3 years ago
I've been using this amazing cream for years and years...since 2002 in fact! I recently revisited it and my finicky skin couldn't be happier. (see my original review below.) Update 4/2017- I haven't had a jar of this cream for a few years. Last year I went through a bout of bad skin (rosacea and POD) and after discovering that my HG gel hydrator was suddenly causing major problems, I decided to go back to my trusty OLC and ordered a 2oz jar (it's pricey stuff for something so basic!). This was last October and initially it caused redness and slight irritation so I needed to stop using it. I since learned that my skin barrier was severely compromised so I worked on healing it. A few months ago I gave it another shot and to my surprise my skin tolerated it beautifully and in fact loves it! I use it AM/PM as my only moisturizer and I'm happy to report my skin is doing great. I received a description/ingredient slip in my order and I believe the ingredients are slightly different on the website (contain parabens), so I'm typing out what I believe is the most current ingredients (there are no ingredients listed on the product).... Reformulated to remove parabens: Purified Water, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexlglycerin, Diasonlidinyl Urea. ****************************************************** My original review from 9/5/2002- Old Lady Cream is a sealant/buffer that lightly moisturizes. I was actually surprised it didn't moisturize more, since it's a cream. It moisturizes enough for my oily skin that can get a bit dry from exfoliation/bp/winter. It's fragrance-free, and perfect for sensitive skin. It does contain Mineral Oil, but that ingred. is NOT comedogenic, especially since Sage only uses high-grade Mineral Oil. I use this at night to buffer my Sage Fix Zit 10%. The 10% is a bit strong, so buffering (applying a thin coat under the bp) prevents any redness I may get from using a higher-strength bp. In the AM, my skin is sooo smooth, soft, and clear. Personally, I only use this at night, as I prefer a lightweight hydrating gel (Clinique Moisture Surge Extra) under makeup. Update- I've been using this nightly, for about 2 months, and haven't broken out from it. Update 6/2003- I'm still in love with Old Lady Cream and I am planning on re-purchasing this week! Beyond the use above, I also like to use it after I wax my upper lip...I apply a thick layer, then go to bed. In the AM, the upper lip area is calm, smooth, and soft! I have tried it under makeup, and it works nicely as long as I use just the tiniest, tiniest amount. OLC works great for my slightly oily/acne-prone/sensitive skin. Ingredients: Purified Water, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diasonlidinyl Urea. May also contain: Cold Pressed Aloe Vera, Hydrolyzed Sunflower and Safflower Oil, Bee Propylis Gel, Allantoin.
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