Nice, tingly feeling. Moisturized ok.
Shampoo -Kiss My Face - SaHaira shampoo for dry hair
aimela 3/17/2005 9:19:00 PM
This was too drying for my long, thick, coarse, frizzy hair. I liked the scent though.
Cleansers -Estee Lauder - Perfectly Clean Splash Away Foaming Cleanser
aimela 2/17/2005 6:20:00 PM
I think EL changed the formula. The scent is definitely different from the original Splash Away. Now it has very unpleasant artificial floral smell. This version seems to leave residue. Will not repurchase. I used to go back and forth from Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser, I will stick with Clinique. *UPDATE* I have lowered it to 2 stars. It does not rinse clean as the old formular and I am starting to hate the smell.
I have thick, coarse, wavy hair, and this shampoo actually makes my hair bigger. It builds up too much in my hair. It does make my hair softer, but also tangled. The conditioner calms my hair down a little though. Odd shampoo. I will not repurchase.
Moisturizers -Rachel Perry - Calendula-Cucumber Oil Free Moisturizer
aimela 2/2/2005 8:21:00 PM
Love this moisturizer. Love the smell. I rarely break out any more. I was concerned that it would not be moisturizing enough during winter, but it has been fine. I just slather on a little more on my cheeks. My only wish is that it has physical sunblock, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Also, SPF 15 is just not enough during summer.
Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Resilience Lift Face and Throat Creme SPF15
aimela 2/2/2005 8:03:00 PM
This made me breakout after a few days of use. I now have a few giant zits that will not go away. The cream was a bit iridescent, so I thought it will moisturize and brighten my eye area a bit. I believe it gave me a few milia. Argh.
Skincare - Body -Neutrogena - Anti-Cellulite Cream
aimela 11/3/2004 5:30:00 PM
This did not do anything on my jiggly thighs. I used up the bottle during summer as light body moisturizer, though it really did not work as that either.
Though this combination made my hair soft, I got flyaways and knots in hair above my neck. I have long, thick, coarse, wavy hair which tends to look frizzy but never flyaways. I will continue to search for the perfect shampoo & conditioner.
Shampoo -Rusk - Brilliance Grapefruit and Honey Shampoo
aimela 3/15/2004 7:25:00 PM
This smells awful and it lingers. My hair felt like straw. It is supposed to be color preserving, but I can't figure how it could possibly be. Stay away.
The best. I usually follow with DHC Gentle Cleansing Foam... during winter, sometimes not. No breakouts when I don't "soap up" after.
Treatments -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Brightening Firming Serum
aimela 10/24/2003 8:56:00 PM
This made me break out too. It must have been jojoba oil, b/c pure jojoba oil made me break out. Did not notice any brightening, nor was this moisturizing (I usually don't use moisturizer with serum). I should have believed below review, and not cosmeticconnection.com's review.
This did not work on my thick, wavy, dry, coarse hair. I wanted try this b/c I've searching high and low for something to tame my hair. I like the smell, so I will probably use it as body oil.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
aimela 10/24/2003 8:44:00 PM
This made me breakout in places I never broke out before. But it did make my face very soft. On a good note, I read somewhere that you can use it on your hair. It makes my thick, wavy, dry, coarse hair so soft, not weighed down. Better than any anti-frease serums or extra strength conditioners. Thank heavens for that.
Treatments (Eye) -Almay - Kinetin Rejuvenating Eye Treatment
aimela 10/9/2003 7:00:00 AM
I can't remember if this did anything it claims, b/c it crept into my eyes and stings. Took me a week before I realized that this was causing it. I took up on their money back guarantee offer and sent it back to Almay.
I needed a little cover-up when I wear clothes made of fabric that does not breathe. It is more habit than necessity. I glad this is all natural.