Purpose • Redness Reducing Moisturizer with SPF 30 • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I won this product in a contest from one of the magazines (Glamour maybe?). I don't have red skin but thought hey it has good SPF and is a basic moisturizer.
I do not really like the smell and it goes on a bit heavy. It tends to roll up into clumps and not absorb if you are putting on a foundation after. I would not use this product again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I used this moisturizer because my dermatologist recommended it. I have a lot of redness around my cheek/nose area, and so I was very excited to try it. I've had the actual moisturizer for a few years because I've never finished it.
When I first started using it, I really liked it. I thought it did a good job at reducing redness. However, now whenever I use it, it makes my face feel so greasy (probably from the SPF). I've been using Aveeno clear complexion moisturizer ever since.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is really gentle. I like the SPF 30. I've been using it for years. My skin is really sensitive and this works.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
this stuff is mostly made out of alcohol. makes my skin look shiny, skin burns within 3 mins from being out in the sun. did reduce redness, i think aveeno calming does a better job at reducing redness, but the smell is just toooo much. I'm going to keep using it til I find something better. It doesn't break me out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I, too, am surprised by the low ratings for this product. (I do believe that what might cause blemishes for me might not for you and vice versa.)That being said, I am 53, have fair, very sensitive skin with rosacea and I haven't had a problem after a week of use. I've tried a LOT of sunscreens and moisturizers at all price points with very mixed results. But, like many of you, I am really tired of paying $50+ for products so I am on a mission to discover lower-priced skin care. I apply the lotion after my face is completely dry and I let it sit for maybe five minutes before applying make-up. I can only use a POWDER FOUNDATION and POWDER BLUSH over it. (Right now, I am using Napeoleon Perdis' Pasarella Powder Foundation that I got at Target. I can easily see how a creme or liquid foundation/blush would look awful because of the product composition: it would skip and smudge.) I have no expectation that this product is going to "sink in": it is meant to sit on the surface to form a barrier against the sun (good old zinc oxide!). And I expect it to be thick but it is still a lotion and not a creme. All of that being said, it is working for me.
Ensulizole (2%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octocrylene (7.5%), Zinc Oxide (2%)
Inactive Ingredients: Behenyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, BHT, Bisabolol, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Calcium Pantothenate, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteth 10 Phosphate, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, CyclopentaSiloxane, Dicetyl Phosphate, Dimethicone, DMDM Hydantoin, Ethylparaben, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Isohexadecane, Magnesium Aspartate, Methylparaben, PEG 100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Aspartate, Propylparaben, Sarcosine, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Trimethylolpropane, Triethylhexanoate, Tromethamine, Water, Xanthan Gum
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am also surprised at low reviews. I can't comment on whether or not it helps with redness. I had some red marks from acne and it didn't seem to do much, but I'm thinking this is meant more for redness from something like rosacea, not scars. Regardless, I get this version rather than the regular version becasue the SPF is higher. I love it. I have tried several different moisturizers and this one does not irritate, sting, or break me out. And it's not greasy, nor does it have that nasty sunscreen smell that some moisturizers have. I love it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
WOW! I'm surprised at the low rating of this product. I love this stuff! I have acne prone and what used to be oily skin but now my face can only tolerate dan's treatment and products made especially for sensitive or dry skin. Anything else and my skin screams, peels, burns, breakouts in retaliation, etc... The only reason it gets a 4 and not a 5 is because its super moisturizing properties don't help to minimize the visible pores on my cheeks. Other than that, I'm def buying this again. using this and dan's treatment (with any gentle cleanser) has made my face clearer than its ever been since puberty!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
i have sensitive but acne prone skin (rosacea + acne-prone) this did nothing to reduce redness and wasnt enough to moisturize my face. i like the sunblock factor but i switched to olay complete defense spf 30 for sensitive skin and its much better at moisturizing without the whole redness reducing promise. maybe i wouldnt hate it so much if it didnt claim to reduce redness... even still i wont be buying it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I like this moisturizer, in the summer. Winter I still like it, but I need MORE MOISTURE!! For my skin anyways. It doesn' bring my redness down a super lot, but it does bring it down, hey anything helps : - ) I have been doubling up with another moisturizer to give me extra but it isn't heavy FOR me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I started using this product on the recommendation of my dermatologist. I was using prescription Duac Gel (a very strong benzoyl peroxide) in the morning and Retin-A Micro in the evening, and it was drying my oily skin out in places (specifically around the nose and mouth). Unfortunately, this moisturizer wasn't strong enough to combat the dry, flaky patches. It was good enough during summer if I didn't wear make-up, but during winter or when I wore make-up the flaky skin became highly visible.
I did not use it with the intention of reducing redness. I never noticed a difference.
Now I use it on my neck and hands. Hooray for sunscreen!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I think that the "redness relieving" part of the product's name is throwing off some people. This is a very thick, heavy moisturizer and the ingredients from the middlin' high SPF makes it almost feel waxy and occlusive. So if you have rosacea and somewhat oily skin that has a tendency to break out, then this is definitely NOT the face lotion for you to use. It will sit on your face, clog your pores and maybe make you oilier. And I don't think it will do much to relieve real redness.
BUT, if you have skin that's dried-out and somewhat sensitive, this stuff is pretty good. I am using Retin-a right now (0.025%) and my skin, which is normally combination-oily and very tough and resistant, is now rather dry, very flaky and more reactive than normal. This moisturizer works well for me during the day because it helps relieve the flakiness somewhat (due to how thick and emollient it is) and protects my more sensitive skin from the elements (i.e. my face no longer turns bright red after being out on a cold, windy day). It might relieve the slight bit of redness I get from my treatments, but I haven't noticed a big difference. It doesn't break me out, but then I AM using a strong retinoid and AHAs to take care of my acne, so I'm not worried about that. I like this because it feels soothing, protective and doesn't sting my skin or affect the color or performance of my face makeup.
Other pluses: Comes in a pump bottle; readily available at most drugstores; no added fragrance or scent at all; has a built-in sunscreen for overcast days when I'm not planning on being outdoors much and don't feel like putting on my Sofina.
Minuses: Texture is thick and (again) slightly waxy or stiff-feeling--this makes it a little hard to spread and rub in; rather pricey for a basic drugstore moisturizer (around $12 as opposed to maybe $7 for a jar of Olay's Complete); not quite emollient enough to take care of flakes unless I apply large amounts.
I think I would keep this on my 'future repurchases' list. I want to try the Cetaphil lotion before settling on Purpose, but for now, I'm quite happy with it.
ETA: This stopped moisturizing my skin after a few weeks of use and would just sit on top, feeling heavy and greasy (but not in a good way). I gave up and started using a face cream from Desert Essence that actually did moisturize my skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This was ok. It made my skin really greasy and shiny. It sort of reduced redness but it made a white cast (because of the one of the sunscreen ingredients) on my naturally tan skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Leaves me with an oily film, doesn't sit well under makeup (grease grease and more grease), and I suspect it may contribute to some minor breakouts. And I do NOT have oily skin. Such a disappointment, as this is the first Purpose product I've bought and I thought it would be more gentle and versatile. I was trying to replace the Eucerin 30 I had been using b/c the Eucerin, while a good product, left a little bit of a whitish cast on my face. I will finish up this pump bottle b/c I wear 30 when I walk the dog on weekend mornings for an hour (I don't think anything *too* bad can happen to my skin in an hour) -- and then I scrub this moisturizer off as quickly as possible with my Olay Cleansing Cloths. Then it's back to Eucerin 30, and the search for the HG 30 lightweight under-makeup moisturizer resumes.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love this moisturizer. It really helped the redness on my cheeks. I also have blackheads and get pimples occasionally but this didnt clog my pores at all.
Tip: apply when face is a little damp, it absorbs easier and makes your face a little glowy.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Yuck - this stuff made me break out and I rarely get pimples. Plus, it made my face really oily. Thumbs down.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I got this product as a sample. I think it was from my dermatologist. It was so oily and did not soak in. The product is supposed to be noncomedogenic that is it does not clog pores. After reading all the reviews on here about people getting clogged pores I did not chance it after the first time. Glad I did not buy this product and thanks MUA users.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Broke me out and offered little moisturizing benefits. Got it free, and throwing it out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this product. I got it free in the beauty test tube, and need at least an SPF of 25 since I'm so fair. This has broken me out on a number of occasions, and I am thinking about throwing it out if I can't find someone to give it to. Not my favorite product, I still have dark marks from the zits I got from it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I like this product. It is thicker than some other moisturizers I have used but I would not call it thick or sticky. It is easy to rub in and it does not irritate my sensitive skin at all. I did notice a slight reduction in redness in my cheeks and think that it is because of this product. I love that it has an SPF 30 and I found that it does have a faint scent and I think it is from the sunscreen-I only smell it right when I apply it. For the price I have found it to work very well and would recommend it to others.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I am combo/acne prone and i picked this up for a basic moisturizer to compliment my purpose cleanser, avene ystheal lotion, and avene cleanance K. It didn't do anything for my redness, and i found it to be quite greasy; which i presume is from the sunscreen aspect of the product. I did get some pore clogging from it as well. Nothing major but this product was not improving my skin by any means. I'd recommend it for dry skin gals, but at the price, there are better options out there for a basic daytime moisturizer.