Posted 7/12/2016 by Barbara
I bought 2 of these and mostly use it for my legs and age spots. A little sticky but does not rub or roll off.
Posted 7/11/2016 by Nicole
I noticed an improvement in my skin - clearer, smoother, less oily, in about a week. I have pretty sensitive skin, but I don't get any irritation or peeling from this. The only downside is that it's a bit sticky, but a dose of moisturizer over it will fix that.
Posted 6/27/2016 by MauiReview
I purchased this item as well as the M2 Skin Recovery Moisturizer and M2 Exfoliating Cleanser. This stuff is potent. I have a lot of sun damage and hyperpigmentation from growing up on Maui. My skin is tough, no sensitivity whatsoever. I've applied this on a nightly basis and can actually feel it working. It leaves my skin smooth and exfoliated. Highly recommend this product and the entire line.
helps keep my face bright looking
Posted 6/9/2016 by jane
I have occasional breakouts and this helps clear up the brown spots that are left behind. It gives an almost soft-focus effect, so my skin looks clear and bright.
one of the best products ever used
Posted 5/15/2016 by Ron
I love this product, it's great at helping keep my skin exfoliated.
It is one of the best, it's far better than Dr. Pericone. and I'll always use it.
I am a 41-year-old male and people mistake me for 25 - 30 years old all the time. :-)
Posted 5/2/2016 by Tracey
I have been burdened with Melasma on my cheeks, upper lip, chin and forehead for the last 18 years. M2 Skin Refinish has been the only product to consistently lighten the dark patches on my face to a point where I feel comfortable to wear just a touch of makeup. It is a true soul saver.
Posted 4/30/2016 by yijun
I bought this product for my friend. She likes it and said It is a good product for adult acne.
Best Product EVER!
Posted 4/27/2016 by Noella
I have been using M2 Skin Refinish since 2007 when it was still called Mama Lotion. I a 67 yrs old and have zero wrinkles. No one believes my age. Most people think I'm in my 50's. YAY! Of course there is lifestyle and genetics too but I attribute my good skin to this great lotion.
Posted 4/18/2016 by Amyelaine
I used to use this product several years ago and just recently returned to it. Wow! What a difference in just a few uses. My skin feels smoother and no breakouts! Hoping this will even out sun damage. I use a philosophy miracle worker cream over the M2. Just don't use too much or else your face will be sticky. Love the ease of use and so far...so good. Makes me wonder why I stopped using. Love the packaging. Keeps product fresh.
Effective Serum at a great price
Posted 4/18/2016 by Kelly
I have been using M2 Skin Refinish 20% for almost 3 years. It helps eliminate fine lines and keeps my skin clear and also supports even skin tone.
Posted 4/11/2016 by Michell
I have tried everything for adult acne and nothing works. I have been using this with the exfoliating cleanser and my skin is clearing and my age spots are fading. My skin looks smooth and soft.
Posted 3/26/2016 by cici
I didn't know there was a smaller size. I should have bought the smaller one. It is a good product for adult acne.
Posted 3/17/2016 by Kerrie
I haven't used this product for long but I already see great results. The overall texture of my skin has improved noticeably. I will continue to use it!
Not bad serum
Posted 3/16/2016 by Apple
I use it at night and it's effective for me. I use to treat my acne and pores, so far so good!
Happy with purchase
Posted 3/10/2016 by Andrea
I bought this based on the reviews and once I tried it I was not disappointed. I am looking for something that improves the texture of my skin and help me with sun damage (I live in Florida). To be fair, I used this only twice so far because my skin is rather sensitive due to all the products I use... nonetheless I can already tell that this is a very effective product to refinish the skin texture and reduce pore size and sun spots. I did have dryness and peeling, mild but was there... I hope I will build up resistance and be able to use it more often in combination with the replenix all trans retinol x10 to diminish sun spots... I have tried dozens of products and I can see a difference with this one from the first application.
Posted 3/10/2016 by Robin
As serum goes, I use the high potency refinish at night and have been told that I have great skin texture! I really like this product as a night time ritual under my moisturizer!
Posted 3/8/2016 by GG
I love the M2 line ... I use the 20% refinish in the a.m. followed by the moisturizer, then the High Potency Refinish and Moisturizer before bed. A little goes a long way! Smooth, smooth skin and I am in my late 60's!
Posted 3/3/2016 by Melissa
I use this along with the moisturizer at night, and they seem to be a great combo. I did experience a slight tingle and some redness initially, but that meant the product was doing its job.
Posted 2/24/2016 by Val
This product dramatically reduced my dark spots on my face. I love how amazing this works. I've been using M2 for 5 years now and my face have ever looked better.
Posted 2/24/2016 by Val
I have never noticed my wrinkles lessen until I used M2 Revitalizing Eye Repair Cream! I've used several other eye cream products but M2 does really work.
Posted 2/22/2016 by Wendy
I, too, made the mistake of using too much the first time. Just a couple of drops is all you need. It makes a nice sheen on your face and it feels so smooth. I also use it before the M2 Skin Recovery moisturizer at night before bed.
SO smooth after 2 weeks
Posted 1/27/2016 by Ding
My skin is SO smooth to the touch, even though I try to not touch my face. I use this at night - a thin layer with the M2 Moisturizer on top and after 2 weeks I am in love.
It smells like concentrated honey to me. For the first few nights, my skin burned a little and had some redness and then after a week or two I just seemed to have adjusted and now my skin feels great.
As many others have written, too much on the skin will cause a sticky feeling. I just take the smallest amount and smooth all over and this avoids the stickiness.
Along with this, I also use the PMD - sensitive disc and have not had any problems whatsoever.
Posted 1/14/2016 by YAN
it works quite well, beyond my expectation.
recharged my skin
Posted 12/27/2015 by YAN
When I have a trip for a couple of days I make sure that I have this one in my bag. It works for breakouts and helps to recharge and refresh the tired skin.
Posted 12/27/2015 by Maisy
This is my third bottle. It works well for fading the acne scars..A bit sticky though.
Posted 12/21/2015 by Debbie
Took advantage of their 'buy 1 get 1' free and tried this for the first time. Like the feel but haven't used it long enough to tell how effective it is.
Posted 12/14/2015 by Christine
This product has helped to reduce the size of my pores as well as fade acne scars and redness. I've reordered twice and will continue to use in the future.
Posted 12/1/2015 by Stevievi
I noticed a difference immediately! I received a sample packet with another order and the results were so fast that I ordered the real deal. My skin looks lighter, pores smaller and when I smile the gashes in my cheeks are much less pronounced. I don't know how that works but I feel like it tightens my skin. I don't really notice a smell. It can be sticky if you put too much on and you just have to wait for it to absorb before putting on sunscreen.
Sticky but effective
Posted 11/26/2015 by Namchebarwa
It is very sticky seconds after you apply on your face. But you will also find it evens the skin a lot... A really love it...
Posted 11/24/2015 by Magicbmd
Minimize pores. Lightens my spots.
M2 HIGH POTENCY SKIN REFINISH
Posted 11/22/2015 by PAT MC
LOVE -LOVE-LOVE THIS PRODUCT. I HAVE BEEN USING IT FOR YEARS. I AM 62 AND MY SKIN IS AMAZING. I AM A HAIR AND SKIN PROFESSIONAL AND HAVE FOUND M2 SKIN REFINISH THE BEST OF THE BEST. IT REALLY HELPS DIMINISH BROWN SPOTS AND MAKES THE SKIN LOOK YOUTHFUL. I CAN NOT BE WITHOUT MY M2. THANK YOU!!!
Good, but smelly and sticky
Posted 11/20/2015 by Cara
This gives great results, but I just can't seem to stick with it because of the smell and stickiness.
Posted 11/18/2015 by killian
Posted 11/16/2015 by killian
I like it
Makes a difference
Posted 11/13/2015 by Cat
This product really seems to work.
Posted 11/8/2015 by Amanda Devorah
I swear by this product! ive been getting so many compliments and I tell everyone this is my secret!
Posted 11/6/2015 by AY
I have been using this product for a couple of days and I feel it works. The only thing I don't like about this serum is that it can definitely feel sticky if you put too much on. I will continue to use this product.
Helps with large pores
Posted 11/1/2015 by MDinCO
After trying so many different products, I feel like this one actually reduces the size of my pores and helps reduce blackheads. I received this product several times as a sample but didn't really see a difference. I decided to try a full size product and started noticing a difference in my skin after 2 weeks of consistent use at night. You do need to use it consistently and apply a moisturizer on at night but only after allowing it to dry on your skin. It makes my skin feel a little sticky but that goes away after 5-10 mins.
Too soon to tell
Posted 10/19/2015 by Lynnette
I just started using this product every other day. I notice that my skin seems brighter the next morning. I will review it again after using it a little longer. I am hoping to fade some hyperpigmentation.
Posted 10/8/2015 by anonymous
I have been using this product for a couple of months and I feel it has helped my hyperpigmentation and scarring, but unfortunately I am still experiencing adult acne. If my skin was not breaking out still, I think I would be having some great results. The only thing I don't like about this serum is that it can definitely feel sticky if you put too much on. I will continue to use this product.
Posted 9/29/2015 by killian
I like it
Best serum ever
Posted 9/11/2015 by Andrea
I have been using this product for many years and love it! It doesn't dry your face out and it helps with blemishes. I also love that it is safe to use during pregnancy!
Posted 9/5/2015 by Itera
Used it for 2 months but it did not improve my Hyperpigmentation. Left my skin dry and it's extremely sticky after it dries.
Good so far
Posted 8/29/2015 by Mary Beth
I've only been using this for one – two weeks, so hard to evaluate long-term results. However, I have already noticed some red marks starting to fade. It's not too harsh on my skin and I feel that it's starting to look Better as the redness fades and my skin becomes more even toned. I think it's worth the price.
Posted 8/26/2015 by yanshu
I used it for my body a few times, and it makes my skin look bright a little. Will keep using it and see it really work.
Use it at night
Posted 8/26/2015 by yanshu
I use this product at night and it works for my redness. By the way, I have acne, so it is also for that.
Addresses many issues
Posted 8/16/2015 by Gavriella
This product is great! It helps to prevent break outs and evens out skin tone. Several problem areas I had for months went away after only a few applications. My skin feels smoother and more refined.
good for acne
Posted 8/12/2015 by daisy123
very good use for my acne face！
M2 Skin Refinish 20%
Posted 8/11/2015 by CBsMom
I'm in my mid-50's and have occasional breakouts along my chin area. This refinish is fabulous at stopping a breakout and actually clearing scaring from previous issues.
I tried the 12% and it didn't do the job but this works. No peeling, stinging or flaking.
Addresses multiple issues.
Posted 6/28/2015 by Brooke
Finally a product line that treats acne and aging skin. I have very troublesome skin, and always have. I spent my teens and 20's using only acne based products that dry me out and had terrible sun habits too. Now I am in my 30's and still suffer from cystic acne, comidones, black heads and am really noticing fine lines and sun damage. I really wanted to focus on anti-aging product and every time I do my acne gets out of control. M2 addresses both my major issues! It isn't my "cure-all" but it really helps! I love how the refinishing serum feels/acts like a mini chemical peel. My face always looks healthier and clearer in the mornings.
One of the best product lines
Posted 6/28/2015 by Brookelbm
I have very troublesome skin. Acne, comidones, blackheads, cystic acne. And now I am in my 30's and noticing my skin getting fine lines and a little more saggy. I spent all my 20's and teens using acne control products and bad sun habits. I really wanted to move into an anti-aging line but every time I try my acne flares up. Finally I have found a product line that addresses acne and aging skin. I love how this product feels/acts like a mini chemical peel. My skin looks healthier every morning. It isn't my "cure-all" but the best thing I have found!
Give you smooth skin
Posted 5/19/2015 by Yaya
I use it to renew my skin. Works great!!! I will buy it again.
Posted 5/13/2015 by Jingjing
I am very pleased with this! It definitely helped with my breakouts and prevents new ones. I have very sensitive and acne prone skin.. Almost everything will break me out! I had some very bad break outs from rosehip seed oil.. Then I started using this every other night at the first week... After the first week, my breakouts were finally under control and my face wasn't red as well.. I am definitely going to continue using this product!
Love this product
Posted 5/12/2015 by iammai
It's a very good product. I've been using it for couple of years now.
Good for Scars & Skincare Rx--the best customer service!
Posted 4/20/2015 by Thaivan
I used this product on my face and then was informed by a Skincare Rx expert named Michelle that it may help with my scars too! This made me value this generously sized product even more. It usually lasts me 3 -4 months when using it on my face. I would imagine it will last for at least 2 months if I use it to treat my scar.
I had another scar product that contained a meager 1 oz for nearly $70. At 2 applications a day, this only lasted 2 weeks. Skincare Rx's excellent customer service department promptly refunded my money since I was not satisfied. I buy nearly all my beauty treatments from this site. The products are always fresh, never expired and the prices are the best around when you use a coupon.
LOVE this product
Posted 4/13/2015 by ying
LOVE this product
Posted 4/9/2015 by Sarah
It's awesome...no other words are needed. It shrinks pores, refines tone/clarity and doesn't dry out. I have used similar products before, but this one actually works. I recommend especially for those with dry skin.
Posted 3/21/2015 by Amanda Devorah
I am officially obsessed! I don't have TERRIBLE skin but I don't have naturally beautiful skin. I have breakouts, early wrinkles and huge pores and unevenness everywhere. My skin looked great (finally got rid of my pores) when I was using prescription retinol except it was always peeling and red. Now that I'm married and in the childbearing stage of life, I'm staying far far away from retinol and I found this SAFE AMAZING product!!! My pores are disappearing; my skin tone is even and glowing; I get SO many compliments!! My face isn't peeling or red like I get with other treatments. Honestly I don't even need to use foundation anymore. I just use a tinted moisturizer and my skin looks fabulous! This is a godsend! This is amazing for me and my self confidence; like I said I was never really happy with my skin. Thank you M2!! And a huge plus is skincarerx always has promotions on their products so you can get a really good deal! (like I did!)
Posted 3/13/2015 by Valerie L
Have used this product..def see a difference with my oily acne prone skin..does even skin tone and help to control oil..love the M2 brand.
Posted 3/12/2015 by Shana
This serum or toner or whatever you call it, it's an revolutionary product, it totally cleaned out my skin.
Posted 3/9/2015 by Carrie
My skin is much brighter and healthier looking since I started using M2. Highly recommend this product along with the M2 eye cream and moisturizer.
Posted 3/8/2015 by Wendy
I bought this product in hopes that it would help with my moderate hormonal acne. While this product DID help my mom with HER acne...it hasn't done much for mine at all! I had high hopes since the product was quite costly. Not super impressed
Skin type: combination. Acne-prone. Fair skin with pink undertones
Posted 3/7/2015 by Kate
This is truly a miracle product, and by that I mean it works in a night. I would suggest using it every other night as it can be a bit harsh otherwise, but if you have acne or pigmentation it is amazing. Truly a great product.
Not As Harsh As I Feared
Posted 3/3/2015 by A
Having read tons of reviews on this and about how much it stings, I feared for the worst. But turns out this one tingles a bit when first applied, then no irritation at all. Maybe it's because I started super slowly: 1.5-2 pumps for my face, 2 times a week. It is sticky, not greasy. It dries down after 10-15 minutes (M2 advice to wait 15 minutes before following with a moisturizer anyway.) My face peeled and was red when I used Vivant Skin Care's Mandelic Serum 8% (current version is alcohol-free), but no irritation whatsoever from M2 20%.
As for does this one work, I honestly don't know since this is not the only product I'm currently using on my face and there are too many other factors that affect my skin. But so far so good. I like the way my skin looks afterward. I intend to continue using this.
Posted 2/24/2015 by Diana
Non drying. Great to use.
M2 Skin Refinish 20%
Posted 2/20/2015 by Judy
Great Product. Works well.
Posted 2/20/2015 by Carol L
After stopping birth control pills (had been on for 25+ years) my skin began breaking out. M2 is amazing. The pimples are gone! My skin is smooth. Many fine wrinkles are gone. My skin tone is even. I wish I had discovered this product sooner. I use the 20% solution. I have not experienced any peeling or discomfort. I love, love, love this product.
M2 Skin Refinisher
Posted 2/17/2015 by Linda
What product improves your skin after only one use? This one did for me. It stopped my breakouts in their tracks, and I'm noticing an improvement in skin tone after using it for a few weeks. Very easy to use. Little bit goes a long way and doesn't get sticky unless you use too much. Great product!
Helps fade spots and the best acne spot-treatment I have found
Posted 2/10/2015 by sticky bun
I bought bottles for a relative and for me and we love it for fading red marks and clarifying the complexion. It is also the best spot-treatment that I have ever found for shrinking acne. I hate the bottle, though - mine fell on the floor and the top broke. I hope that they change the bottle design.
Posted 2/2/2015 by Missfitnessgirl
I have slightly sensitive skin, and this works wonders on me. I have mild/moderate hyper pigmentation and I have only used this for a week and already see a difference. I have some pimple marks that always do go away, but it takes a few months. After one week they are almost gone. This is sticky when you put it on, but I only use it at night and wait 15 minutes before putting on the moisturizer. I get minor pimples around my chin and this has stopped them in their tracks!
Posted 1/22/2015 by kbcollie
I have had cystic acne, at least one breakout (breakin!) a month, since I was a teenager. I am 50 now. I received this as a sample, 2 years ago, tried it, and have had less than 4 breakouts in 2 years, and that is only when I have run out of the product. I couldn't live without it now. I never thought I would ever have clear, nice skin, but this product is wonderful.
Posted 1/15/2015 by Mary
I'm always looking for products to improve my complexion and after not getting much results from using Skinceuticals Retinol refining night cream, I decided to give this a try. It's only been a week but so far it's been working great! I wake up the next morning to a smoother, glowing skin. My skin tends to be sensitive so I'm going to probably take a few days off from using the product so I don't over do it and cause problems instead, but M2 really has a great line of products!
Posted 1/3/2015 by Yingyu
Helped a lot with my hyperpigmented acne-prone skin!!!! Every time after I pick a pimple I will use it to disinfect the scar and it works amazing!!!! Strongly recommend!!!!
Exfoliating and anti aging
Posted 12/29/2014 by Sandra
Evens out skin texture and anti aging. Non irritating. Great product.
Posted 12/25/2014 by Meredith
I've been using this product for almost 5 years. I had some hyperpigmentation that has gone away with a combo of this and sunblock/wearing a hat outside. It does tingle a little when you first start using it, but that goes away after a bit. I'm a firm believer that you should find a facial serum you like and stick with it forever. This serum is worth a shot!
Posted 12/18/2014 by Pretty Pearl
I reviewed numerous YouTube videos and read tons of blogs before ordering this product. As far as I can remember, I have had acne and enlarged pores. I am African American with caramel-colored skin. The hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores have been a nightmare. I used it 3 days in a row for the first week. The hyperpigmentation blotches started to decrease and the enlarged pores began to shrink. A little bit goes a long way.While it's a bit sticky; let it dry completely. My skin is beginning to even out quite nicely. After 3 weeks of use, I apply it 2 x's/week. I've received so many compliments...I'm beginning to think S T A R quality.
Such a bargain
Posted 11/19/2014 by Crissyb
The price is very right with this product because it delivers what it promises. I did not experience any discomfort at all, and I use it every night. My skin is more clear and my pores seem to be shrinking.
You only have to use a small amount and spread it thin or it will be a little sticky.
I absolutely love SkinCareRx and all the products I have received. The shipping is so fast, and packaging has always assured my products arrive undamaged.
Posted 11/17/2014 by Kristina
I have been battling breakouts and acne since I can remember and this totally transformed my skin (within 1 week!!!) You can really feel it working with the tingling sensation, and you are left with smooth skin!!! It really also evened out my skin!! Absolutely recommend! If only heard of this line years ago!!!!
Nice night treatment
Posted 10/25/2014 by Joanna
The formula is irritating for someone new to acid. I have been using acids to exfoliate as well as treat my acne. The strength is tolerable. Small irritating effects.
I use exfoliating pads with this product but has not seen sensitivity issue.
Regarding on acne, when I do use this product, my acne tend to be under control. If I skip a day or two, it get worse.
Posted 10/25/2014 by Cai Ling
I have been using this for many years and still am using it today. This is really strong and should not be used everyday. I use this as a spot treatment and it works really well. The only thing is the finish is quite sticky and gets all over my pillow when I sleep. When i put on a big glob on a spot, my skin actually peels off the next morning. Any dark spots that i get after a breakout fades faster with this.
Posted 10/15/2014 by Sarah
I waited way too long to start taking care of my skin. This has helped me play catch up. It works!!! I'm in my mid40's and still get the occasional zit. My skin tone was ruddy and uneven. I have seen a huge difference in a short period of time. My skin color is much more even, fine lines are improved, and no break-outs! It's an all in one. The original mama juice formula works. This one is stronger and comes in the 50ml vs. the 30ml. totally worth it!
Posted 10/15/2014 by Sarah
I waited way too long to start taking care of my skin. This has helped me play catch up. It works!!! I'm in my mid40's and still get the occasional zit. My skin tone was ruddy and uneven. I have seen a huge difference in a short period of time. My skin color is much more even, fine lines are improved, and no break-outs! It's an all in one. The original mama juice formula works. This one is stronger and comes in the 50ml vs. the 30ml. totally worth it!
Posted 9/17/2014 by Janet L.
I've been using this product for about 2 years now. I'm hooked. When I run out, I really do think that the fine lines return.
Posted 8/9/2014 by GC
I have used this product every other day for two months and my skin hasn't been this flawless since childhood. (I had moderate-severe acne in my teens) I'll continue buying M2's skin refinish unless their company comes out with a better product.
I like this!!
Posted 5/16/2014 by Brandi
I was suffering from acne and light acne scarring. This product cleared my blemishes and faded the scarring. I am amazed. The product lasts a long time so is a great value. Rebates and discounts are offered all the time so don't be afraid to try it!!
Three words: Fa-bu-lous!
Posted 9/27/2013 by Terry
I've spent a LOT of money on skincare products through SkincareRx over the past year, but this one takes the cake! I'm a male and my complexion isn't bad for 46 y.o. (I'm told I look 35-36 y.o.), even though I smoke over a pack per day, drink coffee and wine each day, and drink very little water (obviously, all very bad for one's complexion...among other things). However, my concerns 'were' uneven skin tone, enlarged pores and oily appearance. I received a sample of M2 Skin Refinish 20% with an order of broad spectrum SPF and noticed a marked improvement in ONE NIGHT. The next day I gave the remaining amount of sample product to a female co-worker and ordered the product. I've used it now for three days and couldn't be happier. My pores are almost invisible and my skin tone is even, taught and with a matte finish that lasts all day. Use it as recommended: apply it at night, wait for it to absorb, apply a moisturizer, and then use a broad spectrum UVB/UVA sunscreen (I use Replenix) during the day. Well worth it, especially for the price. And, contrary to other reviews I've read, I even like the pump - very 'luxurious' packaging.
Tingly and Powerful
Posted 9/19/2013 by Sam Perkins, jr
My wife bought this a couple years back and tried it after seeing the benefits it had on her skin (we both have a light sandy tone). The spots I had on my forehead and cheeks disappeared within a couple weeks as well as some deep wrinkles (though I still have some stubborn wrinkles that I think I'll have for the rest of my years on earth). It has a tingly sensation when you use it, but I like that because to me it tells me that it is working. It has kind of a sting if you use it right after shaving too, but it seems to work better while the pores are open from my experience. I give it 5 stars.
Skin Companion - Highly Recommend
Posted 8/15/2013 by CM
I've been using this for 3 years now. I am so surprised that not more people have heard of it when they ask what I am using to make my skin look so good. I don't think I could use anything else!
M2 skin refinish vs. MaMa. Pump breaks. Hyaluronic Acid problems.
Posted 8/10/2013 by LS
I have been using M2 since they made the old MaMa formula and throughout the time they changed it to this (M2 Skin Refinish 20%). I have medium-soft skin with a slight olive color (French/Italian), a thick spongey texture, large pores and oily T-zone. Frequent breakouts especially in the past few years from age 35 since I stopped taking the Pill. MaMa original really kept my post-pill breakouts in check, gave my skin a more even and smooth texture (makeup goes on like a dream) and most importantly, kept my dark spots from sticking around too long after the occasional blemish. I'm glad it's back on the market (Used to be called 'MaMa Lotion' and is now available again, as 'M2 Advanced High Potency Skin Refinish') but sad that the bottle is so small it really seems to be around 2X the expense. Would be worth it if I hadn't found that MD Skincare's steps 1 & 2 in the morning do the same if not better job for me and I prefer them! I used to get MaMa lotion instead since it was a bit more cost-effective but now that it's almost as pricey, I just go for the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel 60 Packettes and enjoy the convenience at a (now) similar price point. That said, it's still a great product but the bottle is a problem. The pump always clogs, eventually breaks and sadly I was throwing much of it out since I couldn't get it out of the bottle. Now that MaMa is only 1 oz, you really can't afford that problem (tho I think maybe the manufacturers are hoping you'll run out before the pump dies in the new package!) Finally I overcame that by breaking open the outer-sheath thingy at its gold band. You actually have to kind of snap it open because it doesn't screw off. I think it's glued. Don't be shy, just twist it till it breaks. Then pull the product cavity out of the outer sheath and just use that as the container. I throw the outer part out, although it's pretty, but it just gets in the way. Now if you're lucky you can still manage the pump a while longer but when that fritzes out you can screw the weird top pumpy thing right off. It doesn't look like it, but you can just screw it open normally and dispense onto your finger to apply. Another couple of comments: I don't see what's the big deal on the stickyness. You just wear it at night when you sleep and wash your face in the morning, so for me that was a non-issue. You get used to it after the first couple of nights and it becomes like high heels - they're never really comfy like tennies but you deal, right? Anyhow, I guess the makers say that the way to reduce stickiness would (at least to their current knowledge) require adding stuff you don't need which may risk pore-clogging. Yikes, I'll take the natural stickiness of Mandelic and Malic Acids anytime. Lastly, a comment about the new M2 Skin Refinish vs. the original. My problem with the new one was Hyaluronic Acid. I can't use anything with that in it - unfortunate because makers are now shoving it into just about everything! I get it, it's moisturizing because it assists your cells in retaining water, but for me it's a nightmare!!! It makes my otherwise manageable zits turn into giant water postules which I could only refer to as 'boils.' My skin will get a deep cystic start of something, which I used to try to ignore until it went away, but anything with Hyaluronic Acid in it exaggerates the surrounding moisture in a cyst until it becomes like a huge water blister deep under my face. It will throb and turn red, sometimes even so puffy as to make my face look distorted. Eventually, it gets hardened, oozes (I'm not kidding) fluid for maybe 2-3 DAYS, then finally dries out and becomes a big dark thin scab area which eventually (with the help ironically of Mandelic and Malic Acids peels and goes away. This process takes maybe 2 weeks so since I usually have about 2 of these per month in my cycle, I spend about half of my life with the acute pain and ugliness, then about 2 weeks with the dry scab to cover up before 2 new ones form again elsewhere. The effect of Hyaluronic Acid on cystic blemishes is an absolute horror. Its effect on a normal average zit within my skin is to make it puffier and fuller of fluid. It takes longer to heal and because there is a layer of little water-ballooned cells just below the skin surface, layers above the water-retaining layer are thin delicate tissue-like as if the skin covering a blister. I was in danger of accidentally wiping the top couple of layers of skin right off just by using a washcloth, so I had to be very careful. Once the skin would get rubbed off on top, the area would ooze like crazy. Big drips seeping out from the area that I had to blot with a cotton ball and check for oozing throughout the day. It's super moisturizing powers are like an inflammation exaggerator to my skin type. If you have this problem and wonder what's going on, take a look at the back of your products and see if this ingredient could be the culprit. This is not meant to scare you, but if you see that happen, maybe your skin responds like mine to Hyaluronic Acid! It took me about a year to figure it out, especially since it's also in the M2 Skin Recovery Moisturizer as well as other products. If you don't like this product, I highly recommend the original MaMa Lotion formula, which doesn't have H.A. and also others claim it works much better for their skin. I think the stuff is awesome. Would be 5 stars except: Minus the crummy bottle. And hiked up price.
Posted 5/13/2013 by Lauren
I love the 20% and the recovery moisture. As a 35 year old I still suffer from reactive skin my my chin area (ANNOYING) this is the only product that has helped clear this up 100% for me. I have been using M2 for over 1 year now. I actually Used UP an entire 20% and Recovery Moisture. I use it about 3 times a week. The moisture probably about 2 times a week. If i use both together I just mix them in my hand. Or apply the serum, then the Moisture. The price is GREAT especially for Mandelic acid which tends to runs expensive. I honestly do not mind the stickiness, it is the nature of the acid. My skin is SOOO clear and so pretty. It has a luminous glow to it. Totally worth every penny. They always have sales and I got a killer deal on a rebate which brought each product I bought to less than $15. THAT IS AWESOME. Overall, great Product, fantastic results. PERFECT for my sensitive skin.
WOW! Used a sample and great results!
Posted 3/14/2013 by MzWy
I got a small sample of this with my recent purchase. I have used it twice now and I can't believe the extraordinary results. I didn't notice the business about waiting 10 mins before using a moisturizer but putting on my nightly moisturizer almost immediately afterward was fine for me. In just two nights, it made my skin significantly smoother and seemed to actually be curing some odd bumps I have. I will DEFINITELY be ordering the full size soon! No need for a professional peel if you've got this stuff.
Posted 1/10/2013 by Tumper928
I had used this product 5 or 6 years ago when I was having some problems with acne. In the past few years I had tried some other resurfacing and pore reducing products but they really didn't deliver the results like M2 does. When I started buying more and more over the counter products to treat the breakouts, I realized I could buy M2 for about the same money and it would treat the breakouts (even the deeper cystic types), brighten my skin, and reduce any left over spots from acne marks. The cost of this one product is so invaluable because I no longer need several products to brighten, refine lines and help with breakouts. I use M2 every other day and wash with a gentle cleanser and exfoliating scrub 1 or 2 times a week. After about 2 months of use, my skin looks healthier and less irritated! Going through a pregnancy, I also am happy that it is also a safe acne product for mom's to be!! It's a must have!
This product has completely changed my skin
Posted 12/13/2012 by Kelsey
I am 21 years old with combination skin and have struggled with acne and the post-acne marks since I was 13. I started using this 6 weeks ago and I am truly impressed! My skin is unbelievably smooth, my pores have shrunk and the blackheads on my nose have reduced drastically. I saw little to no improvement until the 5th week so anyone who is using this product GIVE IT TIME and STICK THROUGH IT DURING THE INITIAL BREAKOUT! The suggested 5-6 weeks is an honest guideline, and although it was frustrating to be breaking out it was COMPLETELY WORTH IT! I never understood the whole purging process where your skin gets worse before it gets better, but after reading the reviews I was prepared and I definitely broke out for the first 4 weeks as the product was pulling everything underneath my skin to the top. I also used the product every night instead of the suggested every other night for those 4 weeks so that could have contributed to my breaking out. Now I'm using it every other night and because I'm only on the 6th week I still have even more improvement to see - can't wait!
Works Amazingly Well on Acne
Posted 8/27/2012 by Lizzee
I've had moderate to severe acne ever since puberty and I'm almost in my 30s now. I've been on topical Retin-A, Accutane (twice!), Aramis laser, and have tried all of the OTC stuff (glycolic acid, salycilic acid, benzoyl peroxide etc). After my second course of Accutane, I was still breaking out and finally stumbled upon M2 by pure accident while researching acne solutions out of the standard offerings. I gave M2 a try and have to say it really did an amazing job of controlling my acne. If I felt something forming, I applied M2 on and it was usually gone overnight. Breakouts that were already out took a few days to fully disappear, but were noticeably smaller overnight. M2 also improved the texture of my skin, making it feel smoother. M2 did not do much in improving existing hyperpigmentation from prior breakouts nor did it help fade light sunspots on my forehead. Although M2 helped improve my acne, my face still looked like the aftermath of a hard war. To help improve the appearance of my skin, I ended up switching to a combination of PMD microderm (green disc) and Aminogenesis Photolagen and Face Repair Cream. My acne hasn't returned under this product switch so either the new regime is working or my skin is just getting old and is slowing down production of sebum. I highly recommend M2 20% for people who want a non-paraben, low chemical and side-affect alternative to prescription strength medication and OTC stuff that doesn't really work.
Posted 6/28/2012 by SD
M2 Skin Refinish 20% is excellent. I have sensitive, acne-prone, combination skin. I am very fair and have problems with too much redness in my skin tone. Rosacea (chronic skin condition that makes your face turn red and may cause swelling and skin sores that look like acne) runs in my family. I don't have it yet, but definitely get red easily. M2 20% stings a when I first put it on, so I worried that it would worsen redness and irritation. Not so. It works beautifully! It cears up acne, evens out skin tone, and dampens down the redness with use over time. It has softened my wrinkles a bit too, but the effect on skin quality and tone (more even!) is quite good. It is VERY sticky, so I only use it at night. I change my pillow case every couple of days (a good practice anyway to limit exposure to bacteria and other irritants that can build up on pillows) because the M2 is so sticky. At first, it really bothered me, but I stuck with the product and it was worth it. So beware, it is literally, fly-paper sticky, but IT WORKS.
Posted 5/20/2012 by Katrina
I'm amazed by how effective this refinishing solution is. As a black female, I never thought of the two dark brown marks I had on either cheek in terms of sun damage. I just took them, and the fact that my face and neck were significantly darker than the rest of my body, as par for the course of having skin that was more prone to hyperpigmentation than some other groups. I actually decided to try the M2 Skin Refinish 20% on a whim, not much more. From day one, I began to see a change in my skin tone. It wasn't something that anyone else would notice, but I could definitely tell. It's almost a month now of using it every other evening, and the the mocha colored marks that've been on my cheeks for what seems forever have all but disappeared completely. As for my skin tone overall, don't think my face and neck have come this close to matching the rest of my body since before I started attending summer champ as a child. Of course, sun screen is a must, but most of them really aren't designed for dark skin (it's a challenge to find one that both works and doesn't make you look like Ashy Larry.) I'd recommend La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid. The texture is milky instead of creamy, and if after application *you let it dry completely*, I believe even people with the darkest complexions can wear it successfully if they invest in a blot or dusting powder. Of course, something heavier like foundation will over anything. Oh, and best of all, the La Roche-Posay sun screen drys with a *matte* finish instead a ridiculously greasy one like most screens. Anyway, as far as the M2 refinish goes, I can't recommend it highly enough.
most EFFECTIVE SKINCARE I HAVE EVER USED
Posted 4/27/2012 by lauren
I have 30's, frequent sunbather, acne prone, dry, sensitive skin. Pretty much a mess. I use the 20% refinish every night with the moisturizer every other night. I have been using it close to a month and my skin is SO LUMINOUS, the sunspots are fading, my acne IS ALL GONE WITH NO FURTHER BREAKOUT. This stuff is a MIRACLE. The Refinish does have a tacky texture but after i apply the moisturizer it goes away. THIS STUFF IS AMAZING. WORTH EVERY PENNY. WILL FOR SURE REORDER AND REORDER.
Love this product!
Posted 4/25/2012 by Carolynn
My first time posting a review! I believe in this product 100%! I have several different issues with my skin that I have been working to improve. I had moderate to severe melasma, acne scarring, acne breakouts, and consistent black heads and white heads. I started with a laser treatment (pro-fractiional), that was followed up with a 10% hydroquinone cream. I did see improvement with this treatment combination, however, it did not really last. These were also very expensive. Heard about MaMa lotion from a lady I was talking to at Costco and she referred me to this website. At the time I ordered, it was now called M2 20%. I have reordered this product 3 times now. It has been the most amazing product for my face. I started out using the product for several days in a row, then laying off for a day or two. I know use it about 2-3 times a week. I have been using the M2 about a year now. I have only had a few blemishes since using the product, I think those blemishes resulted from plucking hairs off my lip and chin. My face is free of black heads and my pores have shrunk drastically! I have had a huge improvement with my hyper-pigmentation, but I also have continued the use of the 10% hydroquinone with the M2. That is a prescription strength skin lightener. I have been able to continue to order that through the place I had the laser treatments. This product does have a foul odor and can feel tacky on the skin, I say...so what! It works! I only wish I could post before and after photos, I have them and the difference is amazing.
BREAKOUTS FROM ROSACEA IN CHECK
Posted 4/18/2012 by Bzndl0
i have rosacea and have tried so many different rosacea lines that try to address the sensitivity and redness but none really address the breakouts. I use the 12% serum during the day and the 20% at night followed both times by the moisturizer and I love it. My face is clear of the redness and the breakouts. I do have to say that after a few months, the breakouts came back so I went back to using my Metro Gel for a couple months and now I just rotate back and forth, but it DOES work. It's well worth the money.
This product DOES work!!!! It was a miracle in my case three times!
Posted 2/28/2012 by S. Johnson
I've had three separate skin traumas in my adult life. Cystic acne, melasma, and nearly my entire body covered in bed bug bites! M2 got rid of every one!!!! It's really disheartening to see these negative reviews complaining about the smell or stickiness or women who stopped using it after 6 weeks. With melasma all over my face do you think I cared about the smell or a bit of stickiness? NO! I just wanted my clear skin back. If you don't have the time, patience, or money to use it RELIGIOUSLY for three months do not even bother trying it just to leave a nasty review. These reviews are potentially scaring away users who have severe skin issues as I had. This was the only product that worked each time. In each case of using M2 I didn't see much difference for awhile and then a day would come where my skin looked much better and then a day would come when the problem was pretty much gone. To combat any peeling I would use it EVERY night and use pure shea butter as a moisturizer in the morning. Also, remember to wash your hands after each use. I hope people with SERIOUS skin issues who are at their wit's end read this review and find hope in it.
Posted 1/22/2012 by Toni
Must be consistant with using it, every nite, if you do you will SEE BIG RESULTS IN about 3mos. If you stop like I did for awhile, you will regret it.
Patience, Regular Use and Correct Amount
Posted 12/9/2011 by Anonymous
Have used M2 products VERY successfully for 4 years. 61 yrs old and complimented as if 45. Some areas/issues will see results faster that others. Agree a little goes a long way. Recently stopped for 6 wks. Within 1 week crepe under eyes could not be fixed by any OTC product I bought. Once PO issues fixed and restarted product had 50% fix in 2 days. By 1 week my skin was back to tighter, less lines, deep lines gone and no crepe. Can't fully appreciate this product till you use it, take for granted what it does, stop for a while then destart with dramatic results. PLEASE use regularly with the moisturizer and cleanser. NEVER have breakouts. Worth it to stock up when they have sales. Better that Proactiv or Clinique. I do not wear makeup and get asked all the time about my skin.
Patience & dosage
Posted 11/28/2011 by anna108
I am MIXED RACE, skin that tends to get OILY & ACNE prone. Last year I had seriously bad breakouts on both cheeks & chin which left many dark marks. You know how depressing that is for us who can not deal with that yet.. Since I started using M2 my skin had no new acne at all! And the scars are getting lighter & lighter. My family even sees the difference! Only thing is first I tried to use it every night but that would really dry out my skin. Now I use it EVERY OTHER NIGHT and I follow with Aubrey's Blue Green Algae moisturizer and it's been wonderful. No dryness at all. Also, A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY. I truly feel like the correct dosage really has better effects. So if you have the habit that I tend to have 'putting-on-more-will-work-better' believe, try not to & see the results for yourself :) Also, I believe patience (for me it worked within A MONTH) and REGULAR USE contribute to incredible results.
better than glycolic acid for me
Posted 11/16/2011 by modgirl23
I like how my skin responds to this product with malic acid vs. glycolic and salicylic . i tried to use it at night but sometimes it has a burning effect and wakes me up, lol I just use it every other day for a couple of hours and then wash off.
Fabulous skin brightener with no hassle!
Posted 7/26/2011 by Klaudia
I purchased this product a little less than a year ago with the intention of getting rid of some acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. I apply this every other day after cleansing my face thoroughly. I them wait for it to sink into my skin and fall asleep with it on my face. The texture of the product is in fact sticky, however I don't mind this too much. Within a month my face has brightened up a whole lot and this is just great and counteracts any negatives of this product. The only thing is that you must be consistent and patient for dramatic results. Acne scarring and red spots have affected my self esteem tremendously and anything that helps is much appreciated. I am extremely interested in the PMD to add to my regimen and would love to see these products work together to combat my spots. However, the price of that is much steeper so this will do for now. Thanks skincarerx!
Posted 6/28/2011 by Christi
I've only been using this product for 1 week and after years of trying everything, I'm amazed to see results this fast!!! I'm 33 with some hormonal acne, fine lines around my eyes and some sun discoloration on my forehead......the spots have lightened about 60% already, the fine lines are smaller and the pores/oiliness & the few pimples I had are gone! I'm seriously amazed with this!! The price is excellent for the amount of product, BUT the ONLY reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the packaging. The pump is crappy and when I received this in the mail the pump was slightly opened and the product was coming out...they just need to put this in a dropper bottle. Otherwise, SO happy!
Posted 5/10/2011 by Liss
Wonderful product! I was challenged by 'hormonal' acne on my chin and around my mouth. With use of M2 Skin Refinish 20% every other day I no longer have the deep rooted acne on my chin. I use to feel the pimples growing deep under the skin...I no longer have any acne bumps or growths that I feel deep in the skin or visible to the eye. I will continue to use this product and I totally recommend for others to try!!!
Posted 5/5/2011 by Jennifer B
I\'m African-American, 44, MBA professional who is VERY picky about my products. Bought the 12% first in the Spring of 2010 and then in the Fall went to the 20% with amazing results. I had some issues with breakouts and hyperpigmentation - that is all now gone. I have been to 3 makeup counters - Neiman Marcus being one of them - and they declined selling me foundation because they said I didn\'t need it my skin was too beautiful to cover. I only wear translucent powder, gloss, and mascara - and am most happy with the coloring/glow my skin has now. Oh did I mention the 32 year old at the gym chasing me around? Highly recommend this product.
M2 Skin Refinish 20%
Posted 3/14/2011 by ShelleyMarie
I use this serum at night followed by the M2 Skin Recovery Moisturizer. This has made such a huge improvement in my skin! it is strong and effective without me having irritated skin. The only negative about this serum is that my skin feels sticky when i use it. but following up with the M2 Skin Recovery Moisturizer after 15 minutes takes away the stickiness. I do not think i need the extra hydration of the M2 Skin Recovery Moisturizer and i mainly use it to take away the stickiness i feel from the M2 Skin Refinish 20% i have oily congestion prone skin that really needs help staying clear and killing any germs and i feel like this does both of those while i am sleeping.
Posted 3/10/2011 by Jane
This is the first product that finally smoothed the surface of my skin. It was a little irritating at the beginning but it did the trick!
Works Great On Men's Skin
Posted 12/2/2010 by Jay
After several trips over the years to Florida I was noticing some dark spots on my face. So rather than use ambi or another lightner I opted to give M2 skin refinish a try. Within a few days I noticed that red marks from pimples were reduced in color and size. I also no longer was experiencing any breakouts on my face which despite being 40 years of age still occur with all too regular frequency. I've been using the 12% formulation now for about 3 months. The overall tone of my skin has definitely improved. I think the darkening spots are also gradually getting lighter too. Perhaps the best think I've noticed is that I've always had a very rough time shaving with trouble getting a close shave and lots of irritation. Since using M2 I've been getting a very close, smooth shave with far less irritation and igrown hairs than in the past. I also purchased the 15% version of the M2 line as I though 20% might be a bit too strong and I've been using the 15% on my beard area to speed up the results. I find the 15% formulation does cause some irritation if I don't use a moisturerizer (same for the 20%) but unlike the 20% I'm able to use the 15% everyday with only minimal peeling. In short, my face looks the best it has in probably the last eight years and I'll keep using the product. I find that while the product is 'sticky' it does soak in after about 15 minutes. A small price to pay for a product that actualy works.
stay at home mom
Posted 11/28/2010 by Tanya
I absolutely LOVE this product! I tell everyone about it and have been using it for over a year now. I have had acne since I was a teen and it never got better (I'm now 31). After many antibiotics, every prescription cream given to me by my dermatologist, and two treatments of Accutane, I can say that this product worked better than anything I have tried. Actually, for me, it's the only thing that has ever worked. I don't break out anymore, only on occasion during that time of the month, and it has helped clear up the melasma I had from my pregnancy. It is a miracle and I will use it for the rest of my life!
Posted 11/22/2010 by Jan
I have been using this serum for years now. First the MaMa lotion, then the M2. It's worked wonders on my African-American skin. It really smooths the surface. It does take a little time for it to fade my hyperpigmentation when I do get a breakout, but over time I'm able to use less and less concealer. I really wrote this review to mention how bad the packaging is. I've had to get new bottles replaced because the tops have broken off. They really need to improve on that, but otherwise a great product.
Works Great !
Posted 11/4/2010 by T
The best product I've used for erasing brown spots next to going to a Dermatologist! It worked immediately. It has diminished pore size and kept my skin clear. I use the cleanser also and the moisturizer. I like them all.
Posted 10/31/2010 by Naomi
I started using this product along with Differin from my dermatologist. The M2 took the redness out of my skin and smoothed out all the little bumps on my cheeks in no time. I didn't even use the differin on my cheeks until I ran out of my M2, and I now realize how well the M2 worked. It made me scab less, and it would exfoliate so well that after using it consistently I had zero redness or spots. With stopping use I have four huge red spots on my face just two weeks after stopping use. My skin has never looked as good as when I have been using it. I actually use it during the day and do not need extra moisturizer except around my eyes and nose when I first started which didn't last long. Also initially it burned my skin when i applied it, but that went away after just a couple days. ( I also have EXTREMELY sensitive skin which may be why.) I use it during the day instead so that I do not feel like I am sticking to my pillow, and my husband hated the smell. I put it on my skin in the morning when it is dry, and I actually apply make-up powder over the top a few minutes later and it has not affected my results. I love this product, and it has made a world of difference. It has taken redness out of my skin that I have had since I was a pre-teen!
Posted 10/10/2010 by MM
How could I not buy this for so long?? I was using tretinoin cream but now I'm pregnant and my skin needed some boost. After reading reviews I bought and literally I saw difference after 1 night (smoother skin, lighter scars). I used it next night but this is very strong product and my skin was still smooth and radiant, but also a bit irritated (red and it hurt like after tretinoin). So I have to use only every other night or less, but it really fades my scars and now I have to wait for darker sun spots to disappear as well. My face sticks too pillow too, even after moisturizer but it is so worth it!:)
Yes, it works
Posted 9/11/2010 by Funday
I got a small sample in the mail with another product. I never asked for the M2. But I tried it even though I had little faith in these potions after so many years of assorted promises. I ordered it within a week. Not much to say, except it is pretty amazing. Works great on my mature skin with Rosacea and has cleared it up easily. I now find it in my 15 year old son's bathroom all the time because he found out that it clears up his acne better than anything else out there on the market. Just put in on at night before bed. A little goes a long way. I'm very grateful someone made this product.
Best product I ever used
Posted 9/5/2010 by Noella
Throughout the years (and there have been many) I've tried just about every product advertised for mixed, acne-prone skin, including Proactive. When I first discovered Mama lotion in 2006, I saw a MAJOR difference not only fro acne, but also for discoloration and the beginning of wrinkles disappeared. I now use M2 20% as I have mature skin. I am getting compliments over and over. No one believes my age so I swear by this product only. Some of you find it 'sticky' but I find it makes a fabulous base for moisturizer. Don,t give up on it, you'll see the difference!
I love love this product
Posted 9/2/2010 by jnette
It's only been a couple of weeks and this does wonders in getting rid of white and blackheads. It seems that it makes all these dirt come up to the surface. I would apply it around my nose and leave it for 15 min, wash it off, then use the biore pore strip. Once I peel off the strip, every single whiteheads are stuck to the strip. It's gross but this is helping getting rid of them. I used it every other night along with my Epionce regimen so I am not sure which product is contributing to more acne breakouts. It isn't very sticky either.
Posted 8/30/2010 by Lynn
I've been using this product for over a month now as a spot treatment and also around my nose every night. The pores around my nose is less clogged and slightly more refined. For the last 20 years, I usually get 1 or 2 cyst every month and it takes several months to go away. It usually leaves a scar too. Anyone with cystic acne knows what I mean. This product for me works better than Differin or Retina because it reduces the inflammation quickly without a lot of irritation. It also got rid of the acne on my chest and back. It does have a funny smell but it doesn't bother me because I only use it at night.
Magic in a bottle.
Posted 8/29/2010 by Q
I really love this product. I was kind of bothered by a little burning at first, but I also have very sensitive skin. The stickiness was also bothersome, but I also let it soak in a bit, and used a face towel on my pillow. I usually have discolored skin and very clogged pores. This product eliminated most of the clogged pores and shrunk my pores significantly. I couped this produce with La Roche-Possay's Effaclar cleanser, toner, and their acne treatment during the day. I have to say, my skin has never been so clean.
Posted 8/12/2010 by Lauren
M2 is better than MaMa lotion. The Mama lotion burned my skin and left a scar. I never used it again after that. Once I saw they changed the formula I thought I would give it a second chance. All I have to say is that after months of using M2 I no longer wear makeup......and that's saying a lot for me. I never went anywhere without my makeup, and now I don't think twice. All I have on my face is my lotion with spf 30 and my fabulous lipgloss.....and I'm done.
I Love IT!
Posted 8/6/2010 by Sara
I Love this product. I recently ordered my products from La-Roche Posay and received this as a sample. I have been suffering from acne for so long now. I also have large pores which I hate! I have been using this for about 2 wks now and have noticed a huge improvement in my skin. My pores seem much smaller and my breakouts have subsided. I use this in the morning before I put on my moisturizer and I love the way it feels on my skin. Thank you for the sample.
Posted 7/20/2010 by Jessica
I was really hoping I would be able to write an awesome review for this M2 lotion and have the same fast results as nearly everyone else has...And now I totally can!! I have been using this for ONE week along with PCA's Phaze 13 and already my skin looks amazing. Really, I should say my skin looks 'normal' since I have severe cystic acne and mass amounts of inflammation and scarring because of it, but now instead of wanting to go out with a bag on my head I can wear touches of concealer and a light dusting of mineral powder. In one week! I am amazed. I will update my review once I have been using this a while longer.
not as good as MaMa
Posted 7/14/2010 by kitty
I used MaMa lotion and loved it. M2 is good but not as good as MaMa. My brown spots from sun damage were much lighter actually almost gone with MaMa lotion. The M2 does not control this as well and it is very very sticky. But I haven't had any acne which is a plus. Overall I still prefer MaMa. I hope it will return.
Works with use!!!!
Posted 6/28/2010 by JKillin
I love this product. Yes, it is sticky, but your asleep with you use it. I just try to have it on about 30 minutes before I go to sleep, allowing it to soak into my skin so it won't get on my pillow case as much. After a day or 2 I notice my skin doesn't seem to get as oily during the day. After a week or so my pores appear smaller and breakouts healed. After that the above changes take a permanently hold, plus I don't break out AT ALL. Now, I do have some red post acne marks. I can;t really tell if it has worked on these yet. My skin is less red because it has healed my acne so I don't have any current acne, and I have nothing to 'pick at' on my skin so there is no redness from that. It does make my skin peel (when I get my face wet in the shower and rub my hands over it my skin peels off leaving soft, smooth skin), so I imagine it is just a matter of time before it gets to the skin that has the acne scars and peels that away. I definitely notice nights when I skip it. My skin almost immediately gets more oily and pores larger. I use this with the moisturizer and LOVE it. I am getting the cleanser today. I was using the Obagi C RX kit. Obagi has NOTHING on M2 as far as I am concerned. I didn't notice the Obagi doing anything. Made me peel but didn't help with acne, oil or pore size which are my main concerns. I had used it for 3 months. In 2 weeks M2 did more then Obagi did in 3 MONTHS (and at a fraction of the cost!)
Posted 6/19/2010 by Anonymous
I love this product. It is great!
Skeptical, but it works!
Posted 6/2/2010 by Ashly
So I had what I unlovingly referred to as a 'freckle-stash', unwanted darkening of the skin on my upper lip (melasma) from taking the pill. It was soooo annoying! I couldn't even cover it with foundation! While searching the internet I came across this product. I hadn't tried anything with the malic or mandelic acids, so I thought I would try. Very skeptical and didn't expect it to work. I used the whole skin care line (including the body lotion which *hallelujah* works on my keritosis pilarisis-ridden arms!) and my skin definately looked nicer right away. It took some time to fade the melasma, but I can happily say that my 'freckle-stash' is now a thing of the past. So happy! I LOVE this product line! Thank you M2!!!!!
Slow results but consistent
Posted 5/24/2010 by Anonymous
I've used M2 skin refinish since December however I can honestly say the results were not visible until I started to exfoilate. M2 works but the process is very slow and gradual . I do prefer the mama lotion since the results were much quicker
Most effective treatment EVER used
Posted 5/14/2010 by Stephanie Falcone
M2 is that rare thing in the cosmetic world- a product that really truly does what it promises to do. Actually, for me, it has been BETTER than advertised! I mostly wanted it for slight acne scarring and significant sun damage. I have been using the product, once a day, for under a month. The hyperpigmentation from all causes is almost gone. I am not kidding. The most stubborn is proving to be the acne hyperpigmentation, but it too is rapidly fading. I have *really* oily skin. I am probably one of the very few people who don't need a moisturizer with M2. It IS quite drying, but for me, that's great! I honestly cannot get over how effective this product is. Also, a word about skincarerx: I broke the dispenser on the bottle of M2 and not only did they pleasantly send me a new bottle free, they sent me a label to return for free the bottle that *I* broke! I didn't use the label because I needed to return the moisturizer (like I said, 99% chance, anyone else WILL need the moisturizer), but that is what I call excellent customer service!
Posted 5/4/2010 by Gina
I have had melasma blotches on my forehead for decades. Tried OBAGI but grew tired of the regime after 4 months. I switched to M2 and saw results in about a month. Five months later...and NO more melasma!! I Love this product.
Posted 4/12/2010 by Mimi
I used this for a month, and my skin loooked fabulous! It even got rid of the VERY stubborn dark spots. Very happy with this product! I used it at night, I think this is best for this product, it is stick.
Excellent value and excellent product
Posted 4/10/2010 by Holly Auckland
For the money, this product delivers full value if not more. I had tried epionce for a year and it didn't quite solve my acne problem. This product starts working immediately. It's very important to use it sparingly and use it every other day for the first two months, otherwise you will end up with red patches that feel a little burned. The product goes on smoothly and is not sticky or greasy. It really cleared up my skin. I still use it, but I also now have purchased IS Active Serum (which is VERY expensive in comparison) and am alternating the two products. The moisturizer (M2) is good too as a complement to this product. The two work together to manage the bacteria which causes acne. Great value. Great product. Easy to use. Quick results.
Posted 3/18/2010 by Anonymous
I tried the sample and ordered a full product the next day. I could see the difference after the 1st use. I've been suffering from acne for decades and have used Retin-A, Renova, Differen, Accutane and so many other products. This product does wonders for my skin and I just LOVE it!
Best ever happened to my skin
Posted 3/9/2010 by Carelia
Wonderful product, my skin glow after a week of use, no more acne even on time of the month, hyperpigmentation fading away and lines around my mouth disappearing like magic. I am addicted to this product. I strongly recommend it to Hispanic, Asian or Middle Eastern ladies with olive skin tone. Will do wonders in your skin.
Posted 3/6/2010 by Essence J.
OK, i have been using this serum since September of last year, my skin is greatly flawless now, i seen results the next day from using this serum along with the moisturizer , i do notice however i have to constantly use it to keep the glow and keep my skin even but besides that this is a serum and line of products that is excellent for any body with hyper pigmentation. When i first started using it my skin was peeling and i broke out a little bit but i am glad i am still using it now because my skin got used to it and it has never looked better!
Posted 3/5/2010 by liz
This is a amazing product!! I am oriental lady. Now,my face is clear and no more huge pimples.My face are glow and my pores are smaller now. I am glad I found these website. Costumer service was excellent. Thank you.
Posted 2/19/2010 by Gabriela Gonzalez
This is my 3rd bottle and I'm still impressed. I have the worst skin with wrinkles, acne and age spots and this serum every other night has taken care of everything. The best part is that it's safe to use while pregnant which tells me it's more natural than most products and works better than anything I've tried. Love it!
Improved from MAMA
Posted 1/31/2010 by Anonymous
I was happy with MAMA,. VERY HAPPY with M2. My skin is smoother and cleaner and clearer. Well done! Highly recommend
Helped some, but not all of my skin concerns
Posted 1/25/2010 by Violet
I was impressed enough w/ my sample to order the full size. It did not improve my lines or fade dark scars, but it faded my melasma and age spots faster than any product that I have ever used, including prescription bleaches. Also, I haven't had an outbreak of my adult acne since I started using this last summer. I was applying this product only twice a week for 6 mos, but still flaked heavily after each use. Then I discovered something that allowed me to use it every other night and never have any sloughing - raw, unrefined shea butter. I smooth it on my my face about 10 min. after the M2. The shea butter feels greasy, but it has never caused any acne and my face is actually very hydrated and plumper the next morning.
Posted 1/24/2010 by Anonymous
I have acne prone skin and this is the second month I have used this product, only at night, and my skin has never been this clear!!!
Posted 1/23/2010 by Michelle Davidson
I am afro-american, 37 female. I moved to AZ and developed sun spots and had some scarring bc I broke out in a rash and 'picked' at the marks and left a lot of dark marks. This stuff really worked; took about 4 weeks for me to really notice as it is a gradual process. I used it 2X's per day in the start. No complaints here.
Works for me!
Posted 1/20/2010 by Noella
I am 61 and have been using firstly Mamalotion and now M2. Both have worked wonders for my acne-prone skin. I have NO wrinkles to date, and all discoloration has disappeared. I love this product.
Posted 12/12/2009 by cg
Received a small sample of this product in an order for other beauty products. I just ordered more! I must be the only person who loves the sticky feeling! It feels like that's what makes it work. My skin feels tighter and smoother. I used emergin C forte 20% until they changed their formula.It now absorbs quickly and shows no results Thrilled to find something that works comparably and at nearly 1/2 the price.
Posted 12/6/2009 by Maggie
I am one of those people who've tried EVERYTHING for my hormonal acne-- from harsh antibiotics and chemical peels to all-natural food-based stuff like honey masks (FYI, always err on the side of natural, it's better than any expensive chemical!). This is the real deal--literally I've only used it 3 times since it arrived last week, and even in unforgiving natural daylight, there is an intense improvement in my skintone (evening out dramatically), texture (those tiny annoying bumps are shrinking and disappearing), NO NEW BREAKOUTS which is unbelievable for me. I honestly couldn't stop looking in the rearview mirror this morning WHEN I HAD NO MAKEUP ON! Skin is 'glowy-er' all over. LOVE THIS STUFF, worth every cent, and actually isn't that expensive when compared to other (ineffective) products. If you're at the end of your rope and tired of trying the same ingredients on your face over and over and over, this could be your saving grace! And this website/company is EXCELLENT-- customer service, delivery, prices, everything.
Posted 11/30/2009 by Dawn
I have been using M2 products for about two months now, and the improvement in my skin is noticable. I have no more adult acne, and my hyperpigmentation is dramatically reduced (finally!). I have never received so many compliments on my skin, and highly recommend this skin care line
It is working
Posted 11/27/2009 by Edwan kibot
This is really working for me. I love it. Might make your skin really dry at the start but after about three weeks of using it, your skin gets use to it. My face is glowing now and i get compliments every day from friends.
Love, Love, LOVE!!
Posted 11/20/2009 by Anonymous
For the price, this is by far the best skin treatment on the market. I've been using M2 HP Skin Refinish for a month, now, and my skin is thanking me. My acne has all but disappeared (which I've struggled with for nearly twenty years--since my teens), discolorations are fading, pores are shrinking, and skin is glowing. Absolutely amazing. I'm almost afraid to write this review for fear that thousands of people will start ordering it and it'll wind up on backorder. ;-) If you've been frustrated in the past with products that don't live up to their claims--mainly products for acne and discoloration issues--give this a try. I still can't believe that the acne community hasn't discovered this little gem, yet.
Best product ever
Posted 11/10/2009 by Lori
I love this product. I have been using it for 8 months and I can say that the discolorations I had from acne scars when I was younger are completely gone. I alternate this with murad acne exfoliating gel and I have beautiful skin now. I will be turning 42 and I have been told that I look the same as when I was in my 20's which makes me feel great! Also, I am happy to sometimes go out without make-up on for the first time in my life! So for those of you who are skeptical give it a try!
I am Amazed!
Posted 11/6/2009 by Mrsk
I have been using this product along with the Exfoliating Cleanser and Recovery Moisturizer for about a week now. I noticed a difference the first morning. I have had problems with acne and Resaca for over 20 years. I have tried lots of other products but have never had success like I have had with this product! My acne has already cleared up dramatically and those hard little bumps under my skin are gone. The texture of my skin is softer and smoother and has a more even skin tone. I do use it every day and have had only a minimal amount of flaking. (my skin is oily by nature) I 'm amazed at how good it's working for me.
It's doing what it says it will
Posted 10/24/2009 by Joey
My skin looks better than it has since I was in high school. I'm experiencing some 'purging' acne, but the M2 is zapping those as they surface. I'm currently on day 4 of the treatment. I have already seen a major reduction in the brown discolorations on my cheeks, and in the overall look and feel of my skin overall. Even though I'm peeling a lot on my cheeks, my mineral makeup goes on without a hitch and I still look great despite the dryness. I'm very excited to see the results after one month. (By the way, hubby has been complementing me constantly on how gorgeous I look! That's the true sign it's working.) The key is USE SUNSCREEN. If you don't, you'll wind up with even more discoloration, and the spots you have already will simply darken more. Sunscreen is absolutely necessary! I cannot stress this enough. My advice is to get some Sunforgettable (also available on this site). It's easy to apply (albeit expensive), and it works.
It does what it claims!
Posted 10/17/2009 by Anonymous
I recieved this product 3 days ago. I did not expect these results. My skin is so smooth and even!! I have olive complexion, and I hyperpigmentate veryyyy easily. This product proved itself to work. It's a must buy :)
Posted 10/10/2009 by Essence
o.k so i have been reading the reviews for the serum for about 2 weeks before i bought it and when i did was not so sure if it would work for me becuase my skin has darkened from using ambi. However i slathered the serum on , followed by the mosturizer and the next morning seen a result.It has been about a week and a half now and im still seeing progressive results. It says to use it every other day but i used it everyday , hence that my face is peeling, but besides that i love this product . It's amazing!
Product Not Bad
Posted 10/2/2009 by MT
I've been using the M2 Skin Refinish serum and the M2 Skin recovery moisturiser for about a week and find that my face glows and my skin felt smooth . As for the hyperpigmentated skin still not yet lighten. I will try for six months and see what's the results and will send my feedback again.
Posted 9/20/2009 by Leslie
The best product I've ever used
Posted 9/15/2009 by Anonymous
This serum produces visible results in just 3 days. It whitened out the dark spots from acne and also tightned pores on my nose. Blackheads are almost gone! Skin tone also improved. No break outs even during pms. Make sure you do not apply it around your lips. It tastes awful. Of course no husband or bf will ever like this on your face, but beauty is sacrifies!
This line is a KEPPER!!
Posted 9/4/2009 by Kimiko
I received a sample of this and decided to give it a try not knowing how it actually help darker skin and I did not know NOT to use it every day either. So, I was using it twice a day for three days and my skin texture was amazing. I noticed that it dried out my acne especially on my chin area and the acne scars just seemed to look lighter. Yes, after the third use (twicw a dy) my face started to sting. Now I am reading the 'how to use it' on-line and know that it should be used ONCE every other NIGHT. This product line is a KEEPER. It is wonderful! I'm buying the whole line.
penetration??? not so good
Posted 8/25/2009 by christophe
it feels like it doesn't penetrate into my skin, or should i say it penetrate too slowly. i guess that's why this product actually ask you to wait 15m before you apply any other moisturizer, i just started using it, so the effects like even skin tone or reduce blemish hasn't show yet, but i will keep trying.
good product so far
Posted 8/18/2009 by terri g
I've been using this for about a couple of weeks. It definitely is sticky, but I notice my complexion is alot smoother, and My pores on the sides of my nose/cheeks are definitely less visibile. The forehead between my eyebrows is slowly fading. No progress yet on my scars here and there but so far I will definitely keep this product in my skin care regime.
Best product I have ever used!
Posted 8/10/2009 by s.s.
i am 44 years old wtih acne scarred skin and large pores. This product has greatly improved my skin. My pores have shrunk and the srface of my skin is smooth. I love it! I am always getting comments about how great my skin looks now. A likttle product goes a long way.
sticky but sweet results
Posted 8/6/2009 by Gman
I think this stuff rocks.. I have noticed huge control of my constant breakouts and most people are now surprised when I tell them I have acne. It is a bit sticky but worth it and definitely not tasty if it gets on your lips but you know what if I am too lazy to wash my face at night ( Guy so no makeup) I just put two pumps of this on and I am not an oily breakout mess when I wake up. GOOD JUICE
From the husband
Posted 8/5/2009 by J.H.
My wife uses this and is quite happy with it. I don't like it though. It does have a smell, like old preserved flowers, and is sticky on her face. It is not a seductive feeling.
Posted 8/2/2009 by rachel
i had tried a sample of this stuff before when it was called mama lotion.it seemed to work pretty good for the short time i used it. the only thing my boyfriend always complained of the smell. has anyone else complained or noticed that???? i just bought the new m2 and am going to use ot tonight. i hope i get better result without the smell..
Posted 7/23/2009 by patricia
this removed my freckles very quickly and also lessened my acne scars.. I am back to buy another bottle.
I'm seeing results BUT...
Posted 7/17/2009 by Amanda
I have a few scars and patches on my skin from acne that I used pick at in my teens. These are dark colored, noticeable scars that I try to hide with concealer and make-up. Since I had 3 small, sample tubes of the skin refinish I decided to try it. I applied it only to the skin areas that have the discoloration and only every other day; Now, it's nearly a month later and the scars seem to be slowly fading. I'm sure in another 2-3 months, they could be gone completely. One drawback is the flaky, red skin and occasional 'itchy' feeling I get. I don't want to scratch my skin and cause more scars! But overall, I like this product.
It's a miracle!
Posted 7/15/2009 by Anonymous
I have struggle with melasma for years. I've tried all kinds of things and had it pretty much under control, but in the last several months, it got VERY bad. I felt like people were looking at me and seeing my darks spots instead of my face. I was desperate to find something that worked and decided to try this. I LOVE IT. I noticed a difference after using it for just one week. It's been about a month now, and my skin isn't perfect, but it's SO much better. I used to have to wear very heavy makeup to cover up the dark spots, and now my skin looks fine with just a light powder. I've been using this with the PCA Skin (pHaze 13) Pigment Gel and would suggest using them together (although not at the same time, just alternate applications). I did experience some peeling and still do, but it's not severe, and I actually kind of like it--makes me feel like it's working. And for the price, you really can't beat it. I've wasted so much money on things that have done absolutely nothing. If you're looking for something that will change your skin, try this!!!
Bought the 3 pc. combo set, very nice!
Posted 7/11/2009 by Julia
I have been using M2 for only a few days and I am very happy with the texture of my skin. I am a fair red-head with freckles that I acquired at an early age. My fine lines seem to be reduced and it does a nice job of exfoliating. The pump bottles and jars are great too--easy to dispense without worrying about contaminating the contents.
Posted 6/15/2009 by georgia4
I tried MaMa in the past and could use it because the fragrance and harsh ingredients (parabens, polyacrylamide) irritated me so upon the recommendation of my esthetician I tried the M2 line (same makers as the mama). It worked fantastic! I was able to use the HP skin refinish and saw amazing results on my downright messy face (you name it, i've got it). If you're looking for the same results, but don't want the irritation, I would suggest trying the M2 instead of mama lotion.
Posted 6/13/2009 by zupzupa
I got a sample of this prouct in my order and put it on a couple of times. By the 3rd day my skin had changed more than any other product had done after a month of use! I came back to look at the product and am surprised to find out how affordable it is. I ordered the m2 face & body collection and am excited to try it all (the skin on my body needs major work too).
CARAMEL TONED AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN... GREAT PRODUCT!
Posted 6/13/2009 by Sophia
I ordered this product earlier this year, and I have to say that it is a wonderful product. I am a 25 yr old African American woman and I have suffered with acne brown spots, acne scarring, or hyperpigmentation... whatever you want to call it.... all my teenage years up until now. I have a beautiful brown color tone, that naturally glows especially in the summer, but have alway suffered from scarring on my face and lower back. I pay better attention to the health of my skin overall now and I don't go overboard with trying products, if I use it and it works wonderfully I stick to it. I used this product with my Proactive. This stuff tightened my skin, made my skin smoother to where when I do wear make up it looks flawless, and my some of my spots have completely gone, while others are fading wonderfully. At first it burned my skin because I wasn't using a moisterizer, so I stopped use for a week, went back to it used a moisterizer, iand my skin would peel which is actually great because its just peeling away the ugly layers of your skin makeing way for more beatiful skin underneath, then I ordered a green tea mosterizer from ProActive and its a better moisterizer and more heavier but not on your skin, but it worked awesome with MaMa. YOU HAVE TO USE A REALLY GOOD MOISTERIZER THAT WON'T CLOG YOUR PORES, THATS HEAVY IN MOISTERIZING BUT LIGHT AND NON GREASY ON YOUR FACE!!! TIP: DONT RUB YOUR MOISTERIZER IN... JUST APPLY OVER THE MaMa & LET IT SIT AND SETTLE & OBSORB ITSELF W/MaMa. I'm not embarrassed to wear my plain face around my man because its not that bad anymore. I see that now I only get a bump or two when I am PMS'n..ugh.. but any other time my face has no break outs anymore which allows my face to heal more. Everyone wont be able to use this product, and it won't work for everyone, thats just the nature of products overall but its well worth a try, and statistically if you looked at these reviews seems like majority of people here love it just as well as I do. I eat healthier now for 4 months and my skin has changed, I drink nothing but water, I take vitamins, I exfoliate my skin from head to toe once a week, I power walk which makes me sweat (sweating works wonders for your skin and pores as well as let you know your burning calories), and when I find a good health & beauty product I stick to it like MaMa, Proactive!
I love this stuff
Posted 6/9/2009 by Anonymous
have used this stuff head to toe and love it all over. It took away reds and purples from stretch marks on my body helps me control my acne and keeps my skin feeling smooth and tight. I had used the MAMA lotion before but MCK removed the parpabens and fragrance to make this product a home run. Better than proactive on Acne and did what Strivectin promotes it can do on stretch marks.
The original, the best...
Posted 6/9/2009 by Anonymous
I had been using this for over year with wonderful results. However, I tried the M2 skin refinish thinking it would be as good if not better. I was wrong. Unfortunately, it clogged my pores and made me breakout. It was very disappointing considering the progress I had made using the Mama lotion. As a matter a fact, I started using the sample of Mama lotion waiting to get my order and noticed a difference within a 2 days. I love this stuff and have learned my lesson. For me, the original is the best.
I am grateful that Mama works on my melasma beautifully!
Posted 6/8/2009 by Anonymous
I am Chinese, at my late forty, with very fair and sensitive skin. I have had melasma on my cheeks for about 10 years. I have two children, and I understand that these are pregnancy marks and may be a result of contraceptive pills. I had tried Eldoquin 4%, Tretinoin for a few years, and recently Meladerm cream for 2 months. I always use sun protection of at least SPF 30. Hoping to cure melasma internally, I have stopped using contraceptive pills for about 6 months. I tried taking MSM Powder from Holland & Barrett, for 2 months, as this product claims to fade melasma and works on some women. However MSM powder seemed to help but at the same time made my hair loss, so I stopped taking it. All of the above did not help much, until I tried Mama. Mama helps me to peel while pycnogenol clear and prevent the new pigmentation. I have used Mama and pycnogenol for 6 weeks now, and my melasma has been lighten by a half. I am excited about these products and want to share with those who have been suffered as I did.
This stuff is great!
Posted 6/7/2009 by Anonymous
I liked MaMa, I love M2. I'm in my late 20s and have sensitive, acne-prone skin. M2 has made my skin clearer, brighter, and more resilient. I also find that it's a little gentler than MaMa -- I haven't experienced any irritation from it. I use the skin refinish and the moisturizer, and have been using them for about three months now. Highly recommend!
my favorite product
Posted 6/7/2009 by cph
Of all the products in my cosmetics arsenal, this is my favorite. Finally, something that delivers on its promises. Even though I'm in my 50s, I still have acne breakouts, and this product greatly reduces those as well as clogged pores. I have used it for about 2 years and am very happy with it. It does cause peeling when you start it but the results are worth it.
Posted 5/22/2009 by Joyce Jenkins
I obtained this product as a free sample when buying Obagi Clear. I used it first just to see how it worked. I had enough for about a week and now I am on here looking where to buy this product. I am thankful for the free sample.
never looked better!
Posted 5/22/2009 by Cathy Reilly
I too received this as a free sample and am back to buy. I am 52 and for as long as I can remember i have had some form of acne and acne products on my counter top. You name it, always searching for a miracle to help.... well I found it. Not only has my acne seemed to vanish, my skin is clear and dare I say it.... rosey. iBelieve me, I know everything doesn't work for everyone, but I seriously urge anyone and everyone to give this a try if your still searching. You just might have found your facial answer too.
one big test
Posted 5/3/2009 by tester
this is a test
Mama Lotion Infomercial?
Posted 4/13/2009 by MrsG
I received my very first bottle of Mama Lotion exactly one week ago (April 7, 2009) and I am impressed! All I keep thinking is why this product doesn't have an infomercial like Proactiv? This product truly is the best kept secret! A little about me...I am a 32 year-old African-American female who has stuggled with acne and dark spots for over 10 years now. I never had acne until my freshman year in college - that's when my face started to break out really bad. I think it was because of the hard water we had in our dorm showers. Anyway, since college my skin has been prone to breakouts which eventually turned into dark spots. I have tried everything from microdermabrasion to just about every acne product on the market...nothing seemed to work for me...until now! I can honestly say that Mama Lotion works! In only one week, I already see and feel a difference in my skin. It took about 3 days for me to start seeing results. While this product doesn't lighten your skin, it does cause dead skin cells to peel away. Once the dead skin falls off, you are left with a smooth, fresh layer of skin underneath. I started to see some of the most recent dark spots disappear within 4 days. Some of the older dark spots which I've had for years will no doubt take longer to go away but I'm confident that if I keep using the product they WILL GO AWAY! I have never reviewed a product before but I felt compelled to review this one to share my testimony. Although it's only been a week, I know there will be more testimonies to come. I'm curious to compare my before picture with the one I plan to take next month. The only things I will say about the product is to wash your hands after applying it. If you don't wash the Mama Lotion off your hands, you will start to see the skin on your hands peel...trust me this happened to me. Also, there will be some slight peeling so be sure to use some type of exfoliant in conjuction with the product. I find the exfoliant helps to remove the dead skin faster. Lastly, I find the product to be a bit sticky. Therefore, I only use it close to bedtime when I know I'm not going anywhere else for the evening. Overall, this is a great product and I look forward to seeing more results soon!
Posted 4/9/2009 by Anonymous
this worked incredibly on my melasma. it faded quite nicely in a short amount of time. It did peel and tingle a bit, but that's to be expected with any product that actually does something
After six months...
Posted 4/7/2009 by Anonymous
I reviewed this product positively after one month of use. I have now been using it 6 months and wow, I really am pleased. My skin feels great and much less oily. I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I haven't had any major breakouts for several months. I occassionally look in the mirror and I am amazed that this is my skin. Those who have battled their skin for years will appreciate this product. It worked for me.
Posted 3/28/2009 by rm
MaMa lotion worked well on my post-acne hyperpigmentation, sun spots & melasma. Yes, my face was a mess. About half-way through the bottle, I began to use a facial scrub before applying the lotion. This accelerated the results without causing irritation. Just ordered a second bottle.
My Pore Poors
Posted 3/27/2009 by JES
I have always struggled to shrink the pores on my nose.. I am 45 and have tried ALOT of products.. Thank YOU SO MUCH for sending the sample.. I can't believe HOW MUCH THEY SHRUNK... I love the skin on my nose!!! LOL If you have large pores I would suggest trying this product FIRST!.. My skin is awesome looking too.. I keep lookng at it as if it will somehow change.. Thank you for what feels like a miracle but no doubt great science!!
Posted 3/16/2009 by sunny
I am a 36 of asian descent. I have melasma, roughness, very sensitive skin and large pores. I have tried the glycolics, 4% hydroquininone, retinols and everything under the sun in lightening agents for the duration needed to work. Nothing changed and i continued to notice darkening of my skin. Frustrating!! I tried M2 skin refinish and noticed a difference after the first night. Glycolics were very harsh on my skin and the combination of M2 acids are gentle but tough enough to slough!! I love it. I will continue to use it and hope for more results.
Posted 3/12/2009 by Anonymous
I have occasional flare ups of acne and use this as a spot treatment. I'm on my 3rd bottle and absolutely swear by it. It takes the inflammation down, and kills the zit quickly. Make the redness go away too.
Posted 3/12/2009 by Anonymous
I received a tiny tube of this as a sample after I purchaed another item on this site. I used it once a day, for sveral days (until the tube ran out), and was amazed at how well it worked. My skin is MUCH smoother, softer, and I have noticed a definite reduction in the fine lines around my eyes in the month or so I have been using it. Friends have recently asked me what I use on my face and that my skin looks really good. I would highly recommend this product. I have never noticed such a dramatic and quick change in my skin with any other product. The only negative is that sometimes when I apply it a little will end up on my lips, and it tastes absolutely horrible. As some other reviewers say, it is also kind of sticky, so I always have to wash my hands right after I apply it, but the results are so positive, I figure it is a small price to pay.
Tips for defective bottle
Posted 3/7/2009 by April
I like this lotion quite a bit. I have adult acne. It seems to help with it, but is no cure. It seems like my skin builds up a tolerence to it, and I have to quit using for awhile and then begin using again to get results. For everyone complaining about the dispenser, I had that problem too. If you store your bottle upside down and dispense it that way too it will work. For some reason the pump doesn't have a tube that goes to the bottom of the bottle. I found this out after having several bottles and always having to take them apart to get the lotion out. Storing it this way also seems to help it not get clogged up. Hope this helps!
Love this product
Posted 2/25/2009 by Anonymous
I started using it last year and I am almost done with my first bottle, can't wait to order this again. It works very well on my skin and I have to say that I turned 50 years old last September and don't have any wrinkles on my face.
Combination with Revaleskin
Posted 2/14/2009 by Adriana
I have been combining Revaleskin (with Coffeeberry) and the Mama Lotion in the same application twice a week in the evening. I have been able to tolerate the Mama Lotion much better! My skin feels soft, smooth, less blotchy, and more moisturized. Best of all, I know that I am protecting myself from future skin damage due to the High anti-oxidant level in the Coffeeberry.
bigger bang for your buck
Posted 2/9/2009 by RH
I have been using more expensive skin care for a long time and due to recent downturns made the switch to M2 on a recommendation from a friend. WOW I think this stuff is great and I have comb oily skin and it is a bit sticky but is not bad at all and I use 3-4 pumps on my face. I love what it has done for my acne prone skin and I feel that it has changed the brightness of my skin as well. I am afraid my expensive friends lost their place in my bathroom.
Posted 2/7/2009 by chang-ca
I'm a long time expensive Obagi user, read the review about this product, try the sample only few days and its really amazing, sun damage acne brown spots was there for years got a lot lighter, more even skin tone, order a full line of the products, hope to see the open pores get smaller. EVERYBODY SHOULD TRY IT.
GREAT for Melasma !
Posted 2/1/2009 by flapattie
I found this product online while conducting a search for products to help my melasma. I have been using MaMa Lotion for a month now and my melasma spots are almost gone from my cheeks and very light on my forehead (forehead being the largest and first area to start melasma). My pores are tiny. I too noticed some acne 'purging' in the beginning, but keep up with the lotion...the purging is temporary and only brings stuff to the surface. I have been using it every other day since I got it. I use it at night and after I put it on, I immediately put my Neutrogena Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse Night Cream. I have only noticed a little bit of flaking, nothing too noticeable to others and it is true if you have darker areas this will flake off to reveal smooth even skin underneath. It's IMPERATIVE that you wear sunscreen during the day when using this product (I use Neutrogena Age Shield Face SPF 70) as it will make your face more photo sensitive. Also make sure to wear a big hat to cover your face as well. If you don't, your melasma spots will come right back and you are back to square one. Oh, and I also have noticed my wrinkles are erasing too by using MaMa Lotion ! It started working 1 week into use...I saw a friend that told me my face looked very even and great....something every melasma sufferer hopes to hear ! I shared the MaMa Lotion with her. I too hope they keep making this product. Lastly, the price is not bad considering how long the bottle will last you.
Oh My Gosh!!!
Posted 1/31/2009 by D
This stuff is wonderful!! It hasn't made my skin peel on my face too much, but I am starting to see vibrance & my actual skin color. I am African American- light skinned and it is soo awful to have brown spots on your face, back, chest. I am giving a 5 because I had a scar from 1 bump that scarred, as I tried to remove the dead skin myself... it was very dark brown & someone commented it looked like a 3rd nipple!! Pretty embarrassing!! I used mama for 2 days after I got it.. the brown dead skin started to slough off!! After 3 days it is a little red around the area, but it is no longer raised, dark! I can see my skin now!! I am soo relieved & grateful, now in another two weeks I will probably have clear skin on my face and scar will be gone! I am using this with PCA and my skin is soft and hopefully will continue to get better. I have hyperpigmentation and acne so I now feel I have the tools to combat both! I used Murad before, still brokeout and kept using product to clear up the bumps!! Also try Benzaclin which is Benzoyl peroxide, and erthymyocin(antibacterial).
The Best for Olive Skintone
Posted 1/30/2009 by Amanda
If you have:(a)cystic acne where they are painful and take a month to go away(b)get blue, black or brown acne scars from pimples (hyperpigmentation) when not even picking at them(c)uneven skin tone(d)tried ever product out there and even proactive didn't work,been to the dermatologist and on the pill...USE THIS PRODUCT..I am personally all of those things. I went to Hawaii 6 yrs ago and ruined my skintone due to mixing otc products and the cause of the sun..I started using Mama lotion since October 08. I am still working at my acne scars but they fade faster than using lemon juice or coco butter..I do still get acne during my hormonal times but the cystic acne does not take half my face, not painful and pop-able after two days. I still scar but mama lotion fades it out in about two weeks..My suggestion is to exfoliate well, apply mama lotion and always apply SPF. I apply mama lotion twice a day. Please remember every skin is different test mama lotion before applying all over your face...
Posted 1/27/2009 by shyla
Can't tell if I like the product or not. Can't get it to come out of the despenser. Have to take off the cap and try to get some out that way. Too much of a pain, so don't use it
Red Acne Scars
Posted 1/25/2009 by Junebug
When I get acne scars the red seems to last FOREVER. I saw this product on an ad and decided to give it a try. After just a couple days of using it I noticed significant improvement in the rendess of my acne scars. Also, I broke out a bit at first but then haven't had any new breakouts since.
Posted 1/12/2009 by Fiva Ariano
I love this Mama Lotion Serum. It really works, clean out my skin and makes it look younger and fresh. Mama lotion really delivers results. First users be careful because your skin gets dry. In the begining better use every other day.
Posted 12/21/2008 by Anonymous
I really like Mama lotion. I use it every other night. It has smoothed out my skin and evened my skin tone. I am 37 and used to put baby oil on my face..yuck. I have been to the dermatologist for chemical peels..which I love. I get about 2 a year and they make my skin baby smooth. This lotion is great to use in between.
Posted 12/17/2008 by Anonymous
To the reviewer who says it's the same as Mama Lotion. Read the ingredients. M2 doesn't have parabens and the formula is a little different. I have used both and M2 is much better at reducing breakouts and it doesn't make my skin peel like mama did.
Found this Effective!
Posted 12/15/2008 by Anonymous
I bought MaMa Lotion in late May and tried it. With oily skin I didn't use moisturizer with it. I didn't seem to get results. I tried it again a month ago, using it every other day with moisturizer and I have noticed a real improvement in my skin. I think the moisturizer is the key. My skin is smoother and less oily. My coloring is more even as well. I have been using it just over a month and I'm happy with the results.
Saved me money
Posted 12/15/2008 by Lisa
I had some sun damage on my chest from years of running and had a plastic surgeon look at it and he wanted $3000 to do lazer on it. I got a sample of the new M2 and put that on my chest and in 2 weeks I could not believe the difference. Not only does the texture of my skin feel better a lot of the uneven color improved. Great stuff.
Product Line Review
Posted 12/4/2008 by Anonymous
I think the review below is spam because both lotions feel exactly the same, still really sticky. The face wash is average. The moisturizer is light and absorbs quickly, but lacks spf. I will say that the line is a good value, $90 for a months supply.
Better Than MaMa
Posted 12/4/2008 by Anonymous
I've used MaMa for two years and purchased the full kit when I saw it in SkinCareRx's catalogue. Now that i've used it for over a month I absolutely love the changes they made to the formula. I like that they removed parabens, polyacrylamide, and added the new ingredients. It doesn't break me out as much as mama used to. The texture and the smell are better as well.
Great for Sensitive Skin
Posted 11/28/2008 by shirley
My allergies are so extensive, yet this lotion is one I can use. It has erased much of the damage from 28 yrs sun. Immediately some of my darkest spots lightened and were half gone in 1 month. BE PATIENT. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS> DON'T OVER DO IT> In 6 mos my skin looked so much better people (strangers, not friends who'll tell you anything) thought I was mid 40s and not 58. It really helps those fine lines diminish and some gone altogether. My forehead is smooth again. BE SURE TO WEAR SUNSCREEN, or you undo all the work you've had with the lotion. Try it. For the price it's worth it three times.
Posted 11/18/2008 by LS
I'm on my 3rd bottle and absolutely love this product. when I travel it's the one product I found that helps maintain my skin with all the flying and weather changes. It has also helped so much with my melasma and acne scars. People I don't see often ask me if I've had 'knife work' done!! If you've never used it before, start out slow and work up to using it daily or twice daily.
Posted 11/9/2008 by T
It's just like Mama, but used with the whole M2 line....my results have been amazing! I love this product!!!
I use it with Proactiv and Obagi
Posted 11/1/2008 by May
I have been battling with acne for 10 years now and I have used and wasted a million products already. I have oily-combination skin. After so many trials and disappointments, I have found the products that have worked for me. I use proactive cleanser at night and Obagi cleansing gel in the am, obagi toner to exfoliate, and use alternately Obagi clear and MaMa lotion. My routine has worked wonders for me. My acne scars have faded in a month and my pores appear smaller. Mama lotion must have been the most reviewed product here. It is because it works. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain.
Posted 10/20/2008 by Pikaki
I got a little sample of this when I ordered a facial cleanser and ever since then I have been hooked. I now have NO acne whatsoever, my melasma is disappearing (it was pretty bad) and using it doesnt make it worse with my sun exposure (I surf 4-5 times a week). My skin does get a little sensitive sometimes with the salt water and wind, but overall mama lotion has improved my skin 10x better than any other product Ive used. Im going to try the M2 skin care line.
Posted 10/19/2008 by RORO
TO ALL MY SISTA DIVAS, BEAUTIFUL LATINOS, AND GORGEOUS EUROPEANS. IF YOU ARE DESPERATELY LOOKING FOR SOFTER, WELL-REPLENISHED SKIN, UNDERSTAND, YOU HAVE FOUND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, THIS AMAZING PRODUCT. LET ME BEGIN, I RECEIVED THIS PRODUCT A WEEK AGO. AGES HAS LITERALLY BEEN ERASED FROM MY FACE, I AM A MODERATE ACNE SUFFERER, OFTEN DESCRIBED AS TRIGGERED BY ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, HEAVILY SUGARED PRODUCTS, STRESSED LIFESTYLES, CYCLES, AND CAFFEINE. WE WILL SURVIVE AND CONQUER THIS ACNE BATTLE LADIES!!!!! OF COURSE, BECAUSE OF MA MA LOTION, I AM A POPULAR, CONFIDENT, BEAUTIFUL IN THE FLESH DIVA NOW!! I WILL SUPPORT ANYONE IN THE STRUGGLE. WE ARE ONE OF A KIND. WE MUST COME TOGETHER TO SAVE OUR FACES. ORDER THIS ASAP TO GET SOME RELIEF. YOU 'FEEL' ME!!!! I AM A SITE TO SEE FROM MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, O.K.. XOXO
Posted 10/17/2008 by Anonymous
I have been using MaMa Lotion for about 1 year now, and the change to my skin has been drastic. I have fair, sensitive skin, and the acne I have dealt with for years had left dark reddish-brown discolorations and scars all over my face. Now, one year later, most of the discolorations have disappeared, and when I get new breakouts they clear up quickly without leaving scars or red spots. I use MaMa Lotion every other evening, gently exfoliate with a warm cloth in the morning, and of course follow with a good moisturizer. On alternate evenings I use other acne products on my skin, and as long as I exfoliate in the morning and use that moisturizer, I don't have any problems with flaky or dry skin.
I'm so excited
Posted 10/16/2008 by Janis
I'm so excited to try this - I've loved the MaMa Lotion and am very excited to try the whole M2 Line.
Posted 10/15/2008 by Anonymous
I just ordered this product after reading an hours worth of reviews. I'm very nervous and very hopeful that this is the product that will finally work on my horrible acne scars. I am very light complected and every pimple leaves a nasty red scar whether I pick them or not. I'm tired of having to cake on make up everyday to try and hide the scars and tired of waking up almost daily with a new blemish. Anyways, the part I was wondering about is if this product can be used in conjunction with other systems. I have recently started using Proactiv to try and stop the breakouts but wanted an additional product such as this one to take care of the scarring...Does anyone know if mixing the two is a bad idea?? Thanks....Can't wait to get my product!!
Posted 10/12/2008 by -Gabriela, 28
I'm a new user of Mama Lotion and after several days using it, I think it is working on me! And I am still waiting for great results in everyday. Good start so far!
Posted 10/1/2008 by Anonymous
I tried this product hoping it would do great things for my acne. I have to say it works very well. Effects took a little longer than i had thought they would but all in all a great product. within three to four days my face was alot better.
I LOVE It!
Posted 9/18/2008 by Lynette, Pasadena, CA
I am 56 years old and have had skin problems since I was about 12 years old. My review is very similar to one written by a 57 year old person. I have very oily/combination skin, ongoing acne and scarring as a result of my many years of acne. I, too, have received acne treatment from dermatologists, acid peels, used many prescription and non prescription products. None of these methods or products have worked--I actually had become very frustrated and somewhat depressed that I could not find a product that worked for my skin. I read the reviews for the MaMa lotion and figured I didn't have anything to lose by trying it. I have been using the MaMa Lotion and related products for almost a month; in less than a week, I could see a dramatic difference. During the first week various individuals in my office commented how great I looked, or they couldn't figure out what was so different about me--I glow!!!! I have acne scars, large pores, and uneven skin tone, and this product has literally transformed my face! I LOVE IT!!! I now wish that I had taken a before and after picture--really, I can now put my make up on in the morning and my face looks great throughout the day. This morning I had someone tell me that I looked like I was 35. Yes, this product not only helps clear your complexion but it firms and literally erases the lines and wrinkles--I look years younger!! My 25 year old daughter was very skeptical and now she is using it, so I am ordering more today. Please note that I did experience some peeling but it is well worth it (my daughter doesn't like the peeling but who cares if your complexion gets clear). My make up looks super, and my face glows. I can't recall when my complexion looked this good, and if it looks this great now, I can't wait until I have used it for a longer period of time. I also use the lotion every day--I cut back if I peel too much.
Posted 9/16/2008 by Anonymous
I have been reading the reviews for months and was afraid to purchase this product; I finally decide to when nothing else works; I was waiting for a month before I write a review, but I couldn't wait,it's now three weeks; this product is the best ever; I was using acne medication the doctor prescribe and I stop using it after I see how this product works; I haven't broke out since like I use to , I also use to broke out using the acne medication; my acne scares are getting lighter and my skin texture is much better; I don't have to use foundation anymore, I only use a light amount of power which is good enough to hide the scars, that's how light my scars got. Using a good moisture is also very important and using a good amount to prevent you looking dry or peeling, is also important. I will be using this product for a long time.
I Love Mama!
Posted 9/14/2008 by soozy
I've had Mama sitting on my counter for years. I use a lot of other products, but I always go back to Mama and my first comment is always how much I love it! I use it for pigmentation mostly. Now that summer is almost over I will probably use it more. One day in the sun, even with sunblock will set you back! Love it for spot treating an occaisional breakout. PS, if it feels sticky, you have used too much! Pea size is plenty. If your skin feels sensitive, use it after your moisturizer. Don't forget your Sunscreen!
Posted 9/13/2008 by J.S.
This stuff is great I've been a big fan of obagi ... but this stuff is just as good very happy with it ..love it!
Wow, it works
Posted 9/11/2008 by Anonymous
I tried this product after hearing about it from a friend at work. I was skeptical at first after trying many products out there. I didn't see immediate results but I saw amazing results after a few months. My dark spots from acne picking are clearing up, much lighter, and I can wear less heavy makeup. What a godsend. I'm hoping that within the next year I can leave the house without makeup. After suffering for over 30 years with extremely bad acne, I can wait a few more months for lasting results. The only reason I didn't rate the product a 5 is because I don't like that the dispenser clogs so easily and it is very difficult to unclog. If they could fix that, this would be a product from the heavens!
Posted 9/10/2008 by Melanie
I had been using mama lotion for a while when I went to a spa for a facial. The spa personnel giving me the facial looked at my face under a special light and said 'I don't understand it you have absolutely no sun damage, and you have lived in Florida for 26 years?' I do have some sun damage on my neck and chest but the mama lotion has made a significant improvement in my face. I brought the mama lotion to the spa because they were all curious about it. Recently I have been using mama lotion on my husband who has brown spots and he is the most skeptical person around. Now he does admit that mama lotion really works and he likes using it. It has taken years off his appearance. I am so happy with this product and will use it forever.
Posted 9/1/2008 by LVeiga
This is fantastic for keeping skin clear and undoing sun damage. I have fine textured skin with freckles and a few age spots. I have the occasional breakout also and this helps with everything! It has reduced my fine lines and I am highly satisfied. My husband and I run a medispa and I could use anything I wanted but this works gently but effectively. Ladies do not hesitate to add this to your nightly skin care a couple of times per week.
Posted 8/27/2008 by amy
I am so excited about this product. I received a small sample with an order I placed earlier. I tried it and could tell a difference the very next day.It is awesome! I've struggled with acne most of my life. This is the best product I have ever found for my skin. I let my mom try it and she loves it also.Thanks for such a great product.
great beyond belief!!
Posted 8/22/2008 by Randall
This product is one of the best, it controls acne breakouts and evens out you skin tones too!! Light scarring from the past even fades away . I was so impressed with the results , after only two months, I even recommended it to two friends and they were equally impressed!!I've tried so many products and been so frustrated, it's great to know that some things do work!! For those reviews that were unfavorable, you must use it correctly and consistently, one week or one month won't be the true test of how well it can work for you!! Again it's great and I'm so glad that skincarerx is here not only for MaMa lotion, but for Obagi too!! My skin has never looked as great!!!!!!Thank you
MaMa Lotion is the best!
Posted 7/28/2008 by CCB
I am an African American with sensitive, oily skin. I am 49 years old. MaMa lotion has worked so well. The texture of my skin has improved with just two weeks of use. I think that this is one of the best kept secrets. My daughter in Dallas, Texas turned me on to this incredible product. Not only does my skin look clearer, but it is less oily and more radiant. As some reviewers indicated, I too experience some tingling when first applied, but it subsides very quickly.
Posted 7/23/2008 by Evy
lo unico que hace es sacar la piel muerta nada mas..
A marvellous product
Posted 7/19/2008 by Sham
I have been using Mama lotion for the last 2months may be not very regular i use it for kind of 2 times a week and i should say my face is calmed down Melasma is ligtening I am using it for that no breakout and my face looks soft
Posted 7/10/2008 by happy
It's my first bottle and I'm not even half way throught it,and I can already see a great improvement in my skin condition, it's glowing! I'm happy. I wish they made it for around the eyes area too.
This Product is the BEST Product I have ever USED!
Posted 7/4/2008 by Dan
I am 57 years old and have had skin problems since I was about 14 years old. I have very oily skin, white heads, black heads, etc. I have been to many skin doctors, used many prescription and non prescription products. I have been to many skin clinics and have had many expensive facials. None of these methods or products have worked. I found this web site (SkinCareRX) looking for Retin-A. I used the Green Creams and Retin-A for about 3 months and was looking for some stronger Retin-A Gel when someone at SkinCareRX recommended the MaMa Lotion to me. I at first didn't take the recommendation and continued another month on Retin-A without really the results I thought I should get. Therefore I decided to try this MaMa Lotion. What a great product. When I woke up in the morning my skin didn't feel oily as it usually does. My skin is such that I am able to use this product every night. After a week using this product my skin starting feeling smoother. I have been using this product for about 6 weeks now and have not had any breakouts. In the past I would break out here and there and then I would have white heads on my nose area and under the eye area. Since using this product that condition has gone away. I don't write reviews very often and mine is not to promote the product or advertise SkinCareRX but only to pass my experience with this product and to help someone else like it has helped me. I am looking forward to see what kind of results I will get after using this product for 12 months. Give it a try, it's only $40+ to see if it works for you. I read a lot of the reviews on this product and it looks like it has helped more people than not.
Great for acne scarring!
Posted 6/30/2008 by Kodiak S.
I'm starting my third bottle of Mama lotion and am EXTREMELY PLEASED with the results I've witnessed over the last year. As previous reviewers already mentioned, it takes a lot of time, diligence, consistency, and above all patience before you'll start to see results. I had moderate acne scarring (pitted scars, depressed fibrotic scars, hyper-pigmentation...you get the picture), and in particular, one huge boxcar scar in the middle of my lip that bothered me for years. Mama lotion, however, took care of all of that. My skin has gotten better week by week, and that huge boxcar is nearly gone. I can't emphasize enough how well this thing works. Unlike others with sensitive skin, I'm actually able to use it every night following a thorough exfoliation with Clearasil Ultra cleansing pads. I find the beta-hydroxy acid in the Clearasil does a good job of getting rid of the top layer of dead skin, preparing it for the alpha-hydroxy acid combo in Mama which I apply afterwards. This may not work for those with sensitive skin, but if you're willing to give it a try, I'd highly suggest it! I'll continue to use Mama for the next year and can't imagine how my skin will look like in yet another 12 months.
Posted 6/25/2008 by Anonymous
O.k, i just finished my second bottle of mama lotion. i have to say it is the best acne scar treatment i have ever used. I have a condition that makes me break out and b4 i got diagnosed and treated, my whole face was covered with acne- serious acne. They left scars all over my face. I am an Africa America but i am not really dark in complexion so my whole face was spotty. I was ashame to go outside because my face was very horrible. And then i found this website and read all the reviews on MAMA lotion and decided to give it a try. It helped my face a lot. I still have to use make up to cover up but my face is a lot better ( like 80% better than before). The only problem now is i started having fine lines around my mouth and i am only 23. MaMa did not help for the fine lines so i advise any one using this to have a very good moisturizer. I am going to move on from Mama because it seems like it stop working on the scars but i will certainly have a reserve just in case. I just discovered another product online just like i discovered Mama.I will advise any one who has second thoughts about buying Mama to go ahead and try it coz it really works.
Good things come to those who wait!
Posted 6/21/2008 by Selma
I am now ordering my second bottle of MaMa lotion. I was almost completely finished with my first bottle before my skin started to respond. I am African-American with a lot of hyper-pigmentation. I am also an esthetician and I have tried a lot of products. I used MaMa for a very long time before it began to peel of the layers of pigmented skin and now my skin is looking great. So remember the skin condition you are trying to correct didn't happen overnight and it is not likely to go away in two or three weeks. Be patient as I learned, 'good things really do come to those who wait!'
Mama lotion & laser resurfacing
Posted 6/10/2008 by Scott Rubin
I recently had the NEW (pro-fractional) laser treatment, for acne scarring, done by Dr. Jason N. Posner, M.D. Boca Raton, FL. A pioneer in lasers and prominent plastic surgeon who teaches his techniques nationally and is a published author. I am very pleased to say that he is now AWARE of the effects of mama lotion on my skin. Needless to say, he and his staff of NATIONALLY recognized professionals are AMAZED at my final results. After my post laser follow-up today, it appears he is very interested in continuing to learn more about the benefits of Malic & Mandelic acids. I would not be suprised to see Mama become part of his product protocol at some point. As you will read my other review, a little further down...no doubt that a world renowned plastic surgeon recognizing the benefits of this product.. is no doubt the HIGHEST compliment that can be paid to MAMA LOTION!
You have to try it!
Posted 6/4/2008 by Alaina D
I'm not one for reviews, but this stuff WORKS! I've had stubborn acne forever (it seems) and acne scars (red marks that fade to brown spots). Mostly moderate acne with a few large ones every now and again. I've been using the MaMa lotion for about a month now, and my face is 95% clear! I do think the rest just needs a bit more time to finish working out but this stuff is incredible! I wash with Kinerase cleanser and then use the MaMa every night. If you're just starting with it, use every other night or as directed because it takes a bit of getting used to. In the morning I cleanse again and just use a moisturizer (Kinerase cream) with a spf15 lotion over top of it (proactiv). I don't even need foundation anymore; MaMa has faded my acne scars and freckles as well as clearing my skin; it's so nice! I've tried Proactiv, scrubs, masks and almost everything else (including Retin-A) and this is the only stuff that works with a minimum of irritation (you may experience some at first but mine went away within the week, now I have none except for when I put it on at night and then it just itches/stings for a minute). I say just try it; if you're like me you've tried everything else!
No pain..No gain! Do your Homework!
Posted 6/4/2008 by Scott Rubin
Professional sufferer of acne, keloids and depressed acne scars that I started injecting in 1987. Throw in about 20 years of (PHENOL) chemical peels with no anestetic...Ever have acid put on your face because you hated your scars so much that it was less painful to take the pain? My father suffered from sebborah dermatitis..a form of eczema. No, mama will never clear up the deep scars..but it will greatly improve superficial scarring, large pores and even out skin tone and pigmentation in general. From a medical point of view, if you use it for at least 1 year..it will help you remodel 'COLLAGEN' which is the goal you are all seeking (whether you know it or not). What blew me away is that I was able to give up using topical corticosteriods prescription (creams) for my sebborah..which can invade your skin as well as scalp..(anywhere your hair grows) Anytime YOU CAN FIND an over the counter product like MAMA. That JUST happens to cost 'PEANUTS' COMPARED TO WHATS OUT THERE, IT'S GOING TO BE WORTH A TRY. For less than $40.00 with a discount code, skin care RX will ship at NO CHARGE. You will recieve your product promptly and they will give u 10% on all future orders. I am a loyal customer for over 2 years now..yes, my seborrah flares up...but mama can quickly be used as a spot treatment..and the redness quickly disapates..everyone on this site has something in common...a SKIN PROBLEM. Or we would not be going through this little trip to h-ll and back..Mama is the focal point I base all my other treatments on..you may have to experiment..use moisturizers, Alpa lipoic acids..and take other measures... but!!!! Mama for less then $40.00 is the best kept secret on the market today...the key is too keep learning...and never giving up hope that you can correct the things you dislike most about your skin!! For some it has become a life long battle like myself... I'll turn 50 this August..but people will never take me for any older than 35..that's what makes the pain worth it! I will help anyone with info that wants to help themselves!! Feel free to contact me and good luck....keep fighting!
It works for me!!
Posted 6/3/2008 by MufaraDaughter
After reading most of the reviews, I decided to try it because of the AHA combination. I've used it for a little more than a week and I'm noticing how it is clearing up my skin. My face is smoother, my pores are smaller and I definitely look better (calmer). I'm an African woman with blotchy and uneven pygmentation. My acne scars are still visible but I'm confident what with time, I'll see some good results. I'm pleased that I did not have to go to see a dermatologist to get these results. I'll definitely keep this product in my skincare routine.
Works for my Back Acne
Posted 5/24/2008 by Annie
I've tried many expensive treatments but none worked until I used Mama Lotion. The only caveat is that it is an expensive treatment for back acne as the bottle lasted me 2 weeks worth of daily nightly treatments. But I will keep buying this lotion as my painful cystic acne disppeared within a week and right now I have clear skin except for the scars/hyperpigmention which have also lightened then before. I am very happy with results.
Posted 5/22/2008 by Anonymous
Works for me.
Tried Everything...This is the BEST
Posted 5/12/2008 by Annie
I am a fair skinned, brown haired, blue eyed female of Irish decent. I have had the hardest time finding something that would even out my skin tone without breaking out my skin. Also, my skin would look so greasy from other nightly lotions I used. I absolutely LOVE MaMa Lotion. I am 45 years young and thanks to MaMa Lotion no one believes me and always ask to see my license to verify. I don't say that out of conceit, I say that out of gratitude to MaMa's Lotion. My skin tone has FINALLY evened out. My skin looks brighter and more toned. And, thankfully, I have noticed the fine lines on my face are gone!!! It would be great if there was a way to soak in MaMa Lotion from head to toe. :-) Thanks a Ton MaMa!!
Has accomplished what no other produst has
Posted 5/12/2008 by Roxie
Initially I started using this product and did not see any wonderful results. Then I started back on the product with consistent use. So far it was worked wonders! I have been back and forth to many dermotologist and tried many types of treatments, even Fraxel, a very expensive tretment, over $2000.00; After the Fraxel I did not see much improvements. However, the MaMa lotion has done what nothing else has manage to succeed with, clearing up my Acne! I am loving it so far. I can only hope for continued success.I also use the NuCelle wash along with the Nucelle sunscreen w/30SPF and the Oil control lotion, I live in Kuwait where it gets extremely hot,and thus far my acne and oil seems to be under control.
Posted 5/4/2008 by Eve
I really like this treatment. My skin takes to it very well, so I am able to use it every night; I allow it to soak in and dry, then follow it with a moisturizer. It has made my skin more radiant, softer and has begun to clear my acne. All I need to do now is find an equally effective day treatment, to prevent break-outs during the day, underneath occasional make-up. Suggestions? (My experience has shown that 'wimpy' treatments containing 2% or less of Salicylic Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide don't do their job.)
Posted 5/3/2008 by Anonymous
I came to this site first to look for a retinol treatment but after reading the reviews for this I decided to give it a try, so I figured I should contribute with a review as well. I have been using this for about 6 months and it is the most valuable possession i own. I have suffered from humiliating acne for about 10 years and now within about the last 4 years the scars and large pores have been catching up to me as well. The first morning after I used this all of my blackheads disappeared OVERNIGHT and have never returned. My red blotchy scars are 85% gone and I only use it about twice a week, I am only about 3/4 through my first bottle after about 6 months. On the days after I use it I have no mid day or even end of the day oiliness what so ever. Needless to say my breakouts are completely gone, i think ive had 3 pimples since i started using this. I did peel a little if i use it less than 2 days apart but a little apricot scrub and its all gone. I use no other products besides plain dove cleanser and plain fragrance-free neutrogena moisturizer. I'm in love! I know its not going to work the same for everyone, but it is definitely worth a try.
Posted 4/28/2008 by Anonymous
I wanted to wait to write my review after i have been using the MaMA Lotion for 1 month. I have seen great results after 4 weeks. You may breakout at first but do not stop using the end result is flawless glowing skin. Even my husband said my skin looked great.
Posted 4/14/2008 by Anonymous
I have NOT tried this product but I am an African American 51 yo female who would like to brighten the back of my neck. I have a 'strip' of hyperpigmentation on the back of my neck. I have tried all kinds of products with the last being TriLuma which made my neck even darker! After several weeks I knew I needed to discontinue that. Has anyone tried using this product on your neck and if so, how did it work.
So Far So Good!!
Posted 4/11/2008 by Fatima
I have never written a review before, but I really appreciated reading all the reviews for Mama Lotion before I had even bought it. MaMa Lotion REALLY DOES WORK. I haven't used it on my face at all . . so I'm not sure how it helps with acne . . however, I am FOR SURE that it is a working product, period. I have dark knees and elbows and have always struggled to get rid of them. I have used MaMa to lighten my knees and elbows and it is definitely a MIRACLE! It started working after the first use! After a week, I could definitely see results. For me, SOMETHING is definitely better than NOTHING. So hopefully, it will continue to ring true! As many other reviewers said --- PATIENCE PATIENCE PATIENCE. By the way, I have also gotten my sister and mother hooked on this product! ENJOY!!
Posted 4/11/2008 by Anonymous
i started using it last nite. after reading all these reviews i decided to give it a try. i have adult acne and i an on my last 2 days of dicoxycline(..something like that)antibiotic. i need to stop the antibiotic as i want to get pregnant again. i am 35 and the acne and its' scarring is depressing and embarrasing.i was contemplating obagi. they have a fader but it has hydroquinone....really harmful. i will write back in a week or so...wish me luck. can anyone recommend a good cleanser and moisturiser to use along with mama lotion?
Posted 4/9/2008 by Anonymous
I've been using MaMa lotion for the past 5 or 6 months and let me tell you my pores are clearer than ever, and smaller! It's great for spot treating those stubborn break outs. Or use as an all over treatment a few times a week for smooth, even, clear skin
Posted 4/5/2008 by CJ
After one month of using Mama Lotion...My skin is starting to glow..my pores are smaller...dark marks have faded dramaticaly...my skin is softer...and the monthly breakout tried to come to surface but it just disappeared...I have been getting chemical peals for 10 years...and this product by far is the best treatment I have had..I also use Palmers cocoa butter to moisterize..and Palmer's brightning wipes...together everything is coming together...my dermatogist says my skin looks great...a couple of his patients told him that it's great for toning the skin...he's actually the one who told me to give it a try...I apply it on the entire face like 2 or 3 time a week..and I spot treat on the days I don't..the peeling is not as bad as I thought it would be...maybe it's because I've been getting chemical peels for so long now the peeling from those are so most worse...also Mama lotion brings those hidden pimples to surface which is great...and they really haven't left any marks if so they are so small...you can't really tell...so far I give this product a perfect 10...the best thing is...I don't have to really use foundation like I use to...It's great when your ready to cover up marks and they aren't there anymore...marks fade quickly and I'll be back next month with another review....P.S. I have an appointment with my dermatolgist on Tuesday...but I'm cancelling because I really don't need any type of treatment right now...
Posted 3/30/2008 by Anonymous
I am a user for a couple months, and thus far my skin is flawless and glowing... i cannot ask for nothing better..this is like a transformation for me no more unwanted facial hair and clear beautiful skin
Best acne fighter!
Posted 3/29/2008 by Marie
I have struggled with adult acne for over 3 years and NOTHING helped. I spent hundreds of dollars trying to find something that would at least lessen the intensity and frequency of my breakouts. I had very stubborn cystic acne and whiteheads. This product has helped immensely. I have been using it since September of 2007, and believe me, it does not work overnight. BUT it has worked. I still get pimples, but very infrequently which is great for me. I can't say Mama will work for everyone, but for me it has been a lifesaver. I have combo/oily skin so as long as I put a moisturizer on a half hour after application, drying was not an issue. I tried Nucelle's lotion first and unfortunately was not impressed. Mama lotion just worked so much better for me. I hope this review helps someone!!
Slow but getting there...
Posted 3/23/2008 by Tee from Texas
I am a woman of color and believe me I have tried almost every product out there for acne. Murad, Proactive, Obagi, Acne-Free, Neutrogena, Noxema...and the list goes on. I have been using MaMa Lotion for about a month now. I have seen a reduction in breakouts when I use the product as directed. Thankfully my skin is not sensitive to the product so starting this week I am going to kick it up a notch a try using it everyday rather than every other day. I follow the following regimen: I wash and tone with Nucelle Mandelic Cleanser and toner and I use a moisturizer from AMBI with 30 SPF and it is great. I have not experienced any peeling or skin irritation. My scarring has cleared a little not as much as I hoped for but it has only been a month so I am going to give it time. I hope this helps someone and I would definietly recommend trying this product, after all there is the 60 day money back gurantee... :-)
Ma Ma Lotiion
Posted 3/22/2008 by Anonymous
Excellent product--works better on my acne than any prescription drug.... three years ago I was desperate to find something that would help with my adult acne....Amen to Ma Ma
Posted 3/17/2008 by Nick
I know it sounds to good to be true. But I love it. I have worked in dermatology for a long time, and have used the standard retinoids. This is great lotion. I have darker skin and I have had nothing but great results.
Posted 3/11/2008 by Theresa
This products makes my skin SO smooth and soft. My skin looks brighter also. It helps heal blemishes and it has not caused any breakouts. I have only been using this product for 2 weeks and my skin looks so much better already. I have been using it on my chest also and it has made a big difference there. This definitely lives up to the hype!
I'm a Believer
Posted 3/10/2008 by Carrie Stowers
After 15 years of suffering with hormone induced acne, and going through several dermatologists and the gamut of products to try to fight it, AHA, BHA, Benzoyl Peroxides, aspirin (acyclitic sp? acid) antibiotics, Retin A, etc.... I finally took the situation into my own hands and searched the internet for active ingrediants that I hadn't tried and ran into this product (mandelic and malic acids). I've been using Mama Lotion for over a year now and have nearly had NO Breakouts What So Ever. I have always been a skeptic and all I can say is This is a miracle product. I can not thank you enough. I've received more compliments in the last year than I have in my life.
Posted 3/7/2008 by Lynn
I have been using MaMA Lotion for about 4 weeks now. The results are amazing! I have had acne damaged skin for 25+ years and my skin is so much improved in just 4 weeks. I have not had anything even close to a break out and my scarring is MUCH better. I still have some 'deep' areas that will need professional attention, but overall I feel so much prettier. There were some warnings on the instructions about burning and peeling, but I experienced none of this and I have very sensitive skin and use the lotion everyday. I will use this product for the rest of my life! MaMa Lotion has really improved my confidence level.
Posted 3/6/2008 by Neil
This product has helped the appearance of my skin tremendously. The shallow acne scars on my forehead have almost disappeared and my skin glows. Great product! I also use a light moisturizer with SPF 15 every morning.
Posted 3/4/2008 by Anonymous
I have oily skin and have tried a lot of products over the years. I am in my late 30's and was starting to show forehead/face wrinkles. I have been using this product for about six months and I am a lot less oily and it has helped my skin look smooth. If your thinking of trying it do it, its a great product.
The Best Kept Secret
Posted 3/4/2008 by Kris
This product can never leave my medicine cabinet! I am 26 yo African American with hyperpigmented acne scars, and this product has done so much for the marks in only about 3 months, I have never been able to go with out very heavy make up to cover the scars. NO longer. People are always complimenting me on my skin now. Thank you mama!! : )
Posted 2/27/2008 by Jen
Got two laser treatments for $200 each and bright redness gone. Nose gets a little red - but before I was thought to be rudolph. Pulsed dye laser at dermatologist. Very happy with results.
Posted 2/22/2008 by Anonymous
i have a question. i've read dozens of testimonals on acne, melasma, scars, but none on success with rosacea. is there anyone who can tell me it helps?
Very good acne product.
Posted 2/15/2008 by Anonymous
My skins's clear up after I use this product.
Posted 2/11/2008 by Happy and Blessed, Deborah
I am have been troubled with acne, over 30 years. Like alot of women, I went from adolecent acne to adult acne, cysts that wouldn't go away. irritating my skin with products that promised to work, but didn't. I also have melasma to add to my woes. God has lead me to your product. I do no have the cysts, or adult acne breakouts anymore!, And my oily skin is under control now! If I could find a product now that will heal my dermal melasma I will be 'up town'. Like I said my acne breakouts are gone. Thankyou, and may God bless you!
Posted 2/7/2008 by J
Makeup was harder to apply, but I don't think I waited long enough, so my fault. But it looked and felt so much better when it was on. I've never had smooth skin before and I noticed a difference almost immediately after using Mama. I got the sample but now I'll definitely order more. Just be sure to follow the directions and moisturize as needed.
is this safe to use during pregnancy
Posted 2/6/2008 by sk
Is it safe to use during pregnancy I dont want to stop this for melasma'
Great for Mixed/Ethnic Skin
Posted 2/5/2008 by D
I am a product junkie, so I am always happy to try something new. So, when I heard about MaMa lotion from one of my beauty boards, I just had to try it. However, the price was a bit scary - until someone told me that it lasts for months. I figured I would give it a try, and if it did not work, I could always get my money returned. I also have acne, which never seems to go away. I may be lucky to have 2-3 days of clear skin, but they always come back. In addition to acne, I am mixed with Black & Puerto Rican, so I have hyperpigmentation here and there, and my acne scars stay for at least 6 months at a time. I tried MaMa lotion, loved the burning sensation (means it's working!!), but hated the skin peeling. Now wait - I am happy that my skin peeled...it had to remove the dead surface skin. BUT, the peeling took a few days, and I spent a few hours scrubbing with a washcloth. Still a 5 star product though!! One thing I have noticed. If I have a pimple, I just dab a small amount on it, and within 2-3 days, the pimple dries out. The skin also peels off (still a bit dark, but it lightens). I also get cystic pimples (HATE THEM!!), so I must make sure NOT to apply MaMa lotion on them. Have tried to apply the lotion to my cystic acne, and it took longer to heal. Just a warning for you all. Overall - this product lasts forever...and please, after you apply the product, apply a good moisturizer after 5 minutes. Otherwise...the peeling is crazy. :-)
Another AA female LOVES MaMa Lotion!!
Posted 2/5/2008 by Anonymous
I don't think I ever written a product review, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to write about this product. I've been using is it since 1 Jan 08 and couldn't believe the results after just the first couple of weeks. Now I'm about 6 weeks into this stuff and I'm amazed at the difference it has made. I can ALMOST wear no makeup!!! After wearing make-up daily for nearly 20 yrs. All I can say is try it for yourself!! you won't be sorry. This stuff is serious....follow the directions I experienced less peeling when I did that. My hyperpigmentation is almost gone, not one pimple or blackhead (only initially)and my skin texture is near flawless. I truly can't say enough about this product.
This stuff works!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 2/5/2008 by Tracy Jones
This stuff is the Bummmmm!!!!!!!!! I am an Esthetician. I have paid alot of money on products but look no further ladies this is it.I recommend this product to all of my acne clients. I have severe acne, 41 years AA. The first time i used i could tell the difference the next day.WOW iam impressed by Mama lotion. I finally have found my match. To God be the glory!!!! My Makeup looks great. Thanks.
MaMa LOTION IS FANTASTIC!
Posted 1/29/2008 by Anonymous
After several trips and over a year to a dermatologist and using his recommended daily prescriptions, nothing worked. If anything, my problems became worse if anything occured at all. I began using MaMa Lotion Jan. 1, 2008 every other day. Hyperpigmentation, dryness and scarring gave me reasons to be self-conscious. Makeup didn't even cover the problems. Today, Jan 30, 2008, my face looks fantastic. My complexion has cleared dramatically, feels supple and I am extremely pleased with the results. MaMa Lotion is the best product I have found. I saw my determatologist the last week of December and then Jan. 16. He believes his prescribed solutions is the result. I haven't had the heart to tell him I had discontinued his solutions and began using MaMa Lotion. I'll definetly recommend it. Rating this product with a '5'?? I give it a '10' By the way, I am an African-American dark skinned woman and think that alternating the usage was best for my skin type, followed by a rich moisturizer and using the moisturizer daily.
Posted 1/25/2008 by Anonymous
I wanted something that was going to get rid of my acne scarring and after some careful research decided to give MaMa lotion a go. I wasn't sure if it really worked or was just hype but this stuff is truly amazing.After just a few weeks the indentations have disappeared and I am left with lovely smooth skin!!!!
Posted 1/22/2008 by Taheerah
I am the writer of the post directly under this one entitled 'Unhappy'. Funny how things work out. As I said in the previous post, I don't want to give up on MaMa lotion, even if it's already been 2 months with no signs of positive results. After today, I'm definately NOT going to give up on MaMa lotion now, thanks to what just happened... Last night, I did what I always do. I put some MaMa on two specific hyperpigmentation spots on my face. I noticed it burned a bit more than usual, upon application and in regards to the duration, and when I awoke this morning, the spots were darker---ALOT darker. I just chalked it up to MaMa's collection of disappointments to a suffring sista, until I started touching the area and noticed that the skin was very scaly. I picked at one of the spots and let out a scream of delight as the 'dark spot' peeled right off my skin, revealing perfectly colored skin underneath. Ditto for the second 'dark spot'. I'm like, wow, how things do change. And quickly. I think it took this long (2 months) for MaMa to work in my skin, and the dark spots, while alarming at first, are the ingredients in MaMa pushing the darkened skin closer to the skin's surface, thus appearing 'darker' than before. Once you see this, don't give up faith...maintain your regimen and the 'dark spot' (i.e. hyperpigmented skin that is ready to be removed) can easily be peeled away manually, with exfoliation or while washing your face with a washcloth. What a diffrence a day makes. Needlesstosay, I'm excited and will maintain my MaMa regimen... Any other stories out there similar to mine???
Does it really help or this is a hype
Posted 1/22/2008 by Anonymous
I have been using this Lotion for 1 month as of now , dont see any changes in my melasma , rather i feel my face looks more dark and dry now Am i using this the right away Can some one share if this helps with melasma Really need my melasma to fade off living with this for around 15 years
Posted 1/22/2008 by M.A. in Mass.
I'm 42 years old, part asian, very oily skin, olive skin tone, on-going acne with scaring, hyperpigmentation mainly on cheek area. Believe me when I say I have been there and done that with counntless products from Epiquin and other presciption lightners,various skincare lines from Obagi to MD. Slight lightning,still loads of concealer to 'hide',besides that, nothing helped with the oiliness.UNTIL NOW....purchased Nucelle products along with MAMA, put MAMA aside fearing not knowing what was working. Nucelle provided me immediate relief of oiliness with less clogging, slow but steady lightning of hyperpigmentation without any irritation. Ran out of Nucelle serum, brought the MAMA out and my results, so far, are getting better than ANYTHING I've tried. I currently use the nucelle line w/out the serum replacing it with MAMA. The Moisture Shine Control is key for my oily skin and works better than anything. I am no longer on harsh prescription topicals and no longer have to apply heavy concealer. Bottom line,MAMA with nucelle has hepled my acne, oily skin and melasma. Finally.
Posted 1/21/2008 by Taheerah
Perhaps I'm doing something wrong here. I read all the reviews left on this site BEFORE purchasing the product, and opted to purchase because #1) I was out of resources (tried numerous products, including ProActive to NO avail) and #2) the VAST MAJORITY of reviews left on this site were exuberant in their love for MaMa lotion. I've used the product for almost three months now, and have no significant changes in my hyperpigmentation. If anything, my skin looks a bit more wrinkly in the spots I put the lotion. I eat healthy, drink lots of water, but still have hyperpigmentation... Very unhappy. At first I was excited so I used MaMa every other day. Then I calmed down, stopped using it for a week because my skin became overly dry, and rectified it by applying shea butter on my face to rejuvenate and rehydrate my skin. The I used MaMa every three days, easy on the dosages. That's been my routine thus far and I'm very disappointed with its 'results'. I've experienced NO peeling, and No lightning effects. I don't want to give up though; I've suffered from acne -thus hyperpigmentation- since I was in 3rd grade, and I just made 25!!! Any suggestions????
Posted 1/2/2008 by Katrina
I bought (3) samples tubes of the MaMa Lotion and I have been using it now for 2 weeks. I have red marks on my face from picking with my acne pimples and they look very ugly and red. I have been hearing so much about MaMa Lotion that i wanted to give it a try. I can HONESTLY say that this worked for me within 2 weeks, I can see the marks fading away and I have not had any breakouts. I use this along with DDF Products which is great. The key to the great affects of the MaMa Lotion is to keep it on your face for 20 minutes without letting anything touch your face, let it soak into the skin. This Really Works and i will be buying a Full Bottle. Thank You for giving me my Confidence Back.
Posted 1/2/2008 by Bianca
Im not sure this is working. January 15, 2008 will mark 3 months of mama lotion use. I used to use obagi and saw a HUGE improvement in 4 months time. So, im giving mama lotion til the end of february and if i see no change im going back on obagi. It seems for many mama lotion is STRONG, peels their skin, and works, and on their behalf, im rating this 4 stars, but for me? This does not peel my skin, it does not hurt when i put it on, maybe my skin is just resistant to it? Anyway, if mama lotion doesnt work for you, give obagi a try. I just wanted to try something cheaper
Posted 12/31/2007 by marly
I am 34 years old and have been suffering from adult acne for over 10 years now. I've tried so many other products and have been using Pro-Active religiously for years, but nothing really helped with the acne. I started using Mama's Lotion about 4 weeks ago and my acne has almost completely gone away. I haven't had any excess dryness, peeling or stinging either (maybe because my skin was already used to the drying agents in Pro-Active). I use it every other night and am loving it!
Posted 12/28/2007 by Anonymous
I am 42 and have struggled with minor outbreaks (period, chocolate, nuts, stress) since puberty. Did not want to take oral meds or put on harsh acne treatments on my skin so just suffered along. THIS STUFF IS UNBELIEVABLE. Just had my period for the first time while on it and NOT A SINGLE PIMPLE! Ate tons of Christmas sweets and candy and NOT A SINGLE PIMPLE! I cannot believe it. It has been about 5 weeks that I am on it and my skin has not been this clear since age 12. I am not kidding! Amazing.
Posted 12/25/2007 by Anonymous
I have tried EVERYTHING! This is the best. My pores are smaller, I hardly ever breakout anymore and my acne scars are almost gone after 2 months. I love it !
Posted 12/24/2007 by sl
I have read a lot of these reviews. I am also a product junkie: have oily, large pored, blackheads, and cysts. Been on tazorac, differin, clyndamycin, accutane (3 x), used major drugstore brands and primarily use now expensive brands - love MD Forte, Topix... I used a sample of mama lotion on an emerging cyst - and the next morning - it brought it to the surface, reduced the redness, and made it smaller - it basically sped up the natural process of the cyst. It also overnight reduced the pigmentation on old larger acne marks that I have been trying to get rid of with HQ. This stuff will speed up the process of bringing CURRENTLY existing pimples and blocked pores to the surface, which were under surface. So it actually doesnt make it worse - it just speeds up the process of it erupting on your face. So with or without the lotion - they would have come eventually. Also, you should really not be using this on sensitive dry skin - ie the eyes area and the chest area - these places have little to know oil glands - you are asking for permanent damage. Dont do it. Having said that -I am going to be purchasing a full size product now. I am impressed.
Posted 12/20/2007 by cj
This is the BEST product!
Give it time!
Posted 12/10/2007 by Lizziebee
Remember - this is NOT a moisturizer. It is a treatment! All skin reacts differently to this lotion, so please give it time to notice long-term improvements. Also, adjust amount and frequency depending on your skin reaction. Mature skin cells turn over more slowly than younger skin cells, so change will be gradual over time for older skin. Plus, there is a dimishing effect after long-term use, meaning the difference of skin tone will be greater at the beginning of use, and then only small improvements will be noticed. If you stop usage, skin will revert back to what is normal for your skin. Lotion is great for spot treatment on blemishes. I think it is better for normal/oily skin than dry/normal skin. If you have dryer skin, after MaMa soaks in, add moisturizer. Watch samples - they are not packaged in a stable environment and lotion may lose its potency. My samples were nothing compared to the actual bottled lotion. The bottled lotion is packaged correctly and feels 'stronger' than the samples, only because the samples are in a tube allowing air and light inside, rendering the ingredients almost useless. Great investment for face for long-term. It has reduced melasma and wrinkles on my face. One tube lasts about six months.
Posted 12/5/2007 by Anonymous
I'm an Asian American with a pretty light skin tone. I don't have acne anymore, but I do have a few little breakouts here and there. I have some small pitted scars left from the acne which I just hate! Anyways, the lotion didn't make them go away. I noticed that they would make my scars look darker and more red one day, then my scars would look lighter another day. So it hasn't really worked for my scars. HOWEVER, I do like this lotion because it clears up most of my pimples. When I have a small pimple, I'll put it on, and the pimple will usually go away within 2-3 days, and it never 'grows' any larger. Also, I've noticed that my pores have gotten smaller also, but they're still there. The only really bad thing is that I started getting a dry patch on my chin, so I stopped using the lotion for awhile. But now I've resumed using it because whenever I don't use it, I tend to get a few pimples here and there. Whenever I put it on, I usually only feel the tingle for about 3-4 seconds, then it's gone. It's not too bad anyways. Just don't use it when your skin's super sensitive!
Posted 12/3/2007 by Janie
I am an africian american female I had old acne spots and large cystic acne. I have been using this product along with Nucelle basic kit and all I keep getting is comments on how my skin looks wonderful. I use as directed and drink plenty of water and take a multi vitamin every 3 days. These product do what they say they will do you just have to follow the directions and always test to see what works for you. Thats what the doctors do
Wow what is this lotion
Posted 11/30/2007 by Olga
I received a tiny free sample of this lotion from an order 6 months ago and used it on a scar on my face from picking/scratching a break out. The next day it peeled right off with hardly any pinknes under it. A skincarerx rep called to see how I was doing with the products I ordered 6 months ago and I said wow what was that sample that you sent it was really good.