I use this on my face most mornings with rosehip oil under my moisturizer. I also combine it with a body moisturizer after each shower and use it all over! I use a variety of oils, creams, serums, etc. I can't say for sure which one works best over another but I like how this makes my skin feel. You know how nutritionists tell us to eat a variety of foods every day, such as an apple one day and strawberries the next because your body needs variety? I think it makes sense to do the same for our skin. So I use this oil but not everyday (I also use essential oils with jojoba and grape seed oil, Algenist serum, Boots serum, carrot seed oil, and as mentioned, rosehip oil). I noticed some people here complain it isn't a miracle oil for stretch marks. I just wanted to point out that only a dermatologist can give you fast results and even then fast is sometimes a period of 6 months to a year before you see the improvement you want (depending on severity). That being said, be patient and realize this will help prevent further damage and it will take time to heal.
I got this moisturizer after reading reviews from MakeupAlley and other sites. I usually never go for a DS brand but due to budgetary issues last month I opted for L'Oreal Nutrissime. So far I really like it! I'm totally surprised by this too. It doesn't cause my skin to break out, it moisturizes all day, and works well under makeup. Overall it helps make my skin look and feel better. This is saying a lot because I've never had a moisturizer that does all of this for under $15.00. The reason I gave an overall rating of 4 instead of 5 is due to the strong smell. Why can't they make a fragrance free one?!?!? I also don't like the jar, I prefer an airless pump. One thing I want to point out is that I do have sensitive skin so I initially thought my skin would react but it didn't. That being said, if you see this stuff on sale I think it's worth a try, it's especially great for winter months. I also want to point out that in my experience, moisturizers are not miracle creams, they are only meant to moisturize. Anything beyond that is exaggerated (in my opinion). I think the best thing to do is buy a serum or make your own and then use a moisturizer that works with your skin (that's why I think spending more on a serum and budgeting on moisturizer is best - as long as it works for you).
Moisturizers -Korres - Yogurt Cream (Yoghurt Cream)
HelloCleo 9/7/2011 4:30:00 AM
I wasn't that impressed with this product. My face didn't feel that moisturized. It didn't absorb well into my skin. I know people like this stuff but it wasn't for me. I do like other Korres products though.
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - HerCut - Long Layers Catalyst
HelloCleo 9/6/2011 3:51:00 PM
I seriously hate this stuff. It's sticky. It makes my hair look puffier. I hate how my hair feels after. I need to wash my hair the next day. If I run out of my other hair products I would rather go without anything in my hair than use this as a backup. Huge waste of money.
I use this in the colder months because it's too thick for summer (summer time I use Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer). I use a foundation brush and it applies easily especially if I have moisturizer and primer on. When I wear this my skin looks flawless. It is better than concealer for under my eyes. No one can tell I'm wearing foundation. I went to get a facial and the lady who was doing it was surprised that I had makeup on because she couldn't see it at all and wanted to know what i was wearing so she could buy some.
I use this stuff daily as part of my no-make-up-look. :P It looks really natural and gives my face a healthy glow like i just did a brisk walk or light jog.
Cleansers -Burt's Bees - Deep Cleansing Cream with Soap Bark and Chamomile
HelloCleo 9/6/2011 3:10:00 PM
I just really like this stuff. It feels nice on my skin, very refreshing. My skin feels moisturized after each use. Anytime I try a new cleanser, when I'm done I go back to this one. Friends and family who stay over at my place will use it and end up purchasing it for themselves.
I got Golden Splash because I like the coral/orange look but It doesn't show any colour on my lips. If I add a neutral lipliner I get a natural look. I love the way it feels so I will totally get another colour (one without shimmer).
I love this stuff. It cleans my face but it never leaves it dry or tight. I have sensitive skin but this stuff makes it feel smooth and happy every time. It's kind of expensive ($25 Canadian) but a small amount goes a long way. I will always use this product.