Rated 3.92 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Finally Found The Perfect Daytime Face Cream!!
I absolutely love how this moisturizer makes my skin look and feel. I was trying different foundations at Ulta because I couldn't find one that was long wear, full coverage that didn't look too heavy or matte on my skin. After removing my makeup, an Ulta associate used this cream to put under the makeup I was trying. Found out it wasn't the makeup, it was the moisturizer. My Estee Lauder Doublewear blends perfectly with this moisturizer and gives my skin an even texture with a little glow. Paired with Clinique loose powder even better :) I even go without makeup on weekends now and my skin looks healthy and glows!
Most Helpful Critical Review Why is this a thing?
I tried being open minded considering the mixed reviews and the fact that it was half priced during the 21 days of beauty. I love SR's lactic acid product, so I gave it a go. Speaking only for myself, the smell was nauseating. Reminiscent of something you might dig up from the bottom of a dirty fish tank. It was seemingly separated into three or four shade variations, one of which was a greenish-brown gelatinous solid. I read one review which said, I just used the little spatula and it was fine. There is literally no way to get that component to emulsify. It really was like hard jello. I was able to try it once. It felt thick, slimy, and sticky on my face. I tried to "mouth breathe" for a few minutes hoping the smell would subside. It didn't. I could not shake the smell for at least 30 minutes after immediately washing it off. I don't think there are "bad batches" I just think this is a real miss in terms of formulation. Hopefully the company will recognize the litany of deficits surrounding this product, pull it, and fix it. It's one thing if a product just isn't working for you, but quite another when customers are left thisclose to vomiting. This was real gross, y'all. Hard pass.
Reviewed by 335 customers Complete waste of money, will not buy from Ulta again
Suzanne from Missouri
I have used this in the past and liked it. I stocked up and just opened today and its moldy, smelly and unusable. I called and they will not return it since past 60 days. I said but its due to a defect, did not matter. Total waste of money.
First Moisturizer I have Hated
HK from Wisconsin
I have accepted all the face creams I have ever owned and used them all until they ran out. This is the first I tossed. It won't absorb into my skin! It sits on top and then flakes off… more like globs off… My skin somehow feels dry with this on top.
MOLD, Putrid smell, awful
Mandy L from Kansas City, KS
Upon receiving I noticed the horrid smell and discoloration, but thought it was the "enzymes". Discontinued use after being unable to tolerate smell and brown color. 2 months later, I reopened jar and it's full of MOLD. Would give 0 stars if I could. Steer clear of this product
Turns brown and curdles
MascaraJunkie from California
I purchased during Sept 21 days of beauty, opened the jar at the beginning of December and there was brown oil and a film at the top. I scooped it out and used the normal looking parts. The moisturizer feels fine but I'm tossing it now because it continues to turn brown and is starting to curdle. Don't wait your money; very unstable.
Would rate lower if I could
Hills from Louisiana
Instead of it being the pretty blueish/green it is supposed to be, it was this horrible tan color that smelled terrible. Sunday Riley's inconsistencies is the reason I will not buy their products again!
Beasty from Asheville NC
So far so good. Not sure itll stay in my routine as I love Innisfree water gel moisturizer.
Mor from Israel
can't live without it, gives a gentle exfoliating and is just lovely
Kitten from Tulsa
I have been using this product and loving it for a couple of years, so I stocked up when it went on sale. Both of the jars I received were rancid upon opening. Slimy, brown and smelled horrendous!!! And to add insult to injury, the customer service rep didn't want to give me a refund when I returned them! I had to get a manager involved. Ugh!
ParadiseK from Home
an not get over the smell. The cream was 3 different shades of green. Very disappointed. Like others said, it might've just been a bad batch that ULTA got. Just to repeat, the smell is horrible.
Reviews are true. Smells terrible
LazySunday from Nj
I had to wash my face within minutes afterwards. It's a shame because it did seem to moisturize well. I'm not sure if the awful smell is due to something going rancid (as suggested by others) or just the smell of papaya (which I think smells like spit generally). Don't try it. Just find a better non-stinky moisturizer.
Moldy and smelly
kgn from Minnesota
I purchased this during the 21 days of beauty. I opened it a month or so back and used a couple times right away. I went to use it again recently and it smelled horrible and had a fuzzy moldy film all over the top. Such a waste of money.
Tidal is Awesome
Betty from Michigan
This cream is very moisturizing without being heavy. It have been a game changer for me!!
Smells so bad!
Me from Sacramento
I never leave reviews but this has a super hard piece of idk what in in! Now seeing the reviews I think this one went bad and I also purchased this back during the 21 days of Beauty. I'm so disappointed, I think I will throw it away the smell is unbearable!
something very wrong here
miaG from Florida
much like other comments, I've purchased this in the past and have loved it but there is something wrong with this. it is a brown mushy color and it is not supposed to look like this. total waste of money.
Former Esthetician from St. Augustine, Fl
Unfortunately, I've had to throw away. Very disappointed and a total waste of money!
Moldy after 2 Months
Caitlin from United States
This product smelled "off" when I purchased during the 21 Days of Beauty sale. I didn't use it but held on to it. A couple of months later I opened it up and it was clumpy and moldy. Do not purchase this!
Doesn't seem right!
Lane G from Columbia SC
I received a sample of this and loved it, so I bought a full sized version when it was a beauty special. A couple of months later, I notice a vinegary smell to it, the bits around the edge and lid are a brown color, and today I found what looks like mold around the edges. Now reading all of these other comments, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one and wasn't just storing it improperly. I will see if I can return to the store.
Looks, smells and feels like old product
Jan from san diego
I ordered 2 of these when they were half off. It seems like I got sent super old expired product. What a waste of money.
Rose76 from Bozeman
I have used everything from LaMer to Lancome, Sunday Riley tidal in my opinion is the best moisturizer I have ever used. It is not oily yet it leaves your skin dewy and glowing.
Do not purchase
Stace from California
I would give zero stars if I could… horrible product. Smell is awful.
Julz from Maryland
I have bought this multiple times from other retailers and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Recently bought it from Ulta and chalk it up to getting a bad batch. Like others, bad smell, chunky, and brown. NOT at all normal. Ulta has great customer service, gave me a refund and sent me a prepaid label to send it back so I didn't even have to go to the store.
Ashley from Lexington, KY
Great product! Smooth and hydrated my face.
Rae from Tennessee
I purchased this half off on sale. I've heard nothing but good things from this brand and wanted to try it out. The packaging was cute but when I opened the jar it smelled terrible and was an off putting green color. The consistency was off and it had separated in the jar. I ended up returning it for a refund.
Par from Miami,FL
I never write reviews but this is the worst moisturizer I've ever used. It pills no matter what and it smells awful.
I cannot stand the smell
Tara from FL
I cannot wear this at night it smells so bad my son and husband make me kiss them goodnight prior to putting it on. So bummed I spent money on this product.