One of the very best drugstore cleansers imho. Will clean your skin well without overdrying. Can also be used as bodywash or hand soap in very cold dry weather, or if your skin is just that dry/sensitive. Have used this as bodywash for 2 kids with eczema with nice results. Obviously....it will not remove waterproof, tenacious makeup or sunscreens. But for a general cleanser, it is hands-down one of the best. Oh, and the non-foaming version of this, while also very non irritating. non drying and soothing.....simply doesn't clean as well.
Moisturizers -Cerave - Facial Moisturizing Lotion - AM SPF 30
DKER 4/6/2013 3:34:00 PM
The product has been reformulated and now has a white label, not the old blue one. The NEW sunscreen ingredients are: Homosalate (12%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octocrylene (2%), Zinc Oxide (3.5%) This is nice sunscreen, comparable to Olay Sensitive SPF 30. As compared to that one, it has less of a white cast, and leaves a more matte finish initially, but is more moisturizing/hydrating in dry, colder weather. I have used this for a few days, stopped, and resumed and I can tell it will be a staple in my cabinet now. I have no idea how I will like this in hot. humid summer weather but so far I love it for dry weather, travelling on planes, and cool spring days.
Nice finish, matte but not overly dry. No drying of my skin as the day went on (during very dry weather) but also this did not leave a shiny greasy finish. Noticible white cast....as to be expected on my skin tone with any all-physical SPF this high. I did get a little bit clogged after using this for 5 days, and for daily use I prefer the AM SPF 30 for face. But this will work as a body screen for summer, or when I have a rosacea flare and need an all-physical screen.
I have a love/hate relationship with this. It will dissolve any sort of waterproof makeup or sunscreen I put on my face very quickly and easily, and it isn't drying. BUT it requires some elbow grease to remove that dissolved stuff, requiring a washcloth, wipes, or something else to be repeatedly rubbed on the skin. For my extremely sensitive, rosacean face....this is the main drawback...the only way to avoid the irritation is to follow up with a foaming cleanser...in which case I don't get any moisturizing or soothing effects.
Got a sample of the 02 shade with my catalog. Love the texture of this, it smooths on nicely over my usual sunscreen (Olay complete SPF 30, sensitive). Love the fact that this has physical sunscreens in it, specifically zinc oxide. I always need to smooth on something over my sunscreen to offset the cast, and i prefer something with sun protection. The color is a bit too light for me, so I could not ever use this for more than very sheer coverage. I do wonder why this darkest color is so light, it really will only suit the paler complexions.
BB Cream -L'Oreal - Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator
DKER 2/13/2013 5:32:00 PM
This has SPF 15 and comes in light or medium. I find that I need both....in winter light alone works well, medium works in summer or when applying this during the day over my usual sunscreen which contains ZO and is somewhat whitening. The finish this gives is nice. Dewey, light diffusing, blurs imperfections as a BB cream should. The issue.....it slides all over the place. Just does not stay put, at all. I might add that I am 41 and this review is written during winter. While my skin does tend towards oiliness, I think this is only suited to those with much, much drier skin.
I picked this up on a whim at Marshalls for $10. 16 oz bottle with a pump. It cleans nicely, without stripping or overdrying. It does contain amodimethicone, which for now is OK for my hair, but in different weather or if used as my sole shampoo would give the dry hair, greasy scalp, and other negative effects noted by other reviewers here. ETA: After using this 3 consecutive days, instead of sporadically, my scalp began to get greasy and itch like crazy. For me, I know this is due to the amodimethicone content being too much for my scalp. I missed it when I first read the ingredients, because it was all the way at the very end. So if you are 'cone -sensitive, beware.
I have been using these for about 4 months now, and I am very happy with the results on my 11's. I just use one right over the area, over whatever skincare I use that night, it adheres just fine. I get 2 uses out of each one, I think when I was using on bare skin I got 3-4 uses out of each one but it hurt coming off in the morning that way. That said, if I forget them for a week or so and the 11's start returning, using these on bare skin is a faster way to get back to a smooth forehead. I had one round of Botox about 8 months before I found frownies. My experience was not good, I had pronounced spock brows from the Botox. The correction for spock brow can lead to eyebrow sagging over time. Also, the results with these ARE as good as Botox (for me), with much less cost. Yes it is temporary, So is everything you do to your face. Not even plastic surgery lasts forever. I paid $20 for my box and at least 1/3 is left 4 months later, plus my 11's are no longer an issue. I might try Magic Tape when these run out, and I will be trying these out on other areas too.
1. You do have to use a generous amount, more than with a regular shampoo, so keep that in mind when deciding if it is economical or not for you. 2. It does cleanse the scalp very well, while maintaining moisture through the length of the hair. I always have amazing looking hair when I use this, or the other no-poo 3. The NO poos, but NOT THE low-poos, have peppermint oil in them in a significant amount. I have rosacea prone sensitive skin, but my scalp like the oil. So when my hairdresser uses this on me, all is great since it only gets on my scalp. When I use over the sink myself, my face gets irritated. When I use in the shower....it runs down everywhere else and irritates other sensitive parts. If I could only find a way to use these cleansers without the runoff hitting the parts of my skin that are simply too sensitive to be exposed to peppermint oil, I would stop looking for hair cleansers. or MAYBE they could take the peppermint out of these? Because while it is nice to have awesome hair, it really doesn't look that great with a blotchy face
My stylist had been recommending that I try this since it first came out, but I did not for a few months.I went for a cut, then noticed my hair was holding its style very well even 2 days later, and asked her what she used. In drier, harsher weather my hair loses its style the longer I go between washings/wettings because it loses moisture. This was one of the products. It is a lightly scented manual pump foaming styler, with all sorts of humectants and moisturizers that help keep my hair, esp the ends from getting dried and looking frazzled. Makes my waves and curls shiny and bouncy! Only drawback is it has little hold, so I'll always need another product with it for the hold....seems like for what this stuff costs they should be able to meet all my styling needs with one bottle! But I'll use frequently and repurchase.
Shampoo -L'Oreal - EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
DKER 12/15/2012 8:46:00 AM
As others have said, it takes so much product to spread through your hair it is a very, very expensive cleanser. That said, I like the low lathering aspect a lot. And this does wonders for my scalp, cleansing my SD-prone scalp well without overdrying my hair at all. But....IDK what it is, I have tried this is summer and winter and every time, with every follow on conditioner, styling routine, or styling products, my ends are very frizzy and flyaway after I use this. I will finish what I have, using on my kids or when I need to clean my scalp and then put my hair up. But I would not rebuy, I plan to try Ouidad's CO wash next
I got this in a sample pack I bought to try some asian BB's out. I have tried it a few times, but cannot get away from the fact that I can see fine glitter particles on my skin every time I use it. If I need to brighten my whole face, I'll stick with my Guerlain Meteorites powder, which does the same brightening thing minus the visible particles. And if I want to have a glittery highlight, I'd use something with some more oopmh.
I don't know if I will buy this again or not. But so far, I do like it. It is meant to use under other styling products, which I have done. I have not noticed that it made my other styling products work any better, as the bottle claims. BUT it has smoothed out my dry ends, reduced frizz, and added shine without weighing my hair down at all. It has added the slip my ends need to stay styled and not tangle, knot, split and break. Most silicones serums make my hair frizzier from the evaporation process...this one does not. So YEAH. BTW, if you are looking for a more natural product, pass this up. The ingredients list looks like a HAZMAT warning, lol. But it is doing what my hair needs, so I'll use it up and look more something more natural.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo rich mahogany
DKER 10/13/2012 8:39:00 PM
Fabulous color for blue eyes and warm coloring. I use it sparingly on the lid or as liner for a subtle look, or lay it on thick for a more dramatic look...that stays PUT. With a little bit of the gold CT layered over it, it makes my eyes just pop. As others have said, it is a very warm brown with shimmer and some red....very similar to mahogany furniture (minus the shimmer).
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow in Tough as Taupe
DKER 10/13/2012 8:35:00 PM
My first CT, and the one I still find lasts the longest. A great neutral color to sweep all over. However, it is just a little too cool for me....I look better with a warmer eyecolor...but I wish those would stay on as well as this one!