Rated 5 out of 5Â by Doglady Fantastic!!!
I am a 66-yr-old woman whose skin is sensitive and dries easily, especially in the winter when exposed to the air from heaters. I am blessed to live in Texas, where this doesn't happen all that often, but when it does, it plays havoc on my skin. It was just by coincidence when I was restocking my Origins products recently that I noticed that the "A Perfect World SPF 35" sunscreen was no longer available - BROKE MY HEART!!! I have used this over whatever Origins moisturizers I have used, and LOVED it. So, out of desperation, I took a chance and ordered this Age-defense moisturizer with the SPF 25 from A Perfect World. It came just before an unusually early "blue norther" blew into our part of Texas and began to play havoc with my skin! I also just happened to notice a recommendation in Allure magazine for this product as their favorite for winter-dried skin. I immediately put it to use and was totally amazed at how fabulously it hydrated my "old skin"! And to make me even happier, it has actually banished a few wrinkles that I have had on my cheeks for the past couple of years which I had "chalked up" to being there from age! HA!!! Imagine that! They just needed the right moisturizer! I am sold on this product! At least for use during the cooler months - I have no idea how it will work during the heat and humidity of our long summers! BUT...I WILL give it a try then, too, to see! But, for now, I am absolutely overjoyed!!! And it takes a lot to get me feeling this way about a moisturizer!!! :)
November 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by DobeMommy The Original Is Better
I was very happy to see a new Perfect World with sunscreen! I love the original product and still use that as a night cream...it's moisturizing for my dry skin and I love the bright, citrus smell.
I was expecting this product to be just like the original but with sunscreen. It's not. I have combination/dry skin which is the skintype this product is said to be best for. This is not moisturizing enough for my skin at all. Since I loved the original so much and I've purchased that several times, I didn't read the little description which is the ONLY place they state that this product is oil-free. I wish they would make that a little more obvious but I don't even know if that's why this product isn't moisturizing for me. I purchased another Origins product that has SPF 35 and that was also not moisturizing even though that did not say oil-free. So I don't know...maybe it's the SPF's that's taking away from the moisturization?
Also, this product doesn't have the same clean, citrus smell the original one does. It smells like it WANTS to be citrus...it's TRYING to be citrus...but it just can't get past the synthetic-smelling veil that's keeping it back. Once again, I wonder if that's the sunscreen component?
So really, for those with dry skin like me who really enjoy the original, go buy the original and just wear suncreen on top. I was pretty disappointed with this product but then again I guess I had my hopes up pretty high.
Also: I put my skin type as dry because if I had to classify myself in one category, I'd go with dry over combination but really, I'm both. In the winter time I'm mostly dry...in the spring/summer I have dry/combination skin.
April 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by GilmoreGirl Loved until the Sparkles
I've been using this product for years without the spf and for several months with the spf. Both have been great for my combination skin in the dry climate in which I live.
I received a refill last week with the Perfect World Gift Set, and I am extremely disappointed. The previous reviewer who said there are SPARKLES in this was right! It looks ridiculous on, like you dusted your entire face with sparkly eyeshadow!
As I am a long time user, I was convinced this was a bad batch. I contacted Origins customer service and they quickly sent me a new one. However the second one has the sparkles too!! I refuse to use it, so now I am completely out of moisturizer and my skin is reacting badly.
I am afraid to order another replacement. What are the chances of getting two defective products in a row? Did they change the formula to include sparkles? It's a mystery to me, however, I am very disappointed not to have my favorite Origins product to use. I'll have to find a new moisturizer.
Origins great customer service did refund the entire price and assured me my comments would be passed along to corporate.
If there are others out there who have also experienced this problem, please call customer service or write reviews to let them know it is going on!
May 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MichelleCF Great product, great value
I was nervous about shelling out over $40 for a "month's supply" of this product, but my wintertime skin (which is out bike commuting 1h30m+ a day) needed help. Not only have I been pleased with how much my skin tone has improved as well as the peace of mind from the SPF, I have been using one container of the product nearly daily since Feb 13 -- it's now May 1 and I'm sure I have another couple weeks' worth. Perhaps it might only go a month if you are covering a lot of skin, but a light coating over my face has been sufficient to produce great results, and has now lasted over two months. Your mileage may vary, but I'm guessing that for most "month supply" will be an understatement.
May 1, 2014