This is a fantastic product. It has zinc, lanolin, calendula... should be in every first aid kit. Great as a mask or night treatment for those who suffer with acne, especially if the spots or marks get cracked or sore. It is a very greasy cream due to the lanolin so some people might not like it as a facial treatment but I find it is fine as long as you don't overuse it. No parabens, petrochemicals or synthetic fragrance.
I love this oil. I don't know about getting rid of cellulite but it worked great for fading marks from ingrowns and it smells great. It is a very nourishing oil.
I felt I had to write this as I have had such a different experience than most of the other reviewers I actually really like this foundation. I was using Almay Clear Complexion prior to buying this (which has been discontinued in the UK for some reason so had to order on ebay.com :-S) and although it had done a great job of clearing up the worst of my blemishes, it looked a bit heavy and 'mask like' unless I used a very small amount, which didn't give always give me the coverage that I wanted. I also felt that as I am getting older (25) and have a couple of fine lines and dehydration, I didn't want to use something that might be drying out my skin further. When I read about this Dermalogica foundation I was quite hopeful as it claims to reduce dehydration without exacerbating blemishes. Perfect for me as I am dehydrated with congestion and prone to blemishes. I am quite an impatient person so bought it from a local beauty salon at full price even though their tester display was a dusty disgrace and the 1 and 2 testers were missing. I tried the 3 and it was too dark but blended in it was acceptable, kind of like a tinted moisturiser: it added some warmth. So I bought the number 2 without testing it thinking; how bad can it be? I am now using shade 2 and it is OK. It is still a little bit too dark but it looks fine as long as it is blended well. After using it for a couple of weeks I like the foundation enough that I have just ordered shade 1 from an offshore company selling it for £17.50 with free postage. I figure if it is too pink or pale I can just mix it with the one I have. I would describe the coverage as medium but the great thing is that it can be layered for greater coverage without causing a mask like effect. The first time I wore it to work my colleague was really impressed by it and said it didn't look as though I was wearing any makeup at all. It seems to offer the pigments but without the creamy, plasticky base of most foundations. As a result it doesn't cover my pores as indiscriminately as other, heavier foundations seem to, yet unlike other reviewers here I feel that the effect lasts very well and it doesn't pool into my pores as the day wears on. In fact I find that when I wear this, I don't look so different at the end of the day from when I have just done my makeup. I might blot or powder my nose once as the day goes on but that has more to with the extra concealer that I sometimes use in that area I feel. I don't agree that you can get concealer like coverage with this, I do use a separate concealer but as every MUA knows you can get a much more natural result when you only use full coverage where it is needed. When I take the time to add concealer where I need it and blend, the overall effect is definitely way preferable to using a heavier foundation all over. In fact it looks really great, similar to when I used to use Mac Face and Body, smooth but not as dewy, a little more matt. Perhaps I will still use the Almay product on lazy days or if I get any greasy, inflamed spots again. Another thing I like is the packaging. No glass (so light for my bag) and the nozzle is really hygenic and allows an exact amount that I need to be dispensed easily. Also it seems like a lot of product and with my two tubes I think I won't need to replace for ages making it good value for money, even at the full price. Admittedly I have mostly used d/s brands prior to this foundation so don't have much to compare it to. Although I know I could go for a highly rated h/e foundation and probably get an even better cosmetic result, I more concerned with healing blemishes etc ATM and hope to recalibrate my skin down to just needing tinted moisturiser for work. If anyone knows of a better foundation for achieving this please let me know. Overall though I am very happy with this product and I doubt I will buy anything else until the tubes run out. I have just upgraded my skincare products and look forward to using even less of this when the weather warms up as in previous years I was always wearing loads of heavy foundation. Now I am actually looking forward to the summer instead of dreading the exposure.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Green People Day Solution SPF15
Hayley_Dawn_84 3/19/2010 3:16:00 PM
I am giving this four lippies because it does the job of providing sun protection without aggravating my skin in any way. I like the fact that it doesn't have the oily gloopy texture of most natural sunscreens. I quite like the smell- it smells like geranium to me. It contains Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate ( a naturally occuring sun filter according to the packaging) as well as the more usual titanium dioxide. Perhaps this is why it doesn't leave a whit 'cast' over my skin as with other natural sunscreens (I am quite pale anyway so perhaps that is why I don't notice a problem) . It does not feel very moisturising or hydrating but would perhaps be suitable for an oilier, acne prone or combination skin over a hydrating serum or over a more nourishing cream and serum for drier skins. TBH I haven't yet found such a thing as an effective 2 in 1 natural sunscreen and moisturiser, despite searching widely. This gets four lippies as a sunscreen not as a moisturising cream. I think you need to layer products to get the best result and I would always use a serum under a moisturiser anyway so I wouldn't think of it as having to buy extra products. I have been using this for years and although it is okay I am now looking for a natural sunscreen with a higher SPF and more antioxidants and skin benefits so I am going to try Kimberly Sayer. Any other suggestions please let me know! But for the price I think this is very good. The only similar product that I have found that I prefer is the Purely Age-Defying Day Cream SPF 15 by Jurlique, but the price is double that of the Green People cream for 10ml less.