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Philosophy 'Fresh Cream' Lotion
philosophy fresh cream body lotion
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on 1/21/2013 4:01:00 PM
More reviews by felgoj
Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Hate to bring down ratings, but this lotion isn't strong enough for my exfoliating needs. I bought this for use on my face, but I have no wish to use MUAC's stronger glycolic peel kits - I've used them before & not only do I hate the routine but I absolutely despise the skin-crawling sensation it gives me. So instead I try to find as high % of glycolic as I can find in cream/lotion form - apply & leave it alone to do its job, no rinsing or neutralizing needed. I tried this brand because I'm reluctant to buy another bottle of my HG glycolic lotion, Donelle AHA 20 (now called Body Tingle). Like MUAC, it's also a body lotion that I use for exfoliating my face, but Donell costs more than double the price of MUAC for the same amount of lotion. I've given this lotion a good 2-wk try & found it to be very gentle on my face & actually quite moisturizing too (with a touch of baby powder scent, which I don't like but it dissipates quickly), however it still leaves parts of my face (nose, chin, forehead) rough to the touch, so I know my skin isn't as effectively exfoliated as my favorite brand. Donell makes my skin smooth overnight & requires much less frequent application.So, looks like I'll have to go ahead & order the Donell afterall. It's a lot more expensive than I'd like ($53) & have been trying to avoid buying it again, but since I use it only on my face & therefore need to use very little at a time, a bottle lasts me a good couple of years at least. I'm sorry to say I won't be buying MUAC 15% again.
on 12/30/2012 2:22:00 AM
More reviews by bellatrix13
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I like this lotion. It does seem to make my skin feel smoother, although I often use it in conjunction with a body peel so it's hard to isolate the effects accurately. Definitely avoid using it on areas right after shaving; it will sting like a mofo! I may repurchase again but haven't decided.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 9/19/2012 2:51:00 AM
More reviews by misslu990
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This stuff is the best! I apply this after I shower and it sinks in fast. I don't really care for the smell but my skin is much smoother and looks firmer. The bottle is a decent size but I feel like I'm going to go through it fast. The only things you make sure you do is to not apply this to an area that you have an open wound on because it will sting. Also make sure to wear SPF during the day because this will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Will be repurchasing when I run out
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 2/16/2012 11:39:00 AM
More reviews by loveoutdoors
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
Not sure why I purchased this, I guess I thought I'd just give it a go. I have to say I like this product. Use on body nightly two or three times a week. It is pleasantly moisturizing, does not sting or make me itch (huge plus), has a pleasant fragrance reminiscent of babies. To be honest it's so cold that no skin is left exposed but my hope is with warmer weather I will notice improvements on arms and legs.
on 8/29/2011 10:53:00 PM
More reviews by plizzie8
Skin: Very Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Okay - my situation for even wanting to use a body lotion like this - KP (small bumps/colorless) on back of arms and back of thighs and just generally wanting to stave off ingrown hairs and achieve overall body smoothness and glowy-ness. Have used AmLactin and Paula's Choice AHA body lotion - Am Lactin was better for me - spread better, less funky smell, could easily pick it up at any drug store, but still was on a quest for something better. Enter MUAC 15% body lotion. Now, I have already almost cleared up my arm KP using MUAC 8% Beta Hydroxy serum, but wanted something for my whole bod - this stuff rocks. Smells unoffensive - actually pretty nice - light powder/floraly a little maybe - really light. Not runny, doesn't make your skin feel tacky - good stuff. Plus, 15% is higher than AmLactin (12%) or PC (10%) Fast shipping. I have used a lot of other MUAC products and have loved them all. Go get yourself some of this lotion!
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 8/26/2011 7:52:00 PM
More reviews by BeachBunnieXO
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
Omg! So, I am in my 9th month of pregnancy and all of a sudden I started getting these terrible dark purple stretch marks under my belly. SO GROSS. I was traumatized. Well after crying all night to my husband, yelling at him for not telling me, and then going back to sobbing because "I'll never wear a bikini again!" (I live directly on the beach in southern California so I basically LIVE in my bikini), he told me to go find whatever lotion I want to help the marks go away until I get laser treatment, if necessary. He just wanted to shut me up. Well now I can't stop talking about this lotion. Poor fella.After seeing all the mixed reviews on Strivectin and all the other lotions going for a hundred dollars or more, I decided to try this one from MUAC because it was brand new and going for 20% off, with a starting price of 20!. I figured I'd get a bottle of this, and then a bottle of high power Glycolic Acid Peel to do on my tummy later. Well, it showed up in my mailbox and I smothered my tummy in this stuff, 2x a day for the last 3 days, and my marks are already lightened by like, 50%!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like there is HOPE! THANK GOD! I Might actually be beach ready by next year!!!!!!!!It really smooths your skin out on other areas too. I used it on my bikini line to help with any little ingrown hairs and they're gone. I used it on my hubby's dry elbows and now they're soft. I used it on my feet and they feel great. I love this stuff! It has a nice Baby Powder scent, which some of you guys might not like, but to me it's light and very calming. The packaging is meh, but the product is so far really well worth it! You don't have to use very much, a little goes a long way, which I like. I can't wait to keep using this and see how much it works on the marks after a longer period of time. I'll definitely keep you guys posted on the results!
11 of 13 people found this helpful.
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