Hands down, this is the most effective cream I've ever used on my 37-year old skin. I've gone through a constant rotation of creams that all blend together in their mediocrity. But Osea's Advanced Protection Cream is in a league all of its own. It's a moisture surge, it's a beauty cream, it's a soothing balm, and a serum all in one. I'm so happy that I can toss all the other creams I own away and religiously use this one!
I must say, you want to ensure that your skin barrier is fully intact and healthy before you begin using this cream. Like other posters have noticed, this cream has a lot of active ingredients in it, and they are delivered at high concentrations. For that reason I love AllisonWonderland's suggestion that it be considered like a concentrate to be diluted a little. But this cream is amazingly effective, used undiluted (in my experience), for achieving the following feats:
--delivering anti-aging actives into the skin with immediate and long term results
--making my skin look refreshed, glowing, and matte all at the same time
--evening out skin tone AND skin texture (little crepiness and orange peel skin I have on certain areas are gone!!!)
--providing superior anti-oxidant protection and a barrier against the elements.
Find me another cream out there that is able to accomplish all of the above, especially under $100--it doesn't exist! Advanced Protection Cream is truly a miraculous product. I love that I don't need an extra Vitamin C serum with this cream, the main active ingredient, DPHP, is more effective that Vit C!
I consider my skin sensitive and have never reacted to this cream, even a little bit. But it does tingle when I put it on my skin, so I would conserve this skin for when you aren't doing peels, microdermabrasions, lasers, and other skin barrier-compromising procedures, and use it for when your skin is healthy and you want it to look and feel its absolute best! I'm so glad I looked here through the reviews, Inspired by others, I'm going to take my own advice, too. ;)