Treatments -Unlisted Brand - B.liv by Cellniq Off With Those Heads Pro Sebum Gel
renyun 11/30/2012 8:07:00 PM
Despite its price ($49/30mL), I am enjoying this product a lot. I have a lot of tiny bumps on top of my head and I've tried a lot of conventional products to get ride of them (salicylic acid, AHA, exfoliation, tea tree oil) but none of them has worked. When I tried this product, I wasn't expecting anything spectacular but after about 2 weeks of use, I noticed that the number of bumps on top of my forehead has dramatically reduced. I recommend this product to those who have oily/acne-prone skin. Those with dry skin, you would definitely need a moisturizer over this serum.
This product has a nice, apricot-like scent. It works well as a exfoliant but I found the apricot "beads" too abrasive for my face. I would not recommend this for those with sensitive skin.
Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46
renyun 3/3/2012 1:07:00 AM
All sunscreens (liquid form) I've tried on my face have broke me out. I was so excited to try this after bitting my lip to purchase this. Unfortunately, I still broke out along the sides of my cheeks after trying this out for a few days. I wished it worked for me, but my skin just doesn't react well to this. Such a shame. *edit: I have been giving this suncreen another try. I find that by patting the sunscreen into the skin instead of rubbing it in reduces breakouts. For those who always break out from wearing sunscreen, try patting it on instead of rubbing it in!
Benefits: Not pore clogging Gentle even for sensitive skin Easily absorbed into skin Hydrating for dry skin Cons: Might take time before seeing the benefits of the oil (give at least two weeks) Bottom line: I bought mine from ebay from a top rated seller. I didn't have any expectations for this product but bought it anyway since I read so many raves and since it wasn't that expensive. I'm so glad I gave in into the hype. I have really oily T zone and I was skeptical about applying an oil onto my face. This didn't clog my pores and actually made my skin less oily. I have been using this for about one month and so far I like what I'm seeing. I heard this does a great job on acne scars as well but I haven't seen too major of an improvement so we will see in another couple of weeks. Definitely try this product it wouldn't hurt!! Since this isn't a cure-all product, don't substitute this product for your normal acne-treatments. Good luck ppl!
I used the facial mask to help reduce some post-acne scarring I've getting on the sides of my cheeks and chin. When first applied on, the mask was sticky, a bit abrasive and had this strange scent. For a couple of weeks I applied this mask on my problem areas and I did see some improvement. However, I'm not sure if it was actually the mask doing wonders on my skin or was it actually my skin doing healing on its own. Whatever the reason, the improvements were not significant enough for me to repurchase this product again.
Moisturizers -Paula's Choice - RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator
renyun 12/9/2011 9:54:00 AM
I started using this product two weeks ago. So far, it has been doing a great job calming down my oily face and large pimples as well. However, I'm getting some small bumps along the sides of the face which I never had before I am not sure if this is because of using this product or because I am stressed. I was skeptical about the silicones found in the product since my skin doesn't usually react well to them. I will update in two weeks. **Update: After using this product for about a month, I've concluded that this is not a bad product if you don't have too many acne problems. However, my skin is not reacting well to the silicones found in here (I've been breaking out in small pimples along the side of the my chin) so I will not be repurchasing this. Those with dry skin, this will not "hydrate" your skin so be prepared to double up with another moisturizer.
Treatments -Garden of Wisdom - Skin Buffet Oxygen Rich Anti-oxidant Gel
renyun 7/8/2011 9:18:00 PM
I had high expectations for this product when I got the smaller, trial sized version. I'm looking for a good alternative to BP so when I came upon this I was really excited. However, this was not an effective product for my skin. I usually put on this gel after a facial exfoliation so that my skin can fully absorb the effects of this product however, the results were less to be desired. I have very oily, acne prone t zone and when I applied the product and left it overnight, I woke up with small pimples on my forehead. This product did not work for me. I don't think it's potent enough alone to combat those with moderate to severe, oily facial acne problems. Would not repurchase.
I got 5 of these in a package. I was really excited to try these but I find all of them too sticky for my tastes. Additionally, there were too much glitter on all of them which is personally, not something I want to wear on my lips. You might like this is you don't mind too much glitter and stickiness.
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Tinted Lip Balm - Hibiscus
renyun 6/20/2011 8:55:00 PM
I was excited to try this and overall, the balm was okay. I didn't care much for the scent but I did like the sheer tint of color it give to my lips but it came off easily so you better keep the balm close with you. I also didn't care much for the packaging which was actually misleading; it looked as if you would get more of product when if fact, the balm itself is just in a small chapstick size. In terms of moisturization, it was also okay but not superb. I really wish I liked the product but for the price and size, I probably would not purchase again.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
renyun 6/16/2011 7:11:00 PM
I like aloe vera a lot so this is no exception. I have combination skin with really oily, acne-prone t zone and normal cheeks. I use this as a mask since it has astringent properties and helps keeping my oily t zone from breaking out while reducine redness. It's also great for sunburns and redness. I like it alot and have very little con to say. The reason I gave this a 4 instead of 5 is that it's not fresh aloe vera. It does contain some chemicals to preserve the product. Fresh aloe vera is the best.
I liked this cleanser because the pump and cleanser comes into a nice lather which is gentle on my skin. I don't see any significant difference between this cleanser and any other cleanser on skin except that it is easier to apply than some others that I've used. Overall, I like it, recommend to sensitive skin but since I don't have sensitive skin and the cleanser was not memorable I probably will be trying something else.
I got this mask in a sample and I liked it. The mask smells like cotton candy which is always a plus. The mask itself did lighten my acne scars but the effects are not significant enough that I would purchase the full size of the product. Overall, I would recommend those who are interested to try this in a sample before choosing to buy.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
renyun 1/20/2011 4:52:00 PM
This didn't really do anything much for my skin in terms of acne. I wanted to like it but it failed to deliver its purpose an 'acne wash.' The cleanser was also harsh on my skin making it look red and drying. I wouldn't recommend for those with dry or sensitive skin.
I got a sample jar of this when I purchased the healing cream. I had wanted to try this but after trying it, I'm glad I got the sample first. There's a scent of the product but it doesn't bother me that much. Even though I've had the sample jar there's so much product and you only need a little bit. The product itself, is not effective for my acne. I tried it on pimples that are underneath of the skin (which is specifically used for that) and find it ineffective for my skin. Overall, not impressed, did nothing, felt like it actually clogged my pores. I'm glad I got a sample first, will not purchase.
I use this as a mask to control the my oily, acne-prone t-zone. However, the mask seems to harsh for my skin and left my skin looking red. I do not recommend those with sensitive skin.