I received a sample of this, and used a few times. I had several red irritated acne spots that I had poked at and used too much acne cream on and they were angry and extremely red and flaking and made my entire face look horrible (acne/milia/rosacea) I used this (its like a toner I don't know why its called a lotion) and my skin started to HEAL before my eyes it seemed! Can't wait to get back to the store and purchase the full-size product.
This lotion is awesome....I saw a remarkable difference on my skin, instantly!!! I'm a NC50 and very oily so I use this once a day at night and moisturize.... And I am very happy, no negative skin reactions. It feels cleansed but not stripped. I plant to purchase the whole system!!!! YAY to MAC for this magic in a bottle!!!
I've been using this product daily for about 2 weeks now, and even since the first use I knew I would want to use this for the rest of my life. It is seriously that good. It has made my ultra-dry skin plump and radiant, and my pours have almost vanished. I've had numerous comments about how great my skin looks lately, and it just feels so pampered and nourished. Love it!!
2of2found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 4 for Lightful Softening Lotion
Date:04 19 2014
My face feels amazing. I love this product. Can't wait to see in 6 months how much lighter my dark spots get.
This is a wonderful product. In addition to softening my skin, I also use it to transform my Studio Fix Fluid foundations into a sheer veil when I want a less made-up look. This product is clear and mixes easily with Studio Fix Foundations without changing the color. It leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized. My skin is combination type.This product gives my skin a healthy glow without an oily appearance. It absorbs very quickly.
Ok... where was i when this came out? I bought one immediately because of reviews... i am so amazed with how a bit more radiant my skin has become, soft.. hydrated.. i was suffering from dry skin from my old face wash (which also evened out my skin) then i ordered this and i am wowed. i am so happy with this purchase. i will be ordering the cleanser now.. i think it only makes sense!
The lightful collection is serious skin care. I love the softening lotion especially. I have a hard time finding products that really improve my skin but this is my secret weapon against dullness and dryness and milia on my chin. In 3 years I haven't found anything that compares.
I purchased this product based on the reviews. I'm glad I did. I've been looking for a product that will hydrate and get rid of the dullness that I have been seeing in my skin lately, especially during these cold winter months. I'm on week 2 of using it and after the first week I noticed a change. I feel like the dark spots on my face have diminished and my skin looks healthier. I use MAC for all of my makeup and never knew this was a type of product they sold. I am going to start buying other moisture products from the Lightful line since I am very pleased with this one.
I was a bit skeptical about ordering this Softening Lotion. The first time I used it I was hooked! My pores are small again and my skin looks radiant instead of dried up deep lines and wrinkles. I have been using it about three months and see a drastic difference!
Softening Lotions have been around a long time. Several high end lines have carried them for years. They are toners that hydrate and moisturize versus alcohol based astringents and fresheners that are meant to absorb oil and tighten pores. So I wasn't at all expecting a "lotion" consistency. However, because I had been used to using slightly alcohol based toners, this took some getting used to. And now I'm hooked! I adore this lotion so much so that I think I use too much (and I don't use it twice a day, I alternate it with my regular toner). I wish they would offer it in a travel size. It feels incredible going on and really brightens and hydrates my skin. It feels like a luxury product for half the price.
17of18found this review helpful.
/ North Carolina
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 11 for Lightful Softening Lotion
Date:09 20 2013
More like a toner
Tags +Non-Oily, Skin brightening, Lightweight, Absorbs quickly, all skin types
After reading other reviews, I decided to give this softening lotion a try. I took another's suggestion and poured the bottle into a plastic spray bottle. I spray 2 pumps into my palm, rub and smooth on my face. I honestly can't tell if it really makes my skin lighter and softer; maybe I need to use it longer. But I do like the way it feels, so will keep using it. Too early to tell if I'll order more when I run out.
This product is super refreshing, and is very calming to the skin. You can feel the moisture sinking into your skin and removing the excess germs on your face. I have combination skin, and this product works extremely well for those dryer areas. Amazing!!
I've been using this for a little less than a week and I am absolutely AMAZED at how my skin has improved. I have recommended this to all of my friends. On the first use, my skin felt so soft and smooth and it actually lightened up some of the dark spots I have. I am planning on purchasing the rest of the lightful products ASAP
25of26found this review helpful.
/ Pasadena, MD
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 14 for Lightful Softening Lotion
Date:11 18 2012
A lot of women don't understand that a softening lotion is NOT supposed to be a lotion texture. It is formulated exactly how it is supposed to be. I love it because I am extremely dry and I need all the extra hydration I can get before I use my moisturizer!
10of11found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 15 for Lightful Softening Lotion
Date:09 08 2012
Favorite From the Lightful collection!
Tags +sensitive skin, mature, combination-dry side of normal, tired pick me up, dewy glow
I must say that the "Softening Lotion" was a genius name for a toner/lotion. Think of it as a hybrid of the two...it appears and sounds as a toner would, but acts like both a lotion and a toner. I would put it on a cotton ball and treat it as a toner. As you put it on, it makes your skin feel super soft, smooth, and radiant. It almost made my pores look smaller and cleaner. Sometimes, I wouldn't even bother putting on a 2nd lotion because it was just that moisturizing. My skin is both sensitive and combination. So, I felt it was a great to be able to have the best of both worlds. Going to buy again.
91of95found this review helpful.
/ Fresno, CA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 16 for Lightful Softening Lotion
Date:03 18 2012
Quite refreshing, but not a lotion
Like the previous reviewer, I was surprised when I received my "lotion" and it turned out to be more of like a toner. However, this is not negative in my opinion. I put it on after I cleanse in the shower, and just before my nightly moisturizing regimen. I just pour some onto a cotton ball and wipe across my entire face and neck. I use it in the morning only if I am not wearing makeup (this is for no particular reason, just a quirk I have gotten used to). After two weeks of using this I can definitely see a difference in the texture of my skin. It's much softer and seems to take in moisturizer better.
24of26found this review helpful.
/ Cambridge, MA
Review 17 for Lightful Softening Lotion
Date:03 02 2012
Not lotion in texture!
Tags +dry skin
This is the first time I've used the lotion in this line. I had been quite pleased with the cream and the face wash, so when the reformulated products came out I was eager to try the other products in this line. BEWARE-- the texture of this is very thin like water-- not at all like a lotion. And when I inquired about this, I was told that it was to be used before applying another moisturizer for extra hydration. I'm willing to keep it because I don't want to pay for the shipping back, but if something is labeled as a lotion I expect it to be thicker than water! I'm giving it 3 out of 5 because I love the product and it does moisturize, but in my opinion it should not be labeled as a lotion.