Cleansers -C.O. Bigelow - Oily Skin Foaming Facial Wash
sugarlumples 8/2/2007 12:19:00 PM
I bought this product because B&BW was out of the clay cleanser I usually get. I like this product, but not as much as the clay cleanser. It has a nice, but strong smell and a great foam. It stings horribly if it gets into your eye, so you have to be very careful not to get any suds anywhere near your eye area. I use C.O. Bigelow cleansers in the morning so I don't really know how well it takes off makeup, but it does clean well without leaving any residue. I think it is a bit expensive for what it is, especially when I can get my HG cleanser for around $5.00.
I am a product junkie, but this is one of the few staples I swear by. I have oily/combo skin that can be sensitive to certain products. This product is absolutely my HG facial cleanser. I use it at night when I need to remove makeup, grime, etc. It foams beautifully and has a very mild scent. It doesn't strip my skin and it leaves no film. It is the perfect no frills cleanser that does what it is supposed to do - clean without irritating.
Moisturizers -C.O. Bigelow - Extra Light Face Lotion [DISCONTINUED]
sugarlumples 1/11/2007 1:23:00 PM
I LOVE this lotion. I use the non-SPF version, since I can use it at night as well. This is the best mattifying lotion I have ever used. I have combo/oily skin that is very picky and will break out easily, but for some reason my skin adores the oily/combo line from C.O. Bigelow. I live in the south and I battle heat and humidity most of the year and my skin has always looked very oily in the summer, but when I began using this (in June) my skin looked totally normal and very clear even in the worst part of summer. It was amazing. I bought full size versions when I ran out of the travel size and now I am almost out again. I have tried other products while waiting for B&BW to put the products on special (3 products for $35.00 - not a bad deal at all), but I have noticed my complexion is much less fresh and healthy since I have stopped using this line. This lotion is great if you have oily skin and is very gentle for picky skin.
Toners -C.O. Bigelow - Dr. Galen Herbal Skin Tonic
sugarlumples 1/11/2007 1:15:00 PM
I love this entire oily/combo line. This toner is wonderful! I like how my skin feels when I use it and it is a perfect base for the extra light lotion (which I cannot get enough of). I generally don't go crazy for any toner, but this one really does give a cooling effect and makes my skin feel refreshed. Love it!
Cleansers -C.O. Bigelow - Gentle Oil Absorbing Clay Cleanser
sugarlumples 1/11/2007 1:11:00 PM
I know I am in the minority, but I like this whole skin care line. I have combo/oily skin that can be very picky and breakout prone, so I was skeptical of this product at first. My face burned when I used this face wash in the shower after about a week of using it twice a day, so I started using the C.O. Bigelow wash in the morning at the sink and Purpose face wash at night in the shower. I have found that using it out of the shower and only once per day really works for me. It doesn't burn my skin when I use it out of the shower and less frequently. The smell doesn't bother me and my skin really likes sulfur and clay cleansers, so maybe I'm just used to the smell after using those type of products over the years. The price isn't too bad if you catch it on special at B&B Works where you get three products for $35.00. Also, the extra light face lotion that comes in the sample kit is so wonderful! It mattes like no other and was my HG lotion all this summer. I live in the south and I battle heat and humidity for most of the year. I actually bought the travel kit to try and went back and bought the full size versions when I ran out. I am almost out of everything again so I'm waiting for it to go back on sale at B&BW.