i am in love with this cream, will repurchase it again. it is the best winter moisture cream for my face. in the summer time i will use the same brand but for normal to oily formula hydro gel it is lighter for summer skin.
I have tried countless moisturisers in the past from more expensive brands (dermalogica, skeyndor) to cheaper (nivea, dove) and this is the one I keep coming back to and buying again and again.
I'm currently using retin-a for my acne prone skin and my skin can be pretty sensitive.
I find this has the perfect balance between light texture and rich moisturising properties. I use this every night and it helps with the flaking but has never broken me out. I use it around my eyes as well.
Its perfect as a base under foundation, I find that it doesn't make my face shiny. I love this despite the packaging- tub is less than ideal, and the edges of label lift up and curl after a couple of months of use
Have been using this for about 2 weeks now, and so far, so good! It can be applied thinly (i.e. rub it between my hands and smear it on my face that way) or pack it on, depending on what my skin needs at that time. It is really nice and soothing, seems to be quite calming too, which is good as I have been playing around with different cleansers and some are no good. I actually expected it to be heavy and greasy, and cause my skin to break out, but nope! Success! The jar is a little unhygenic but meh. It doesn't smell too fab but I like that it contains Vitamin E. Other reviewers mentioned that it makes you shiny - I don;t find that an issue at all, although I do prefer a dewy look, but the shine does die down a bit after a few minutes. This is a fantastic moisturiser if you're looking for something that will hydrate (possible not the best for oily skin though, as it could be too heavy), doesn't cost the earth, and doesn't irritate sensitive skin. I'm very happy with it!
This cream is decent. Its in a tub, which I'm never a fan of (unless its a product that gets used up quickly, but this one doesn't). Its a rich cream, and slightly on the greasy side (it will leave your face looking a little greasy too). It also has no SPF, so some may not like it as a day cream. HOWEVER, as a night cream (when the shiny-ness of it doesn't matter), I would recommend it. It moisturizers SUPER well and will leave your skin feeling great. It is pretty neutral and doesn't irritate (Sebamed products are pretty great for sensitive skin) and it is PH balanced. Sebamed products are hard to find in the US, but possibly available online. They're a lot easier to find in other countries, so maybe pick some up if you're abroad. If you have sensitive skin & want deep moisture, then give it a try - it just wasn't the perfect cream for me. continued >>