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!!!
This is much thinner and less gooey than I expected. I love the smell, but it's pretty strong. It is a nice, creamy moisturizer to use after I wash my face; I am very impressed so far.
I am always on the lookout for skin cream with wax, other Burt Bee creams are so greasy, even on my dry skin. The first night I used it, my skin drank it up in no time, I kept layered in more in a massaging motion until the skin was saturated. The skin was more bouncy the next day & I repeated the procedure for the next 4 nights. As of now, my skin was satisfied & I just put one layer on at nigh. Note: I do not break out regardless on the product, only stress breaks me out. Other MUAer complained that this product "balled-up" on them. Solution: shake it.
The package does not bother me, although it can be better in a bottle instead of a jar. The same goes for the scent, I wish it could be lighter if not unscented, however I don't find it offensive.
I got it thru e-bay, already stocking up on more as well as the day cream.
I tend to be a fan of Burt's Bees products, so I was immediately drawn to this item when I was looking for a new nighttime moisturizer, however I hesitated when I saw that it didn't have the greatest reviews. I eventually decided to give it a try, and am VERY glad that I did. This is a somewhat heavy cream which does apply a bit sticky. It takes a good 5 minutes to sink in, and is much less sticky after it dries. As far as the smell, there is definitely a noticeable scent but, in my opinion, it's very light and lovely. It's difficult to describe, but to me it is quite pleasant. The first time I used this cream, my roommate (across the room from me) smelled it and asked me what I was using that smelled so good. This stuff just does great things for my skin - My face is always so soft and smooth after using it, and I am happy to report that I've had NO breakouts (which I tend to be prone to). At the moment, this is my HG night moisturizer and I will *definitely* repurchase when I run out.
At first, I was really put off by this; I'd been using the Oil of Olay night cream and was used to a more lotion-like application. The pearlescent color was a little surprising. The smell is pretty strong --- it smells kind of like cardboard to me --- and it feels a little sticky and tacky on your face at first but, once it dries, it's not too bad. (All the more encouragement to not touch your face, I suppose!) The trick is finding the right amount to use; too little it gets REALLY stick. Too much and I wake up really oily and greasy.
However, I'm happy with the effects! My skin is soft in the morning and still has a bit of the sheen to it. It hasn't caused any breakouts for me.
I found this worked really well for me, in combination with the Radiance Day Cream. For the price of it, and availability of the product at many drug stores, it's not a bad buy either. The texture is nice, it's smooth and creamy, but not too watery and blended in with my skin well. The product color is also a nice pearly-looking shade. The first time I used this my skin absolutely looked more refreshed and bright the next day. I thoroughly enjoyed the smell of it as well! Most face creams don't have a smell but this one had a nice fresh, floral cosmetics fragrance to it, so it was very refreshing to use.
Love this product. Have been using it for about 3 months now. As soon as the day after my initial use my skin had a "glow" to it and my pores have gotten much smaller which it seems is an added bonus of the Royal Jelly. My night time routine is to apply this product after my Retin-A 1.0% and it has worked beautifully.
Loved this so much I even switched over to Day Radiance & wear it under my Cetaphil Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 which had been my standalone moisturizer until now.
Some have commented on the scent, I like it and thought it was pretty but I can see some people thinking it too strong. continued >>