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4.3 Average Rating
Staying hydrated and protected by the sun are two of the most important features of what I expect in a day cream. Hydra-Sol accomplishes both. I touch my face later in the day and I still feel the fresh feeling. The cream doesn't make me perspire as much as most SPF day creams. I'm mostly inside during the work week, but I live in California and must be sun-screened daily. This is my choice for daily moisturizer.
Submitted on Jun 8, 2015
By Another Enessa Product to Love
I've been looking for a really good, safe sunscreen & decided to try Enessa's Broad Spectrum one. I love it. The active ingredient is non-nano Zinc Oxide & it doesn't leave any white sheen. Which is great! I'll definitely be ordering this again.
Submitted on Jun 2, 2015
By lw
Love this moisturizing creme wear it most of the year over any serum for daytime. I find it blends in to my skin easily, and I like the herbal smell.
Submitted on May 23, 2015
By Debbie
I like this face sunscreen. It goes on smooth and does not have much of a scent. Also it does not irritate my skin
Submitted on May 22, 2015
By Leep
Wonderful sun block, I ride horses and am in the sun daily, This is not greasy and has done a wonderful job at protecting my skin. It goes on with a little difficulty but I dab it on and just wait a few seconds and my body heat warms it and then it spreads easily on my face. This is my second jar!
Submitted on May 18, 2015
By nashcraft
There is nothing I don't love about this product. I tend to have oily skin, even though though I am in my 50's and could never do a moisturizer. Not only does this not break me out, but it smells and feels heavenly, makes my skin look younger and has the added bonus of being a sun screen. It doesn't get much better than that!
Submitted on May 2, 2015
By Silverfox
I love, love, love this product. Worth every penny, and I don't say that lightly. I have very sensitive skin and this product is very kind to my skin. I like the smell, but it fades quickly if you're not crazy about it. I have mild rosacea, and it keeps the skin on my face from getting tight and dry. It's not at all greasy. It's really too bad that they call it an "anti-aging" moisturizer, though I'd rather be getting older than be dead. I'm pro-aging! I've earned every one of my wrinkles and grey hairs. "Dear Enessa whatever happened to feminism?"
Submitted on Apr 30, 2015
By Jill
I was looking for a natural daily moisturizer with sunscreen that was also anti-aging. I have not been very happy with this as it feels as though I am putting putty on my face. It is very thick and does not feel good on my face and does not really absorb fully or easily into my skin. I looked and did not find another product with the SPF20 that has the properties I was looking for--maybe you could recommend? I prefer not to have to use a moisturizer and then add another layer of sunscreen.
Submitted on Apr 25, 2015
By beth
About 3 years ago I began using some of your face creams(enessa argan anti-aging moisture gel, and the enessa plantcell lifting serum). Then I added the enessa anti-aging moisturizer with SPF 20, and recently the lotus moon vita-A-complex and the lotus moon pumpkin enzyme peel. I love all your products! I will never go back to the over-the-counter products. Your products have never let me down, and they do what they say. Thank you Isabella catalog!
Submitted on Apr 23, 2015
By Healani
The cream is a bit thick and takes some effort to work into my skin. It's not light but once worked into my skin does not feel greasy or sticky. I received it just before a trip to Hawai'i and used it prior to going out sometimes several times a day. I like that this is sun protection without chemicals. I wish it was not quite so thick. I will continue to use it and see how I get along with it long term. (The sun protection I had been using before I got this was very light, my skin absorbed it easily and it went well over my regular moisturizer...but I think it's worth giving this a shot as what my skin was absorbing was mostly chemicals.)
Submitted on Apr 5, 2015
By Sally
I appreciate the natural ingredients in this sunscreen, but the "earthy" scent is off-putting for me, however the scent does fade after a while. I also find that it makes my skin look a little drab. I don't think this can be helped due to the zinc content. I'm currently using it on my neck and using tinted BB cream (SPF 30) on my face. I don't think I will purchase this again.
Submitted on Mar 8, 2015
By Ave' Wisdom
I really love this product and pretty sure that as long as I can I will continuously use it.. The smell is amazing and calming, very Earthy. What I truly love most about it is the shine control! I live in and travel to high humidity areas and this amazingly controls all shine hours on end. I don't have to worry about my makeup melting off or reapplying powder every 30 minutes! Love that! The only downer is that there is not a larger option to purchase or a local store I can run out and buy immediately, as I run out quickly. In any event, thank you!
Submitted on Aug 27, 2014
By gardener
I really like this moisturizer sunscreen, it does not turn your face ghostly white like many zinc products. It goes on smoothly and lasts.
Submitted on Jul 28, 2014
I wear this every day to hydrate my skin and have protection from the sun. It's never greasy and doesn't make my face perspire like so many other sun blocks. I love the way it smells. I think I'll probably use it forever.
Submitted on Jul 2, 2014
By ystokes
I like this very much. Very good sunscreen under makeup. The few brown spots I had vanished (no exposure to sun) and I like the feel of the moisturizer. I did not find it hard to spread, but I usually put on moisturizer immediately after washing my face while it is still damp.
Submitted on Jun 14, 2014
By Deanna
I like the combination of moisturizer and non-nanosunscreen but will probably not buy again. I use BB cream or mineral foundation, and both tend to clump up when applied over this product, so I can use it only when I do not plan to use foundation. Will probably go back to using a moisturizer without SPF and get my sun protection from another product .
Submitted on Apr 12, 2014
By Karla
I love this product it works great! I care a lot what I put on my skin it has to be free of sulfates, parabens, and other harmful chemicals and this product, like the rest, are free of all that.
Submitted on Mar 1, 2014
By Lrain
Love the smell and not at all greasy
Submitted on Jan 31, 2014
This is the first sunscreen I have been able to use in years. I had such a sensitivity to all face specific sunscreens I had tried that I had resigned myself to hoping a hat would prevent sun damage. I hate hats! This is so great that I interchange it with my Sea Chi creme which I love! even if I am not going to be outside a lot. For the first second or two it feels heavy like a sunscreen but then I don't feel it at all! Even better, I don't break out or get itchy from it. I am very active and find it even holds up to sweat, with no stinging lotion running into my eyes. Great sunscreen and it lasts a long time!!
Submitted on Jan 22, 2014
By PIslander
Love love love this. I had been using another organic product that felt like clown paint. This is exactly as described - smells nice, feels nice & works well. Very happy with it.
Submitted on Jan 12, 2014
By Enessa anti aging
Tried the cream and unfortunately it was the was the opposite of the description in the catalog. the fragrance was too rosy and did not have a good smell. The cream itself felt dry and did not go on smoothly.
Submitted on Jan 9, 2014
By Liz
This is my "go to" moisturizer for daytime. Even though it's got a SPF20, it blends nicely into my skin and words well under foundation. I keep re-ordering this product as I like it so much!
Submitted on Jan 8, 2014
By not for me!
I had high hopes after reading reviews and having tried other Enessa products. I really don't like this cream- it feels very drying on my skin and is hard to spread. I have to thin it with another oil to put it on...
Submitted on Nov 14, 2013
By acsbird
The jury is still out. I like the way it goes on - isn't slimy. I'm waiting to see if it's this that bothers my eyes or something else. I have VERY sensitive eyes - not the norm.
Submitted on Sep 5, 2013
By Chloe
I LOVE this product. I have fair, sensitive skin and have looked for years for a natural sunscreen that does not use nano particles nor make my skin break out. This one is amazing! And my 49 year old skin has never looked better. Thank you Isabella!!
Submitted on Aug 28, 2013
By Candis
This is the first moisturizer I have found which protects my skin from the sun at the same time as it treats it with anti-aging ingredients. It does NOT leave a white coating on your face, which has made me shun other sunscreens and is non-greasy. I use Retin-A and was desperate to find just such a cream. Congratulations to Michelle.
Submitted on Aug 18, 2013
By Zeva'sMom
I found this moisturizer to be somewhat heavy for my skin. It didn't readily absorb and felt heavy all day. I would recommend it for someone with very dry skin. Great smell.
Submitted on Jun 20, 2013
By Liz
I am on my third jar of this! It's the best moisturizer sunscreen that I've ever found that doesn't use nano-particles. It disappears under makeup and my skin feels great. My search is over for good sun protection for my face without the whiteness or shine I was getting from other products.
Submitted on May 28, 2013
By Susan K
A beautiful product -- wonderful ingredients! Will continue to purchase it.
Submitted on May 19, 2013
By Susan K
Excellent . . . I love it.
Submitted on May 12, 2013
By jz
So far, I love this lotion. It smells great, feels wonderful and only a small amount is needed. Honestly, I haven't had much sun exposure since purchasing it. Although, one day I went downhill skiing on a blue bird sunny day and did not return home with a burn.
Submitted on Mar 25, 2013
By als
Great product! I have rosacea and have had a pre-cancerous lesion on my face, so I am very careful about the products I use. This one feels good on my skin and keeps my skin soft and smooth. And I really appreciate having the SPF protection in a natural product, since I avoid preservatives and other harmful substances as much as possible. I am 68 years old, and have gone through almost two jars of this great moisturizer.
Submitted on Feb 4, 2013
By greenmtngirl
I love it. I love the matte finish. . .
Submitted on Feb 2, 2013
By Ccsedona
Wonderful product. I loved it before . . . Love it even more now! Leaves my face feeling wonderfully smooth and soft.
Submitted on Jan 12, 2013
By Tink
This stuff is good for sun protection, but it dries out my skin and seems to make any fine lines I have look deeper. I only use it sometimes and I'm looking for a different moisturizer that has UVA/UVB protection. I have sensitive skin, so at least this product doesn't make me break out.
Submitted on Oct 26, 2012
By NY Capricorn Girl
Second time I've purchased this. At first I was intimidated by the thickness and price! of this cream, but now I'm convinced it's worth the price and the small effort to learn how to use it. You don't need to slather on like you might with lesser products! The small jar will last a reasonably long time since fingertip amounts, gently massaged into small areas, one at a time, will leave plenty of product where it needs to be. I find it's best to wait a minute or two before applying mineral foundation, but that this two-step make-up with moisturizer helps keep my face feeling good all day.
Submitted on Sep 26, 2012
By Susan
I like the ingredients in this moisturizer. I can't tell if it makes any improvement in my skin, but I feel good about what I'm putting on my face.
Submitted on Aug 3, 2012
By floridian
This does not spread really easily, but it will with a little massaging. I am not crazy about the odor-not unpleasant but just not great. I love the nano zinc oxide, though, because that is what the dermatologists recommend. It leaves my skin smooth and not greasy or coated feeling.
Submitted on Jul 19, 2012
By Katherine
I hesitated about the price but am so glad I trusted Isabella. My search for an effective facial sunscreen that doesn't irritate is over! The organic moisturizer also means I can use either this or Sea-Chi Creme depending on sun exposure. Its light musk scent would be neutral enough for men too and actually dissipates if anyone is sensitive to scents. Thank you for another high quality product.
Submitted on Jan 7, 2012
By maria porter
I love the smell of this moisturizer, it blends very well onto my skin, and the SPF 20 works well!
Submitted on Jul 8, 2011
I can't wait to get the new face moisturizer... I have heard great things. Please hurry... My face is parched.
Submitted on Jun 29, 2011
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We have waited years for someone to make an SPF facial moisturizer without using nanotechnology. In the meantime, we've been using facial sunscreen, and while this gave us protection from the sun's rays, unless we were going to be spending all day at the beach or out hiking, we always felt it was excessive.

This facial moisturizer uses only non-nano zinc oxide as the active ingredient in combination with anti-aging, certified organic oils such as argan, rosehip, and red raspberry seed and extracts of pomegranate and green tea to give your skin the protection it needs on a daily basis. Read more...

Like everything aromatherapist Michelle Ornstein creates, it gets its pleasing light and natural fragrance from essential oils.

If you buy only a few new facial products this year, this has to be one of them. It's downright silly to spend money on facials and special serums if you're not protecting your face, neck, and décolleté from UV rays on a daily basis. Noncomedogenic and fantastic under makeup, this daytime moisturizer provides broad spectrum SPF 20 protection without that heavy and greasy sunscreen feel. (It's the perfect size to keep in your purse, too.)
Ingredients: Active Ingredient: 14% Zinc Oxide

Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Purified Water), Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Golden Jojoba), Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil*, Cetearyl Glucoside (Coconut)**, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut)**, Squalene (Olive), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Cetearyl Olivate**, Sorbitan Olivate**, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Proprietary blend of Organic Essential Oils.

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