Again, this is a product (like their lettuce soap) that I liked so much I didn't want to be left high and dry if they disco'd it, therefore 12 jars in my cupboard. This is VERY rich and VERY hydrating. You must use a small amount, warm on your fingertips and pat/smooth on your face. I have extremely dry skin and even add a drop of glycerin when especially dry. This is not a watery, disappearing cream. It is full of rich oil and should be applied just after washing your face while still damp. I use this night and day in the winter and my makeup glides on and stays dewy all day. When I use it at night, my face is smooth and moist in the morning, no tightness, no dry patches. I love this product and highly recommend for those with dry sensitive skin. Please Burt, don't change the formula, don't discontinue. . . pleeeeez.
Cleansers -Burt's Bees - Wild Lettuce Complexion Soap
hollyc01 3/30/2008 2:43:00 PM
I absolutely love this soap. It is the only one that EVER touches my face. It absolutely cleans, yet is not harsh and does not strip my sensitive skin. I like to use it to remove the residue from my cleansing cream. I would not use it to remove makeup. I love the natural smell. I have an inventory of 12 bars in my closet. The last time I found a soap this terrific was by Shiseido and the big meanies discontinued it. Thank god for Burt's Bees. Also love the royal jelly eye cream, almond hand cream, carrot night cream and the Evening Primrose Oil neck and decollete (will review separately). I think all their products perform well beyond the price point for the product.
Skincare - Face -Elizabeth Grant - Torricelumn Pur Decollete Smoothing Cream
hollyc01 3/20/2008 12:15:00 AM
This is another of EG's truly great products. I find it really diminishes creasing on my decollete It is very hydrating and spreads really well. Therefore is quite long lasting. Some of her products are just so-so, but this, along with complex 9 and the neck cream are exceptional. I wish it was offerred on the shopping channel more often. I think the prices on her website are too high.
Treatments -Elizabeth Grant - Torricelumn Pur Revitalizing Essence
hollyc01 3/20/2008 12:10:00 AM
excellent exfoliator. Very gentle, but effective. I leave the moist, thin blue liquid on my face for hours while I do housework, etc. then remove it with a dry washcloth. It leaves my sensitive skin radiant and my make up just glides on and looks dewy. I buy this when it is offered in multiples. Great price that way. I try never to be without it.
Treatments -Isomers - Intensive Serum with Soy DNA
hollyc01 2/28/2008 5:40:00 PM
This is a great serum. Really refines and tightens the skin. Pores appear smaller and skin is generally more radiant. I did not find it terribly hydrating, but that is no problem for me because I always follow the serums with a moisture cream.
For some reason, my face cannot tolerate this product. It makes me break out in small bumps. However, I use it on the backs of my hands and it helps my other serums and lotions penetrate a lot better. I would definitely buy again, just not for my face.
This is a great product. It refines and calms the skin. I have recently had lesions removed with liquid nitrogen and am using the CP on them. They are fading VERY quickly. I have thin skin that tends to stay red from scars, irritation, etc. Copper P really helps with that a lot. Highly recommend. Isomers is the real deal!
This is amazing. I use three drops of this and three drops of the Copper P before moisturizing with the 3000 Liquid Crystal cream for the face A.M. and P.M. The contours of my face have changed dramatically (two weeks so far). Firmer jaw line, reduced lines, fresher overall look. In fact I did my routine and then left the mirror to do something else before going back to do my hair and was kind of shocked at how different I was looking. Couldn't figure it out.. Am I sleeping better - no, am I eating better - I WISH!!. OMG, it must be the Isomers. This line ROCKS and I'm now a committed user. Also use the Absolute Eye serum which has greatly reduced the bags under my eyes which nothing else had been able to improve (and I've tried a lot $$$$$). Isomers is an amazing line that puts all the money into the product. No stupid frou frou packaging that weighs a ton and clogs the land fill. It's all for your skin and it shows!! God bless Manuella and may she never retire. . . . ever!
I love this mascara. I buy it whenever I can afford it. It is expensive. However, it really, truly does condition your lashes. Mine are thicker, fuller and healthier when I am using it. I believe it is the Castor oil that does such a wonderful job. This is not waterproof and will run if you get good and wet. However, you will not need to tug, pull and use harsh chemicals to remove it at night. I suspect those who wound up with racoon eyes might be using a greasy eye cream. It will give buildable volume, but not like some others with fibres. It looks very natural and sexy. It also lasts a l - o -n-g time. I know, I know, you aren't supposed to keep mascara more than 3 mos. but with this one I can and I do. If you want to keep your own lashes looking good and on your eyelids, not washing down the sink, this is the mascara for you. Love it, love it, love it.
Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow Unlimited mascara
hollyc01 2/19/2008 9:18:00 AM
Again, like the DiorShow, this also made my eyelashes fall out. It does lengthen and thicken and the brush is really nice, but if I kept using it, I'd have no eyelashes at all. Bye bye $30.00. . . again.
Love how this made my eyelashes look. No doubt about it, thicker, longer (way longer) fuller. However. . . make my eyelashes fall out. A lot. In no time at all they were short, stumpy and sparse. Into the garbage can with another $30.00. Run, don't walk, the other way.
Okay, sniffed this in Wal-Mart yesterday and really liked it. Thought I must be smelling some of the other fragrances that were also out, because I thought anything this inexpensive couldn't possibly be that nice. So I walked away. Well shame on me for being a "perfume snob"!! I'm going back tomorrow (or whenever it stops snowing) and get a bottle. I love this forum because everyone is so honest and you can tell from the reviews what something is like. I'll report back after wearing it a while.
Okay, computer glitch. this is a review for the ONE 3000 LIQUID CRYSTAL CREAM, but this website did not recognize it or allow me to enter it. Please forgive the confusion ladies, but this product is too good to go unreviewed. Got this at the same time I got the Absolute Eye Serum (see my review). Cannot believe the difference it has made in my skin. Had two lines on either side of my face from dimple to jaw. Disappeared overnight. Now a week into using this product, my pores are MUCH smaller, my face is more toned (without being tight), visible redness greatly diminished, smooth and calm. I even use a tiny bit around my eyes after the serum and on my neck, which is usually too sensitive to tolerate anything. Wonderful, wonderful product. I can't wait to try the rest of their products. Love this forum, thanks for all the honesty, won't be buying anything until I check here first!
Always been curious about Isomers, but didn't need more stuff in my bathroom, until. . . I went on makeup alley and saw what a high percentage of their products (compared to others) had a high 100% rebuy rating. So I decided to try their Eye Serum Absolute. WOW. I have had deep indentations beneath my eyes now for several years that have failed to respond to any eye creams I have tried (Chanel, Guerlain, Sisleya) I could retire on what I've spend on cosmetics that haven't lived up to their claims until now. The next day, the skin under my eyes was tighter, I couldn't believe how much improvement it made in the indentations. I can now go without concealer, just a little of my mineral powder foundation under the eye and I'm good to go. Please note, that this is not terribly moisturizing and some may want to use a cream on top of it if their skin is very dry. Price is excellent, love the dropper bottle. I get so tired of those vacuum pumps that leave a good portion of product in the bottom. Thank you Manuella!!
This is a very difficult perfume to nail down. It can be totally over powering and must be used carefully. I spray it a good distance (12 to 18 inches) from my wrists and let it air dry. I have dry skin and most scents I soak my wrists and rub together to get them to last. NOT this one. It is worth the extra care, for it morphs into an intoxicating, ultra feminine, soft, sexy, fragrance. I admit that it has taken me a while to appreciate, but I would buy again, for it is totally unique. UPDATE: totally loving this. This is an old style, full on chypre with a green, green opening, sharp florals and a beautiful oakmossy, animalic drydown. I too am wondering if this is produced at different quality levels for the shopping channels because I got mine off her website. Not for little girls or even young women, this is a sophisticated mature fragrance that smells like it came from the grand days of fragrance with a vintage feel. Adore it! UPDATE (again) Ordered the pure parfum from her website and it is stunning. Wears closer to the body than the EdP and is softer, smoother and comforting. Please note, by comforting I don't mean an amber, vanillic, suck my thumb cookie scent for tweens. This is still a fragrance for the mature woman. Holds its opening notes longer. Please Marilyn, don't cave to those who don't understand fragrance. Keep making this under rated beauty forever! By the way, the adorable crystal bottle it came with didn't hurt my feelings either. Superb value!