CeraVe Cream softens my dry legs like nothing else! Layered with Coconut Oil is amazing at night as a treatment. Not greasy, very light. I can even use on my face! A bit pricey and wish it were not in a tub. It isn't very thick so I can't understand why it isn't dispensed in a pump, but I still find it very much worth the inconvenient packaging. Excellent results for me.
This product has worked beautifully on my combo/dry/clog prone skin. Nice oil alternative, less drying. It rinses clean, but leaves skin soft and conditioned. I usually rinse it in the shower no follow up necessary. It takes off all traces of make up. I love the price and that I can purchase at Whole Foods nearby. Pump dispenser makes it easy to use. Great find for me.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Salux Nylon Japanese Bath Towel
LinDo5 7/9/2011 5:24:00 PM
Great exfoliating cloth for cheap money. Ive never found better, and won't be without these again. You won't be disappointed, and if you have KP on your arms, this is the ticket. My DIL had it, and loves what this cloth has done for her. Great find! Five lip pies from me.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Glycolix Elite Facial Cream-Fortified
LinDo5 3/21/2011 8:11:00 AM
Moisturizers are not easy to find for me, i need good moisture, non greasy, and lasting power. I have tried and discarded too many to count. This is a vitamin rich moisture that I love. Has not clogged me, which is huge for me. Wish it weren't packaged in a jar, always prefer a pump bottle. Certainly will repurchase.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Cure - Natural Aqua Gel
LinDo5 3/5/2011 10:48:00 AM
I thought I had the best with the Premiere Swisa Peel, but this one is far superior. This mild non abrasive exfoliant cures flakes and dead skin in seconds. I have very thick skin, don't really know how to describe it, but I need to exfoliate. Cure works without irritation. You gently massage onto dry skin and see your flakes ball up and get removed. You are left with fresh and glowing skin. Zero grains In it. I just can't tell you how many mornings this has saved me from over scrubbing off flakes and causing redness. No redness with this product. It is seriously one of the best skincare items I've used. HG status for me. No side effects. Only problem is the price hovers around $40, but it lasts forever, you use very little at a time. I recommend without hesitation for all skin types and especially for people who need to exfoliate flakes!
Vaseline is a HG product. Nothing short of miraculous. It has a multitude of uses. Works wonders for dry lips. Use it nightly for keeping lips soft and moist. A touch shiny for daytime too. Recently my DH had minor surgery on his face, and guess what the surgeon told him to use for wound healing>? Yes, and plain old vaseline healed his incision to practically invisible. I was shocked. This is a household staple. Don't be without it. One of the best simple products out there.
I'm a devoted user of DHC deep cleansing oil, but I thought I'd give this one a try. I like it just as much. I think it may be a bit milder, but removes makeup and even the mascara, leaves no trace behind after good rinsing with warm water, and I LOVE the very light lavender scent. I'm a big fan of oil cleansers and I really like that you can use this one wet as well for shower. Pretty pink pump bottle. User friendly. Another good DHC product!
Lip Treatments -Palmers - Cocoa Butter Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Lip Butter
LinDo5 4/16/2010 5:52:00 PM
I love this lip balm. Comes in a squeeze tube, which I like, and feels and smells heavenly. Silky smooth, alot like vaseline, but the scent is great. What beats tasting chocolate on your lips, and the mint feels clean and freshening. Nice slip to it. Good hydrating. Very affordable. Shiny enough to go over lipstick. I really like it. Worth the modest price!
It's close to Lincoln Park AFter Dark, but with a tad more purple to it, making it look just enough NOT like black. I love this polish. If you like dark, but want a hint of a purple/burgandy, you'll love this one. Impossible to do yourself, I always get it done by a manicurist. It can be hard to cover the whole nail without some patches or streaks. When done right, it's gorgeous.
Moisturizers -Cerave - Facial Moisturizing Lotion - PM
LinDo5 2/11/2010 6:28:00 AM
Not experiencing any breakouts or clogging whatsoever, but I do use bha's regularly, just to put that out there. This moisturizer is wonderful. I purchased because I'm looking to add niacinamide to my routine. Amazingly, this little drugstore find has it! First application I got the blush effect, which is very common with the niacinamide. My skin got used to it very quickly, tho. No blushing now, after a few weeks. This is a very light weight cream/lotion. Feels very silky on application. Not greasy, sinks in quickly. I use it under my sunscreen in the morning, as well as over my treatments at night. Amazing hydration. Despite the light feel, it is extremely moisturizing/hydrating. For my combo skin, it's been great. Wish it had sunscreen in it! The price is so affordable, great pump dispenser for that price, too! I'm sure I'll repurchase.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - CSI Vitamin C + antiaging
LinDo5 1/18/2010 3:20:00 PM
This Vitamin C serum is everything any of the others I've used is, and less money! It is a clean formulation, a velvety serum, sinks into the skin in no time, and does not irritate my face at all. I've found so many that are totally overpriced, and don't do anything this one doesn't do. My sunspots have faded considerably, and I plan to continue this maintenance routine. The packaging is the same amber bottle with squeeze tube that many of the other C serums come in. Nothing fancy. I'd prefer the pump top, but that I'm sure would add to the cost.
I've been hooked on the Nutritioniste 28spf moisturizer, so I thought I'd also give this eye cream a try. I love the very rich, smooth cream. Dab on around eye area and it sinks into skin easily leaving a rich moisture behind. I feel my under eye area is looking less creepy and less dry. I'm not finding it clogging at all, and the spf is just what I wanted for around the eye area. My other eye creams did not have that, and I definitely want sun protection from this. Great little pump bottle, easy to handle and transport. Great price, available in drugstores.
I love this mild cleansing soap. I know soaps get a bad rap, but this is very mild with rich foaming action that is silky on the skin. I can't believe how easily in rinses, easier than any other cleanser I've used. It leaves my skin soft and clean. It isn't cheap, as the soft glycerine can melt if not stored properly, so it doesn't last like a pump bottle would, but I store it in a dry place and have no problems with it. The packaging is just average, not frills. I love the collection of goodies that make this soap feel heavenly to the touch.
I find this product completely and utterly over rated! I can't believe how many people rave about it. It doesn't do a thing for my skin except make it feel dryer when I use it. I don't find it works on clearing clogs, and I don't find my skin texture refined by it at all. I'm sorry to be "debbie downer" but I am not one bit impressed here.
Glysomed Unscented handcream is absolutely, without a doubt, the best handcream I've ever used! I recommend it to everyone, and so many people return to me thanking me for telling them about it. If you get winter dry skin, this will heal and protect like no other. I slather it on at night. No more cracked cuticles around my thumbs anymore! Those are a nightmare. You need to use only a little. The warmth of your hands melts and softens the cream. It is so smoothing and healing. I can't say enough about this product! The best, IMO~ I prefer the unscented, but that's my choice. No fancy packaging, plain squeeze tube that works.