This is great for cleansing already cleaned skin..... First off, I have dry and rosacea skin. I do like this product but it doesn't clean off "the day" and makeup residue well enough to use at night. I think is great in the morning when you need a quick rinse off after sleeping. In the morning my skin has already been cleared of makeup and etc. and since my skin is very dry using my night time cleanser would be too much on my senstive skin. This works nicely for that. It doesn't dry me out and leaves my skin soft.
Foundations -Vapour Organic Beauty - Atmosphere Luminous Foundation
MICKADEEDONG 12/11/2012 7:51:00 PM
Another all natural product that does not live up to the hype. Let me say first, I have dry rosacea skin. I bought the color 100. I am NC20 or Bobbi Brown "warm sand" (sometimes sand). So this was too light for me. It was a nice neutral shade that would work well with someone with fair skin. This was somewhat easy to apply and blend. But I did have to tug at my skin to do it. Which is a minus.The coverage is sheer to medium. Barely covered up rosacea (maybe because it was wrong shade..) It does create a glowy finish but the formula didn't work well with dry skin. After having this on my face for a hour my skin started to feel parched. This maybe due to the silica in it. God forbid you get a little hot wearing this too. I couldn't imagine wearing this in the summer. The slightest sweat makes this melt off your face. It has little to no staying power even when I set with Alima mineral foundation. I didn't like the color or the wear of this product. And it did not moisturize my face like I had hoped. I did not like this product, but I don't think it is awful. If you have normal skin and need little coverage, it could work. I would not recommend this for rosacea skinned people. I do not think the way it is packaged and appiled is hygenic. Which bacteria makes rosacea worse. Last note, My stick that i recieved smelled like a crayon with a very faint fruity smell. It made me wonder if the oils in it had gone bad.
Treatments -Acure Organics - 100% USDA Moroccan Argan Oil
MICKADEEDONG 12/11/2012 7:37:00 PM
I think the quality of Acure's oil is low. Mostly due to the clear glass jar and dropper. The dropper lets air into the jar everytime you use it. And clear glass lets light get in. Let me first say that I have dry rosacea skin. I have used this for 2 months now expecting something magical mainly due to the OVER hype of argan oil. And honestly my skin is no better. The first 2 weeks I did have some breakouts, maybe due to the fatty acids in it. But over the course of two months I found this to not moisturize my skin whatsoever. I appiled in morning and at night. It would not absorb into my dry skin and left my face tight at the same time. It does not calm rosacea, neither did it to anything for my overall complexion. I have no need to repurchase, it felt like rubbing olive oil on my face but more expensive. Seriously I can't wait til the argan oil craze has died down. It just oil!
Cleansers -Acure Organics - Facial Cleansing Creme Olive + Mint
MICKADEEDONG 12/11/2012 7:28:00 PM
Let me start out saying that I have dry rosacea affected skin. And this cleanser made it worse. It says that it is formulated for dry and sensitive skin. It looks thick and creamy. To my surprise is foamed up really well, but I believe it's foaming ability dried out my skin like no other! I have never used a cream cleanser that made my face this tight and flaky. After a 2 week trial I switched to another face wash and the rough dry flakyness went away. Such ashame since it's all natural. I found it very misleading to advertise this for senstive skin and to also state on the package that the cleanser will not destroy skins natural acid mantle. Well it did. I also did not care for the smell. It was very spearmint with a hint of lemongrass (reminded me of an all natural toothpaste being rubbed on my face), not a good combo IMO. Luckily I kept the reciept and returned to Whole Foods.