Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex Review

For the past few weeks I have been trying out the Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex* and have very mixed feelings about it. Naturally, I wanted to share these feelings with you in hopes that I can help you decide if you would like to try it yourself. For me, it is always nice to know how other people liked a product before I spend money on it and risk not liking it.

Before using this product I did a bit of research to see what the benefits are supposed to be, and what other people did/did not like about it. I found that although it is an anti-wrinkle complex, it is also a face sunscreen (spf 15) that is designed for all skin types (younger, older, and everything in-between!). This product contains hyaluronic acid which is supposed to help your skin retain moisture and increase smoothness (My skin definitely needs an increase in smoothness!).

My first thought upon opening the product was how strongly it smelled of sunscreen. I am aware of the fact that it IS a sunscreen, (so what the heck should it smell like?) but companies are becoming so great at masking that strong sunscreen smell that I was a bit disappointed. Nevertheless, I applied this to my face after cleansing to see how it worked. My first time using this product was at night so I was able to get a feel for it before trying it out under makeup.

Let me tell you, if you have oily skin (like me) you are going to want to stay far far away from this stuff. I am so glad I applied this at night the first time because I instantly knew I would not be able to wear it under makeup. However, I wanted to see if there really were smoothing benefits so I used this at night for about two weeks. I absolutely loved how smooth it made my skin look and feel, but sadly, it would be impossible for me to continue using this with my oily skin. (I literally had pools of oil on the sides of my nose while using this).

That being said, I think this product would be perfect for people with dry skin. It soaks into the skin well, and I am almost positive this would give you great moisture (not to mention the skin-smoothing effects)!

My ending thoughts: would I recommend this product? Yes, I would recommend this product only to those with dry skin. Luckily, I know quite a few people with extremely dry skin that I will be passing this product on to in hopes that it will be shown some love. Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex can be purchased at Ulta.

Have you tried any of the Hydroxatone products?

Xo, Suzanna

*Products marked with an asterisk were sent to me for editorial consideration. See 'About' page for more information.