Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Manuka Dr Hydrating Cleanser
Alinster 3/17/2013 4:41:00 AM
A wonderfully scented gel that turns into oil on your skin. Works like a cleansing oil, removes absolutely all traces of makeup and rinses off easily. Great packaging as its easy to get the gel out, and also won't leak all over the place when travelling (unlike dermalogica's precleanse that will go everywhere). I get this cheaper through work but the price is not too bad as it lasts a long time. I use this as my makeup remover and then use a clay cleanser after, but I think it would work well on its own, especially if you have dry skin. Doesnt strip my skin and leaves it feeling and smelling great! Definitely a repurchase.
I've had this product for a while, I keep forgetting about it and then rediscovering it again, and I've finally understood why. Its not all that great. Super greasy when you first put it on, then it sucks all the moisture out of my skin and my skin feels dry for a full day after I've washed it off. Gives a natural tan if you dont put on too much. Smells really bad. Won't be re purchasing mostly because of the drying effects.
Great bronzer, not shimmery and gives great colour. A little goes a long way, packaging could be better though.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy
Alinster 2/2/2013 5:19:00 PM
A great shampoo for a good price, can be a bit drying but as I have an oily scalp, so when using it I can go longer without washing my hair. Doesn't do much for scalp issues but I have enjoyed using it so will buy again. Leaves my hair feeling super clean and bouncy.
Love this! As soon as I put it in my hair it completely detangles it and leaves it so soft and shiny. I use it both as a conditioner and treatment and it's absolutely lovely. It's a bit expensive here in NZ but you get such a big container that it lasts for ages. Good packaging means it's easy to get the last bit out. My favourite treatment!
A very thick mask that I've had for a while and really wanted to like, but every time I use it my skin ends up looking worse and I break out the next day. Will not buy again.
I hate this cleanser. I got the travel size as I wanted to try it out before buying the full size, and Im glad I did. It's extremely drying, to the point that my face hurts until I put moisturizer on (and I don't have very dry skin). It doesn't smell nice and is hard to rinse off. Only good thing I can say about it is that a little goes a long way. Clinique, you really have to do better than this.
This is an ok cleanser, it cleanses well but can be a bit drying, so therefore I tend to use it after first removing my makeup with an oil cleanser. Without the oil cleanser it simply leaves my skin too dry. I'm also not a fan of the smell, and I find it kind of....boring. for the price I can think of a lot better cleansers so will not repurchase.
really lovely moisturizer, leaves my skin feeling soft and with a nice glow. I have even noticed that it has kept my face clear of blemishes and pimples! smells great, just wish it didn't come in a jar. will repurchase.
This shampoo is great at removing build up of product, smells nice and lathers well. will definitely buy again, but when I'm in the states next time as it's quite expensive to buy here in NZ.
great for removing all kinds of makeup, I use it all over my face, leaves me feeling slightly greasy but I wash my face afterwards so it doesn't matter.it's very cheap and gentle, does its job so I will definitely repurchase!
Great cleanser! Bought this about 5 months ago, and Im still using it! It lasts for ages and you only need a little bit. Gets rid of all my makeup, foams up nicely, not really scented and doesn't sting if it gets in your eyes. Great packaging. Does what it supposed to do and doesn't dry out my face one bit. Will repurchase.
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Alinster 11/18/2012 10:52:00 PM
I have quite dry skin and have used a lot of different moisturizers throughout the years, and this is one of the best. Cheap, non scented so doesn't interfere with my perfume, great packaging which makes it easy to get the last bit out (I have the tube), a little goes a long way and keeps my skin moisturized for 24 hours without feeling greasy. Will definitely repurchase!
Toners -Formula 10.0.6 - So Totally Clean Everyday Cleanser
Alinster 9/22/2011 6:12:00 PM
When first starting to use this toner/cleanser I really liked it, it seemed to remove the last bit of makeup on my face and gave me a general fresh feeling. As summer has started I have noticed that it leaves my skin feeling sticky, like I need to wash it again. This is such a shame, as this is a cheap and nice smelling product. I will not be repurchasing.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Intensive Night Cream
Alinster 9/22/2011 5:56:00 PM
This is a good night cream for removing fine lines and hydrating your face, especially in winter. It absorbs quickly but I found that in summer I wake up with a slightly oily face. You don't have to use much of it, which is good as you don't get much in the tube, and it's not a very cheap product. Can be a bit hard to ge the last bit of cream out of the tube, but on the other hand it's a very hygienic packaging. I would repurchase in the future as it does leave my skin looking clear and removes fine lines around my mouth (would use it during winter), but will look for a summer night cream for now instead.