Acne.org • Moisturizer • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
First of all, before I start the review, the regimen for acne.org is fantastic and works. They also have a great review site of many products designed to help with acne. I also love the benzoyl peroxide they sell----it's such a great deal as you get so much. Saved me a lot from buying a bunch of Neutrogena's "On the Spot" (which the website says is pretty good and does work well for me but pricey for the small amount you get).
Now- regarding the moisturizer- it's just "ok" for me. First of all, I agree with some reviewers...it doesn't seem to absorb into the skin well. It doesn't really moisturize very well either---which is fine if you have oily skin---but if you are combination like me, it won't work well in the dry areas.
Its yellow color (from the jojoba oil it is made with?) seems to make a slight impact on my foundation color if I try to wear it under my foundation.
And then the pump broke on me, and so I'm not the biggest fan of the packaging.
I highly recommend Cetaphil moisturizer as I prefer it. The reviews of Cetaphil moisturizer on the actual website are great. It's a little more pricey per amount to get Cetaphil, but I like it better.
One last thing---Acne.org talks about how great jojoba oil is for acne prone skin. I was really hesitant to try an oil on my face, but I have had such great luck with pure jojoba oil for the past several months (use at night only). It doesn't cause breakouts and really helps with skin not getting dried up from the benzoyl peroxide.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I actually really like this moisturizer! I use it with the cleanser and treatment from Acne.org and I think it works well in its own system.
First off, I don't use the recommended amount each time (4mL), that is just way too much and will make my face look like an oil slick after an hour or so. I just dispense about 2 pea-sized amounts for each section of my face (forehead, left cheek/jaw, right cheek/jaw) and apply that way. It soaks into my skin fairly easily. I might have some slight dryness on my jawline, but if I put a little more moisturizer on before makeup application, it's not a big deal.
Before the Acne.org regimen, my skin was insanely oily and I had a really hard time finding a moisturizer that worked for me. My skin is much less oily and more combination now, and this moisturizer is absolutely a part of that.
UPDATE: I've lowered my review by one lipstick because this isn't the moisturizer for me. I was experiencing abnormal dryness and finally narrowed it down to the jojoba in this lotion. I know jojoba is supposed to be great for acne and oily skin but it makes me look greasy and flaky, and there's juuuust enough in this lotion for it to be a problem for me. I've not heard of anyone else having this issue but there it is for me. Seems like a lovely product other than that, so still give it a shot if your skin is ok with jojoba.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Like a lot of other reviewers' posts, I hated this moisturizer until recently. I have always been a huge fan of Acne.org regimen, so I figured if I liked its cleanser and the treatment, I should like this one too. So I gave it a try despite of its awful initial feeling it gives when you first put it on and the result? I love it.
The problem with this moisturizer is that it doesn't soak in the skin right away so a huge portion of it just stays on your skin for 15 minutes - making your skin feels sticky and yellow - just very unpleasant. But after 15 minutes or so, it finally soaks in the skin and makes your skin to the right ph - neither oily nor too dry.
Before I used this moisturizer I would wake up with oily skin, but not anymore with this product (I don't have to wash my face in the morning anymore). I wouldn't recommend using this in the morning because it takes a long time to soak in the skin. I only use this for night time so I can just relax and let it dry.
I will repurchase this item because I love acne.org regimen and it is the only acne products that have worked on my skin.
Just give it a try, don't rush it. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes and you will know what I am talking about.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Other
I finished a bottle of this moisturiser and I liked it but not like I can't live with out it. It seems to be a little greasy at first but if you wait for it to dry it works pretty good. But I will not repurchase this because of the shipping cost and I could simply find other drug store moisturiser that are just a as good as this one. Again this is not the perfect moisturiser for me but it definitely worth to try if it works perfectly for your skin.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I like this moisturizer well enough. It makes my skin really soft but it takes quite a while to soak in and feels kind of oily for a while. It makes it difficult to apply makeup because I have to wait for it to sink in or my makeup doesnt stick. It doesn't irritate my skin but I'll probably buy something else when I run out because I do t want to have to wait for shipping and the oiliness of this can be a bother.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
Let me begin by saying I love the acne.org cleanser, treatment and AHA+ but I really HATE this moisturizer! It's a yellow colored lotion that seems like it just sits on top of your face and feels tacky (like it never absorbs into the skin). I'm an combo/oily skinned girl and it makes me feel even oilier and greasier as the days goes on. I don't feel moisturized or hydrated, I just feel...gross. I also noticed that after a week of use it started making be breakout. WTF!?!?!! I will never use this moisturizer ever again. This has to be one of the worst moisturizers I have ever tried. (the rest of the line is great though)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been using this product for well over a year. Went on the regimen, went off it, went on accutane and have been using it on and off again to this day. The only bad part about this product is you can look greasy if you do not apply some type of tinted sunscreen or foundation/powder over it. It moisturizes very well for my skin, it did when my skin was flaking on the regimen and it did me well when my skin was dry on accutane. This product has never caused me to break out, though I did develop milia under my eye from not using an eye cream and substituting this for it. Tons of product for a reasonable price. The only factor I am not keen about is the high shipping price for us Canadians. Great product though, better than ANY drugstore or clinique moisturizer I have used. I fully recommend this if you have acne-prone skin and are prone to skin inflammation. It is gentle enough for your skin!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I do not recommend this moisturizer! While I did use it with the regimen, I did not like this product in the system. The moisturizer is an awful yellow-orange color and really light. I like my moisturizers to have more substance to them as I massage into the skin. Most importantly, the formula is extremely oily and takes forever to dry. It creates a film on your skin after use.
The bottle itself is a squeeze dispenser. It is made of cheap plastic that deforms in shape after first few uses.
I didn't notice at first. However, when I finished the 3-steps, I had a lot of left over moisturizer that I continued to use. I noticed that the oil-base in this moisturizer broke me out.
Overall, I would recommend the other steps in the regimen. I am currently using a different cleanser and moisturizer with the step 2 acne.org treatment.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This greasy moisturizer broke me out. I used like 1/4 to 1/3 of the bottle and I couldn't deal with it anymore. Nothing good to say, I gave it two stars because I like the licorice and the lack of fragrance. This would probably work for most everyone but my skin apparently is too oily, or reacted to the jojoba or squalane.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I like this lotion and have ordered it repeatedly.
I used to use Clinique lotion. (The original yellow stuff) and it reminds me of that but much more reasonably priced.
I got the mini travel version at first because the reviews were bad, there isnt any sun block in it and one of the main ingredients is jojoba oil. It is not oil free by any standard. It's light and soothing in my opinion. There is a sent but to me it smells sort of like herbal tea. I am also very pale and this lotion does leave a bit of a yellow tone behind. I consider that a fair trade because of the soothingness, the price and i will put up with anything for pimple free skin.
One application did not cut the dryness of the benzoyl peroxide treatment at first. I needed a few doses a day. I didn't get any zits though. I did use the oil blotting papers threw the day to cut out the shine on my forehead.
I would recommend this lotion to people who use at least 2 doses of pb a day or if you are a fan of the Clinique classic face lotion. It's not for everyone but it definitely has helped me maintain pimple free skin. Because I now have clear skin for the first time in 20 years I am sticking with it, despite the flaws. I really haven't found anything that I like better.