I just bought this last week because of all the great reviews. I am very fair skinned, so I use sunblock daily and was hoping this would be a good one for my face. Unfortunately this left a really noticeable white cast on my skin due to the physical protection. I put it on and expected it to sink in after awhile. I walked past the mirror half an hour later and still looked like a mime. You can rub it in and that helps some, but as someone else mentioned this lowers the protection factor. Granted, this product is not meant for your face but it made the rest of my skin super white as well. I'm sure this would protect my skin effectively, but I will be looking for something else.
I bought this product with the hopes of using it for my face. While it doesn't make me break out and gives a good amount of protection, it leaves my face feeling sticky. The sunscreen sticks look like a glue stick and this left my skin feeling like I had rubbed one all over it. I tried to put some makeup on top to even out the texture and now my makeup brushes are sticky. That said, I'm using it for my hands and arms and it works great for that because it seems to sink in more there for whatever reason. It is also great for just throwing in your purse in case you forget to put on sunscreen like I do.
Scrubs -Beyond Belief - Alpha Beta Hydroxy Deep Pore Scrub
thebobcat64 5/17/2012 6:33:00 PM
I just bought this because Sally's is having a buy one get one on Beyond Belief products. I didn't expect much, but when I woke up the next morning my skin tone was even.
This product works just as well as the La Roche Posay I bought and has the same ingredients. It did not leave a whitecast, which was nice. It is also less greasy, however it does leave my face somewhat shiny. I'm not used to using liquid sunblock and I'm not sure about how much I should be applying. It has not made me break out and I have not burned while using this. I don't think I'll repurchase because of the shine factor. Physical sunscreens tend to work best with my skin.
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Cococare Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
thebobcat64 5/17/2012 6:27:00 PM
This does a pretty good job of moisturizing and has a nice scent. I think Carmex works a bit better in terms of duration.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Venus White pro - 35%
thebobcat64 5/17/2012 6:26:00 PM
I paid $220 for this product and the trays. This price was during the half off special. This has definitely made my teeth whiter, and I get a lot of comments about it. It has also given me chemical burns on my gums every time I use it and has made my teeth more sensitive. I don't think I would purchase this again. Crest Whitestrips with the Advanced Seal work just as well and didn't burn my gums.
This brush is amazing. I have a MUFE kabuki and I never use that because this is softer and larger. I use it to apply powder and blend my makeup. I would definitely buy this again.
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - Dr. Woods Pure Black Soap
thebobcat64 5/17/2012 6:18:00 PM
This works fine as a toner, but I really don't like the medicine smell. This is going to sound obvious, but don't get it in your eyes. I used it with my Clarisonic and it sprayed this into my eyes and I had pink eye the next day. I ended up using it as a body wash.
I can't find this at my Aldi anymore, so I'm not sure if it has been discontinued. I liked this cleanser a lot, it was gentle and didn't break me out. I used it at night with my clarisonic and had no problems with it.
Lip Treatments -Blistex - Regular lip balm with SPF 15
thebobcat64 5/17/2012 6:14:00 PM
This is a great lip balm. It leaves my lips moisturized and has SPF. It's also very cheap.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
thebobcat64 5/17/2012 6:12:00 PM
This is very cheap and comes with a lot of product. I put it on after my moisturizer and when I wake up my skin tone is even. It also helps with healing scars. I haven't used this for a sunburn, but I'm sure it would work great.
Toners -Clarins - Toning Lotion w/ Chamomile for dry or normal skin
thebobcat64 5/17/2012 6:07:00 PM
This is a good toner, but you can get the same quality for much cheaper with Witch Hazel. This was gentle on my skin and didn't make me break out.
Toners -Thayers - Rose Petal Alcohol Free Witch Hazel
thebobcat64 5/17/2012 6:06:00 PM
This is a great toner. It evens out my complexion and comes with a lot of product for the price. It also smells wonderful.
I got this on sale for $4 and was very satisfied. It doesn't leave a white cast and is not greasy. It also hasn't made me break out. I plan on trying the SPF 50 one next.
This is the best self tanning product I have used, and I have tried a lot. Some of the lotions I have used, such as the Hawaiian Tropic Island Radiance one worked well, but I had to be consistent to get the results I wanted. At first I tried the regular one, which gave decent results, but not that tan. For reference, I am fairly pale with freckles. The plus towel gave me the results I've been looking for. They brought me up to a natural looking tan (think Jennifer Aniston or Blake Lively's skin tone). This even worked better than the mystic tan I tried a few weeks ago and I only spent ten dollars on them for five towels compared to the $30 mystic tan. I have not tried this on my face yet, but plan on doing so.