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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 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Non-greasy (11)
  • Improves skin texture (10)
  • Moisturizes (9)
  • Smells great (9)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

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

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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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4.0

No problems!

By E

from NY

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Oily Skin!

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

USE IF YOU HAVE OILY SKIN ONLY! Those with dry skin will be IRRITATED by this product... when I was using benzoyl peroxide my skin got REALLY dry and patchy for awhile - and at that time ANY moisturizer irritated my breakouts and skin, making both more red and sting. However, I currently have very oily skin with breakouts as well - and this is only my second time trying this but so far it seems like a good alternative to my clean and clear one which I felt might have caused or contributed to clogged pores... anyway long story short this DOES NOT BURN ME. That isn't to say it may not burn anyone with oily skin, but just test it on your inner arm if you are worried and hopefully you too can reap the benefits of a much more natural, less synthetic moisturizer like this one :)

  • Skin Type:
  • Oily
 
5.0

Seems Perfect - I would buy this again!

By E

from NY

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

See all my reviews

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-prone skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

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

    This product helped my "tight dry" areas or spots on my face without making them greasy. It dried quickly and matte, and didn't at all irritate my SENSITIVE SKIN. I've used supposedly soothing yes-to-cucumbers facial wipes before, for instance, and had a very adverse reaction with red, irritated, angry skin... but this for some reason (after reading a few reviews on this product creating very red, itchy skin) has left my skin smooth, soothed, and moisturized. There must be some ingredient in this that affects some people - and possibly acts as an allergen for their skin type. It seems to me this moisturizer is like birth control: different effects and reactions for each person.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

          (2 of 2 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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

            (3 of 3 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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

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