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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
 
3.7

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry/chapped skin (9)
  • Oily/combination skin (7)
  • Daily use (6)
  • Bedtime (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (17), Brand buyer (4), Survivalist / minimalist (4), Beauty conscious (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • 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 Natural'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 since....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

Smells

By Omgsocks

from New York

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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

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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

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      (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

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      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

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        (1 of 1 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

          Comment on this review

           
          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

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          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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            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

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              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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                  5.0

                  Light Moisture

                  By Ohiogirl

                  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!

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