I used to use this all the time, and it was a great bargain cleanser! I will still buy it in a pinch...like the time I went away for the weekend and forgot my cleanser, a little bottle of this from the drugstore got me through! It will even take off eye makeup safely, although waterproof stuff doesn't budge. My skin is more oily than it was years ago, and now I find I need to use a washcloth or something like it to get the last traces off so my skin feels clean. When my skin was more dry, it dind't seem to elave a film....odd, but true.
Skincare - Face -Renee Rouleau - Mint Buffing Beads
Emmie4 7/11/2008 2:35:00 AM
I have used this product for several years now, and I love it! It's very refreshing and easy to use in the shower. It feels very good doing it's work. It's not sharp or irritating at all. A very tiny bit on two or three fingertips does my entire face. My skin feels very fresh and smooth after I am done. It is not drying at all. I have also noticed it is not irritating on areas where I have breakouts, but it still seems to help clean up the skin in those spots. I do dislike that, if a teeny bit gets near my eyes it is hard to get rid of. Even though you use only a tiny bit, the price is a bit steep for the amount of product you get. My skin has gotten more sensitive recently, so I am trying the Micro Crystal Cream as the company suggested. The mint might be a little too stimulating for very sensitive skins. They used to make a version without the mint...wish they had not discontinued that one!
This is by far my HG for cysts! I always get a few during a certain time of the month, and this treatment really breaks them up FAST! I don't know why, but it soothes so fast that I don't find them itching and begging to be prodded. After one treatment, a hard red bump is smaller, less sore and less noticable. It does not dry or itch like a lot of products do. It's clear, and I don't usually use makeup, so I have used it during the day and that helps things speed up a LOT. If I know a cyst is showing up, a drop of this on the spot makes it disappear. Please never, EVER use it on an open blemish! I did once without thinking, and it stung like crazy! My only complaint with these items is the packaging, and wondering about getting it all out of the bottle. For this one, I will cope. It's wonderful!
Treatments -Renee Rouleau - White Tea Soothing Complex
Emmie4 7/7/2008 12:56:00 AM
I've only been using this for a few weeks, but I like it a lot! I've used Renee Rouleau for about 2 or 4 years, but recently noticed my skin has been changing and getting a bit more red, probably due to a med I now take. I had a chance to try Creme de la Mer's skin care line one day, and loved how it made my complexion calm down. I sent an email to Renee Rouleau, and followed their recommendations. This was one, and I find it does the same as the CDLM line did, but is not as rich on my skin, which is better for me. This really soothes the redness, and my skin is less flushed all the time. Even my nose, which is always red, is toning down to pink. I get whiteheads when things are too rich, and I have had none with this product. My biggest issue with these products is the pump bottle. It's harder to control what comes out, and hard to figure out "one pump or two"? I find that a tiny bit covers a lot, but I wish I could get one and a half pumps! It's the only reason I don't give the highest rating.
I find this to be a great product. I use it every night, and it gets all the dirt and sweat off without leaving my skin dry at all. It feels like Cetaphil going on, and then you massage it in without water. After that, once you add a teeny bit of water it really dissolves everything. Even in the summer when my nose and chin are really oily, this is not too rich. It's just right. I don't wear makeup on a daily basis, but when I do, this does do a great job of taking it off. I do find it takes more product to get off makeup, and it works best if I use a washcloth or a sponge to take off the last of the cleanser (with or without makeup). I have even forgotten what I was doing and used it on my eyes! No irritiation, and it gets off almost everything. (It doesn't get waterproof mascara off, but it does get it loosened!)
I LOVE THIS! A tiny dab on my fingers in the shower in the morning, and my face is smooth and clean. It doesn't dry my skin at all, and a bottle lasts me almost 12 months!
I have found that this product helps my skin tone to even out and get brighter. It's really reduced the signs of sun damage on my skin. I have very fair skin, and since using it about 3 or 4 years ago I ahae noticed the freckles on my forehead are fading a lot. Also, it seems to really soften fine lines. Even under moisturizer, it's not heavy or greasy. My only issue is the pump bottle. I feel like I leave a lot in the bottle, and sometimes one pumpp is not enough, but two pumps is too much. A little goes a long way, but still, I hate to leave product behind!
I love this toner! It's gentle, but gets the last traces of cleanser or makeup off my skin, and leaves my skin feeling soft and soothed. You literally need 4-5 drops of it to do your whole face. A whole bottle lasted me almost a year!
Skincare - Face -Renee Rouleau - Advanced Protection SPF 30
Emmie4 7/7/2008 12:30:00 AM
I have been using this moisturizer and sunscreen for about 3 or 4 years, and I love it! It's creamy but light, goes on beautifully and leaves a nice, not too moist finish. Makeup goes on like a breeze if I wear it. I have very fair skin, and this does a great job of protecting it. My only complaints: I dislike the tube, because I always feel like I squeeze out too much. A little goes a long way, and at the end of application, I feel like I have some left that I have to use "somewhere". I've now started using it on my ears a bit, even though I have long hair! I'm also not sure I get all of the product out of the bottle at the end.