I really like this moisturizer. It has a souffle-like consistency and dries to the most matte finish I have ever encountered with a moisturizer, so is perfect for oily skins. I have normal/combo/dry skin, but still use this during the day when I'm not using makeup because of how it keeps me toned and bright, but still shine-free.
This is one of the best moisturizers I have ever tried. Chock-full of high-quality ingredients including grapeseed extract. I have normal/combo skin and always use a drop of this either alone or with my nighttime moisturizer to add a boost of hydration. Great year round, and the only moisturizer where a pea-sized amount is actually enough.
This is a wonderful moisturizer either alone or added to serums, lotions, or creams. Very versatile and perfect for any skin type. A definite keeper, especially on hot summer days.
Crème -Chantecaille - Real Skin SPF30 (reformulated)
ghoo 2/27/2003 7:37:00 PM
This is my holy grail. I have always been skeptical of powder foundations because I am paranoid about cakiness, uneven application, and heaviness that translates into getting oily and mask-like sooner than later. But this beats any foundation or powder anyday. Very smooth application, sheer but layerable for medium coverage, and gives you that glow you see on all the models on the beauty pages of magazines. The satiny finish even seems moisturizing. I just ordered the Chantecaille foundation stick for concealer effects. If you insist on a liquid foundation, try the Chanel liquid vitalumiere.
This is a great, great product. I have normal/combo skin that is usually on the dry side, though makeup seems to kick up oil production in my T-zone. This is a savior. Smells great, the bottle is very cute and functional- small pore opening at the top prevents any spills. I would recommend this even to dry-skin gals that tend to get some shine under makeup around the nose, etc. One of the best things I've come across in a long time!
I have normal/combo skin and was worried that this foundation's oil content would be too moisturizing and cause me to be oily sooner. But in fact, it kept me matte all day and I didn't even have to use powder. I don't know if it's the same logic behind Dr. Hauschka's Normalizing Day Oil for oily skins that actually regularizes the sebum production and keeps oily girls [more] shine-free. This foundation has an awesome satin sheer to medium finish. I had been using Chantecaille Real Skin for when I want to look best and this is definitely comparable. It beats Calvin Klein, Nars, and Stila Illuminating. Definitely worth purchasing even if you do have more than handful foundations in your makeup drawer!
This product is wonderful and I am currently finishing it up and plan on moving to the Cleanser III. I do not have any problems washing off the cleanser. My dermatologist pointed out that the company made this a cleanser and toner in one, and the softening effect may be misconstrued to be residue. Those with sensitive skin should not write this product off- it is great and really evens out and brightens the skin, whether your condition is acne-prone, age spots, or even if you have near perfect skin.
Sunscreen -Skinceuticals - Ultimate UV Defense Sport SPF 45
ghoo 2/11/2003 11:45:00 AM
This is a great sunscreen. A tad bit on the thick side but it's great if you're looking for something to protect you post-peel or after aggressive retinol or acid products. Really gentle, does not dry out the skin, does not feel tacky, great under makeup.