Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Unlike any moisturizer I have used
I have sensitive skin and wanted a moisturizer that was light and didn't irritate. This fit the bill! The texture is somewhere between a gel and a lotion, leaves skin feeling supple. This has become my new favorite product!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not Moisturizing
Was looking for an affordable yet somewhat prestige face moisturizer at Ulta and found this. Have had great luck with the main Dermalogica line and thought I would give this a shot in my combination skin. While the application is much like any other moisturizer, the strong smell is like mustard mixed with grapefruit. A little weird. Worse yet, the product does not absorb or moisturize. After cleansing and toning it rests on the surface of my skin and leaves it feeling tight (not in a good anti-aging way either). Upon touching my skin after it dries (quickly) there is a sticky residue. This has sat in my cabinet as a last resort "moisturizer" for over a year and I am finally nearing the end of the tube. I just never feel like reaching for it. If you're looking for a great everyday moisturizer without SPF for oily/combination skin, try Aveda Botanical Kinetics. Slightly more expensive but goes a longer way. On my third bottle and it is lightweight, smooth and actually moisturizing, though might be best to switch to something slightly heavier in the cold winter months.
Reviewed by 78 customers bring back old lotion formula
aw from WI
I have been using dermalogica clear start line for 18 years. now as an adult I have tried the adult acne line and never had the same results as the teen line. I used the dark blue lotion (now discontinued) and loved it, and even the lighter blue SPF lotion is still matte and controls my acne, but when I use this purple hydrating lotion over night i develop white heads, and notice increase in size of pores. Bring back the old blue formula-- this lotion does not help my acne at all!
I definitely would purchase again!
Julie A. from Houma, LA
I have very "old looking" hands and arms. My wife purchased this for my face and she suggested to use on my arms and hands. It really has helped to soften up the look of my hands and arms.. Of course my face also. Very satisfied this product. More than all the others I have tried previously.
I would NOT buy again
Christina from Washington DC
So I used this product to help me with my acne and honestly it got me nowhere. It also smells kind of weird. I threw it away when I had used about 75% because it just wasn't working for me.
I will repurchase.
Karla from South Dakota
Nice and lightweight.
Jess from Maine
This moisturizer is okay, it wasn't the greatest one I have tried. I'm not saying it wasn't good but I feel like it wasn't very good for my skin
Not a fan
Julz from Wayne
I used to love this product. But then as time went on i think they may have changed ingredients or something. Its a very thin lotion so its not too heavy on the skin. The smells not bad. I just dont find it to be hydrating and i have really dry skin.
Perfect for summer
Lana from Minnesota
I am in my 30s and still have some breakouts, combination skin that gets more oily in the warmer months. I was looking for a lighter moisturizer for summer and this is perfect!
I would by this product again and again.
Samm from New Mexico
I use it after i put my acne medication on.
Sydney from Oregon
This lotion is okay. Nothing special. I was excited to try it as I love dermalogica but maybe this just isn't for me. It just makes my face feel weirdly dry and slightly sticky at the same time. It's the only lotion I have right now though so I will continue to use it until I find a better one.
Inactivates Retinoid & No Anti-inflammatory Benefits
Sophia from Boston
MAJOR ISSUE: This moisturizer is marketed for use with "some acne treatments". While it did not specify retinoids, I certainly surmised it included what is probably the most common class of topical acne treatments. This moisturizer should not be applied at the same time as a topical retinoid because it contains benzoic acid which actually inactivates retinoid creams.
An extremely lightweight moisturizer - almost the consistency of a gel
Does not leave a greasy residue on my face
It dramatically reduced the tight feeling I often get when I use too much of my retinoid cream.
Did nothing to reduce inflammation associated with acne and acne treatments.
It burns my face slightly. The burn isn't unbearable and doesn't last more than fifteen minutes.
Can't be applied at the same time as topical retinoids....
This product does not even compare to the discontinued Oil Control Lotion. I haven't been able to find a product or combination of products that come close to the Oil Control Lotion.
I will continue to buy this product again and again
Monica from Tulsa, Ok
I use this with the whole clear start set and this is by far the most moisturizing lotion i have ever used and it soaks in immediately. I never break out and it does not ever make my skin oily. I have tried so many other high end products and this is the best.
It is awesome!
Zaiden from Online order
This stuff is awesome I had been using this other face stuff before this and it made me break out really bad and I got a bad rash from it and btw I have really dry and sensitive skin and I got this the next day and my face was clear the day after that so I would definitely recommend this!
Made me break out
Soph from WA
I was really sad to have to take this out of my routine :( the formula of this is honestly amazing and feels great on the skin, it's not heavy at all. After a couple days of using it I began to get such large painful pimples on my cheeks. I waited it out just to make sure if it was what was causing my breakouts. I took it out of my routine and my painful breakouts began to disappear.
I hope this works for other people!
Hydrated, plump, soothing and youthful
Mermaid bunny from CA
Those are all the great affects of this moisturizer. I have very oily skin w/enlarged pores on my cheeks. I've been using this after my BHA toner and wow. My pores look smaller and my skin looks and feels so plump. This is my night time moisturizer, because it doesn't set to a matte finish. it's more luminous, but very pretty. if you have dry or normal skin, I think you would like this. Even my boyfriend commented on my new "glow " lol. I reccomend this amazing product!
Love this product
Caligirl from Las Vegas
I have been using this product for a week and a half, I already see results. My skin is smoother and clearer. Will definitely order this again.
Ashley(: from Tampa
Originally tried the mini size of this in a set I got for my birthday and loved it instantly! Finally got the full size yesterday! I have oily/combo skin and this doesn't seem to make me look greasy or anything! I love everything I've tried so far from the Clear Start brand!
Favorite Moisturizer Ever!!!
Kenz from Iowa
This moisturizer is awesome my skin has never felt so soft and hydrated!!! I will say I didn't like the scent much at first but after using it for a while it doesn't bother me much. I love this product and just purchased my second one!
Love this product!!!
Jessica from CT
It works amazing on my oily and adult acne skin!!!
Good But Not For Me
Gabby from Kansas, USA
This moisturiser didn't seem to do much for my skin, which is oily/combination and after using it on my face for about two-three weeks I stopped and now I've only been using it on my neck/chest.
Best product for acne with combination skin!!
Cooper from Ohio
Best product for acne with combination skin!!
I will definitely keep buying!
Gianna from Kentucky
A lot goes a long way with this one, probably because it's so lightweight. Teen acne is so frustrating & seems like it never goes away. I've struggled with finding a moisturizer that isn't too heavy but hydrates the skin, this one is it!
My favorite lotion
Ruby from IL
This lotion saves my skin. I have a sensitive and acne-prone skin. This lotion is very light-weight and easy to apply. No greasy feeling afterward. I use every morning and night. Highly recommend
Great but a little too light weigh
Auntblazer from Utah
This is a good product helps the tightness feeling I've been getting with the dry cold weather. But it's a little too lightweight for me. If you're looking to get something heavier definitely get the skin smoothing cream or intense moisturizer balance
My son loves it.
chris from Minnetonka, minnesota
We bought a sample at Christmas and loved it. My son has very sensitive skin. It worked great it didnt burn.like other ones he tried.
One of my favorite moisturizer.
Katelynn from Ireland
This product is amazing. It is so hydrating and dries in quickly. It gives an amazing natural glow