Great potency but...
Posted 5/3/2015 by KS
It's really nice to find a cream that is clear about the amount of retinol it actually contains. Retinol is one of the few anti-aging ingredients that's actually be proven to work, and I found this % to be very effective.
I've been using it for about 7 months, and I probably would keep using it forever if it wasn't for the color.
The color actually shows up your face if you have a light skin tone, even after trying to rub it in -- delicately but thoroughly. It never really soaks in either, if I get up in the morning and use a white face cloth by mistake it turns green. Which means using it at night is the only option (and not a great one if you have a partner). BUT be warned, it will discolor your pillowcases and it does not wash out.
Even though I've read the company's explanation, I really don't get why this cream still needs to be green at this point... It's a great product otherwise, but I'm going to have to replace this cream instead of replacing my household items constantly. :(
If they ever remove the green coloring I would happily switch back.
LOVE this product
Posted 4/13/2015 by ying
LOVE this product
Posted 2/26/2015 by kathy
I can honestly say this is a great item. Makes my face feel smooth and soft. The green tea has done wonders for my skin.
Posted 1/31/2015 by Tracy
I have been using Skinceuticals Retinol for over a year and looks like I'm making the switch to Green Cream! This stuff is potent and awesome!
Worth the wait
Posted 12/20/2014 by Carolyn
This product is worth the wait. You will get brighter, clearer and softer skin but you have to patiently go through some initial peeling and a case of minor sunburn when first starting off. Once the redness and peeling subsides, you are left with "new" baby soft skin. Absolutely love it!
Posted 8/7/2013 by Kelly Duvall
This stuff is awesome, I have been using this about 2 wks every night and I can not believe the difference. I have oily and acne prone skin and I can already tell my pores look smaller and my skin is clear. I would not recommend all skin types to use this nightly, my skin is not very sensitive
Greatest Product on the Market
Posted 5/12/2013 by Martha
I have been using Green cream for many years, it took several years to build up to level 9. I am 61 and have been using for over 6 years, I don't have to wear makeup because this product makes my skin look fantastic, very few wrinkes around my eyes and that's all. You just have to stick with it in to see the results, like exercise, but you will love it!
Posted 3/18/2013 by Anonymous
Very strong, very effective Retinol cream. My dermatologist said that it is just as effective as any RX retinol. You may get a little skin irritation, but some cortisone cream works well if you have that problem.
Posted 11/7/2012 by Dee
I've been using green cream for years and love it. I've been at level 9 for awhile now. My pores are smaller - My complexion is brighter and I'm sure I've avoided some lines as well. When I first started using it a friend thought I was wearing foundation - But I wasn't. I highly recommend Green Cream.
AWESOME! But be patient-- this is strong stuff.
Posted 10/24/2012 by ALH
I've been using green cream about 5 years now. I am 53 and I have far fewer lines around my eyes than I had when I started. In fact I hardly have any lines at all. Dermatologists are in awe-- no kidding. I had to have a tiny BCC on the inside rim of my eyelid removed a couple years ago. As the anesthesia was kicking in I heard the nurses saying 'OMG she has great skin, and she's HOW OLD?' People who have trouble with Green Cream need to know that: 1) you have to work up VERY SLOWLY. Start with Level 3 twice a week, then work up from there. The irritation will sneak up on you if you don't. You'll think , Oh, my skin is taking this really well, let's just slather it on-- then you wake up with what looks and feels like a bad sunburn. Don't Do It. It took me over a year to work up to Level 9 and it was darn worth it. 2) you may get some zits at first. This is your pores purging out all the gunk. Eventually it will stop. It helps to use some BHA lotion to help solubilize the oils in your pores and clean them out faster. (I use Paula's Choice BHA lotion.) 3) Don't use it on your neck or upper chest at first. The skin there is very sensitive and it will go nuts. Start with level 3 there and use it very, very sparingly and with moisurizer. I put level 9 on my neck a couple times a week now, but I've been on this stuff for years, as I said.
Gave me back my eyebrows!!!
Posted 1/31/2012 by Rachel
I am beyond gratefull this product was made. I'm 35, I've had overly oily skin since I was about 13/14 and had beautiful full thick eyebrows that slowly started dissapearing when I was about 19 and I thought it was for overplucking. Fast forward several years and I decided to use Green Cream, I noticed a difference within 2 days, smoother skin. I kept using it, noticed less oil, smaller pores and then I noticed after 2 months my eyebrows were growing in again!! I was sooo happy I wanted to cry! My skin was so congested, THAT was the reason my eyebrows stopped growing! I've noticed for about a month that my skins improvement came to a halt, so then I realized I needed either something stronger than level 9 (I started off with this level) OR use it twice a day. So now I've been using twice a day and my skin has continued to improve. My skin has always been extremely hard to treat, NOTHING worked for me, I've tried expensive acne systems to store products. I don't have acne but my huge pores and extremely oily skin have been a nightmare especially because of the Texas weather. This product doesn't give me dry skin nor irritates, it gave me a teeny bit of creppiness for about 2-3 days but I didn't realize I could put moisturizer on top after 10 minutes of application. All in all I LOVE this product and hope they never stop making it!
Posted 10/4/2011 by Karen
I also bought this product based on reviews to reduce the size of my pores on my nose and suronding area. What a difference!!! I use it once to twice a day without any problems. But the best part is that I have a scar from chickenpox that is 30 years old and it is actually getting less noticable!!!! This is now a permanant part of my routine!!!
love green cream!
Posted 9/7/2011 by Sunnygirl
I was very impressed with Green Cream. Thanks to customer reviews I would have never tried product & I would have spent $$ on getting a microdermabrasion.. no need !!! thanks SKINCARE RX!!!
Posted 3/1/2011 by D.
I use it every night and my skin peels off like crazy every morning, pores are diminishing..though not that much..do not see effect on the wrinkles/fine lines; if you have acne problem I would recommend to use Diacneal Skincare Lotion first and Green Cream after the problem is solved.
It does work
Posted 1/23/2011 by Katrina
When I bought this product and used it the first night, I had seen results on my nose. My pores began to diminish. I was using the product back to back and did not have any problems, but I forgot to use suncreen when I went outside and it burnt my face. I had to use moisturizer for about a week. Now I apply it only when I see a breakout is about to occur or before my monthly is about to come on so it can prevent any acne. This isnt my first time using retinol. I had used it with the acnefree kit, but they do not sell the retinol separate and I refuse to buy the whole kit for one little yube. Now the only con I have with this product is that it leaves my face alittle oily and it is green, as well as, have ingredients that are illegal I believe in other countries! It works though and I am happy about that. P.S. DO NOT PUT ON YOUR NECK!! I MESSED UP AND I BROKE OUT AND GOT SICK!!
Love it!! :)
Posted 10/17/2010 by Corii
I have been using the green cream for 3yrs and it's a must have for me now! I love how it helps minamize my pores! it helps with breakouts AND fading too! it can dry out your skin a little but its nothing that a little moisturizer wont help :)
I love this cream it really works
Posted 8/24/2010 by Maria
I had really big pores on my nose and cheeks. Plus, my face was oily AND dry in different places. It was a nightmare to deal with. But the green cream retinol really evened everything out. Now my skin is smooth and moist. Not too dry and not too oily. I love this cream, it's all I use now!! Thanks
Well ill be damned!!!
Posted 7/31/2010 by Isiah
Well it is actually pretty hard to find products that really do work any one who suffers from acne knows that. But believe it or not this really works it does exactly what it says it does. I know like most of us everyone wants those over night results but there is no product that works that way. Ive been using this for probably about 5 months and its pretty amazing to see how evenly toned my skin is and the amount of breakouts i get these days. My skin looks softer feels softer and is overall way better then it was before. Im a black male light complexion so anyone with darker pigment on the fence about this one its ok for us to. I would be lying to say that this one product has eliminated my acne but i can say i dont break out nearly as bad as i do and when i do break out its just one or two bumps that go away. So it plays its part in the regimen since i found this site i think i will actually be able to get my skin acne free!!! Sorry for the rambling. But take my word it does work!
Posted 4/26/2010 by Stephanie
I have never tried a retinol product ever and found this to give good results without any undesirable effects. I started with the strongest Level 9 as I have used glycolic cleansers and my skin is not sensitive. I will agree with another reviewer..why the nasty color additives??? Dr. Nia..can't you take them out! Still love the product.
Recommend it to my patients
Posted 2/6/2009 by Amy
I began using Green Cream 2 1/2 years ago as recommended by a plastic surgeon I was seeing for microdermabrasion. I have (make that had) skin that is oily with acne, acne scares, melasma, rosacea, moderately deep lines and wrinkles. My skin now looks 15 yrs. younger (I am 42). After a year of microdermabrasion I stopped because I noticed my products were working without having the expensive procedure done. I recommend the same products I use to my patients with my same problems. My not so secret skin regimen is: CLEANSER-La Roche-Posay Biomedic LHR; TREATMENT-MaMa lotion (starting new M2); alternating with Green Cream, MOISTURIZER-Toleraine; EYES-phytomer. Thank you SKINCARE RX, for making it possible to get all these wonderful products in one place and having some great coupons!
Posted 11/17/2008 by Anonymous
I have been using this for 3 weeks now, and have noticed miraculous things with this product. 1) My malasma is fading. I had light malasma from taking bc, and have noticed it is getting lighter with green cream. 2) My blackheads are dislodging. I have a problem with blackheads and large pores on my nose, and I've noticed that green cream is helping shrink pore size AND helping blackheads come to the surface. 3) Skin texture is improving. Overall my skin is rosy, the collagen is improved, and the skin tone is evening out. Thanks Green Cream! P.S. This product is somewhat strong. Expect to see some light/moderate peeling. Take breaks if you are experiencing redness and peeling. Do not get facial waxing done when you're using this because your skin is very thin. Had my eyebrows done, and some skin was taken off. =(
a must have
Posted 11/15/2008 by Jennifer
I love Dr. Terezakis and her green cream. She recommended I use it, so I did over a year ago. I have turned this product on to all of my family and friends and they all love it. It is great for any age!! my mom and i both use it. It is great for wrinkles, acne,etc. your skin will look better in just a little bit of time, but you have to continue with it every day
My Holy Grail
Posted 5/21/2008 by Foneko
I developed severe acne 2 years ago and I had to tak antibiotic for 1 year after I stopped medication. I started using green cream level 6 and I got better results. Recently, I only had one acne once a month, some months I did not have at all. I cannot live w/o this product.