DERMAdoctor • Calm Cool & Corrected • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||45%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I LOVE the packaging, so sanitary, keeps from getting germs in the product. I only wish all moisturizer came in a package like this. This moisturizer works well for me, especially in the winter when I need something a little thicker to combat the dry indoor heat. However, this irritated my boyfriend's sensitive skin and caused him to break out in a red rash, so may not work well for everyone. I do not have sensitive skin. Also, while I like this product, I will probably not purchase again because it is so expensive.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have very volatile skin. Everything I put on it makes it mad. It's very acne-prone. My dermatologist says I have acne rosacea, as in my face is full of acne and seemingly permanent pink on my cheeks (although it doesn't sting, itch, or flare up like normal rosacea.. it's just always there..) Anyway, I love this stuff. I wish I didn't, it's so expensive and hard to justify when you're on a tight budget like me. When I ran out, (a lot sooner than I expected) I went back to an old moisturizer I used to love and was sorely disappointed. It made me realize how great CC&C is. It isn't heavy but moisturizes well. I love how soft it makes my skin, and it works extremely well under my makeup. (I use bare minerals, I'm not sure how it would look under liquid foundation) It seemed to help with redness a little too. It reminds me A LOT of a product I tried a long time ago... Clinique's total turnaround. It smells and feels exactly like the total turnaround did. So if you liked that, you'll love this.
I like the packaging, how it gives you the option of using the pump on the top or removing the lid entirely. My only gripe is the price.. and the fact it runs out a lot sooner than you think.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
First off, I have a bone to pick with some reviewers, giving poor ratings because of sample. Rosacea and otger serious skin problems take weeks to even begin to clear up. This cannot be done in a couple days with a sample!
Second, there are absolutely no ingredients that cause irritations or peeling. I suspect any redness or stinging or peeling is from already irritated skin. My point being the skin in question is the problem, not the product.
I first used this as a sample too on my windburned skin. It burned like crazy because my skin was chapped and anything else toiching it would have burned as well. That being said, in 20 minutes time, the redness went away and it felt better.
I love this cream. The best mild cream!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I was frightened of this because when I put it on, it stung my skin almost unbearably. There were a few tears involved at one point. I kept using it because I refused to believe I'd paid so much money for yet another mistake. It stopped stinging after about a week and the acne I've been fighting for years cleared completely up. I used this in combo with Ain't Misbehavin' cleanser and serum. It's been almost a month and the improvement in my skin is sticking around. My pores also do seem smaller. It's worked so well, I'm interested in other DD products.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Olive, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
So far , so good. I suffer from hirsutism and kp like bumps in the area after hair removal. I've seen great improvement! Bumps have reduced considerably as well as skin color and texture in that area. I like the packaging and "portion control" (I squeeze very lightly to use even less...it's an $ 85.00 purchase a strech for me). This has been the only helpful product and I was very desperate!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
IT feels nice soft and moisturzied, not greasy.. but it is mildly burning or tingling my face, ever so mildly, I am not sure what to make of it.. Maybe it should come with a warning that it might tingle for a bit, because for those with Rosacea, any hint of tingling is sort of a red flag.. I am wondering, I cannot tell if I am going to tolerate this or not?
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I don't have rosacea, and I'm not a regular user of cream moisturizers. This is a treatment product, so results are typically seen after 6-8 weeks of regular use, and are not even expected before this time frame, however, for me, Calm Cool & Corrected had an immediate helpful effect. I discovered this product when I got a nasty dermatitis rash on my neck from Strivectin Neck Cream. The rash was painful,it looked terrible, and it felt like leather. It was stubborn, too, and after a week I was ready to head to the dermatologist. I came upon some samples of Calm Cool & Corrected, and, I'm not kidding, within hours, the dermatitis began to fade. This cream felt so soothing, cool, and soft that I literally sighed with relief. I bought a jar and I realized I love CC&C as a "night cream". When I do need some moisture, this is the best stuff to sleep in. My skin feels like new skin in the morning, without any clogs, breakouts, or greasiness. If your skin is on the oily side but you still need some softening and soothing, you may like this gel-cream a lot. If used twice a day, with a blueberry-sized drop dotted around my face and neck and blended, one jar lasts me for 2-3 months. I need to use this much less than that, so one jar can last up to 6 months.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Aggrevated my rosacea. Not terribly, but still, it aggrevated it. I wound up throwing it out, which I didn't feel too bad about since it was a free sample. The only product I halfway-like by Derma Doctor is the Tease zone gel--at least that does something good!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've been posting for a long time and I find that rosacea sufferers have the strongest emotions about skincare products. And rightly so. Again, this may work for you, it may not - I can only relate my own experience. At 55, my rosacea seems to be getting worse: more redness, more tenderness, more bumps, more overall sensitivity. It doesn't help that I go to the gym daily and that the temperature and humidity are high. The products I loved in the winter - ReNutriv - seem to be causing more inflammation in the summer. SO, along with Metrogel (on certain areas), I started using this and with low expectations, I might add. I was just hoping that things wouldn't get worse. My surprise is that, gosh, the redness is toned down considerably and my nose forehead and chin don't look so oily and my cheeks don't look so inflammed. Everybody else has described the consistency: like a gel/creme. One of the BEST features - and the one that Paula Begoun gets COMPLETELY wrong in her review is the jar. Yes, it is a jar but it is completely closed. You press the lid to dispense a pea-sized amount of product (if only Paula used that technolgy on her products!) AND I can use a sunscreen over the product during the day - which you MUST do - without the usual breakout and rash. Then I add a light amount of Jane PIredale's pressed foundation and...I look pretty decent. This combination doesn't
melt (on me) in the humidty. And honestly, I'm not expecting much more.
EDIT: I sent an email to the beautypedia.com staff about their comments regarding the jar packaging. They changed their review to reflect the fact that this is airless jar packaging.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have spent hours and $$$ on trying to find the perfect moisturizer/treatment for my sensitive,oily, easily irritated skin with rosecea.I was given a sample of this cream at Sephora.I was interested in tyring the line becouse I noticed my Dermatologist carried some of the products.I didn't want to love it becouse of the price but I put it on before bed and work up with great skin.Almost porceline after only one night.It erased so much of the redness in my face.I can't remember the last time my face wasn't red and looked this good.It's been 3 week's of using this 2x's a day and I am so happy.No redness or oilyness in sight.The only problem with this cream is the high price tag but I have to say I will be buying another jar once this one is done.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I actually really love this lotion. It's unfortuante that it does not have great reviews. I first sampled this at Sephora and loved it then, but the price was expensive. After over a half year battle with acne, sensitivity and irritaion, (stress that comes along with it), I opted to go for cheaper, organic and gentle brands of lotions from Komenuka Bijin, Boscia, Caudalie, G.M. Collin to name a few, o yes, and hundred dollar Yonka facials, to help combat my problems. All this was of no avail, and coming to the realization that doing such, I had spent more money than if I had just stuck with this lotion 6 months prior. All else failed and I forced myself to buy this lotion, with receipt tucked away, waiting to return it for the anticipated endless failing results of its skincare counterparts.
Happy to say, that I'm on my second jar about to purchase my third. Skin problems can consume you! And I have this feeling now, that I never even had a skin problem, that's where I'm at with this lotion.
Yes, it may feel a bit heavier than some other nice moisturizers and not as soft and velvety, so I see where some of the reviewers are coming from. But for me, it does its job - soothes, moisturizes and does not clog pores. I find this lotion to work great with the harsher Ain't Misbehavin' cleanser i use.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I have been using this product for 8 months, morning and night. Each jar lasts about 2 months. Yes, it's expensive. But the red bumps, pimples, and rough texture are gone. At 52 years old, my skin was dehydrated but oily, with frequent whiteheads, even more frequent red bumps, and just a generally rough texture. I'm not sure if there has been an effect on my oiliness or not-- I live in a humid climate-- but the dehydrated look and feel is gone. I've used Retin-A, BHA, AHA, etc., over the years. They all exacerbated my skin problems. I keep repurchasing the cream because it's the best solution I've found. I also use the Born to be Mild cleanser. I think the two work synergistically.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
This stuff is awful!!! It burned and it made me flake AND break out...definately would not reccommend
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I got a sample from DERMAdoctor.com. I have acne, cloged pores and sensitive skin on my cheek. I always wonder if I have rosacea, so I decided to try this sample when I was having some sensative skin problem couple weeks ago (seasonal change from winter to spring) Oh well, I guess I cannot tell too much from a rosacea perspective since I am not sure if I have it.
Anyway, it is a lot more moisturizing than I thought. The consistency is cream. It was too moisturixing to use as a serum unless you have dry skin. I didn't feel any instant 'cooling' sensation. The ingredients contain a lot of smoothing and binding agent so skin feels smooth after application. The more effective and benifical ingredients such as white tea have less percentage in the total cream. I didn't see obvious imporvement in acne. It was a bit too heavy for my combination skin. I feel a protective flim on skin that makes my skin less breathable. However, I didn't have any negative reaction. The reactive skin at the time didn't get wrost if not improved. I guess it did calm my skin in someway.
I think it will work well with people who have rosacea, sensative and normal-dry skin. For me, however, I will not purchase a regular size. I would rather buy cheaper alternative for rosacea skin if I have rosacea. I think La Rochy Posay and Avene are great brand for sensative and rosacea problems. For the interesting benifital ingredient, I will buy a more concentrated version instead.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
My face is super sensitive, and I needed a miracle. I bought the treatment after reading the reviews on Dermadoctor.com. But guess what? It made my sensitive skin even worse! It burned so bad after applying it, I had to wash my face with cold water while I shed a few tears. I submitted my review about the product on Dermadoctor.com and it was never posted. Other products made by the same company are really great, but not this one. Save your money and go see a good dermatologist instead.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Yikes, this does cost a lot... (!!)
I do not use this as a rosacea treatment, because even though I do have mild rosacea on my cheeks, and I don't really see any difference in the redness after using this cream. But it's such a lovely moisturizer for my combination skin I'm giving it 4 lippies anyway.
The texture is just gorgeous, it's light and yet luxurious (if that's possible), and has a very light, pleasant smell - no strong perfumes here. It's almost unscented, without having that unpleasant, rank smell that some other 'unscented' creams seem to have. It does a nice job of moisturizing the dry areas on my face, without exacerbating the T-zone oilies.
Not a miracle cream, in my experience, but definitely the nicest, most pleasant-to-use moisturiser I've tried so far. I can't justify the expense all the time, but I buy this product once in a while, when I feel like treating myself. Otherwise I use PSF Moisture Balancing Lotion, which is also very nice, and a whole lot cheaper :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Oh how I wanted to hate this because of the price. This is outrageous at $85.00 per jar but it feels so good on my skin. I have tried so many acne and rosacea products over the years but this is the only one that has ever worked. I have always strayed from anything that could give my face any kind of moisture because I am so incredibly oily but this is so soft, gentle and calming. This is not really a moisturizer though I see that it's categorized as one. It's a treatment for rosacea and rosacea based acne but it has the added bonus of probably being the best moisturizer I have ever used in my life. I had been told by dermatologists over the years that even though I am super oily I should use a moisturizer, but I always end up giving up on them because they either break me out or make me a complete oil slick. I have never felt my skin feel this comfortable ever. I have super oily, acne prone adult skin and almost nothing agrees with it. Thanks to DermaDoctor I have found the perfect system for my acne and rosacea (though it's going to eat me out of house and home due to the cost). I use their "Aint Misbehavin Acne serum (the version with tea tree oil and salicylic acid which is the best stuff on earth). I than apply a very thin layer of this wonderfully cooling and soothing cream and my skin feels incredible. I have only been using this for a few days and already I am stunned by what this stuff has done for my skin! My skin is really clearing up and looks so healthy. I just don't get the huge price tag but I use just a little bit and it spreads beautifully and easily which helps to save on cost. I am going to see if I can't get this to last me two months by using only what I need but even that ends up being over $40.00 a month! If I could stretch it to 3 months that would make things more practical. I will update.
EDIT: This stuff is truly wonderful but darn't I'm just to oily for it. I seem to be doing just as good with the DermaDoctor's Aint Misbehavin and Skinceuticals Blemish Control Gel (I mix the two on my hand and apply the mixture to my face because they are both so great it's hard to give up one or the other). I loved this feeling but it made my face super oily. It didn't break me out but I did not like the look at all. Even when I powdered it down with Mario Badescu's infamous healing powder, the oil really broke through badly. Oh well it's going back to Sephora.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So I have a ton of redness in my cheeks and nose...this is the first product I have used that made any difference at all!!
I have tried low end and high end...this is the best one!
it calms my skin and lasts for most of the day!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I've tried everything for my rosacea: Daniello, Origins, Clinique, Dermalogica, Rosacea Care, Pevonia.........and nothing worked. Well, some worked for a bit, then stopped. A few products helped with the redness and burning, but nothing helped with those damn bumps! And somewhere along the line, my skin when from super dry to oily, depending on what I was using. After a particularly awful stint of looking like a tomato and feeling like my face was on fire, I went to Sephora in search of anything that might help. The SA, who supposedly had rosacea himself, directed me immediately to his own skin care routine: Dermadoctor. I was pretty skeptical about this product, as it's gotten pretty mixed reviews. However, I was desperate! He applied some to my cheek, and for the first time in weeks the burning ceased. I immediately amazed, and told him I'd take it, despite the risky $85 price tag. Well, we're going on day 4 and I have no burning, decreased redness, and FINALLY decreased bumps! I'm experiencing no dryness or irritation, nor oilliness. I'm in love! I only hope the amazingness of this product will outlast the honeymoon period. :) I'll keep you posted!
Also, the SA recommended Wrinkle Revenge 1 as a cleanser. I was SUPER skeptical, as I was told glycolic acid is a big no no for my skin type. But, having been suckered in by the immediate effects of CCC, I went for it. The two products work great together!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have a very sensitive skin, with pink rosacea patches over the nose and the adjacent area that flares up from time to time. I have had a consistent regime with topical creams and gels, which helped somewhat but I've come to terms that rosacea is something that will never go away completely.
This product cost me $85. I applied the cream morning and night for six weeks. No visible improvement whatsoever. Rest assured that this product does nothing better than regular moisturizers. Save your money.
..and like they said, if you have to pay more than $100 for a 2-oz jar of cream with "miraculous" properties, you've been deceived.