- Case of two 3-ounce bottles of skin moisturizer with SPF 30 (total of six ounces)
- Enriched with EvenBlend, a combination of natural soy and Vitamins C and E
- Contains advanced sun protection to protect against damaging UVA and UVB rays
- Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation
- Non-comedogenic, oil-free formula
No Stars – Too Much Perfume and Causes Breakouts
I really hated this product. I was so disappointed with my results. I read the mostly positive reviews and I was so surprised at the awfulness done to my skin by this stuff. It immediately dried my skin out to the point that my skin started flaking and burning. Also, I experienced huge breakouts in places I don’t normally get breakouts and in places that I do. The perfume smell is overwhelming and has no place in a moisturizer. This does none of what it promises and exactly the things it says ‘it does NOT do.’ I threw it away.
After using this for a week I started to see results but noticed breakouts after a week. I started getting pimples in places where I usually don”t break out. After reading an article I soon realized that the ingredients used in sunscreens clog pores Avobenzone and Oxybenzone. I was disappointed because I really wanted something to fade my acne marks not create new ones. I have oily skin and am acne prone btw.
This was my staple, but not anymore
I still like this product, but I discovered something better. Therefore, I don’t need it anymore, but for those who are interested in trying. I do recommend it.Update: I thought that it would be better if I list my alternate routine in the review section to assist others who are interested. Please see the info below:My routine that I was referring too that I found was better for my skin without all of those chemicals that are in this Ambi product: I add a little virgin coconut oil all over my face at night, which leaves my face extremely soft and well moisturized for the morning; and add sunblock (not sunscreen with carbon chemicals) in the morning before leaving the house.Remember, if you have acne prone skin (which is usually oily skin), applying any OIL or oil based product may clog your pores and cause additional acne. Matter of fact, even if you DON’T have oily skin you should be cautious and do a test spot to avoid a possibe unwanted breakout. Everything is not for everybody, but my skin (face and body) loves coconut oil.Also, please be aware of the difference between a sunblock and sunscreen (which this Ambi product IS). Sunscreens work by absorbing the UVA and UVB rays which can still cause skin irritations that can result in hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin).On the other hand, sunblocks create a protective barrier that allows the UVA and UVB rays to bounce off the skin. Sunblocks also are named Chem-free sunscreens or physical sunscreens. The active ingredient(s) are zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or both. Benefits of using a sunblock are: no wait time for absorbtion onto the skin because it coats the skin which makes it work immediately; more effective at screening UVA; and less irritating.Remember: if there are any other active ingredients listed, it is not a sunblock (chem-free sunscreen/physical sunscreen). FYI: Zinc and titanium are still chemicals, but it does not contain carbon.I am not against Ambi products (please refer to my orginial review), I have used it for 3 years. For the last year, I have been using my new method and I am happy that I found other methods that limit the chemical load on my skin, is a cheaper alternative, and is better for the health of my skin/body.
very oily and burns face
If this gets in your eye it WILL sting alot. It is oily and leaves your face looking like you rubbed it over with vaseline. Not impressed. But seller did a good job in ensuring it arrived on time and looked as pictured.
Great also for persons of fair complexion
I have been using Ambi products for years to even out my fair complexion and get rid of spots on my face and hands. It helps to get rid of signs of aging on face, neck and hands – even legs. Using lemon juice first (if you skin can stand it) helps to remove lines and prepares skin for the Ambi. I just started using the moisturizer with Sunblock and so far no break-outs! Boy am I happy.I am also using this routine on my upper chest and cleavage to get rid of weathering and creasing – and it works but requires persistence. If you top this off with several minutes a day of facial exercises (find them for free on YouTube) be amazed at how you can not only stop but turn back the clock.My friend, a very beautiful woman with a dark complexion and darker acne scars tried this routine twice a day. It’s supposed to take about 2 months, but those scars that she had since HS (20 years)were GONE in 4 days. Sounds too good to be true, but it really happened. If you get back in the sun without sunblock it will ruin all of your hard work. I put on my spray Neutrogena block last week and got a migraine that lasted for hours. No negative reaction at all with this product. The price is EXCELLENT. And I love not having to go to the store and hunt around for what I want.
Good sun protection, evens out tone
I have used this as my day moisturizer since 2011. I live in hot hot Nigeria where the sun, well, is something else. This has worked well to protect my face and neck from the high sun rays (although I still try to stay out of the sun as much as possible) also most moisturizers used to make me break out, such that I stopped using day moisturizers at one point, but this has worked greatly for my skin, no breakouts. Initially my face used to be oily, then I reduced the amount of it I use.
First sunblock/sunscreen product I’ve had an allergic reaction to
As the title reads, this is the first sunblock that I’m aware of that I’ve had an allergic reaction to. If I either coat my skin with multiple layers of this stuff (which is what many skin care experts recommend) or wear it for too long, it irritates my eyes to the point where my eyelids don’t want to remain open and many times my eyes actually get watery. I’ve purchased many sunblocks and I haven’t occurred this kind of problem before. I like this product which is why I, at the very least, gave it a decent 3-star rating. I like the claim that it aids in moisturizing the skin, which it actually does-it’s a fairly good moisturizer. It is also one of two sunblocks that I’ve come across that doesn’t leave the white Zinc-oxide residue on the face that makes my face look like a pasty ghost. The other one was the Olay one which has an SPF of 15 (half of this one). But what I really admire about this is that it aids in fading/depleting hyperpigmentation spots, however gradual, which was a large reason why I purchased it. I’d be enthusiastic about this product if only it didn’t cause the annoying and inconvenient allergic reaction/irritation to my eyes.Update 4/30/2013: Over a year later, I decided that this product received a two-star rating. Not only for the allergy experiences that I noted above, but also due to the bottle. The dispenser is highly ineffective at getting the contents at the bottom of the bottle. I’ve even had a bottle that was nearly full with the sunblock inside, and despite pressing down the dispenser many times, the contents wouldn’t come out. I resorted to swiping the tube in the dispenser to catch some of the contents-which defeats the purpose of the dispenser in the first place. Not only this going to be difficult to do when the sunblock is at the bottom of the bottle, but I’ve had an instance in which the cheap tube actually broke from when I swiped the contents. They should get rid of this horrible packaging and put it in a toothpaste-like tube. It’s the same thing with the Arm and Hammer Whitening Booster. I complained about how the bottle was inefficient at getting the contents out and recommended that it use a toothpaste-like tube, and thereafter, the company announced that it was packaging the product in a toothpaste-like tube, like I’d recommended. So for those reasons, I’ve given this a two-star rating.