Marcelle • Oil-Free Multi-Defense Lotion SPF 15 • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was a long time user of their Aquarelle Aqua-Matte Hydrating Fluid until Marcelle decided to discontinue it and replace it with this one. It's not the same. First off it has SPF which stings my sensitive eyes and not only did it broke me out it made my skin dry. Now I'm on the hunt for another moisturizer....
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I wanted to try this lotion because I usually like Marcelle products and I prefer fragrance free skincare. Unfortunately, this lotion makes your face very shiny, which is fine if you plan to wear makeup over top, but not if you plan to skip foundation. The consistency is very thin. Personally I prefer a thicker cream, but it might be good for people with very oily skin. The pump bottle is nice but the lettering on the outside wears off easily. Overall, not worth the money.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I have sensitive and acne-prone skin. This is a great oil-free, scent-free moisturizer. I am also very conscious about the condition of my skin and preventing premature aging, so the SPF 15 is an asset.
I will continue to use this product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Check out my notepad to read a more detailed explanation of my facial skin type!
What it claims:
"A fine, light and oil-free texture offering hydration and comfort while protecting your skin against UV rays. Hydrates without clogging pores or leaving your skin shiny. Leaves the skin supple and soft. Protects the skin against UVA and UVB rays."
Claims - True of False?
1) Fine, light and oil-free texture: More or less true. While the product itself doesn't feel or look that heavy, it did not properly soak into my skin, even with different application methods (applying to damp skin, applying to dry skin, applying a pea sized amount)
2) Offering hydration and comfort: True and False. Hydration was minimal in the dryer areas of my face, while suffocating my t-zone.
3) Hydrates without clogging pores: False. While using the moisturizer, my nose became congested like no other, and was infested with large white heads (mostly on the right side). These whiteheads took about 2-3 weeks to almost completely heal up after I stopped using the product.
4) Doesn't leave skin shiny: False. I experienced much less shine than I have with other heavier lotions, but I still experienced a LOT of shine on my nose and forehead.
5) Leaves skin supple and soft: More so true than false. While it left the skin feeling soft superficially, it did not feel quite so supple.
While the bottle itself gives off a slight "cheap" appearance, the packaging design is efficient, (potentially) travel safe, and hygienic. The most noted flaw however is that the pump dispenses far too much product unless you press down very slowly, which even then can result in too much product.
This moisturizer has a strange consistency. Although it feels runny and liquidy, it also felt slightly greasy, and sometimes sticky. Because of this weird consistency, it tends to drag on my skin when I am trying to rub it in.
As with most SPF moisturizers, one big complaint is the smell. With this moisturizer, I was able to clearly smell the sunscreen. Is that a bad thing? For me, no. I very rarely let my sense of smell influence my cosmetic choices, and as long as the scent is mild, the scent is something I do not take notice of. If you are sensitive to fragrance, it should be noted that there is no additional or added fragrances to this product.
Ease of Use:
Once product is dispensed, application is fairly easy. However, blending it out can become tricky, as the moisturizer seemed to almost stick to my skin. Perhaps because it does not sink in properly?
Bang for your Buck:
This product contains 120mL, or 4 fluid oz. At around 18 dollars, that is $4.50/Oz or $0.15/mL
So, in my opinion, the price is very fair for the quantity. However, for a drug store product, it is on the expensive side. In my opinion, the product would easily last quite a long time, so shelling out 20 dollars isn't something you will feel guilty about.
While the product is promising, it simply is not for my skin. It caused large whiteheads on my nose, added unwanted shine, left a noticeable film on my skin and did not sink in properly. Because it does allow for some decent hydration and contains SPF, it is something that I would still suggest Canadians in search of a simple moisturizer try out. For drier or oilier skin, this may not work for you.
Overall Rating: 3/5
Packaging Quality: 3/5
Would you buy this product again? No.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
A nice lotion - a bit thin, it absorbs quickly and easily. Compared to my previous lotion with spf 15, it doesn't look like it has sunscreen (no white cast, no odd shine). But, it's not moisturizing enough for my somewhat dry skin, even in the middle of our hot, humid summer. I would recommend this for those normal skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
this lotion is pretty good. i have very sensitive skin and have tried a lot of product lines. marcelle seems to be the only one that doesnt irriate my skin. i was using their hydra c gel cream also great product bu no spf in it. this is a great summer time light lotion and cheap price $18.50CAN. It is very runny because of the sunscreen, you don't need to use much.
i have only been using it for 3 days, will update if things change, but i used hdra c for 2 months and no issues.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Other
I bought this product because I was looking for a face moisturizer that would be good for my skin, keep it matte, pimple-free and smooth. Unfortunately, I was really disappointed with this. It did broke me out, left my face super shiny and sticky. After apply the moisturizer, I waited for a little while before applying my mineral foundation... and even 30 min after the moisturizer, my kabuki brush kept getting stuck on my face... very unpleasant!!! I don't know if it's me or my way of applying it on my face (if it is and someone knows the right way to apply this moisturizer, please tell me), but now I am stuck with this huge bottle of product that I don't know what to do with. But because I hate to waste product... and money, I guess I'll continue to use it for the day... and if really it's bad... I don't know what I'll do. So, all in all, I don't recommend this production for it leaves your skin very shiny, sticky and with break outs.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this because I need a new day moisturizing lotion.
It is very light and watery (because it's OIL-FREE) and my skin absorbs it in no time.
I haven't broken out from using this.
For me, it's an ok product because I have dry skin (this is oil-free, so definitely not meant for dry skin).
But I like it for what it is.
I'm sure it'll do a better job on my skin during the summer.
Would I buy it again? Maybe, if it goes on sale :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I just bought this today and I really like it. It's very watery and non-greasy, absorbs super fast and doesn't leave any shine or residue on your skin. Perfect everyday moisturizer especially under makeup, and the SPF is good too, no need for anything higher than 15 anyways. Would definitely buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
The product does not contain any ingredients that protect against the full range of UVA rays. It's a shame because apart from that it looks great and does not irritate my skin. It also contains Vitamin A and E. Just don't use it as a daytime moisturizer if you're going out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this after testing both this one and the mattifying one at the store. My skin absorb this within seconds and the mattifying one just sat of top of my skin. My skin has been pretty dry lately (the dry that comes with combination/acne prone skin, not regular dry skin) so it's hard to find a product that won't break me out or make me too greasy. This lotion offers the moisture without the heaviness.
This is also a great base to apply foundation over. My foundation goes on so smoothly after using this lotion. A great product at a fabulous price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I've tried La Rose Posay Effaclar brand along with Vichy, and boy does it make my forehead break-out with zits!!! I used to have really awesome skin, like baby smooth, especially the T-zone area.
So I was at Shoppers in December and saw the Marcelle line and been wanting to try it out for quite a while, so I bought it. The good thing is that it has an SPF 15, which is very beneficial for Canadian winer season!
The packaging is good, especially the bottle itself because of the pump where you can twist it a little and lock it in place, so very convenient for traveling because there won't be any spills.
The price was adequate too, $20 for a 120ml bottle, which is a deal.
The contents itself is light and not that creamy, which is good for me.
I'm still waiting for my forhead to un-zit itself (hehehe), and I really hope soon.
Overall, I do agree with almost all of the reviewers on this site.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My doctor recommended this to me, and I'm glad she did. It does a great job of moisturizing my skin while still protecting it from the sun. Also doesn't clog pores. The top can be locked by turning, which prevents unneccessary lotion loss when travelling, etc.
Even though another reviewer mentioned that she broke out with a rash, this product is supposed to be hypo-allergenic for most people.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Green
Bought this a couple of months ago when this was on sale for, hum, I think about 9$ if I remember correctly. I bought it based on all the great reviews here and I am not deceived! This is great! The FPS protects my skin and is perfect for everyday use. As a cosmetician, I am more that aware of the necessity to always use sun protection and this is perfect. As it is fragrance-free, it smells a little bit like sunscreen (obviously), but nothing big. The moisture it delivers is perfect for my normal skin, the texture is light and the packaging is on the most hygienic. This is the moisturizer with FPS I recommend the most to my customers and they are always very happy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have been using this moisturizer for over three years now. It is amazingly light and perfect underneath makeup. I have a very oily t-zone, and this has not caused breakouts. Normally products with sunscreen feel quite sticky, but you can hardly feel it in this cream. Also, the packaging is fantastic - each pump gives you the perfect amount. I only wish this came in a higher sunblock!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really love this moisturizer. I've tried several and this oil-free moisturizer with SPF is great. It doesn't feel heavy and my skin really sucks it in! I've been using the product for about 2 years now and I don't see myself changing anytime soon.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Wow. The bottle lasted me an entire year. It's light and non-greasy and absorbs into my skin well. The wait time between absorption and putting on makeup isn't very long so that's another plus. It leaves my skin well-moisturized throughout the day. Totally HG but I kind of wish it was at SPF30 instead of SPF15. But that's okay.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I'm on my second bottle of this. I rarely repurchase, because I like to try different products, always looking for something better. However this stuff is great. It doesn't break me out, it sinks in welll, great under makeup. It doesn't leave a shiny look, and it provides good sun protection. Great for everyday use. If I was spending a day at the beach I would probably go for something higher in SPF. Comes in a pump bottle that turns to lock the dispenser shut, so travelling with it is fine, no mess. The pump allows for the exact amount you want. Great product, often goes on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart from $17.95 to about $12.95, and often packaged with another Marcelle product. Marcelle is really a great Canadian brand.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought this after several cosmeticians recommended it to me on several occassions. They believed it would be the perfect SPF moisturizer for my skin since it's so incredibly sensitive. I bought it and applied it to my arm last night just to see what the consistancy was like. When I woke up this morning, my arm looked like this:
I wasn't even trying to test it for allergies. If I had been testing it for a reaction, I would have put it in a more sensitive area like the inside of my elbow or on my neck behind my ear lobe. I was just curious about how lightweight it was. The scary thing is that I didn't even notice the rash on my arm until I had finished doing my makeup and the lotion was already on my face. I noticed the rash and was confused for a moment, but then I remembered that I had tried it on my arm the night before. I thoroughly washed my face as soon as I figured it out! Luckily, it hadn't been on my face for very long and my skin didn't seem noticeably irritated afterwards. I've never had a problem with allergies to sunscreen before either, so I really don't know what it was and the ingredient list is WAY too long to even begin to try to figure it out. Aren't products for sensitive skin supposed to have minimal ingredients? Strange. I returned it. Between this and another bad experience with Marcelle, I will not be purchasing the brand again. The lotion seemed too watery anyways. It wasn't moisturizing enough to smooth out my rough patches before applying my makeup and my foundation ended up looking kind of fuzzy. Edit 04/22/07: I tested Neutrogena's Oil-Free Moisture with SPF 15 on my other arm last night and never got a reaction. It has entirely different sunscreens in it and a much shorter ingredient list, so it's worth a try. I liked their Oil-Free Moisture for Sensitive Skin so I'm going to try the SPF one on my face today and see what happens. Marcelle and Neutrogena are the same company. Marcelle is supposed to be the one made for sensitive skin but it has caused me nothing but trouble, meanwhile I've had no real problems with Neutrogena over the years. Go figure.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I feel like an outcast, but I thought this cream was horrible! I broke out really badly after I started using it. I think it was the SPF that did it, because I might be allergic to sun protection. The lotion itself does feel nice when it goes on though. I can see how it would be a good moisturizer if you have dry or normal skin.