I've only been using this for a week, so an edit may happen in the future. So far though, I'm IN LOVE with this moisterizer. I went on accutane about seven years ago. Since then, my face has been pretty clear. I'd recently started breaking out horribly again, and realized it's from all the sodium laurel sulfate in my products. So now I'm buying SLS free. Fortunately, this is SLS free and my zits have all cleared up in the past week. This tingles on contact (because of the tea tree oil), and I actually like the feeling. It also gives a matte finish, which is awesome. My face had recently begun getting oily, but now that problem is all cleared up. I only paid about $11 (ish?) for this at ulta, so compared to what I've been buying, this was a bargain!
I like this moisturizer :) This retails for SGD$29.90 for a 50ml tube. As stated on the website, 'A beautifully light and moisturising lotion that sinks into the skin to hydrate and help clear and prevent blemishes. This lotion also contains powders for shine control. Skin appears matte.' This is a opaque milky white lotion which has a gel-like consistency. It spreads easily on the face, and it is absorbed into the skin with no trace of stickiness or oilyness, which I like. Honestly, this is suitable for normal to oily skin. Recently, I was sent some acne products to be tested and after a week, my skin was so dry that there were dry patches. After using this twice a day for a while, it could not eliminate the dry patches. It was finally gone when the cells on the surface of the skin was naturally sloughed off and renew itself every 28 days. Hence, this product is suitable in this climate of the sunny tropics where piling too many products on the skin will cause makeup to slide off easier. I find it weird that powders were added in to a moisturizer to help with shine control, but I couldn't detect it inside. The tea tree scent in this lotion is also strong and easily detected when you open the cap. Hence, it might not be suitable for people who are sensitive to fragrances. However, it goes away after application so I was not bothered with that. This lotion was packaged in a opaque green tube which made it hard to see the amount of product left inside unless you shake it. My skin had cleared up slightly, but I think it was due to a change in diet rather than this lotion. However, I don't expect my skin care products to be miracle workers, so I will overlook this for now. I will recommend this to anybody who likes tea tree products and wants a light lotion, and I will repurchase this product when I have finished my stockpile of moisturisers :)
Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Polyisobutene, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Laureth-4, Citral, Leptospermum Petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil, Tocopherol.
This does nothing to my very oily skin. i thought it would do like what it says but unfortunately, it does the opposite. it made my skin OILIER than ever and i had to blot my face for 1235614276518 times -_- wont repurchase it.
Never, ever, ever will I use this disgraceful product on my face ever again. EVER.
I was so excited to have bought it, thinking that it will lessen the severity of my pimples. I coupled it with Pond's Antibacterial cleanser, Witch Hazel toner and some Cetaphil after application. Worst. Life. Decision. Ever.
I got more pimples than I had before! If pores had mouths, mine would have screamed rape every time I put it on my face.
Naturally, tea tree tingles on your skin upon application. That's what it did. Except it tingled the pimples. And it did nothing except just tingle. Oh, and also cause breakouts. Did I fail to mention that?
Instead, I relied on my Aesop Oil-Free serum. It costs 10 times more than this stupid waste of a product lauded for its 'clearing' properties. But I LOVE my skin, and if you love yours too, you'd be willing to invest in quality products that don't pillage and plunder your face.
I think some people have had bad experiences, but I don't have a lot of acne. I just get itsome months around my chin, nowhere else. This does give me a natural semi matte face, with a gel-like moisture and the good ingredients. On sensitive skin days it can burn, but on most days my skin has no reaction and looks and feels much better. I don't have very oily skin, not all people with acne do. It does not dry my skin, but it gives a light amount of moisture. My skin feels clean and non-greasy. I cannot stand moisturizers that leave a sticky or thick feeling behind.
I've had this product for about six months now, and am pretty ambivalent about it - it's a decent mattifying gel and it can keep my face from drying out too much, but it's nothing really special. I don't feel like it did anything to help my occasional break outs, but it didn't make them worse either. It smells like tea tree oil - a bit medicinal, but I've actually come to like it. I don't plan on repurchasing, but it's not going in the trash.
When I first bough this product, I had combination skin and after first use, it burnt my face and made me break out. At first I thought that maybe my skin needed to get used to a new product but everytime I used it, my skin was just irritated and burnt up. A year later, I now have dry skin and same thing, it burns up my skin after use. I really won't have the opportunity to see if the product works because my skin just doesn't ease up to this product.
I am happy that I didn't buy the full size. I have combination skin. I get really oily on my t-zone, my cheeks are normal and I have pretty sensitive skin.
This product claims to:
Provides lightweight hydration
With shine control for a matte finish
Clinically proven to give clearer-looking skin
It was lightweight, but this didn't do anything for me. I thought it would control my oil, but it didn't! And I didn't get clearer-looking skin at all.
And it is also expensive. Save your money.
I deleted my old review because it was very negative. Now I love this product! I used to be on the dry side of combination skin, but now that my skin is on the oily side, this is a godsend. It controls my oil for a good 7-8 hours before I need a blotting tissue. It doesn't break me out anymore. In fact, I'd have to say that it is helping with my breakouts! It is also helping with the redness around my nose. If you have dry skin, this isn't for you, not one bit. But if you lean oily, this is great for you.
I have been using this product for years now, and I always keep coming back to skin. It softens and mattifies without over drying my skin and my skin isn't even all that oily. Sometimes I feel as though I need a little more moisture, but all in all it's always been good for my skin and has never caused breakouts on my face. I would recommend it to someone with oily and acne.