If you are seeking a multi-tasking moisturizer that is also all natural, organic, cruelty free and made in the USA, this Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer is a great option for you.
Packed with soothing ingredients like aloe and green tea, this gentle cream hydrates effectively, leaving skin feeling baby soft within mere seconds of application.
In addition to being gentle and moisturizing, this product is non-irritating. Many creams infused with retinol cause immediate redness or stinging. In contrast, I did not experience any irritation, redness or discomfort with this moisturizer.
The texture is what I would term a middle-weight cream. It is not a light gel; it is definitely thick and creamy. The moisturizer is not too thick, however, which is great for people like me who have oily facial skin and therefore want a product that absorbs into the skin nearly instantly. The product sinks in fast, so you can layer on your cosmetics or sunscreen within a few moments of application.
This product is also unscented, which is wonderful for people with sensitive skin who tend to react badly to perfumes, or for guys who don’t want to smell floral or sugary. Although it is intended for use on the face, this moisturizer can be applied elsewhere, too. I happen to like it best on my hands.
In theory, retinol helps reduce sun spots, discoloration and lines and wrinkles; I must admit I did not see such dramatic results in terms of reduction in discoloration when using this moisturizer.
I should also note, however, that some of my sun damage is pretty bad, so an over the counter product might not be strong enough to combat my damage thoroughly. If you have only minor sun damage, this moisturizer will likely produce more visible results for you in terms of lightening up your spots or reversing out your fine lines and wrinkles.
All in all, I enjoyed using this product and found it an effective hydrator that made my skin texture feel smooth and lovely.
Where I Got My Moisturizer: Amazon
Where You Can Get Your Moisturizer: Amazon
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