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on 1/11/2015 10:29:00 AM
More reviews by alina08
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I think someone needs to call out this product for what it is- bogus. This product has quite a few ingredients which are known skin irritants (alcohol, lavender oil, and unlisted essential oils) and the base for this product, aloe vera, has not been proven to have any medicinal properties at all. I think the ridiculous price is a joke for ingredients that you could whip up in a one-gallon batch for a fraction of the price. Buyer beware.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 7/7/2012 5:01:00 PM
More reviews by mo98103
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
A very nice swapper sent me a sample of this and within days I was hooked. I use this in the morning after washing my face with my Clarisonic and applying p50, which makes my face burn and turn red a little. As soon as I smooth one pump of this gel and 1 drop of argan oil on, the redness goes away and my skin has the perfect level of moisture. It sinks right in and I'm ready for powder foundation right away. I can't comment on the blemish control claims as the p50 keeps me pretty clear, but as a calming light moisturizer for oily skin, this is wonderful. Like all Dr. A products, this is pricey and smells...let's say unconventional, but a little goes a long way. The pump is great, but I would prefer a glass bottle.
on 6/23/2012 6:15:00 PM
More reviews by aspenskimommy
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I feel this is the Clinique Dramatically Different Gel of the natural skincare world. It gives me just enough moisture for my oily skin.
on 3/26/2012 6:07:00 PM
More reviews by Khiandra
Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Fine
Yet another incredible product from Dr.Alkaitis! This is fast becoming my favorite skincare line ever!! The stuff just works. DA Soothing Gel keeps my skin in check. It prevents me from getting any blemishes even during that time of the month. I'm so hooked that my skin feels off when i don't apply it before my actual moisturizer. I use it like a serum treatment and not for moisture though i bet it would work great as a moisturizer for super oily skin. Love everything about this product from the texture to the scent. Good stuff!
on 2/7/2012 11:39:00 AM
More reviews by Glee2544
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This soothing gel has almost the same ingredients as the Dr. Alkaitis toner, but it's definitely thicker and my skin likes it better. Along with the Dr. Alkaitis Night Cream, this has been a great combo during the winter in keeping my face moisturized and plumped up overnight. Love it!Normally I use four pumps of the gel and that sufficiently covers my face and neck. It lasts forever, thankfully, because the price is in the upper stratosphere. You may want to order the Travel Kit first (I got mine from Saffron Rouge) and try the different product samplings to see which of the 8 items work well with your skin. The first time I tried the Travel Kit I reacted quite badly; my second attempt was much more successful as I skipped the Cleanser and just tried one product at a time.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 8/10/2011 10:23:00 PM
More reviews by z1e2b3r4
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
A M A Z I N G! I break out a lot and scar SUPER easy even if I don't pick. Up to this point I had been using Mychelle's clear skin serum and cleanser which wasn't working for me. After several weeks of Mychelle my stubborn cysts were not going away. So I bought Dr. Alkaitis travel kit from Spirit Beauty Lounge (they ship super fast =)). After 3 days the cysts were completely gone- not even a sign they ever existed. In general, by noon my face is a greasy mess. Since using this soothing gel along with the cleanser my skin has not been oily =) I'm not so crazy about the day cream- the smell is awful to me and I much prefer Tata Harper's moisturizers and eye cream.
on 7/6/2011 12:37:00 PM
More reviews by makeupmandy
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Love this product and love all the Dr. Alkaitis products that I've tried so far. I purchased the "travel" size kit from Spirit Beauty Lounge a couple of weeks ago. The kit was about $50 and contains almost all the products in the line.I have oily, sesitive, break out prone skin. This soothing gel seems to cut down on break outs, is lightly moisturizing and soothing. The cleanser is my other favorite product and I will be buying both in full sizes very soon. I'm also enjoying the eye cream, which is moisturizing without being greasy. I haven't tried the masks or other travel size products, but I will post reviews after I do.I've tried every high-end brand out there and these are definitely my favorite skincare products. After using them my skin is clean, soothed, and balanced. It glows!
on 5/7/2011 9:08:00 PM
More reviews by haikarapaprika
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Dr. Alkaitis gets a lot of press for being a great organic brand, and being someone who wants to avoid toxic chemical ingredients I've tried using his products on several occasions. My skin is constantly breaking out with whiteheads and blackheads on my forehead, nose and chin, and this gel has not helped my condition. One summer, I used this product every day and night, along with his cleanser. I continued to get blemishes, and the only product that helped was the Dr. Alkaitis Nourishing Oil. I put it on at night and the next day my whiteheads were gone. However, that effect lasted only for a day, unfortunately. I like the smell and the consistency, but ultimately this is just a gel that feels soothing upon application. It hasn't done much at all for me.
on 3/23/2011 11:00:00 PM
More reviews by ongliza
Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure
The texture is a gel. Alcohol content is relatively high on the list and you can definetly feel it as you apply it onto the skin. Personally, I don't feel that the gel is partiularly soothing nor hydrating. It makes a good toner in the summer, especially for those with oily skin. I probably won't buy this again because it is quite pricey and I didn't think it made a huge difference on my skin. However, it didn't irritate my sensitive skin.
on 1/5/2011 7:16:00 PM
More reviews by missbunny85
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I use this every day instead of a toner (which was recommended on the Dr. Alkaitis website for drier skins). It does contain witch hazel, which I wasn't so sure about at first, but this is a high quality and certified organic kind, so it doesn't dry out the skin like cheap alcohols would. It works well, and has a divine, clean, natural smell. It helps my skin to absorb the moisturiser I put on afterwards. It definitely works when I have breakouts, applied directly to the affected area. I'd recommend this product for all skin types.
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