Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Mandom Barrier Repair Repair Concentrate Serum
5catmom 8/15/2012 7:49:00 PM
After trying various $20 to $50 useless moisturizers, I finally bought this serum for $14 on ebay. It's the best moisturizer/hydrator I've ever used, even in the hot summer after stripping my skin with waterproof sunscreen and oil cleanser. No more eczema patches! The finish is dewy and it hasn't clogged my pores after 3 months. If I skip a day, there is still lasting benefit for 1-2 more days. Scent free. It comes in a pump bottle with a cap, easy to travel with and no waste.
I bought this on a beach vacation b/c I desperately needed something to remove the heavy sunscreen every night. Big mistake! First, it doesn't emulsify and I had to scrub it off with a towel and bar soap. Second, I'm developing a red itchy rash where I had used it. Definitely not the Pond's I used to play with as a kid. Lesson for myself: always pack plenty of cleansing oil even if you have to check the bag at the airport.
I added this to my regimen to smoothe my skin after the BP cleared the acne. It is the most gentle AHA product I've tried - including MD Forte cleansers/lotions. It stings a little initially, so I apply after a light moisturizer. Like other users, I do find it pills if rubbed, so I only use it at night. Great price for the quantity.
This a fantastic moisturizer for my sensitive acne-combo skin. It's light and absorbs well, working great during the summer heat. If my skin is very flaky I add jojoba oil. My husband has rosacea and reacts to nearly everything, but even he likes this moisturizer. A great value in large quantities.
Cleansers -Dermalogica - Dermal Clay Facial Cleanser
5catmom 6/2/2011 11:14:00 PM
I really wanted this product to work for my combo skin, but it mostly dried me out and I broke out as well. Disappointed since I bought a large pump bottle.
I tried this scrub after reading some hype. The idea of a natural acne control product is appealing, but this definitely worsened my acne after just the first use!
I used this product according to directions, after cleansing and so on. It leaves my face brightened but uncomfortably taut and later too dry. Many Asian women go gaga for this stuff, but it didn't work well for me. It certainly didn't help my acne.
I tried this as an exfoliator for my combo acne skin. The grains are fine, not too harsh, but something in this scrub made me break out within 3 days.
This is the most expensive body lotion I've ever bought, but it really works! Every winter I use this on my scaly, itchy skin for quick relief. It soaks in quickly and lasts all day.
A fantastic deal from acne.org. It's a simple foaming cleanser and it removes everything except waterproof sunscreen for me. It is slightly drying compared to cream cleansers, but this is manageable with a light moisturizer.
Sunscreen -Biore - UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen
5catmom 6/2/2011 6:15:00 PM
I tried this sunscreen after reading about it on ratzillacosme.com. Look there for the ingredients. It starts as a cream and then melts to clear liquid on your skin. Very light, no white cast, and only a fleeting fragrance. Not drying or irritating at all and washes off with regular cleanser. I'm using this everyday now, and I used to hate sunscreen because of the clogging. It's half the price of other Japanese sunscreens. I'm stocking up! SPF 50 and PA+++, what more can you ask for?
This is the best BP I've ever used. I've tried 4-5 others, 5-10% concentration, and this beats 'em all. Gentle, gel-like and works! Keeps my dry acne-prone skin clear. I use 1 pump per night, along with an oil-free moisturizer during the day or coconut oil at night.
I used this cream to massage on a healing surgical scar. It's thick but absorbs well, did the job for my scar. I tried it on my face -- too heavy, gave me pimples, and surprisingly didn't moisturize!
I've used this cleanser for several yrs. It's creamy and only stings if you leave it on too long. I don't think it caused more pimples, but it didn't prevent them. I'm trying an AHA cream next.
This recommended by my dermatologist. It's the lightest US sunscreen I've tried, but still worsened my acne. It is not water or sweat resistant at all, and will run down in white droplets during exercise. A disappointment given the high price. None in my family can tolerate it -- irritating or caused an allergic reaction.