Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
agarber 7/8/2003 6:35:00 PM
This stuff is great. I tried it based on other reviews here, and I couldn't agree more. I couldn't believe I was putting oil on my face, but it made my face so smooth. The only downside is the packaging, but this will be a lifetime keeper in my medicine cabinet. I mix a few drops in my facial moisturizer, and in my body lotion. Also, it removes my eye makeup, which is not waterproof.
Sunscreen -DDF - Organic Sunblock Spf 30 [DISCONTINUED]
agarber 7/8/2003 6:30:00 PM
I like this sunblock, but it does leave a white cast. My skin is pale so I don't mind. The key is to put moisturizer on first and then apply and rub in very well to smooth out the white cast. I fear that this might be the cause of a breakout, but I figure it is better than a sunburn. Good sun protection, but I'm still hunting for something even better.
Cleansers -Clarins - Gentle Foaming Cleanser for Dry or Sensitive Skin
agarber 7/8/2003 6:13:00 PM
Clarins makes two formulas of this cleanser -- one called "Gentle Foaming Cleanser" and another called "Gentle Foaming Cleanser for Dry or Sensitive Skin." I highly recommend only latter because the first stings eyes terribly -- makes you wonder what it does to your skin over time. Harsh! Anyway, this formula is a nice gentle cleanser. It cleans my face and leaves it soft. Also I like the tube it comes in.
Clarins packaging is great. I loved the pump on this -- very classic. For the first few weeks, I liked this product. I thought my skin was smoother, but then I think it started to break me out. I really wish Clarins wasn't so expensive. I think some of their claims on fighting aging are bogus.
Moisturizers -Clarins - Moisture Quenching Hydra-Balance Cream
agarber 7/8/2003 6:07:00 PM
I really wanted to love this moisturizer. But the scent was too strong.
Moisturizers -Clarins - Multi Active Jour Protection Plus
agarber 7/8/2003 6:05:00 PM
I was again disappointed in this Clarins product. I found it to be sticky going on. I think it is hydrating, but there are cheaper products that will do the same thing.
Moisturizers -Clarins - Eclat du Jour Energizing Morning Cream
agarber 7/8/2003 6:03:00 PM
This moisturizer is way over-priced. Yes, it is hydrating, but it did not "energize" my skin as promised. Plus, the scent is very strong so make sure you like it before buying. The packaging is hygenic, but not worth more than $50. I started experimenting with Clarins for the first time a few months ago, and I'm very disappointed. Products are over-priced and heavily scented.