love this! i have blemish prone, very pale (red head) skin, with a lot of redness due to either scarring or blemishes etc. this really calms my skin down! i put it on before moisturiser, then once my moisturiser has settled i add another spray or two, then my makeup. love it. i have become a big fan of urban decay and i would reccommend anyone who hasnt tried their products to give them a go. i previously used mac, clarins, estee lauder, minerals, benefit (i used to have every product benefit sold), and always changing because they was always an aspect of the makeup i didnt like, but couldnt find one that HAD IT ALL. urban decay has fantastic products that i have really fallen for. this transforms my skin from patchy red to calm and even ready for makeup.
Ok, I have super oily skin. by 10am, i start blotting the oil off my face already. anyhow, i've bought deslick spray, (i also hv deslick primer and the foundation come to think of it)..i can't really tell if it did anything as i was still oily.
so i was in sephora on my paris trip and the girl was really recommending this spray. on a whim i decided to try it despite the high price tag. this stuff really works! i spray before i apply serum and moisturizer. i no longer need to blot my face by 10am (probably only need to do that by say 2pm?). this was the only product that i was introducing at the time to my routine....and it has given me a better complexion.
yes the ingredient list looks scary...but it does work..for me at least!
about the packaging tho...i don't understand why it comes with 2 plastic lids? a white big lid and a tiny clear cap ...
eh. I'm very disappointed in this product. I love urban decay's deslick and thought it would be nice to have a skin minimizer product. But nope. Nothing special. Didn't keep my skin oil-free, make up stay longer or anything. Boo.
I'm not sure why people are complaining about the alcohol content. It is often used in cosmetics in low amounts (>10%) to preserve ingredients and is a vehicle of delivery due to its fast evaporative quality. So no, it's not the same as spraying hairspray on your face because the base ingredients are different; the alcohol prevents products from soaking and ruining what you already have on (or in hair's case, after being styled).
I have combination skin with the rare pimple now and then. My T-zone has been the bane of my existence since my preteen years although I've noticed my skin has become drier as I've aged. This product has been fantastic in keeping my makeup natural-looking: not cakey or greasy. I can't really vouch for the oil absorbing qualities because I'm used to being a little shiny at the office in the afternoon, but I presume the corn starch helps because I still have perfectly presentable skin once I return home. I also use it at night when I feel a pimple forming. It is usually much smaller or entirely gone by the following morning. There is a slight tightness upon application, but it is not at all unpleasant. I definitely don't use it sparingly and not in any particular order because I'm not a heavy makeup wearer (just some BB cream and concealer), but I do notice my bare skin is slicker without it.
Overall, it's a nice-to-have product that I use in conjunction with my daily skincare regime and it has had no detrimental effects so far. The price could be cheaper for Canadian consumers (minus one lippie), but otherwise, no complaints.
This product has been a miracle worker on redness for me. I don't like the menthol either. Only too bad this spray doesn't contain any menthol. Look up the ingredients and get educated.
Pros: love the way this bottles sprays mist, cute packaging, makeup lasts longer, pores look smaller and my makeup looks hydrated but not oily. Overall, my makeup just looks noticeably better. It's an obvious difference whenever I have this on and when I don't. Cons: makes me break out. Every time I use this product, I get a few small bumps. I've tried using it on and off for at least a month but this definitely irritates my skin somehow. I love the way it makes my makeup look but I won't be repurchasing due to that fact. Also, it's super expensive at $30+ a bottle. Might not make others break out but my skin is sensitive.
Please don't buy this stuff! For one thing it's mostly alcohol. If it makes your makeup last longer it's just because you are spraying denatured alcohol on your face. You might as well set you makeup with hairspray, because that's essentially what this is: an extortionately priced hairspray for the face. Also, the bragged about vitamins in this are present in itty bitty amounts too small to make a difference to your skin. I really love a lot of UD's products but this is an epic fail. The reason companies put out products like this is because market research shows that women will buy something if it feels cooling and refreshing on their skin. I guess they figure if it feels good, it must be good for you. "Cooling and refreshing" means alcohol. Try putting ordinary rubbing alcohol on your skin and see how cool and refreshing it feels. But alcohol is very bad to use regularly on your skin whether you are dry or oily. It dries out your skin making already dry skin worse. Or if you have oily skin it will stimulate more oil production because your skin is trying to compensate for the drying effect of the alcohol. And even if alcohol weren't bad, there is no evidence it does ANYTHING positive for skin. So why do they put it in products like this? Because marketing studies have shown that women buy stuff that feels nice and cooling on their skin. So they put something BAD for you in this product solely because they think it will make you more likely to buy it! Total scam! Sorry, slight rant here, lol, but it really is so crooked, especially when the price is $36 a pop and it is advertised as something for no other purpose than to HELP your skin when really it does the exact opposite. If I didn't love UD's eyeshadow palettes so much I would boycott them for this.
I love this product and am not sure why so many are claiming this UD B6 spray contains menthol. Menthol is not listed under their ingredients list. Maybe "Menthyl Ethylamido Oxalate" is being confused with menthol? It definitely is not the same, although it is a cooling agent.
As for me, this spray is gentle on my sensitive skin and leaves my skin feeling very refreshed.
I purchased this a couple months ago. in the days/weeks leading up to and during the Sephora VIB sale. I was kind of buying beauty products like a true junkie at the time, and trying a lot of new things. This drew my attention because I wanted to try the De Slick spray, and I noticed postings/reviews of this. I have fair, oily skin that tends to get red around my nose/cheeks. The reviews were great and I am always interested in anything that will get rid of the red in my face. I started using this with my favorite, long used products (Murad Oil Ctrl Mattifier and GA Lasting Silk) and truly, the redness on my face was just vanishing.
Well, I was buying and using a lot...including an entire Perricone regimen. I thought the B6 spray was the real miracle, and the Perricone was just agreeing with my skin. I had a particularly greasy Christmas-no matter what I did with my makeup I was shiny and uncomfortable. I was ready to ditch both the Murad and the GA until a lightbulb went off in my head. It's the spray. I stopped using it, my makeup looks flawless and lasts again, and the redness is still completely gone-I have to give Perricone credit for that.
I sat down to do this review today because there were so many glowing reviews when I purchased this, so I thought another voice was needed. Other reviewers love it, and by all means, try it if you like. The negative reviews from December were read by me for the first time today...I had no idea this had menthol in it. Menthol never agrees with my skin. That explains the cooling. My trial and error test seals the deal for me, I won't be using this again.
All in all, beauty junkie that I am, this is why I never do a makeup alley review for skincare, foundation or hair care that I haven't used over a period of time. Good luck!
I can't understand why anyone would like this.The ingredients list is disturbing to say the least.It's full of alcohol. Alcohol at this level WILL ruin skin.You don't even need to have a reaction but the damage is happening under the skin's surface.Collagen breakdown for example.Alcohol is used in cosmetics as a preservative or to help penetration of an ingredient.If listed away down the ingredients list it's ok but NOT at this level. This is full of alcohol.And to add insult to injury it has a menthol derivative which is actually stronger than menthol(no it's not menthol it's WORSE).And let's not forget the fragrance.OUCH!! I had a sample, this stuff is appalling please don't use it and if you are stop!!! Thing is there are other products that contain damaging amounts of alcohol, you really need to check the ingredients.Yes this product probably will make make up last longer,and it might feel good. SO WHAT!!! But at what cost?Think about it....... think long and hard!!