Rated 4.27 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Excellent value prestige night cream
This is an amazing night cream. I have mature skin, and I felt my skin was revitalized the next morning. I love the scent, and it absorbs quickly for me. I'v been using it nightly for 10 days, and have seen a difference in my skin. Less lines, and plumped up. It's a great value compared to other prestige brands. A little goes a long way. This is my new favorite night cream.
Most Helpful Critical Review Clogged my pores!
I received this as a sample in the Mario Badescu Combination/Oily skin kit. I absolutely loved the texture and how my skin looked and felt when I woke up. After the sample ran out in 3 days, I went out and bought the full size. My high hopes were dashed quickly as I started noticing my pores clogging and tiny white bumps (comedones) popping up all over my face. I then researched each ingredient and sure enough, the 3rd ingredient is Isopropyl Myristate. This ingredient has a rating of 5 the HIGHEST rating on the Comedogenic scale (of things that clog your pores). I wonder how an ingredient such as this be put in a product meant for oily skinned people when traditionally oily skinned people have larger that normal pores which are highly prone to being clogged. I have since bought and returned quite a few products from Mario's line that contained questionable and pore clogging ingredients.
Reviewed by 393 customers A good product
CharlieAnn from Bossier City, LA
I love this product. I was worried that it would leave my face oily, but it didn't. It does have an odor but it's not strong, and it's not perfumey. It also doesn't aggravate my acne. I would buy it again.
Allergic reaction - AWFUL product
AJ from Los Angeles
I purchased this after reading it was a cheap dupe for la mer. It is absolutely not!!!! I love the la mer creams they are super nice on the skin and hydrating. This was the worst thing I've ever put on my face.
It's green, smells gross and is THICK! Put it on my skin and it wouldn't sink in at all, if you rub it it becomes white and thicker. Woke up in the morning with red rash on my face, bumps and almost small blisters across my forehead and cheeks.
I'm a skin care junkie, practice really good skin care routines and read up on ingredients. I was very surprised this was so very bad. Waste of money and takes a while for skin to get back to normal.
Better products out there and in no way, shape or form is this a dupe for La Mer!
not good for normal and oily skin
Roo from New Jersey
I bought this bc I read some great things about it someone even made this a dupe for La Mer HA. It's dyed green to give it the seaweed look and doesn't have a refreshing feel...it's a little goopy and even feels oily to the touch. Luckily I was able to return this and an associate at Ulta guided me towards a Clinique face cream.
Didn't workout for me...my skin felt suffocated, oily and well...not good.
Love This Stuff!!
LuvSnoop42 from DFW, Texas
I use this at night and wake with noticeably softer skin.
Jennifer from TX
I love this night cream! I wanted something to use at night along with my usual Vitamin E oil and this is just what I needed. It's so soothing and calms any redness I may have. I will definitely be using this for a while.
Not for oily skin
Cris from Florida
Originally I was thinking about giving 1 star, but this product seems to be very good, however, doesn't work with oily skin. It made my skin look very greasy and made me break out 😭
Hydrating and heavy
Amanda from Illinois
Don't get me wrong I love this moisturizer/night cream. On the days I use a lot more stripping or drying products (retinol, salicylic acid, resurfacing) this is a life saver. This is definitely, however, a heavier more extreme moisturizer in my opinion. I do actually like the scent even though some are saying they don't. But I will say if you use this often I have noticed that it does clog my pores a little bit but just use it sparingly when needed, I will say!
Anne from VA
this cream didn't really do anything for me. it left a greasy residue on my skin and when I woke up in the morning, I washed away the residue and my skin was the same as before
Lauren from TN
Made my skin very greasy and clogged my pores
Great Night Cream
Nicole from CA
I like this night cream. It's not oily and definitely hydrates my skin but because of that my skin is oily in the AM which is not a problem because I also see smoother skin
NOT FOR OILY SKIN
Amy from Jacksonville, FL
I know the description says oil-free but this product is thick, heavy and greasy. If you have very dry skin then I think this would work well for you. I have very oily skin and this made my skin breakout. :(
My new favorite night cream/moisturizer
Lady T from Rialto CA
I use it daily as a moisturizer. It really helps under my mask to keep my skin from drying out
For Normal/Dry Skin!!!
Glendeetz from Irvine, CA
The description says this is okay for oily/combination skin as well, but I would have to wholly disagree. I have dry skin and my boyfriend has combination, and it worked drastically different on both of our skin types. For my dry skin, I thought it felt super silky upon application. I ONLY used this at night and definitely felt like my skin was moisturized, hydrated, and plumped, but I did not like the smell at all. I did not look forward to using this at night because of the smell. Used up my sample size, but I would not re-purchase.
Favorite Night Cream
Chels from Glendale
I've used this for a long time, and my face loves it.
Madie from ..
It's so smooth, and makes my face so soft. The reason I gave it 4 stars is it leaves my face looking a bit green. It doesn't matter because it's a night cream (you go to bed after) but it's something to note.
Added fragrance! It BURNS. NOT a la mer dupe
AZBreezy from Arizona (AZ)
I purchased this because reviews online said it was a cheap dupe for La Mer. Let's be clear - I've used La Mer and this is NOT a dupe. That said, it's a decent as a night moisturizer if your skin isn't bothered by fragrance. Mine is, and it BURNS when applied. It's very oily and floats on your skin for 20-30 minutes before soaking in. If you try to rub it in, it turns globby and rolls off. It did keep my skin from flaking more while using retinol, but that's about the only positive. I can get much better products for the money. Won't buy again.
I would buy this product again and again
Aries3225 from Tarzana, CA
I love this product so much but it has fragrance which is bad for skin but I will be willing to skill use it.
Gave me red bumps and painful acne, comedogenic
Jaz from Roanoke, TX
Having sensitive skin that's prone to breakouts, I'm used to trying new products and my skin not liking it but boy oh boy did my skin not like this product. Within a few days (maybe 3) of using it I started getting red bumps all over my forehead which normally isn't that bad of a breakout spot for me I might get an occasional pimple near my hairline if I don't wash my face carefully enough but these were actual tiny red bumps all across my forehead. And on my chin oh lord, this is normally my worst spot anyways but somehow this product made my skin even more angry and about two days ago I started getting these really really bad and frankly huge pimples and yesterday I woke up and I had painful bumps in the same area. I stopped using the product after realizing I was getting more pimples on my forehead than usual and that was four days ago (today being the fourth), the chin stuff came in the day after stopping and it only progressed since then. Luckily my mom gave my a face mask to use as a night cream that helps calm down skin as she even noticed my skin getting worse, so today it's all mostly scabs and scars. But holy cow if you have sensitive acne prone skin maybe DO A TEST PATCH first and then go from there because just putting a thin layer of this all over my face for a few nights gave me red bumps and painful i don't even know if it would be called acne because the painful ones never fully emerged they just chilled next the the angry pimples on my chin. Also like another review said this does have isopropyl myristate in it meaning IT IS COMEDOGENIC and DOES CLOG PORES. Information I wish I knew before using myself :(
Tonya from minot
Amazing for sensitive/acne prone skin!
Maddipaige from Raleigh, NC
I have acne prone and sensitive skin. Most skincare products and makeup I use break me out. However, I mix this product with Dermalogica overnight repair serum and I think I have found a miracle pair. They both work so well together, my face is clear of acne and luminous when I wake up. I LOVE it!
Great for oily skin
Acrvt from USA
I love seaweed products for my oily skin. Since beginning to use this night cream I've noticed a huge difference in how oily my skin is throughout the day. This is great and is way more affordable than other products like this on the market.
Ash from LA
Buying my third jar; after applying it at night in a couple of mins it soaks into my face without leaving me oily. My face looks smooth in the morning.
A little bit goes a long way so don't put a lot
works best after exfoliation
LTB615 from Tn
so. I got this in a sample pack. I hadn't tried it until recently. I accidentally over exfoliated my face one day causing some major reddening and irritation on my skin. I tried my benefit moisturizer to help calm it down, no go.made my skin supple and plump everywhere but no stars on soothing my irritated rashed skin. tried some clinique I had but irritated my spot further.
. tried my este Lauder..great for filling the stress lines on my forehead but no go on healing my spot. I'm now half way through day 2 of this horrible experience, the spot is cracking and trying to scar and by the grace if God, I find my little tiny mini jar of Mario seaweed. I put it on my nightmare spot and it immediately soothed the skin like aloe vera on a burn . I went to bed, and put it on again first this in the morning and 3 more times throughout that day by that night, the cracking had smoothed out, the redness was clearing up back to the pink young skin it should be, the irritation was totally gone and to top it off, it actually helped clear up a lot of my hormonal acne. if I had to compare this product to anything it would be to the total benefit moisturizer.the only things that make it different are 1. the smell. its definitely grassy. so if you are allergic to grasses you may want to step back on this one. and 2. its ability to heal broken and cracked skin. benefit does not have this ability and I've been using it for 2 years. I will continue to buy benefit because of its plumping and smoothing. but I will also now invest in the full size Mario seaweed because if its healing and soothing properties! thanks Ulta for giving me yet another awesome sample.
Clogged My Pores!
Jen from San Luis Obispo, Ca
I was finally on the road to great skin but some of my products were drying out my skin. I decided to throw this into my routine. I used it for two days in a row and it clogged my pores and made me break out like crazy. My pimples were very inflammed which never happens and it caused red patches. It also made my face feel really greasy. Won't use it again.
i would not buy again
Lefty from Atlanta, GA
I really do not like it, I use it only at bed time and in the morning my face is not moisturized like other products ive used.