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I like to use Johnsons products as it is a brand I really truest and they are always competitively priced. I use Johnsons twenty four hour nourishing day cream and have been using this for some time. I buy my little glass pot from Boots though this is available all over the place, including Wilkinson''s and Superdrug where it''s occasionally on special offer. I normally pay three pounds seventy none pence for mine and I lasts for ages as I only ever need to use a small amount for good results. It is white in colour and fairly thick though it is surprising how quickly it sinks into my skin. it never leaves any sticky residue behind and though I done'' use it on a morning as it can be every s slightly greasy to use under my foundation, I do use it regularly at bedtime as this is when I feel that it does most good. The only downside to this cream is that it does occasionally make me break out in a few spots over the chin area. I don''t know if this is just coincidental, however, as it doesn''t happen every time i use this cream, only every now and again. It has hardly any fragrance at all, which I quite like and it is very good at putting back lost moisture into my skin and keeping it there. I also use it around the eye area and it''s fine and causes me no irritation. Great product and one which I really highly recommend.
I found a little scahet containing a sample of Johnson's daily essentials facial wash and day cream inside a magazine I was reading last year. After trying the sample and liking the results I went out shopping and bought both products. In this review I am going to be writing about the day cream.
*********Price and availability*********
I paid £3.99 for this face cream in Wilkinson's.
I have also seen this product for sale in Boots and most supermarkets. It is usually priced between £3 and £4.
This is a good price for a well known brand such as Johnson's and for this kind of product. Other face creams that are worth buying tend to be at least twice this price.
The ingredients are the typical long list of water, chemicals and perfumes for this type of product. I would really prefer more natural ingredients in something I put on my face every day, but sadly I've not found a more natural product that suits my skin as well as this cream does.
The pot of cream comes inside a pink square cardboard box. I felt that this was unnecessary packaging and would have been happier if the pot had not been boxed.
Once you open up the box you have a clear glass pot with a pink lid. The pot looks nice enough and you can instantly see that it is a Johnson's product.
All of the packaging is recyclable, which I like.
When you open the pot you can see that the cream is very white. When using it it feels neither creamy or thin but somewhere in between. It spread onto my skin well and sank in quickly. I didn't need to much of this cream as a little went quite a long way. My skin felt smooth and fresh after using this face cream. Many creams I have tried are too heavy and greasy for my skin but this seemed perfect.
*********Impressions after a time of use*********
Over time my skin is still feeling smooth and fresh after I use this face cream. I have however noticed a few dry patches around my nose that the cream isn't helping with, I guess this is a problem with my skin though as I suffer both greasy and dry skin and I'm yet to find a product that can handle both well.
This is a good face cream at a reasonable price, but it would not cope well with dry skin. Overall I would recommend it to those with normal skin (which is what the product is meant for)
Review of Johnson's Daily Essentials Nourishing 24 Hour Day Cream
As the name implies, this review is about a 24 hour facial moisturiser from the well known company, Johnson & Johnson.
The product is presented in a pretty pink square shaped box. The Johnson's logo and the product name and description appear on the front, back and lid of the box, along with a pale green, feathery plant image. Ingredients, instructions for use and other information are printed on the base and sides of the packaging.
Inside the cardboard outer box, the product sits neatly beneath the lid, a round, solid looking glass pot with a pale pink plastic lid. The pot contains 50ml of the product which has a shelf life of 12 months, once opened. The outer packaging and the glass pot are of course, recyclable.
Johnson's claim that their 24 hour Daily Essentials Nourishing Facial Moisturiser will smooth the skin for an even complexion, mattify and balance skin to control shine and lock in moisture for 24 hours.
The moisturiser is designed for normal and combination skin types and has been dermatologically tested.
**Scent, Texture, Appearance and Usage**
The pot is sealed for hygiene purposes with a silver foil inner lid. Removing the foil reveals the actual moisture cream. This is a white, fluffy, fairly thick cream, with a silky texture.
The product has a very pleasant scent, light and clean with an almondy top note and an almost soapy base note to the fragrance.
The moisturiser glides onto the skin and absorbs very easily, leaving no sticky residue. Johnson's advise users to apply daily to the face and neck, after cleansing. They also state that their 24 Hour facial moisturiser is an excellent base for make up.
This Moisturiser is produced in France for Johnson & Johnson.
The product is not aimed at any particular age range, so would suit almost anyone from young teens upwards.
I will not bore readers with a list of ingredients in this product. I am sure no one really wants to wade through a list of unpronounceable pharmaceutical ingredients!
**Cost and Availability**
Johnson & Johnson 2Daily Essentials Nourishing 24 hour Day Cream is widely available from supermarkets and High Street stores such as Boots and Superdrug.
The cost of this product is a modest £3.99 currently in Tesco. Naturally, prices may vary from shop to shop and it is always worth looking out for special offers, extra 'points' deals and so on!
**My Experience and Conclusion**
I am a more mature user, being over 50 years of age.
My skin care routine has been somewhat haphazard throughout my adult years, so consequently my facial skin is definitely showing signs of age, with some fine lines, a few heavy lines, age marks and dry areas. Added to this, I lead an outdoor lifestyle and have sensitive skin, so any moisturiser is going to have it's work cut out to improve my complexion!
I have to honest and admit that I did not actually buy this product, in case anyone wonders if I'm a thief or why I'm reviewing something I haven't bought, I'll explain that I was sent the product by a women's magazine to 'test drive' as part of the research for an upcoming article!
I have now been using Johnson's 24 hour facial moisturiser for just over two weeks and it is great! There is an improvement in the texture of my skin and although I don't really believe anything rubbed into the skin will reduce wrinkles, I think that they have faded a little due to the better overall condition of my skin.
I have found that this cream is ideal for daily use and as the manufacturer states it really does makes a good base for make up.
The moisturiser seems to be fairly long lasting, I've used around an eighth of the contents in a fortnight, which is pretty good in my opinion.
When I've finished my 'freebie' I will definitely be purchasing a replacement. It is rather refreshing to find a beauty product that does actually do what it promises to!
I would recommend this product to others, but suggest would-be buyers try a sample on their skin if at all possible, as the product is fragranced and this could irritate those with sensitive skin. That said, I have sensitive skin and it has not irritated me in the slightest..
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 November 2012
N.B. My reviews may be found on other review sites under the same user name, brittle1906.
Growing up my gran always told me that the most important thing a woman should do is moisturise to have youthful skin and with this in mind I trolled the shops trying to find THE moisturiser for my skin that didn't leave my skin greasy, shiny or prone to breakouts. My skin can get quite dry in harsh weathers like intense sunshine or strong winds so something good enough to protect my skin from being dry and chapped but light enough to wear under make up is an essential for me and I picked up johnson's day cream.
Packaging and impression: the colours of the packaging are lovely and really emphasise the simplicity of the product, with baby pink and blue with a light, pale cream inside. The face cream is contained in a small, dainty glass pot which looks lovely at the make up table or in the bathroom cabinet. The product doesn't have a particular fragrance, more of the classic johnson's scent which is fresh and clean and not overpowering. One thing I dislike about the packaging is that its in a pot which you dip your finger in to scoop the product out. As a hygiene freak I'm wary about cross contamination and advise users to wash their hands first to avoid the transference of bacteria from your hands onto your face that could encourage breakouts and spots.
Application and results: after I cleanse my face my skin often feels quite tight and dry instantly and I usually have to apply face cream to sooth this. Using johnson's face cream after cleansing really soothed my skin instantly providing a cooling and moisturising feeling on my tight skin. The cream instantly absorbed and felt light as a feather, making me feel like I wasn't wearing anything on my face at all! As I began to use this product on a daily basis I noticed a real difference in my skin, my forehead (which usually is oily) felt softer and my cheeks and nose weren't as dry, and as foundation often dries out my skin I started either using johnson's day cream under my foundation or mixing a small amount of it with foundation to create a luscious tinted moisturiser.
This is an overall great product and I really would recommend this to people with sensitive skin as it works a treat and doesn't leave that heavy, greasy feeling some moisturisers leave.
If you read my last review, you will probably have gathered my usual moisturizer is the Liz Earle Skin Repair. However, due to the price of the product, which isn't in my eyes that bad for what it is I did think I would try a budget moisturizer out and see if I could get similar results. The moisturizer is £4.07 for 50ml. I don't think I have spent so little on a moisturizer!
So about the product...
The Johnson's daily essentials are a 24-hour skin product. This is something I really love about this product. Lasting 24 hours means I don't have to keep putting moisturizer on all the time!
Johnson's has many skincare ranges; the range this product falls in is 'Daily essentials'. Daily essentials has various products suited for whatever skin type you have. I have dry skin so I picked out the Daily Essentials ' For dry skin'
The product differs from the moisturizer for 'normal' skin by the colour of the banner that highlights what skin type the product is for.. The product for normal skin is packaged in a pink banner at the bottom. Whereas the dry skin tub is with a blue banner. This is handy because then there is no chance of misreading and buying the wrong product you can just grab the colour for you. Hoping they don't repackage and swop the two around, haha!
Johnson claims that the day cream is: with SPF 15, enriched with Skin Essentials, provides your daily essential moisture whilst caring for dry skin.
The glass pot comes in a cardboard box and to be honest for such a cheap product I didn't really expect it to come in a glass pot or a cardboard box! I would expect something cheap and tasteless. But I must say I do really like the packaging for the price of the product. The lid is a screw on and off procedure. And has a foil seal to keep the cream fresh.
Do I love this product and how do I compare it to an expensive skincare product?
Well this product was actually a big eye opener for me. I have always been taught you get what you pay for and in most cases I think it is definitely accurate. In this circumstance though I could not believe how good my skin felt even after the first application. Bare in mind I had completely run out of moisturizer two days before so my skin was in a terrible condition. I have to moisturize every day often twice a day.
The product had a nice consistency it felt creamy but not too thick and definitely not too thin. The morning after using the product my skin still felt really moisturized, obviously I did wash it and moisturize again after waking up but when I initially woke up my skin felt great, something I must admit I did not expect because of the product been so cheap!
How would I compare it to an expensive brand?
Well although I do really love my Liz Earle Skin repair I do think this product is only a few steps away from been just as good in my eyes.
I have decided I will continue to buy this product and buy Liz Earle skin repair, so the days when my skin is shocking it can indulge in the Liz Earle and the days its dry but not horrendous (trust me it gets horrendous in the winter months) then I can wear this. But do not be put off, so far the standards are very similar I just don't think the product is as hydrating as the Liz Earle skin repair but only by a fraction but lets face it you would hopefully expect a little more from a product that is £12 more.
Overall, this product is great, the results are fantastic and I am really pleasantly surprised with the results or the money. I definitely will be buying more of the Johnsons moisturizer!
This moisturiser was a complete impulse buy for me. It costed me just under £5 for a 50ml jar. The product comes in a clear jar so you can see how much cream you have left.
Advantages and Effects - The jar claims that the cream has a 24 hour nourishing effect with SPF 15. I really love that this has skin protecting SPF in it. I am always cautious of catching the sun on my face, so to have 1 cream which does everything, moisturises and protects, means that it saves me valuable time in the morning and also valuable space in my make-up drawer.
The scent of this cream is fresh and clean. It is a very refreshing smell, which reminds me of Johnson's bodywash that I own. I like the smell, but can't seem to pin point it to one thing.
The cream doesn't feel greasy on my skin, but does take a while to sink in, but I will come back to that later.
Although I usually use a BB cream instead of a foundation, which means I do get some moisture from that, I find that to get a good even coverage, I do need to moisturise seperately before-hand. This cream is perfect for that purpose as it leaves my skin feeling nourised and smooth and banishes all dry spots, so that the tint in the BB cream doesn't collect in patches on the dry skin.
Disadvantages - The only real bad thing about this is the consistency. It is a very thick cream and although it really makes my skin soft and smooth, I am finding that it takes quite a while to sink into my face. The way I get around this, is to use only a small amount, which means it is more evenly spread and therefore sinks into my skin much quicker. I also tend to wait a while before applying any other products onto my face.
Overall, although you do need to use less at a time, I don't think this compromises the effects and it still is very nourishing. I think this moisturiser would also be suitable on sensitive skin, as my skin is quite sensitive but I find it soothing and not harsh at all. I have knocked off a star because of the consistency.
I won this in a raffle at my local Boots. It was part of a skincare hamper that they made up for the person who could bounce the most ping pong balls into three bowls - that was me!
The moisturiser is a daytime moisturiser that contains SPF 15. The moisturiser is a cream colour that smells very pleasant. I was looking forward to using the moisturiser as the smell is amazing and the SPF factor 15 would help to protect my skin from the damaging rays of the sun.
I was a little disappointed with this moisturiser. It was easy to use and the smell lingered on my skin after use, which was lovely. However, the moisturiser was far too greasy for my liking. The cream just didn't want to soak into my skin. It just "sat" on my skin without absorbing and this left my skin looking (and feeling) very greasy and very shiny. I couldn't apply make-up after applying the moisturiser as my facial skin was far too greasy. My make-up just ended up sliding around my face and I had to wipe the cream off to apply my make-up. This defeats the object really!
I then started using the cream at night when I didn't feel the need to apply make-up. Unfortunately the cream ended up transferring to my bed sheets and the cream clogged up my pores, so i'd wake up in the morning to a breakout of spots, which was not good!
Far too greasy for my liking. I ended up throwing it away!
I've used the 3 Step range from Clinique for about 7 years now and my skin has been pretty good. I have a break from it every few months as I find my skin gets used to the Clinique products and becomes ineffective, only for a couple of weeks though. During this break I tend to use high street products such as Clean & Clear and L'Oreal.
When it came to purchasing a High St brand I came across the Johnson's Facial Care range. My skin is a combination of dry and oily patches, so I was looking for a really good moisturiser that was going to last all day and have an SPF Factor. Thankfully the moisturiser has an SPF of 15.
Even after the first application I could feel the difference. The light fragrance is really nice and my face felt soft and smooth all day. After a couple of days my oily and dry patches evened out and almost disappeared altogether.
I would even go as far as to say that it's better than the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturiser which is £30 more than the price of the Johnson's one!
I now use this product everyday, just once in the morning. I alternate every few days between this cream and the Clinique one but I am tempted to just buy the Johnson's one in future. Certainly a hell of a lot cheaper!
So after being unimpressed by my last moisturiser (of the day variety), the quest went on to find the perfect budget moisturiser as the previous incumbent of my cosmetics draw started to run out.
Off I toddled to town, having cast my eyes about for offers in Tesco and Wilkinsons to see if I could get something a bit more high-end on a decent offer. Alas, no luck.
Times are tight at the moment and this month is biting a bit (blame the MOT), so this is one time when I couldn't indulge and let myself break the bank for a moisturiser. As I'm always keen to try new ones until I find the perfect product, I found my eyes resting on what was by far and away the best offer; Johnson's Daily Essentials 24 Hour Day Cream, £3.99 and also on Buy One, Get One Free.
I had my reservations. It's a good offer but then with all such promotions, they're only a good offer if the product delivers, and this is not one that I'd used before. In fact, I realised I'd never used a Johnson's moisturiser before, for all I knew that the name has both longevity and popularity behind it. I had tried their make up wipes before and liked them, but did I opt for a brand I had purchased moisturisers from before for slightly less or risk getting stuck with two useless pots of moisturiser to work through?
The things that tipped the balance in my decision were that this product has the benefit of a strong name behind it, even if ideally I'd rather have a higher brand product on offer, with more information on the packaging, as well as the fact that this product has SPF15 - an essential for me. That really was what convinced me - and the reasoning that, at £4, I might have come out of the shop with a good supply of a nice moisturiser.
This cream comes in a pink box, in which lives a clear glass jar with a baby pink lid. I purchased the "normal skin" option. The tub has the usual 50ml and the range includes make up wipes, cleansers and night creams. This is marketed on the box as being a 24-hour hydrating cream, which seems a bit odd when it's a day cream and the brand also has a night cream in the same range! You can also buy a "refreshing gel wash" from the range.
The box informs the buyer that the cream includes "skin loving minerals known to restore freshness" and "Pro-Vitamin B5 known to maintain hydration".
Johnson's are probably best known for their baby products and oils, with a lot of their products being designed to protect the sensitive, gentle nature of our often-abused skin, and this is no different according to the information on the box.
You can buy this from boots.com where it retails at £4.07 per pot (currently including 16 loyalty card points). At present on that site it has a very positive level of consumer reviews.
I wasn't expecting miracles at the price, but the next day I went through my usual routine and then applied this after my bath and before I put on my 'face'.
Upon unscrewing the lid I was met with a white cream of fairly standard consistency - it will hold it's shape once you dip a finger in to remove some, but it melts for rubbing into the skin very softly and easily.
The scent doesn't bring to mind any fruits or herbs that I can place, merely a fairly standard chemical scent that underlies most creams, although it is not unpleasant and quite fragrant and gentle.
The first thing I noticed about this cream is that you do not need a huge amount of it and also, I personally found that this cream benefitted from putting in a little more time smoothing it into your skin; I only used about a 20p-sized blob and found myself still smoothing it in a good thirty seconds later.
I suffer from shine on my T-zone throughout the day so I became concerned that this cream would make that problem worse, so as my skin was still shiny with product at this point I did wipe my hands over my face to remove a little of what remained, then applied my make up as normal.
My foundation went on very well and seemed to stay well throughout my long day commuting and working, and once I'd removed the excess product from the surface of my skin I was pleased to note that my skin did not turn as shiny as it has with some other products throughout the course of the day.
***WOULD I RECOMMEND?***
If anyone has read my review of Garnier's Night Cream, they'll know I love it; and I do so because it leaves my skin feeling fantastic, pampered, refreshed and nourished.
This cream, less than half the price and obviously not as heavy and intense as it is for day time use, is a perfectly effective daytime moisturiser. It made my skin supple and eradicated any dryness or tightness, and once I made the call to remove any residue it also provided a good make up base and did not make my shiny skin issue any worse.
It is also a massively good price for a cream that performs AND contains SPF15 in comparison with some high street brand products, particularly when you consider that a pot will go a long way as you barely need to use any of it to keep your skin supple (mine is normal to combination, by the way). Throw in the deal I got it on, and it's a very good buy.
In short, this is a no-frills product, but it is an effective one. It does what a day moisturiser should do. My one concern is that, as you have to use so little to avoid overloading your skin, is whether you get the full benefit of the SPF15.
In future if I saw a better cream on offer I would prefer to invest in that, but if you really are on a budget and want to meet the targets of reliable skin care, good value and SPF protection, this is a very nice little cream.
Four stars from me, dropping one because of the scent which, whilst not unpleasant, isn't the nicest I've found in a cream and does linger slightly. I can't mark it down for being a product that just ticks the boxes of a good day cream when only paying £4 (or in my case, £2). As my review title says, I'm not going to rave about this product as I have used products which I enjoyed a lot more, but this does precisely what it sets out to do, and gives you skin protection for a budget price. Definitely a good beauty drawer fail-safe.
I have very sensitive skin which clogs easily and I'm old enough to have obvious wrinkles now. So skin care is a tricky business. I first bought this product when I lived in Spain. I have to be careful what I use, and I'm allergic to aloe vera, which is very popular over there. So I wanted a product I knew I wouldn't react to. I was not disappointed. The cost out there was about 3 euros.
It comes in a small glass jar, which seems more environmentally friendly compared to all the plastic bottles we get. The lid is pink which is a lovely girly colour. It also has the advantage you can get every last bit of product out of the pot. The cream itself is smells pleasant and not overpowering. It's light and easily absorbed it leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised. It has an SPF of 15 which was sufficient for a Spanish winter. It is also sufficient for your average day in the UK though on sunny days, sun cream is advisable.
It's great for using under make up as it doesn't clog the pores. Foundation is easy to apply afterwards.
Probably my favourite thing is that is doesn't make any ridiculous claims to "improve" the look of your wrinkles like some of the more expensive brands.
I stopped using this when I came back to the UK but for the life of me I can't think why. Possibly so many more choices distracted me. I think I will go back to it though.
I have now just reached the grand old age of twenty one years old, and after years of neglect I finally decided to give my skin some long needed TLC. I had already purchased an Elemis cleanser and toner kit, which further dried my skin out, so went to Boots looking for a day and night cream set. I found the Johnson's face care day and night cream on offer for two for four pounds.
Johnson's is part of the huge American pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson. Who hasn't heard of the Johnson brand due to their hugely successful baby products the various baby wipes and oils, or even the first mainstream gradual tanner the holiday skin range. They have more recently branched out into adult skincare, offering a large range of products for different skin types.
I chose the nourishing day cream for dry skin, as for my age my skin is very dry, which mean I get few spots, but also means the women in my family look at least ten years older than we actually are. I don't expect this to stop the aging process, but give my skin an extra lift.
The packaging is simple, and for a low cost product is well done. The container itself is a good, heavy glass jar, which means it doesn't feel cheap. The baby pink plastic screw lid is easy to open and close, yet is still secure. This baby pink along with the baby blue detail on the jar does remind me of a newborn's nursery, I personally quite like these colours, as they are quite clean and gentle looking.
As this is the day cream, it is significantly thinner than the night cream, yet is still moisturising. The cream itself is a white, opaque cream which easily rubs in and leaves a non-greasy finish on the skin. On using this product coupled with the night cream, I have noticed my skin is less dry and with a much smoother appearance. My skin still does get the occasional dry spot, which I do have to supplement with a thicker moisturising cream.I have also noticed that my make up applies much more evenly, however some products such as my bronzer and blusher may adhere to the cream a little bit, so I can end up with the clown look if I apply my products with a heavy hand.
Johnson's advertise this product being suitable for sensitive skin. My skin is quite sensitive, but not so sensitive that I regularly get rashes, nor do I have skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. However on the first couple of uses my skin did feel quite tingly after I had massaged it in, but this sensation subsided after a few applications. For those sensitive to perfumes, this skin cream does have a scent, it is not overpowering, but is a very fresh and green smell. Neither have I noticed any extra spots or blemishes due to using this product.
The cream also offers SPF 15 protection, I have found this an easy way to help me getting into a routine of regularly giving my skin some protection from the sun. The only thing I dislike about having SPF in skincare is I believe that it may make some complacent about applying extra sunscreen throughout the day. When wearing the day cream my skin has not yet burned, although I do try to be careful, those very sensitive with the sun would want to keep applying sun protection.
The jar itself is 50 ml and is widely available from large chemists, I have found that offers can regularly found on this product, but the RRP is £4.07. The 50 ml jar has lasted me about three to four months of daily use.
My overall opinion is this is an excellent skin care product for someone just being introduced to skin care. However, I think for someone with older, more demanding skin, a more premium product with anti-aging properties may be more suitable. However I still recommend this product.
Johnson's is well known for its range of baby products. They now offer a decent range of skincare, bath and body products aimed at grown ups.
Daily Essentials is a complete skincare range from Johnson's. Each skincare selection is determined by skin type so there are products for those blessed with normal skin, dry and combination skin. The dry skin range includes a few key products which can either be used together or with other brands. The range includes facial wipes, facial wash, cleansing lotion, day cream and a night cream.
The more formal title of "Daily Essentials Nourishing 24hour Day Cream" is given to this facial cream. This cream is suitable for sensitive and dry skin types. The cream is enriched with minerals and vitamins. It has a built in SPF15 and also contains Shea butter to moisturise the skin. It is dermatologically tested.
This daily cream claims to lock in moisture to leave the skin soft and nourished. The cream should be applied daily over the face and neck as the final part of your skincare regime. Makeup can be applied afterwards.
A baby pink cardboard box is presented to us with a few bits of information on it. The actual cream is housed within a round, clear glass pot. A pink screw on lid covers a foil seal allowing the cream to remain fresh. The cream is safe for use for 12months from first opening.
*~*Availability and Price*~*
This day cream is a 50ml size and can be purchased from the following retailers:
*Boots - £4.07
*Sainsbury - £4.07
I'm sure Superdrug stocks this too so worth checking out. Boots often have 2 for £4.00 or similar offers on.
I didn't really take care of my skin as a teenager but I suffer for it now. My skin is sensitive and my facial skin is very dry especially around my forehead, cheeks and nose. Until a few months ago, I actively used the No7 Essential Moisture Day and Night Creams but they are quite expensive. Once I finished my pots, I decided to try something different. I have always been satisfied with the Johnson's products I have used before so opted for this day cream.
At the moment, I use this day cream alongside various other cleansers and toners. I do use a Johnson's night cream though which is part of the Dreamy Skin range. It is almost identical to the Daily Essentials night cream with the exception being the scent offered. When Boots next have Johnson's on offer, I plan on purchasing the whole skincare range to attempt to regulate my skincare routine.
*~*High Quality From The Beginning*~*
Now, with many budget brands, the packaging suffers but not with Johnson's and certainly not with this cream. The pot looks expensive yet girly and fresh. The pot is of a high quality, thick glass and is quite weighty. The lid secures tightly and I have kept the foil topping inside the lid. This cream is exposed to air each time I open it so I try to keep it open for short lengths of time.
Within the pot, visually, the cream appears quite thick and is a shiny white colour. Once I dip my finger in, the cream feels quite spongy and light. There is a faint, inoffensive smell from the cream which very cosmetic like with a hint of sweetness. Once I have cleansed my face with my chosen cleanser, I have a blank canvas to apply this day cream.
*~*Freshen, Moisturise and Soften*~*
This cream feels ultra light yet slightly creamy. Applying with my finger tips, the cream spreads incredibly well allowing only a tiny amount to cover a large area of skin. The cream offers an instant cooling and soothing layer to my skin. It is very refreshing and the delicate scent lingers but doesn't overpower or make my eyes sting.
As the cream thins out across my skin, it turns quite oily. Compared to some day creams I have used, this Johnson's one needs to be carefully massaged into the skin. I suppose massaging it gets the blood flowing a bit and does feel stimulating towards to my skin, however it does make my skincare regime just that little longer in the mornings.
I find I need to dip my finger into the jar perhaps 3-4times each morning. My main concern is my forehead where I suffer from dreadful and frankly, embarrassing dry skin. A slick layer of this day cream, once massaged in, offers a visible boost of moisture to my forehead. Whilst the dryness never completely disappears with any day cream, it improves dramatically and over time, has reduced.
I do apply this lightly to the rest of my face and around my neck area which also tends to become dried out in areas. The consistency of the cream once applied, doesn't offer much hope but looks can be deceiving. Once the oily layer is moisturised into my skin, the cream fully absorbs and my skin feels fresh and clean. There is no residue left on the surface of my skin which gives me confidence to apply any makeup I wish to wear.
The results aren't amazing but for a budget day cream, you cannot expect much more. My face feels moisturised and less tight from dryness. My skin feels smooth and has an even, flake free surface. I can swiftly apply my powder foundation without any shine or dry patches seeping through, through out the day. I don't wear makeup every day as sometimes it is a bit warm for it but I feel confident using the day cream alone knowing I have a SPF included though I wouldn't completely rely on it for really warm weather.
The softness on my skin and that deep, moisturised feeling lasts most of the day. I cleanse my face and apply my night cream before going to bed but until this time, my face feels fresh and hydrated. The scent doesn't linger long but is very clean smelling. I have used this when I have caught too much sun and it gently soothes and cools my skin to make it more manageable.
Having used this day cream for around 12weeks now, I can safely say it has become a firm favourite of mine. From the packaging to the scent, texture and moisturising abilities, it performs very well. I have used this almost daily from the moment I purchased it and it has never let me down. 50ml lasts incredibly well and I currently have half a jar left. I would estimate one jar to last me around 6months with daily use which is brilliant considering the initial cost of the day cream.
This high quality day cream, is one I would recommend for those with moderate but not excessive dry skin. If you are on a limited budget but still want to take care of your skin, then this is for you. It is a trusted brand, very affordable and does its intended job with no hassle at all.
Johnson's 24hour Day Cream is recommended by myself and I thank you for reading :)
I'm not loyal to any particular brand of moisturiser as usually I'm never organised enough to order more before my current pot runs out.
I was stuck a couple of months ago and had to buy what I could lay my hands on which turned out to be Johnsons Daily Essentials nourishing day cream with spf15 for dry skin.
I don't think I had ever bought Johnsons as a face moisturiser before, but I was pleasantly surprised at the price. Only £4 for a pot containing 50ml. This is the lowest end of the price range I have ever invested in a pot of moisturiser.
There's nothing fancy about any anti ageing properties within this moisturiser, but it does contain a factor 15 against the sun which is always a plus point for me.
The pot itself is thick glass with a pretty pale pink screw lid. Inside the cream is pure white and a very thick consistency. I have learnt that you don't need a lot of this moisturiser to get a good coverage on my face. A scoop with one finger in the pot and remove approximately a 10p piece size. Rub between two hands quickly and then cover your face.
Despite the cream being thick, it sinks into my skin very quickly. I always wipe over my face with my hands, and then get good coverage on my neck at the same time. Any leftover on my hands, and I just rub in like a hand cream, I decided it couldn't do me any harm, as the skin on my hands is much tougher than my face.
During the day when I have applied this cream, I can usually feel my skin to be slightly softer than when I don't use it. My skin doesn't feel greasy, but I know a product has been used by touching my face. I'm not sure I would agree with the 24 claim of the cream lasting, but it does go a long way through the day.
The moisturiser is designed for dry skin, and I have two areas of dry skin around my forehead and under my eyes. I have still got a slightly dry patch of skin under one eye, but it does appear to be slightly better when I use the cream.
My pot has lasted me a couple of months and I am coming to the end of it now. As this is a basic cream, I think I am going to buy another and use in addition to another cream with anti ageing properties, as I do feel it's time I looked after my skin properly.
Overall I cannot fault the price or how the cream has worked for me. Everything about the product has a simple air to is, but it's far from being basic which is a bonus.