I have just started using eye cream, and this has a nice texture and doesn't burn much at all. My eyes are very sensitive. I have noticed my dark circles are darker than ever...and I'm unsure why but it seems AAER could be the culprit.
Scrubs -L'Oreal - Go 360 Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub
Iphy 1/18/2011 9:54:00 PM
Great scrub cleanser. I bought this on a whim, as my face was full on scaly this winter. Within one use I looked five years younger. I'm so thrilled with this gentle scrub, smells great, helps my skin tone. I put moisturizer on after this e every time to avoid dryness. UPDATE: 6/13/11 I have had horrible "rashes" idk what they are, just hot, red, itchy bumps on the right side of my forehead and both cheeks, and I get clogged pores around the right side of my nose. I think it's this product. I've switched makeups, I've cut back on protein shakes, I've done it all to see what is causing this (bad skin for the first time in my life!!). I will discontinue use and update. UPDATE: 7/11/11 Sorry, I just noticed someone was urging an update. Um, I am still unsure what was/is causing the rashes. I get them still, much less often, and I have been using the Neutrogena 3 in 1 Stress Control treatment (which is great). Overall I think the Loreal product is still a bit too harsh for me. The cleanser, specifically, not the exfoliating part necessarily. UPDATE: 8/12/11 Well, I used this last night for the first time in many weeks and developed acne during the day, which I haven't had much of thanks to the Neutrogena 3i in 1 Stress Control treatment. I should probably toss this stuff :(
Moisturizers -Garnier - Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream
Iphy 1/18/2011 9:48:00 PM
I love this moisturizer. It is super light, fresh, and clean. It smells great. It is a small tub, so in my cheapness it is a bit expensive but face care is worth much more than I paid. It sort of feels like wiping gel deodorant or hair gel on your face, but it is great because it doesn't get your hair greasy, but still leaves nice, smooth skin.
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Aloe Cool & Fresh light body lotion
Iphy 1/18/2011 9:14:00 PM
This lotion is fast-absorbing, light, and super inexpensive at Walmart. I got a huge jug for $5 or so. I use this lotion everyday, but it is definitely not deeply moisturizing. It's a light daily thing. The smell is not that great, kind of a heady cucumber melon. Not enough to deter me though, I hate greasy lotion. I feel it keeps my skin firm and hydrated.
This is a horrible product all around. Cakey doesn't even begin to describe how drying and impossible to blend this product is. 27 USD is basically robbery, but I fully blame myself for not trying this out first and just going by a recommendation alone! The color combinations were enticing because I am so pale, and while I like mixing the colors for an artsy vibe, the texture is like moist clay, and it therefore impossible to blend. I spend a lot of time warming this up in the palette so it is remotely workable. I have very dark under eye circles (partially from allergies and a bad habit of eye-rubbing and scrubbing with bad makeup remover lol) and this product covers well, but only for about 5 seconds. I literally watch as the purple circles appear again, or the random red mark. The worst part is the drying, plaster-like appearance this gives. Crusty, flaky, pathetic patches appear on the face wherever this is applied... I'm very sad overall, as I cannot bring myself to throw it out, I am so horrified by what I paid. STEER CLEAR OF THIS PRODUCT.