i found this product at five below and bought it just cause it was cheap....i had no real need for it. i didn't use it for the longest time but i was so surprised when i did, it makes my hair so soft and unproducty looking.... plus it gives it a natural shine without any stickiness as well as making it very full looking without any need for a seperate volumnizer.... i LOVE it. will definately repurchase!
Cleansers -Burt's Bees - Deep Cleansing Cream with Soap Bark and Chamomile
MisseKast 12/10/2007 11:14:00 AM
ugh! i liked this for about two weeks till it made my super sensitive skin break out in crops of pimples! :( most likely due to the menthol which is what causes the "sting" afterwards. sensitive skin gals beware!
I figured I'd love this product as I also use the daily lavendar cream and the lavendar face wash but this product was defnitly not one of my favorites in the line and i'm sorry i wasted my money. first of all it stung every time i put it on, second it made my face super oily no matter how much or little i put on, second the smell although not the usual sunscreen smell was way to strong and irriated my eyes. The daily lotion with no sunscreen doesn't sting or smell that strong at all so not sure how they forumalted this one. Would be decent as a body sunscreen but definitely would NOT use on my face.
Primer/ Corrector -Clarins - Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
MisseKast 8/3/2006 2:00:00 PM
Thought I loved this product but after two months of using it and consistently breaking out, it dawned on me that it was this primer. Once I stopped, my face has been consistently clear. For those who's skin it doesn't break out, it's a great product, it gives skin a "soft-focus" and put together look, you almost don't even need any other skin makeup. Great product but didn't agree with my skin....
Masks -Aubrey Organics - Vegecol with Organic Aloe & Oatmeal Soothing Mask
MisseKast 3/1/2006 3:44:00 PM
Truly sensitive skinned gals beware!!! I don't see how any exfoliating mask can be labeled for sensitive skin. Every scrub with the exception of baking soda and ccb paris's oxygenating gentle face scrub breaks me out in a rash of pimples..this was no different. It's defnitly not fun to use and it smells strongly of the oatmeal that is in it and even though the wax spheres that are in it are gentle, it just doesn't work for me and my super sensitive skin type. I highly-recommend the Blue Green Alage mask! My skin is always glowing after using this and pores are greatly reduced.
Pressed Powders -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Mineral Face Powder
MisseKast 1/19/2006 10:24:00 AM
This was my first Physicians Formula Product and I'm very pleased with it. My skin is super super sensitive and freaks out at usually product that is not all natural. This powder is very light but I gives your face a soft matte look but I advise you not to put it on with a puff, it will definitely look cakey no matter what, use a fluffy powder brush, the one it comes with is useless to use all over your face. Didn't make me break out at all and has great staying powder, plus my skin has been noticebly less oiler each day since using it. Little pricey for drugstore brand but defnitly worth it for sensitive skin types.
I was really surprised this product worked, I didn't expect that much from it although I'm not sure why considering I LOVE their Blue Green Algae Mask, I just didn't know what ingredients in this would help my super sensitive acne prone skin, but it does work great for me and definitly helps to control oil overnight. It smells kinda funky but alot of natural products do but it feels nice and cool going on your skin and it sinks right in making your skin really smoothe and matte. I use it every other day and love it, will continue to purchase.
Love Love Love This!!! Normally I stray away from any shimmery illuminating type of product on my combo/oily senstive skin but this doesn't make me look greasy at all and gives it a soft glow. And unless my skin is super super senstive it usually never irritates or stings. Doesn't break me out and really evened out my skin tone thanks to the mandarin extract. Can't say enough good things about this product however it is a little pricey for the amount you get.
WOW!!! This has got to be favorite mask of all time, I'm amazed at how much better my skin looks after using this. It seriously glows and on my cranky super sensitive skin that doesn't happen alot. The mask has kaolin clay in it but doesn't harden, leaves your skin super soft and clean. Decent price @ 10.00. Only thing is if you don't use it regularly make sure you shake the container becuase the contents do sepearate and become liquidy.
Loose Powders -Clinique - Gentle Light powder [DISCONTINUED]
MisseKast 10/25/2005 2:51:00 PM
I wanted to like this product but just don't.... I guess I'm not used to all over shimmer products since I have combination skin I usually stay away from them but based on the reviews here I decided to try. I only used a tiny but and then went in the bathroom to dry my hair and my face looked "oily" already even though I knew it wasn't.... I think on oilier skins it might work well as a highlighter on cheeks, eyes, collarbone... but defnitly not right for my skin type plus you have to be supercareful about how much you use or you'll end up looking retarted.
This was one of those products I probably wouldn't have tried had it not been for this site but hey you win some you lose some, I've also found some great ones I probably wouldn't have tried as well. Unfortunately, this toner makes me breakout with a crop of pimples like others have experienced, i have extremely senstive skin that is better left alone but i sometimes get greedy in my quest for "perfect" skin. I just cant use this stuff though, it literally destroys my skin, and bumps pop up out of nowhere.... oh well...buyer beware, even though this appears to work for most its a horrible product on some skins.
Treatments -Clinique - Pore Minimizer Thermal-Active Skin Refiner
MisseKast 10/11/2005 4:20:00 PM
If nothing else, I would buy this just for how good it felt on my face. It heats up instantly but never too hot and after a long day it's a very relaxing treat! I really don't see it doing anything too wonderful for my pores but it's very gentle and doesn't cuase any irriation or breakouts which is a god send on my cranky skin. If the price doesn't bother you I'd suggest giving it a try or go on ebay and buy the gwp sizes.
Cleansers -Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser
MisseKast 9/27/2005 2:44:00 PM
Finally!!! A product that will not irritate my skin no matter what season, time, etc....that I use it. Used Purpose Face wash for many years and although that is very gentle too it irritated my super sensitive face in the morning. Not so with this cleanser! The pump is what makes it foam not the ingredients so its not drying like all other foaming cleansers. Feels super soft on your skin, is very hygenic thanks to the pump dispenses a good amount and is good for all types of skin except maybe the super strong oily skinned kind that doesn't breakout. However most of us with oily skin do breakout and treat our skin harshly trying to get rid of it, this cleanser is the perfect addition to your anti-acne regimine or just for those with dry and/or sensitive skin. Love the day moisturizer too with spf!!
Haven't used this in years but I probably went through at least 500 tubes in my day and unfortunately going out to get one this afternoon too thanks to Estee Lauder Idealist which broke me out horribly after using it regularly at night. Back to Persagel though... :) This stuff works amazing, it helps with oily skin and reduces your zits very quickly, just be careful at first not to slather your face with it cuase it will dry it out especially if your not a teenager. This stuff is great for spot treatments or as a thin layer all over your face. I wouldn't use it in the morning though unless you put sunscreen over it, cause you'll end up with redmarks that stay alot longer.
Seems like I am in the minority here, but I didn't like this toner. The smell was alright but didn't particularly care for it, very fruity. Although it felt decent on my skin it stripped it a little too much and left me flakey and dry by morning and I have oily skin and moisturized.