Cosmedix Define Age-Defying Treatment 45g
4.6 of 72 reviews
4 instalments of $31.25
4 instalments of $31.25
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- Age Prevention
- First signs of ageing
- Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
- Wrinkles and loss of firmness
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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Cosmedix Define Age-Defying Treatment
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4.6 of 72 reviews
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NourishingThis leaves my skin feeling very supple and nourished. It doesn't cause me any irritation at all. I use it every second night, alternating with glycolic/salicylic acid. I do use a fair bit though as the consistency is on the thick side.
Great productverified purchaserI’ve had a few breakouts of late & have been using this product of an evening & alternating with a BHA. It’s been great & hasn’t aggravated my skin but has helped with my skin resurfacing
Beautiful addition to any routineI loved this! I received this as a sample size and completely adored this! Nice and gentle on my oily, acne prone skin. Yet very effective!
GreatThis was the first retinol product I started using and I love it. It isnt too intense for a first timer retinol user however make sure you follow the instructions to slow introduce it. Personally I don't pop anything on the top as I think it works better & also doesn't leave my skin feeling too dry. You only need a small amount so a little goes a long way. Its $$$ but will last you a long time.
Leaves skin softverified purchaserI have only been using this for a few weeks but immediately I could see the difference. Skin the next morning is baby soft, smooth and feels plump and lively. I don't have sensitive skin, but there's no tingle from this which I enjoy and can comfortably use it every second night.
The only retinol I would useI have combination skin which is prone to breakouts. I first bought Cosmedix Define at the recommendation of my beautician prior to my wedding. I had tried a pharmaceutical retinoid in the past and it made my skin peel quite badly. I find Define is gentle enough that I can use it 3-4 times per week. I’ve now been using Define for about 2.5 years and have noticed the texture of my skin is better, I...Read More
My anti-aging fighterI have finally bought this after reading various reviews and research. It is the night time use treatment 2-4 times weekly use. The texture is not like serum but more like cream to be applied. After days applied I noticed my wrinkles are less noticeable and the skin texture improved. Very happy with this product.
Cannot go without this product - highly recommended!I have been using the Cosmedix Define for almost three weeks now and have noticed changes in my skin. My skins texture has become a lot smoother, old scars have begun fading away and my complexion has become a whole lot brighter. I use this product every second night and this product has now become a staple in my skincare routine.
Great FormulaI really like the way Cosmedix Define Age-Defying Treatment feels on my sensitive skin. It's hydrating and I don't need to use a moisturiser over the top. I like that it leaves my skin feeling a little bit tingly for the first few minutes after applying because I know that it's working. I've been using this product for over a year and I've noticed an improvement to skin texture.
Careful with useverified purchaserI started using this product on my combination skin again recently and within a couple of weeks remembered why I had previously stopped. My skin which has been consistently clear for a long time has broken out quite a lot. Admittedly I was using it nearly every night to begin with as my skin is very tolerant to retinol, but I will now have to reduce to once a week only to see if it calms down.
Amazing productI was recommended this by my dermal clinician and am now on my third tube! I'm in my early 20's but am outside everyday therefore suffer pigmentation/ uneven skin tone and this seriously helps! I also get frequent blackheads/ bumps and this just makes everything feel so smooth. I use it as a night moisturiser 4 times a week and ALWAYS wear sunscreen during the day!
Great first retinolI purchased this after a skin consult (if you haven't had one, get one!) to address occasional breakouts, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and signs of ageing. It has been great - easily tolerated and I've built up to second nightly use without irritation. I'm on my second tube and will probably switch to a higher dose retinol product next, but have been really happy with this. Both pigmentati...Read More
Great introduction to RetinolI had never used a retinol before, but wanted to give one a go. Mind you, one of the reasons I hadn’t used one is because I was scared for some reason. I think all the stories of people over using it and “burning their faces off” scared me off. After doing some research I settled on Cosmedix Define and I am so happy I did. My skin has handled it well and I haven’t had any trouble with it.
Good retinoidBought this from Adore over a year ago, a little goes a long way - had to use very slowly when starting as skin not used to retinoids but didn't make my skin flake.
Have since changed to Skinceuticals but this was a fine product and lasted forever!!!
Such an amazing retinolI have been using this product for a while now and must say I absolutely love it. It goes on nicely and you don't need to use a lot, which is helpful given the price. I have oily, problematic skin and find this does wonders for it.
Love this skin trreatment!I was looking for a product to help smooth out bumpy skin from acne breakouts on my chin, this product works well and I can see an improvement after a couple months of use. Bonus us that is also provides a nice retinol treatment for the rest of my face. It is strong and will cause peeling if you use more often than the 2-3 times a week suggested on the packaging.
Go to RetinolI've been using Cosmedix Define as part of my night routine for the past year now. It's gentle enough to use nightly (although I use every second night because... I want all the products and only have one face) and strong enough to deliver the results. I truly believe this product keeps my acne at bay and keeps my skin looking clear and smooth.
Quality retinol based productThis was my first Retinol product and worked well on my skin as an introduction to Retin-A. Nice packaging and goes on smooth, easy to layer anything else (eg Hyaluronic) over the top as needed.
GreatVery happy with this. Have repurchased it a few times.
Great introductory retinolUsed this is as one of my first retinols and really loved it, noticeable difference without being too harsh or reactive on my skin. I've since moved on to something more potent but to be honest I can't even tell the difference between the stronger retinol and this define resurfacing treatment.
I prefer my usual brandA quality product but I prefer my usual brand. I also like to keep the acids and the retinol usage separate but for somebody who can tolerate retinol it would probably be a good product. I receive this as a very generous sample.
FineI got this product because I wanted to start using retinol my acne prone skin. I was using it for over a month however I dint t see any result on my skin despite much more pimples. I think The ordinary retinol does better job and its much cheaper.
FineI got this product because I wanted to start using retinol my acne prone skin. I was using it for over a month however I dint t see any result on my skin despite much more pimples. I wont buy it again for this price point, used better ones.
My favourite night treatmentThis is my favourite night treatment, I use it every night and it is so moisturing and makes my skin feel so smooth. My skin glows in the morning. Be careful though if your new to retinol products as you need to build up to nightly use. I started out only using it once a week and built up from there. It most effective using it every night.
New skin!This product helps to 'freshen' the skin, used sparingly and fazed on and off in usage it will brighten and clear the skin. I cannot currently use this as I am on Roaccutane, but when I finish it I will definitely continue to use mine. This can tingle quite a bit if you are super sensitive skin type like me, but nothing unbearable and didn't cause breakout or adverse reactions.
Good retinolEasily absorbed and doesn't sting like other retinols....would definitely buy again but might try something stronger next time.
Soft, clear skinGreat intro to retinol. Best one I’ve used so far. It goes on light and absorbs straight away. Only tingles for about 10 seconds. I layer a moisturiser over this and in the morning, my skin is so smooth, glowing and clear. Going to try refine next which is the next level up in this range now I’ve been using this for about a year. A bottle lasts ages so a good investment.
Great introduction to retinol.After seeing a skincare specialist this was the first retinol product I ever purchased. I do not have sensitive skin but it definitely took a little while for my skin to adjust to this product. For the first week or two the product made my skin a little dry, red and flaky but after a month or two I did notice my skin was smoother and plumper. I have now moved onto a stronger more expensive Cosmedi...Read More
Perfect beginner retinolI had never used a retinol before, but wanted to give one a go. Mind you, one of the reasons I hadn’t used one is because I was scared for some reason. I think all the stories of people over using it and “burning their faces off” scared me off. After doing some research I settled on Cosmedix Define and I am so happy I did. My skin has handled it well and I haven’t had any trouble with it.
Great for Smooth SkinCosmedix Define makes my skin feel as smooth as a baby's bottom. It feels nice to apply and is not irritating to the skin. This product provides retinol without the dry and flaking skin that can sometimes come with it.
Not my favouriteVery pricey but it’s decent... I like this but probably wouldn’t repurchase it unfortunately.
I don’t like itI’m not liking this, I haven’t noticed any improvement in my skin and I also really don’t like the smell. It’s quite unpleasant
Intro to RetinolI bought this product as my first introduction to Retinol. I feel it does a good job, I love the smell of it and how moisturizing it is. I'm ready to go up to Refine now and hopefully so better results.
Smoothed my skin quicklyI have been using this twice a week and have noticed my skin changing already. My chin area suffers from hormonal breakouts and the skin can be quite bumpy. The area is smoothing out already after only two weeks of use. Would definitely recommend!
Great so farHave only been using this product for a week but i really like the feel of this serum and wake up with noticeably brighter and clearer skin.
Really WorksI love this product, it has improved my skin tone and my skin feels smoother. I find that my moisturiser absorbs better and makeup goes on more evenly when I use this.
LovelyThis is so great on the skin. I really really like it although it kind of has a weird scent. Really great product! Loving it.
Feels amazingI have dry sensitive skin and have tried a lot of products for hormonal acne which comes up around my chin and forehead.
It’s not super bad but I feel like my skin gets bumpy and yucky.
I have been using this cream on and off sometimes two or three days in a row then stop for a couple of days. I use over it the Avene Triacneal expert cream at night.
My skin doesn’t react to th...Read More
Nice textureI've tried a few retinols. This one feels like a quality moisturiser as well, doesn't dry out my skin like some others. I get a little flaky/ dry skin a day or two after using it, but nothing that's not easily fixed. Only downside is the price, it's quite expensive for what it is.
Cosmedix Define Resurfacing TreatmentVery light but very effective the same time,really moisture my skin,lovely under make up.
Early days but feels niceI have been using this product twice a week for a couple of weeks now. It goes on nicely and you don't need to use a lot, which is helpful given the price. I have dry sensitive skin but seem to react well to it, and my skin feels lovely and hydrated in the morning after using it. Look forward to seeing how it goes over the next few weeks.
Effective retinal treatmentI use this once a week. I don't think you would need more, especially if you are using the other wonderful Cosmedix products.
Best Vitamin A I've Come AcrossThis is the best Vitamin A/Retinol I've ever used. A lot stronger than my usual aspect one but the results are so worth it. Worth the buy.
Serious improvement to skin textureMy beauty therapist recommended this serum for night time to help with skin texture. I have generally clear skin that is slightly dry, but suffer from hormonal acne on the chin and slightly bumpy skin texture on the jaw line. I have introduced this product every second night for a week (as per therapist's instructions) and have already noticed significant improvement in my jaw line texture. Very h...Read More
Smells awful!This cream leaves my skin smooth and it feels very rich, but I can’t stand the smell of it! I’m not sure if they all smell this way or if I have a bad batch but it’s so gross. It puts me off using it
Great productI have fairly sensitive skin which is quite dry, this product is creamy in texture and feels hydrating when it’s put on, it works overnight so in the morning your skin feels amazing! So soft, clear and even. I was definately suprised!
My skin looks greatThis leaves my skin feeling so smooth. I use this only at nighttime and when I wake up my skin looks clear and bright and glowy. Would definitely recommend
Good quality retinolI started using Define as recommended by my dermatologist and went from sample size to two bottles of Define later. Don't get put off by the price as the large tube lasted me over 6 months and you definitely get your money's worth. A little goes a long way. It comes out like a thick cream and is easily spread over your entire face. I found using define my skin was more plump and lines in my forehe...Read More
Noticeable difference to skinBeen using a generous sized sample of this, a little goes a long way. This is a relatively thick cream, it glides on the skin (almost like a primer) spreads easily and dries down to a weight loss smooth finish. I only use at nights and have noticed my skin overall looking better. Clearer, tighter, more refined. Will continue with my sample then will purchase the full sized
TreatmentThis is a great treatment and feels gr3at
Best retinol !I have used this product for over two years and it is fantastic. My skin is a lot smother when I apply every second night, and I have noticed the difference when I have stopped using it temporarily. Highly recommend. Tube lasted me almost 12 months.
Amazing!After a few recommendations of this I thought I’d give it a go. It definitely didn’t disappoint my skin had more clarity and smoothness after one night it also felt moisturised. I’ve been using it every few days to build up a tolerance to the retinol, no flaking so far like I thought I might. I can’t believe how quickly I’ve fallen for this product and how much of a difference it’s made in my skin...Read More
Worth the dollarsThis is the second time I have purchased this product, I used another brand of vitamin A and just don't think it worked as well. I started using this one night a week and then after a few months went to two nights and now use it four nights a week. I have found it to be the best anti-ageing product I have ever used, it helps with skin texture and I do believe that is has slowed down any fine lines...Read More
Gentle retinol productI really like this product because it is gentle and effective, and a little goes a long way so for the price it is worth it. I add it to my night time routine a couple of nights a week and I've noticed a difference in the smoothness and clarity of my skin.
HeavenI bought this product as my facialist recommended it. After using it my skin looks clearer and hydrated. It contains products that are highly recommended for anti aging products.
Amazing introduction to retinol!I had never used a retinol before and this baby left my skin so soft and supple straight away. I’d put it on before applying moisturiser before bed and I fell in love. It introduced me to the cosmedix brand and I could not be happier.
BrilliantI use define every second night and my skin adores it! Such a gentle exfoliation whilst I sleep and I mix it with creme de la mer. Amazing product
Great productI was recommended this by my nurse practitioner for my acne. It has been really great. Steep price, but you only need a little so it will last a while. Great investment for anti aging too!
Results delivered!A very potent product! START OFF SLOWLY and you will see results! :)
I have combination skin, frequent breakouts and some dryness and this Resurfacing Treatment really delivered the results I desired.... clearer skin without flakiness! :)
I started off with only using Define twice per week and moving up slowly from there :) You definitely need to use a sunscreen during ...Read More
LovelyThis has been so so lovely to use. I feel like I can already see a difference just after a week.
it worksSkin type: Oily/combination
This product didn't disappoint, noticeable results after a few uses.
Love it!I was recommended this product by my beauty thearapist and it does not disappoint! You feel the acids tingling away once you put it on but that doesn’t last long. It’s a very nice textured cream that feels really lovely on the skin. I have sensitive skin and it hasn’t been me break out at all. I haven’t been using it long enough to tell if it’s hindering the age process but I’m very happy with my ...Read More
Game changerI was recommended this product by my beauty therapist I really like it, does exactly what it’s says also evens my skin tone and softens my fine lines.
Trusted brand for a step by step treatmentI'm 46 years old and had recently decided to use a Retinol product in conjunction with advice from my Cosmetologist. I had thoroughly researched the how's, why's and usage of Retinol and came to understand that this was not to be a product to be used without caution!
I have used the Cosmedix brand for many years now and have been very happy with the results. Not to mention that Cosmed...Read More
Use this product for all the right anti aging ingredientsI bought this product as my facialist recommended it. After using it my skin looks clearer and hydrated. It contains products that are highly recommended for anti aging products. Being a product that specialists use tells me it’s unlikely to contain filler products as many brands do. I use it with a dermal roller for even better results
Good gentle retinol productI started using this product on the recommendation of my facialist when my skin was irritated and peeling from retinol use. She explained that the retinol in this product is encapsulated and therefore less irritating than conventional retinol products. This product has a nice cream-like consistency. I use it after cleansing at night and find that I don’t need to use moisturiser over the top. It ti...Read More
Greal when your main concern is textureDefine is a true hero product and it's a great one when you are looking for only one product to do the work of two or three producto in your nighttime routine. It contains several different alpha hydroxy acids combined with Cosmedix's patented AGP retinal complex (an intelligent encapsulation technology which allows skin to effectively use the retinol with minimal irritation). The result is skin ...Read More
AMAZING!!!This is a must have product, you will see a difference from the first time you use it.
Amazing, works fast!I was given a sample of this product by my beauty therapist because my skin is sensitive and I react to a lot of products. The sample worked so well I had to buy it!
Already, over 3 nights it has changed my skin so much- more refined, less congested, has healed my pimples, more even skin tone and I’m now barley needing to wear make up. FOr a gal that always covers up that’s amazing.
AMAZING!The difference in my skin since using this product (together with the Aspect Extreme B17 serum) is hands down amazing!!!! I have always struggled with blackheads, whiteheads and pimples, even in my 30’s and have tried many brands without any result. I highly recommend this product.
Holy Grail!This is my absolute favourite night time treatment. I use a couple of times a week after cleansing and wake with wonderfully smooth, clear skin. It is a little expensive, but a little definitely goes a long way - one tube lasts me around 9-10 months.
I use this on recommendation from my skin therapist.
Great product, but use cautionI love this product, I use it every second night, and it's great for spot treatment too. Having said that, I did have to build up to being able to use it this often as your skin has to adjust, and I did so under the instruction and guidance of my dermatologist.
This product leaves skin smooth and has a lovely texture, but can be drying, and create redness if overused.
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