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Nu Skin Galvanic Spa II Skincare System
MONUSKIN Illuminating Primer SPF15 50ml
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on 5/13/2017 11:25:00 AM
More reviews by Luckkee
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I got this product due to the many good reviews here and because their beautiful skin hydrating mask worked well for my dry skin. However, I was disappointed in this as this product clogged my pores and it is very oily for me. I usually prefer water base moisturiser with matte smooth finish. My skin itself is rather dry but when I used this, i don't think it really helps with my dry skin but at the same time, it makes my skin look crazy oily and I don't know why. At the end of the day, my forehead will produce more clogged pores/ small bumps which only happens on this.
on 3/5/2017 1:40:00 PM
More reviews by Em305
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
I had used Boots Expert anti-shine lotion for my face for years and I loved it, so needless to say I was devastated when they discontinued it. In looking for another moisturizer I figured I'd give this a try because Boots seemed to have good face products. This moisturizer is ok. Definitely feels heavier than the Expert anti-shine. I usually stay away from all face moisturizers that have SPF even if they claim to be for oily skin, just because it always feels slightly heavy on my face. The only plus is that once it sets it doesn't feel heavy anymore, but throughout the day my nose and forehead get shinier. Will probably continue my search for a moisturizer to replace Expert anti-shine once this is all gone.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 3/3/2014 3:19:00 AM
More reviews by dearambellina
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
I was so excited to try this product based on the reviews here, but sadly after trying it I'll now be the one to go against the majority.The cream itself is rather lovely. Lightweight, minimal moisturizer scent. I only needed a pea size amount to cover my face sufficiently and it absorbed into my skin quickly. For the first 8 hours I wore the cream without makeup and was impressed by how mattifying the cream is. Pretty much every cream I try leaves me extra oily, even if it's designed for oily skin, so this was huge! Eventually I applied foundation/powder to go out and continued to be impressed by how not-oily I was!Then... the next morning. I broke out. I have chronic hormonal acne around my jaw line but I woke up with 2 cystic pimples in the middle of my cheek and I NEVER get pimples there. I was a little upset, but (perhaps foolishly) gave the cream the benefit of a doubt and used it for a second day. The following day I was even more broken out. Le sigh. Off to the swap list it goes.I'm really sad this cream made me break out because it seemed to do such a great job keeping oil at bay and mattifying the skin without drying it out. If you decide to try it I hope your luck is better than mine.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 6/21/2015 4:57:00 AM
More reviews by youthseeker
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I purchased because of positive reviews, but for my sensitive, dehydrated, clog- and acne-prone skin, this one is a no-go. I admit that my skin is very picky (older and dehydrated, so I need moisturizing and plumping action, but also clogged by most oils and silicones), so I will just give my objective observations; maybe it will work better for others. The silicones make for a nice finish after application, and the matte finish wears fairly well until about mid-day. As a moisturizer it is just ok. I wore it for a few weeks, but in the end my skin was badly clogged and I broke out because of all the silicones. The smell is also very strong. I bought 2 jars on sale, but ended up giving it away at the office...
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 11/13/2013 11:56:00 AM
More reviews by alexxandria
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I've tried a few mattifying moisturisers (Nivea, Clarins, La Roche Posay) and have found this one to be the best. What I like best about it that it doesn't interfear with your face - it feels clean, refreshing and barely there. Plus it doesn't interfear with make up.. sometimes matte moisturisers feel a bit stiff or chalky and can make your make up look weird. This feels like I have nothing on. It smells exactly how you'd want a moisturiser to smell. It doesn't break me out. It has sun protection in. It actually moisturisers.. and absorbs v well.The only reason I give it 4/5 rather than 5/5 is because it doesn't completely mattify, I still get a little shiney. But, as said, it's still better than other mattifing moisturisers I've tried.
on 5/29/2015 10:10:00 PM
More reviews by adv103
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I have very, very oily skin, and while this product is meant for normal/oily, in the future I would only use it in the winter. It doesn't provide a crazy amount of moisture, but unfortunately for me, even a moderate amount can be too much. I finished this product off in the summer months, and at times it didn't feel like it was absorbing well. But when I wore the product during colder months, it seemed like it was doing what it was supposed to. I don't know that I'll ever be able to wear a moisturizer without it making me feel greasy, but overall, this product did a fair job of keeping my skin hydrated while not making me break out or making me any shinier than usual. I say I wouldn't buy again simply because I like to try new products, and this one didn't seem like it was anything special.
on 8/16/2013 1:56:00 AM
More reviews by ak527ftw
Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Great everyday moisturizer! The SPF is awesome as well. I haven't used it long enough to notice a huge difference in my skin...but I love that it doesn't make your skin greasy/oily while leaving it plenty soft and moisturized.
on 9/11/2013 10:29:00 PM
More reviews by CourtL128
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Love the Boots No 7 skin care line for normal/oily skin. The day and night creams are so silky and moisturizing without feeling heavy on my oily skin.
on 10/10/2013 5:39:00 PM
More reviews by akneil
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
This is a great daily moisturizer. I needed something with SPF in it and picked this up at Shoppers drug mart for 20-something odd dollars. It's smooth, creamy and moisturizing. Blends nicely and you only need a pea-size amount. Great under foundation.The SDM beauty consultant suggested I buy the normal/oily formula (i was reaching for the normal/dry). She explained the difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin;Because I use AHA's and Clindoxyl gel, the surface of my skin gets dry. So I don't actually have dry skin, I have dehydrated skin, and the normal/dry formula may have been to rich and may have clogged my pores.Definitely helpful information, and I do find the normal/oily formula gives a sufficient amount of moisture.Overall I think it's a great moisturizer and I've had no problems with it!
on 5/15/2013 8:35:00 PM
More reviews by NoirAngelx
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
A staple in my skincare routine! I have combination skin that is also prone to dehydration and flaky patches. This hydrates my skin without making it greasy, and makes my foundation glide on. It has never broken me out. It also has SPF 15 which is nice a bonus.
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