Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
starsdotu 3/2/2011 3:48:00 PM
I saw a significant difference within the first few days; my acne marks were so much lighter! Then, it stopped working??? I didn't see any improvement. It didn't irritate my skin, so I continued using it for a month hoping that it was still helping with the acne mark and that maybe it was so settle that I didn't notice it. Nope, still didn't see any improvement. And maybe because I'm using a lot of drying products, my face felt dry after applying this. I had to use an additional moisturizer on top, but that wasn't a problem for me.
Moisturizers -Shiseido - White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Gel
starsdotu 1/30/2011 2:11:00 PM
I have oily skin so this is too much for me normally; makes my face SUPER oily. But I've been having dry skin lately, probably due to the cold weather and drying products I've been using so this was perfect for my skin condition now. I really like it. It does brighten my skin and diminish my acne marks, which is a major plus for me. If only I can use it year round it would be a 5.
Skincare - Face -Clinique - Acne Solutions Line (all products)
starsdotu 1/29/2011 6:33:00 PM
This product is neutral for me. It didn't help with my acne or made it worse. It is very gentle, does not cause any irritation or redness to my skin. The clearing moisturizer controls oil very well, it leaves my face very matte. But that's it. It didn't clear my skin.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
starsdotu 11/23/2010 2:10:00 PM
This made me break out :( so much. I must be allergic to something in it. I had a bunch of small little pimples clustered all over my cheeks and jawline. (I only get those type of pimples when I'm allergic to a product) Once I stopped using it, the little pimples started to go away. I guess this is just not for me.
At first it didn't look like it did anything. Then it broke me out. I switched to another toner and I can see the difference; I saw dirt on the cotton ball after using the new toner compared to using the aloe toner, the cotton ball was always clean. I should of known there was something wrong, I know my face isn't that clean.
Scrubs -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub
starsdotu 11/7/2010 5:02:00 PM
I was really excited for the first week where it dramatically cleared a lot of my acne. BUT then it stabilized and didn't seem to have any effect anymore. It is better than all those other products I've used, so I'll stick around with it until I find something more effective for me.
Not for me. This stripped out everything from my face. My face was super dry where it started to flake and I have oily skin. I had red spots everywhere, like it was irritating my skin. I had such high hopes for this fragrance free formula.
Moisturizers -Olay - Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming Moisturizer
starsdotu 8/10/2010 2:07:00 AM
I found this for $3 on sale so I thought I give it a try. The foam gushes out more than I expected. It absorbs pretty quickly into my skin. I was hoping it would work miracles on my skin, but it made me break out!!! I would never use this again even if it was free.
Disappointed :( I was so excited to caught it on sale at Rite Aide for $3.49 only to find out that it makes me break out. It's weird because I've been using the St. Ives green tea cleanser and am fine with it. It's not like it's helping my pimples either, but at least it's not breaking me out. I guess it's just not for my skin.
I love this product! I heard so much rave about it and glad I decided to try it. I generally use it as a mask, leave it on for 15 minutes and before I wash it off, I wet my finger tips and use it as a scrub, then, I wash it off. It does leave my face glowing, very soft and smooth. And amazingly, it controlled my oily face, that I didn't expect; my face was more matte after using this. It does have less than what it looks (the tub looks big), but surprisingly, it goes a long way. I've been using this for 6 months now and I still have enough for at least 5 times. I guess it also depends how much you use, but for me, a little goes a long way.
Cleansers -The Body Shop - Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash
starsdotu 7/9/2010 6:40:00 PM
My face feels clean, refreshing, and matte after using this. Definitely help control my oily skin although my face still gets a teensy oily throughout the day, but not to the point where it's noticeable. It looks dewy if anything. And a little goes a long way, I use a dime size or less. It does what it says. The only reason why I didn't give it a 5 is because I'm looking for something that will help more with my acne-prone skin. **Update: My face is starting to feel dry and tight after I use this. I started to use a moisturizer to help.
This lotion is still a bit too moisturizing for my skin, leaving my skin a bit oily by the end of the day. Other than that, I like how light the lotion is and how it improves my skin texture and tone. The only reason I wouldn't purchase this again is because it's still not light enough for my oily skin.
Cleansers -St. Ives - Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser
starsdotu 7/9/2010 6:23:00 PM
This product did control my oily skin, leaving it matte for most of the day. I'm still breaking out here and there occasionally so I cant say that it cleared my skin. At most, I'm breaking out less but the shine control made it a plus since my skin gets oily easily with a lot of products. The only reason I won't repurchase this product is because I believe there is a product out there that is better for my skin.
I'm one of the few unfortunate ones who are allergic to tea tree. I realized it after using it for 1.5 months and was still breaking out excessively. Within the first week of not using it, my face was clearing up.
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Tea Tree Oil Blemish Fade Night Lotion
starsdotu 12/13/2009 7:07:00 PM
This is the first lotion I ever found leaving my skin oil free by morning. Other than that, it didn't do much for me.