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on 10/17/2013 2:13:00 AM
More reviews by Staaarlit
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
It's not too potent, but of course, if this is your first time using anything along the lines of retinol, do go slow and start with only a few days per week before building up to daily use Smell wise -- yes, there is a scent, but it's not harsh or overwhelming at all. I am quite sensitive to smell. Texture -- very light and velvety (can't think of any other word). Packaging -- the pump is nice and hygienic. The downside is that it won't get everything or even most of the products out when you're nearing the end. In order to use every bit left after the pump could no longer pump anymore product out, I had the bottle stand upside down, and I would just unscrew it every night and with the little tube attached, scoop out a bit. This sure got tiring! Note that the tube is short and does not reach the very bottom of the bottle, so when I couldn't scoop anything out anymore, I would just hit the opening into my palm, and out would come the product! There was actually enough left to last me a good several weeks. So remember, don't toss it away or you'd have wasted a portion of your money (although it can get a bit annoying and unhygienic so make sure to have clean hands)!Effectiveness -- not that effective. I say this because the effect is temporary. It's there, but it's temporary. I used up the whole bottle, and nothing changed. The only change you will see is perhaps within a few hours after using it or by morning (given that you use this product at night, which is when you ought to be using it). Fine lines (ie - marionette lines or mild forehead lines) will appear much softer and less visible. Perhaps to see better results, one must use this bottle after bottle after bottle. In any case, it's not worth it to me simply because the effectiveness just isn't good enough for me to spend the amount this product requires. Prior to using this, I was using the serum from ROC (which is quite similar to this product, thus the switch). However, this product was just mehhh. I am going back to ROC; the price is about the same ($20 ish), but I do find ROC's much more potent. All in all, this isn't bad to have in your skincare collection, but it's just not the best (and definitely not worth $20).
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 10/16/2013 3:12:00 AM
More reviews by orenjinominh
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse
As a 20 year old, I practice religious sunscreen. however I live in a smoking household in the smog of LA and my skin though very clear and not too red, does have expression lines already showing on my forehead and sides of mouth. not to be a negative nancy, but I still prefer my skin to be better and worse and didn't want to shell out for skincare upwards of 50 a jar. I tried this on a whim even though I have plenty of moisturizers and tried roc (didn't see any difference). its been 2 weeks, but my lines are much much less noticeable on my forehead when I pull my eyebrows up. I need to use a few more jars to see, but the price and sanitary bottle doesn't hurt the curiosity. I also don't notice any discomfort or peeling even with nightly usage. I have to take a lip off for the odious meat marinade smell of it all. I use this at night. Also, some red spots from past acne are healing up very nicely! overall I'm glad I didn't shell out for a fancy pants version.
on 3/21/2013 2:51:00 AM
More reviews by chelleyb
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
So far it is doing well for me.
on 12/20/2012 3:07:00 PM
More reviews by LittleViolet
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Does a good job exfoliating and feeling that it is working. I didn't care for sleeping with the vanilla-egg cake scent, but it grew on me after a while (but I still don't like it). My only real qualm was the glass jar and pump made it difficult to get the last part of the cream out of the bottle. $16 is spendy for me, and I don't want to waste product.
on 10/9/2012 4:33:00 PM
More reviews by secondadonna
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Nice gentle retinol serum. I use this around eyes & sometimes mouth area. It does a better job than a simple moisturizer around the eyes especially. I do find I have to wait a few minutes after cleansing, or I get a faint burning sensation. If I do wait, I have no sensitivity problems. Unlike Olay Regenerist, I haven't had any problems with clogged pores or acne. I don't know that it really has any effect on actual wrinkles, but it does seem to help with nighttime hydration in those sensitive areas that can't handle regular moisturizer.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/9/2012 11:02:00 AM
More reviews by LauraAronson
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine
I switched to Neutrogena in June from another retinol serum, and so far I am pleased with it. My dermatologist recommends using retinol at night (increases sun sensitivity). Having used retinol serums for a long time, I am much less wrinkled than many of my peers and get compliments on my appearance.I have also used and liked Boots 7 regular (not intense) serum and Olay Regenerist serum, which both came out tops in the Good Housekeeping tests. The Neutrogena offers better value. If I still like it this winter, I'll stay with it long-term.Learn from this 61-year old with great skin: Use sun screen, don't burn, eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep, and exercise. Meditate; it will lower your stress level. Avoid toxic people. Practice compassion. Cultivate happiness. If you live well, your skin care products have a chance to work. And you will be happy!
21 out of 23 people found this review helpful.
on 6/30/2012 8:14:00 PM
More reviews by 7663shannon
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
After reading all the great reviews I bought this one. Mistake I got biggest cystic pimples on my chin, I haven't had those since I was a teenager.I guess like others I can't handle the silicone.
on 6/5/2012 3:55:00 AM
More reviews by chippochic
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
I bought this serum after reading the reviews on MUA especially from bernsie. I bought the day cream as well. I really like this serum, others have said they don't like the silicone but I do. It makes your skin feel so smooth. I only use it in the morning on a clean face and then put the day cream over it. I sometimes mix the day cream with Philosophy Turbo Vit C powder for an extra hit. (Thanks, bernsie) The serum is in a pump bottle that opens and closes which is great. I won't buy creams that come in tubs or jars anymore. The bottle also unscrews so you can get the last of the serum out.I recommend this serum. In Australia, where I am, it is a reasonable price too, compared to some other products that are relatively cheap overseas but not here. It is around AUD30 in priceline but is on special occasionally.I have been using this for quite a while and have noticed a difference in the texture of my skin. I don't have any particular skin problems except aging and this has brightened my skin considerably. I only use it in the morning, I use other products at night.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 5/25/2012 3:48:00 PM
More reviews by Olive143
Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
I have sensitive skin so I don't use too often. Maybe 3 times a week if that. When I do, what an improvement. I'm a chicken when it comes to putting things like this on my skin. After educating myself, retinol will improve your skin and help with aging. Anyway, my skin feels supple, plump, less dry and more youthful after using. I'm in my late thirties and feel this is one anti-aging product I will continue to use until I find something better. Plus, this doesn't seem to have any parabens on the ingredient list compared to RoC, but retinol seems to be lower on the list compared to RoC. I still prefer Neutrogena!
on 1/10/2012 6:00:00 PM
More reviews by Shannap
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Amazing stuff. Would highly recommend.
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