I really love Johnson’s products and I use them on myself as well as on my daughter, especially their bath products. One of the best facial moisturisers around right now costs only £4 for a 50ml glass jar with a screw top lid and this is Johnson’s 24 hour facial moisturiser. This is something I have been using intermittently now for about three years so my experience of using it goes back a long way.
The best place to buy this is at Home Bargains, where is usually at least £1 cheaper than it is in Boots or in the larger supermarkets I love the fact that it looks old fashioned as the packaging reminds me of those old jars of Pond’s Cole Cream my mum used to buy (and me!) many years back.
This facial moisturiser really does what it says, and I can honestly feel the effects on my skin for ages after I have been using it. I have an oily T zone though my cheeks can get quite dry and flaky. This moisturiser soon puts paid to hat and as it is rich and creamy it really gets to work fast on my face.
It has a delicate fresh smell, and it is not too heavily perfumed. Though it is very rich and creamy it does not feel greasy at all on my skin and it sinks in rapidly. I have also given this to my hubby to use on his elbows as he suffers from dry cracked skin there, and he tells me that it works really well for him too.
It is just a great all round rich and creamy facial moisturiser which is from a brand I trust and I totally recommend ti.
I've always heavily associated Johnson's with baby products and I think that is as a result of how good their baby products are. I have over the years tried a few of their adult products and found them to be very good. I particularly like their face wipes but had yet to try one of their face creams.
A few weeks ago I popped into my local Wilkinsons to buy another tube of my favourite face cream - Garnier Pure A (previously reviewed). They didn't have it in stock so I had a quick browse and decided that this was the cheapest cream from a brand I knew I already liked.
I was only looking for a standard moisturiser as I have no real issues with my skin, I just like something nourishing that leaves my skin feeling and looking soft. I had no great expectations for this moisturiser but I thought I'd give it a go and wouldn't have wasted a huge amount of money if it wasn't great.
The cream comes in a clear glass pot and has a pink plastic twist on lid. I have to say I love the design of this pot, especially considering the price of it which is low compared to others available. Firstly I think glass gives the moisturiser a real feeling of quality because of the heavy feel and sleek look. I also love the fact that you can see what is inside the pot and also have no issue getting every last scrap out of it. The pot is also really handy to hold onto to refill once it does become empty, I often like to use containers like this to keep remnants of old foundations fresh and usable. My favourite quality by far though is that the glass manages to keep the moisturiser lovely and cool so it feels really refreshing when applied to skin. It looks great, it is functional - what more could you want?
The cream is white in colour and has a lovely fresh but not overly perfumed smell to it, almost like a light talcum powder scent. It is thick enough that it wouldn't pour or run out of the jar but still has a very lightweight feel to it and isn't overly thick to touch. The cream rubs into your skin really nicely, has a soft and silky texture to it which feels great and feels instantly hydrating. What I am most impressed about is how quickly your skin feels noticeably softer and refined. Within 5 minutes my skin always feels better and it feels like make up recovery after a day of skin abuse.
I have to say I couldn't be more impressed by this moisturiser. It offers brilliant quality at a teeny tiny price. I bought mine from Wilkinsons and it was £1.98 for 50ml which is ridiculously cheap compared to others on the market. I've had a look on Boots and it is £4.00 from them and probably a bit cheaper from supermarkets. Having read other reviews of this product it seems that you can pick it up in poundland which is handy to know if you have one near you. I'll most certainly be buying this again as it really does do the trick and doesn't pull too tightly on the purse strings.
A fab budget moisturiser that is as good as any expensive one I've ever used.
After watching the Horizon documentary on how the sun can damage your skin, I decided it was time to invest in an SPF facial moisturiser, as I didn't have a specific facial moisturiser before then and was using my Vaseline body moisturiser on my face too, which was doing an okay job, but it is nicer to have something specific for the face as I get alternately dry skin and spot outbreaks so need a decent moisturiser to keep my complexion in good condition.
I opted for the "normal skin" version of this cream as my skin isn't too dry as I am still a teenager (wow! For 6 months more anyway!) though the other option available is "dry skin". I chose this as compared to rival brands as I had heard Johnson's offered quality skincare products but hadn't actually used anything other than their baby wipes before. The Nivea competitor product was in a much smaller tube for a similar price, though this was my second choice.
--Pricing and availability--
I bought my pot for just under £4 at full price in Sainsburies which I consider to be reasonable for a quality product. This pot of cream is 50ml but feels like more than that when you pick it up as it is quite a thick cream. My first impressions were good value for money as in the past I have used the highly expensive Clinique creams when my mom used to shop for skincare with me.
You can also buy this in other supermarkets and in Boots and Superdrug.
--My personal experience--
I opened the cube shaped box and inside was a small tub of white cream with a pink lid. This is a very cute tub and looks nice in my bathroom. Material features aside, I opened the tub to find a silver seal which I peeled off finding the cream of a thick, creamy consistency.
I took the blob of cream that had stuck to the silver seal and found that a little blob goes a long way. This pea sized blob was more than ample to moisturise my whole face and some of my neck. I was wondering why the pots came so small. This cream is of a high quality and feels moisturising and soft, leaving my face with a soft texture which I really liked. The cream absorbs well and seems to do something for enlarged pores.
My skin care routine sometimes involves exfoliating with the Neutrogena scrub (which I have also reviewed on here) then rinsing with water, then for an extra cleanse I sometimes use a Simple facial wipe. After this, I will apply the cream. Or if I don't have much time in the morning (due to pressing snooze too many times!) it'll be a quick rinse with soap and water then application of the cream. It takes a minute to daub on and its definitely worth it.
The added benefits of this cream are the SPF factor 15, which reassures me that it does something for sun protection and is the main reason I purchased it.
This cream is also suitable for an extra moisturise after swimming (as the chlorine in the pool is very drying) and the pot is portable enough to take to the gym or swimming pool with you.
I would apply this cream twice a day, once when I get up and once after my bath or shower in the evening. Sometimes I have a bath or shower twice a day when it's hot and sticky like it is at the minute or when I do exercise.
The packaging claims 24 hour moisture though I would be sceptical of this, as cream rubs off with daily wear and tear. I would say this is a high claim to make and would not agree with it as I apply it twice a day. It may be claiming that the SPF factor 15 lasts this long, so I wouldn't take it with me to reapply at work and I find that twice a day suffices to reap the full benefits of this product.
A few days after I started using it, I can feel a marked improvement in my skin's softness so I would highly recommend this product as a daily facial moisturiser.
So in summary a highly moisturising, great quality day cream for everyday.
- SPF factor 15
- Leaves skin feeling soft and supple
- Facial specific
- Daily moisturiser
- You may not be willing to pay £4 for a small pot of cream, though it does last a long time!
5 stars from me!
**EDIT** I've just read how moisturisers work on Wikipedia and they increase the skins hydration by reducing evaporation. So its important to moisturise lots after sunbathing!
I have always had dry skin, particularly around my nose and cheeks, but I have always struggled to find a moisturiser that would deal with this without making my skin oily and greasy afterwards. I always assumed that I would have to invest in a more expensive brand such as Clarins or No7 - that was until I discovered this one.
I bought this when I was going away for the weekend and I had forgotten to pack my moisturiser, so I quickly nipped into boots and bought the first moituriser I picked up. Luckily it turned out to be one of the best moisturisers I have ever used.
It comes in a pink box, inside is a small clear glass jar with a pink plastic lid that screws off easily. The cream inside is white, it doesnt have a particularly 'perfumy' smell, it just has sort of a clean and fresh smell - that is the best way that I can think to describe it.
I was suprised to find that this moisturiser works extremely well, it moisturises my skin but isnt too rich so that it leaves my skin oily or greasy afterwards. I always found that you could really notice my dry skin after I had applied my make-up as it could look flaky, especially on my cheeks and forehead but this cream clears that right up. You also dont need alot for it to work so I find that the jar lasts me a really long time, so far I have had mine for around 5 months and I still have plenty left!
It comes in a 50ml jar and retails for around £4-£5 depending on where you buy it from, I tend to get mine from boots so I can get the advantage card points aswell. Johnsons products are often on 3 for 2 in Boots aswell so you can combine this with the Johnsons facewipes and gel wash which are also really good!
Overall this is a really great moisturiser that puts moisture back into your skin without making it oily - and its really great value for money aswell!
Naming my favourite facial moisturiser would be a challenge. I have for years been using a mixture of body moisturisers with the occasional face product thrown in for good measure and have only recently realised the significance of using a moisturiser specifically designed for facial use. I confess that being in my mid twenties I am not yet that age conscious, however I do have quite dry skin which suffers with the odd fine line and freckle meaning that when I went to my local Boots recently I went with one thing in mind, to find a hydrating product for my face which also gave me some sun protection. The Boots aisles can be a bit of a challenge on a busy Saturday afternoon, so it was with glee that I spotted the Johnsons adult range of products and picked up a jar of their 24 hour moisturiser for dry skin.
The Johnsons 24 hour facial moisturiser comes in two different boxes. One which is designed for normal skin and the other that is designed for dry skin. Both claim to be able to lock in moisture for up to 24 hours and the only difference in the packaging of these moisturisers is that the 'normal skin' box has a pink text box and the 'dry skin' box has a blue box. Being that I have quite dry skin, particularly in harsh weather, I picked up the dry skin option.
The packaging design of both options is functional yet pretty to look at in my opinion. The boxes are pale pink in colour and open to reveal a translucent and sturdy glass jar with a pink lid. The moisturiser can be seen through the sides of the jar and is white in colour and you get 50ml of contents in one tub. Upon screwing off the lid I was pleased to find that this moisturiser smells the same as any other product in the Johnsons adult and baby range; the smell being light, clean and cottony in fragrance.
Skimming my finger across the surface of the moisturiser I found it to be quite a thick consistency and I envisaged that this would make it heavy on my skin. However, one application on my face the next morning took away my initial scepticism.
Johnsons claim that this moisturiser nourishes skin for up to 24 hours using a combination of minerals, vitamins and shea butter. In addition to the moisturising qualities it also provides sun protection with an SPF of 15. They also claim that this moisturiser provides a good base for makeup.
**Price and Availability**
This moisturiser comes in with a very budget conscious price tag of £4.07 in Boots which makes it a bargain in my opinion when compared to some similar products. An added bonus was that I bought mine with my Boots advantage card and so it didn't cost me a penny in theory. This moisturiser can also be bought in a number of cosmetics stores, supermarkets and online for a similar price tag.
It is advised that this product is used on clean and dry skin. In my experience I like to wash my face with cold water first thing in the morning to try and invigorate my tired skin before slapping a few dabs onto my face, generally one on either cheek and forehead before rubbing in. The cream rubs easily onto the skin in my opinion without pulling or stretching my face. Once on my face the cream does look add a slightly oily look to the skin which is quickly absorbed within no more than five minutes. You are then ready to go about applying your makeup with the comfort that your skin is protected from the sun for the day ahead.
**My Experience and Results**
I have now been using this moisturiser for a couple of months and have found it to be an extremely reliable cream for moisturising my face. The cream hydrates my skin without leaving it looking oily or shiny and absorbs quickly. This moisturiser also allows me some comfort when putting my makeup on. Given that I only wear a touch of face powder and eyeliner during the day, I find that this moisturiser allows makeup to spread easily onto my skin and does not leave areas of patchiness. In addition this moisturiser is gentle enough on my skin even after waxing and does not irritate or sting in the slightest.
I cannot testify to wearing this moisturiser for 24 hours as I religiously wash my face both morning and night and would have to say that my skin does being to feel dry in the evening at which point I slap a new face of moisturiser on. However, the compact and durable glass tub combined with the neutral colours means that it sits solidly on my bathroom cabinet and can be used by my other half without him being intimidated by the oh so girly packaging.
As this product comes in a tub size of 50ml I generally find that this is enough to last around 4 - 6 weeks if used both morning and night. However, I consider the bargain price and moisturising qualities of this moisturiser mean that when it comes to topping up it is an easy win-win.
Having used this product for a couple of months now I can testify that it provides exactly what it says on the box. It is a great everyday moisturiser which protects as well as moistens. I am therefore recommending this moisturiser particularly for those who want a quality product with a bargain price.
This product scores an excellent five stars out of five from me.
Thanks for reading! x
This moisturiser is one of the best I have tried, and I have tried a lot!! With so much choice out there now it is hard to know what is best for my skin.
I have normal-ish skin - it can be slightly oily and can be slightly dry and sensitive at times, so a bit of a combination. I have tried so many moisturisers, expensive and cheap, that I was beginning to think that I would never find one that I loved and would keep buying...until I found this one.
I bought these when they were on offer in boots - I think they were two for £4 which is a real bargain - so I grabbed a day cream and a night cream. I picked Johnson's because I sometimes have sensitive skin and I know they make baby products so thought it maybe wouldn't irritate my skin too much and I was right!
The cream comes in a small glass jar with a pink lid in a box. The jars last me months and months because you only need a little bit of cream at a time as it is so thick, which is good because I can wait until I see them on offer again before buying some more! The cream doesn't smell perfumed, it just smells like cream which is a good sign if you have sensitive skin.
As I said before, I only use a tiny bit morning and night but a little really does go a long way! And it makes my skin so soft and smooth and is a perfect base for make-up.
I'll definitely not be buying any other brand of moisturiser from now on!
As a teenager I had problems with having Oily skin and my face always looked so Shiny, but now at 21 my skin seems to have changed and now leans towards the Dry side. It is usually the same patches of skin on my face that look Dry, particularly around my nose and cheeks. I can't even notice the Dryness sometimes until I come to put my Makeup on and that's when the Dry patches look obvious and my Makeup looks Cloggy & Flakey rather than Smooth & Even. I was tired of it spoiling my look and so decided I was going to have to bite the bullet and invest in a good quality Moisturiser.
I expected that I would probably have to spend a little bit extra on getting a decent Moisturiser and I was considering either Clinique or Elizabeth Arden. But then my Mum told me about her little jar of Johnson's 24 Hour Facial Moisturiser in the Bathroom and told me how it had worked wonders on her Dry skin, so I thought I may as well give it a go before I buy anything expensive. I actually expected it to be a Baby product meant for baby's skin since that is what I mostly associate Johnson's with, but in fact it was a regular Moisturiser that could be used by anyone.
It comes in a little jar with a Pink plastic lid that easily twists off, there is 50ml of Cream inside which is White in Colour with just a very faint "Clean Beauty" smell (the best way I can think to describe it!) and then to apply to your skin you just scoop a small amount on your finger from the jar and then apply to the desired area. The area I used it on was my face, it didn't apply it all over because areas such as my Forehead can still occasionaly get Greasy quickly, so instead I rubbed it into the areas that are effected by Dryness - mostly around my Nose. I did this in the morning as I was going out that Night and I wanted my Skin to look Smooth when it came time to apply my Makeup, so it had all day to work its magic. It soaked into my Skin really well & Fast too, it didn't leave my Skin feeling Greasy and it felt very Gentle on me.
When it came time to apply my Makeup I was thrilled to find that there was not a Spot of Dryness to be found, the Moisturiser had worked Wonderfully and I continued to use it on a Night time from then on, so every Morning when I applied my Makeup my Skin was soft and Nourished. I soon ran out of the Jar that my Mum had given me so I asked her where I could get it and for how much (expecting to pay at least a few Pounds) but I was astonished when she told me it was only £1 in Poundland! At that price I could buy several Jars! I have noticed other retailers and chemists charge around £3 for it, but I always get mine in poundland at an absolute steal. The only thing about buying Beauty Products in Poundland is that sometimes the label is in Foreign writing, but there was nothing I wanted to know from the label anyway.
This really is a Fantasic Moisturiser especially for the Price, it works just as well as other more Expensive brands I've tried and I'm really pleased with it. Great for anyone Shopping on a tight budget, It's probably going to save me a fortune in Beauty costs!
I'm not the type of girl who sticks rigorously to a beauty regime; mostly because my finances won't allow expensive stuff and I also love a good bargain. Needless to say I have tried all sorts of skincare products and stick to very few.
I decided to try Johnson's 24hr Facial Cream for two reasons. The first being that I have tried many of their products before and have never felt let down by them. The second reason was simple; it was £3.99 for a decent sized jar. Brilliant!
Johnson's 24hr Facial Cream comes in a glass jar with a screw top which comes in a cardboard box, all decorated in soft pink tones and the familiar Johnson's logo. I do get annoyed with pointless packaging like the box but I love the glass jar. Such a simple thing but I always find face moisturisers easier to use from a jar than a tube and being a bit of a cheapo I find you can get the last little dregs out easier too. Not only that but it is much more neat and tidy. Tubes can get crusty around the nozzle and they look ugly when you have to roll them up to squeeze the last bits out. A lovely glass jar however has none of these issues, it looks prettier on your dressing table and it says quality product in my opinion. One point to Johnson's 24hr Facial Cream for excellent packaging.
So how about the product itself? The first thing I noticed when putting this on is that it is not very thick, nor is it runny. For me I felt it was the ideal consistency as a lot can go a long way. This means that it does not feel like your face is caked in a greasy mess but you can feel it on there. I think that Johnson's 24hr Facial Cream has the ideal consistency, something which is very important with facial creams. The cream does not leave too much residue and does not feel greasy or oily, personally I have very dry skin but I did not need to apply lots and lots as has happened with other products in the past.
After first applying Johnson's 24hr Facial Cream my face feels suitably moisturised and I no longer have the dry sensitive feeling. I also find that this product is an excellent base for makeup. My skin is lubricated enough to allow my foundation to spread evenly across my face without it becoming thick and clumpy. As the title suggests Johnson's 24hr Facial Cream should last all day. Well it does to be honest, at no point through the day do I start feeling like my skin is dry or that I want to reapply. Even better I don't end up with that greasy feeling across the forehead that can sometimes happen after a long day. Urgh! I tend to apply the cream once in the morning and again in the evening after a shower and that is more than enough.
The only negative thing I can say about this product is that it does not have any long-term effects that I can see. To be honest though that a long shot at finding a negative after all it does not boast long-term improvements in skin types and at £3.99 what do you expect, especially since it lasts so very, very long.
I can't recommend this product enough, especially to those of you on a budget; it's cheap enough in the first place and it lasts ages. Well done Johnson's
I bought this for £3 on offer from Sainsbury's and I have been quite pleased with it. Some of you who have read my review on Johnson's pH 5.5 will know that it will take a lot for me to find something which beats the Johnson's pH 5.5 formula. However, I genuinely think that the 24 hour facial moisturiser comes very close.
The tub itself is a glass small delicate glass jar which contains 50ml of the cream and has a plastic pink lid. The pink lid is a little bit off putting but I know that some will think it to be quite pretty. The lid is easy enough to open but it is quite fidgety when you have to close it. This may be because the lid is so flimsy that the twisty tracks just do not follow the contours of the lid. When you are in a rush, the last thing you want to be doing is messing around trying to close the lid on a cream - a position I have found myself in quite a few times. I ended up just leaving the lid part closed which I'm sure is not very good for the cream.
The cream texture is medium to light which is a positive if you do not want to feel like you have a think mask on. It can be a negative though for those who have dry skin and want something a little bit thicker for the extra moisture - but you can simply apply more of this cream for that effect. The cream has a pleasant smell which is not overpowering which is what I like. I did not want a cream which had too strong a smell because then all you can smell is the scent on your face. This is perfect for those who want a more neutral to slightly fragrant cream. As for the moisturising effect, the cream is a fantastic moisturiser and it does live up to its 24 hour moisture name. I only ever apply it once in the morning and my skin feels great all day long and I only reapply the next morning after a shower. On sunny days, I can simply apply my sun cream on top of this and it still works just fine.
This product does have good lasting power. I have had it for almost two months now and I have been using it every morning. The jar still has some cream left in it but it is on its last legs. I think £3 for 60 days is absolutely fantastic value for me at 5p per day. The more expensive creams £10 - £30 do not really offer much better moisture than this product and so at £3 is a bargain. I know some people immediately go to the more expensive creams but this truly can hold its own at just a fraction of the price. Those of you looking for a new moisturiser, you would do well to give this a go as it certainly will not cost the earth.
I have enjoyed using this product and I will quite likely buy it again. However, my search for the replacement for Johnson's pH 5.5 continues.
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After trying numerous moisturisers recently, on my skincare mission! I was sick of using heavy stuff that breaks me out in spots, I was lost in what to try that wasnt expensive as the moisturiser I was using, Clarins Hydraquench cream. I have sensitive skin so I wanted something that specialized in it, I've used Simple skincare for years but I find that after a while it can get boring and is not that impressive.
So I was in Superdrug, just picking up some essentials and I spotted Johnsons 24 hour facial moisturiser, for dry, sensitive skin with Shea Butter & minerals. (I think they also do a combination/oily) I'd never seen it or heard of it before but I thought to myself that looks perfect! I've never tried the Johnsons range before but I know they do a lot of baby things which must mean they're safe.
So I tried it last night, I wasnt expecting anything special, just a basic moisturiser which wasnt filled with too much chemicals! But after I put it on I was shocked, It looked as though I had a glow, not an oily glow but it just looked really healthy. My skin is just average, I don't get spots, I don't have oily or dry skin. I just lack a bit of radiance at times, this is perfect for me! Also a good base for make up.
Its 50ml and the pot looks quite cute with a pink top! apart from that its nothing fancy.
I was a bit disapointed it didn't contain an SPF or any UV filters but this moisturiser is so addictive, I don't mind anymore. Plus I don't go out in the sun anymore so its not too much of a problem, I think this SPF hype is just a phase, also I tend to find SPF's generally contain too many chemicals for my liking!
I am really pleased at the price of this moisturiser aswell and now I realise I dont have to pay an arm and a leg to moisturise myself, at £3.99 you can't go wrong, I can slather on as much as I like without caution now and I love it. :)
As for lasting 24 hours, I can't say I've noticed as I put a tinted moisturiser, but my skin has improved.
Here's a list of the ingredients : Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isononyl lsononanoate, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Hexyldecyl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Copper Gluconate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate Birrea Seed Oil, Ceteth-20,
Laureth-7, PEG-75 Stearate, Steareth-20, Acrylates/C10-30 Alky Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, C13-14 Isparaffin, Ammonium Lactate, Polyacrylamide, Disodium EDTA Sodium Hydroxide, Menthyl Benzoate, Menthylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaden, Parfum.
Having recently moved house I am currently trying to cut back and save money wherever I can. Unfortunately my beloved Liz Earle moisturiser was one of the first things to go. After using the same moisturiser for years I was uncertain whether any of the cheaper moisturisers would be able to live up to it. I tried Nivea and Neutrogena but both left my skin feeling dry. I decided it was time to give Johnson's a go.
* * * *Packaging/Availability* * * *
The moisturiser comes in a clear glass jar with a pink plastic screw on lid. I much prefer the jar to a tube as it is much easier to control the amount you use. I always end up squeezing too much out of the tube so lots of the product ends up being wasted. The jar contains 50ml of moisturiser and as it is quite small it is perfect for travelling and can easily be popped inside your handbag. The jar comes packaged in a pink box with blue detailing. The packaging overall feels much more expensive that you would expect considering the price.
* * * *Price* * * *
I first saw this in Sainsbury's where I picked it up for just £1.99. I have since noticed it in other supermarkets and in Superdrug at a variety of prices (anywhere from £2.20 to £4) It seems to be on offer quite often so it shouldn't be difficult to pick this up for a couple of pounds.
* * * *Application* * * *
When opening the jar the first thing to notice is the clean, fresh scent.. This is very light and not at all overpowering, it does not have the chemical sort of smell which some moisturisers seem to have. The moisturiser is white and has quite a thin consistency. When scooping it out of the jar you will only need a bit as I found that a little goes a long way. It absorbs into the skin easily and is a really good base for make-up as it claims to be on the packaging. I have combination skin and after a couple of days of use I no longer had patches of dry skin on my cheeks. Those who have oily skin may be better with a different moisturiser as it does have a little bit of an oily consistency to it. The packaging claims that it moisturiser for 24 hours but I would say 12 hours is more likely so either apply twice a day or get a night cream and use this for during the day.
* * * *Overall Conclusion* * * *
This has solved my dry skin problems and for only £1.99! The packaging is really nice and the moisturiser makes an excellent base for make up.
Being a bit of a skin care snob, i reluctantly trialled this cream, hey it was going to be free, and at worst i could use it on my legs! I opened the classic Johnson's pink box up and was pleased to see a neat glass jar which made the cream somehow appear more appealing (i had been expecting one of those cheap plastic pots). I smelt it first, expecting it to smell like baby lotion, but infact the smell was very subtle but appropriate to even the more expensive creams. A nice consistency, just thick enough to not spill everywhere when you try to apply it and absorbs easily into your skin. My skin felt instantly refreshed, and after a few days it was noticeably more healthy. Although it isn't sold as an anti-ageing cream i have found it reduces my smile lines. Fabulous as a make up base due to not being greasy, and gentle enough you can use it around your eyes. Definetly a must have beauty purchase!
Johnson's 24 hour facial moisturiser is an inexpensive moisturiser that does wonders for your face.
---- The Packaging ----
The moisturiser comes in a tub that comes in a box. The box is a nice light pink colour with blue detailing and text. It has the standard blue Johnson's logon on it. The tub is a thick glass tub that is see through so you can see the moisturiser inside. It has a pink lid on the top which is the same pink colour as the outer box. It has pink and blue detailing on the sides of the tub.
---- The Product ----
This moisturiser has a nice light smell, it is a fresh and clean smell. I have combination skin and this moisturiser works well for me. The moisturiser is white in colour and is thick. You just take some out of the tub apply it onto skin and rub into the skin in a circular motion until it has been absorbed. It is not greasy or heavy on the skin so you don't feel as though you have been caked in product. It is quickly absorbed into skin so you can apply it before going out or putting your make up on. You are left with lovely smooth skin that's nice to touch.
---- The Price ----
I think I paid £3.60 for my last tub of this moisturiser, give or take a few pence. I feel that it's very good value for money and it would be hard to find another moisturiser this good for this kind of price.
I'm really trying hard to retain my youthful looks so trying to get into a "skincare routine" however that often goes to pot when I go on my travels as I do not want to cart around all of my lotions and potions especially if I am only going away for one night. Determined not to let my skincare regime slip on a recent night away I decided to buy Johnson's 24 hour moisturiser to pop in my travel bag, it appeared to be a reasonably priced moisturiser in a handy sized tub. Even better it claimed to offer 24 hour moisture.
The 24 hour moisturiser comes in an outer pink cardboard box which inside has a clear 50g glass tub. The tub has a light pink lid which screws on and off and closes securely when you are finished using the product. I personally prefer to have moisturiser in a tub as I can control exactly how much moisturiser I use. Often if it comes out of a bottle or tube I end up with excess product and waste the product.
The small pot is really handy to pop in a handbag if you moisturise on the go. The small tub also securely closes and is compact which makes it great to have in a travel bag. This was one of my main reasons for purchasing the product as I wanted a small pot of moisturiser to put in my travel bag as my usual Olay moisturiser is slightly too bulky.
A 50g pot of Johnson's 24 hour moisturiser costs £2.09 in Superdrug. Boots also sell this product and it is priced at £2.29 for a 50g pot. Price wise this is not the most expensive of moisturisers especially as it is from a reputable skin care brand but if you are watching the pennies very closely, there are more effective products from cheaper brands/ most of the main supermarkets.
As soon as you open the lid you can immediately smell the product. The claims on the packaging are that this is a lightly fragranced moisturiser however I would disagree and say this scent is strong. This is not particularly unpleasant but more of a floral scent than a fresh scent which I personally prefer a moisturiser to have.
You then scoop out the moisturiser and apply as much or as little to your face as required. The moisturiser is actually quite thin consistency wise when applied to your face and as the packaging claims the moisturiser is light so absorbs quickly and easily. The packaging suggests that this product is an excellent make up base but for my skin type I felt my skin still felt quite greasy despite most of the moisturiser had absorbed into the skin.
My skin type is combination I am prone to my chin and nose being oily but often suffer dry patches on my cheeks and forehead made worse as I work in an air-conditioned office. Luckily I rarely get spots on my face but when I do I only ever get them on my chin or on the skin under my nose... my oily areas! Therefore I need a product which moisturises my dry skin but does not create excess grease on my oily patches.
After using the Johnson's moisturiser I did feel that the oily areas of my face felt slightly wet and that the moisturiser did not feel greasy but that it had not been absorbed in the same way it absorbed quickly into my dry patches. I was not particularly keen either that I could still smell the floral scent of the moisturiser on my face.
I applied my make up for the day and after about two hours of wear my skin looked particularly shiny and oily especially on my skin. As the day progressed I had to use blotting paper and reapply my foundation to my chin as it had almost "slid" off my face. The dry areas of my skin remained oil free with make up on and soft to touch without being greasy however the moisturiser just seemed to make my skin have a shine to it and I prefer my skin to have a more natural matte look to it when wearing make up.
I opted for the regular moisturiser however there is also a sensitive version of this product available which is perfect for those with more sensitive skin. Personally I usually opt for products aimed at sensitive skin as my skin is prone to irritation from certain products, however even using the regular Johnson's 24 hour moisturiser my skin did not come out in any rashes or feel irritated. It also did not bring out any spots on my face which has happened after one use of other moisturisers that I have tried.
This is a great moisturiser for those with particularly dry skin and is a very handy size to take on your travels. If you like moisturisers to be scented particularly with a floral scent this is for you as the product does have quite a strong scent to it.
For those with oily or combination skin like myself you are likely to find this makes your face excessively oily a few hours after application and make up "slides off". For those with dry skin this is less of a problem and I found that on the areas of my face where my skin is dry (my cheeks and forehead) the moisturiser absorbed quickly and my skin felt soft all day.
I would say the claims of 24 hour are false especially for those with dry skin and 12 hours would be more suitable for an effectively moisturised face. Not for my skin unfortunately but is still a reasonably good value for money product!
~~~Also posted on ciao 2011~~~
i recived this cream as a tester and give my oppinion of it after use of 7 days and every day i used it and and said to people how nice it was and at how it made my skin so nice and soft , my husband commented on how my skin looked hydrated and soft ,
the cream is very nice texture and it soaks into the skin very quickly , but i did notice you only need a little bit of cream which mean the cream lasts longer , i used this cream twice a day morning and night mainly because i loved the smell it was a very clean smell but had a lovely seductive fragrance too , i have actually caught my two teenager daughters use this and they love it , when i had to complete my questionare about the product all i could give it was positive feed back because i thought it was brilliant i couldnt find anything negative about it at all !!
after the surver was finished they told me brand the cream was and i was over the moon that i could get a moisturiser cream that gave me everything i wanted in a cream and not pay the big price that some creams were asking , i will definatly be buying this cream from now on as my daughters use it everyday too ,