Average Rating 4.0/5
Review by lchoe
I was introduced to this product by a 39 year old colleague who has an incredible peaches and cream complexion that is also velvet-like, and looks "air brushed". She said this product and their eye cream is all she uses. As I use Natura Bisse, etc., I was intrigued (and relieved by the price point). I used Avon Anew when they first came out with the AHA cream back in the early 1990s. It worked (I was 26-27) in smoothing fine lines, etc. but the cream was too heavy/rich for me and I stopped after 2 jars. I prefer a pump application or tube to a jar however here are some of the great pros: light mousse-like texture that spreads easily and absorbs quickly, leaves a matte finish with no stickiness. I can easily layer a moisturizer, then a sunscreen on top and still feel my face is "light" (I'm very claustrophobic to heavy/rich/sticky face products). I feel a slight sting/tingle but I don't mind as I feel that it means it's busy doing its work! I like to use my Jan Marini C-Esta Serum on top (this duo really seems to work). Depending on the weather, I can top those off with a light moisturizer and sunscreen with comfort. Luckily for me, the scent does not offend me at all (slightly herbal to me). After the first day, I could already tell a difference in my skin and after the 2nd day, I was already getting compliments from people at work; my skin looked softer, smoother and brighter (and personally smaller pores/slightly firmer skin). After a week, it was eating up acne, acne scars, etc. This product is not strong enough to conquer brown age spots, melasma, etc. - a more specialized product is needed for those issues. This is a GREAT, EFFECTIVE, QUICK ACTING product (for the right skin type and for those who don't mind the smell) that improves the condition and the look of your skin. When I feel I look a little dull, I always make sure to use this product and I immediately look more "bright, soft and smooth". I am Korean, 43 and people guess I'm 28 - 33. I have combination skin (dry in winter, slightly oily in summer however very prone to plugged pores and occasional breakouts). I use: various Natura Bisse, DHC Olive Oil Cleanser, Jurlique, MD Forte, & Caudalie moisturizer.