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M2 Skin Recovery Moisturizer

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about the product

Soothe and repair your stressed, dehydrated skin with this oil-free, antioxidant-rich moisturizer. M2 Skin Recovery Moisturizer is formulated to comfort and protect the skin from moisture loss throughout the day while improving the appearance of aging, acne, and hyperpigmentation.

M2 products are safe for use during pregnancy
Not tested on animals

1.7 fl oz

who it's for
Ideal for those with aging, acne-prone, acne-scarred, and hyperpigmented skin who want a clean, fresh, and even complexion. Safe for use during pregnancy.
key ingredients
Mandelic Acid is naturally antibacterial.

Malic Acid moisturizes the skin.

Vitamin E protects skin from damaging free radicals.
how to use it
Apply to face twice daily, as needed.
full ingredients
Water, Glycerin, Mandelic Acid, Malic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Algae Extract, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract, Phellodendrom Amurense Bark Extract, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Cetyl Esters, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Laminaria Digitata, Chlorella Vulgaris, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Linoleic Acid, Soy Sterols, Soy Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Olive Fruit Unsaponifiables, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglcerin, Hexylene Glycol, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract, Dimethicone, Polyacrylate, Potassium Hydroxide, Isohexadecane, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 60.
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Great Moisturizer!!!
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This product is great and I use it with the iSClinical cleanser. They work great together. I am in my 40s and developed acne late in life. Both these together work beautifully! I high recommend them both. I do not like that the M2 comes in a container that does not allow you to all of your monies worth, but I still go back to it! I just which they would allow you to open to container to make sure you get it all. You don't want to waist this stuff, especially for the price.
Not a hydrating moisturizer, more a lotion for warm climates
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This lotion should not be called a moisturizer. I was looking for something moisturizing. I live in a cold climate and need extra moisture in the winter months, I am also 46 years old with great skin but it has been a little crepe lately so I thought I would look for a good hydrating moisturizer. This is not it if that is what you are looking for. I would recommend this for acne skin or oily skin.
nothing special
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not sure how this product got so many good reviews. It's nothing special (not hydrating, not decongestive, not calming). It did not make my skin worse, nor did it make anything better. For that reason, I have used it till the end, but won't be buying it again. One plus is the packaging
My favorite moisturizer!
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This is one of those products that would be listed in my "what's in her bag?" articles in the fashion mags if I were famous. It's fantastic! It's the ultimate multitasker! Everything I need. I suffer from hyperpigmentation, minor acne scars, moderate acne breakouts, sensitivity & redness, uneven skin tone, you name it! And this product has began to mellow those problems out for me. I have only used 1 jar & I will be starting on my 2nd. The biggest perk I would say is that it has lightened the hyperpigmentation & acne scars, as far as clearing acne, it hasn't done that yet. I suggest using it in conjunction with the M2 Skin Refinish & or PCA Skin Pigment Gel, then you could really see a difference. But remember to follow directions carefully & don't overdo it. Patience is also key. ;)
Great Moisturizer!!!
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This product is great and I use it with the iSClinical cleanser. They work great together. I am in my 40s and developed acne late in life. Both these together work beautifully! I high recommend them both. I do not like that the M2 comes in a container that does not allow you to all of your monies worth, but I still go back to it! I just which they would allow you to open to container to make sure you get it all. You don't want to waist this stuff, especially for the price.
absorb fast
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it's a light moisturizer, it won't clog my pores and keep it fresh.
BEST MOISTURIZER, EVER! & I work in a COSMETICS department, for Nords...
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I am 40 and sometimes think I have the MOST sensitive skin in the world! I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. I have RE-ordered it 3 times, and have even recommended it to family members and the DEAREST friends with sensitive skin. I've worked in cosmetics for about 7-8 years...and will even [secretly] recommend it to my customers if the products I am paid to SELL fail to live up to their skin's needs. For the person who says to use this only for NIGHT-time, I want to say, "GET THE Z-SILK SPF 30 SUNBLOCK and use it morning AND night!" THAT sunblock is the OTHER thing I absolutely LOVE & ADORE from this web-site! I recommend THAT one too, when no one's listening(; ***I just have to add that skincarerx.com ships things FASTER than I ever would've expected---and my review is based upon MULTIPLE purchases.
Mrs.
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This stuff is amazing! Keeps my very mild acne at bay and eliminates redness in a very sheer moisturizing base. I've also noticed my light hyperpigmentation fading because I'm using less concealer. Some other reviewers commented negatively upon the container but I think it's a great way to get the product out of the jar without having to stick your fingers into the actual product. Also, the price is great! I'd love to see more from this company in the future; more products, that is!
A lot of hypes but nothing yet
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I purchased this moisturizer back in 2009 and it didn't seems to be working, so I stopped using it for awhile. This year I decided to start using it again, it seems to be working or maybe it was just my imagination. When that one finished I order 2 more jars, thinking that I will continue to see good results but what I got is a lot of breakouts. It's making my face worst. Before, I use to get a few of breakouts during my menstrual cycles but now it's almost everyday. When I received my purchase in August, I called skincarerx to ask why the color of the product had changed from yellow to while. The rep told me that the formula hasn't changed, but wouldn't explain or didn't know the reason for the color changed. Obviously, something did because this one is causing me to breakout constantly. I am really really really disappointed. The M2 product line seems to get a lot of great reviews. I thought I had found something that would have stopped the breakouts that I was getting , instead it's making it worst. I am seriously thinking about returning them. It's less than a month since my purchase, I might use it for a couple more weeks to see if anything changes. If the breakouts continue, I will definitely be sending them back. If I see any improvements, I'll consider writing a new review.
skin looks fresh
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I'm using it 2 week and I see a result. My skin looks fresh and complexion became smooth.
TKnCK PERFECT SKIN CARE MISSING EYE PRODUCT
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This line needs an eye product to get rid of dark circles,why have the eyes been neglected?
age spot fading
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I purchased this for my son's acne skin. It works on him well, less acne and the scar fading. Thus I decided to try it on my skin to see how it goes. Since we have large age different (my son is 14 years old and I am 48 years old) and have different skin types, I didn't expect that much from M2 moisturizer. I am surprised that the moisturizer works on me so well. I already apply it for over three weeks now, my age spots are lighter and my skin is moist and less wrinkle. Like it!
HATE the bottle/pump dispenser...AWFUL
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I try to be careful that my hands are CLEAN before touching my face & have always hated anything that I had to dip my fingers into. This jar/pump requires both hands to pump it out & then it smears all over the jar. It's THE WORST applicator I've EVER used for anything. How do you then clean your hands & apply? And I did think it felt greasy. I'm 36 with oily skin & occasional breakouts. I tried this moisturizer & the M2 skin refinish 20 & the M2 exfoliating cleanser. HATED the moisturizer. The M2 skin refinish 20 was ok for me, but FLY-PAPER STICKY. The cleanser didn't do anything for me, either. I went to the Replenix 10x serum and the Replenix cream as a moisturizer. These products cleared & calmed my skin & now it looks great.
I agree that the product is great, but the worst dispenser ever!!! 0
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Good results from the product, but I have never liked the cutesy dispenser and the last time I ordered it, it stopped working when the jar was still about 2/3 full. No way to get the lid off or in any way use the rest of the product. Really a pain!
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I came back to order my second bottle of this wonderful moisturizer. I love the dispenser and the product DOES NOT feel greasy at all. M2 20% is very sticky but works fantastic so I don't care. :)
Awesome
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The M2 products have worked well for me! Better than obagi. I have struggled with adult cystic acne for years and this with the refinish has eliminated my breakouts, decreased scarring and helped minimize fine lines! SO HAPPY!
Just lov it! 0
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Tried a sample before, just love it. I tried many brands of moisture and most of them feel greasy. And i have to rely on oil absorb sheets in the middle of day. I dont see such problem when using M2. My skin doesnt look dry either. It's perfect. Just bought a full size and waiting for it's arrival!
Excellent Cream
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Love the moisturizer. Not greasy on my skin. My skin looks great and pimples free. Thank you so much. I am glad I found M2.
Best Moisturizer
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This is the best I have ever used! The smell is very pleasant and I love the way my skin feels after using it. My skin has much fewer break outs, if any and my skin look beautiful! Buy this! You will love it!!!
utterly amazing
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ok soooo i have dry skin from maybe the heat here in arizona and also because of my 10 laser genesis and 15 blu U treatment without levulan cream and my adult acne have gone haywire i bought this along with dermaquest clarifying pads i got it jan 29 been using it for approx 4 days now and i can say it WORKS wonders the clarifyinf pads made my adult acne blemishes peel off and this keeps my skin hydrated but its lightweight as well.. its really good I LOVE IT
AMAZING
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I have only been using this product for 1 week. My skin looks brighter, plumper and younger. Very pleasantly surprised.
post treatment
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I had a fractional laser treatment on my granny belly. YEAH IT HAPPENS TO YOUNG PEOPLE! Anyways it was really itchy and red. I started using this and ZAP the irritation went away super fast. I couldn't believe it. I started using it on my face as well and I love this stuff. I am a pro esthetician and recommend this to many of my clients because of the results I saw with this simple moisturizer. Thanks M2
Love this cream!
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I have rosacea and acne-prone skin that tends to be oily. This moisturizer is so light and goes on so nicely I just love it! I really like that it is fragrance-free too. Best of all, it really seems to calm my skin and keep breakouts at bay (along with the M2 Skin Refinish). I only hope they make one with SPF so I can wear it on the days I spend time outside.
not worth it
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I use the M2 Refinish and love it. I was also using this as a moisturizer for daytime and also for the nights I wasn't using the M2 Refinish and realized, because it is the only thing that I also smooth on my neck and chest, that it was making me break out. The breakout was very minor, and went away after I stopped using it...but if you're trying the system, and you've got acne-prone skin and if you start breaking out you know what it is.
Amazing
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This product line is nothing short of amazing for me. I have tried several different products to a., get rid of adult acne, and b., lighten hyperpigmentation. This product line has finally done the trick for me. I won't use anything else, and highly recommend these products to those experiencing the same issues I was.
The perfect complement to M2's HP Skin Refinish
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I've been using the Skin Refinish from M2 for a little over a month with great results, but since purchasing this moisturizer a few days ago, I can already see how these two products really complement each other. It's giving my Skin Refinish treatment a real boost! Lines are already softer, pores are tighter, and acne and discoloration are fading even more quickly than when I used the Skin Refinish alone. This moisturizer is also perfect under foundation. I feel like I'm fixing and protecting my skin at the same time! Just be sure to use an SPF. I also love the ingenious pump bottle that this comes in. Very sanitary and easy to dispense the proper amount. If you're on the fence about getting both products, take the leap! You won't be sorry!
For those of you who broke out from this...
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...keep in mind that your skin might be doing some 'purging'. Mandelic acid is a resurfacing agent, and it more than likely allowed the congested matter in your pores to come to the surface. Keep using it for two weeks, and if your skin continues to break out, THEN stop using it. Anyone who has had a peel of any kind understands that breakouts afterward are expected, and it's for the same reasons I listed above.
Incredible!
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I first received this as a sample then purchased it and I'm glad I did. I'm 43 and still have acne prone skin but need a good moisturizer. This gives me the moisture I need and doesn't clog my poors. Excellent product!
Love Love It
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I have use this product along with the Exfoliating Cleanser and Skin Refinish 20% for about a week now and love it. My acne and Rosacea have cleared up dramatically. I have never had results like I have had using these products!
Basically good
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For the most part, I like this product. It's a lovely moisturizer, but it isn't quite enough for me on most days living in a dry climate. For someone with normal or combo skin, I think it would be great. For those of us with really dry skin, it might not always work.
wow.
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I have been using this product along with the refinish serum for a week in a half. I used the serum everynight followed by the moisturizer and seen results the next morning. I just have a slight peeling of my face, but i think that is caused by the serum, however i love this product. So far my dark spots caused by using ambi has lightened and i will continue to use this product
Love this!
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I recently began using the M2 Skin Recovery Moisturizer, alternate nights with the Skin Refinish, and have seen even better results (no peeling, no dry skin at all) than with the Skin Refinisher alone. I wake up with nice, smooth moisturized skin. My mild acne has all but disappeared, my clogged pores are so much more manageable and smaller, I’ve noticed a slight smoothing of fine lines, and my skin tone has greatly evened out.
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This broke my face out in cystic acne. I stopped using it and within 3 days, my skin started to clear up. Not impressed. I do have sensitive skin and have to be extremely careful what moisturize I use on my face
My New Favorite
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I have rosacea, plus issues with the occasional cystic breakout when I use some moisturizers. But since I live in arid southern California, I simply must use some kind of moisturizer. I discovered this product from M2 and I just love it. ( I use the MaMa lotion as well) I have no breakouts and a smooth, soft complexion after about two months of use. At 52 years old, my skin looks and feels better than it has in years.
Great Product
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It is an awesome product. My skin is clear and smooth. No more pimples on my face and neck. Price are reasonable. Thank you.
Thank you
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I was using Almay moisturizer..then they discontinued making it. I was worried because MOST moisturizers break me out. And Almay hadn't done that. I stopped in a beauty shop and asked about what they suggested. The clerk introduced me to M2 Skin Recovery. It's been 2 days now and it's been great. My skin actually in responding better to it than Almay. It's refreshing and not "heavy." I've got an oily nose, dry cheeks and lip corners-so finding a moisturizer that can manage to both is Wonderful!
After shave
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I use this as my after shave calming agent and moisturizer as well as right under my Eyes. I am a guy and love this stuff and how it is not a heavy fragrant girly moisturizer. It is GREAT
I ran out...
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..and about 1 week later I started breaking out in random places. I'm back to buy it again to help control my mild, yet irritating acne problems. Love everytihng about this product.
Excellent
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I have adult acne and have been using MaMa lotion with some success for about 2 years. I still had acne, but to a lesser degree. After starting to use M2 Skin Recovery Moisturizer, my skin is about 95% flawless! I never thought that a moisturizer would be the missing piece to my clear skin puzzle, but this product is truly exceptional. Together with Mama and my mineral foundation, I think that I've finally found the key to helping my troubled skin. Beside helping to miraculously clear up my acne, this product gives a beautiful dewey (but never oily) youthful appearance to my skin. I am on my second jar and I'll continue to use this product for as long as they make it!
Feels great on the skin
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I have acne-prone skin and have been using the old MaMa lotion and was happy with it. My beauty consultant gave me samples of the new M2 moisturizer and besides the shine(not oil) that I get as the day goes on, I love the product and intend on trying the 3-piece set. The old MaMa lotion really helped reduce my acne and I'm hoping the new M2 line's even better!
Decent
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It's super hydrating and keeps my skin looking soft and fresh. I also really like the lightweight moisture of this lotion, but the packaging bothers me. The bottle gets a bit gross and I have to make sure it's clean at all times (and free of bacteria).
Aging, dry skin no more!
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I'm nearly 60 now and have recently developed some dry and sensitive skin. I'm not sure what this is attributed to, other than being old. :) I picked this up after seeing it in a magazine feature and have completely loved it! It has soothed and smoothed my skin to the point it looks better than it has for the last 20 years. I also use the HP skin refinish and cleanser, which are fantastic too, and increibly inexpensive compared to the obagi sets I bought previously.
Very, very nice
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I love it. Smooth, non-greasy moisturizer, cool little airless pump too. Great product overall!
BEST EVER
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This stuff is awesome!! I am 100% pleased with this moisturizer for my acne prone, combination skin. It does not feel greasy or make my skin shine. It barely has a scent. My acne is healing after 3 days of use. It really couldn't get any better. The ingredients must be top of the line because my skin feels great & looks more vibrant & healthy. Try this if you have acne- if it's working for me, it'll work for most people who have problem skin...trust me, I've tries EVERYTHING!!! I'm using Glytone's step up mild gel cleanser in conjunction with M2. Both are fantastic.
Average Product
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I have dry and sensitive skin, it is not enough for me. This is the 2nd day use, I feel tight. It would be good for normal to combination skin. Nice pump, texture smooth, good for summer use.
Results!
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I started using this moisturizer a few weeks ago and my acne has basically gone away. My skin is soft and smooth. Now, I am waiting to see if this product can reduce the red marks left behind. The smell of this cream is very nice and the pump dispenser is great. Only reason it gets 4 instead of 5 stars is that it makes my skin very shiny (not oily, just shiny.) I had to get a matte powder.
Excellent Product
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This is a terrific moisturizer for dry, aging, sensitive skin. It reduces the appearance of lines without being heavy and greasy like so many anti-aging moisturizers. Moisturizes beautifully and keeps my skin really clear, too. Love it.
Red, Irritated, Acne prone Skin
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I've had red irritated skin for 20 years and have jumped from product to product trying all types. This moisturizer calmed the redness and didn't cause me any breakouts. I have the other two products as well and they work great - It's weird to peel so much, but at least I know it is working. Some other creams I've spent $150 and not seen any difference at all. $90 is cheap for how well this line works.
Caused breakouts
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I started using this moisturizer and broke out within two days. I stopped and my face cleared up immediately, and I thought it might have been a coincidence, but the same thing happened as soon as I tried it again. I have used the Nucelle mandelic acid product line with good results, so I'm not sure what the ingredient is that caused the problem.
aggravated my acne!
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I've been using this cream as a day time moisturizer for my oily acne prone skin. It goes on nicely and feels refreshing initially, but after about thirty minutes it begins to itch. Also, I seem to be getting new acne eruptions every day. I was cautiously optimistic, but this will be going back!
Amazing for acneprone skin
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I've been using this cream for about a month and my dried out, tortured (after various acne treatments) skin is much better now. Does not cause any breakouts. Better overnight since it makes the skin look a bit too shiny even though it gets absorbed quickly.
I have dry skin...
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I absolutely love this moisturizer, even with mature, dry skin. I mostly use this at night with the rest of the regimen and love the results.
Exceptional Skincare
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This is the first time I've used the M2 products and I must say I was pleasantly surprised on how well they worked. I've tried all three products and I'm very pleased with the results; I've only been using them for a few weeks now but I can tell that my skin is looking clearer and clearer. My mom noticed the difference too. If you have problematic skin like me, you have to try these products, you won't be sorry!!!
Only for Night time use
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This is a nice lightweight lotion. The tub/pump is nice because you don't have to dip your fingers in the lotion. I only use it at night though as it has no SPF, which is essential when using an acid based product like the MaMa/M2 lotion.
LOVE IT!!!!
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I've been using this moisturizer for a week and can't believe the difference I feel already! I have oily combination, acneic skin, but I love moisture, so I have to be careful of what I use. This new M2 moisturizer makes my skin feel so soft and hydrated without the greasy feel! My skin tone is more even and my pores look so clean and healthy! I've gotten so many compliments on my skin in the last few days and I know it's because of M2....so Thank you M2!!!
Excellent Moisturizer!
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I've used this for a week now and absolutely love it. The texture is light and smooth and not greasy like most moisturizers. I bought the whole kit and love every product. I used MaMa previously and am glad they made more products to go with the AWESOME results of Mandelic & Malic Acid products.
color: M2 skin recovery moisturizer 0
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Just wondering what is the color of the cream? yellow or white? need you reply asap
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I just open the jar and get the last bit of product out... It's easy, and no different than any other jar. The pump does a pretty good job of getting all of it out anywhere, but there is a little scrape left at the end. When you're on a tight budget every little bit helps! :)
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