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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 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Improves skin texture (10)
  • Non-greasy (9)
  • Soothing (9)
  • Smells great (8)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry/chapped skin (9)
  • Daily use (7)
  • Oily/combination skin (7)
  • Bedtime (4)
  • Sensitive skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (17), Brand buyer (4), Survivalist / minimalist (4), Beauty conscious (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Dry (4), Combination (3)

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!

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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.

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5.0

Best One Yet

By Michelle Leigh

from Los Angeles, CA

describe yourself Beauty Expert

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Fragrance Free
  • Great for Sensitive Skin
  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin

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

    I have been searching for a daily regimen (face wash / toner / moisturizer) for a very, very long time. I have incredibly sensitive skin and am super sensitive to chemicals and fragrances (natural or otherwise). I have tried so many different product lines but I think I have finally found the one. Thank you Desert Essence! Not to mention, it's so affordable for such a quality product!

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
     
    4.0

    Smells

    By Omgsocks

    from New York

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

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

    It started out smelling like cinnamon. Now it just smells like old saliva. Works great though,

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
     
    1.0

    Allergic Reaction

    By Lydia

    from New York, NY

    describe yourself Minimalist

    Pros

      Cons

      • Greasy
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

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

        I had a terrible reaction to this face cream. Within minutes of application my skin felt tight and then I was overcome by a burning/itchy feeling. When I looked in the mirror, my skin was bright red. The pain, itchy and redness lasted for approximately two hours after application.

        I contacted the company and they explained that they were aware that the product had caused irritation for some people.

        Moral of the story, natural doesn't always mean safe or gentle.

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Desert Essence Moisturizer

        By American Girl

        from Spokane, WA

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Naturall
        • No Gluten
        • Non-Greasy
        • No parabens
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

        • Leaves A Film

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

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

        I like this product but don't love it. I am looking for a natural product to use on my face.. My only complaint is it seems to leave a light film like feeling over my skin. It isn't drying or tight but just doesn't blend in as soft as I need it too. It does work and moisturize my skin. I did not have any negative effects from use. I do like that it is so natural and I am allergic to gluten so this is a good choice. You get a lot for your money. Right now I am using less to see is that makes a difference. It mat be that this is meant to leave a matt coverage. But, I have dry skin so that is not my need. I am a middle aged adult with dry skin. I have also used on my body with more luck and for the price I can. I do like California Baby cream as opposed to this as it is better for my dry skin.

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
         
        4.0

        Moisture Lock In!

        By Health Junkie

        from Atlanta, GA

        describe yourself Minimalist

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

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

          I actually purchased this for my mom (52) and we both ended up loving it. It's nice, smooth, and absorbs nicely. It's perfect for the winter dryness and daily use. I use it whenever I wash up but don't plan on going outside since I won't need sunblock then. It has a light earthy scent to it that I find calming. :) Great price for so much natural wonder.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent daily moisturizer

          By Beauty Minimalist

          from New York, NY

          describe yourself Minimalist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

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

            I didn't experience any of the problems mentioned in the negative reviews. I love the ingredients and I love the price. I'm really glad it doesn't have an overpowering, cloying smell. I usually don't buy moisturizer with any oil ingredients but this has very little, doesn't feel greasy and has never made me break out. I use several of their products and I believe they are a viable alternative to higher priced products

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry
             
            4.0

            Mattifying!

            By M

            from Los Angeles

            describe yourself Beauty Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Uneven Skin Tone

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

            This moisturizer is very good for daytime under makeup since it has a mattifying effect and a non-shiny, dry finish. However, I don't feel like its moisturizing my face at all. When I rub it in, it gets drier and drier, and then it's impossible to spread at some point. Very interesting. I don't think I will repurchase; it's not bad, but I know better face moisturizers are out there.

            • Skin Type:
            • Normal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            definitely burns your face

            By sarah

            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 Adrianna

              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
                 
                4.0

                works great for me

                By CindyLou

                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.

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