I have been using this product for about two months and am thrilled with how my skin looks. I use it on my combination skin at night, I keep it away from my eyes. My complexion is even, no more brown spots and my pores are invisible. I have had many comments on my skin and this is the only thing I have changed. I love the marine scent and that Alba products do not have mineral oil as so many others do. Will repurchase.
Is it me or did Alba try to make this look like their version of La Mer?! I was really disappointed with this. Ingredients are good, but they combination of them does NOTHING for my skin. I have normal to dry skin and bought this after the reviews thinking it would be a fairly economical nighttime moisturizer. My skin was tight in the morning and it felt waxy after putting this on. When I tried to use it over the areas of my face where I use Avage...OUCH! I only used it twice, and hate throwing away the nearly full jar. I'll put it up on swap in case anyone wants it.
WARNING: 1) Inhaling this product upon application on face caused my stomach to rumble & constrict in slight pain. Yes, that's TRUE and horrid. I wonder what will happen if a pregnant woman were to use it as stomach constricting may expunge the baby!!! I don't want to give this any stars at all!! The stomach rumbling & constricting goes on for about 3 to 5 hours and I apply it only at night. I have applied it twice and both times the stomach rumbling & constricting started upon using this product. This indicates to me that my stomach is reacting to the ingredients on the sea plus cream. Mind you, this is simply a shea butter cream. I don't know which ingredient is causing it. This is the FIRST TIME that my stomach has reacted to a skincare product. 2) Also, it STINGS my face. NOT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN & NOT FOR THOSE WITH ROSACEA. 3) I got red dots on my face, ditto 2. 4) It stinks to high heaven, it smelt like old man's hair cream. YUCK!!! I guess those who are in favor of this product have normal or combo skin. VERDICT: THROW AWAY!!!
i liked this moisturizer since it didn't irritate my skin. like others have commented, it didn't break me out and felt nice on the skin. the product wasn't too heavy or greasy. the only thing i could not get used to is the scent. it is way too strong, IMO. typically, i have no problem with scented products and have a high tolerance for them. this was a really good night moisturized, but unfortunately, i will not buy this again b/c of its scent.
I love this as a night time moisturizer! In the morning my face feels so smooth and it just looks healthy. I have oily & acne prone skin, but this does not make me break out. It feels kind of heavy as U put it on but it absorbs fast. I only gave it 4 because of the jar, I dont like jars at all, but I still would buy it again and again...
Best moisturizer I've tried in a long time! I swear it's given my skin a lovely glow and minimized my pores. I use this most nights and once in a while I'll use it during the day if I know I won't be in the sun. I can see how the marine scent would be off-putting for some, but I've grown to like it. Perfect for the dry winter months.
This certainly has some nice ingredients in it for the price, but I could see it was starting to clog my pores and I had to stop using it. I tried to use it up as a body moisturizer, but I found I just could not stand the overpowering smell and the greasy feel of it, so I had to throw it away. I'm really not pleased with this at all in the end, no matter how much I wanted to like it.
The ingredients list as written in these reviews is incorrect. The ingredients are stated incorrectly on many websites, including the place I ordered it from, but here is the correct listing, as written on the package.
INGREDIENTS: Certified organic aloe barbadensis and lavandula angustifolia juices, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), certified organic persea gratissima (avocado) oil, glyceryl stearate, vegetable glycerin, aleurites moluccana (kukui nut) and macadamia ternifolia oils, sorbitan stearate, emulsifying wax, dimethicone, mangifera indica (mango) butter, sorbitol, certified organic simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, steryl alcohol, stearic acid, squalane (olive), NaPCA, allantoin, alpha lipoic acid, DMAE, echinacea angustifolia extract, sodium hyaluronate, L-ascorbic acid, organic marine complex: chondrus crispus (irish moss), dermochlorella (algae), enteromorpha compressa (algae), laminaria digitata (kelp), macrocystis pyrifera (kelp), spirulina maxima (algae) and ulva lactuca (sea lettuce), certified organic camellia sinensis (green tea) extract, phenoxyethanol, methyl/propylparaben, botanical fragrance. continued >>
I was looking for a good moisturizer for my very dry winter skin. I bought this after seeing the rave reviews here. The product has an excellent list of ingredients and the price is good (around $15). However, I found this to be adequately moisturizing for daytime use but too thick and greasy to wear under foundation. Unfortunately, it was not moisturizing enough for use at night, as I was dry and tight in the morning. It did not irritate my skin and the smell, though noticeable, is inoffensive.
Horrible for my normal to winter-dry, senstive skin. This, like most of the Alba Botanica moisturizers, contains stearic acid. I've since found out that this ingredient triggers immediate but long-lasting acne reactions in my skin with red marks that last for months. If you don't respond badly to this or some of the other potentially acne-causing ingredients in the Alba creams, this would be a good one. It has a lovely texture, is moisturizing, and like all the Alba Botanica products, smells wonderful.
For the price, a great product! Snapped this up at a Whole Foods after being recommended it by a friend, and after using it for a week, my skin is already clearer and brighter. Packed with antitoxidants, this cream goes on really thick, but soaks in pretty quickly. The price for this product, $15, isn't bad given what's in it; will most likely buy again.
UPDATE: found after long-use this product made my forehead an oil slick while my cheeks never felt quite moisturized enough. Not a bad cream for the price, but there are better creams out there.