68% would repurchase
on 7/2/2018 8:27:00 PM
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This cleanser worked somewhat better on dissolving the SkinMedica SPF 34 mineral sunscreen (great sunscreen, but difficult to remove) than the Facial Cleanser. It did not irritate my skin, but I had to slather my skin in it in order to get my sunscreen off. It's very expensive for 6 ounces and I always have to do a second cleanse because my skin has never felt actually clean after using it because it's an oil cleanser. It was not up to par compared to far less expensive cleansers on the market from Paula's Choice, Cerave, Caroline Hirons' Double Cleanse from Pixi, and I cannot recommend it.
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on 7/2/2018 8:18:00 PM
This product disappointed me. It is a light textured gel that foams slightly. It glides across the skin nicely. However, it does not work as an effective cleanser. I have been using the SkinMedica SPF 34 which is a *great* mineral sunscreen: one of the truly elegant mineral sunscreens on the market. Ironically, the SkinMedica Facial Cleanser couldn't remove it in the least. I was really surprised that after a solid 60 seconds of massing the cleanser onto my skin with vigorous circular motions, the sunscreen was still visible on my skin. The Facial Cleanser hadn't dissolved it in the least. The other issue I have with it is that it's fragranced and although I didn't have any outward signs of irritation, as I have rosacea it still leaves me with concerns about potential latent irritation. For 6 ounces this is an expensive cleanser at $40.00. Using it twice a day I can see going through this quickly.
on 7/2/2018 8:09:00 PM
I really like this moisturizer. This is far better in comparison to the SkinMedica Ultra Sheer which is a mediocre moisturizer that can easily be reproduced at the drugstore.This product, on the other hand, is a very substantial, yet light, moisturizer that's got some nice fatty acids incorporated into the formula that helps the skin's barrier function be reinforced. I have rosacea and my skin tends to be on the dryer side but this moisturizer is lovely and caused no irritation. It was quite soothing. I would say that Paula's Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream is quite similar for essentially half the price. However, if your budget can take it this is worth consideration.
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on 7/2/2018 8:03:00 PM
It's fine. It is a moisturizer that I find to be lightweight and good in summertime or humid weather. It's a nice light formulation but it is not going to change your life or your skin other than preventing dryness. It's incredibly overpriced for what it is and there are far better options from Cerave, Paula's Choice etc., for half the price.
on 7/2/2018 7:51:00 PM
This product is incredibly expensive and it works. For about $196 you get two ounces of product and thank goodness one or two pumps is enough to do your face and throat, so I've gotten about 5/6 months out of a bottle. The trick I've found is to apply this to damp skin. As in, I splash a little water on my face with my hand, pat my face with a towel leaving visible water on my face and apply one or two pumps of the product to my skin. It locks in the water, moisturizes my skin like nothing else I've ever used, eliminates all dryness weightlessly, plumps out fine lines, soothes my sensitive skin and sets my skin up to look and feel better.Yes, this is an expensive product. However, I find it far better than other hyaluronic acid products on the market.
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