I just bought this yesterday based on the good reviews that I read about the night creme. A lot of people mentioned the smell of the product so I was slightly disappointed that when I went to check it out at the store, the container was plastic wrapped. But, I went ahead and bought it anyway hoping that I could finally get some good night creme. I was using just regular day lotion for my face so I would wake up with really oily skin (and I already have oily skin so you can imagine what this looks like, yikes). When I tried it last night, the smell was what I first noticed. It smells like an old-school fragrance and it's strong when you put it on, but the smell is overall, pretty bearable. The creme went on light and didn't see a sheen on my face like I usually do. And when I woke up this morning, there was definitely not a lot of oil on my face. Usually, I put a finger on my face and I'm like, "OH, jeez," but it was noticeably less oily. This was just one night's testimony so I'll be updating this at the end of the week to see if I notice anything else. All in all so far, I do think that this is a good night creme that feels light yet it's moisturizing all at the same time. Knocked off a lippie because of the fragrance but this creme is definitely better than just regular day lotion at night.
EDIT: After several weeks, there is still noticeably less oil on my face in comparison to other lotions that I've used at night. I definitely think it helps with my zit situation but I'm also using it in conjunction with cream for my blemishes so that might be it. My complexion is much clearer after using this which is a definitely plus. I'm looking into other night creams that don't have the same high price tag as this one, but overall, I do recommend this for people looking to find a light night creme.
Since I've started using makeup, i've found that prep work doesn't start with a primer, it starts with your evening and morning face rituals. The night ritual to help recover thru the harsh environment outside and day to help you get thru the same scenerio. I use BB's night cream every night in the last two months and I've yet used 1/4 of the creme so the product, I think I paid $15, has already more than paid for itself in the result I've achieved since day one. I don't have another product to compare it with but since this works, there is really no reason to try anything else. I love the packaging, no fuss and simple. I don't use my fingers to get the product. I use one of those plastic spoon that dept stores uses for their samples. You can't return it to them so why not keep them and use them for these types of containers. I scoop just a small amount. Once you've done this a few time, you get the hang of how much to scoop out for your face so it makes your routine go a bit faster. I love the smell so that's a plus. I usually rub one drop of Jojoba in hands until the oil gets really warm and gently pat it over my face. This process seems to allow the oil to sink into my skin faster. Then, I follow with my serum and wait a minute, this allows me to clean up the sink or put away other products or just tidy up the sink area, to allow the serum to sink in and finally, BB's night cream. A minute later, the scent is practically gone and the product has sunk in completely.
This cream works alright but the smell is nauseating. I can't stand how strong the smell is when I go to bed I can't sleep. I wish they made a fragrance-free version. You would think Burt's Bees would have more fragrance free products available for those of us sensitive to them.
The cream itself is decent, not too heavy or light, spreads thin, lasts a long time.
I LOVE THIS! It smells SO DELICIOUS!! I like the cute little glass jar that it comes in and how the cream is shimmery :) I feel that it does make my skin more radiant, and it definitely leaves my face soft and moisturized (without feeling too heavy). I love it so much that I bought the Radiance Day Creme as well.
This is a great product. While you may be tempted to use it for both day and night, I wouldn't recommend it. It feels a little waxy on the skin, especially around hair follicles (like eyebrows) and doesn't go too well under makeup.
I was faithful to this product for about a year and would purchase it again, if the store were out of my Alba. It does give the skin a bit of a glow and moisturizes to the perfect level.
I got this product in a Radiance Kit that had the day cream also. I've been using it for about two weeks and I am surprised that I actually really like it. It leaves my face looking brighter and moisturizes well. I'm really quite weary about ingredients and often find myself standing in the drugstore isles for a long time reading and comparing ingredients. I love that it is a paraban free moisturizer that feels very luxurious.
I bought this about 3-4 weeks ago. I love it! I relatively recently started using night creams before bed--about a year ago. I started out with Avon's Anew Retroactive youth extending night cream. Since, I didn't have anything to compare it to, I thought it was good. I thought the real greasy feeling and fragrance was normal for any night cream. Well, I was going to buy it again but for 32 bucks I thought I better look around for something cheaper. I was at target one day and picked up the Burt's Bee's Radiance Night. And with that, I realized greasy and weird smelling isn't the norm, b/c I got the opposite with this. It leaves no greasiness, smells great, and it's natural! Love it! However, I must say that I haven't seen any greater improvements, but it hasn't done worse either.
2/5/09 I'm editing this a bit b/c I'm finding that it can ball up when rubbing it in. It's not very moisturizing either. For simplicity I would recommend this, but if your afraid of wrinkles like me then this might not be for you.
Simple, natural and good night moiturizer. I like the pearlescent color of the cream. It doesnt break me out at all and it makes my skin look beautiful by the morning. Though it's not super nutritive, because when I used it during really harsh weather (strong wind, very cold temp.) when my skin was flacking, it was not moisturizing enough.
Edit: At first, I liked it, but now I am frustrated about this cream. I just dont like the texture and smell... and it seems like it clogges my pores....
This night cream is AMAZING. A little goes a very long way. Smells soooo pretty. Leaves my skin dewy. Not a dry patch in sight! Make sure to use a plastic spatula to get it out. Its more hygienic. Doesn't break me out at all. I wake up with smooth, glowing skin. I highly recommend.
I couldnt beleive it the day after! It really does significantly brighten your complexion!!! wow! might look into the rest of the line,...btw, I sorta perminantly borrowed this from my mom....*o* lol, it works great for acne prone skin, not too thick, wich surprised me!
I prefer a squeeze tube for better hygene. price is ok, actually cheap for its results!!!!! will buy it again!!!