I have only been using this product for a few weeks. The winter weather in NY + traveling has been drying out my skin so I started using this on my cheeks at night. So far I really love it! It makes my skin feel well hydrated and glowy! Definitely helped reduce dryness for me. Will update after I have been using it for longer!
Self Tanners -Decleor - Aroma Sun SPF10 Hydrating Tinted Self-Tanning Gel-Cream
LAborn 2/20/2008 3:12:00 PM
This self-tanning cream for the face is really fantastic. The color is great (no orange) and it goes on dark enough to see a difference after one application but not so dark that it looks streaky and weird if you don't evening apply it. I usually wear it two days in a row and everyone comments on how great my skin looks! Highly recommend!
I generally love revive products but this one is not worth the money IMO. It is a good clay mask but one can be similar ones for MUCH less than $145 price of masque de glaise. I like Fresh's Umbrian Clay Face Treatment and dr. brandt's porelwss-both are less than half the price of this one.
Masks -Natura Bisse - Glicoline glico peeling plus 50%
LAborn 7/21/2007 6:06:00 PM
This is a fantastic product. I use it 2X a week and it really exfoliates the skin and makes it look bright, clear and radiant! What really makes this a stand out product is that it is not nearly as irritating as other gycolic products on the market-my skin looks a bit flushed but not red after leaving this mask on my face for 10 mins. I VERY welcome addition to my anti-aging arsenal!!
Treatments -Dr. Hauschka - Neem Oil Nail Care Stick
LAborn 7/9/2007 9:01:00 AM
Conceptually I like the way the pen only dispenses a little bit of oil. I use it every day and it keeps my cuticles healthy without making my hands greasy. However I think the application system could be improved: It definitely took a while for the tip to soften up enough and dispense the right amount of oil. May repurchase but definitely not a HG product.
I was given a box of these masks as a promotional gift. I've used 3 of them so far and I'm not a huge fan (especially given the ridiculous price that they want people to pay for this!). The mask feels nice and soothing on but I don't really see any difference in my skin after use. My skin is on the dry side but I keep it pretty well hydrated so maybe I just don't have the skin type that benefits from this product. I don't mind paying a lot for skincare but this seems gimicky to me.
Blush -Bobbi Brown - Tawny Shimmerbrick and Lip Kit
LAborn 3/19/2007 10:15:00 PM
This is by far my favorite makeup palette. I love the glow of the shimmerbrick and ALL of the lip shades are extremely wearable. I'm going to stock up on this one!
I hardly wear mascara because it always smuges on me (I found Shu the best but even that could cause problems). This is now my HG mascara. It had incredible staying power! You have to apply it carefully (I find that it can make lashes clump together) but once it's on it stays on untl you splash your face and rub. It's a very cool product! I honestly don't know why it's not more popular.
I am in my mid-twenties and use this product 1-3 times per week. It is an excellent exfoliant and doesn't irritate my skin. I also like the emoliant base as my skin tends towards to dry side. For what it's worth both my former derm in LA (Karen Grossman) and now in NYC (Pat Wexler) independantly recommended this product to me.
Eye Shadow -Yves Saint Laurent - Frozen Eye Shadow- Bronze
LAborn 3/5/2007 6:51:00 PM
I should never have bought this product as I prefer natural looking makeup. However I do like to add some shimmer to my eyes, so I thought this might be fun. I agree with the reviewer below that this color has an orange-cast that I'm not crazy about. Mine did turn from a powder to a creme on application-but it's a very messy process and it was hard not to spill the powder when I removed the applicator from the tube. It did seem to have good staying power but it's not for me. I will not repurchase.
I'm generally not a fan of La Mer although I used to use the Creme de la Mer. I had a lot of samples from the line and I took a small bottle of the Cleansing Fluid on a trip with me recently. I actually really like this! It works well as a makeup remover especially on cold winter days in Northeast. It doesn't leave a residue on me although I'm not sure if I would use it during warmer weather.
Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - Topix Replenix Intensive Eye Lightening Serum
LAborn 1/13/2007 6:54:00 PM
My derm recommended this to me and so far I have been pretty pleased with it. It has not irritated my eyes at all and creates a temporary tightening effect. Overall the skin around my eyes feels extremely well hydrated. It has not "lightened" my undereye circles athough I think it has reduced puffyness though. Cheaper and more effective than a lot of high end eye serums that I have used.
Love this scrub. By far the best that I've ever tried! I use it in the evenings. It really cleanses without drying the skin. I have been using this for about 6 months and have seen a difference in my skin: definitely smoother and more radiant! Fairly expensive but the product lasts for a long time.
This is a review for Prevage MD (1 percent). I do not have sensitive skin and have never had a reaction to a skincare product. EXCEPT THIS ONE. I tried this product twice to make sure that it was really the culprit. When I first applied it on my skin felt fine but 24 hours later my skin was itchy and red. The second time I actually got a faint rash on my cheeks and down my neck. Reading the reviews here I see that this isn't an uncommon reaction. I'm very disappointed and hope that they can reformulate.
I like this much better than the original lipfusion. It has a thinner consistancy and is much easier to apply. I think it increases my lip size a bit and smoothes out their appearance. I was satisfied but I wasn't expecting miracles from a topical treatment.