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94 of 97 found the following review helpful:
Great product at an extremely affordable price Oct 18, 2011
This is an awesome product not just for it's price but because it's as effective as medical grade age fighting/wrinkle erasing products. I don't recommend using this alone since it is very lightweight and not very moisturizing for people with dry skin like me. Instead, use it at night in conjunction with with your skin care (toner, eye cream, and night cream). When I use it, I notice an immediate difference in the morning because I wake up to glowing, clear, and smooth skin. I have sensitive skin prone to eczema so I sometimes dilute it with a cream and alternate using it on every other night.
FYI: Currently I use dermatologist sold products such as Neocutis Lumiere eye cream and Vivate serum and night cream. Before that I happily used Shiseido Bioperformance and other high end department store brands (Le Mer and Cle de Peau). I have also used prescriptions like Retin-A and having experience it, this is the real deal. Having dished out oodles of money on beauty, I LOVE LOVE that this product is a utter bargain.
41 of 43 found the following review helpful:
My new find... Sep 07, 2011
By Doris V. Toles
I'm really glad that I decided to try Retinol products. I really do like purchasing them for Amazon.com.
Watts Beauty Retinol Face Cream 150,000 IU per oz. has lightened and evened out my skin complexion
so well that my friends are taking notice. I also use Skincare L&L Cosmetics Retinol day and night cream.
I am a African American baby-boomer woman. I have always taken care of my skin. but recent I have
discovered better products to use. Thank you Amazon for carrying them.
I recommend this Retinol cream for improving your skin and getting away with using less makeup.
46 of 53 found the following review helpful:
Good, mild retinol product Apr 14, 2012
I normally use a much stronger (and much, much more expensive)4% retinol product. I thought I would try a lighter more moisturing product and this was a great price. It felt great going on and my skin did feel soft. Frankly, I will stick with the more powerful product and just use this nights when I think my skin needs a break. But this is much more gentle on the skin and if you don't need an extremely strong formula it is ideal. I would have given this 4 stars since it just isn't strong enough for me; but, gave 5 to offset negative reviews that don't reflect the quality of the product. Yes, the four ounce option is sent in a larger approx. six ounce bottle but I received the promised four ounces. And unlike many skin care products the bottle wasn't deceptively weighted to make you think it contains more than it does (see olay microsculpting cream, neutragena rapid repair line, etc) As far as redness, flaking- well, duh. If you don't have some of this when you begin using retinol, it's probably not working. Retinol works partially by exfoliating surface layers. The stronger it is the deeper and faster it works and the more redness you will see. For me at least this disappeared completely after a time. Since this product is not terribly strong and contains many soothing agents, it should be a good choice for most people just beginningto use retinol.
UPDATE: I should note that my original review was for the 4 oz product without "copper and peptides" which was the only option available at the time. When I went to reorder, I accidently selected the 1 oz with copper and peptides. I don't like it at all. First of all, in my opinion both the original and new versions are mislabeled as a cream. The original is a lotion as you can probably guess by the fact that it comes in a pump bottle. This new version appeared to be a "serum"- very thin and watery with no moisturizing. I eventually realized that it had separated and while it was thin and watery on top, on the botttom there was thick gunk. Since shaking hadn't helped the product recombine, I poured into the old container and stirred. This helped some but it was still nothing like the feel of the original. And it wasn't moisturising at all. Worst of all, I've been using for a couple of days and my skin doesn't look nearly as nice. I hope someone can benefit from my $30 mistake. Stick to the original (and less expensive) product.
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Good stuff May 05, 2012
I received this product the other day. I'm a 28 year old male and I have to say I have been using this Watts Retinol face cream and my face has never felt so smooth. I use it every night and it does wonders for my skin. I'll stick with this product as long as they continue making it. This is the real deal. I have bought everything from paintball guns to vinyl on Amazon and this is the first review I have written so I obviously think very highly of this product. Thank you.
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
GREATEST RETINOL CREAM EVER Jun 20, 2013
By Stephanie in Al.
I have used so many retinol creams out there I could probably open a drugstore or sell them on ebay! However, this one is extremely different. At 41 I have begun to develop "mid-life" acne and this cream not only took care of that, but it also brightened my complexion without drying it out. My skin tone became extremely even, blemishes diminished, skin firmed, and I noticed a "glow" that hadn't been there since my teens. I love the Watts line, and I also partnered this up with the Hylaronic Acid / Vitamin C /L-Arginine Serum, and used these together with the argan oil. I used the Hylaronic acid serum with Vitamin C right after my cleanser, followed by the argan oil to seal it in, then I used this Retinol cream as my night time moisturizer last. Yes, it seemed like several steps, but let me tell you, it only takes a pump or two of each, and they all lasted me about 4-5 months. The end effect looks as though you stepped through a time machine!! For those of us who can't do the Botox, fillers, etc. this is the next best thing.!!! Keep em' coming Watts!!!
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