I had high hopes for this product...but It just wasn't what I expected. It went on smoothly but afterwards it felt very greasy and it felt like I just had a layer of oil on my face. Soon after, I started to break out on my nose and forehead and I imediately went back to the store and returned it. I'm sure maybe it works for some people but I didn't like it at all.
I use this product for a few days now, so far I think it control oil quite well after I apply it before I put on my foundation, it does not trigger any break out yet. Also it has not dry out my skin, but now is summer so I'm not sure if it is moisturizing enough for winter. Will see if it does the good job after a few weeks.
Edit: I think this moisturizer broke me out again, also it is not moisturizing enough for winter. I find my Bioelement's Absolute moisturizer is much better for combination acne-prone skin.
First, I have to say that I use a moisturizer for acne-prone skin on my T-zone. I can't use the same for my cheeks - they tend to breakouts, but they still need more moisturization. I have always used Biotherm's Aqua Source and it works great for me!
But as it's so pricey, I wanted to find a cheaper alternative and I tried this one.
It's not bad - but that's it! For me, it's a little bit too creamy and sinks in too slow. I also "feel" that I put something on my skin for a while, which is something I don't like. The moisturing-effect is okay - but again, my skin doesn't feel as smooth and "nurtured" as with Biotherm's Aqua Source.
Edit: I don't use it any more, though I haven't used up the tube - it made me break out! It can't have been anything else...
This is the best daily moisturiser that I've ever tried. It doesn't feel oily or leave me with a feeling that I have a layer of something over my face. It also didn't cause any breakouts or any bad reaction of any kind (which is a rarity with my sensitive skin). The container is a bit on the small side, but a little definitely goes a LONG way!
Was too thick for my oily/combination skin even in the winter whee my skin gets quite dry - broke me out badly. I say if you have combination/oily skin DON'T use this, if you have more dry/combination skin, then this will benefit you better. :)
A lot of people on here seem to hate this but personally I love it. I have combination skin which is more dry in winter and more oily in summer, and personally I don't find that this leaves any sort of residue on my face. I use a very small amount but I find that's all I need. It leaves my face soft and not oily at all. I don't really have problems with shine so I can't comment one way or the other about the mattifying effect. This was recommended to me by the girl in the Body Shop (I originally went in intending to buy the Tea Tree moisturiser) and I've gotta say I love it. I got a free sample of the Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash and I'm in love with that now too. I did take a point off for packaging cos the tube is quite small.
I've recently been looking for much higher spf moisturizers, so for that reason alone, I won't be buying this again. I plan to use it up and wear it when I'm indoors but not for when I plan to be outside in any way.
I hated the smell of this - defintitely has a more complicated ingredient list than the aloe line. It didn't really make me break out, so that's good, and it didn't feel too heavy on my face. I also didn't notice any "whitish cast" that many people complain about with sunscreens.
All in all, I guess it's good if you can tolerate the smell and like a lower spf, but I haven't added it to my "favourites" list.
i was using the tea tree line but was looking for a moisturizer with spf for day use. i went to TBS and got this since its mattifying for oily skin and i though yey perfect plus i love the smell. i was really psyched about it however when i tried it the next day i was really disappointed because it made my face really oily it felt like i applied oil on my face. i decided to give it a few days to and i experimented with the application and amount used but to no avail i always ended up with an oily heavy feeling on my face. might work for others not for me though
Admittedly, I did not like this moisturizer when I first began using it. I needed an oil-control lotion with SPF to get me through the brutal Arizona summer. Although it was lightweight, it seemed to increase oil production on my face. Needless to say, I left it alone for a while and was discouraged from using any moisturizer at all. Upset that I had potentially wasted an entire bottle of product, I decided to give it a try again one day. That time, I dabbed it on lightly with my ring finger until it was fully absorbed and dry. I tested it for a day and, voila! No oilies. The key is in the application. And did I mention that it smells so lovely? Light and refreshing, just like the moisturizer itself. I threw out the rest of the bottle when I moved, intending to purchase again but I have yet to get around to doing so. But eventually I will; and imho you should give it a try as well!
I bought this product because I loved the seaweed lotion without SPF. This SPF version was too oily for my skin, even though it's supposed to matify, it didn't do that. The original seaweed lotion without the SPF actually matified my skin, and kept my t-zone oil-free. I didn't like the texture of this product, it was too thick, and more like a cream, while the lotion without SPF was a gel based. It smells pretty much like the lotion without SPF, but I wouldn't buy this product again.