MD Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Cream

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25 reviews

72% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$


Purified Water, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone and Polysilicone-11, Urea, Sorbiton Stearate, Lactic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Sodium PCA, Dimethicone, Steareth-2, Superoxide Dismutase, Ceramide III, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Tocopherol, Millet (Panicum Miliaceum) Extract, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Allantoin Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Bisabolol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthun Gum, BHT, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea. 5/20/09

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on 12/29/2015 3:27:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I really wanted to like this but I think it was breaking me out, and it didn't moisturize all that well. I was using it every other night, alternating with Epiduo for my acne. I was using it to add moisture and antioxidants that the Epiduo was stripping away, and to gently exfoliate. Prior to this I was using Alpha Hydrox Souffle which works really well but is strong stuff that stings a bit.

My skin started looking dull and I started getting cosmetic acne all over (the hard bumps)and nothing would clear it up. I stopped using this and went back to the Alpha Hydrox and my skin quickly cleared up and got its radiance back.

Its too bad, the packaging is a nice pump, and I got a good deal on it on Amazon. Seems like other people have good results with it but my skin just didnt' like it.

on 11/22/2015 3:15:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Fantastic moisturiser which doesnt break me out yet provides super hydration. Works fantastically with other MD formulation products, I use after the continuous renewal serum of a morning then the SPF and the daily pads every evening.

on 3/30/2014 10:47:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

EDIT: I just borrowed a little bit of my mums after running out of my current moisturiser and I've realised how awful this is! Too many silicones and a weird texture that just sits on the skin. When I applied my makeup the moisturiser started balling up on m y face like kind of shedding off. I have to wash my face and start all over again. Eugh!

I do like this moisturizer. I have almost finished the tub and I'm just a bit stuck as to whether to buy a new one.

The price is expensive - I think $55?! But it has antioxidants in and is oil free which I like, I'm just not sure that is enough for me to buy another though as I wasn't wowed by it. It didn't seem to do anything good (or bad) for my skin. Hmm.

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on 6/27/2012 10:48:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I like this moisturizer- it hydrates without feeling greasy. It seems to firm my skin up a bit too. I am inconsistent, and use lots of products, but this is one I seem to come back to fairly often. I don't like to use a primer over it because I end up feeling like I've got too much stuff on my face by the time I add a light foundation. When I want a primer-effect I use the PTR laser resurfacer cream-gel, but can't use the two products together so I use one or the other-- I use the MD when I want more hydration, and the PTR when I want a smooth surface to work on.

Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

The AOX gel formulation was great and I highly recommend. It was the best replacement for my beloved Sage Hydrating Emulsion in that it did not cause irritation or clogs.

I bought the cream in the fall thinking it would be the bit more I needed for the colder weather. Oh, no. This cream just created whiteheads and felt very heavy on my skin.

Plus, even shaking the tube still made a plop of silicone/clear stuff come out before the cream. In short, I cannot recommend this when compared to the lotion and gel. I don't recommend this if you have reactive/sensitive/acne/clog-prone skin.

Definitely go for the AOX gel or the Sage. This is one product I ended up throwing away.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a great moisturizer. I was really impressed with the tiny amount I needed to instantly awaken my face and make it not look so dry and sore. this did not break out my acne prone skin nor did it leave me looking greasy. My only problem is the scent. This is one of the weirdest scents I have ever found in a skincare product. I am sensitive to smells and this is just one of those that ruins the whole product. Personally if this was a different scent this would be a keeper and yes I would purchase it. Really for me the scent is the only issue.

on 5/21/2010 8:24:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Black

This is an awesome moisturiser! It feels super hydrating and penetrates nicely into the skin. I used this when my skin first broke out with the cleaner and continuous renewal serum. It worked amazingly and everyone commented on how luminous my skin was. I believe that my skin also had a stress/congestion type issue which this line didn't really help - only physical exfoliation and cleaning the skin via ultrasonic facebrush helped long term. I went onto Sothys which I also love however got a sample of this cream and was reminded of how much I love it especially in winter! My skin is much better now and once I come off the acne creams and stress less, I will be returning to this moisturiser. I feel the need to remind people NOT to use an active range like this AND acne cream as it will make your skin worse. I also remember that when I first started using this range, it took a few weeks for it to get better. It's not an overnight type miracle for acne prone skin. It is amazing for actually hydrating the skin and there is nothing like this. Sothys is light and is a good summer moisturiser but find that none of them are really cutting it for winter. This is my HG of winter moisturisers! Horray! Only thing is that is it very expensive - $110 as another reviewer wrote which is very true. Might be a good idea to see if you can find it for cheaper online. I remember the cleanser, scrub, serum and moisturiser lasting a good 9-12 months so it's expensive to start but lasts a very long time!

on 11/6/2008 10:45:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is superbly hydrating, it almost feels as if my cheeks have been injected with water. It works very well with the Continuous Renewal Complex AHA Cream. It's a great source of antioxidents and my skin feels 'glowy' all day when I use it. It has no fragrance that I can discern and I've had no breakouts or irritation.
The cons are that it's in a jar and very expensive - 48 for 50ml in the UK. I intend to try out some cheaper alternatives so hopefully won't buy again!

on 8/4/2008 8:10:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have used the MD cleanser and continuous renewal a lot, but just recently needed a new cream and this is good so far (1 week in). I had a bunch of peeling skin on my nose and chin after using Retin-A for a while and this got rid of it completely in 1 night (in combination with continuous renewal) I don't think it's too heavy and it spreads nicely over my face, I use just a little. The smell is ok, the packaging (jar) is probably unsanitary but I don't mind, I just washed my hands are clean! I will have to update on this one... seems great though!

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I love the smell, it is so light and nice and absorbs fast without being oily. Just started out so will see how it goes. but so far so good

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