Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - L' Erbolario, Aloe Cleanser
cherryme 9/21/2011 8:35:00 AM
This is a keeper for me! It is very good for my very sensitive, combination, acne prone , irritated skin. It comes in a easy to use white tube, the cleanser itself it is white and milky, it doesn't foam but you can spread it very well on your skin. It smells nice and after I wash it off, my skin looks calm, my redness is way down now (I am going trough a redness phase right now) and my skin feels soft and nice. It doesn't dry the skin and it doesn't feel tight. I will repurchase. EDIT-- After 5 months of using this cleanser, I am very very happy with it. My skin is still soft, clear, my pores are smaller and no redness on my cheeks and nose! I love the smell and the consistency. The problem is that I have to go to Italy to buy it but I will do so in 2 weeks and I will buy more!
Moisturizers -La Roche Posay - Hydraphase light texture
cherryme 9/21/2011 7:39:00 AM
Great product! My sensitive, combination, acne prone skin loves this moisturiser. It is easy to apply and it is so light on the skin. It is not greasy and I didn't get any pimple.
Very good treatment. Light and very good for getting rid of pimples faster.
What an expensive worthless moisturiser! The first time I applied it on my skin, it was yucky: my face was greasy but somehow drying and sticky. And 5 mins after applying it , my face was oily and I had small red dots on my nose and forehead. Also, it was heavy on my skin and I felt like I was sweating on my forehead! This was the worst product I have ever tried! I had the wash also (Clearing skin wash mediBac) but I was afraid to use it and one of my friends said that the wash was very drying for her face and she had lots of small white pimples on her cheeks. I will never ever buy this again!
Please note--- This is my personal experience. Skinoren worked for my skin. It is possible that it doesn't work for your skin or it may work as good as it worked for me. Skinoren saved me from a really bad breakout 5 years ago. Since then I have been using it now and then (I ONLY have 1-3 small pimples around my period and sometimes I have none, it also depends on my stress level) and it still work wonders for my skin! Let me tell you my little story. 5 years ago I worked in the UK in the summer time. The food, the water and the stress took a wrong turn and I've found myself in a desperate situation of trying to get rid of my cystic acne (something I have never had before!). My skin was looking like this: my jawline, my chin and my forehead were full of ugly, red, painful, inflamed pimples, bumps and cysts. The bumps were always under the skin, very few were coming out and when they were out they were full of puss or water. The cysts were always painful and big. Disgusting. At first, I didn't pay too much attention but then I was shocked to see they weren't going away so I started to panic. First I thought is just my PMS but they continued to appear. I started to become more stressed and I was picking my face all the time and had loots of scars...Really, this was the worst period of my life regarding my face. I also have blackheads on my nose (always had them), near the nose and on my chin. So I asked my doctor about my problem and she gave me Skinoren. I didn't think it would save me so fast but HONESTLY it did save my skin. She told me I would experience nasty rash...I said, well I can handle it...Yeaaah right! My face was : itchy, red, dry, covered with flakes on the treated areas, my face was stinging, yes stinging. In the first few mins I had no reaction but after 10mins I thought I will rip my face off. My skin was itchy, burning and red. I did scratch! The next day I woke up, I washed my face and my skin was ok: it wasn't red anymore nor so itchy, the bumps started to change the colour into purple from red and they were starting to get flat. I still had flakes (these go away hard, but hey I was young and I wanted miracles). I continued using the cream for the next week and my skin was starting to recover. I had to endure everything but slowly I started to get used to it. All my pimples, bumps, cysts went away, my scars were starting to fade, even the old ones and my blackheads were starting to break lose. Now, after 5 years that I have been using Skinoren 1 or 2 times per month (sometimes not even once a month) my skin is looking muuuuch better: I don't get hormonal cysts anymore, I don't have old scars anymore, I only have very few pimples when I am on my PMS and period. Blackheads: if you are consistent and put the cream on the blackheads, they will start to go out in 1- 2 days day but you have to use it more days so that you have good results. Don't pick them after the first day. Wait more days. Skinoren is drying so you need a good moisturiser but it also makes your skin oily (I am not bothered with this because it works very well for my other problems). I hate the tube- I used to squeeze it (even if I was just half way trough and I was putting it vertical on the shelf) so I can get every little bit of the cream but the next time I was using it, the cream would just flow and then I had too much cream. Now I squeeze it only when it is 99 finished and I put it horizontal and I have no problems with having too much. I will repurchase.
Moisturizers -Neal's Yard - Power Berry Moisturiser
cherryme 9/21/2011 5:33:00 AM
This product worked for me for a while. It had a light minty scent combined with some berries (maybe they changed the formulation lately). It went well on the skin, it was mattifying, it made my face soft and supple, my skin wasn't greasy after applying it. My face got oily few hours after applying it but nothing terrible. I was happy with it. But after a while my face got more oily so I stopped using it. I would try it again to see how it works now.
Moisturizers -Clean & Clear - advantage oil-free Acne Moisturizer
cherryme 9/21/2011 5:29:00 AM
I used the old version of this product few years ago. It left my skin dry and with white and red patches. I didn't buy it again and I will never will.
Scrubs -Unlisted Brand - Soap & Glory - Scrub Your Nose In It
cherryme 9/21/2011 5:26:00 AM
This is my favourite scrub ever! I use it twice as a scrubb and once I leave it as a mask. It smells nice (minty), it is easy to squeeze, it is easy to apply, I have a refreshing feeling when it is on my face and it doesn't leak, breaks or falls from my face. The particles are very very smooth but you have to apply it easy and massage gently. If you have oily t-zone, you still have to massage gently and don't overdue it! After I wash it off, my skin is clean, very soft, refreshed, my pores are smaller and MOST of my blackheads are gone. I have been using this for a month now (after staying for a year or so in my cabinet) and I'm glad I'm using it because I see improvments in my skin appereance: clean and clear skin, few blackheads, smaller pores, no oiliness and my scars are fading. Be careful how many times you use this and how you apply it on your face. Don't use it too many times because you will have dry, irritated, flaky skin (been there done that). For me (combination skin, blackheads, acne prone) it goes well 2 times/week. Moisturise after using this product. I will repurchase.
This didn't work for me. It burned my skin and made it dry and flaky.
This lotion burned my skin. Not buying it again.
This product didn't work for me. Hard to blend, hard to put it on the skin, it covers but you can see my blackheads coming out (disgusting), it leaves a funny matte finish and you have to put it under the natural light so you can be sure that you put all over your face, otherwise it looks weird. Not buying again.
Treatments -Clinique - Pore Minimizer refining serum
cherryme 9/20/2011 2:02:00 PM
Apparently Clinique doesn't make this product anymore but I hope it will stay on the market for a bit longer. It gives a matte finish, it is not drying, it smells nice, sometimes I wear it alone, without moisturizer (I don't wear makeup) without any problems (like drying), it covers the pores but doesn't clog them, it doesn't make my face shiny and if I have a red or white patch on my face, this product will cover it and heal it. Very good product. I will buy it again (if I will find it). Maybe the new one is better.
Treatments -Clinique - Pore Minimizer T-zone control [DISCONTINUED]
cherryme 9/20/2011 1:36:00 PM
Didn't see an improvment with this product. In fact it made my t-zone very oily and overall my skin was looking bad. Not happy with it. Not buying it again.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Moisturizer
cherryme 9/20/2011 11:00:00 AM
I have to admit that this is a good moisturizer for my super sensitive, acne prone, clogging skin. The smell is a bit weird but it is easy to apply and it is more of a gel than a cream. My face is refreshed, the appereance of my skin texture is improved, I don't have any pimple (at least for the moment) and it is not clogging. The downsides: it is expensive for my budget and my face is oily after very few hours. Maybe I will repurchase.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Redness Solutions Daily Relief Moisture Cream
cherryme 9/20/2011 10:55:00 AM
This didn't do anything for my skin. It smells nice and I apply it easy on my skin but after I apply it, my skin is greasy, sticky, my pores are big and my face is irritated. Terrible product for my skin.