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Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer 4 fl oz (120 ml)

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Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer, 4 fl oz
 
3.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Non-greasy (12)
  • Improves skin texture (10)
  • Moisturizes (10)
  • Smells great (10)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (10)
  • Dry/chapped skin (9)
  • Oily/combination skin (7)
  • Bedtime (4)
  • Sensitive skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (17), Beauty conscious (6), Brand buyer (4), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (5), Dry (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

BEST MOISTURIZER I've EVER used!

I have acne-prone skin and I have tried virtually EVERY lotion out there, Cetaphil, Clean and Clear, Aveeno, Aloe Vera, GNC Cream, Jason Natural Cosmetics, Kiss My Face, Neutrogena, Noah's...Read complete review

I have acne-prone skin and I have tried virtually EVERY lotion out there, Cetaphil, Clean and Clear, Aveeno, Aloe Vera, GNC Cream, Jason Natural Cosmetics, Kiss My Face, Neutrogena, Noah's Natural's, Weleda, and the list goes on.

Most everything BURNS my skin, or breaks me out in a rash or a case of horrible acne. I've looked EVERYWHERE for the perfect lotion, and this stuff is AMAZING. It's so soothing, it never burns, it's natural and has jojoba oil (that's another little miracle).

I love this stuff, it's affordable, has no harsh smells, works great, soothes, and there's a LOT of it, so it lasts a long time. Yes, I definitely love this stuff! Thanks Desert Essence!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not my favorite

Wanted to like this product and will continue using what I have remaining, though I probably won't reorder it. I purchased this face moisturizer a couple months back and have used it daily...Read complete review

Wanted to like this product and will continue using what I have remaining, though I probably won't reorder it. I purchased this face moisturizer a couple months back and have used it daily since. It unfortunately causes my oily cheeks to turn into oil slicks, so I have to use it sparingly and restrict use to my forehead and neck (dry areas). So I'm looking into using an oil-free moisturizer on my oily spots and leaving this for dry spots and perhaps winter months. Just a bit too thick and heavy for this summer.

People with drier skin types may get more from this product. I don't hate it, but it's not helping in reducing my breakouts.

Reviewed by 50 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

definitely burns your face

By 

from new york, ny

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Moisturizes
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Burns Face Redness Pain

Best Uses

    Comments about Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

    If more than a few people say this burns your face, you should listen to them. I bought this because my skin got really dry in the winter and it was getting flaky. This sounded like a really good non greasy moisturizer for dry skin based off of the reviews. The reviews also told of many instances of this burning peoples faces. I ignored this because i thought my skin wasn't that sesensitive. I was wrong. This stuff moisturizes but also totally burns your face, stings, causes redness. I actually tried it twice to make sure. Yep, cant use this on my face. Its fine on my body, but something in it is reacting to my facial skin and it seems like its happening to alot of people.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
     
    5.0

    Great everyday cream

    By 

    from Brooklyn NY

    describe yourself Minimalist

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

      I love this cream for daily after-shower use. It's never greasy and absorbs instantly, never 'filmy.'

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 35-44
       
      4.0

      works great for me

      By 

      from Tacoma, WA

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting
      • Moisturizes Well
      • Not Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

          Been using this for about 2 years with no problems. it's my daily moisturizer under my makeup. Used Oil of Olay and Clinique for many years before trying this. their basic moisturizers no longer did enough and their heavier versions made my face break out. You only have to use a tiny bit of this for your whole face. maybe a dime sized dollop. I use cotton swabs to dip in to get what I need that way I'm not putting my fingers into it.

           
          5.0

          Light Moisture

          By 

          from Ohio

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Bedtime

            Comments about Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

            I have normal skin and apply this product after using a pure, all natual cleanser like Burt's Bees body wash or Dr. Bronner's soap and find that it moisturizes great and absorbs quickly without being heavy and greasy. It has barely any scent which is nice. The only negative - no spf!

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Caused burning and redness

            By 

            from Philadelphia, PA

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • All natural
            • Cruelty free

            Cons

            • Doesn't Absorb Well
            • Irritates skin
            • Too Greasy or Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

              I bought this because it was cruelty-free, all natural, and affordable. When I first applied it, it seemed a little thick and felt almost waxy, but it wasn't terrible. After a couple of minutes, though, my face started to burn and turn red. I have never had a reaction like this before. It was awful! I rinsed it off and the redness went away after an hour or two, but I definitely didn't want to put this product near my face again. I am now using it as a foot cream, and it is fine for that purpose, since the skin on my feet is a lot thicker and less sensitive.

              I went back to Clinique, which is a lot more expensive but is cruelty free, absorbs better, and doesn't cause irritation.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Will NOT be using this product again

              By 

              from Southern California

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Doesn't Absorb Well
              • Sticky

              Best Uses

                Comments about Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

                When I first purchased this moisturizer I was really excited to use it, seeing that is is so natural. However, immediately after applying it my face starting intensely burning. By the time I got to my bathroom sink to wash it off my ENTIRE face was bright red and blotchy. I will definitely not be using this product again...

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Burned my face, surprisingly....

                By 

                from Kentucky

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Burns skin
                  • Irritates skin

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

                    I purchased this product in an attempt to get an organic, affordable moisturizer. I tried this for the first time last night. Within minutes,my skin started to burn and my face was bright red. I couldn't believe an organic product would cause such irritation and pain. I then washed my face and applied my my Acne. org moisturizer, which I'll continue to use. My face returned to normal overnight, thank goodness. Glad I didn't try this in the morning, on a work day. I've never had a bad reaction to anything before.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    great product w/ a minor setback

                    By 

                    from brooklyn, ny

                    describe yourself Brand Buyer

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Absorbs Quickly
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Moisturizes Well
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedtime
                      • Daily moisturizer
                      • Winter Dryness

                      Comments about Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

                      i bought this product while trying to find something to replace a more expensive moisturizer i had previously sworn by but that was no longer doing the trick. i checked out the reviews here on drugstore.com and took a chance! luckily, i love this product!!! it works very well with my skin (which is very dry in the winter, slightly oily in the summer, and combination over all) as a daily moisturizer. i use it as a night cream as well, but i apply it more liberally on my face, neck, shoulders/upper chest area.

                      the product absorbs quickly, but keeps my skin moisturized all day. it works well as a moisturizer under makeup because of its quick absorption time. my only *small* gripe with it is that on some applications, i have noticed a flaky residue that i have to brush off (kind of like the dried lotion effect on bottle tops). also, the first few times i used it, it stung a tiny bit. i chalked it up to my having exfoliated those days and didn't notice anything more than a tingle in subsequent applications.

                      overall, i'm really happy with the desert essence daily moisturizer. it's a great product for an amazing price that moisturizes and leaves my skin soft without all the grease.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      super quick delivery!

                       
                      3.0

                      Its okay

                      By 

                      from Wisconsin

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Softens Skin

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

                          I use it in the morning. Its a little greasy but does absorb after a bit.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          This product "burned" my face

                          By 

                          from Ocean Park, WA

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

                          Glad it was a free sample or I would have been upset. It SOUNDED like a good product and I was really surprised when I put just a little on my cheek to test it out --- I forgot about it and about five minutes later I felt a hot sensation on my skin. I thought I was having a hot flash at first but realized it was only the place I'd used the moisturizer. This surprised me because I don't have sensitive skin and have never noticed that kind of result before -- even with the alpha-hydroxy type of creams I've used in the past. No lasting problem but the area was visibly red for a couple of hours --- ???? Something's not right with this stuff . .. . .

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