73% would repurchase
on 8/16/2018 6:43:00 AM
More reviews by GreedyWitch
I know the ZO Skin Polish is all the rage, but this was recommended to me by my aestetician because it was newer, and as it turns out, I love it! It doesn't feel as rough as the skin polish, but I'm convinced it is, because after I rinse it off, my skin feels just as exfoliated but not as red. It also has lactic acid in it, which provides a nice dose of chemical exfoliation.I use in a unique way too. First I wash my face, then blot it quickly with a towel to remove 50% of the water. Then I rub my hands over my skin to redistribute any remaining moisture, then I apply a nice-sized dollop of the scrub and gently rub rub rub all over the place. Once I feel I've scrubbed enough, I leave the scrub on as a mask for 10-15 mins to really let the lactic acid and whatever other vitamins and skin goodies are in it to fully penetrate. Then I rinse off and continue with my usual regimen. It's good stuff, I tell you!
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on 8/16/2018 6:36:00 AM
BTW--these are now called "Complexion Renewal Pads."Anyway, these are INTENSE, but weirdly enough not too drying at all. I only use them at night, and follow up with Exfoliation Accelerator (formerly Glycogent). They keep my oily, cranky, somewhat sensitive but still breakout-prone skin clear and calm. Both the pads and the Exfoliation Accelerator have a bunch of calming ingredients in them, which I'd normally overlook, but since this combo seems to nicely balance my skin, I can't help but think that's where the magic lies.
on 8/10/2018 4:16:00 PM
Brilliant stuff. It's potent, super effective, but definitely not harsh. I have oily, reactive skin that can get pretty miserable sometimes, but since using Glycogent (now called Exfoliation Accelerator) with the Complexion Renewal Pads, I finally feel like I have some kind of control over it. I didn't have much sun damage to begin with, so I can't comment on its brightening properties, but as far as making skin glow, seem even-toned and poreless, and breakout-free, it's a definite winner.
on 7/19/2018 3:28:00 PM
More reviews by nmayuri
Propylene Glycol is the number one ingredient. Not great to be putting on your skin. Didn't have my glasses with me when I bought this otherwise I would have left it on the shelf.
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on 6/7/2018 12:31:00 AM
More reviews by noBSbeauty
The first week I used the Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 I absolutely loved it. You can't even tell that you have it one because it applies so easily and absorbs quickly. This works well under makeup and over my normal serum and moisturizers. This really doesn't have any scent or any white cast to it. I really loved the Obagi Sun Shield until after a couple of weeks I finally read the ingredient list. I was so sad to learn that they included the preservative Methylisothiazolinone in the formula. Methylisothiazolinone (also called MIT for short) is a product that is not safe for use in cosmetics with the exception of products that are to be immediately rinsed off, like cleansers. And even in this instance the amount used must be very very low, I think I read it was 0.00015 parts per million. This is in products to be rinsed off, and most research states that is not recommended to be used in leave on skin care products in any amount. With MIT being such a skin sensitizer I am very glad I finally stopped to read the ingredient list before I continued using this, and I am also very glad that I didn't notice any irritations during my use of this product. Sadly I won't be finishing the bottle because otherwise this is a very elegant and unnoticeable sunscreen. My video review can be seen here:
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