Deja Vu All Day Moisturizer

Date Wed, February 3 2010

I am not super picky about my moisturizers but I do have some preferences. I don’t want to feel so moist that I my skin is never dry enough to apply makeup. And some moisturizers are so thick that they never sink comfortably into one’s skin, feeling like a mask. I’ve also had moisturizers which seem to make me sweat. Then again, some just feel greasy.

Unfortunately, all of those complaints apply to the All Day Moisturizer by Deja Vu which is a shame because it’s so nicely presented. This all day moisturizer is in a pretty frosted glass jar with a silver cap. “Deja Vu” is embossed into the top of the cap and product information is written in silver text on the jar itself. The jar actually comes in a white box with silver print and what appears to be teal “fabric” blowing in the wind (it also gives the impression of moving liquid) in the background. It’s quite sleek and modern. The jar has a comforting weight, sits sturdily on a flat surface and isn’t difficult to find.

I also liked the texture of moisturizer – a thick cream. It feels fluffy and luxurious but is in fact thick enough that it doesn’t fully absorb into the skin. The slightly perfumed/cosmetic scent also added to the idea that this is a quality product, at least that is what Deja Vu would have you think. According to the site:

Deja Vu Cosmetics, an international manufacturer and importer of original Dead Sea mineral products, brings you a complete line of exciting skin care and spa products directly from the very source of nature – the Dead Sea. After years of research and development, we have enriched and prepared our line of products with proven formulas, allowing us to bring to you the miraculous benefits of the Dead Sea right to your home.

But it’s not really ideal for my face to continue to feel greasy well after I put on my moisturizer and I’m not a huge fan of having to stick my face in front of a fan before I can apply make up.

Another drawback is that while Deja Vu claims this product “contains trace elements and minerals which naturally act to protect the skin from the harsh effects of the sun,” it has no official SPF rating which I like my moisturizers to have.

I would also warn folks that there are a handful of potential irritants in this All Day Moisturizer including parabens, glycol and mineral oil.

I’m not sure how much Ryan spent when he bought this and while I do appreciate the thought, I wouldn’t even pay the sale price of $64.99 on Deja Vu’s site let alone the $93.99 list price.

26 Responses

  1. eva February 3 2010 @ 10:22 pm

    dang. that’s incredibly expensive for a bad product. have you tried neutrogena moisture? it’s about 12 bucks. i use it and it doesn’t do any of the stuff you mentioned. it makes my skin look glowy and younger, though.

  2. E May 8 2010 @ 2:56 pm

    Deja Vu Cosmetics are expensive and they are bad products. I used their products having bad results. They claimed to have a product from the Death Sea so they can “kill” your beauty. Also they do not offer any refunds for their bad product if you are not satisfied. They only offer an exchange if you haven’t use the product yet for another Deja Vu… Yes, Deja Vu again… Not a good product and bad customer service. Their 1-8776-dejavu phoner number is bogus too. Do not get scammed. Better to buy and get advise from a real cosmetic store with different brands and products.

  3. July July 20 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    Hey I’m so sorry to hear that you paid so much and it’s not even working for you. but Guess What. I recently went to Dulles mall and i bought Dejavu cosmetics there! omg you wouldn’t believe this but they sell at a much cheaper price. All day moisturizer is 49.99 and I remember getting nail kit for 29.99 and on online it’s 59.99!

  4. Lori September 21 2010 @ 11:01 am

    Randomly stumbled upon your review…I had a few presentations done at the Deja Vu kiosk at the mall today. The sales lady demonstrated on one arm – the all day mosturizer and it was thick and wouldnt rub in. On my other arm she used some sort of scubbing gel then applied the all day mosturizer and it rubbed in with one swipe (and left my arm super soft! The products are suppose to work together since the scrub opens up your pores. They had a promotion that you could get both products for $29. Alas, I am short on funds and opted for the nail kit instead (got that for $20!!) which is AMAZING!

  5. Yashira February 8 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    Hello! I work for Arbonne International. Today @ a mall a consultant from DejaVu make a test on me about something similar to a scrub on my hands. When she applies the product to my hand, I start to see some white things like scalp and she says that was my dead skin!!!! also she never stop saying this is ALL complete Natural and that they dont have any chemical in their products! EVERYTHING IS FAKE!! They have mineral oil and a lot of parabens on their products! She was applying to my skin PETROLEUM on my skin! which havve a nice name called minerla oil! EWWWWWW

  6. Tammara Fuqua April 11 2011 @ 11:23 pm

    I recently got suckered at a kiosk in Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, VA. I have really oily skin and I purchased the serum and facial peel (the daily cleansing gel was free) for a whopping 147.00. I am really sorry b/c I should have purchased pro-active for a lot less. Don’t be fooled by the charming reps and nicely packaged products, walk away!

  7. Sue May 24 2011 @ 7:09 am

    Hi, I just recently bought the moisturizer and vitamin moisturixer. I must say I love them! My skin is so smooth and soft. I do not feel greasy, nor do I have to wait to put on my make-up. Since my Amway discontinued my moisturizer that I used for 25 years I’ve been looking for a replacement so I been trying expensive and less expensive ones and have not found one I “loved” until now. I bought mine at the mall kiosk so I paid $39. for each which is within my limits. I plan on buying the eye cream next.

  8. M June 21 2011 @ 7:50 pm

    I recently bought almost everything the kiosk was selling for $200 (Memorial Day Sale) and it seems that my face is reacting to the products. I totally fell for the sales rep who said he has been in the beauty industry for a long time and knows a lot of skin products and this is one of the best. I wish I had walked away, instead of being polite and hearing his promotional speech, then I will have saved a lot of wasted money. Since I spent all this money on these products, cannot return it, and hate to throw it away, I think I will just use it as a body lotion (have eczema so my skin is really, really dry).

  9. Jillian June 22 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    I’v just returned home from Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester. I’ve seen and even briefly spoken to the Deja Vu guys before. In Winchester and at Dulles Towne Center. Usually I can walk away. Tonight, however, I fell prey to their tactics. I bought the nail system for $20 (usually $39) and later was talked into the Green Tea Body Lotion with the Black Mud Soap. I only paid $19.70 for those two combined! The only reason I bought into the last two was for my daughters who suffer from severe eczema. There was no way I could afford the facial peel, serum, etc. Anyhow, thought I could try the few products (and they were willing to sell for what I had in my wallet *suspicious*) and see what they do for the girls. So far, reviews don’t look good. Too bad!

  10. Shelby July 21 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    Today I just bought the Body Lotion and the Facial Peel. I know I shouldn’t have gotten it, considering I’ve never heard it before. But this guy kind of forced me to buy it. He seriously would not let me walk away from the stand. Every single time I tried he got angry and would fight me on leaving. There was no way for me to get away.
    So in the end I got these things, because I have oily skin and thought maybe the facial peel would work (though my face wash now works perfectly fine) and I have just the slightest case of dry skin so I got both of these for 40.00 each.
    I already regret the decision.

  11. David August 25 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    I just got swindled at Bridgewater mall by the sexiest sales women ever. I was strait up seduced and decided to buy the product. I bought the face peel and nail kit. 1st she got me for 96 bucks! Then she proceeded w another pitch for the nail product for another $69 bucks! When i returned to work i reviewed the reviews and almost threw up, also saw the products posted for less then 25% of what I paid and got very angry, went back to the mall and what was originally my best friend was now ignorring me and refused to give me a refund. i called AMEX and the BBB and disputed the charges, then i got a manager from the number ,listed on the reciept and he too was very shady, he said please dont call the BB and go back to the mall for a refund. On my way there now….see what happens.

  12. Stacy October 2 2011 @ 1:42 am

    It is a total scam The product cost $3 to $5.50 depending of the product and they sell it for ten times the price and doesnt even wk that well. Don’t buy just a small advice

  13. Gay December 18 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    Wow! Was at the local OH mall and got acosted by “son of the lady who started this company” (!), a very handsome, eager and persuasive young man with a Middle-Eastern accent. He demonstrated products on me and they seemed nice. Bought the peel for $79!!! Now I see what a rip-off that was. He sold me the “new” mud mask, that was alledgedly over $200, for $69 and threw in the two body products for “free” before he let me leave and that was after two hugs! AND, the really crazy thing is that I was pretty happy with my Murad products and didn’t want to buy any of this stuff.

  14. Linda Rizzo January 8 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    I just came back from Quakerbridge Mall and got suckered for 100.00 Everyone is right, these sales people would not take no for an answer and actually started ringing up stuff after I said I could not afford it. I got the eye cream and nail kit. They were telling me how good I look for my age and all that crap. It better be good for this price. I think I had the same guy as Gay did. Middle Eastern and hugged alot.

  15. carla January 9 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    I LOVED THIS AT THE MALL. IT TAKES ME HOURS TO BUFF MY NAILS TO GETTHEM TO SHINE NAIL PRODUCTS AWSOEM

  16. Cole January 10 2012 @ 11:13 am

    There is no need to shout, thank you!

  17. TH January 10 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    I have to join the long line of those who were suckered into overpaying for something they didn’t want or need in the first place. Location: Menlo Park Mall, NJ Person: Young good looking Middle Eastern guy who also liked to hug and made me swear I wouldn’t tell anyone about the great deal I got. Scam: nail kit, face peel and moisturizer for $70. + tax = 74.90. (He originally wanted $80. for the nail kit alone but soon realized it wasn’t going to happen with me so he went to plan B: throw in a lot of other stuff to ring up a higher sale anyway). He too rang it up before I agreed. I should have walked away. Be warned these guys are excellent salesmen/women. Learn from them if you’re in that field but definitely don’t buy from them unless you really want the product and can get them to meet your price.

  18. JoJo January 25 2012 @ 10:52 am

    I too fell prey to the friendly very clever and convincing sales woman at the mall. The woman gave her little presentation along with demonstrations even though I had told her I was in a rush to leave. When trying to excuse myself she talked even faster grabbed my hand and led me to yet another demonstration. I ended up buying the peel which was maybe the one thing that remotely interested me mainly because I needed to leave. I spent 40 and ended up with some little soaps too. Honestly I do like the peel but I don’t 40 dollars like it. Take my advise. Do not fall victim to déjà vu’s pushy sales tactics and if you are considering buying anything from them look online and find it for cheap bc it’s not worth what they are going to charge.

  19. Nickole February 26 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    So sorry to hear bad reviews. I’ve been using the products for a year and swear by them. I have tried other products and see the best results when I use Deja Vu. I was told by the salesperson to not by the day cream but to invest in the serum. It’s light and completely absorbs. I think the key is to know your skin type and mix and match the products to get the combination that works best for your skin type.

  20. Jenn April 3 2012 @ 10:49 am

    Well I just stumbled onto this website after being completely ripped off yesterday at the Dover Mall from some french guy that absolutely would not leave me and my mother alone. Oh, we were sisters and beautiful daaarling…., he would not stop hugging and touching us. We bought 2 nail kits for $40 each and I found them online today for $9!!! I am so mad I am going to call the mall and complain, then my mother got suckered into buying the sea salt scrub for another $40, so we are into them now for $120 and he still didn’t want to let us go! We charged part of the purchase and we noticed the receipt had all the credit card numbers on it and he kept it for himself and didn’t give us a copy. I am so nervous that something will happen with my mothers account. These people should be put out of business, seriously!!!

  21. Karen July 6 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    I too was just ripped off by this sales tactic. I tried to buy just one of the nail kits, at 79.00 and then ended up purchasing two and getting two free and a bottle of facial lotion after I would not buy the facial mask.
    Very huggy guy, mid-eastern accent, why do the malls allow this type of business? Colonie Center, Albany, NY–watch out for these people!

  22. JM August 11 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    Beware. I had similar experIence here in Delaware at Christiana Mall. I was being massaged, lotioned, exfoliated, etc. for a very long time by a young gentleman. He was “smooth”.
    He walked away with my credit card after trying to charge $1820!!!!!
    Thankfully my credit card company declined the transaction. I had to ask him what he was doing after I saw him swipe the card twice. He then tried to get me to give him another card. Imhave “feeling” that something was not right. The packaging also has a lot of errors with English grammar and structure.
    I like some of the products…but others dry out my skin…I am sorry to say I spent far more than I should have. Lesson leaned. Do not be a victim…

  23. AW September 3 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    Had the same experience at Christiana Mall in DE on Friday. He was very smooth and would not stop pushing. I walked away with a purchase I wish I had not made. My daughter grabbed my credit card when he had left it in the machine. Walk away don’t feel abligated to be kind and listen.

  24. Ryan September 13 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    Ok so now im worried. i just bought these produts (Body Scrub and body lotion) for my husand and i since we have tena versicolor <- sure i butchered that. but it makes our skin really dry and scaley. but will see the results. -Crosses fingers-

  25. Tiffany January 12 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    I have really oily/dry, combo acne prone skin. Everything makes my face break out. I have struggled for years. Even prescriptions have failed me. I tried Murad, Proactiv, Exposed, and Beyond clear. Recently I was pressured into buying deja vu at my local mall. I am so glad I did. My new face regimen has my face clearer than it has EVER been. I use the sea salt bar morning and night. I then use Murad exfoliating gel and spot treatment at night followed by Deja Vu all day moisturizer. Then during day I use Exposed BP treatment and deja vu all day moisturizer. I apply just a dot of the moisturizer on the back of my hand and then slowly dab on face. A little goes a very long way. (Should mention, that once a week I use deja vu exfoliating treatment) my face has never looked better!

  26. Ursula Cupido April 14 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    Tygervalley had a demonstration of these products on Sunday, 7 April 2013. I had an allergic reaction to the products as I have a very sensitive skin. By the time I got home, I saw the red blotches on my cheeks and forehead. By Monday my face, esp around the mouth area was so swollen, it looked like bags, swollen eyes, face and neck covered in a rash. A week later, my skin is dry and feels like the skin of a crocodile. My eyes are still swollen or sometimes completely closed,esp the left eye. It’s a pity the products didn’t work for me, as I would have loved for my blemish marks to disappear. I didn’t like the idea of the products being forced down on me. But it’s over and done and I’m waiting for a refund. Thank you.

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