I had high hope for this product. The smell is very organic and nice and the texture is very light and easily absorbed. However i must have some reaction to this product. It amde me break out after using this. I usee Jurlique on regular basis so it must be this particular one. Also it is very expensive for such a small bottle. Out of all the Jurlique products Ive used this has to be the most disappointing.
Love, lu~urve this product. It is very hard-wearing, but not too sticky. The tube has slanted applicater which is always very useful. The minty fragrance makes the product seems clean and fresh. Fantastic buy.
The texture is fantastic and smells divine. It does feel as though the cleanser is melting the make-up. But when washed the skin doesn't feel very clean. But its just too much work melting in the cream and the price is very expensive for what it is, considering it will only last a month or so for a pot. I am sure a cheaper version will do exactly the same if not better.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
yeorib 12/15/2003 5:49:00 PM
Absolutely adore this product. Have been using this for more than 5years now and cannot get enough! No other lip balms compare with this. I have tried others like Kiehl no1, burts bee etc but this is far the best. The lip balm smells heavenly and is very smooth. It can moisten even the driest of the lips and doesn't leave white stuff on your lips. It can be used as a wonderful base for lipsticks as well as being used for dry areas on your body and as a cuticle cream. Only down-side is that although the packaging is very kitch and nice, it can be a little unhygenic at times, only wish they would make these in tube-versions as well.
Lip Treatments -Kiehls - Lip Balm SPF 15 in Hue 58B
yeorib 12/15/2003 5:42:00 PM
There was so much hype with this product when it came out but it was a great dissapointment for me. The color is fine and the texture too, but it just doesn't last. It lasted less than half hour and I had to re-apply constantly to leave my lips moistured. The slanted applicator is also not large enough making it harder to apply without using one's finger. The price is also very expensive. Would not buy again. Perhaps will buy Bobbi Brown.
Lotions/ Creams -Origins - A Perfect World Body Lotion
yeorib 12/15/2003 5:28:00 PM
This lotion worked wonders for my skin. It made the texture of my skin very smooth and comfortable. This is a lot better than kiehls creme de la corpe.(it absobed instantly and leaves a nice sheen over the skin). However I really don't like the frangrance. Like many origins products, the fragrance is very strong which was ok to begin with but I got fed up very quickly. If only they made non-fragrance ones, it will be the HG of body lotion for me..
I like this very much indeed! I have been using this product for a year now and still love it! I had an acne-prone skin and this worked wonders. The texture is fantastic and foams well. When washed off, the skin feels comfortable and balanced. The pumps also acts well in dispensing right amounts each time. fantastic buy!Only the down side is the smell which gets worse after few weeks. It smells rather disgusting which can be a put-off for a lot of people. UPDATE: they have changed the pump dispenser to squize-out cap. Not sure why they did this cause it can get slightly messy.
Sunscreen -Kiehls - Ultra Protection Water Based Sunscreen SPF 25
yeorib 12/15/2003 5:13:00 PM
It is very gentle and doesn't irritate the skin. But it does make my skin oily. It is a little sticky as well which I am sure will be annoying in the summer. The texture and the frangrance is nice though.
Like all Kiehl products, this toner is very gentle on the skin. It feels comfortable and nourishing and doesn't cause any breakouts. I am not too sure about any special effect on my skin,though. It is just a gentle toner and nothing more.
This is one of my favorite Jurlique products. The powder is very light and soft so it doesn't look like you have make up on. It certainly does what its suppose to do/; keeping the shine at bay. The fragrance( mine in Rose) sooths my mood while putting make-up. The packaging, however is a little annoying as the small porcelain jar is difficult to use and carry around. However it is a very good value for money. If you like non-chemical products like Julique and if you are a suker for herbal fragranced stuff than this powder is definitely for you.
Primer/ Corrector -Laura Mercier - Foundation Primer
yeorib 5/13/2003 5:31:00 PM
I have used this for 6 months and I don't find this any special. The more I used this, the more I doubted why I actually needed this. Good moisturiser would do a better job. Also the primer made my face oily so I had to touch up more than usual while I was using it. Do not waste money to buy this product.
This is supposed to be a neck cream. I got this as a sample with few other products when I bought quite a lot of stuff from Darphin. Like all of their products, the energic cream has a strong aroma which I like. I never used to care for my neck other than putting some body cream after shower, so I had high expectations for this. It performs well...it has smoothed my neck and seem to clean out the lines. The smell also lifts up your mood. The price is on the higher side but I do really like it. I would definitely buy this again.
It certainly is a very rich cream..and you do need to leave it for awhile for it to sink in. It does work for dry skin but the price is way too over priced for what it is. Parmer's cocoa butter formula does the exact same job much cheaper.
Liquid -Kesalan Patharan - Base Makeup Foundation (UV)
yeorib 5/8/2003 8:24:00 AM
This is one of the first foudations I used and therefore had high hopes for this. I haven't used it for nearly 2years now but it is still on my dressing table for some odd reason- it is very hard to let go...^_^ Anyway it isn't a bad foundation. It is very easy to blend and it does look naked on your skin. I saw this in a magazine once on a Paris catwalk show where at backstage they were using this... You need to shake the stuff before you use it to mix up the pigments. It would have been a great foundation if it matched my skin tone, but it is too pinky for my complextion, like all KP products.
I had high hopes for this one, what with Julia Robert using it et all. Unfortunately and contradicting its cliams, it gave me break outs and made my skin quite dry. Although I used this very gently few times a week, it was still not so great. I don't have sensitive skin and my skin doesn't react easily with differnt products but this one certainly irritated the skin. The concept is refreshing but it ends there. I think it is pretty overpriced for what it is, and origins and CD scrubs are much better value. As for the packaging, it is very clinical which it's suppose to be, so no complaints there.