It's kinda gross when I opened it.. it was all splattered all over the cap and it wasn't a pretty sight. Anyways, my skin began drinking it up RIGHT AWAY so that was really great! I barely had any left on my skin after 10 minutes were up. When I woke up, my skin was soft, illuminated and looked healthy. The smell is really leavely as well, which is a bonus. It spreads nicely on my face which I did not expect. It feels like applying a moisturizer. I think this one will last me a LONG time, since I only had to use maybe two finger dips into it yesterday night. I works well with my combo skin and I definitely think it's a good try.
UPDATE: I use it as a moisturizer and it works fine. I have also noticed how my skin stings if I don't use this product for a while. So, I think that shows the product is effective.
I actually really like this stuff. I havent experienced any 'sitting on the skin' as some people claim to, I find it sinks in really well, but I only use a very thin layer. I got this as a free sample like others and its lasted me ages so far as you just need to dip a finger into the pot and thats pretty much enough to cover your face. I know some people are worried about leaving this on overnight etc. Well I've never used it as a mask, I always simply use it as a moisturizer so leave it on all day, and it hasnt broke me out at all. In fact, it's great to use on spots when they're at the stage where they've dried up, as it really helps to re-moisturise the skin again and make the spot fade. I will definatly be buying a big tub of this once the free sample is used up!
I love this product. It came in a makeup bag with other products, probably a GWP, clearance too! I use Retin A Micro everyother night and this works great with that. I don't wipe off the excess because there isin't any. My skin looks so nice and soft. It smells good, I can't really comment on the price. I did look the price up at one time but compared to some of the other brands I use this was pretty good. You don't need a lot. I have the .5 oz and it will last at least a month since you don't need that much.
I got this when I was on Accutane. My face is normally very oily, as it is now. However, when i was on Accutane, my skin was incredibly dry in patches. it is true that when you apply this moisture mask it stings, but that is true for any moisterizer if your skin is sincerely sandpaperish dry.
it feels a bit gross sitting on your face, but the skin does drink it up and if your skin is severely dry it is worth trying.
my sister who is also on acne medication (differin?) likes to use this stuff as well, which is good because i no longer need it. the tub is cute i suppose. Im usually not crazy about packaging for anything unless its like Victoria's secret Pink line or expenseive department store fragrance bottles.
Came with a gift bag, I love the way it applies. It's on my face right now, first time using it. It hasn't even been 5 minutes and my skin is drinking it all up.. it must have been pretty thirsty. I'm not experiencing any burning sensation as others have mentioned before. Masks are usually goopy and cumbersome when it might rub off somewhere by accident, but this one is staying put and the excess left on my fingers from applying it has completely dried and is not greasy at all.
Ordered a jar of this after trying it in a GWP. I am comparing this to Clinique's Moisture Surge Extra as a moisture boost and I have used it the same way, after my Clinique 3 step. Vitamin E mask, IMO has far better moisturizing properties and really sinks in, as opposed to MSE which just seems to sit on the surface. However, MSE can be used under or over makeup and this has to be used alone. The way I like to use it to apply some at night and then leaving it on overnight and my skin really does seem less tired looking and lined. Sometimes I do notice the slight stinging on application that other reviewers have mentioned, but no adverse effects from this. I even use it around my eyes which are very sensitive. I got my face sunburned and put tons of this on and then left it overnight, it really helped to soothe the burn and take out some of the redness. The price is a much more reasonable than MSE even at the new price of $19 for a 3oz jar compared with $42 for 2oz of MSE. I only use this occasionally when my skin gets dry, like in the winter time or after too much sun in summer, it could cause breakouts if used too often.
I love the vitamin e night cream so had high hopes for this mask, unfortunately it gave me a horrible red itchy reaction and was not good at all for my skin
I haven't had this product for too long, but so far it seems to be doing well. I haven't experienced a burning sensation like so many on here seem to be. I also haven't had problems with a thick film left on my face. When I put it on I take a tiny amount (I just graze two of my fingers along the top of the cream) and rub it into my skin. It sinks into my skin like a thick cream and then I don't wash it off. Usually I put it on after I wash my face after school, then it comes off while I'm in the shower a few hours later. Today I am going to try leaving it over night. I will update later if it doesn't work out. Usually I break out easily but haven't had problems with this product. I like the way it makes my face feel after, very refreshed. I bought this product to help fade some of the scars I have left and I'm not too sure if it is doing anything about that yet. Keep in mind I have only used it about 4-7 times.
I received this as a free gift with purchase.....i do not have dry skin by any means....so I used it as an eyecream:P It sinks in very nicely & leaves the skin around my eyes very soft & smooth:)
UPDATE: call me crazy......but i could not find my burt's bees lip balm in my cosmetics case & i just finished exfoliating my lips (toothbrush under hot water to soften bristles & brush your lips, no joke......) & i decided to just rub this on since it will moisturize it while i go shop for another lip balm. but wow.....this really makes my lips silky smooth & i feel like they plumped a bit. so....my mistake turned out to be an HG. now i always put this on my lips after i exfoliate & follow it with burt's bees lip balm. beestung kissable pout for the win. :D haha.
I bought this product after getting a full face chemical burn (Neutrogenia Acne Wash and Philosophy Peel Pads are not friends), and my face was molting from frying the top layers. It did the best moisturizing job I've ever seen. I slapped a thick layer on my face and in a couple of minuts my skin had sucked it up. If it doesn't sink in, it means your face doesn't need all the moisture, so gently wipe off the excess.