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A bit hard to blend, use LITTLE
I got this cause it's supposed to be good under make-up and was recommended by Paula Begoun. I don't have trouble with dark circles, but I do have fine lines that "illumination" is supposed to distract from. It also makes you look more awake & younger, LOL. USE VERY LITTLE, even the surface of your little finger is too much. And DON'T try to pat it on or you'll end up with a chalky, silvery, clumpy mess around your eyes and on your fingers. It will "pill up". You really need to literally rub it in, then let it set for at least 5 minutes before applying anything else. It does have a bit of sparkle to it, but it's not really garish. Since it has no SPF, I do put at least sunblock over it. It's expensive and comes in a tiny .5 oz bottle.
December 18, 2010
Nothing restored & broke out
I didn't like the texture of this cream. Too slippery or slick. And itt sort of "sat" on top on my skin rather than absorbing well. Good thing it's for night, cause it has a sparkly, shimmering coating that would be too garish for daytime for ME. Nothing was "restored", and I later found out there's nothing in it to minimize/fade brown spots, just to cover them up with shimmer. Also, I broke out in tiny, red pimples after a few days. Fortunately, they didn't last long. I think this cream might be discontinued soon, as it was on "closeout" at Rite-Aid, and not found at all at other stores I shop at. Also noticed they packaging it's in is not what it was when I got it, but THAT packaging is now used for something else. So I don't know if the Olay Intense Hydrating Cream is THIS same stuff, with the new name and packaging. I don't know what's going on!
December 17, 2010
Careful with sensitive skin
Be careful if you have sensitive skin. Like another member said somewhere, she read Paula Begoun's rave review on this. I was so eager to see results that I used this nightly at first even though it will take months to see results, usually. On certain parts of my face, like cheeks & chin, I broke out in a FEW, tiny, red pimples. They went away in a couple of days. I also felt my eyes sting a bit when applying it near my eyes even though I did NOT get any of it actually in my eyes. Anyway, I've been using this now for about 3 months, and I do see the lines on my forehead and around my eyes much less noticeable. I like how concentrated the product is, in that a "little goes a long way" since it comes in a small tube. I'm definitely going to buy this again, but I use it every other night now. And only on parts of my face that really need it, like where the lines & brown spots are. No more breakouts either.
July 24, 2010
Not too bad, but REALLY prep dry skin
If you have dry skin, be sure to exfoliate well first and use an SPF moisturizer also, since this formula does emphasize the tiniest bit of dry skin or flakes. Otherwise, this is a light, creamy texture with decent coverage. It layers well, after you let it set for a few minutes. I've found that if I put on a second layer over problem areas, I don't need concealer. I've found it best to pat in on for the second layer, rather than rubbing. It does have an odd (but not unpleasant) smell to it though that I wouldn't miss. It does not seem long wearing, as I noticed when I use my makeup remover towelettes before bed that there is little left to remove! This might be good for hot, sweaty days since it is so light. Although this is not a bad product, I wouldn't buy it again. I prefer something that I can blend quickly & easily with fingertips, without all the time-consuming prep first. If they made formulas for different skin types I might get it again. It is really a tinted moisturizer more than a foundation.
July 10, 2010
Thank goodness Rite Aid will let you return even used makeup for a refund. I'm giving it a 2 because it does a good job of NOT settling into my lines. But I also need coverage, an easy package to handle... 1. First, the shade goes on at least two shades lighter than it appears in the compact. It must be because of that white stuff (the serum?), but I thought it would be transparent since the Olay serum I use is transparent, not white! So it's either that or the talc. So be sure to get at least a shade DARKER than what appears to match your skin. 2. Speaking of which, it is odd to have talc as one of the main ingredients in a foundation for older skin, which GENERALLY is dryer than younger skin. I mean, with the name "ageless", it must be targeted to older women, not a 22 year old. So if you have dry skin, exfoliate well and use a rich moisturizer. But even though I tried this, it still really emphasizes the tiniest bit of dry skin, making me look older. The talc seemed to absorb any moisture I managed to get. 3. Flimsy sponge will not completely wash out the makeup. I had a stain in it the first time I used it. It does not blend easily with a dry sponge. I've found using a damp sponge made it a little easier to blend, but I used a disposable one each time. It was a pain to wash that sponge they gave you everytime. 4. Packaging was hard to open, and there's no mirror. I almost broke it because I thought it should snap open & UP, like all compacts I've seen. But it has a screw on lid. 5. For a foundation so thick in texture, I expected much better COVERAGE. However, my liquid foundations and even tinted moisturizers cover better than this! I don't just need something that doesn't settle in lines, I need coverage. It also made my pores look bigger, like craters on the moon surface, and I have small pores! 6. Much more expensive than most drugstore foundations, and not worth that money. Thank goodness I got it back. I only got this stuff cause the Cover Girl foundation I wanted (TruBlend Whipped Foundation) was apparently discontinued. But fortunately, I found it at Ralphs...so that was luck there. At Rite Aid, it was already all gone since it said "75% off-clearance/close out), so I was too late I thought. And I LIKE the whipped formula so much better. I really wanted the Simply Ageless to work for me. Must be the professional photographers, lighting, and make up artists in those Ellen DeGeneres commercials that made me decide to try this. Sorry if this is hard to read if the formatting and spacing did not come out right, and sorry if there's duplicates, but my review disappeared after just being there a minute ago!!!
February 14, 2010
Not so "deep"
I don't like too much. I still find it greasy, although not as bad as Vaseline. It works okay if used sparingly on my dry patches on my face, but not on my feet, arms, etc. It seems to not moisturize deeply at all. I tried it on my feet, and my feet are still dry and scaly.
October 10, 2009
Incredible staying power but a little dry.
I was skeptical that a lip color could last all day, but this one REALLY does! It is drying (like all long lasting lip colors seem to be...), but the gloss will replenish the moisture. This lasts me through at least 2 meals and conversations throughout the day. It is the hardest thing to remove though! Even more so than waterproof mascara! Baby oil works..let it sit for a few seconds and swipe. You do have to touch up with the gloss, but I've found that lip balm like Chapstick will work too, if you don't want the glossy look but need moisture. Don't wear unless you really need ALL DAY wear. Also, be careful you don't eat anything oil-based or greasy, as then the color will come right off!
September 6, 2009
Revlon is usually better than this
I only got this because a better concealer I've been using (Maybelline's Age Rewind Double Face Perfector) didn't have enough concealer, but I wanted to use up the highlighter part of it before opening a new tube , so I needed another concealer in the meantime. It also got a good review from Paula Begoun, the "Cosmetics Cop". I agree with other members that it doesn't cover what it is supposed to conceal, and there's little product in it as well. I like the applicator and texture (though a bit thick), but it takes several turns to get it to dispense. Then, it's often too much. It covers up my brown spots pretty well, but it settled into my lines right away...something it is not supposed to do! I thought since it's for the under eye area that it would definitely not settle into my lines. But it did, just drawing attention to them. I've tried it both over and under foundation, and neither option looks right. I will not get this again. Revlon is usually good, but I was really disappointed with this one.
August 30, 2009
More like a moisturizer than a cleanser
I agree with Leelu. This is supposed to be good for dry skin, but maybe my skin is not dry enough for it? ? It smells nice, though a bit strong, but it doesn't cleanse or rinse well at all!! It seems to leave a "film" of some kind on my face, which is not "illuminating", and I've had minor breakouts from what I'm sure is the mineral oil in it. It left my skin soft, but it's not for me. I still had to wash my face again with another cleanser. I only tried it because it was "recommended" to me from the company's skin care routine for dry skin. I didn't pay attention to this at the time, but now I've really gotten into analyzing ingredients on products. The main ingredients are not even CLEANSING agents, but moisturizing ones like petrolatum and mineral oil!! It's not a terrible product exactly, but I won't get it again because I prefer cleansers that remove makeup as well as grime, without any residue left. This might work for you if you wear little or no make-up, are NOT prone to breakouts, and also have VERY dry skin. It should be marketed as a "rinse-off moisturizer" you can use after a "real" cleanser. I've recently gotten Olay's Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin, and I LOVE IT.
August 1, 2009
Worth the money
If this didn't come in a pump, I'd have given this a 10. This is similar to the Daily Regenerating Serum, except for the slight shimmer it has. This brightens up my eye area by minimizing the appearance of darkness and my fine lines. It works great under my makeup, and it can make me look more "awake" and like I got more sleep than I actually did. When I get near the bottom, I'll have to cut it open and scoop it out to use every drop. I don't think it "lifts", but it does smooth the lines out, as well as some minor puffiness.
July 19, 2009
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