Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
dealfinder648 12/19/2011 8:00:00 PM
I love using EVOO for so many things that are already listed: make-up remover after shower when your skin is still damp, all over mix with sugar for a gentle exfoliant, great for lips too cuticles This adds such a great sheen on skin, and even better when you're a little tan. It's a glow from within that no cosmetic can dupe. I also thinks it's awesome that olive oil and honey are in the bible and so highly rated here.
Like another reviewer mentioned....you can "get the red out" of pimples and zits with this, or any drops that "get the.red out". I put some on a qtip and just press it on the inflammed pimple for a awhile. It does get the redness out of it for me. But I'm going to try the freezer (cold) method because I know if I put an ice cube on a raised pimple, it does go down.....so that makes sense.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Hollywood Beauty Tea Tree Oil
dealfinder648 12/16/2011 9:41:00 PM
I really like this tea tree oil product for my pimples here and there and also for nose blackheads. I've used straight tea tree oil before and know how drying it is. This product is mixed with other oils and makes it more moisturizing while it dries out and heals the zit, pimple, inflammation. When my skin is really acting up, I do my whole face with it for an overnight treatment. Raised pimples are usually less severe the next morning. It's pretty cheap to give it a try to see if this works for you.
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Intensive Care Advanced Healing
dealfinder648 12/2/2011 11:28:00 PM
EDIT 12/12/12 - WALMART VERSION changed their ingredient deck to very basic. So I will check the original products deck or check the drugstore dupes before buying again. In fact, I'll have to look at the ingredient deck on Vaselines version too to see if it changed. Original Review - I use this or either the Walmart or the CVS version of this product with the same ingredients. This is not a lotion to leave you silky or glowing. It's more like a treatment lotion. I use oil on my skin for more of a glowing skin look. It's a very good lotion with a good ingredient deck. EDIT: I've been adding EVOO directly into this lotion and mix in palm of hands then apply. It really gives it a nice boost and glow to skin, especially for winter. Although, you can do that with any lotion.
I really like the original formulation. Does anyone have reviews on the new formulation one with the skincare actives added? The new ingredient deck looks good with added retinol, peptides and other skincare ingredients. There's a couple new shades too. I am a little hesitant to buy the new one without seeing some reviews on coverage, etc.. Will probably need a new category for the new formulation if MUA wants to create one with the new skincare actives.
Foundations -Cover Girl - Natureluxe Liquid Silk Foundation
dealfinder648 10/27/2011 2:32:00 AM
I received a few samples of this product. Application was nice, smooth and I did like the finish. Just doesn't have any staying power on me. Just not impressed enough to purchase. Cucumber and SPF10 aren't really big selling points to hook me into purchasing. Get coupons and get when it's on sale to try it out. Not worth the full price.
I didn't realize how much this helped my skin until I ran out of it and stopped using it for a few weeks. Just kept forgetting to pick it up. I remove makeup first, usually just swipe it off with olive oil. Then wash with honey and warm water, massaging into skin a few minutes. I also leave on as a mask at least once a week. It really helps keep my pores cleaned out and keeps skin balanced somehow. When I get a big zit, I put on a little dab and go to bed. Sometimes I put a light coat on my nose too before bed. The pimple and pores are greatly reduced and healing without the usual dry out from acne products. Yes, there is that fear of getting honey on my pillow case, but those can be changed. I don't understand the properties of how this helps my skin, it just does. The honey I buy is just pure honey at any grocery store for a few dollars. I can see this either works for people or it doesn't. Glad it works for me and is worth a try.
I use baking soda to brush my teeth. Once in a while I can add it to my cleanser to exfoliate, but not too often. Baking soda will mess with your natural ph levels. It's what is used to neutralize a lot of peels, so it's not meant for everyday. But if it works for you...great.
I use baking soda to brush my teeth followed by this as a gargle and rinse and have great results. Now I see many other uses here that I will soon try out!
Treatments -Beyond Belief - Vita C Antioxidant Serum
dealfinder648 4/27/2011 9:27:00 PM
11-21-2012 - UPDATE: I just saw on the Sally's website that they updated this with new packaging and changed the formula. Reviewers there are not happy. So try at your own risk and keep the receipt if you do. They had to mess with an already good product, of course. ORIGINAL REVIEW WAS 5 STARS: I've been using this on my neck and entire chest (cleavage) area under a spf to protect against sun damage I could see coming on. I live by the beach and see a lot of sun damaged cleavaged women... It really makes my chest area glow and look taunt....looks smooth, like glass and I've done my share of time in the sun the last 20+ years. The only reason I'm not using it on my face is because of hormonal acne, but use it if your skin can tolerate it there, definitely use it. And like others have said, cup your entire hand over the spout or it will squirt out far away. I think it was around $10 for 2oz. Very effective and affordable. Use your spf you young girls...it's the best thing you can do. The damage comes out later. Prevention is the best thing you can do.
Lotions/ Creams -Equate - Healthy Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer
dealfinder648 1/25/2011 6:23:00 AM
I love this product....here's what I do to get the most of it. I buy the darkest...medium-tan. I put a squeeze in my palm then I pump or squeeze another body lotion (I use equate's advanced healing, fragrance free) and dilute the tanning cream. Mix both with hands together. This dilutes the tanning cream and it lasts a long time. Bottom line for the best bang for your buck....buy the darkest amount and dilute it with another lotion. The tanning tube will last longer when you adjust the tanning ingredient to get a good shade for your skin tone. You'll know after a week or two what a good mix for you is. Then it's just maintenance. I do about half and half every 2-3 days for summer. Moisturize on the off days...the tanning ingredient can be drying. If you are fair...try this method too. Dilute the lotion.
Bronzers -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear Face Sculpting Trio
dealfinder648 1/19/2011 9:18:00 PM
Doing a clean out of products, I came across this. I got it with the brushes included for dirt cheap and I do like the brushes. Anyway, if you got this on a great sale and the color payoff is not working....try this. I concentrated a small blush brush into the bronzer only, coated well, tap of excess as usual and just concentrated on the cheeks...it worked very well, I like it. It's a matte bronzer...no sparkles. So women over a certain age will appreciate this. I then dipped a small brush into the highlighter part and ran across the tops of cheek bones...not too much, just a tad. So try this if you got it dirt cheap and don't want to waste it.
Powder -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Loose Powder
dealfinder648 1/18/2011 12:36:00 PM
EDIT: Still I love this product. But my skin is drying out now that I'm in my mid-40's. I started adding the product directly to moisturizer to make a tinted cream while I search for a moisturizing foundation I like. This is working out well for now. Just another way to use it if anyone else is dry or has this product lying around...since there is so much. Make your own tinted moisturizer with it. I also use Pur Mineral 4-in-1 and like that a lot....just gets expensive for everyday. I sometimes mix the 2 on a brush. Both have good ingredients. ORIGINAL review: Really like this product...The dome lid is bulky but great to break down the minerals. After loading up your own favorite brush, scrunch the minerals and break them down into the dome lid, tap off excessive, then apply. You need to buff on your face less if you break down the minerals like this in the domed lid. May sound crazy, but it works for me. That brush is stiff, but a slightly stiff flat top brush is good for application. I just use a larger one. Has good for your skin ingredients with a natural spf.
Bronzers -Wet 'n' Wild - MegaGlo Illuminating Powder
dealfinder648 12/1/2010 9:04:00 PM
I would stay away from this for the over 40 gals.....or maybe use as an eye shadow. You know that the sparkles will emphasize the lines/pores. You want a glow, not sparkle...it's not finely milled enough to be of top quality, hence the low price. Mine is the starlit bronze, but I'm sure the particle sizes are the same whatever shade. But I would of loved this 20-25 years ago.
I've been using this for a few years for my hereditary dark circles. The trick to using this, or any pot or stick concealer is to warm it up first and put on a moisturized under eye. I put a good dab of it on my ring finger, warm it up with my other ring finger and make a little paste, then place in a pushing motion right under my eye and in the dark inner corners. Just smoosh it in. It doesn't work well straight from tube, directly to eye. Warm up your thick-based concealers this way and they are easier to work with...at least for me. EDIT: I'm taking off a couple lippies here because I just bought a new one and I think they changed the formula...it's not as dense and creamy as I have bought in the past and since a container lasts so long, they might have changed it....not sure? But warming up a concealer like I mentioned above does make it work better. Tried again...... I'm pretty sure they changed the formula, not as pigmented or emoliant (sp) as I remember, so it takes more to cover....then it's drying