St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer Review

I bought this St. Ives moisturizer almost three months ago and haven't found the time to update you on it. I was lured to this product by the promise of visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles with collagen and elastin proteins. Oh, that and it costs about $4 for a year's supply.

But darn my sensitive skin

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I'm really disappointed in this moisturizer. Shortly after using it, I started breaking out in little tiny bumps all over my forehead. I have sensitive skin, but I've never been one to break out. I blame the high amounts of mineral oil in the moisturizer (and maybe the perfume). I have never avoided oil in my facial products because breaking out was never a problem... but this moisturizer really did it. I am still recovering from some blemishes due to the breakout. 

Allergic to st ives

I now use this facial moisturizer as a body lotion. :( Perhaps the collagen will keep my skin supple. The problem is that it isn't even very moisturizing. For something completely oil based, you would think it is - but it feels like it just sits on your skin. This is not even worth the $4.

Have you bought any disappointing products lately?


  1. Aww it sucks that this moisturizer gave you breakouts! St. Ives products are supposed to be natural so that's weird. Thanks for letting us know though x

  2. I'm sorry to hear that. :( I guess since it is supposed to help with preventing dryness, the oil might be -too- much.
    I have bought makeup removers from the $1 since they were so cheap, but they don't do well to remove my makeup! Disappointing since I spent money on a few packs. :'(

  3. Sometimes things just don't work and there is no real explanation. :(

  4. oh no, little bumps are so irritating to see especially on the face! i hope your skin is better now. good thing you can use it for your body, its not a waste after all! :)

    thank you for your comment on my blog. i appreciate it! <3

  5. Dana Vigilante6/07/2011 7:21 PM

    I'm sorry to hear that. The same thing happened to me when I used the Pro-X line everyone was raving about. My forehead was a mess for two weeks afterward. However, I am really loving this product, and I've always been a little skeptical of cheaper moisturizers. This really does the job for me!

    Dana Vigilante

  6. Hi Dana, thanks for your feedback. I am glad it is working for you because it is at a great price. I wish my skin handled it well too.