Moisturizers -Ultraceuticals - Antioxidant Daily Moisturiser with SPF 30+
makeupmadness 9/11/2007 8:31:00 AM
I have decided to finally buy a proper 30+ sunscreen after it would seem sudden brown spots appearing on my face :( It is light, yet creamy like you would expect a protective sunscreen to be. It is not an annoying smell either. If you need more moisture you can just put some on underneath, then apply. Worth a shot, and they will also give you samples to try it out!
With Combo sensitive skin, this seems to work well for winter. It definately does make your skin smooth. I am always surprised if I put it on overnight and wake up an absent mindedly brush my cheek, and its like "oh wow" soft skin. I think though it can be a little heavy for my t zone, so have also bought active moist, which is lighter, but I don't like the smell as much as SSC. EDIT: The active moist made my skin more red and irritated, and the Skin smoothing cream was a little heavy for me. I am back on the Dr. hauschka again anyway. I think this would suit normal to dry skins.
Masks -Dermalogica - MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque
makeupmadness 9/11/2007 8:24:00 AM
It is definately a moisturising mask, but works well even for my sensitive combination skin to make it supple and radiant. According to Paula Begoun, it has a great number of antioxidants and water binding agents etc, so is a good one to have on, I leave it on a little extra time for more effect. It is kind of like a dense gloopy cream. I exfoliate always before this one, as the idea is definately to have the product penetrate into the deeper layers, rather than it being to exfoliate or extract. EDIT: i would not live without this product! - it feels great, and does great things :)
For starters this does not irritate my skin :) Always a good first point. It is probably a little on the light side, as I am in winter at the moment, but i guess better than being too heavy. There is a good amount of Shea butter in the product which is always nice. I will see how we go. EDIT: Gave it to my boyfriend - I am over the chemical products now, it is all Hauschka again!
I have combo sensitive skin. So far this seems to work well for me. It covers up my redness well NC30, and it makes my skin feel silky soft. It is winter here in Sydney at the moment, so the story might be different in summer humidity. I have bought the stippling brush to work the powder in, and find it works well in making a flawless finish. EDIT: The talc in the product clogged my pores, I gave it away!
Cleansers -Aveda - Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser
makeupmadness 7/29/2007 3:50:00 AM
I have combo sensative skin. I think this is ok, but not for everyday. it does clean well and smooth skin, but if I use it every day I find that it makes my redness a bit more obvious. Although it is creamy, I don't think it is a clogging kind of cream. EDIT: Definitely not right for me, too stripping
I have fine medium length hair and this product is not that fantastic, as my hair feels a bit dried out, but not really clean. It is a bit hard to explain really. It does smell yummy, but thats about it.
I have sensitive combination skin. This product certainly didn't make my skin go red, or tight, but it didn't really feel clean either. I think this would be suited to really dry skin, as my pores are a little clogged from it. I should have probably bought the Normal Skin one. I think Ren are an ok product, but as a previous person said, they are a little overpriced for what you get and as the pumps are measured, sometimes you pump out too much which means you can go through the product quickly.
My lashes = Long, fairly straight and a medium density. For me, this seems to work well. There is no flaking, no stinging, fairly easy to apply, and especially good if you use a eyelash curler. I tried the fibre rich and it was aweful for me. It stung and the bits fell all over the place. I think it is quite cheap too comparing to many other brands. EDIT: all of the above is true in my review however, comparing to natural mascaras, if I wear this for a while, my eyelashes end up breaking :( I prefer the Dr Hauscka and Eva Perez.
What I love most about this is that it dries so quickly, that it doesn't seem to smell coz it doesn't stay damp for ages and ages. I do love also the fact that it is soo soft, easily washable and removes all traces of mask, or cleanser that you are trying to remove. It is nice and spongy too.
Hi all. I have very fine hair (wavy, and kind of kinky) not coloured, just past the shoulder length hair. I find this shampoo to work surprisingly well. It seems to make my hair more even in texture and feel from root to tip. I think it is quite a strong shampoo and I use it when my hair feels quite greasy. I like that it doesn't lather to much (the amount of lather is not and indication of something being cleaned more necessarily). Because the texture is quite thick, you do tend to blob quite a lot out when using it. It does not make my scalp itch, which is something I always worry about (sebastion shampoos always make me itch). It is certainly pricey, but I can't really think of an alternative as I do not like to use supermarket brands. Hope this is helpful. The jojoba and aloe are quite high on the ingredient list too, so at least you are getting more of the good stuff good :)
I have 29 yr old combination reactive sensitive skin - this seems to be working well so far... My skin feels less bumpy, more refined, toned and happy. I am currently using a skincare range called mv organics (Australian range) which is amazing. The only pitfall to natural skincare is that it can only really maintain the skin rather than go 'deeper'. I bought the MD Formulations for Sensitive Skin Lotion which I do not like at all. Made me itch, makes me go red and greases up my face. The daily resurfacer however, seems to tingle slightly only - which for me is a miracle!. I use it at night (every second) and then pop on my organic jojoba oil. Perfect. Will update if any dramas. The price is quite high, but I guess that is what you pay when you have skin that reacts to many things.
I have combination sensitive reactive skin. It made it sting and afterward was so red. The kind of red you get when you are badly sunburned. Can't be good for the broken capilleries. Would not recommend. Even if you have tough skin. I just think it is a tad too harsh. I hate crunchy exfoliants, and have also tried prep scrub, and would rather rub that cereal stuff around my face before using this ever again. All I can say is, try and get yourself a sample before buying the full thing. I ended up giving the rest of the bottle to a friend. EDIT: Okay, so now a couple of years has passed, and I tried it again, it was a sample I was given in a pack when I bought something else, and decided to give it another whirl... so far so good, and it does make my face a bit red, but it recovers quite quickly, and boy does it make it feel like a baby's bottom. What is interesting is that I have used it 3 times, and each time it has felt different in terms of the level of stinging. Anyway, I rate it now, so give it a try, but do sample first as it is an 'active' product. Edit: It is fine now - Our skin is constantly changing so products can change..
Treatments (Eye) -Clinique - Advanced Stop Signs Eye SPF 15
makeupmadness 7/30/2005 5:41:00 AM
Unfortunately this product made the skin where I put the eye cream itch. I only got a trial size thankfully, so not a waste of money. If you want one with an SPF, I think the Dermalogica pink one is much better.
Cleansers -Ren - Rose Centifolia Facial Wash-Normal skin
makeupmadness 7/30/2005 12:26:00 AM
I agree with the other comments that this product is amazing and smells gorgeous and makes your skin feel silky and soft. My combination sensitive is happy happy happy - YAY Finally something that is just right rather than either leaving a film on your skin, or cleaning it so deeply that it squeaks coz it is so dry.