Cleansers -Bioderma - Sebium Purifying Foaming Gel
amanda23 11/26/2011 9:56:00 AM
I cannot say enough good things about this cleanser. This, in conjunction with the sebium clarifying moisturizer have completely transformed my skin. They have balanced everything out, including oil production and dryness and my skin keeps getting consistently clearer. A small amount of purging was noted but nothing major and didn't last more than a couple of days. I will be buying this stuff exclusively from now on.
This lotion, in conjunction with the sebium cleansing gel have completely transformed my acne prone skin. I wouldn't dream of using anything else after the results I've seen. It can make your skin purge a bit in the beginning, but that subsides within a week or so. Never leaves me dry or oily, just perfectly balanced with fewer blemishes.
Powder -Unlisted Brand - Emani-pressed mineral foundation
amanda23 11/22/2011 2:07:00 PM
This is a great powder. I like to sweep it over a BB cream or tinted moisturizer but it works well alone too. It has a nice semi-matte finish and doesn't break me out. I feel that it looks very natural and I like the packaging. Probably the best mineral powder I've used.
I tried this stuff a few years ago and unless they've changed the product at all, I'd have to say that this was a waste of money. I honestly noticed no difference whatsoever in my blemishes upon using this. I did use it for an extended period of time and kept coming back to this product in hopes that it might give me a different result, seeing as the amount I spent on it. Didn't work for me and won't be giving it another try.
This has become my go-to foundation. The coverage is flawless and makes my skin look absolutely perfect. It definitely balances out my combination skin and I set this with a light dusting of their Ultra Powder Foundation.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Face Lotion with SPF 15
amanda23 11/12/2011 10:53:00 AM
I really like this stuff. It is a little heavier if you're using it in warmer climates, in which case I would recommend using one pump instead of the recommended two. Surprisingly it seems to calm my skin when I expected it to make it redder, as with some products with AHA's. It seems to even tone and help with blemishes. I use it at night as well in place of a nighttime moisturizer. Really loving it in the winter weather when my skin tends to be drier. Update: I am still in love with this stuff, will not be without it. I might add that it does sting in varying degrees from time to time but it works! It keeps me hydrated and seems to actually ward off breakouts with the AHA. My holy grail moisturizer!
Where has this stuff been all my life? I was using Cetaphil bar soap on my body and found that it was really drying me out so I switched to this. I noticed that it seemed to be clearing up my mild bacne so I figured I'd try using it on my face. Wow. I almost never breakout anymore and this leaves my face literally glowing and so so healthy looking. My skin feels smooth and beautiful, very minimal dryness. I'm so stoked I started using this! My skin looks beautiful and I'll be saving a fortune in the long run.
I figured I would add this review since I couldn't find it on here. I'm not sure if I'm in the minority here with this product, as it is newer but my experience was awful. Within 24 hours of using this, I broke out in small red bumps all over my cheeks, it was awful. I know it was this stuff because it was the only change I had made to my skin care routine. I also NEVER break out on my cheeks so this was definitely out of the ordinary for me. Just thought I'd warn those out there that might react to this product like I did. Also curious to hear other peoples experiences with this stuff. Obviously won't be repurchasing.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Spectro HydraCare Facial Moisturizer
amanda23 10/5/2011 9:49:00 PM
I've had this for awhile now and hadn't quite decided what I didn't like about it. I gave it another try today and by quarter after 10 in the morning, only a couple of hours after I applied, my face was really shiny. I had to blot it 4 or 5 times throughout the day. It's totally this moisturizer, way to oily for me, will not use in the future.
Cleansers -Clearasil - New Clearasil Ultra Face Wash
amanda23 10/2/2011 10:25:00 AM
This stuff had been sitting on my shelf for awhile, I had used it and found it to be nothing special until I read reviews on here saying to give it time. So I gave it another fair try and a couple weeks of consistent use later I'm happy to say that it is clearing up my mild acne. My skin is a lot smoother and clearer. As long as this continues to work, I will continue to buy it.
Skincare - Face -Neostrata - Oil Free Daytime Smoothing Lotion Level 3
amanda23 9/25/2011 1:08:00 PM
I tried this in the daytime as well as just the regular version. Although I do like to use something during the day that contains SPF, I must say that the non SPF version is superior. The daytime one pills and I find it feels kind of greasy on my skin. With the regular version, I can use a whole large pump of product and within minutes it will have absorbed beautifully into my skin, leaving my skin feeling hydrated but matte. It has begun to even the tone in my complexion and I also feel it helps reduce breakouts. A winner for sure, I will repurchase.
Conditioner -TRESemme - Naturals Radiant Volume Conditioner
amanda23 9/24/2011 1:05:00 PM
I LOVE this stuff! First off, it smells amazing, and it leaves just the right amount of moisture on my fine hair. Leaves it manageable and healthy. Wish I could find it with the pump for convenience. Anyhow, I will buy this again.
I love this line of shampoos. I also use the 'Whenever' shampoo on occasion. I decided to stop using products with SLS because it was irritating my skin. Since I've switched to this line I've experienced less breakouts along my hairline and I lose much less hair when I wash. It smells amazing (I personally like lavender) and it makes my hair feel clean, soft and manageable. It also does give it noticeable body. I will continue to buy these shampoos. P.S. The 'Whenever' conditioner is also another gem.
Oooh, I love this stuff! I spotted it at Rexall but didn't want to make an impulse purchase til' I looked up the reviews.So I went back and bought it and I'm glad I did. I'm a sucker for packaging and the "heart shape" of the brush sucked me in. Not only is it adorable but highly functional.The design of the brush makes it easy to get every lash. Makes my lashes long and full and haven't experienced any smearing or smudging. I will buy this again for sure.
Shampoo -Kiss My Face - Frequent Use Whenever Shampoo
amanda23 9/18/2011 7:55:00 PM
I was looking for an SLS-free shampoo as I find this ingredient makes me break out around my scalp. I love this stuff paired with the conditioner. Just a nice daily shampoo, get's my hair clean without drying it out. Will repurchase, probably from Walmart instead of Shoppers though as it is too expensive there, as with most of their products in comparison.