Cleansers -Shiseido - The Skincare Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam
karinc713 9/10/2007 7:59:00 AM
this is a nice cleanser for the summer. I could see it being too harsh for the winter when I'm much drier. this cleanses really well and smells good too. this is a better formula then the old version which was too drying.
yes this smells horrible but this is great for those who suffer from excema. this immediately soothes and relieves the dryness and stops the itch. its cheap and can be used for many things. I will definitely keep a tube of this around. the smell does fade and I usually apply this at night or when I'm lounging around the house and nobody will have to smell me. this isn't just vaseline because this worked better than just using vaseline alone. this is also an awesome overnight lip balm!
Moisturizers -La Mer - Creme de la mer moisturizer
karinc713 9/6/2007 12:42:00 PM
this is great for drier skintypes for both the face and eyes. this does really hydrate and make the skin soft and supple. I use a big pea size amount and then warm and press onto the face and eyes. it is expensive, but very little is needed so a jar will last a long time.
Moisturizers -La Mer - Creme de la mer moisturizer
karinc713 8/30/2007 8:22:00 PM
this is actually very good for an eye cream for those w/ very dry skin. I received a deluxe size sample and was told that it was suitable for both face and eyes. As a face cream this is great for dry skin and it hydrates, firms and makes it soft. as an eye cream it's quite affordable since it lasts a long time. it really moisturzes and plumps up the eye area. this is as good as la prairie cellular eye contour cream but it comes out cheaper since the jar is twice as big. I am a bit concerned since it does have fragrance which may cause irritation. but so far it hasn't. I use a big pea size amount then warm and press.
this is a nice texture that absorbs quickly and is non greasy. I like that it has no fragrances. I have very dry skin and wish that it would heal dry skin not just temporarily hydrate. maybe if they added shea butter to the list of ingredients..this is fine for me during the summer but in the winter, I need the heavy duty stuff for seriously dry skin. I do think this is overpriced since it didn't heal my dry skin and there are many better creams that work better.
Lotions/ Creams -Perlier - Banana Nourishing Body Treatment
karinc713 8/19/2007 12:57:00 AM
I received this as a gift. this has a nice natural banana fragrance that quickly fades away and won't interfere w/ fragrance. I love the thick texture thats almost like body butter. it absorbs quickly and is very comfortable. this is good stuff!
Fresh Body Lotions are so incredibly hydrating and softening yet never sticky. this is great for dry skin and really sinks in and provides continuous hydration. it's quality worth your money. I think I may try a different scent next time. They make so many fragrances. this one is a bit sweet for me but the moisturizing quality is superb.
I love Fresh shower gels. they are very refreshing, hydrating and rinses clean.
Treatments -Clarins - Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil
karinc713 8/18/2007 9:39:00 AM
this is great for dehydrated skin. I used this at night after clarins toning lotion and this really helped hydrate and soften. It absorbs well when applied while the toner is still damp. and best of all, this didn't cause any breakouts. this is a wonderful product and I love the herbal scent. a bottle will last for awhile so its worth the money. I may need a it more hydration when the weather gets colder. I do have really dry skin.maybe I should try the santal oil which is for dry to extra dry skin.
I love this mascara for three reasons: 1) it comes off w/ warm water-no makeup remover required. 2)it doesn't smudge or smear. 3) it does lengthen really well. I suffer from extremely sensitive and dry eyelids so using a makeup remover everyday was out of the question. I had to stop using mascara because I couldn't use any makeup remover. this is perfect. a dampened cotton pad removes it all. also it doesn't smear or smudge during the hot summer. this does give length but not much volume.you should use an eyelash curler especially asian girls who have stick straight lashes like mine. do I think this is the best mascara out there? for me, yes. the three reasons above are exactly what I look for in a mascara. there are definitely better mascaras out there but most require using a makeup remover so they aren't suitable for me.this is worth a try if you are looking for a lengthening, smudgeproof mascara that removes w/ just warm water... and most importantly, no more racoon eyes!
Sunscreen -Clarins - Soothing Cream Progressive Tanning
karinc713 8/12/2007 10:10:00 PM
love this sunscreen. it provides effective protection . I like the fragrance and the texture of this. this is for the body so I wouldn't try it on my face. I also use the one that is for the face (sunwrinkle control cream spf 30) and that is also just as good and the eye contour spf 30 too. oprah mentioned that she loves clarins sunscreen and I agree with her. I'm concerned w/ preventing sun damage so using reliable sunscreen is important to me.
Sunscreen -Clarins - Sun Wrinkle Control Cream Ultra Protection SPF 30
karinc713 8/12/2007 10:02:00 PM
great effective sunscreen. I'm usually allergic to any sunscreen w/ chemicals but this one I can use. I did not burn or tan when I use this so I know it is working. it does feel like you are wearing sunscreen but the reliability and protection makes it worth it. it didn't irritate my sensitive skin.
Moisturizers -Decleor - Aromessence Essentiel Balm
karinc713 8/8/2007 11:50:00 AM
I have dry and sensitive skin but I also get occassional pimples so I need hydration w/ out clogging my pores. at first I really liked this balm because it smells great and gave me the hydration and I woke up w/ soft and comfortable skin. after using this for about two weeks, several things started to bother me. this broke me out w/ huge red bumpy painful acne. I had like five of them monsterous bumps on my face. what a nightmare... I never break out like that.I know that many reviewers mentioned that your skin will get worse before it gets better but who wants to look hideous during the process? and it did make your face shiny at night and even my hair felt greasy.
I use the toner after decleor's cleansing milk. at first I was hesitant to use a toner thats for all skin types since I have dry and sensitive skin. But this toner is gentle, smells amazing (like all decleor products) and refreshing. my all time favorite toner is clarins toning lotion for normal to dry skin which is more hydrating. however this is good for me in the summer since its hot and I can get away w/ using a less hydrating toner. this softens my skin too.
I love neroli oil. it smells amazing, really softens, hydrates and soothes the skin. I tried it w/ the recommended hydra floral cream and the combination of both gave me incredibly soft skin. I was surprised that this oil absorbed quickly and very little is needed so a bottle will last a long time. this is perfect for dry and sensitive skin. why didn't I discover this earlier?