i love this cream! i've struggled with acne issues for years now and have been left with a rough texture and some shallow indents. this cream has improved the texture of my skin beautifully. it makes my skin look very smooth and plump. makes it more radiant. this has a small ingredient list and no fragrance. i used vitamin E oil for a while and liked it but it was sooo messy and greasy and got all over my pillow case. this cream i find to be even more effective and no mess. i highly recommend! UPDATE: 4/17/11 after a while, this cream started giving me cysts. had to discontinue. its a great treatment though and i still recommend it for those who can better tolerate it.
i really like this mask! it really does make a difference in how my complexion looks. my face is brighter and im noticing some of my spots becoming lighter. it also makes my skin less oily. i love products that multi-task! i find it works best when confined to problem areas.i use it 3 times a week and i leave it on for 1 hour and then rinse with warm water.i find that it rinses it off quite easily.i could care less that its in a jar and not a tube....its making my face look better and doesnt irritate my hypersensitive skin and thats what i care about. will continue using and report back at a later date. UPDATE: 12/11/10 have now been using this for 2 months and im still in love! my overall complexion looks sooo much healthier and smoother. i have this radiant glow. my marks are really dark, so no they are not completely gone yet but they have gotten lighter and less noticable. im optimistic that they will be completely gone in time but i just have to be patient. may take a long time but im willing to wait b/c this is one of the few things that make a difference in my complexion WITHOUT breaking me out. UPDATE: 11/28/2011 so it has been over a year since i started using this mask. i have used it consistently and religiously. it has yet to fade my melasma or some of my older marks.im going to have to add a more potent product to try and tackle those. however this mask will always be a staple for me b/c it is excellent at fading new marks. every pimple i get leaves behind a dark spot. with this mask, the new marks fade away within a couple of weeks. i also love how it makes my overall complexion look bright and radiant.
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Tea Tree Oil Blemish Fade Night Lotion
pecantan 10/30/2010 4:27:00 AM
i recently returned this to the store. used it for a while but wasnt impressed. no noticable difference in my skin.
i tried this as a spot treatment on regular inflamed pimples and was not impressed at all. however recently i tried it on a oozing pimple that i had just popped and this worked wonders. i applied neo at bedtime and put a small circle band-aid over the area just like the reviewers below advise. when i woke up the next morning and took the band-aid off i was amazed! you couldnt even tell that just the day before i had a huge whopper of a zit there. it did take a few more uses before the spot completely healed. however i wasnt left with a dark spot like usual. perhaps this is because i used the ointment which has cocoa butter in it.
im using this all over my face at bedtime for marks/shallow acne scars/uneven skin tone. my complexion looks so much healthier and glowy. my skin tone is looking more even and smooth.also i had a couple of pimples that went away without leaving a mark like they usually do.100% cocoa butter is very hard and hard to scoop out of a jar. thats why i love the fact that this in stick form.its so much easier to apply. i just wet my face with warm water and then glide the stick all over my face.i've seen this stuff around for years and never thought to try it.cant believe that i've spent ridiculous amounts of money on creams that were suppose to lighten marks,even out skin tone, bring out radiance etc when the solution to my problems has been right in front of my eyes for less than 3 dollars!! i have very sensitive skin and this hasnt caused any breakouts or irritation. i also use cococare lip balm which makes my lips look so supple and glossy. my lips no longer get chapped like they did before. im now in love with cocoa butter! if you are going to use cocoa butter for your face, i'd recommend 100% cocoa butter. some of those cocoa butter creams are loaded with irritating ingredients. UPDATE: after a while, this started causing HUGE breakouts. great stuff though, wish i could have continued using it.
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Cococare Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
pecantan 8/6/2010 8:13:00 PM
i love this stuff. i use it daily. my lips used to always get chapped. so much so that sometimes they would bleed. i bought this about 3 months ago and havent used anything else since. i dont even have to reapply it at all throughout the day. i also loves that it makes my lips look plump and shiny like im wearing lip gloss. this is a winner!! (i also recently bought the cococare 100% cocoa butter stick to use on my face. will do a review on that in a couple of weeks).
i have been using vitamin e oil for 5 weeks now and im thrilled with the results! this oil definitely multi-tasks. it is helping fade spots,under eye circles, and has smoothed out the texture of my skin. i have some shallow indents on my left cheek which are much smoother and less noticable now. best of all is that i finally found something that doesnt irritate or break out my VERY sensitive skin.im so glad that i have found one sole treatment that treats my multiple skin issues. i wish i had tried this stuff years ago.
i used this product for a month. i found that compared to retin-a, the side effects were a lot milder. i experienced minor flaking and peeling but it was nothing compared to what i experienced with retin-a. what i hated about this product (other than the price) is that it made my skin sooo oily!! a lot more than usual. i had people asking me why i was so sweaty and greasy. it was quite embarrassing. after i finished my samples, i wasnt blown away by the results enough to spend $ 150.00 for a small tube of this. i have moved on to another product.
add me to the list of people that love this product! i have been using this for 2 weeks and my skin looks so much better. its smoother,brighter,and more radiant.i normally have very oily skin but have found that my skin is less oily since using this cream.i have been receiving compliments since i started using this.i use the waxless version.this is my sole treatment. theres so many good things in it that i dont feel the need to use anything else. this cream can help with mulitple skin issues which is a definite plus for me. i have VERY sensitive skin and for me less is more. 7/3/10 unfortunately this cream started breaking me out and i had to discontinue use. i still highly recommend it to anyone that is fortunate enough to be able to use it without problems.
Gels/Soaps -Dr. Bronner's - Baby-Mild Unscented Liquid Soap
pecantan 11/29/2009 10:13:00 AM
i use this as a face wash only and i love it. my skin caught hell in the process of trying to find a liquid, low ph cleanser.i discovered that i am sensitive to detergents. when i started using the baby mild cleanser, my face was a mess.i had prickly bumps all over, 2 cysts, plus it felt very irritated and somewhat painful. this cleanser really helped to calm my skin down.i dilute it w/ 60% water. most things break me out and irritate me.this cleanser hasnt bothered my skin at all. so for me this cleanser has been a godsend. UPDATE: although i like this cleanser, i decided to give it up. the ph level is too high and im afraid of damaging my skin. have moved on to boscia purifying cleanser which is ph balanced and soap free. im loving it much better and highly recommend it.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Kavi Coral Cleansing Bar
pecantan 11/23/2009 5:28:00 AM
within days of using this my face started to break out. i had zits popping up in different areas of my face-even where i dont normally break out. my skin definitely didnt like something in this soap. my skin does very well with joesoef sulfur soap. i switched to this one because of the lower ph. BIG mistake!! (btw this review is for the aqua bar).
i liked it in the beginning. it worked great to make my skin more matte throughout the day. however it didnt remove m/u well or make my face feel clean. i only wear a light powder and it left traces of it on my face.i had to wash my face 2 to 3 times to get the powder off. it was also very hard to rinse off. this cleanser was too time consuming to use. will not repurchase. (btw i tried the jar and the pump-didnt care for either).
Skincare - Face -Carol's Daughter - Wash Away the Oil - Face wash for oily skin
pecantan 10/18/2009 7:45:00 PM
this cleanser didnt help at all at controlling oil which was my main reason for using it.will not repurchase. FYI: for anyone interested, fashion fair botanical cleansing gel works much better!!!
Cleansers -Boots - expert sensitive gentle cleansing wash
pecantan 10/18/2009 7:42:00 PM
i hate to be the first one to write a negative review about this cleanser but my skin didnt like it at all. after using it a couple of times, i got those tiny flesh colored bumps all over my face. the ones that tell me that my skin is not liking something. perhaps because sodium chloride is the third ingredient, it also contains propylene glycol. i had high hopes for this cleanser after reading all the positive reviews and comments over on the skin care board. luckily i have found a cleanser that my skin is really liking thus far.
Treatments -Avene - Diacneal Acne Treatment [DISCONTINUED]
pecantan 10/18/2009 7:35:00 PM
for the first 2 weeks i was in love with this product. it seemed to be helping my acne and my skin tone was becoming more even. thought i had finally found the perfect product for several of my skin issues. all of a sudden all hell broke loose and the purging and cysts started coming. i looked a hot mess and was so embarrassed!! i expected some purging and can handle a few small/medium sized pimples but these were huge bumps/and 2 headed cysts. that i cant handle! i discontinued use and will definitely NOT repurchase.