I finished my FIRST jar of CeraVe Moisturizing Cream!

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

I officially finished my first jar of CeraVe after about 3 months. I thought it would take me much longer to finish the whole jar. But nope. I opened the jar one day and noticed that I was done with it. I hit the bottom of the jar! Yay! I’ve been waiting for this fine moment. It’s officially here! lol. Now here are my thoughts on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream after finishing the cream…

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So I picked up CeraVe Moisturizing Cream…

My thoughts on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream after 1 Month!

Like before, I didn’t use the cream on my facial skin. The texture, consistency, finish of product isn’t for my facial skin. I would end up with a ton of clogged pores. So! I used it only on my body instead. The product is creamy but doesn’t feel as lightweight as I thought it was. It’s a little thicker in texture. Soft and smooth. When applied to the skin, it feels soothing and calming, especially when it’s cold. It absorbs into the skin nicely. Vanishes into the skin but leaves a thin layer of residue behind. That’s where the slight heaviness comes in. This is what bothered me the most about the cream. The thin layer of residue that it leaves behind irritated my skin. I ended up with a rash on some parts of my body like my arms and shoulders. I can’t use the cream on those parts of my body every day. It just makes my skin itchy and red. The product seems to work better for my legs, feet, and hands. That’s where I use the cream most often. No problems there! But still, the thin layer of film it leaves behind is annoying.

So CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is called a ‘Moisturizing’ cream, but it’s not that moisturizing, in my opinion. I can layer a bunch of this cream on my skin and still need more moisture. I didn’t rely on this cream to keep my skin moisturized. It’s not that great of a moisturizer. I really don’t know why this cream is so popular. Perhaps it’s because it contains ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid. And it’s fragrance-free. πŸ€” But we need to consider the overall formulation of the product. And honestly, I didn’t see major changes in my skin using this cream. I just used it to finish up the jar (in which I did). BUT! I have a few more jars of this stuff to finish up. Don’t ask me why I picked up a few more. Ugh! I’m just stuck with them now. Lol. I recently opened up a new jar quick so I can get started (to finish it up). So apparently, it takes me about 3 months to finish up a whole jar. But will I purchase any more CeraVe Moisturizing Creams after I’m truly done? Probably not. I’m really not that impressed with this product. It’s pretty average. Nothing to call home about. There are better moisturizers out there. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate it. I just don’t love it.

The only CeraVe product I actually kinda like and use is CeraVe Eye Repair Cream (click!), but it’s not the best eye cream out there. Enjoy my review on it by clicking the link!

I hope my update on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream was helpful. Have a wonderful day. πŸ™‚

Gold Bond Ultimate Crepe Corrector Age Defense. Works in 2 DAYS??!!

Gold Bond Ultimate Crepe Corrector Age Defense

I picked up a bottle of Gold Bond Ultimate Crepe Corrector Age Defense. I never would have thought I would be using a Gold Bond product until they came out with some anti-aging, moisturizing skin care products. Like this one! It’s the Crepe Corrector Age Defense!

Let’s learn more about it!

The purpose of this product is to help diminish visible signs of crepey skin. Crepey skin is when the skin is thin, finely wrinkled like crepe paper. Like saggy skin that feels loose. Yeah, that doesn’t sound pleasant, but we’ll all get there some day. We all age. So this product deeply hydrates for 24 hours. Helps to visibly smooth and plump the skin. Visibly firms and tightens the skin. It’s a smoothing concentrate product with omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and botanicals. It even says that 82% had visible improvement in crepey skin in just TWO DAYS!!! 😲

I’m really excited about this product! If it helps with crepey skin, it should help with fine lines and wrinkles too! I’ve used it for 3-4 days already. This is what I think about it…

The cream is thick and rich. It has a smell to it even though it’s free of fragrance and essential oils. I’m not bothered by the smell of the product. When applied to the skin, it feels exactly like how I thought it would — thick, rich, and creamy. It’s not runny. Love that it stays in place, which makes it very easy to use and to spread across the skin. It also doesn’t ball up. Blends into the skin very well. It does leave a lotion type feel behind. Like I know I’m wearing moisturizer or a lotion. But, it’s not too bad. I think I like it much better than CeraVe Moisturizing Cream and Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream. CeraVe tends to roll off the skin sometimes and leaves an annoying residue behind. The Cosrx Snail Cream does the same. It rolls off the skin. The reason why I can only use it at night. I tried using it in the morning, and it just didn’t work with my other skin care products (including SPF).

This Gold Bond product is very moisturizing. It left my skin feeling ultra-soft and smooth. Since I don’t have crepey skin, I can’t vouch for that. But I haven’t noticed it helping with fine lines or wrinkles. It just makes my skin feel super moisturized, which I really like! The difference between Gold Bond, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, and Cosrx Snail Cream is very apparent. I just like the Gold Bond a lot more! It deeply moisturizes my skin. Sits on my skin well without making my skin itchy. It doesn’t roll off the skin. My skin is tolerating it very well!

So what’s in this cream??

The ingredients in the Gold Bond Ultimate Crepe Corrector Age Defense include hydroxyethyl urea, glycerin, dimethicone, petrolatum, selaginella lepidophylla extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium pca, fatty acids and alcohols, other antioxidants (extracts). It even has magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin c) and whey protein at the bottom of the ingredient list. This is just naming a few ingredients. You can always check the label for the full ingredient list if you’re interested. But the ingredients look pretty good. It contains ingredients to fight against aging and to help keep the moisture barrier happy and healthy. πŸ˜„

This moisturizer isn’t something I would use on my facial skin. I feel that it’s too heavy, and it’ll clog my pores quick. I’m not going to take the risk. I like using it on my body, arms and hands. It’s a thick, rich, creamy moisturizer that actually feels nice on the skin. For the price of $8-$10 and the size of the product is 8 oz., it’s not bad at all! It’s a good deal compared to other skin care products like the ones I mentioned (CeraVe Moisturizing Cream and Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream). I’m really liking the Gold Bond Ultimate Crepe Corrector Age Defense Moisturizer! I’ll make an update in a few weeks to see how it’s going! Stay tuned for my next update on this product!

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Review: Trader Joe’s Cucumber Avocado Body Butter

Trader Joe's Cucumber Avocado Body Butter

I finished my bottle of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream. πŸ‘ˆπŸ» Previous review here! Should I do a new update?? πŸ€” We’ll see! I’m currently looking for a new body moisturizer. I remembered that I had a jar of Trader Joe’s Cucumber Avocado Body Butter. I thought I would give it a try again. It’s there, so why not? lol. The purpose of this body butter is to moisturize, deeply hydrate, and leave the skin feeling super soft and supple. It’s enriched with shea butter, avocado oil, cucumber extract, and jojoba oil. So did it do what it’s supposed to do?? Keep reading to find out! Here’s my experience with Trader Joe’s Cucumber Avocado Body Butter!

The texture of the cream is super soft. It resembles more of a gel-cream than a body butter upon touch. But when applied to the skin, it feels much richer and leaves the skin moisturized. It absorbs and blends into the skin nicely. But it doesn’t leave a clean finish behind. Feels like there’s a layer of residue sitting on top of the skin after it blends into the skin. It doesn’t feel sticky or greasy though. I feel that my skin becomes irritated due to the residue and the fragrance in this cream. Yes, it contains fragrance. This cream smells like artificial cucumbers. And I didn’t like it at all. It gave me a really annoying headache each time I used it. So I can see why I stopped using this moisturizer for a while. In my opinion, the product is below average compared to other body moisturizers and butters. The smell is just way too strong for my taste. There’s nothing special about this body butter. It contains shea butter, avocado oil, cucumber fruit extract, jojoba oil, sodium hyaluronate, vitamin e…but that’s nothing out of the ordinary. A lot of products do too. I just think the overall formulation is just poor. It could’ve been better.

This is what the body butter looks like. I hope to finish it soon, lol.

Trader Joe's Cucumber Avocado Body Butter

βœ… Pros

❌ Cons

Honestly, I don’t like this product at all. I thought it would be good when I touched the cream, since it feels so soft and smooth in consistency. But when applied to the skin, it just feels very different. It doesn’t leave the skin feeling sticky or greasy, but the residue that it leaves behind is annoying and irritating. I prefer products that just vanishes into the skin and doesn’t feel like I have product on. The fragrance in this moisturizer is just as bad. I don’t like it. Since it gives me headaches, I only use it on my feet, so I won’t have to smell it, lol. All in all, I won’t purchase again. I wouldn’t recommend it either. It’s not as great as I thought it would be.

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Review: CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion for Normal to Dry Skin

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion

I picked up a bottle of CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion when I was trying to find a good moisturizer for the cold, winter months. This seemed like a good choice. Everyone seems to like CeraVe, right? lol. So the purpose of this lotion is to moisturize and restore skin’s natural protective barrier. It’s lightweight, non-greasy, and provides 24-hour hydration. Contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid. It’s non-comedogenic, oil-free, and fragrance-free. I’m on my second bottle of this lotion. Here’s my experience with this moisturizer!

This lotion feels lightweight on the skin. It absorbs into the skin easily and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling behind. It moisturizes, but it’s not super moisturizing. If you’re searching for a lotion that is extremely moisturizing, this isn’t it. It’s a pretty basic lotion. I love that it contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid, but I didn’t see much of a difference in the texture or condition of my skin using this lotion. I was dealing with very dry skin. I had to use another moisturizer to fix that dry, itchy skin I was experiencing. CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion didn’t help much. I find CeraVe very average at best. It didn’t live up to the glowing reviews. Yeah, it contains ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and is fragrance-free, but I wasn’t impressed. My skin didn’t feel moisturized using it. I needed something more moisturizing. The moisture in this lotion didn’t last on my skin either.

So I didn’t use this lotion on my face. It contains caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, cetearth-20. Looks pretty pore-clogging to me. I’ve used CeraVe products on my face before in the past. It claims to be non-comedogenic, but from my experience, it clogged my pores. I can’t use CeraVe products on my face. If you missed out on my review on their sunscreen, check it out! πŸ‘‰πŸ» CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen That sunscreen didn’t work out for me either. For the full review, click on the link! πŸ™‚

Overall, this lotion isn’t too bad as a daily moisturizer. At least it doesn’t leave a weird film behind and doesn’t feel oily on the skin. It sits pretty comfortably on the skin. Also, it didn’t irritate my skin. It’s gentle and doesn’t make my skin feel itchy. If you’re able to use it on your face, you’re pretty lucky because I wish I could. It’s not too expensive considering the ingredients and quality of the product. But, I think it’s more of a body lotion for me. But will I continue to use it after finishing the second bottle? Probably not. It’s not moisturizing enough for my body.

βœ… Pros

❌ Cons

Even though I like the ingredients in this lotion, I don’t think I’m going to purchase it again. It just felt like any other moisturizing lotion to me. I might have to experiment with other body lotions first to see what I like. This one was OK. But, it’s not standing out to me, especially when it costs more compared to other body lotions. Also, the skin on my body isn’t too picky. Well, I’ll keep this lotion as an option if nothing else works.

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An Update on Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream Fragrance Free

It’s time for an update on Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream! I’m almost done with my first bottle of this lotion. I have about a third of product left. So I’ve been using this lotion only at night. I tried using it in the morning, but I didn’t like it. The lotion would just sit on top of my skin and make my skin feel itchy. This body gel cream feels very cooling, moisturizing, and lightweight on the skin. It absorbs into the skin very well without any issues. I remember having pilling issues with this product, but I think it had to do with other skin care products I was using around that time. The product stopped rolling off of my skin when I decreased the use of other products in my routine. There you have it. It works!

There is an option between fragrance and fragrance-free. I have them both, and they both work the same. It’s just that the fragrance-free is, of course, contains no fragrance. I prefer the one without fragrance. The one with fragrance gets more annoying the more I use it. Also, the one with fragrance contains blue dye. I guess to make it look pretty. In fact, it does look pretty, haha. But, I still prefer the one without the dye, which is the one without fragrance. If you’re interested in this lotion, either one could work. If you’re sensitive to fragrance, dye, or just want something that has ingredients that don’t contain fragrance or dye, go for the fragrance-free one.

I started off using this lotion all-over my body. It worked at first, but I noticed that my skin couldn’t tolerate it on specific parts of my body (like my arms). I developed some breakouts on my arms. I’ve never had arm breakouts before! I stopped using it on my arms due to this. The skin on my body is the ‘normal type’. I don’t have any acne issues or any other skin issues, so that was a little odd. Perhaps Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream is just too occlusive for certain parts of the body. It contains petrolatum. It also contains isopropyl palmitate, which is highly comedogenic. A combination of those two ingredients just made it even more pore-clogging. But, yeah, I’m dealing with some scarring from this lotion. Hopefully they’ll fade soon. I stopped using this lotion as an eye cream too. It just doesn’t sink into the skin quick enough and leaves my eye area looking and feeling irritated.

I love how moisturizing this lotion is, but at the same time, I don’t think it’s as great as I thought it was. Yes, it’s moisturizing, but I can’t seem to use it as a full body lotion. So I’m just using the rest of the lotion on my legs, which works pretty well. It leaves my legs feeling ultra soft the next morning and prevents itchiness from dry skin. And this lotion is pretty cheap for the price. It comes in a 16 fl. oz. bottle. I purchased mine for under 10 bucks. But, I’m not sure if I’m going to purchase another bottle after I finish it. I’d much prefer a bottle of lotion that doesn’t cause breakouts anywhere on my body. I don’t have any breakouts to begin with, so it shouldn’t break me out, right? lol. I don’t think this is a bad product. It’s a once in a while kind of thing for me.

Hope this review helped!

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