Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Anti-Acne Moisturizer
Kayli 9/24/2007 4:51:00 AM
I'm in love with this! I saw result the first day. I was using Murad's Moisturizing Treatment, which cost seven times as much, but this gives the same results for less! I'm using it as a treatment since my skin is sensitive. I also used the aspirin mask, but since learning about stoichiometry I've stopped. It tingles (which I love) and smells nice though I'm not sure if there's fragrance. Can't believe so little review :(
really love it, will buy again. great packaging, no raccoon eyes, only needed one coat for natural look. liked the good price too, used to use the popular maybelline green and pink mascara but this is way better.
i have super-oily acne-prone skin so i tend to need a good coverage--colorstay does exactly that. i went on a foundation hiatus to join the mineral makeup bandwagon but they're really inconvenient for touch-ups and applications in general...*sigh*...back to liquid foundation. i've been using the stay natural for a while now but i had to stop because of the yucky glitter and oil...but aftr comparing, i'm undecided. colorstay fared much better on the brown paper test though. i miss stay natural because the color buff matched my skin so match. and it made my skin glow so no need for blush. i've had so many compliments on it. i wish the color buff were the same on both but they're not. colorstay is kind of lighter than stay natural but within similar range. also, stay natural is easier to blend but the finish is a natural sheen (not so great for oily skin like myself) but i it gave my skin some dimension so my big round face didn't look so plain and gave off this glow so i didn't need blush at all. should i just forget the glitter and mineral oil? colorstay is harder to blend but i like the matte finish, it's good for my greasy-oily skin...but it makes my skin look flat and my round face have less contours. descisions, DESCISION! what to do? they're suppose to be differing coverage (colorstay is heavier) but both seem to have the same medium coverage--i need moreee!!! *ahem* anyways. i don't mind the packaging at all. and i actually like the fact that it's quick-drying. all i have to do is 1) spread on my acne areas and scarrings with my fingers 2) wait to dry then press lightly with fingers to even out...best of all--NO POWDER!!! and if you made mistake, don't worry...i read these reviews and they make clumping sound like death. "blending it really fast otherwise you cannot go back"...haha, just take a wet wipe people. i want a heavier coverage than this but since most drugstore formula tend to have more pink undertones, i'll have to go high-end for that. i know this is more expensive than most drugstore foundation but it's worth it. colorstay and stay natural is very good. it's very good for its price = would repurchase.
i bought this three times before i found something better but only because i was young and just started out with makeup and didn't know better. i didn't like the fact that it tingled and smelled but the color was good enough so, at the time i said what the hell. i hate the lack of coverage (for my oily acne-prone [read: acne-filled + scarred] skin) but since it is tinted moisturizer, it's up to you. i used to sell bloom at my salon (discounts!) so i tried a lot of their products. honestly, i don't really like bloom. most of their product cost is made up in the packaging. their products performance is okay but nothing worth its retail value. most of their product are very sheer, like this foundation. if anything, their strong points are in their eye shadow...good choice of colors and texture. i tried their concealer = boo! color cream = blah! lip glaze = ugh! mascara = yuck! overall, this product is good if you have relatively clear skin and/or need help with mild redness or skin dicoloration. pump the foundation into your hands and wait a while. as it thickens, it creates a better coverage while maintaining its sheerness. but ultimately i don't recommend this at all, considering its price and value (or there lackof).
i really like this, it was my HG for seven years now and still is, except nowadays i'm in search of something that will last me throughout the day (i'm thinking mineral makeup since it's all the rage these days but who knows, right?). my skin is super-oily acne-prone so no matter what i do my make-up will always melt by the end of the day. in comparison to maybelline's, covergirl, and nyx liquid liners, this liner definitely has more color...i like my black to be, well, really black! i hate how covergirl's liner is so diluted it's almost grey. i also love the tip applicator (versus the brush-like ones). it's best for someone like me with shakey hands. it makes the line nice and thick so i can get it over with quick in the morning. and if it's too thick, i can easily remove it with q-tip and water, it's very water-soluble. the only bad thing is it starts traveling downwards because of my oily skin and i end up redoing my makeup by midday. overall, i would recommend this to anyone with normal/dry/sensitive skin or any event that's doesn't last more than 6 hours or heavy sweating (as with most makeup).
i really liked this product but only because it was the closest drugstore makeup color i could find (asian -- buff). the weird thing about this product is it looks natural but you can tell i have makeup on, so it's really not natural looking...if that makes any sense. but then again, i've had ten years of acne and acne scarring so i tend to need more for coverage. if it wasn't for the color, i wouldn't have purchased it four times in a row. but overall, i wouldn't buy this again because i recently tested it with brown paper and it has TONS OF OIL and GLITTER! i posted this on the message board and they said it wasn't really oily but silicone. either way: yuck, can't believe i've been putting this on my face. no more!
this is my second concealer brush, the first is from estee lauder...and i must say, price doesn't always = quality. estee lauder cost me 2X this brush and it works horribly. because i've had acne for ten years, i tend cake that stuff on but this definitely helped me softly laying it (i read somewhere layering is the best technique to creating that natural look.) this brush has finely cut, thick nylon bristles that spread quite nicely...and for that price? wooohoo!
OMG! when i first tried this, i hated it. my skin got worse before it got better. and boy did it sting! and tingle! bad! but be persistent, give it at least a month. after a while, the initial breakouts will be gone and smoother softer skin surfaced. i have struggled with acne for ten frickin' years and nothing has come close to this! it works faster that anything i've ever tried. i've been on the acne.org regime, the murad regime, the acne cure, the dermalogica, etc. and this is definitely the best. everyone's been praising my skin. i have a really big zit below my lip and it got bigger from my constant picking (my bad!) but two nights with this stuff and its already healing. BP or SA would have taken weeks. this is so my HG! (could be gentler though nut good for it's price.) oh, but some warning though: because AHA removes the outer layer of your skin, its also taking away its protective layer. FDA reccommends a sunscreen 15 to 30 and protective clothing, otherwise AHA can cause more danage than good. also, because this is a fairly new drug (it's only been brought to the consumer market in 1993) there are no long term testing on the effects of AHAs.
this regime requires a mask of benezoyl perziode so if you're willing to sleep with that, try it. and i also would recommend this product for those who want to try proactive/murad/perricone, etc. because starting acne.org is a) cheaper and b) will help give you a sense of what you are doing or where to start. the regime has directions and you get a sense of what to expect constantly. i was a avid follower of dan's regime for six months and it really did help clear my skin. but, it wasn't totally clear and the regime was too troublesome and costly. nowadays i use presciption clindamycin and it's covered and light, water-like texture. plus, BP does nothing for leftover scarring and the constant redness i was experiencing. i don't recommend this regime overall because it takes forever to work and the results aren't all that great but going to acne.org and understanding what you're doing really helped me most...if you can achieve this without the regime--even better, ideal, IMO. would i buy this again? maybe but if i can prevent it, no.
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Kayli 2/17/2005 6:30:00 PM
EDIT: okay, i've tried this again and again but nothing. i still like the packaging but is it sanitary for cystic acne? i've tried to pat and blend, buff, moisturize, mixed, moisturize first, etc--nothing. i like that it's waterproof (soft of), wearproof, and matte but the effects are nothing extraordinary. but overall, i am so disappointed with this...it didn't cover up cystic acne and scars like it's suppose to. i always have to use concealer to make up for it. i really wanted this to work too, i was totally riding the mineral makeup bandwagon. the thing is, it takes too long to do this every morning. i have a regualr school schedule so it gets really messy really quicky. it always makes me look pasty and ashy if i want better coverage. it totally reminds me of a loose powder--matte finish and very light coverage--so that's what i use it for now. no, i would not buy this again, especially for THAT sorry size with THAT pricing.