I've had mild but persistent acne for most of my adult life (now 47) and have been through most of the medical treatments, including oral isotretinoin, benzoyl peroxide + adapelene, azelaic acid and topical clindamycin. These have helped keep my skin under control but also dried it out. In addition I've tried many moisturisers to find one that works without irritating my skin, including the usual recommendations such as Cetaphil - none of these were effective for me. After reading a great site on the science of acne (Acne Einstein) I discovered recent evidence for the benefits of antioxidants including EGCG from green tea. I bought some of the Madre EGCG Green Tea skin cream a week ago and am amazed by the results. I know my skin pretty well and I've never seen it react so well and so quickly to a skin care product. My acne bumps immediately reduced - and after a week I've had no new ones. My skin has become smoother and I can see a reduction in sebum production - with smaller fewer blackheads. I love that it doesn't have strong perfume or colours added - it feels very natural - and it really soothes my skin. The pump was a little odd to get working initially but nothing major - and who cares anyway with such great contents ! This skin cream is well worth a try.
Posted by Ujinia on Feb 26, 2015 | Verified Purchase
havent used it yet but read that it contains dimethicone and tetrasodium EDTA that sis made from ethylenediamine, formaldehyde—a known carcinogen according to the National Cancer Institute..
Posted by AnnaTrepachko on Oct 17, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I used this cream for 3 months, I have combination skin that sometimes dries out and prone to pore clogging. +: 1) the cream is very light and not greasy 2) absorbs fast 3) shrinks pores a bit 4) light fragrance 5) nice bottle Unfortunately, that's all I liked about it. -: 1) sometimes doesn't moisture enough (too light) 2) the main reason I didn't like it and will not purchase again is dimethicone in the ingredients. Even though it seems and feels that the cream is absorbed, it leaves a thin layer on the skin surface. You can feel it when simply rinsing face with water, like there's something slippery on your skin. As a result, it clogs my pores and after some time it feels like my skin is suffocating, it starts itching :-( it would be a PERFECT cream if not for this ingredient (my skin always reacts like this on creams with dimethicone). If you know you're okay with it, give this cream a try.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 21, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I was excited to use this product because it seems to have a really good ingredient list. I've been battling severe acne, so reading ingredient lists has become second nature to me. I've been using this product for a month and it hasn't caused any more breakouts, which is great, but it also hasn't really seemed to do much. My skin has seemed to de-plump because it doesn't deliver much moisture, so that my acne scars are deeper and more noticeable. I'll finish off the bottle, but I don't plan on buying it again.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 25, 2013 | Verified Purchase
lightweight texture and easy to apply, good for summer. However, I didn't see any signaficant improvement after a few times usage. Honey Girl Face & Eye cream (extra sensitive) is much better.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 11, 2016 | Verified Purchase
Not greasy, suitable for summer. but no significant improvement on my skin.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 05, 2016 | Verified Purchase
Good as a basic hydrator. Doesn't do miracles I use it after bath, but when my skin gets drier, this one does not help.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 13, 2015 | Verified Purchase
its an okay moisturizer for my dry-normal skin. still looking for a product to moisturize and heal my acne scars and reduce acne. this product does contain dimethicone and EDTA so not a fan of it
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 21, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Not for me
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 14, 2017 | Verified Purchase
It's a neat cream without any fragrance which I love. But sadly, I have very dry skin in my face, and this cream doesn't really seem to help me with that. After application, I still feel dry in my face a bit. And sometimes, I feel a light burning sensation after applying it...
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 22, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I bought this to help with Adult acne. No major chance one way or another but its still a nice cream. Its light, you need another moisturizer over the top.
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