Average Rating 4.2/5
Review by barberree
though i gave this an overall rating of merely a 3 (i wish i could give it a 3.5), i would *probably* repurchase again, but only if i was "between" holy grail treatment creams.
this product helped impart a more even skin tone by about 10%, and skin smoothness by about 20%. i didn't notice that it helped my makeup go on better, as some reviewers did, but i believe it *does* help control my oiliness (and, thus, my breakouts) during the day somewhat. this is another plus for me, and why i would like to give it a 3.5 versus a 4.0. however, i didn't buy it to control breakouts, as my skin regimen had them under control when i purchased this product, anyway.
another minus is that it smells like dust mixed with medicine to me. upon careful smelling, i realized it's the green tea i'm smelling predominately. there must be another ingredient in it that reacts w/ the green tea extract to produce what, to me, is just one of the most unappealing smelling facial products i've *ever* used. some reviewers seem to find the smell refreshing, though. *shrug*. everyone's different.
you get a HUGE 4.2-oz bottle that lasts absolutely forever -- i've used it a.m. and p.m., over my entire face after cleansing and toning, and i still have 1/4 bottle left (i bought it about 9 months ago -- i'm sure this would last a year, if i wasn't going to try another tx product). anyway, it's worth the price, so i *don't* want to hear any gripes about the price of this product! it's great value. i almost gave it a "2" for "Price" just for this reason.
Packaging quality is excellent. it comes in a sanitary squeeze bottle, that allows you to dispense what you need onto a cotton pad or swab (or even your finger -- just don't touch the mouth of the bottle) w/out contaminating the rest of the product, or exposing it to air.
lots of goodies in here -- vitamns A, C, E, green tea, etc. don't know how stable they are, but, like i said, i *do* know this stuff made my skin softer(which is already very soft, prob. due to oiliness my entire life), & helped control oil under my makeup. worth a shot, but get a sample, first.