Clinique's BEST hidden secret..like a lot of you, the SA advised me to purchase the Clarifying 2 or 3 for my combo skin. Luckily I had read these reviews before my trip to the counter and thus was not swayed by her! She had to search long and hard for these bottles which are never displayed on their shelving (WHAT a crime!) I bought the mild and jetted out of there...It is a TRULY GENTLE toner, does not sting the face, leaves me feeling clean and hydrated but NOT oily! This should be a staple product in everyone's skin regime (particularily if they have my skin specs).
I bought this product along with the smashbox lip treatment (which I was not satisfied with). I used it and LOVED it, but the true test was when my mother used it (She is 54 and has had problems with cracked flaking lips for as long as she can remember). She used this and is STILL flake-free a week and a half later...its her miracle product! The key is to 1) rub a LOT and 2) leave it on for a bit and then wipe it off with a face cloth 3) follow up with some sort of heavy lip creme (I suggest Nuxe honey lip balm)
Tinted Moisturizer -Stila - Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
walk6860 9/25/2008 2:04:00 PM
I bought this as a substitute to purchasing a darker foundation when I was in the Carribean last year...because my skin has oily tendencies (ESPECIALLY in a humid climate..) it was useless to wear foundation. This worked well because it contained SPF, and yet I could still have coverage...I wear it on hot days when I know my makeup will melt off my skin and yet i still want to even out my skin tone. Like others have said...this is not a foundation and will not provide you with the coverage you are used to.
I have dehydrated combination skin...I use this mask when my skin is feeling dull and tired (about once or twice a week) and it is REALLY refreshening. Overall a great product.
Styling Products -Clairol - Totally Twisted Curl Boosting Mousse
walk6860 9/25/2008 8:14:00 AM
this is bar none the BEST curl product out there...and i have shelled out a lot of money on high end curl definers and mousses only to be dissapointed. This one is not stiff or crunchy, its VERY inexpensive (around 4$ a can here in canada) and is a perfect match with my wavy/curly hair. I put it about palm full after my shower (i have longish hair) and then follow up with a light volume mouse by another brand. the results...BEAUTIFUL taylor swift curls. and trust me, I was one who used to HATE my unruly hair...i am now loving it!!!! i highly recommend this product!
Okay...this may very well be FINE for normal skin. I have combination/sensitive problem skin and for me this cleanser was a DISASTER!!!! My forehead was shiny after using this (that SQUEEEEEKY clean look that i HATE.) It removed all the essential oils from my skin and really dehydrated me...i broke out almost immediately! I wanted to think the best of BeneFIT as I love the brand, but after several infuriating attempts I have decided to use this as a body wash.
Okay, so I was REALLY wanting this to be good...i bought it along with the smashbox lip exfoliator for a whopping 45$ for the set. The exfoliator is nice, but it works 100x better when followed by a plain on Chapstick lip balm or blixtex then the smashbox lip treatment. When i used the treatment, my lips were soon dry and cracking again...useless! I am going to return it today!
Moisturizers -Avene - Light hydrating cream, for normal to combo sensitive skin
walk6860 9/23/2008 11:00:00 AM
I love this moisturizer...bought it at the same time as the gentle gel cleanser, and they have really been a dream come true for me. my skin is SOOOO soft. truly incredible results for my difficult combo skin... the price is kind of expensive, but it is worth it particularily if you have my skin type...and i have spent 80$ on a moisturizer before and HATED the "results" - most creams are either too heavy, not heavy enough, or pore clogging.
i LOVE this cleanser! And my skin let me tell you, is SOOO difficult...dry patches here, oily there, sensitive allover...prone to SERIOUSLY clogged pores...this cleanser really does the trick for me. My skin is NEVER tight after but rather is soft and supple...no dryness at all, but I am not oily either. Soft, dewy skin...my dream come true! I have tried a LOT of expensive cleaners, and this one has really been my HG. Definitely will repurchase.
I am a recent purchaser of NUXE products and am very impressed so far...I applied this mask and a few times now, and have definitely seen an improvement in the clarity of my skin! My skin clogs up very easily and I am always looking for products that will help keep the dead skin off without being too trying - this has accomplished just that! My pores seem more refined and blackheads reduced as well.