Rated 4.57 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My eyes look 10 years younger in 1 week!!!
This is the 1st product I have ever reviewed in my life, but it is so good I just had to write this one. At the age of 44 after trying almost every eye product on the market I had resigned myself to the fact that the dark circles around my eyes were something I would just have to live with, everything I have ever tried in the past made not even the slightest bit of difference. I also have really sensitive eyes and wear contact lenses and as such a lot of products make my eyes really red and sore. After reading some amazing reviews on the Internet I decided to give Dermalogica a go and got a few samples of the various products to try out. Two of the samples were this one (age reversal eye complex) and the Power firm. I tried the Power Firm sample first and although it was a lovely product to use and it did reduce some of the fine lines around my eyes I didn't notice any difference to my dark circles. Before the Power Firm sample ran out I decided to try the Eye Complex. This cream is so gentle, it didn't effect my eyes at all, even though I started using it twice every day and not every other day as recommended. I must admit that during the first couple of days of using it I didn't really notice a difference in my eyes at all, however on the 3rd day after waking up I looked in the mirror and actually said out loud 'Oh My God!' I could not believe it - my dark circles were really diminished and my eyes in general looked so much tighter and, well, just younger. Even though I had only had about 6 hours sleep and quite a few drinks the night before I looked fresh as a daisy, just as if I had had 10 hours sleep. Actually my eyes don't ever look this good no matter how much beauty sleep I get! It's been a week now and I am not joking, every day my eyes seem to be looking younger and younger and the dark circles are now virtually gone. The one little sample has only just run out as you only need a small amount for each eye, it really goes a long long way. I can't stop looking in the mirror, yes I know that sounds really vain but after all these years of trying rubbish products that promise the earth I just can't believe I have found something that actually does what it promises. Thank you Dermalogica!!!! I will definately be investing in the full size product of this miracle eye cream.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not effective!
I've been using this product religiously now for over a month and I've seen my acne only increasing. Due to the great reputation of this company, along with the recommendation of my dermatologist, I thought I would give it a try, in spite of the expense of the product. I have naturally oily skin and am prone to pretty much every type of acne, from whiteheads and blackheads to those big submarine varieties. When I initially began using this product, I had very high hopes, but found, much to my chagrin, that this product fell far short of what I was expecting. My breakouts continued with renewed ferocity and even got worse, as before I used this Dermalogica product I would typically only see major break-outs around that time of the month and now see new spots daily. Due to the adverse reaction I've experienced, I cannot recommend this product. However, while it is extremely expensive, after about a month and a half of consistent usage, I still have more than half of an 8.4 oz. bottle remaining, so there's something to be said for the quantity.
Reviewed by 4265 customers First moisturizer that really works for me
Maddie from Ohio
I have very sensitive combination skin and before I tried this moisturizer I was using the Neutrogena hydro boost moisturizer, my skin always felt slimy and it broke me out everywhere and made my current acne worse. I needed something lightweight but hydrating for my dry spots and this is exactly what I was looking for! It absorbs so quickly but gives my skin exactly what it needs, it's already helped with my texture and my acne looks 10x better in just a few days. And it feels and smells great!
Not for acne prone
Mine from FL
I don't have acne anymore but in my gene. I tired this it cause me break out. I look ingredients it got so much oil ingredients. We all know oil and alcohol ingredients cause acne break out. I got acne that has no pus. It like hard grade three acne.
LEodice from Idyllwild, CA
I use this moisturizer on a daily basis, and have found it to be more effective at keeping my skin soft than others have.
DJ from Santa Rosa, CA
This is the Perfect touch for night time and for dry skin
Lori from VA
This has become a staple in my skincare routine.
Was my favorite till - BioReplenish Complex was added
Judith from Portland OR
I used Intensive Moisture Balance for years. It was perfect! Then 'BioReplenish Complex' was added to it and it caused flaking and burning around my cheekbone areas. I stopped using it and switched to Dermalogica Super Rich Repair. The Super Rich Repair is working great for my over 70 skin. Super Rich Repair is about 2.5 times more expensive per ounce than Intensive Moisture Balance, but I only need about half the amount per application compared to when i used the Intensive Moisture Balance.
Holly from Chicago
I have combination sensitive skin. This moisturizer is amazing. I'm so glad I found it.
Love the way it feels and works
Molly from Lufkin. TX
I use this after washing my face and before makeup. Also, after I clean my face before bedtime and reapply.
Love this moisturizer
AmyD from Illinois
I love this super light, non greasy moisturizer. Does not cause breakouts. Feels light and dewy on my skin and absorbs well. Love that it contains plant extracts which delivers a nice fresh scent. Overall, extremely happy with this moisturizer and it's always a staple in my skin care.
Jen from Redding, CA
This product has been re-formulated. A complete disappointment. Poor quality, with cheaper ingredients, and less hydrating than the previous formula. Don't waste your money.
Painful/Might Be An Allergy
Rocio4423 from Merced, CA
This moisturizer makes my face sting, so just wondering if anyone else has experienced this or if it might just be my skin reacting to an ingredient.
Really like the Dermalogica products
Kbru from Oregon
Really works with my skin type
Not sure if it's intensely
Michie from Los Angeles
It did okay for my super sensitive skin but I don't feel like it was intensely moisturizing, some parts of my face would still feel dry even after generous amount like around my nose and lips
Light & Very Moisturizing
Kayt from NJ
I have combination skin and was hesitant to buy this at first, especially because of the price, but I needed a quality moisturizer for my acne prone skin. I made the jump and - wow. This moisturizer is very light and glides onto the skin. A little goes a long way! (Pea-sized amount) After 4 weeks of use, the appearance of my skin has improved in texture and I have no dry/itchy patches.
Melbelle from Virginia
I have been using the same daytime moisturizer for years but they stopped making it so I've been on the search for a new one. I tired 7 different moisturizers before I finally found this one. The one! It's THE BEST. It absorbs quickly, it's not greasy, it's lightweight And super moisturizing (which is rare), and my skin feels SO soft and actually glows after using it. I love it. It has improved. Way better than my old one even.
Tiffini from Burlington
Worked well but nothing great.
I love how lightweight this moisturizer is.
Coco from Texas
I love using this product
Leaves me too oily :(
Very oily skin from Florida
It smells super fresh and I wanted to love it so bad since I love anything Dermalogica but it leaves me extremely oily.
One of the best moisturizers I've tried to date!!!
Dee Dee from North Carolina
I have oily, acne prone skin. Anyone who shares this skin type can agree with me when I say it is SO hard to find a moisturizer that not only moisturizes but helps to control oil secretion. Nothing is worse than using a heavy moisturizer that clogs pores further leading to more breakouts!! Ugh! But this right here is the COMPLETE opposite. I haven't used many dermalogica products but I'm so happy that I have stumbled upon this beauty right here!!! It's really light weight and just soaks right into your skin giving you such a beautiful, healthy and all natural glow. Between using this morning and night and double cleansing with the dermalogic precleanse, I can see a MAJOR difference in my skin. The texture is a lot smoother and I definitely don't get as oily throughout the day. Highly HIGHLY recommend!!!
Great intensive moisture product!
PSC from Texas
Morning and night after cleansing. It's a great product and I'm so glad I found it.
g.alam from USA
Barely used it for 2 days and it destroyed my skin. It dried my skin out sooo much and made my cheeks super sensitive. You're better off getting the skin smoothing cream, same price point but its actually worth it
My favorite product ever
Kbriggs from Florida
This is the best moisturizer I have ever used. I have changed and went with a few cheaper products but I always come back to this one. Its perfect for every day wear and it is great if you have problem spots on your face. I noticed that my skin was getting dry and after 12 hrs of using this product my skin was back to notmal.
Broke me out
Megan from Maryland
quite literally destroyed my skin. definitely not for acne prone skin and left a weird film on my face that made makeup lay weird. broke me out so badly on my cheeks.
New formula ruined a beautiful thing
M.S. from SF
Changed formula! Beware! I'm very upset and disappointed that Dermalogica changed the formula of this product used by so many with sensitive skin. I used it for almost 20 years and recommended it as a holy grail moisturizer.
It's now very citrus heavy and burns if you use retinoids. Do not use this product if you have sensitive skin.
Not for sensitive
Rach from California
Made me break out