I really wanted to like this sun lotion, because it contains all natural ingredients that are healthier for your skin than the chemical ingredients in regular sun creams/ lotions. But unfortunately it didnt work for me. It didnt sink in my skin (I was surprised avout tha, cos the skin of my body is rather dry) and gave me a very whitish appearance I dindt like. Still on the lookout for another natural sunprotector...
Moisturizers -Vichy - Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care
caradiangela 5/8/2007 1:46:00 PM
Nah..I wouldnt recommend this. I never had really bad acne, but was more like frequently breaking out a little. For an acne-treatment, this stuff is quite gentle at first, and I was pleased with the matte finish. But after a while, I got annoyed by the stuff. It seemed to do dry out my skin a little, and I didnt like the slightly thick, masky feeling of it on my face during the whole day. I think its a weird substantion..and its overpriced. Anyway, it didnt improve my skin much either, so I quited using it and never hard feelings about that.
I've tried many things to give my lips the shine I want them to have, and some of them even were quite expensive. Yet, NONE of them could fulfill my needs in the way this plain bar petroleum jelly does! It's non-sticky, non smelly and has no taste (which is great, since I tend to eat my gloss off of my lips all the time). It moisturises, is easy to take with you and costs almost nothing. Just perfect! EDIT: Took 1 lippy off, because when your lips are really dry, this isn't the best product to use, because it adds no moisture to you lips, it just 'locks' them from the outer air. Lanolin is a better product in this case.
I have combination sensitive skin and after a long period of using too harsh sleansing products, my skin had become very dry. When I used this cleanser for the first time, I was very excited. It cleanses, moisturises and soothes! The only problem was, that when I dindt use it for just one day, my skin became again very dry. It felt as if my skin was addicted to the product, which was something I didnt like. So I stopped using it, and after a while my skin indeed became less dry. Still, I think this is a very gentle cleanser, that can be usefull for many people.
Didnt particulary liked it. It smells and looks nice, but the results were just so-so. Not so shiny and no volume at all. Wouldnt buy it again, or recommend it for fine/ oily hair.
It's so sad so many people still buy this rubbish... Everything Clearasil produces is very very bad for skin. So is this. It dries out the skin on your face, which is a type of skin you need to treat with care and respect. Not with Clearasil, no matter what.
Moisturizers -Jason Natural Cosmetics - 98% Aloe Vera Super Gel
caradiangela 5/3/2007 4:27:00 AM
The aloe vera gel I use is from another brand (I guess a Dutch one), but it's also a 98%, so I write my comment here. I really like this gel to apply on little wounds on my face (you know, when you squeeze a pimple not too gentle, or something like that..) I thinks it makes them heal faster than normal and works against inflammation. I also tried to use it as a moisturiser, but that didnt work for me, I guess my skin on the cheeks is a somewhat too dry for that.
This shampoo sucked big time for my hair. I used it for the first (and last!) time just before a big occasion, on which I wanted to be asured of very clean and shiny hair. Instead, it turned out extremely limp and flat :(
Moisturizers -Dove - Essential Nutrients Day Lotion SPF 15
caradiangela 4/27/2007 11:44:00 AM
Dont know why a lotion specially made for combinatede to oily skin is really so greasy! The essential nutrients draw me to it, but I never finished it. And its funny that all the SPF 15 Dove-products in the US, are actually just SPF 8 (or even 4!) in the Netherlands!
Moisturizers -Garnier - Stop Anti-Ageing DAily Moisturizing Treatment
caradiangela 4/27/2007 11:35:00 AM
I used this one in my teens, for a few years in a row, I guess because there was just not so mauch out there back then with SPF 15. I always liked the smell, but can also agree with the people who think tis a bit heavy. I found it a particularly light-weight cream, whcih gave my skin a healthy red glow on the cheeks (is that what the vitamin C does?) I stopped using it when there became more options with SPF, and I was in for a change. Since I've read about "open packages" and bacterias, I wont buy this one anymore. Sometimes I still miss its smell a little, cause it reminds me of my teens ;)
I really really like this product. For my combinated skin type, this is just the right texture: not too greasy. I like the illuminating effect: it gives me a very healthy appearance, even when I dont fel that way :) I think it look svery natural, but I must say, I only use it on the dryer parts of my face, which actually are my cheeks only. This is also the part of my face which gets red and irritated by to much sun exposure, so the SPF 15 is very welcome here! Maybe that's a thing what's causing so many different reactions: maybe I wouldnt like this product either if I'd put it on my entire face, including the oilier parts (chin, forehead). I dont think I'd want those parts to shine more than they naturally already do. Anyway, for me this lotion is the best!
This one's just OK, there's not so much more to say about it. I used the lotion for oily/ combinated skin, and was suprised about the non-greasiness, in combination with a SPF 15 (in my opinion that's great!). So I used it for a little while, untill I discovered the same version, with enhancing light-diffusing effect. In my opinion it does more for my appearance. I think that when your skin tends to be dry, this is not a very good moisturiser, because it just doesnt moisturise much.
Ok so there are real jojoba lovers and haters here.. I'm in with the lovers, because it does great things for my slightly irritated skin on the greasier parts of my face (shin, forehead). I've been using too harsh products for about two years to eliminate the few pimples I always tend te have in that area. I always tought that the dryer the area, the better, but the opposite was (and is) true: drying out my skin causes more pimples instead of reducing them. Since a few months my skin looks quite normal again, the way it used to look before I started with the harsh products. I think I have combinated, sensitive skin, which causes some problems once in a while. Since I've been using jojoba oil, my skin, especially the dryer AND the greasier parts, looks healthier. I only use it one or two times a week, and solely overnight, because I find it to be too greasy for overday use. The brand I use is I think a Dutch one, from the shop called 'Erica'. It's very cheap and keeps my skin prefectly balanced. I will continue using it. EDIT: O how I hate to edit on this one, but I have to be honest: jojoba-oil has broken me out like I haven't been breaking out in ages! I don't know what made the difference, I hadn't used it for a while because I didn't feel like needing it, but yesterday my skin just was so dry by the wintercold weather.. But hell no, what happened, I woke up this morning with very irritated skin covered in red bumps, which are now developing small whiteheads... Like I said, I don't know what happened, but I threw the jojoba-oil away :(
Conditioner -Garnier - Intense leave-in smoothing cream nutri-oil repair
caradiangela 4/26/2007 6:55:00 AM
I couldnt find the product I mean, which is the nutri-oil NOT leave-in conditioner, so that's what I write about here. This is a conditioner I really liked. Maybe the smell is a bit too much, but the oil does the trick for my (quite dry) hair. What I didnt know for a long time, is that conditioner can only work its magic when you leave it in your hair a few minutes before rinsing. Since I've been doing it this way, I get way more result out of it. Hope it's helpful for some people here too :)
Well..I didn't found this one very amazing. I'm a true conditioner fan, and like to try a new one every time the old one's finished (or even before ;), and this is not one of my favorites. it does the job of detangling, but when you look at the ingredients-list (something I always like to do :), I cant find so much special in it what could result in "deep repair". Also, my hair didn't really felt or looked deeply repaired. But I guess it all comes down to having different hair-types and needs.