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on 1/29/2017 4:48:00 PM
More reviews by mama_jama
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I use this blue peptide-rich cream every other night, alternating with Retin A. It has a cushy gel texture and feels great when you smooth it on. The hyaluronic acid makes this very hydrating and the copper-rich cocktail of ingredients seems to calm the dryness in my cheeks but doesn't really neutralize the redness, so I knocked off a point for that.$58 for a 1 ounce jar at Nordstrom.
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on 7/16/2015 6:56:00 PM
More reviews by ekym
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
My skin's background: Normally, my skin is combo/oily, occasional breakouts, blackheads on my nose, and hormonal dryness and sensitivity. During pregnancy with my fourth child my skin revolted. I had horrible breakouts of eczema all over my body and seborrheic dermatitis on my face and chest. To treat the seborrheic dermatitis (red, scaly patches that flake profusely; it looked like my face was molting) I started applying an anti-fungal 1% clotrimazole (generic Lotrimin for athlete's foot) directly on my face in the affected areas. It started to work right away but its effectiveness plateaued after three weeks, so I added a 1% hydrocortisone cream (generic Cordaid for itch and eczema) to my skincare regimen and saw some additional improvement, but the redness of the seborrheic dermatitis was still very visible and although the flaking had greatly reduced it wasn't gone. I'll be honest: it's hard to feel pretty when you're putting anti-fungal cream on your face. Adding Murad Acne Clearing Solution to my regimen seemed to help a little more, but not squash the redness. After reading many reviews raving about the calming power of this cream I decided to give it a try (I like that Osmotics sells this in 1 ounce and 1.7 ounce options, so I bought the 1 ounce jar to test it out). It is an opaque turquoise-colored cream/balm. The texture is very thick and a little sticky, but it spreads nicely and my face feels instantly quenched. It only needs about 15 minutes to absorb and my skin feels smooth, not sticky. It smells heavily of lavender (lavender oil is an ingredient, there is no added fragrance). Lavender isn't my favorite, but it dissipates after 30-60 minutes, and by the end of the jar I was used to and grateful to smell it at the end of the day. Forty-eight hours after my first application (I use it only at night at the end of nighttime skincare routine) the redness was even more reduced. After one month the redness was nearly gone, that's when I added NuFace Smoother Powerhouse Peptide Serum to my nighttime regimen, and that product seemed to kill the redness and balance my skin back to normal.In the humid summer months, I found this a little too heavy, so I think this will be a cold-weather moisturizer only. Still, I love the calming, smoothing, and healing effects it has on my skin and will continue to buy this rich cream.
on 4/24/2014 1:22:00 PM
More reviews by tanner36
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
This is AMAZING! All over improvement with my skin. I find myself hardly using make-up when I really don't have to during the day. I love the texture which is like a moisture glide (if that makes sense) which slips over skin. Just the right enough moisture for my oily acne-prone skin. I went out and bought the cleansing gel to add to my spring routine. After the first week of use my mother asked what I did to my skin b/c the blotchy red was gone. We started our Saturday lunch by stopping at Dillards and she picked up the whole line for more mature skin. Always fun to have an unexpected compliment. I'm looking forward to seeing how it handles through a Texas summer! It's pricey but worth every penny.
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on 11/17/2013 3:17:00 AM
More reviews by wonderbuy
This is a pretty good moisturiser which really firms. Its a heavier waxy like texture which sinks in fast so I only use at night. I find that it does not layer well and makes things ball up. I wake up looking firm and polished, almost a tighter look. It moisturises well and i just look more refined with this. I don't like the open jars so a pump would be most welcome. This also fills in the very small fine lines so is great if you don't wear make up or just a light dusting of powder.
on 6/6/2013 11:26:00 PM
More reviews by PamelaGB
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I had tried the Osmotics line several years ago and, while I liked it, it wasn't in my budget. Now I'm dealing with more serious aging issues -- the beginnings of jowls, that God-awful crepey neck business, etc. -- and I've been embarking on the most serious routine short of surgery. I began by buying a Facial Flex, moved on to the Flexaway system and NuFace Trinity...and now I've added in a dermaroller as well. And I've been seeing terrific results. All of this foreshadowing is to tell you that since I started back on the Blue Copper a week ago, I have seen a wonderful new firmness and glow to my skin. I love this stuff. It absorbs readily, is never greasy and I think for me to see an improvement beyond what I was already seeing with all my other additions is quite remarkable. I use the serum as well.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 5/31/2013 2:37:00 AM
More reviews by Goddes5482
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This stuff is AMAZING! Yes it's expensive but so worth it. You only need a little bit to cover your whole face and neck. I believe one jar lasted me about 6 months and I use it every night as a night moisturizer . You can get it cheaper on amazon. My skin always looks fresh and radiant when I'm using this. I've tried other night moisturizers but always go back to this one. My skin is oily and acne prone, this product doesn't break me out but if I do happen to have a breakout, my skin clears up faster and is less irritated when I use this. It additionally has firming properties that I love. I definitely see a big difference in my skin when I'm not using this. I've heard it be compared to la mer cream. I love this product so much I have given it as gifts and turned my friends and family into believers too.
on 12/21/2012 10:37:00 AM
More reviews by GentleReader
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I've been wanting to try a copper cream for a while to help prevent (or least postpone) the loose, saggy skin that was threatening to develop around my mouth area. I also have reddish, easily irritated skin, so after hearing about copper's anti-inflammatory properties, I decided to give it a go.First the good: my skin definitely feels tighter/firmer from using this. I've also noticed that if I have a lot of redness or irritation, it is 95% eliminated in the morning after I've applied this (I'm using it about an hour after applying my Rx retinoid at night, about 5 times a week). I also like the lightweight texture--it's almost a gel-like consistency. Which leads me to the bad--it's not incredibly hydrating. If anything, this product may actually be making me feel dryer. I often find myself layering on a more moisturizing product after applying the Osmotics product. I think that in the summertime, I will like the lightweight nature of it, but it's definitely an inadequate moisturizer for my winter-dry skin.Still, I love how it calms redness and irritation and does make my skin feel firmer and younger. Will definitely re-purchase just for those qualities!
on 3/13/2011 9:07:00 PM
More reviews by Kaffeesansmilch
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I got this cream one day when my face was completely broken out in red, bumpy eczema. I went to Nordstrom's desperate for a solution, and wanting to try to Creme Extreme. When the Osmotics SA saw my face she asked me if she could put some of this on, as it was supposed to calm and repair the skin. I said she could try it, and it really felt incredibly soothing. My outbreak was significantly better by the end of that day, and was completely cleared up in 3 days, which is a major feat! The outbreak that I had before that lasted at least a week until it was entirely cleared up.I can't comment on the anti-aging properties of this cream, but I can say that it is soothing for upset skin and I do believe that it encourages the skin to regenerate quicker. I continue to use a dab under my Osmotics Cream Extreme every time I use it, and so far I haven't had any other eczema outbreaks. I also really enjoy the scent of this cream. I will repurchase and would recommend this cream to others with eczema. The only thing I dislike about it is the price.
on 2/7/2010 1:41:00 AM
More reviews by LeelyB
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This product seemed like a miracle. As the Nordstrom sales rep was talking, I kept on thinking-- wow, this really will cure my redness, capillaries, will prevent wrinkles, etc. Also, she mentioned that it helps with acne. It just so happened that I got a pimple around the time I got this cream, so I used it and watched the pimple "kind of" disappear. Perhaps it was a combination of Clean and Clear that I used earlier, but soon enough the pimple turned into the most horrific series of bumps that I've ever had on my face. The dermatologist prescribed a steroid cream that eventually solved the problem.I was thinking that the only reason this happened was because of the cream combination and I really wanted to give this another try. Well, the same thing happened the secomd time around! I got another one of those bumps that the dermatologist said was acne, but it was like a red, bumpy birthmark. It is slowly going away on its own, I think my glycolic cream is helping. Anyway, this cream is supposedly very good, I'm sure it's great for many people, but for some strange reason it did not work for me, and my skin isn't even sensitive.
on 5/30/2009 11:06:00 PM
More reviews by baharh
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I used this along with cleanser and toner from the same line, ages ago. I remember my skin becoming really dry and dull. Not impressed with the line in general and think its too harsh for sensitive skin, and found it to be overpriced in comparison to results and ingredients.
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