Baebody Retinol Moisturizer Review
• Large quantity provided
• Nice scent
• Absorbs well, goes on smooth
• Solid ingredients
• Vague list of ingredients
• Takes months to see results
• Most online reviews appear influenced by free/reduced product
• Pump seems inefficient when jar gets low.
About Baebody Retinol Moisturizer
This moisturizer for face and eyes is a popular seller on Amazon. It features 2.5% active retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, and other staples of skin care.
The benefits of the product are said to be a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in a healthy and natural way. The active ingredient is Retinol which takes 3 to 6 months to see results.
There are two important features to consider when reading this product’s astonishing 4.8 rating on Amazon. First is that it typically takes three to six months to see results from using retinol. Most of the reviewers do not state that they used it nearly that long, so it’s difficult to believe that so many glowing reviews are based on a full 3-6 month regimen. The other point to consider is that the vast majority of the reviews were written in exchange for a free or reduced priced product. This doesn’t mean that these reviews are dishonest, but it has been argued that reviews given in exchange for free products tend to be more positive than those by people who spent their own money.
There are, however, a few balanced reviews to be found on Amazon. Consider a few items discussed in the product’s few three-star reviews:
It’s not really performing much better than any of the other creams I have purchased at the drugstore for half the price.
After using for a few days, I had an averse reaction to one of the ingredients. I do not have sensitive skin and can generally use products of may kinds/varieties with no problem. I originally liked the product when I first began to use it. However, after using this product for several days, my face broke out. I actually did not think it was the product, so I continued to use it longer than I probably should have.
I thought there was a decent amount of product in the jar. I do use other products on my skin that can be quite drying (benzoyl peroxide gel and a glycolic acid face wash) and I will say that my skin felt fairly moisturized after using this product…The moisturizer was a bit thick for me which created problems when trying to spread it across my face. I prefer more water based moisturizers because I think they absorb better into the skin.
For people with normal to dry skin this might be a great moisturizer, but I have oily skin. This moisturizer just feels very heavy on my skin and extremely greasy. Luckily I tried this t night so I didn’t have to deal with this feeling all day.
As you can see from the select comments above, results are something of a mixed bag. Your skin type, sensitivities, and lifestyle will all play a role in any skin care rejuvenation program. The subjectivity of skin care makes reviews almost pointless, because no two people will have the same results.
Another item to consider is the types of wrinkles you’re hoping to treat. Fine lines will probably be reduced, but deeper wrinkles are typically too problematic for a topical cream to erase.
The ingredients of Baebody’s Retinol Moisturizer hits on many of the staples in the skin care industry, such as Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, and Joboba Oil. The first ingredient listed, however, is the vague “organic herbal infusion” which tells us nothing about what else may be included in the jar.
We found that this goes on smooth and has a pleasant scent. You may find immediate changes to your skin which will be related more to regular skin care than the retinol. If you use it for several months, you should notice fine lines fading. It is less effective on deeper wrinkles.
You may find when the jar gets low that the pump gets less efficient. Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to get inside to retrieve the contents in the bottom, but this has been reported to be a problem by some users.
You can find more information on the product’s official Amazon page, found here.
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair is the go-to anti-aging moisturizer for a large number of consumers, and sports a hefty 4+ star rating online. It has a legion of fans, although the marketing for that product also seems to incorrectly state that you should see results in a week. Any results within a week will likely be due to improved skin care, and not retinol.
Baebody Retinol Moisturizer is a solid entrant in the anti-aging field, although its online rating seems somewhat artificially inflated. If your expectations are not too high, and you plan to stick with it for a few months, chances are you’ll find this product does improve your skin tone while reducing fine lines. There is no miracle cream yet, but Baebody Retinol Moisturizer can hang with the rest of the pack.