Yes, it is very moisturizing but its so greasy that I am starting to loathe it. Oh just too bad that I have sensitive skin type. Its also an average performer to other moisturizer such as Sisley Ecological Compound. And if you must (x10) stick to Dermalogica, why not try Barrier Repair, it does it for me.
This is in general not as good as the intensive treatment mask. But it does produce a slightly fairer complexion. My husband is a living testimony! He swears by it but I prefer Fancl whitening mask (cheaper too).
Its probably a God-send. Then again its too damn expensive just to moisturize & smooth the face for 1-2 day (how long the effect stayed that is) . Must admit that it has to be used intensively for 14 days in order to achieve that constant radiant luminous look but what a price to pay. Yeah its good but pricy.
I love this mask! Its very soothing & clean. Maybe it doesn't offer too much of whitening effect but the moisturizing properties of this mask wins hands down! Only problem with the mask is the texture - its simply too thin & hence not rich enough.
Couldn't say no to this radiant glow mask after trying a sample from Selfridges. But its really expensive but compared to brands like SK-II, I think it is still pretty affordable. Skin becomes pinkish and nice tone after use. No tingling no burn so just right for most skin types. But my 2 cts worth - use it as religiously twice a week & you see the effect so money well spent.
I dunno why but Sisley products really beat hands & feets down!! I really have no complains with all the Sisley products I've bought.
So this buffing cream is no exception. Definitely feels cleaner after exfoliation. But digging the cream out from the jar is tricky & messy. They should do it in a tube form in my opinion.
I only use it once a week as I feel that its abit harsh for my sensitive skin but it works nonetheless. So maybe you girls out there would like to dump your drugstore scrub & invest in a jar of Sisley buffing cream.
Updated 16 Feb 2004 --> My skin is getting used to it all thanks to a good facial regime. So highly recommend it to dry sensitive skin :)
Cleansers -Sisley - Buff and Wash Botanical Face Gel
i_luv_cheesecake 1/9/2004 2:25:00 AM
Giving it 5 star as this is one of the best facial gel I've used. My face feels absolutely clean and perk. Packaging abit cute & the colour, smell and scrub effect is marvellous and a great pick-me-up in the morning. I am considering buying the 75ml one as my sample tube is running dangerously low. Would strongly recommend if you want a "sensational" facial in the morning :)
Generally speaking - Ecological Compound is an above average performer in the marketplace. But I must give praise for its calming effect. When I came back from Europe and then Shanghai, my skin was really "thirsty" and can see very dry and no radiance. After I use this for 2 nites, skin condition improved remarkably. But I find it abit sticky upon application and takes abit of time to absorb. And its too expensive as well!!
Try the Skin Refiner Toner. I was skeptical at first as well but did see visible improvement. Best to use after cleansing milk (doesn't have to be L'Oreal!!). It does give face the matte look and has a cool feel. It have got to be one of the best and inexpensive tone I've ever used.
Skincare - Face -The Body Shop - Sage and Comfrey Blemish Gel
i_luv_cheesecake 8/24/2003 11:03:00 AM
It does nothing except to dry up the spots. Heal it? I don't really suppose so. No miraculous results if thats what your waiting for. My spots did not minimize but in fact got larger. Going to try Lancome new spot controller. Update somewhere else next time.
The sample from Origins Never A Dull Moment "disfigured" me so I had to buy a cleanser to do some recovery work. So bought a box of SK-II facial massaging cloth. Yes very expensive compare to other cleansing cloth but HEY it contains Pitera - the enzyme!! I am now encourage by previous reviews to cut my cloths into 2 so I save money. Bought a refill box as well - going to return it at Selfridges and probably top-up extra 4 pounds to try the cleansing gel instead. Overall verdict - most cleansing cloths or wipes are pretty average performers only.
Updated 16 Feb 2004 --> Try not to use it everyday as it proves to be too drying on sensitive skin.
Honestly I do not know if this "miracle water" suits my my dry (UK climate) and combo (SG climate) complexion - but bought it on Wednesday anyway. I must say it does clears up the complexion but still waiting to testify further as my spots haven't heal completely. However it seems to make my skin slightly dry and tight after application. I tried a hydrating mask before the essence today and the dryness is gone.
Updated 06 Mar 2004 --> Hooray! I'm on the last bit of my 1st bottle. Looking forward to buying my 2nd bottle ;-) Yes its the other best performer besides the SK-II intensive treatment mask. I don't know about the others but I feel like it actually helps to even the skin tone.
So girls out there, don't hesitate! Go get yourself a bottle!
Cleansers -Origins - never a dull moment skin brightening facial cleanser
i_luv_cheesecake 8/24/2003 10:14:00 AM
I've heard and read so much about it. Went to get a tube myself - was told that its temp out of stock so the kind salesgirl gave me a small tub sample. Went home happily and used it. OMG!! My face turned so dry, flaky & reddish!! In fact, my face got a break-out as well!!
The frustrating is that I actually asked if its suitable for dry/sensitive skin and they said yes. I really think Origins was a good brand before but not now not ever. Was tempted to try the exfoliator as well but no thanks.