This is not worth the money. I don't think there's enough AHA to do anything; I felt no stinging, and with the Alpha Hydrox lotion I used before, I felt stinging and noticed a great improvement in my skin. This product didn't really do anything, but it smelled nice. I don't know about moisturization; my skin is not very dry, but I liked the texture of this. Not too runny, and not sticky. Matte, maybe. It's OK, just nothing special.
Treatments -Clean & Clear - Advantage Acne Spot Treatment
wheat_thin636 7/20/2008 12:27:00 PM
wow...I'm in love. I don't have a huge problem with breakouts anymore, but I always had a few zits on my chin and my forehead. BP products never worked. Sometimes it stung and dried out my skin, but mostly it just bleached my pillowcases. The texture of this is amazing and not sticky; it just melts into your skin and makeup is so easy to put on afterwards. It's not drying at all; I don't even need a moisturizer after. This is the first spot treatment that hasn't dried out my skin. It exfolliates and eliminates my flake problem. It also works!! I've been using for three weeks now, but even after the first use,I could see a difference, and the packaging claims that after one use, there are results (If I remember correctly). It smells great, but the smell doesn't linger too long or overpower. I love this stuff and will keep using,so glad I found it!
This doesn't hold curl for me an is too thin to get anything done. I guess if you already have nice lashes and are just looking for something to neaten them up, this would be worth it. The wand is also flimsy, and I've poked myself in the eye a few times.
Lotions/ Creams -Johnson & Johnson - Softlotion 24 Hour Moisture
wheat_thin636 6/10/2008 3:29:00 AM
I usually use coconut oil or olive oil on my skin to improve texture, but they're kind of annoying and foody, if you will. I don't like having a sticky body, so I generally despise moisturizing my arms and legs. But this isn't too sticky, smells great, and moisturizes satisfactorily.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
wheat_thin636 6/10/2008 3:25:00 AM
I love what olive oil does for my skin. I break out occasionally, and this can be used reliably. It moisturizes wonderfully and isn't too shiny. I can blot after application and go out during the day. Makeup can be applied over it. It's a great all-natural alternative to drugstore moisturizers. I just wish they were packaged better so they didnt' drip everywhere when I'm trying to get a drop on my finger, but it's a small price to pay for the benefits.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
wheat_thin636 6/10/2008 3:23:00 AM
I looooove coconut oil in a tub. It's about $10 for a 16 oz container at Whole Foods, and lasts a while. I have breakouts once in a while, and this can be used on face and body with no concern. It smells like toasted coconut, and softens my legs miraculously. On my face, it helps with rough patches, but the texture is melty and a little too liquidy. I prefer a thicker, less runny texture. It can be shiny, so not for daytime use on face. I also eat it from the tub sometimes because it's so tempting. It's multi-purpose - sometimes I put it in my hair before showering to condition.
Treatments -Neutrogena - On the Spot Acne Treatment Vanishing Formula
wheat_thin636 6/10/2008 3:20:00 AM
I had a huge breakout on my normal routine, and in my desperation, picked up a tube of this. I had used this when I was younger, but hadn't needed it for a while. The first time I applied it, it burned so bad I couldn't sleep that night. When I tried to wash it off, it reacted with the water or the cleanser and hurt even more :( But it did dry out my pimples. after a few uses, my skin got used to it and didn't get so irritated, but I find tea tree oil on the pimple works just as well with less irritation - it just smells funky. This is also a bad idea if you sleep on your side, since it bleaches fabric. My face is healing now, so I won't be using this for a while.
Moisturizers -Alpha Hydrox - Enhanced Lotion - 10% AHA
wheat_thin636 6/10/2008 2:47:00 AM
I just used this for the first time, and can already tell I'm going to love this. My skin is healing from an epic breakout, and it's been dry from all the various things I've put on it, with rough patches on my jawline. I put this on after washing, and my skin felt soothed, as opposed to the usual irritation. My skin is really moisturized and soft,and the rough patches are barely noticeable. It doesn't look greasy even though it hydrates wonderfully. I will update with more use.
Treatments -TiGi - Bed Head Chocolate Head Massive Hair Repair Treatment
wheat_thin636 1/30/2008 1:46:00 AM
It smelled chocolatey, but this isn't really a smell I want on my body. Its consistency is liquidy and yellowish. It didn't really make my hair too shiny or moisturized, but made it thicker and softer.
Cleansers -Shu Uemura - Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O
wheat_thin636 1/27/2008 8:04:00 PM
Love this. It's expensive, but lasts long enough. It smells nice and doesn't dry out my skin. Some of the other oils they make dry me out, but this one makes my skin soft, but clean-feeling at once. It doesn't strip my skin, which helps with pimples. I don't like the pump design. It's hard to push down, and comes flying out when you finally press hard enough. The liquid runs down your hands and arms, but that's a small price to pay.
Conditioner -TiGi - Bed Head Dumb Blonde Reconstructor
wheat_thin636 1/24/2008 8:54:00 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the smell, which is like fresh pineapples. This is expensive, but my 32 oz bottle has lasted me a while. I don't have blonde hair, but this stuff has a wonderful, almost slippery texture that leaves my hair soft, smooth, and protected. It definitely feels very hydrated.
Conditioner -Matrix - Biolage Ultra Hydrating Conditioning Balm
wheat_thin636 1/24/2008 8:52:00 AM
I don't like the smell, and it doesn't hydrate very well. The texture is slightly liquidy for something that should be balmy.
Lip Gloss -Sally Hansen - Comfort Shine Lip Glaze - Fresh Strawberry
wheat_thin636 1/20/2008 8:03:00 PM
This was OK. The packaging wasn't the best (strange applicator), but the stuff felt good on my lips. But it smelled nothing like strawberries, more like raspberry or grape, but some really messed-up ones. Nasty smell!
Lip Gloss -Sally Hansen - Comfort Shine Lip Glaze - Fresh Watermelon
wheat_thin636 1/20/2008 8:01:00 PM
Cute design, but the applicator feels hard on lips and doesn't stay clean too well. The flavor smells OK, but after you put it on it just tastes weird. Sometimes those gel formulas just smell/taste funny. It eels OK on lips, but kind of the same as Vaseline.
The color looks super dark in the bottle, but goes on pretty believably. The texture is nice, and the bottle lasts a while. The pump is useless after a few uses, though. You have to pump 10 times to get a little product out.