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I have used it for a few weeks now and I haven't really noticed a difference. The only thing that did happen is that my nose got red and sore around the edges, which is what happened when I used another product that had a lot of retinol in it. So I just stopped using it two days ago. I think I'll be trying to find another product and won't be purchasing it again. It might work great for someone else to use, but my skin was too sensitive to it and again, I never looked in the mirror and thought "wow, it really helped those fine lines" - hope.
When I received this, I compared it to the remainder of the jar I had purchased in a local drugstore. I thought the strong and distinctive fragrance of the product in the new jar was slightly different from the drugstore version, but I proceeded to use it anyhow. Unfortunately, I started to experience large, red blemishes on my face shortly thereafter (VERY unusual at my age). After a while, I decided it might be the "RoC" retinol cream and stopped using it. The blemishes stopped appearing a short while later. I've not used it again. I never had this problem with the drugstore product. I have read reviews of other cosmetics and toiletries that customers believe to be copies of the real thing. I'm pretty sure this product is in that category, at least the jar that I received.
I used the whole jar before writing my review. The first few times it gave me a huge rash and made my face really dry, I thought maybe my skin wasn’t used to retinol or the other ingredients. I kept using it and a couple weeks later, it was fine. No more rashes but for a moisturizer, it does the opposite and dry out your skin which make my forehead and laugh lines more visible. I definitely won’t be using this again.
As the winter was starting to really dry out my skin, I was looking for a new product to really kick in the moisture. After reading reviews, I chose this. I hate it. The scent is horrible and storing. NO FACIAL MOISTURIZER SHOULD BE SCENTED!! The scented lotion burned my poor sensitive skin. CeraVe saved my skin after this product almost destroyed it.
Even when applied lightly, it was too tacky to be applied before makeup. After giving plenty of time to absorb, still had to use an oil sheet to remove the tackiness so I could try to apply makeup. The product was so thick some sat on top of my skin. Great for moisture! But if you have normal to lightly dry skin, not a good choice if you wear makeup.
This item came with the protective seal missing and , despite the reviews that warned this was not a genuine roc product, I bought it anyway.. and learned my lesson the hard way. As soon as I opened the jar and saw there was no seal and smelled the lotion, whatever it is, knew this was not roc. I’ve used it for years and this is a fake. Absolute waste.
It smells like chemicals. I originally purchased this item because of online reviews. My skin needs extra moisture in the winter and this product delivered way-way too much. It felt thick and greasy on my skin. I followed instructions apply every other day to start. Not happy with the product.