Moisturizers -Ole Henriksen - African Red Tea Express The Truth Face Cream
aimela 1/25/2012 12:21:00 PM
A bit oily, very moisturizing. Great as night cream or days you don't wear makeup, since makeup will just slide off your face. Pleasant, almost unnoticeable scent.
A bit watery but dries down for nicely for medium moisture. with natural herbal scent. Worked well under makeup and moisturizer.
This was like toner for the eye area. Did nothing. Might as well splashing water on your face.
Emollient, moisturizing, a bit of shimmer, even if it was teeny bit. Still nice. But still a little pricey for little result.
Smells almost like vomit, added lavender oil to no avail. Smell still lingered. Not very emollient, tugging when applying, did not take off make up well nor did it rinse off clean. At least, it was moisturizing.
Tried the sample packet from DHC. Provides good moisture, but does it really add any Vitamin C? On the plus side, my skin seems to love the moisture it provides. But it is a little greasy, so not great for day time.
BB Cream -Dr. Jart+ - Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA+++
aimela 1/13/2012 7:59:00 PM
My first purchase of BB cream. Love the high SPF. It goes on pretty thick, the trick is to pat it on your face rather than rub it on. Rubbing it seems to add more to that area. It dries powdery. It seems to add moisture without grease, but moisture level is not that high. I used it in hot humid Southeast Asia, now that I am back in cold NY winter, I do need additional moisture. Still love it. I'm now addicted to BB creams.
Lotions/ Creams -J. R. Watkins - Lemon Cream Hand & Body Lotion
aimela 1/13/2012 7:50:00 PM
Very rich and moisturizing, top it off, it smells so yummy. Like lemon creamsicle. Yummy. The only downside is that the scent is pretty strong and lasts all day long. Not ideal if you want to wear your own fragrance.
Shampoo -Got 2 Be - Fat-tastic Fresh & Full Dry Shampoo
aimela 8/27/2011 7:29:00 PM
This was a pleasant surprise. Subtle vanilla scent, it does dissipate so it does not fight with your perfume. The rice starch seems to work well absorbing excess oil and stink from day old scalp. Though the starch does get on your clothes, shows when you were dark colors, it is so finely ground that it does not look like dandruff. Hope the butane in it does not raise the ozone layer nor the toxicity level in my body.
It does not spread, wherever you apply, it stick. And the color seemed a bit too dark, so dark spots remain on my face. Moisturie level is ok, though.
Light moisture, but it does not do much more than that.
Moisturizers -Boscia - Vital Daily Moisture SPF 15
aimela 7/5/2009 8:28:00 AM
Absorbs into skin and moisturizes well. No breakouts or irritations. Scent is almost non-existent, much improvement over oil-free version. But why all chemical sunscreen? Disappointing in a product to be natural and plant based.
Goes on creamy, but doesn't appear to rinse off clean. I used cotton pad to wipe off, then rinsed off. Sticky residue was still left, so I used regular cleanser to insure that everything was off. Kind of defeats the purpose of having gentle make up remover if you have rub off make up. Unfortunately, my skin did not feel clean unless the remover was rubbed off before washing if off with "soap" and water. I am sticking with cleansing oil. Yippee, one less step in my beauty regime.
Treatments (Eye) -Ren - Active 7 Radiant Eye Maintenance Gel
aimela 6/13/2009 8:20:00 PM
Does very little. It dries as to a very thin layer of film, adding a very tiny bit of moisturize. It does not justify the exorbitant cost.
Smells with pumpkin pie overloaded with too much clove. Clove scent is a bit overpowering. It tingles when applied, but I am not sure if it is doing anything. On a positive note, this dries pretty fast, rinses off clean and quickly, unlike other enzyme peels. After spending a bit of money on different brands of enzyme peels, I have come to a conclusion that I don't care for them. They just are not effective enough to justify the cost and extra effort in using them.