Finally! Spectro HydraCare!canada
Posted 21 March 2009 - 08:12 PM
I am super excited to try this out Please post if you have seen in it stores, or have tried any of the moisturizers.
Posted 04 April 2009 - 07:07 PM
Price at Shoppers was $15.99, but I am sure it will be cheaper elsewhere once other stores get stock.
Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:39 PM
I'll update in a few days to see how it goes.
Posted 11 April 2009 - 09:18 AM
Here is my update:
I was also using Cetaphil previously, but found it incredibly "greasy" feeling. It always left this yucky film on my face...although I admit it moisturized well.
In contract, the Spectro lotion goes on wonderfully: it soaks in quickly, and leaves a very smooth texture without a yucky film! It claims to be fragrance free, which is true except when you first apply there is a mild smell I can't even describe, but it goes away instantly.
I was using Cetaphil with a few drops of jojoba oil, and so I kept adding that to Spectro Hydracare. After a few days I noticed more flakiness than before, and I've concluded that Spectro does not keep the flakes away as well as Cetaphil does...but for me, Spectro is a much superior lotion that feels great on my skin compared to Cetaphil and I can live with adding a little more lotion or jojoba to make up for the slightly less moisturizing properties.
I feel after a week of use my skin looks very smooth, and it is quite soft. It may be my imagination, but pores look smaller and the tone is more even...but this just may be because I found that the "greasiness" of Cetaphil enhanced these things for the worse.
Next time I may try the "dry skin" version to see how well it moisturizes. But this moisturizer is definitely one of the better products I have used (esp. in contrast to Ceaphil which you may have caught on that I very much dislike).
Posted 16 June 2009 - 02:02 PM
Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:12 PM
I like it, but I'm not sure it moisturizes enough for me, especially given that it's winter right now. I use oxy emergency acne facial cleanser or Clean&Clear continuous control facial cleanser (both of which contain 5% BP) before applying the moisturizer, and I'm finding I have to use 2 pumps of hydracare with a bit of cetaphil dry skin moisturizing cream mixed in to get even close to moisturized enough. Even then I think my skin is still left a bit dry, as it sometimes develops an oily sheen later in the day .
Is the hydration better with the combination skin version? I love the way my skin has improved with this product, but would prefer not to have to use quite so much of it and for it to moisturize better. I feel like maybe it was designed for teenagers with very oily skin (I'm 22 and my skin has become significantly drier from when I first started breaking out in high school).
Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:25 PM
Posted 02 April 2010 - 01:35 AM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:02 AM
I also discovered another trick -- I took ibuprofen for a headache this week, one in the morning and one at night and noticed the next morning my face was a lot less red. So I looked around the net and message boards and it started to make sense...it's an anti-inflammatory so it works for any inflammation in the body. I wouldn't take it every day, just on the days you have a very inflamed pimple or area. I took it last night and same thing this morning, my face is much calmer.
Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:43 PM
So happy I have finally found *MY* moisturizer! It also goes nicely over top of BP.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:20 PM
Posted 11 October 2010 - 10:18 AM
Yesterday, they were on sale for $10 at my pharmacy, so I decided to pick up the orange one for combo skin since I am totally out of any moisturizer and couldn't decide on what to buy next (everything makes me break out, incl. Cetaphil). It feels a lot less sticky than the other one and more moisturizing. Makes me a bit shiny, but nothing I can't dab away. I've only used it twce now, so I'll see how it goes.
The ingredients are almost the same as the purple one, except the purple one contains L-Carnitine, which is supposed to be exfoliating and moisturizing.. but perhaps leads to that sticky feeling? Not sure, don't know too much about that ingredient. Also, I figure that the ingredients are probably in slightly different proportions, changing how moisturizing and/or sticky it is......
Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:39 PM
The price seems a bit steep, does it last long? It's such a small bottle...
Edited by 5ive, 13 December 2010 - 02:40 PM.
Posted 14 December 2010 - 03:00 PM