Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 08, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Very nice cream. Thick but light. Hydrating but not oily. No fragrance but the smell is quite nice I don't know what ingredient inside gives this fresh and cool scent. Finally, it does reduce the sebum production I can feel with using only two weeks. It contains several herbal extracts that are powerful to control sebum but the theory is different than salicylic acid. For example the lilac extract contains super potent 5a reductase enzyme inhibitor. This enzyme with androgen are the root cause of acne. So it does not harm the skin(does not ruin skin barrier like salicylic acid does) but does calm the excessive sebum gland. So I buy again now,,, wonderful. ------------------------------------------------/ No! This is my previous five stars comment. However they changed their formula terribly now! They put Chlorella extract in very behind and even lilac extract to the end of ingredients list nearly 0.001. And they cancel a lot soothing ingredients like fermented sugar and probiotics comparing to their very beginning formula. I'm so disappointed that they've changed the formula so often for generating more and more profit by compromising the quality of product! Truly disappointed! Remind me California baby brand, all of them have done the same cheating thing cancelling and diminishing costly stuffs. That way I have to change my choice to another brand who give reasonable amount and species of ingredients. If no found I will even do it myself directly buy ingredients DERMASYR 10 (lilac extract), a trade name under Sederma and Dermochlorella (chlorella extract), a trade name under Codif France. If the concentration is so tiny there will be no effective unless I know how much percent adding by myself.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 27, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Overall nice ingredients. But I did smell a fake fragrant smelling and check the ing list back to find there is a fragrance out there. It is a synthetic one obviously and the smell is quite like something very cheap that I used when I was a kid. The fragrance is so intense and fake and not good for your skin. If Alba can just take out this fragrance or substitute with a different natural fragrance then I would give it five. Plus a little bit too thick, I want to use it day and night but I can't use during daytime just due to thickness. now I change my mind. I will give it five stars because of the good result of fading my dark skin colour. And even the fragrance is bad to look at but it does not irritate my skin and my skin feels good.
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