It's hard to get a cream with collagen and elastin in Australia. Basically there is the St Ives body lotion, and now this.It has a great range of ingredients including collagen, elastin, aloe vera, squalane, wheatgerm oil and vitamins a and e. It is thick and somewhat greasy but seems to soak in better than the St Ives collagen facial moisturiser (which isn't available in Australia). It's much more expensive than most body lotions out here. I paid $24 for an 8 ounce tube, and that was the only size available. In contrast, the Vitamin E lotion without collagen and elastin is less than $10 for a 250 ml bottle, but my skin loves topical collagen and elastin so I'm going for the more expensive one. I've only been using it for about a week but my skin looks plump, moist and very happy. A winner. Available in Australia at Priceline stores.
Edit - Priceline now have this on sale for $12 as its regular price which brings it more into line with other bdoy moisturisers - yay!!!
last winter my skin went thru a horrible change. after years of being extremely oily it decided to dry out and flake on me. total freak out. i went to lovely walmart (braving the christmas shopping experience) and found this packaged as a bogof. okay, try it, it's cheap (3.50 i think). what a wonderful surprise product this turned out to be. cleared up all the dry patches and did not break me out. (i make sure not to apply to my t-zone area) i love it so much, bought another bogof for my baby brother who recently realized he needs skin care help. he's loving it too. so that's two thumbs up. the only drawback for some would be the tub and not a pump applicator. however a lighter version is in a bottle.(have that too, love it).
I love this product! I started using this after a super drying winter and I noticed how dull and dry my skin was. I have always had to be super careful with what I put on my skin because I am super sensitive. The cream feels great going on and after the first night I used it I could tell my skin was smoother. After a couple of weeks my mom asked me what I was using because my skin looked great! I've used it ever since and I can def tell the benefits that are coming with the use of this product!!
I love this moisturizer. I'm trying to get a head start on the aging process, so I tried it. It's very thick, so a little goes a long way. It makes my skin soft and smooth. It's my favorite and I will cry if it ever disappears.
I have mixed feelings about this product.
I've been slathering this over my red acne scars five times a day, every day, for the past two weeks. I've even been scrubbing the areas in with my fingers, massaging my skin delicately. My results? Though there's barely any difference in appearance, my acne scars certainly aren't as pigmented as they used to be, but they're still quite noticeable.
Also, even though this cream has mineral oil listed as the second ingredient, I haven't had a problem with pimples or zits yet. That's so surprising as this stuff really moisturizes my face, leaving it soft and a bit oily to the touch.
After undergoing many uses of trial and error, I've found that this cream absorbs better when applied wet or when rubbed into wet skin. The only downfall is that the white residue color takes longer to disappear.
It takes a while to rub in, but once it's soaked into your skin, you'll instantly be able to feel the results. My soft skin has even become a good canvas for smoother make-up application, specifically for my liquid foundation.
This cream doesn't do anything to diminish the appearance of fine lines or blemishes, but since it's so cheap and moisturizing, I'll happily continue to purchase.
I like to use this cream during winter, drying months. I use small amount around eyes, lips, neck and chest (where wrinkles/fine lines develop first). Also good for allover moisturizer focusing on rough spots. Really good on hands! Despite a longer ingredient list than products I usually use, I have had no adverse effects from this cream. Would not recommend on oily skin.
This skin care cream greatly helped me avoid sunburn pain. Immediately after getting out of the sun and realizing what I had done to myself, I had one of my kids liberally apply this skin care cream and I never had bad sunburn pain. I'm fixing to put it on my son's neck, as he just came home and he his horribly burned back there. Product smells ok, too.
Too oily, has mineral oil as it's 2nd ingredient, smell's horrible & over all doesn't soak into the skin, not that I'd want it to after looking at the ingredient list.
I tried it at a friends house & it was aweful for me. Packaging is great though love the tub it comes in so you can easily use all teh product.
I'm a huge lotion junkie & love this stuff. IMO, FOTE is a very trust worthy brand. So I had to try this stuff. I picked up two 4oz tubs from a local Dollar General yesterday for only $3.
Last summer I made a stupid decision of not using SPF while enjoying a day at a beautiful local lake. I'm really pale (full german!), & thus this silly mistake came with a huge consequence. There is a layer of scar tissue on both of my forearms, along with tons of burn marks & freckles. I slathered on a dab of this before going to sleep last night, & when I woke up - there was a HUGE change. My arms look normal again! The skin texture is finally smooth again, & the freckles+burn marks have faded dramatically. ONLY AFTER ONE NIGHT OF USAGE. Even my mother noticed the difference & was shocked. Trust me, she is one hell of a critic.
I will update soon. I plan to continue using as needed on my arms, along with on my scars & face. :)
P.S: I hate the smell, but a spray of perfume can fix that issue easily. (Not like the fragrance in it lasts long anyways.)
Will repurchase until the end of time, or it gets discontinued. Whichever comes first. ;P
I used to get my vitamin cream from BJs wholesale club (their house brand) which worked wonders for my skin. Then they stopped making it and I was left looking for a good substitute. Fruit of the earth to the rescue!!.. Not only its cheap but my face looks very well rested (not to mention the redness, subsides) when I put it on before bed. My skin is oily and I'm acne prone; thank goodness no ill effects from this product. The price tag and effectiveness combo you can't go wrong!.. I LURVS it!!!