Amazing. Simply amazing stuff. If you're really serious about skincare ingredients and improving your own skin then you'll love DDF. I've always struggled with minor acne issues, oiliness in the T zone and clogged pores and have used just about every skincare product on the market. High end, low end, prescription, you name it. One of the few things that has really kept me clear, glowing and smooth is DDF's glycolic toner. It has completely minimized my large pores and milia (tiny bumps under the skin), slowed down my oil production (without drying me out, mind you) swept away most of my blackheads and flakey skin patches, and really helps to prevent hormonal blemishes. I will never be without this product! I use it at night sometimes WITH retin A and wake up to beautiful, even, smooth skin. No complaints about stickiness, smell or irritating side effects. I would recommend that you use it at night after cleansing and use a sunscreen during the day. If you're unhappy with your skin PLEASE give this toner a try. It's wonderful!
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
Footchie 9/12/2006 6:10:00 PM
Hm... All I can say is that this didn't do anything to my skin, period. I have normal skin, sometimes acne prone, slightly oily in the T zone with some tiny spots that I was hoping to have smoothed out or brightened. Hope in a Jar didn't necessarily irritate my skin but it didn't improve it either in any sort of way so I can't say that I'd recommend it to anyone else or repurchase if I made it through the whole jar. Aside from having vitamin E, Vitamin A and trace amounts of lactic acid (to supposedly exfoliate the skin) I don't think the ingredients are outstanding at all. The smell is also pretty awful. I can usually dismiss the smell of a product if it fades away quickly, but this smell seemed to linger for hours. Think rancid oranges or cough syrup. All that aside, I think it would be an ok cream if you had normal skin, no sense of smell, and weren't looking to improve your skin in any sort of way.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Footchie 9/7/2006 5:49:00 PM
Yuck. There are soooo many better moisturizers out there, ladies and gents. Why go with this one? The ingredients aren't going to benefit your skin at all. All clinique has going for them in my opinion is neat packaging, women in white lab coats trying to look clinical and their famous "dermatologist tested" motto, which means nothing. But hey, if you want to drench your face in mineral oil go right ahead!!!
Skincare - Face -Ponds - Purely Polished Micro-Dermabrasion Anti-Aging Kit
Footchie 8/15/2006 8:50:00 PM
OK, so I waited a week until I wrote my review and let me just say that this stuff really works!!!!! I use retin A a few nights a week and while it does keep the blemishes away it can leave me VERY flaky. I was concerned that this scrub would make me flake even more but was I ever wrong. Not only does it take AWAY all the dead skin, it seems to be helping my clogged pores. I'm not as oily, not as uneven, not as bumpy, and it's only been a week using it. I think I broke out a teeny teeny bit after the first few times using it but its probably just my skin purging a bit. I can't wait to use this again tonight!! It's not rough at all, smells good, rinses away easily with no residue and leaves my skin feelin' like silk. I'm so happy with this.
Powder -Sheer Cover - Sheer Cover - Mineral Foundation
Footchie 8/12/2006 7:26:00 PM
Sheer cover? More like Heavy duty cover. Yikes! This stuff is definately full coverage. I tried it once and ended up looking super sickly. Every pore was emphasized, tiny dry areas looked as parched as the sahara and it felt really awful on my skin. I couldn't wait to wash it off. No, I didn't over apply it. I've been using mineral makeup for years and I do know how to put it on. It just sat on my skin and looked super artificial. Even my mom commented on how "strange" my makeup looked. Back I go to searching for the perfect mineral makeup.