Lip Treatments -Star & Rose - lipgelati in chocolate
appleqn 11/18/2002 12:58:00 AM
Doesn't really moisturise my lips. The taste was pretty okay at first, then got pretty disgusting after a few more applications. Cute packaging though and would make a really cool gift for a younger sis.
Treatments (Eye) -Clinique - Moisture Surge Eye Gel
appleqn 11/18/2002 12:54:00 AM
Very light, gell-like texture. Doesn't sting or irritate eyes but then again, it doesn't really do much. It's supposed to hydrate the area around the eyes but I didn't really notice much of a difference. Love the packaging though, really hygenic.
Moisturizers -Biotherm - Aquasource for Combination Skin
appleqn 11/18/2002 12:50:00 AM
Was conned into buying this product after receiving a Biotherm facial. The salesperson told me that I'd really dry skin and should consider this product to help hydrate the skin. The first few times of application was fine but after a while, it seem to sting certain areas of my face. Didn't really like the scent of it and it was too sticky and thick, making my face shine. Don't really think that it's worth the money, you're better off with a drug store brand.
I love this perfume! The scent is so floral and feminine, and yet not granny-ish at time. Reminds me of spring time. Bit pricey though, and you can always get minatures during Estee Lauder's gift time.
Eye Makeup Remover -The Body Shop - Chamomile Eye Makeup Remover
appleqn 11/18/2002 12:41:00 AM
Extremely gentle on eyes (important for me as I'm a contact lens wearer) and didn't sting even though some got into my eyes. Removes eye make really well and I even use it to wipe off foundation off my face. A tiny bottle can last a long time as you only need a little each time.
Cleansers -The Body Shop - Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash
appleqn 11/18/2002 12:31:00 AM
Wonderful product that gently cleanses face and has a lovely, clean scent to it. Very light texture, gell-like. Lathers quite well and leaves face feeling clean and soft. Con: Don't think it removes make-up quite well as still found traces of makeup when using toner.
Strong smell, will defintely wake you up in the mornings. Great for oily and blemish-prone skin types. Cimple cleanser that washes off eaisly with no residue. However, it's not really suitable for sensitive skin types, it worked fine on me but really irritated my friend's senstitive skin. Con: Colouring of the product, it's a bright green.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Almond & Honey Body Lotion
appleqn 11/17/2002 10:44:00 PM
I love this product! Light and still moisturising enough for dry skin in the winter. The scent is sensational, really nice texture and it absorbed my skin really fast. Con: Hate having to squeeze the bottle really hard to get to the last bit - Body Shop makes you pay extra if you want a pump for that bottle.
Lotions/ Creams -Tommy Hilfiger - Chocolate Cream Pie Body Hydrator
appleqn 11/17/2002 10:42:00 PM
As a chocoholic, I abosultely love the smell of this product. Apart from the great smell, there's nothing much spectacular about the it. The texture is really heavy (it's meant for really dry skins) and not really worth the price.
Scrubs -Origins - Never A Dull Moment Skin Brightening Facial Polisher
appleqn 11/17/2002 10:35:00 PM
I'm the type that tends to do a lot of damage to my skin when using a scrub by scrubbing too hard (heck, no pain no gain, I'd use sandpaper if I could). I did a lot of damage to my skin after using Clinique's exfoliating scrub and was shopping around for something more gentler. After hearing so many great things about this scrub, I decided to give it a go. This scrub is really gentle on your skin and you;re supposed to leave it on for 5 minutes after scrubbing (for the fruit enzymes to work, I think). The texture is thick to the point of being almost gooey. The scrub particles are small and not harsh. Has a pleasent fruity smell. After washing it off, I was left with glowing, soft skin. This stuff really works! Con: Packaging. This stuff comes in a large, flat jar and after prolonged usage, water is bound to get into the jar, making it messier than it alreayd is. Plus the packing makes it really hard to use in the shower (imagine unscrewing the lid, digging out a chunk with your wet fingers then trying to close the lid back on again). Is it that hard to package it in a tube?
I tried the cream version last year but it was far too heavy and left a shinny residue on my face so I was really delighted to see the lotion version. I had used CLinique's dramatically different moisturiser but wanted to look for something with SPF in it so I ended up with this one. Nice scent (might be a problem for people with sensitive skin), the texture can be a bit heavy, especially for those with really oily skin but is just right for normal skin types. Con: Dislike the packaging, I think it's supposed to look like a medicinal bottle but I hate glass bottles for skincare (think easy breakage when travelling) and the fact that you can't see how much of hte lotion is left.
This product was recommended to me by the origins salesperson after I commented how Clinique's toners were burning my skin. It was recommended to me as a alcohol-free toner and the scent (citrusy) can get a bit overwhleming at times but so far, it has been really gentle on my skin. Don't really see any effects on my skin but it does help absorb moisturisers better. Con: It's in a large glass bottle so you've to be really careful when using it.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
appleqn 11/17/2002 10:15:00 PM
It's a lot lighter than the the non-oil free version, goes on really smooth and is absorbed into the skin very fast with no residue left on the face. Only con? A little too basic when other moisturisers on the market are offering extras (eg vitamins, anti aging what-nots) packed in their products. However, being such a basic moisturiser, I think it would be fine for sensitive skins. PS - Clinique is always advertising that its products are perfume-free, how about making the moisturiser colour-free as well?
Lipstick -Clinique - Almost Lipstick - Black Honey
appleqn 11/17/2002 10:10:00 PM
My lips are genrally quite dark in colour so it's hard for me to find a lipstick that doesn't look too dake (pale colours are a no-no on my lips). Was a bit freaked out when I saw the colour (think Elvira) in the tube but pleasently surprised that upon application, the colour is really natural . . . reminds me of the colour you get after sucking on popsicles! I find it quite moisturising as it doesn't dry out my lips and I like the glossy colour as well.
I know the color is a huge turn-off at first (my dad screamed when he saw me with it on) but once you get past it, you’ll realize that it’s basically a great product that delivers what it claims. It clears out your complexion and softens your skin. Would recommend it for people with normal to combination skin.