I've never used this product just with my bare hands; I use the Sephora facial brush in conjunction (which I recommend). It's non-irritating and hydrating. My skin feels clean and refreshed after every use. The one setback is that if you didn't have a tool such as a facial brush, it would be difficult to remove your makeup. Nevertheless, I highly recommend this cleanser.
Treatments (Eye) -Garnier - Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller
Joanne1029 6/1/2013 2:21:00 AM
I initially bought this because my under circles were my one issue, and I believed rather than mask it with makeup, I should correct the problem. This did nothing. It feels refreshing, but not for long. I've had this for about 1 1/2 years, and I'm not halfway yet. I will not repurchase.
I'm an avid believer in sunscreen, so I use this as both my daily moisturizer/sunscreen. I discovered this product from beautypedia.com, from which it earned the highest ratings and at an affordable price. From using this, I've noticed that my face never feels burnt. My primary issue is that I'd prefer a more emollient formula, but I will repurchase.
I have this in the shade Radiant, and it's the first one I've owned of the like. So I have nothing to compare it to. I primarily use it under my eyes, but I occasionally use it under my brow bone or on the bridge of my nose. My concern with this product is its packaging; I can never twist it enough times for me to accurately tell how much I will use. Overall, this product isn't spectacular, but it is decent.
I did not purchase this myself; my sister no longer enjoyed using it, so handed it down to me. It's packaged in a jar container, so it's difficult to get the product out, using either my middle or ring finger. It's quite salmony, and works well for my under eye circles: my insecurity. I, however, will not purchase this product because of its price and my faith in drugstore products.
The past couple of deoderants of mine have been natural (aluminum-free), and they weren't doing the job, so my sister recommended Secret. I used to use Dove in the green cucumber even before the natural ones, and that didn't work well either. This has great coverage and smells wonderful. I highly recommend it.
Lip Treatments -Jack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm spf 25
Joanne1029 2/11/2013 1:59:00 AM
Was in an attempt to find a holy grail lip balm, and this did not meet my standards. I purchased the lemon and chamomile version, and it smelled of bubblegum. Wasn't moisturizing, too expensive for the amount. Not worth it.
I have dry, dull hair that's quite long. I usually don't tend to my hair's needs, so I thought to look for a deep conditioner. I've heard rave reviews, and because of its low price, I thought why not? I initially thought this was great, as I do with all new products. It made it soft and smooth, but for some reason, it no longer does that. Maybe I'm not leaving it long enough. But nonetheless, I won't repurchase. The smell is unpleasant: artificial coconut.
This is my first time trying a dry shampoo. My first impression was that its scent was very artificial. Kind of reminded me of lemons, but that's probably because of the yellow accent. It left a white powdery residue on my head, which of course, is unappealing. I wouldn't not recommend this, AT ALL.
Cleansers -Boots - Expert Sensitive Gentle Cleansing Lotion
Joanne1029 1/29/2013 1:20:00 AM
Ever since I encountered beautypedia.com I've relied on it for new skincare products. I've been avoiding purchasing the Cerave Hydrating Cleanser for some reason. I've never tried a product from Boots, and I thought, "sure, why not?". Well this product does not work well. It doesn't clean well on its own. And it feels drying, which I thought would be the exact opposite for me. I imagined it to be much like the Pond's Cold Cream, but nope. Although if you apply it to your face with a cotton ball it works much better, but when I do I use three-four, which is such a waste. I would not repurchase. Oh, and I have dry skin.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
Joanne1029 1/29/2013 1:03:00 AM
My main issue is my under eye circles. This works incredibly well for me. I bought the shade Medium, and I'm about a Mac C5 in Face and Body. It's full coverage, but not thick. Highly recommend. The only problem is the packaging; it cracks easily.
Cleansers -Alba Botanica - Natural Acnedote Deep Pore Wash
Joanne1029 1/29/2013 12:56:00 AM
I have dry non-acne prone skin. I bought this cleanser for its exfoliating properties (Salicylic acid). It's drying. It's quite liquidy, so it results in wasted product. It's only lasted me 2-3 months, which is rarely the case for me. I would not repurchase.
The way this revitalizes my skin is amazing. I love how it has such a high concentration of salicylic acid of 2%. Though I don't have acne-prone skin, it helps maintain its smooth texture. Lately I've been using beautypedia.com to assure my products' efficiency, and this particular cleanser is said to be good, the menthol and eucalyptus acts as irritants. Irritants break down the collagen, and at the mere age of 17, that's something I'd like to prevent. I just purchased the Alba Botanic Acnedote Deep Pore Wash as the replacement, and I will use it first thing in the morning.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
Joanne1029 11/12/2012 1:47:00 AM
I got this as a present for my birthday. It came in a duo pack including the rose version. Pros: - Impressive packaging-- sturdy metal casing - Lemon scented-- love! Cons: - Not moisturizing enough - Too expensive!
Pros: - Fairly natural (no aluminum) Cons: - Works okay for being a natural product - Smells like bug repellant *Will repurchase in lavender most likely *** 11/11/12 It doesn't last throughout the day. I may the solid version in lavender though.