I've tried many eye creams.. and this is one of my favorites! I have fine lines, a little puffiness but no dark circles. I also wanted a product to tighten my upper lid.. This product has done all the above for me! I'm acne-prone, so a lot of other eye treatments made me break out and/or gave me milia. I've been using this for months & I've not experienced any acne or milia from it. The price is great- I get it on eBay for an average of $14.00 and it lasts me months! Only bad thing... I think they've discontinued it :( I'm going to stock up!!!
Cleansers -Alba Botanica - Sea Mineral Cleansing Gel
MaMaMarisa 2/23/2008 5:45:00 PM
After my hubby forgot my luggage containing all my skincare products, I picked this up at a drugstore to use for the week of our vacation. I was pleasently suprised that it worked very well. It was very gentle (I used it morning & night) and my skin felt soft & clean afterwards. The cost is great! ($6.00) And I love that it is a pump .. and with traveling I could lock the pump in place so it wouldn't get all over the place! Only bad things are the smell is a little over-powering & you have to use at least 2-3 pumps to get a good lather. It did not break me out.. in fact I think it helped calm my acne some!
Skinoren is said to be the same as Finacea. (They are both 15% Azeliac acid) One good thing about skinoren is that you can purchase it thru canadian websites without a Rx. I liked that it calmed my skin. It made the redness less & less through out the day. And it also helped my cystic acne. I also liked that it was a cream consistency, so I never needed moisturizer. BUT... as it brought all the gunk to the surface, I kept getting tons of skin colored bumps that were not inflamed- but if I squeezed it, gunk would come out. I used skinoren for a month and these bumps did not go away, unless I squeezed it, which then made it red & icky... Now that I'm using finacea, (which I love!!) I can say that this is not the same. But its a good, less expensive option- as long as it doesn't give you clogged pores/bumps.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - MaMa Lotion [DISCONTINUED]
MaMaMarisa 2/23/2008 5:25:00 PM
I used this in hopes of it helping reduce my acne, as well as make scars & marks from past blemishes dissapear. It worked so-so for me. My skin adjusted very well to it. I followed the directions- for the first week only use it every couple days (at night). Then the 2nd week, try every other night. Eventually working your way up to every night. I didn't have any peeling. After cleansing, I applied the mama lotion (had some mild stinging). I didn't need any moisturizer.. and I actually found that when I woke up in the morning my skin was "dewey". I would recommend this product to those who have 1. found a product to control their acne and are trying to vanish red spots left over 2. Anyone who has hyperpigmentation... other than that, I'm not sure it really helps acne. It didn't make me break out, but it also didn't help much. I did like how soft & smooth it made my skin. And it also made it brighter! All in all, I wouldn't purchase it agian only because it didn't take care of all the problems I was hoping it would.
I know this cleanser is on the pricey side... but in it's defense- you only need one pump (at the most!) to get the job done! It lathers up really well. My face feels very fresh & clean afterwards. I am acne-prone and this cleanser didn't break me out at all, if anything it helped to calm my acne. I would definitely recommend this cleanser!! :)
Masks -DDF - Sulfur Therapeutic Mask [DISCONTINUED]
MaMaMarisa 2/7/2008 8:05:00 PM
My skin is acne-prone & this mask helps even it all out!! Its not harsh at all... I even use it as a night spot-treatment on any pimple. Love this stuff! I do an all-over ask at least twice a week!! I can tell a difference in my skin when I do. Love it!! :)