I love the original creme de la mer, and will probably continue using it for the rest of my life. However, the concentrate I'm not so sure about. I've tried the face serum, and found that it calmed redness and irritation. The concentrate however doesn't seem to do anything to my skin. I've used it for the passed 6 weeks and am really struggling to justify the cost. I had quite a severe acid treatment, and thought that the concentrate would be good for healing....but not really, nothing beyond what my skin does normally. Additionally, because of all the silcones in it, if you put too much on, it just never sinks in... Edit - I have to give this the lowest score I can because I've finished using the entire bottle and there is no visible difference to my skin at all.....nothing...waste of money.
Like all toner type products, I'm not overly convinced that this is doing anything beneficial to my face. Sure, it feels nice spraying it on, but beyond that, I just don't know. The little magnet inside the bottle that is supposed to keep everything charged is hysterical....
Masks -Ole Henriksen - Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask
VonLeuschner 1/9/2005 12:53:00 AM
This mask really annoys me because it really does calm my skin down, reduces redness, hydrates, feels glorious to apply and smells divine - but everytime I use it I always get a few little pimples over the next few days. It is definately the mask causing them because I've tried several times, without altering my routine, and it happens everytime. Oh well.
They call this a hair mender and the side of the bottle states that it is a moisture spray. Used in conjunction with other Mastey damaged hair products it leaves my hair dry, crunchy, feeling very rough and damaged. I have tried with other products and this leave in treatment manages to destroy my hair everytime. I'm left with straw hair!
I have bleached, damaged hair so I used this in conjunction with the Clarte shampoo. While the shampoo totally stripped my hair, this treatment seemed to soften and condition, though when my hair dried it felt dry, crunchy and quite possibly more damaged than before I used Mastey. Not worth the money.
Absolutely hideous! I have bleached, damaged hair, supposedly what this shampoo is designed for and it just stripped my hair of all moisture. My hair felt rough and dry....I actually think it was more damaged after using this shampoo!
Cleansers -Ole Henriksen - Apricot Cleansing Lotion
VonLeuschner 8/17/2004 12:06:00 AM
I really love the Ole Henriksen line, so it was with much disappointment that I had to stop using this cleanser. It feels wonderful, smells wonderful, but strangely left my skin drier than I would have liked. Then I kept breaking out in a strange rash, and my skin peeled around my nose. Swapping to another cleaner, the symptoms cleared up, only to reappear when I went back to the Ole cleanser. I must be allergic to something in it......
I am totally in love with this moisturizer! I think that the reviewers below must have been slathering this on their face because I don't really understand their reviews at all. I apply a small amount, as directed, and gently massage into my face. I can feel the tingle of glycolic acid, but that quickly subsides and it sinks right in. My face does tend to get slightly "oiler" after an hour or so - but that is why it is a night cream. I wake up in the morning, my skin glows, it feels perfectly moisturised and is incredibly smooth! To top it all off, I have ridiculously sensitive skin and have had a lot of trouble with AHA products, but this cream does not irritate me nor cause any breakouts (I have combo skin). As far as I am concerned it is indeed Pure Perfection!
I get my hair bleached once a month, and it usually leaves my hair quite damaged, so it is easy for me to gauge how effective a product is. Crema really does work - I can feel that my hair condition is improving the more I use it. The problem is that it is not hydrating/moisturizing at all. I need extra products to help with the dryness.....so....if you have dry hair, this probably isn't the product for you, unless you get a conditioner to use as well....
I used this in conjuction with the C system hydrating shampoo. I get my hair bleached once a month, so it is very easy for me to gauge a products effectiveness at repairing hair. This treatment really did nothing for my hair in the long term. No improvement - infact, it didn't even really feel like it had done much straight after using it. Even leaving it on for a few hours failed to improve the outcome. Perhaps for hair that is a little less damaged this would be a nice conditioner.
Shampoo -Modern Organic Products (MOP) - C-system hydrating shampoo
VonLeuschner 7/28/2004 4:56:00 AM
Firstly this shampoo smells delicious! However - it cleans gently, but I find when I rinse it off, my hair feels 'hydrated' but when my hair dries, it feels dry and rough. I'm not sure why - but I wouldn't really call this a hydrating shampoo. It is quite expensive, so for the price, I would expect a little more.
This is a nice cleanser/exfoliant that I can use everyday without irritating my very sensitive skin. The granules are quite large (especially compared to the similar Dr Haushka cleanser) but they are soft and non scratchy. Even though you are only supposed to press this onto your face, I give a little scrub as well and find that it leaves me soft and glowy!!
I bought this to use after I shave, and it does a great job to calm the skin down. I have since found that it is a great all over moisturizer. Little red irritated patches are soothed and I see an overall improvement with the look of my skin whilst using it. It is deceptively not very moisturizing as it is quite thick....I find I need a little more moisture for winter... I find that it works even better when used over the Jurlique Calendula Lotion.
Skincare - Face -Jurlique - Wrinkle Softener Beauty Cream
VonLeuschner 7/17/2004 4:31:00 AM
This moisturizer does an adequate job of moisturizing and plumping out fine lines. I have been using it for almost 2 months and whilst I am not unhappy with it, its not really a "wow!" product. I'm glad I tried it, but it is not remarkable enough for me to repurchase.
This is one of those products that I suspect is doing my skin good, but I can't see any visible results. It's not overly cheap, but a little goes a long way. The smell is pleasant enough....but really, call me shallow, I need to see a little more benefit for me to repurchase.