I really like the cleanser a lot!! However, I am allergic to the repairing lotion...which is supposed to be the most important step :( so I am out of luck. HOWEVER....my sister uses the proactiv 3 step and it works AMAZING for her...she always goes back and forth from prescription lotions, but she always ends up using ProActiv and her skim clears up every time...she's been using it on and off for over 3 years now, and her skin always looks amazing when she's using it!!! it's amazing. I'm soo jealous that it doesn't work for me. My skin isn't sensitive, but it can get VERY sensitive when i'm using benezoyl peroxide on my skin at night....my cheeks flair up :( it's unfortunate. I still use the cleanser though. I really love it.... EDIT: I am allergic. Had to go to the derm and they told me that I cannot use benzoyl peroxide which is their active ingredient. I am now using the Neostrata 10% glycolic acid products. Much more gentle than pro-active. However, my sister is using it and she still has clear skin...it's been almost 2 years!
This lotion, is my HOLY GRAIL! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this lotion. I found that it was not only a great deal.. i (purchased the large size with a pump bottle) and I used it for my WHOLE body, and my face right after the shower. It is amazing. It moisturizes my dry winter skin, or my oilier summer skin. My only problem is that it doesn't have SPF. But i cannot recommend another lotion more... HOwever, when you use it on your face... I have oily/combo skin and drier in the winter....so I usually apply a 1/4 of a finger nail size of lotion and apply it on a damp face and it moisturizes AMAZING. if you use anymore than that on my face I notice that it gets REALLY GREASY!!! I have occasional pimples, and the great thing is that cetaphil does NOT clog pores, is gentle and very moisturizing. I use it on my WHOLE BODY...and the bottle I have lasted me a good year...AT LEAST!!! i am now only on my Second bottle. I cannot rave about this lotion anymore. I switched to another lotion for my face, and after a sensitive skin attack, i am back to Cetaphil once again.... I don't know how I'd survive winter ithout it!!
This is a very good face wash. I purchased it in a set at Shoppers Drug Mart...along with an oil-free sunblock lotion for your face. This is a very good facewash, considering I didn't even want it...and only pruchase it for the sunblock!!! so i was pleasantly surprised. This is a good enough cleanser, doesn't dry out my oil/ combo skin, removed makeup, doesn't sting my eyes. It is gentle enough for daily use. However, I would only use this cleanser during the spring summer months. My skin gets really sensitive in the winter. This is a good product, and I wil repurchase in the summer months.
Cleansers -St. Ives - Apricot Radiance Deep Cleaning Cream Cleanser-Combination Skin
abbykariya 12/13/2005 10:03:00 PM
I purchased this at Shoppers Drug Mart because it was the on sale for only 3.99 CDN What a great deal! So i tried it and i love it because i had a small break out, and my skin was drying out! It's great. However, I wish there were more beads. I didn't find this drying however, my sister purchased the sensitive skin apricot scrub which I actually prefer to one. I will probably repurchase the sensitive skin scrub. But, this is a great scrub for everyday use. *UPDATE!!!! I no longer like this scrub... I used it for about 1 month and now my skin is going crazy... i have a red rash/allergic reaction from this scrub on my forehead...and as a result am no longer using this. I amd now using cetaphil or spectro gel....it is a shame because i realyl dfid like this product... unfortunately. it doens't work for me, the doctor told me that the burning, red, allergic reaciton on my forehead should be gone in a week :(
Cleansers -Biore - Pore Perfect Cleansing Cloths (from the new line)
abbykariya 12/13/2005 9:55:00 PM
This September, I moved into residence in University and have found it very difficult to get myself to go to the washroom and wash my face and makeup off before I go to bed....SOOO I went to the drugstore in hopes of finding something that wouldn't require a sink! I am SOO glad I found these cleaning cloths. they're pre-moistened sooo you must close the sticker seal really tight after every use. I love that one side is scrubby so you can exfoliate and wash off all the grime from the day. it's amazing really, i love the scent and I also love that they're the perfect size for a single use. I've had a few of my friends from my residence try them out when they're really lazy...and they've all loved it and bought some for themselves! i love this. I've tried A LOT of pre-moistened cloths and i like these the most, simply because they don't sting when you get them too close to your eyes...although i dont' suggest you use it to remove makeup. Also, they are great for acne prone skin like myself! however, it's alittle bit expensive for 25-30 or so cloths. But i will definately repurchase....I just finished my pack.
Moisturizers -Marcelle - Oil-Free Multi-Defense Lotion SPF 15
abbykariya 6/30/2005 10:51:00 PM
this is a great product! i was lucky to pick this up at my shoppers drug mart when it was on promo....this gift package came with this oil free spf lotion and their foaming face wash! so it was great. it was only 18 dollars for BOTH! CDN!!! so i was super happy. plus when i started using the spf lotion...it was light and it didn't make me greasy! it also soaked up in my skin really quickly. which i find very rare...because sunblock lotions are often too thick and make my skin really shiny. before this marcelle product i used proactiv's oil free spf 15 lotion...but i find that i like this marcelle lotion much better because it doesn't have any sunblock scent and the price is better for me! i love this and i will definately repurchase...great to use in the summertime.
Skincare - Body -Johnson & Johnson - Head to Toe baby wash
abbykariya 6/13/2004 10:20:00 PM
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. i don't normally have staple products. but i have used this gentle head to toe wash as my eye makeup remover, for my sensitive contact lense wearing eyes. lol and it doesn't sting at all. plus it can even remove waterporoof makeup! and also, this is great to clean makeup brushes too! and i use it as a body wash, and sometimes to wash my hair. it's so cheap and for a huge bottle. and i am on my 8+ bottle now. and i have never found anything better. i use this on my body along with the johnston baby oil gel! these products are so gentle. i love them!!!
I LOVE this cleanser. it is my holy grail...i love to try new skincare products and i have never repurchased a cleanser as many times as i have for this one. i use it every day in the morning and at night. it is a very convienent pump bottle. but the labelling and eveything is sortta unattractive. as well, this product is amazing as it has 2% salycidic acid and i have seen such a huge difference in my skina fter using a 3 step of oxy products. i use this cleanser, and the oxy toner pads (regualar) and the oxy 5 treatment at night. and my skin has never been clearer! and it's so soft. as well, this is the only medicated cleanser that doesn't make my sensitive skin itchy and flakey. plus it's cheaper than neutrogena...and clean and clear. and i hope this helps since i never would've bought the oxy products if my aunt (who is a demotologist) told me how it worked for her daughter! soo try this :D it's amazing...i love it i'm on my 5th bottle!
i love love LOOVEE this mascara! it makes my lashes soo thick and long i love it. i've tried every mascara on the market from high end ot low end and this is the best i've tried. it doesn't even clump or anything. i like it since it doesn't sting my sensitive eyes either. it's all and all the best mascara i've used. i will definately buy this again. i got to for 2 for 1 when they had a promotion going on. so the price was great too
Skincare - Face -Biore - Warming Deep Pore Cleanser
abbykariya 4/12/2004 5:13:00 PM
I was soooo dissapointed with this product. i LOVED the warming mask so i hurried out to purchase this cleanser, in hopes that it was just as warming as the mask, But i didn't notice any heating at all when i put it on. at the most it would have been classified as a slight warmth, and it was soo short lasting that you have to use a lot of cleanser to achieve a longer lasting warming sensation. i didn't notice anything special from this cleanser. but if you don't mind that this cleanser doesn't warm much. it's not all that bad. but i won't be buying this again. i was definately dissapointed
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Lip Butter - Mango
abbykariya 4/12/2004 5:09:00 PM
i love this smell. and i bought this lip butter when it was on promotion for 2 for $14. and it smells soo good that i put it on all the time. it makes my lips very soft. very great product. the body butters are jsut as good
Masks -Clean & Clear - Deep Action Cleansing Mask (oil -free)
abbykariya 4/12/2004 4:52:00 PM
This is a great product. I was in a bind, since my pores were clogged and i couldn't get to clinique to restock my favorite 5 min emergency mask. so i ran to shoppers to pick this up. And i was very surprised with the results. the mask is really col and tingly when you first apply, feeling wet and slimy. but it slowly dries to a clay mask feeling and turns blue. i think it is totally worth the $5 canadian i paid for it. and i will repurchase once i'm done. it's a cheap alternative to my clinique clay mask that's for sure.
i really like these! it doesn't sting and make my eyes water from the alchol smelL! this is really effective and it really does work! since i noticed that my little blackheads on my forehead are starting to lessen! my aunt actually told me to use oxy since her daugher used the products and said it worked really well for her! and i'm soo glad she told me about it! i don't have major acne, only little blackheads on my forehead and nose once in a hiwle! and all the oxy line has been working really well for me. i use this morning and at night along with the oxy cleanser for face and the oxy 5 zit cream at night! any my skin has been really good and it's cheap too!!
Bronzers -Bonne Bell - Powder Bronzer in Golden Tan
abbykariya 1/27/2004 5:25:00 PM
i like this bronzer very much! i run to this ever winter when i'm getting pale. i like to wear it on my cheeks, and lightly dusting my nose, forehead and chin with it also! it's a great product and i like the color very much. i switch between this bronzer and my mac prism blush.
i got this product during the dark winter months in canada. and i was dying to look tanned, although i wasn't up for a tanning bed! sooo i tried this and i love the shine and the color. but it was too dark for every day wear for me. but i love the bonne bell pressed powder bronzer, that is matte and iwthout the glitter. although i love this bronzer for night, and wearing it on the body as shimmer. but it really is a shame they don't make a lighter color of this