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Sometimes reviews are deceiving
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2020
A review is anecdotal, so this one is too. I've been using an $18 daily moisturizer on my face for well over 10 years that did not have any collagen but did have an SPF of 15. I thought I'd try to hit some developing wrinkles on my face since turning 40 last year and was excited to just try something new on my face:
- The dispensing device is cute but impractical and doesn't work sometimes. A traditional pump would be my preference...no need to overcomplicate things. If the container is placed on its side, upside down, etc. (from traveling or toddler hands, in my case), it takes a while to get it pumping correctly again. The swipe design is clever but irrelevant if you're having trouble getting product out of the container.
- I was disappointed initially after not noticing any results but wanted to go through the entire container before not using it anymore. In my case, it was considerably "greasier" than the previous lotion I was using. I did a few experiments pressing lint-free wipes (I work in a lab) on my face and the oil was clearly abundant using this product vs. minimal oil marks with my previous lotion.
- Likely due to the greasiness above, I broke out a bit in areas where the product was used. I tend to have clear skin so breakouts are not an issue for me normally. This occurred even towards the end of the container life so it wasn't just a 2-3 week adjustment period. I attributed this to the overall greasiness of the product.
I've noticed that Amazon reviews are fantastic for most items. However, there are times where buyer bias plays more of a role. Also, sometimes I see high reviews that are likely based on "value". However, if you just want the best without regard to cost, I have found reviews can be less effective. I have a feeling that is happening here. It's either that or the company is manipulating reviews somehow. I'll assume the former in good faith.