Treatments -Dermalogica - Medibac Overnight Clearing Gel
Angeldoll 4/17/2013 8:57:00 AM
I have been using this for the past 2 months and my skin looks better. My pores are far less congested, my skin is calmer clearer and my acne scars are fading. I use this every night, with one night break. You need to be generous with this, about a large quarter size for my whole face. I have sensitive skin and this does not cause any irritations. It does not clear or help cystic blemishes thou , but for regular blemishes and congested skin this is great!
After using this cleanser for several months I decided to say goodbye. I feel its too expensive and noticed its too drying for me. I am combo ,acne prone. I do however think this would be great for oily skin thou. I like the way it smells and the texture feels lovely. I am trying a different approach with my skin, instead of using medicated cleanser im using a more gentle cleanser , medicated toner and medicated treatment and find my skin is improving now.
I'm combo acne prone skin. I don't know if its the time of year but this foundation really made my skin look dry and lifeless and very matt and emphasized any flakies I had. Perhaps this will be better in the summer when I'm more on the oily side. The color was a good match, didn't turn orange and didn't break me out (althout only using it 2 weeks). I going to return this and stick with avene and nars TM for the winter time. May re-visit this in the summertime.
I have combo skin, clog prone, hyperpigmentation and large pores. I'm somewhat sensitive too. I purchased this and immediately changed to the delicate head. It seemed to make my T-zone feel softer , however it left my cheeks irritated, my pores looked larger and I developed many very small whiteheads after each time I used it (2-3x a week). Therefore I will be returning this product. If you have smiilar skin to mine please be careful. I can imagine oilier, normal and thicker skin types would enjoy this machine that's why I gave it 2 stars.
Cleansers -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Cleansing Oil
Angeldoll 3/2/2013 3:47:00 PM
I really wanted to love this but I didn't. My skin is combo, acne+clog prone, slightly sensitive. This cleanser after 2 weeks of using turned my combo skin into a dry tight mess. I stopped using it and returned to another gentler cleanser and my skin is calming down. This made my skin tight and dry and I got dematitis on my cheeks due to the dryness it caused me. Also the fact that this cleanser is so thick and hard to spread (I had to rub the heck out of my skin) made made my skin red and angry.I love josie but this cleanser was absolutely horrible for me. I'm returning it asap!
Lipstick -Bite Beauty - Luminous creme lipstick - Quinta
Angeldoll 2/27/2013 8:13:00 PM
This has become my new favourite lippie. Love the med neutral-warm pink color. I'm caucasian, NC30 hazel eyes light brown hair. This color brightens up my face and I can apply throughout the day it looks natural and is moisturizing. I will be saying so long MAC and farewell MUFE (fave so far) and stocking up on these, especially since they claim to be more on the natural side. FYI: I also tried the pigment pencils from this line and they were more drying than this formula.
Lipstick -Bite Beauty - High Pigment Lip Pencil - Bouquet
Angeldoll 2/27/2013 8:06:00 PM
I really wanted to love this because the light-med pink color is very pretty. Unfortunately looked very cakey on my lips and left them feeling dried out. It emphasized any flakies I had and no matter how much I applied it just looked thick and caked on (it is creamy and thick as others have said). I will stick with bite's luminous creme lipsticks as they work much better for me (moisturizing and great finish).
Treatments -Qtica - Natural Nail Growth Stimulator
Angeldoll 2/26/2013 10:58:00 AM
This contains Formaldehyde, which is a shame because I thought that Zoya (more natural brand) did not use it in their products. IF you are pregnant do not use this product. Formaldehyde is a carcinogen/toxic.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
Angeldoll 2/19/2013 9:17:00 AM
I have combo, sensitive, acne-prone, acne scarring/hyperpigmentation, blackheads. I am reviewing the 2% BHA LIQUID. This product is helping somewhat, I find using it twice a day is too much and causes irritation. For me the best way is to use it every other day at night only. I alternate with ole henriksen enlighten me serum (which is great by the way) and helps fade acne scars. Now that I have added this to my routine I will update in a few weeks to see if my skins texture has further improved........ Update: I have gotten a couple of white heads since using this product (nothing too major) but still an annoyance. will continue to use for a few more weeks and update again..... II might have to go back to my dermalogica overnight clearing gel which also has 2% Salicylic acid in it if this doesnt work out for me.
I'm surprised this cleanser hasn't been reviewed yet. Its targeted at aging hormonal blemish prone skin. I use this in the morning and it makes my skin soft and glowing and never dries it out (winter now) It has lactic acid, glycolic acid and rerveratrol. My acne prone , clog prone, acne scarred skin is looking amazingly clear and balanced after washing with this cleanser. I've tried many cleansers over the years for my problematic fussy skin, this is prob my favourite so far and one that actually yields results. If you have combo skin , clogged pores, sensitive, acne prone give this a try!
I have combo, acne prone. Blackheads, enlarged pores and slight acne scarring and red marks. This product just didn't give me any results, I also could not stand the texture. It felt very oily and I felt like my skin was being smothered and clogged even further. I much prefer the bha liquid 2% to this, as that is light, sinks in nicely and clarifies my skin. I won't be purchasing this again.
I have never been much of a floral/rose girl but for this perfume I tried to make an exception! . The scent reminds me of a luxurious expensive strong smelling soap. Problem for me is there is something quite sharp in the fragrance that gives me a headache after a few hours of wearing this. That sharpness stays in the drydown too. I wish this fragrance had a softer drydown. (stella EDP is a softer rose scent) Good thing I got a sample because I just cannot wear this too strong for me.
Toners -Kate Somerville - Clarifying Treatment Toner
Angeldoll 2/13/2013 9:33:00 AM
I like this toner, the fact that it does not have alcohol and does not irritate me is great for my acne prone, combo, sensitive skin. Update: because I liked my results so much I started using this am & pm but it was too much for my skin. So I will continue to use it only once a day at night. Update: after a month of continued use I haven't seen any results in clarifying or lightening of acne scars. I find its a little bit drying too. I Will finish up the bottle but will not re-purchase.
Cleansers -La Roche Posay - Effaclar Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream
Angeldoll 2/5/2013 8:59:00 PM
I'm very acne/clog-prone, somewhat sensitive combo skin. Now its february dead of winter and this cleanser is just too hars/drying for me. I wmight re-visit it again in the summer when I am more oily. If you are oily in the winter this would work for you in my opinion. The texture is great too, foams up into a rich creamy lather and rinses away clean, no residue. For now I am having luck with mario badescu enzyme cleanser in the morning and kate sommervile detox cleanser in the evening along with ddf brightening cleanser a few times a week for my hyperpigmentation and scarring.
This review is for the clearing mask in the white packaging. I have acne prone sensitive, large pores, blackheads and some slight scarring. This mask just dried the heck out of my skin. I used it 7 times within 2 weeks and saw no results just overdried skin and irritated it. I am returning this.