When I first bought this product, I was specifically looking for vitamin a cream because I heard and read up some research papers that vit a has the effect of reducing aging. Now here's my thought:
First, the price. I bought it at my local Shoppers Drug Mart - which is widely accessible drug store in Canada. It cost me $9.99 without tax while it was on sale, as it normally retails for $17.99. They have these sales pretty often, so you just have to wait and hunt for one.
Second, the packaging. I threw out the box already since I bought it back in Feb 2010. But in terms of the plastic container, as you can see, it's cracked. =( But don't worry, it's actually a container within a container that holds the cream. I have no idea how it cracked because I have never dropped it, nor have I put it in a place where there's great pressure. Basically, the packaging sucked. =(
Third, the consistency and texture of the cream. It's a liquidy lotion. Easy to apply so you can effortlessly spread it on your skin. Also, it's non-greasy.
Fourth, the outcome after application. Well it's a night cream. so I apply it after showering when my skin and pores are open, allowing the product to be better absorbed. The next morning, I'd wake up to a feeling of fresh and soft skin. The effects are pretty obvious, I could feel the difference and its effects after the first use. It has never made me breakout. Then again, I was a fortunate teenager: during my puberty years I've never had severe acne issues. This product does do what it claims: improves skin texture. But in terms of reversing or preventing signs of aging - I wouldn't know because it's nearly impossible to tell the difference. =\ I'm 21 and wrinkle lines have yet to appear on my skin so it's not impossible for me to say this claim holds true.
Product: Jamieson ProVitamina A Retinol Renewal Night Cream - for all skin types
Rating: 4.5 / 5
- it does make my skin feel softer and fresh
- lightweight product
- never made me breakout
- no animal testing =)
- plastic packaging cracked