Wonderful product. I've been using it for years in the bathtub in winter--keeps my legs from getting dry and flaky. (I also attribute the lack of any stretch marks when pregnant to using baby oil.) A few cons: I don't use it for eye makeup remover--It gets in my eyes and creates a film. The bottle does tend to be leaky, Also, having baby oil in the bathtub night after night probably contributes to the pipes being clogged sometimes.
Styling Products -Bumble & Bumble - Hair Powder in Blondish
Jessie39 10/1/2007 5:01:00 PM
Whether you like this product or not will depend on your purpose in using it. I bought it to cover gray roots until my next color appointment--and for that, it's better than anything else I can find--much better than feeling self-conscious about gray roots showing, and the color stays on when I brush my hair, so in that regard it works well. It does seem expensive but it saves a lot of $$ in terms of being able to go longer between even far more expensive color appointments. The cons: Color is very dark--"blondish" is an inaccurate description (which is probably why it covers gray so well). In addition, the sprayed area does feel sort of hard--it doesn't add volume to my hair but rather flattens it down. Finally, the color itself seems flat--my hair has no shine in the sprayed area. (But I only use it in a small section along the top of my head where my part is and roots show.)
My stylist used this on my fine, slightly wavy hair after coloring it. There was no shine and when it rained the next day, my hair reverted from straight to a full head of waves complete with frizzies. Would not use again.
Powder -Milani - MILANI LOOSE MINERALS- TALC FREE ] [DISCONTINUED]
Jessie39 7/31/2007 3:30:00 PM
I began using this 3 weeks ago, picking it up at CVS because it was advertised as "talc free" and had few ingredients--my dry, sensitive, rosacea-prone face reacts to many ingredients and the ingredients list stated that it didn't contain fragrances, preservatives, etc. (I had tried Physician's Formula but it had more ingredients and caused my rosacea to flame.) So far, it has worked wonderfully--hasn't irritated my skin, pores don't show, and the powder blends well. Although my natural skin tone is pink, I picked creamy natural which seems to have a more yellow tone--it offsets the redness of rosacea and looks very natural. Someone with oily skin might not be as happy with the lack of talc but for those with dry, sensitive skin, I highly recommend it. Regarding other reviews: Granted, the brush is not the softest, but for the price it isn't bad. (I usually use a separate brush anyway.) Due to rosacea, I shake the powder into a plastic washable container each time I use it to avoid the spread of bacteria and therefore can't comment on whether the holes are wide enough.
Moisturizers -Kiehls - Centella Recovery Skin Salve
Jessie39 7/11/2007 10:57:00 AM
This was recommended to me by a salesperson at Nordstrom for rosacea. I used it for 4 days and saw no significant difference. On the good side--it didn't break me out which most facial treatments do.
I have dry, sensitive, rosacea prone skin and this produces pimples.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15
Jessie39 7/6/2007 2:05:00 PM
This "calming" product irritated my rosacea-prone skin. Why would they put an irritating ingredient like a chemical sunscreen in a product and then call it a "calming" product? Too bad they didn't use zinc oxide instead.
Skincare - Face -Keys - Solar RX SPF 30 Therapeutic Sunblock
Jessie39 7/6/2007 11:14:00 AM
This is wonderful sun screen. My skin is super-sensitive due to advanced rosacea (even tap water causes flaming) and this is soothing. Chemical sunscreens irritate my skin--this doesn't contain chemicals--"clear green vegan chemical free" is on the bottle. The bottle lists the ingredients and includes an EWG rating that shows 0.2 on a scale of 0 being safest and 5 being unsafe. Ingredients include zinc oxide, shea butter, avocado oil, carrot seed oil, vegetable glycerin, and other ingredients. The cream feels cool on my skin and seems to help at times when various triggers cause my face to flush. Zinc oxide is the primary ingredient and I do have a slightly white caste on my face when it's on--however makeup would cover it if I wore it. (Okay with me--paler skin makes me look younger.) The product website says the product goes on transparently so perhaps I'm putting on more than other users. Also, when it first goes on, it can sometimes have little "balls" of zinc oxide but these generally melt into the skin within a few minutes. When it first goes on, it feels creamy--I have dry skin so the creamy feeling is generally good--but someone with oily skin may not be happy--although the creamy/oily feeling goes away quickly--my skin doesn't feel greasy after a few minutes. The product website says it's meant to be used with moisturizer. I don't use this every day to let my skin breathe and avoid the possibility of eruptions caused by almost anything being on my skin too long--it's sort of a no-win situation with advanced rosacea. For now, it's definitely the best of anything I've tried.
I love this scent. On me, it's very light and slightly floral, a wonderful scent that makes me feel confident and sexy. It's the only scent I've worn that other women have consistently complimented and say they'd like to try (And men have complimented.) Chanel No. 5 has a similar smell but is a little stronger--better for night time.
Powder -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Loose Powder
Jessie39 6/22/2007 12:02:00 PM
This powder seemed to have less and simplier ingredients than the average powder so I tried it for my hyper-sensitive skin. After using it for a short time, I discovered that if my rosacea was in "flame" stage, the powder made it even more inflamed. (Regarding the brush per other reviewers--the brush seemed downright rough so I used my own brushes.) As far as milling, I compared the powder side by side with a more expensive powder and by comparison, the particles were larger with this powder--but then again, this is an inexpensive powder.
The first time I tried this, it was wonderful for calming my skin. The very next day, the redness (rosacea) had greatly diminished--I was in heaven. My face is very sensitive and there was no stinging, I liked the smell of the product, etc. I continued to use it and it continued to control the redness. Unfortunately, on day 3 pimples appeared. Hoping the pimples were triggered by something else, I stopped using it and when I resumed use, the pimples came back. Goodby Ultra-Calming Moisturizer cream--you were wonderful while it lasted!
I loved this for the first few days--until my face broke out. Hoping it wasn't the lotion, I waited until the breakout cleared and tried again--breakout again! My skin is very sensitive and another reviewer noted a chemical in this that may be the trigger.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
Jessie39 6/21/2007 11:39:00 AM
I have very sensitive skin/rosacea that reacts to everything. Jojoba oil is the only moisturizer I've tried that doesn't trigger a breakout. Unlike some of the other reviewers, however, I can't use it as a makeup remover--It manages to get into my eyes and creates a film.
I have sensitive skin due to rosacea and my dermatologist recommended this cleanser. It dried my face badly--entire face felt very tight afterward. Back to jojoba soap!