I had to write a review for this! I bought this a little over two weeks ago and have not gone without it a day. This is amazing. This has been a harsh winter and the conditions at work are brutal with these huge heating vents that blow dry hot air all day. This mask has been a savior. I use it day and night. I sometimes apply it twice in the evening. Once after washing my face after work, then again right before bed. I love it! I also use in the morning after I was my face and before my foundation. Makes my skin glow and healthy. I use retinol products and this stuff really puts that extra moisture in there. My skin is sensitive and I have roseacea. This is calming and does NOT cause any breakouts. I waited to write the review to be sure about this. Check out all the rave review about this on sephora and the latest mags are calling this one a winner. I know why!!! Fragrance free and loaded with goodies for your skin. Couldn't be happier =) The price is right too. 3.4 ounces for 30 bucks! Amazing! Waiting to read PB reviews on this but I am sure it will get a happy face.
Styling Products -Alterna - Bamboo Silk-Sleek Brillance Cream
Andio 12/27/2012 11:54:00 PM
I was looking for something to replace my glossing cream and this is it. It smoothes my hair and leaves it looking healthy. I am happy about the replacement as the glossing cream was getting long in the tooth and hard to find. New version stinks too and the older version is even harder to find. All in all I'm a happy camper. By the way I was surprised this didn't get better reviews. At other sites people rate it top notch! Go Figure;0
Moisturizers -L'Occitane - Shea & Organic Cotton Ultra Comforting Cream
Andio 10/4/2012 9:53:00 PM
Ok, I just ordered a replacement of this because I see that it is now discontinued. I have used the cream and the serum. Love them both! This a great calming and moisturizing cream. I hope to be able to get a couple more of these before they are all gone. You can still buy it on the L'Occitane web site. >>>Why do they always discontinue the good products. If it isn't broke! don't fix it! ...I would be curious to see how the new version of this performs. I thought it looked watery in the store...just an opinion.
Moisturizers -Paula's Choice - RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer
Andio 10/4/2012 9:47:00 PM
This is an updated post. I had a bottle of this and used it but got dry and irritated with continued use. I stopped and started this a few times. My pump became cracked and the product would not come out. I ordered a new one and the pump would not push down. When I called the PC Rep was amazing. We talked for a few and she sent me out two bottles. One to replace the one that I just ordered and one to replace the cracked older one. I mean is that amazing,or what. I have been using this for a couple of weeks. I no longer use it alone. I use two pumps of my L'Occitane Karite & Cotton Bio Shea & Organic Cotton Ultra comfort cream over this but I wait 10-15 mins for the Resist to sink in before I apply the cotton cream. This little nightly routine has seemed to do wonders for my skin. I am also using the Resist hand cream spf30 on my face daily. I do my Skinceuticals C&E then wait 5 mins and apply the resist hand cream. Works like a gem. I am happy with PCPs :0 **I did not realize they changed the ingredients, maybe that is why I am not getting dry and irritated? Not sure but still like this.
I have had a severe outbreak of nummular eczema for the first time in my life. I am an allergy sufferer and have had some yeast infections but I was dismayed when these small reddish brown itchy as hell, spots were poping up all over my back, my stomach then it went to my hands then my arms and just starting on my legs. I went to the dermatologist but all he said was use this 2.5% cortisone ointment. Well I didn't want to put all those steroids in my body so I switch to the Neosporin Eczema body wash. That was ok but the spots kept coming. I finally broke down and bought the NEE daily moisturizing cream. The box states that it is clinically shown to restore visibly healthier skin in 3 days. Well guess what? Unbelievably they are right I am into the second day and my spots are almost gone. I am truly amazed. The price was 13.99 for 6oz. They have a $3.00 coupon on their website and there was a $2.00 instant rebate coupon on the box, so I did get $5.00 off. If you suffer from eczema you might want to give this stuff a try :)
Moisturizers -Shi Kai - Borage Dry Skin Therapy 24-Hour Repair Facial Cream
Andio 8/24/2011 8:22:00 PM
I can't believe the results from this simplistic moisturizer. I really love it. I have stopped using my favorite Nutritious and my newly purchased Mac Strobe Cream. I use this AM & PM. It works great paired with Tazorac and I use FF Olay Regenerist Serum after this for a great make-up app. with my Stila tinted moisturizer. No breakouts and my skin just keeps feeling better and better. Also this has been a real winner for my rosacea. The price is pretty cheap compared to department store brands and this fragrance free moisturizer is absolutely amazing. I also purchased the body lotion and love it tooo.....
Tinted Moisturizer -Stila - NEW Stila Sheer Color Oil-Free SPF20
Andio 8/4/2011 7:14:00 PM
Ok, I have been on the hunt for a replacement for my tarte smooth operator 02. Tarte reformulated and added kaolin or amazonian clay. This does not par well for sensitive or combo skin; makes it dry, red, and unhappy. Sooooo when visiting Sephora the rep told me about this great tinted moisturizer. She said that she loved Tarte tinted moist. too but can no longer use it because she had a reaction to the kaolin/ AC. This is her new fav. She gave me 3 huge samples of the colors fair and light. I have been wearing both and can't decide which I like more. I think I am leaning toward the fair due to fall approaching and lighter skin tone through winter. This is creamy and blends nicely on skin. I feels light and airy after it sets. I agree with using the heavier application with fingers. Coverage is nice and love the 20 spf mineral sunscreens; no chemicals to upset sensitive skin. This is def. a must have and I can't wait to use up all six samples and make the full size purchase. Way to go Stila!!!! I may have to expand and check out other products in their line. I am impressed. Thanks :)
Lotions/ Creams -St. Ives - Intensive Healing- Advanced Body Moisturizer
Andio 7/3/2011 12:26:00 AM
I just picked this up after reading the reviews. I agree that it is wonderful. I have faithfully used Aveeno Daily Moisturizer Fragrance Free for years. I also have used Vaseline Clinical Therapy. My skin is dry and itchy and I am allergic to fragrance so I need something that fits that bill. I am happy by the price and the excellent list of ingredients. Check this lotion out. It may just be the HG! Edit: WHOA!!! I have been using this on my face after EpiquinMicro and Tazorac and it is just lovely. Sinks in quickly and leaves me feeling very moisturized. No break outs or redness either; Love this!!!!!
Moisturizers -Paula's Choice - RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25
Andio 6/10/2011 12:48:00 PM
I have been working with a couple of samples of this product. It seems to be good. A little thicker than I normally like, but giving it a shot due to the excellent list of ingredients and the fact that the only sunscreen ingredient is the Titanium Dioxide; which is fantastic because it does not break me out. The RESIST products are currently 15% off and I just love the toner. Will update when I receive the product and give it the full test drive. UPDATE: I have to laugh; when I read the review posted after me, I chuckled. I did the exact same thing. Actually I could not figure out how to get the product dispensed and took the cap off. It had a small foil tab to ensure safety, but I continue to use it this way...hee hee hee. Have used 3 times and will update in about a week. This does not break me out. Good sunscreen but have not been using daily. Just use it when I go running and it does a great job. Nice job Paula
Toners -Paula's Choice - RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner Skin Remodeling Complex
Andio 5/15/2011 8:49:00 PM
I've seen this product on Paula's web site and was intrigued. The ingredients made it sound phenomenal. I wanted to see if you could buy a spray or pump for this, as I have a spray top for the skin balancing toner. I called and was informed that there was no alternate top for this product. While on the phone, we started talking about this product. The girl said it was thick and milky. I told her my skin typed combo, rosacea, acne prone, with sun damage and dark spots. She said I would be happier with skin recovery toner. I went against her judgment and ordered the resist toner anyway. She said she would send some of the other toner and that I had 60 days to use the resist and return if I did not like. Well, I am so glad I ordered this! It is amazing. I use this on my DHC silky cotton pads and apply after cleansing am and pm. It is not too thick and I am sure you could use a sprayer. It comes out nicely with the little hole so I am going to continue to use it just like it is. My skin has never been happier. I will update after a month and see just how this little gem holds up. If all goes well, this will be a HG!!!!!
This is a surprisingly kick'in mascara. I got a sample w/gift and I have been using it like crazy. I love this stuff ;) !!!! Why? It coats every lash easily. The formula is black as black. Nice thickening and lengthening of all lashes. This mascara does not smudge, smear or flake. I even cried during a movie only to come out of the theater without raccoon eyes; that in itself was amazing! I am doing a full size of this and will update if something changes, but based on the other reviews and PB's review I highly doubt it. THIS IS MY NEW FAVE!
Tinted Moisturizer -Tarte - Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Mosturizer (Smooth Operator)
Andio 3/14/2011 8:43:00 PM
Why oh why did they change this product. They added kaolin. This only perpetuates dryness on my skin. I loved this product. I am so bummed. This use to make my skin glow. I love it, used it all winter long. Great for use with retinol treatments as it protected the skin and helped soothe and moisturize. Now they are trying to dry up my skin. YUCK ! Why is it when you find something you love they go and change the darned ingredients. IF IT ISN'T BROKEN; DON'T FIX IT!!!!!!!!
Treatments -Infusium 23 - (Repair)ologie Leave In Treatment
Andio 11/9/2010 7:42:00 PM
I bought this from Walgreens $5.99 for 8 oz. It comes in a spray bottle. I saw that you could buy 33.8 oz for 9.99 at Drugstore.com. I will do follow up purchases from there and just use my original spray bottle. That is like 29 cents an ounce for a fab product. Who knew Infusium 23 was so good?
Love this product. I have used chanel for years but finally got fed up with it trickling down the corner of my eye. I heard MAC had some good liners and the prices were very fair. I first tried the MACPowerpoint eye pencil in stubborn brown, which is ok. Then I went to Technakohl liner in brownborder, which is still a good pencil. But THEN...the HG! This Eye Kohl in Teddy. Simply the best liner I have ever used. It goes on like a dream. Stays exactly where I put it; ALL DAY 12 hours! And it comes off nicely with my Eucerin gentle hydrating face wash. I am in love!!!!!!!! Unfortunately my other 2 pencils are sadly neglected. I can't stop wearing the TEDDY! You know what they say, Third Times a Charm :>)
All shades contain: Aqua / Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Glycerin, Isododecane, Pentylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Boron Nitride, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphates / C9-15 Fluoroalcohol, Phosphate, Nylon-12 Fluorescent Brightener 230 Salt, Titanium Dioxide, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Lauryl Peg/Ppg-18/18 Methicone, Fructose, Glucose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum / Fragrance, Silica, Dodecene, Poloxamer 407, Urea, Sodium Hyaluronate, Alanine, Alumina, Polyvinylalcohol Crosspolymer, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, [+/- May Contain] Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Mica. Smooth looking skin that does not look over done. It seems to last for 8 hours but I will continue to test it and let you know further down the road :)