I have used this off and on for years. I couldn't use the newer version that had avobenzene so I was happ when the "gentle" formula was re-released. I like this sunscreen when I'm not going to be in the sun much as it doesn't provide great protection. It's great when my skin is irritated, I find it to be soothing. Highly recommended!
Cleansers -Olay - Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash
junomacguff 7/21/2011 11:16:00 PM
I can only use this in the summer when my skin is oilier as it can dry me out a bit. It helps remove sunscreen and makeup without any residue. Does not irritate my very sensitive skin.
I've been using this off and on since my teen years as my dermatologist recommended using while I was on Retin-A. I do use it around eye area when I need more moisture. I have rosacea and this is very soothing. Never caused irritation or breakouts so I highly recommend this! Wish came in a big tube is my only complaint.
Kerastase discontinued my favorite masque, Nutridefense. So my stylist recommended I try the Fondant Nutri-Thermique and this shampoo since it goes with it. I like it just as much if not a little more than my HG Shampoo, Bain Satin 2. It is very gentle but does remove product while moisturizing without weighing down and doesn't leave hair tangled. LOVE IT!
I used to use and LOVE Nutridefense masque but they discontinued it. My stylist suggested I try this instead and I was hesistant but decided why not. I like this almost as much as my beloved Nutridefense. It detangles really well, doesn't weigh my hair down and leaves my hair very shiny. I love that it's not in a jar like their masques too.
I tested this at Sephora with several others (Burberry Brit Sheer, a Pucci scent, etc) and loved this immdiately! The SA described it as "warm" and it is without being too heavy for summer. It even passed the picky husband test. It has great staying power on me, love it! Bottle is very pretty too.
I hate the jar packaging, I wish Clinique would put their products in tubes!! I tried this moisturizer on a little area of skin behind my ear and it caused irritation. Not sure what's in the Even Better line that doesn't agree with my skin but I couldn't use any of it. It does at least have stable sunscreen in it which will help prevent sun spots but won't be working on my skin.
Treatments (Eye) -Mary Kay - Timewise Firming Eye Cream
junomacguff 7/5/2011 3:53:00 PM
This is too heavy for my eye area, caused several millia after only a couple of days of use. It felt nice on and was very emollient but just too rich for me. I gave it to my mom who is in her late 50's, I'll see if she likes it.
Skincare - Face -Mary Kay - TimeWise Day Solution Sunscreen SPF 25
junomacguff 7/5/2011 3:50:00 PM
I am loving this!! I use it over the Timewise Combo-Oily moisturizer (if I need extra moisture) and under my Bobbi Brown Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer, it's not greasy at all nor is it whitening. It doesn't ball up when I apply the foundation over it and wears well all day. Makes my skin look and feel very supple. It's gentle enough for my super sensitive skin. Probably isn't great UVA protection but I can tolerate it daily so it's better than nothing. I've been using this almost daily for a month with no reactions or breakouts, so 2 thumbs up!
Eye Makeup Remover -Mary Kay - Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover
junomacguff 7/5/2011 3:44:00 PM
This is a gentle eye makeup remover but it doesn't remove all of my mascara. I use either Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara which isn't waterproof and this still doesn't remove it all.
Treatments -Clinique - Pore Minimizer refining serum
junomacguff 7/5/2011 3:41:00 PM
I should start this review by saying I have terribly sensitive skin. I put this allover my face and within minutes my face felt very dry and irritated. It stung a bit so I washed it off. Too bad.
Tinted Moisturizer -Hourglass - Illusion Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free SPF 15
junomacguff 6/28/2011 11:25:00 PM
The lightest shade was a great match for my NC15/N3 skin and the finish was beautiful. Unfortunately after only 3 days of wearing my forehead is a broken out mess. Too bad. Good news is that I can return it to Sephora.
Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Elta Gold UV Facial SPF 30
junomacguff 6/28/2011 1:40:00 AM
I purchased the jar from my dermatologist and really liked it right away. It's nice for dry skin but not greasy. No stinging or flushing. This may not be the best sunscreen but it's what I can tolerate on a regular basis. Doesn't leave a white cast after it's absorbed. Hightly recommended for sensitive skinned individuals.
Skincare - Face -Mary Kay - TimeWise Even Complexion Essence
junomacguff 6/19/2011 12:17:00 AM
Update 7/18/11: Had to discontinue use, something in this was irritating my skin. After I stopped using it, the redness and stinging on my cheeks went away pretty quickly. :( Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Triethanolamine, Betaine, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, 1-Methylhydantoin-2-Imide, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Citrus Medica Limonum Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Thymus Extract, Sanguisorba Root Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Oenothera Biennis Seed Extract, Serine, Threonine, Proline, Arginine, Glycine, Alanine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Sodium Pca, Sorbitol, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Laurenth-7, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Polyacrylamide, Boron Nitride, Carbomer, Sodium Citrate, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Mica, Titanium Dioxide
This was far from gentle. My hair did not feel silky after rinsing like most of my fave shampoos, my hair was even dare I say squeaky clean. When my hair airdried, it was like a cotton ball of frizz. Ultimate fail!! I can't imagine what hairtype this would be good for as mine is fine and wavy though not too dry or damaged. Exchanged at Ulta for my Bumble Creme de Coco which rocks.