This special cucumber lotion is absolutly the best stuff in the world! My whiteheads seem to clear up completely after using this for only 3 days. Definitly give it a try!
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Joesoef Anti Acne Soap
Chloe2211 7/23/2007 2:30:00 AM
I love the entire Joesoef Line-especially the one for acne. This soap works great, but unless you have extremely oily skin, you might not want to use it every day because it can dry your face out. Other than that, it's great!
Skincare - Face -Murad - Moisturizing Acne Treatment Gel
Chloe2211 7/19/2007 12:19:00 AM
I seem to really like this product. I have combination skin with breakouts here and there, and my skin has a tendency to get dry when I use most acne products. This worked great with my skin and I did notice the breakouts became fewer and fewer. No dry patches anywhere. The only drawback to this product is the price tag. I was given this tube by a friend of mine who didn't think it was right for her skin. While I did like this product, I don't think I liked it enough to pay such an enourmous price for a tube that is a little on the small side.
This stuff works great! I got it as a sample and just ran out so I will definitly purchase the full size. If you dab this on any red spots or a new pimple, takes the redness right out! Awesome product!
Treatments (Eye) -Mario Badescu - Hyaluronic Eye Cream
Chloe2211 6/28/2007 3:51:00 AM
I used this for about 2 weeks with absolutly no change to my undereye area. Didn't really hydrate at all. I needed something to add moisture so my undereye concealer went on better without flaking. Like I said, after about 2 weeks, my undereye area was still dry and flakey...so I ditched it.
Scrubs -Mario Badescu - Almond & Honey Non-abrasive facial scrub
Chloe2211 6/26/2007 5:46:00 AM
One of the only MB products that Im not fond of at all. There wasn't really enough stuff in this to be considered a scrub- in my opinion. It also seemed to leave some kind of a residue-feeling on my face after I washed it off. I loved the smell- but that's about it. Just didn't work for me.
Love this stuff. Great price, great smell, great everything! I have combination skin and I use the one for normal to oily skin- the one that is a gel consistency. Best stuff ever!!!
I guess this book is a good read for women who love their beauty products. I would recommend, however, you take all her reviews with a grain of salt. While I do agree with Paula on a few of her reviews, there are just as many that I disagree with as well. Im thinking this book was initially published to boost interest and sales for HER skin care products. She basically finds something wrong with almost every product, while at the same time, telling you why her products are better. Granted, she does have some excellent products, but I think she was a little hard on some of the other brands she reviewed. Also, it's a little out of date, so alot of the newer products aren't listed.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant
Chloe2211 6/17/2007 3:55:00 AM
This is another one of those products that work great at first, but end up not working as well the longer you use it. It also has a tendency to be sticky right after it is applied. The sticky part usually fades after it dries. I kind of recommend it if you've tried other products for acne or breakouts, and nothing else has worked .Also, Paula's choice can be a b**** to order from. It took about a month to receive my products every time I placed an order. The customer service is odd- sometimes it's good, other times-not so much. If you are a pretty patient person that doesn't mind a hassle here and there, give this product a try.
I really liked this stuff at first... I guess I kind-of still do. It seemed to work best when I first started using it. Actually, my skin hasn't been breaking out as bad lately, so I guess it worked better when I had more breakouts.(so maybe it did it's job and eliminated the zits?!?) It may be like those products that work great at first, but as your skin gets used to it, lessens in it's ability. Either way, I definitly think its worth a try. It works best for the whiteheads or the small bumps that haven't turned into a full-blown pimple yet. I don't think it's recommended for the deep, systic acne pimples, however the buffering lotion from MB is perfect for that.
I really love this stuff! I originally got it as a sample and fell in love immediatly. It does exactly what it claims! I purchased the smaller jar and it was only $15! I believe they offer a larger jar as well, but this size was perfect for my first purchase. It's perfect for people who have a tendency to pick or try and pop that new zit. You dab some of this on the breakout and it virtually eliminates the redness. It also seems to heal faster too. I also happend to find that it works great on other skin irritations as well. I had a couple mosquito bites on my arm once and I dabed this healing cream on the red bumps. It took most of the redness out and seemed to heal it faster as well. This stuff is a godsend! I hope they never discontinue it!! Definitly a must-try!!!
Crème -MAC - Select SPF 15 Moistureblend [DISCONTINUED]
Chloe2211 6/17/2007 3:03:00 AM
I recently got a sample of this moistureblend in nc20 and I really like it. I was a little disappointed to see that it didn't get raving reviews on this board. Like I said, im still using the sample, so my opinion could change over time. I almost didn't try it because I have combination skin that tends to be a little oiler in the summer. The word moisture in the title almost sent me running. I was pleased, however, that after trying this several times, it has yet to make my face greasy or oily. It stays put, it's quick to apply, excellent sheer coverage, and just all around addresses my needs in a foundation. I will definitly purchase this after my sample runs out. Once I've used this for a little longer, I will update if I have any problems along the way.
Love this stuff! I got it as a sample and Im hooked. It has that Balsam of Peru in it and I hear that some people can't tolerate that stuff. If you have sensitive skin, you might want to try it as a sample first.- although it is perfect for sensitive skin(if you can tolerate the Balsm of peru)Fortunarly, Im not one of those people. I don't have alot of redness, just some here and there. Once, I had a rough patch on my jaw that was a little red and irritated for a couple of days. I put this stuff on it, and the redness was gone- in like 5 minutes. Also, I happened to try a new facial cleanser that seemed to disagree with my skin. It was red and stinging a little, so I put this control cream over my face. The stinging and redness disappeared almost immediatly! This stuff works!! I can't believe it...a product that actually does what it claims....
Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics - It Stick [DISCONTINUED]
Chloe2211 4/25/2007 4:01:00 AM
This is great! I was quite surprised! I think this is marketed as kind of a facial line softener instead of a strait up concealer. I just happened to use it one day on a blemish and the coverage was excellent. It also worked pretty good on the undereye circles as well. Very pleased with this product.
Great lotion for my combination skin. The combination skin care line along with the acne line both have the perfecting lotion packaged differently for each line, so im not exactly sure if they are the same product or not.?.?(I think it is) I used the one for combination skin and it works great. Only drawback is the $31 price tag for a 1.7 oz tube.