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Skincare - Face - Mary Kay - Calming Influence

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rated 3.6(10 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.6
  • 50% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.0
  • Price: $$$

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rated 2 of 5 on 1/6/2008 12:12:00 AM More reviews by lalalauren181

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

before i say anything bad about the mary kay face wash i just want to say that i'm sure it's good for certain skin types but just not mine..i have mildly oily skin and ever since i started using it i've been doing nothing but breaking out..i don't know what to use on my skin now i'm thinking about changing to La Mer face wash and moisturizer.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 12/11/2007 12:20:00 AM More reviews by addysmom

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

This truley calms skin. Whether it is razor burn or a insect bite, it works. The bottle lasts a long time also. Great for zit flare ups also. i use it on my children also. Good stuff!!!

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rated 1 of 5 on 3/12/2006 8:24:00 PM More reviews by olivialoaf

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue

Having very sensitive skin, I thought this would be okay...I had a horrible allegic reaction to this. Once I put it on, its "stickiness" was a concern, and sure enough, my skin broke out in a nice bumpy rash.

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rated 3 of 5 on 4/27/2005 5:07:00 PM More reviews by AmayaNayeli

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown

This does sooth the itchiness and irritation that comes with sensitive skin but doesnt do much for redness.

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rated 5 of 5 on 3/10/2005 9:00:00 PM More reviews by 24bee

Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I have severe rosacea, and this is so soothing! I have been usiing MK for awhile now, but just found this product. I wish I could explain how well this sooth's a flare up!

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rated 5 of 5 on 12/9/2004 2:19:00 PM More reviews by LillyBBBW

Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Black

I LOVE this stuff and will never be without it! I am one of the 0.1% of African Americans with rosacea and bought this in a fit of "I'll try ANYTHING" desperation during the summer. It calmed my angry skin instantly and cleared up all the irritation within days. A bit too pricey in my opinion though. It's a clear gel and not sticky at all like another poster suggested. A little goes a long way and it disappears cempletely into the skin with no residue. I put it on mosquito bites too and it works like a charm. Try to find it cheaper if you can, but this is definitely good stuff.

UPDATE: A gave some to a friend who had broken out in hives due to a reaction. She had previously been using a prescription cream and Benadryl spray and reapplying them often. Benedryl actually stung her skin with it's high alcohol content. But the Calming Influence was light and worked INSTANTLY - calmed her skin for hours. This is good stuff!

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rated 2 of 5 on 10/23/2003 6:11:00 PM More reviews by Tracey15

Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I thought the texture was sticky and would NEVER want to put it near my face. I bought it for my husband to use on his shaving nicks. He didn't want it near his face eitehr. At $35 CDN, it was an expensive "mistake".

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 10/27/2002 6:25:00 AM More reviews by SuzyCutie

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green

I have some of this left over from when I was a consultant ansd nothing works better for allergy afflicted skin than this.It also is great for contact dermatitis and smells so nice.

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 5/20/2002 4:09:00 AM More reviews by IslandGirlSPN

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

Mixed feelings about this one. I *might* get this again if I can find it at half price. When I got a slight sunburn the other day, I remembered Missy's review. I dabbed some on my burned spots and felt relief instantly. My burn did not bother me at all after that and went away pretty quickly. It smells so nice too. I am sure I can find something to help my skin at the drugstore the way this did but I had it laying around from my rep days and of course didn't want it to go to waste. This is a nice luxury item but very overpriced. Sheesh MK you're not high end.-----------------------------UPDATE: I used to love mk products but found out a lot of interesting information on pinktruth.com regarding the products and company. Turns out they are a bunch of scam artists after all. So sad.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 7/17/2001 8:41:00 PM More reviews by Missy

Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green

Before I went to visit my friend who sells MK, I got a really bad sunburn. She had a bottle of this opened and we tried it. My sunburn is almost healed (1 day later)! Needless to say, I bought this and tried it on my face last night. All the normal redness in my face is gone! Now I look like the Pale Porcelain Princess I always was! Tee hee!

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