I just got this today and WOW! I have very very oily skin and my routine is cleansing with an exfoliating cloth (Mario Badescu anti-acne cleanser) then follow by a mask. My Mario Badescu Orange Tonic mask just stopped working today!!! I don't know why!!! After 10 mins in the shower I rinsed my face and OUCH my skin felt very greasy... It's horrible, I washed my face again with Mario Badescu cleanser -> still greasy, I washed again with Estee Lauder -> still greasy... I normally have those little white things in my pores after cleansing and sometimes I even scratch my face to get those out but nth worked... And today after 3-4 times cleansing and that MB mask the white stuff were so visible I felt horrified about my skin. Then I got out of the shower put LUSH Brazened Honey mask on and sit still for 10 mins. I used the exfoliating cloth to wash off the mask and after that ... WOW my skin is extremely clean... never got such good result! All the white stuff disappeared... Would highly recommended for people with oily skin. The texture is a bit hard to apply (too dry) Will update next time I use it...
Deodorants -The Body Shop - Aloe vera anti perspirant deodorant
Ronbong 10/15/2007 11:58:00 PM
Well, it takes forever to dry if you live (or travel) to tropical country!!! I was in Asia last summer and although the room is air-conditioned, I have to stand in front of a fan for 15 minutes (at least) for it to dry throughougly... It doesn't irritate the skin though, the smell is ok nothing special...
Lotions/ Creams -Clinique - Acne Solutions Body Treatment Spray
Ronbong 10/13/2007 9:31:00 AM
I hate this!!! I have hormonal acne on my back and chest. Maybe mine is too severe that this spray just seemed to moisturise those areas, no help on existing pimples... And the smell is horrible... I think it's just good for people with occasional break-outs.
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THIS!!! I love MAC Blot Powder for my extremely oily skin. Nth controls oil better than this. I don't know if MAC products affect your skin in the long term but still I tried everything from Guerlain, Chanel, Lancome, Dior... and was not satisfied until I found MAC blot. UPDATE: it's a little chalky, I've tried with sponge provided and kabuki brush. Plus MAC products always cause me to break out at some level.
I love this colour, very natural. As the previous reviewer mentioned, it's the best coral colour. I used Talika Nail Whitening before applying colour so my nails were very white and clear, it helps to make the colour truer. I use it as a replacement for the pink colour in French Manicure. My hands look really healthy.
I love this mask and I have VERY OILY SKIN (maybe because it has clay). Great to use during winter.
Hate this mask!!! The warming sensation feels nice but it does nth to your skin, after rinsing off thruroughly I always find sth white in my pores...
Cleansers -The Body Shop - Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash
Ronbong 9/23/2007 10:18:00 AM
This mask has very nice scent. However, as my skin is very oily, I don't find this strong enough for my skin. My skin doesn't feel clean after cleansing. It doesn't strip off all the moist I guess ... Might be more suitable for combo skin.
Argh!!! This mask is recommended for oily skin why do people with dry skins give it negative feedback??? Excellent mask for oily skin. Draw out impurities, tighten pores, can exfoliate at the same time => very convenient. I have very oily skin and I use this mask almost everyday. My skin always feels very clean and fresh. Would like to recommend another mask from TBS for oily skin: Honey & Oat scrub mask. This one is recommended for dry skin but I find it also suitable for oily skin as it has clay as well. Very nice mask to use during winter.
(+) Good coverage SPF20 Smells nice (-) Not suitable for very oily skin (well it doesn't list as an oil-free mois though)
Tinted Moisturizer -Dermalogica - Sheer Tint Moisture SPF 15
Ronbong 9/15/2007 5:19:00 AM
A good tinted mois. My skin is very oily and I use this in tropical weather (extremely humid) with MAC blot powder. Sheer coverage so still need to put concealer on spots. Lancome Aqua Fusion and MAC tint mois do give more coverage but still prefer Derma for problem skin.
Wonderful stuff! I used Derma blemish clearing on pimples and they dissappeared after 24 hours but only worked for the first few times. Liz Earle Spot-on always works ^__^. I often use it on big pimples and it takes about 2 days to get rid of them. One thing I don't like about this product is the SMELL. I hate lavender!!! It's too strong!!!
Works like magic!!! I have curly hair, a little dry and not shiny. Conditioners don't always make my hair feel soft but this little bottle is a miracle. I used it for 4 weeks now, once every week, half a bottle for my shoulder-length hair. It makes my hair very soft, sometimes too soft!!! Definitely recommend it for everyone! However, you shouldn't leave it on for too long, spray it on, massage for nearly 1 min and then rinse.