Moisturizers -Shea Terra Organics - Certified Organic Tamanu Face and Body Oil
NoeyD 3/22/2011 9:23:00 PM
Shea Terra's Tamanu Oil rocks!!!! Its thick and does have a certain scent but the results are amazing! Its thick yet absorbs IMMEDIATELY! It dries up not only any existing pimples you may have but ones that are are surfacing! It moisturizes like crazy as well yet does not clog pores, in fact it makes pores look smaller! It has also alleviated my eczema better than the rx steroidal creams my dr presribed to me! I will ALWAYS have this oil in my arsenal!!!
Pressed Powders -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Pressed Powder
NoeyD 11/21/2010 5:09:00 PM
Ok, I am face powder OBSESSED! The amount of powders I have is ludicrous! BE's MV has been my HG face powder for what seems like forever. I have every single kind of MV in existence, in their qvc super-sized version if available. I have tried a plethora of others but I ALWAYS stick to powders that aqe talc-free. JM's Argan Pressed Powder ROCKS! My skin has been dry and very flakey because of taz use and this powder doesn't make it worse! Doesn't give you that dry look or settle in lines or anything. Hides pores and gives you a VERY air brushed finish! Its a bit pricey but this could possibly make HG status for me and thats very very rare!
Other -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick
NoeyD 11/21/2010 4:59:00 PM
LOOOOOVE this product. Have only used it on my lips though, HOWEVER I must have the driest lips in the world and this products ROCKS!!!! My new HG lip product! Really loving this line and I can't wait to try more of her products!!!!
Sunscreen -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Protect SPF 40+ Natural Daily Sun Protection
NoeyD 11/21/2010 4:56:00 PM
I have been looking for an all physical spf that does not leave me with a white cast for a time which seems like forever! I have also been on the search for a new neck spf since QVC no longer carries the 4 oz Dr. D neck spf 30 that was my neck product HG. JM's spf 40 is the answer to both these issues! I tried using Elta Md's all physical spf 41 but it left me so white I looked like a geisha! (not the look I would want since I'm a guy!) I would have to use a tone of SB's Halo or PTR's foundation to cover. Plus my skin has been soooo much drier and flakier due to my Taz usage, the Elta MD just made things look even worse. JM's spf 40 rocks! For whatever reason I now have a tendency to break out on my kneck when I don't shave everyday. JM's spf 40 seems to heal the zits!!! It moisturizes my neck and face PERFECTLY and does NOT leave me shiny at all! I must say that Dr. D's spf30 will forever be my face spf HG since it I LOVE the way it makes my skin look, but JM's spf product will FOREVER be my neck spf product and my "sometimes" face spf product! I must say I have tried a few of the products in this line, e.g. argan oil stick, spf 40 and agran powder (AWESOME btw!) and I am LOVING all of them! This line is REALLY REALLY good!!!
Primer/ Corrector -Mally Beauty - Perfect Prep Poreless Primer
NoeyD 11/10/2010 10:18:00 PM
I LOVE this product! I must state though It has such a light/whipped/mousse-like consistency that isn't oily at all. It hides my pores and amplifies the power of which ever translucent powder I am using that day, e.g. one of the Mineral Veils or Mally's Finisher meaning that the powder has an almost foundation-like affect because of the primer. My skin looks FLAWLESS! I also use this as a touch up at the end of the work day if I'm going out, as it gives a fresh look to my complexion! I will always use this primer...Mally you rock sister!!!
Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth - Mega-Rich Anti-Aging Cellular Creme
NoeyD 6/21/2010 12:52:00 PM
Excellent face cream! This cream is VERY emollient and hydrating though it aborbs quickly and completely! I use this cream during the colder months and it jut makes my skin look FAB! My face is nowhere near as dry as my eye area, so I don't adore this product as much as the eye version of this but it is still a great product. Its extremely moisturizing but is packed with active ingredients as well. Though pricey, a little goes a very very long way so this product lasts and lasts. Worth the price IMO. Great product from the PTR line!!!
Treatments (Eye) -Peter Thomas Roth - Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Eye Creme
NoeyD 6/21/2010 12:48:00 PM
This could possibly be one of the very few HG products I have!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this eye cream! It is VERY rich, yet absorbs FAST and is completely and utterly matte, so its good for am use as well. I am not certain whether its due to my skin getting dried out from rx retinoid products like Retin-a/Atralin I use nightly, but I do have very fine lines under my eyes, which are the only lines that I have, This cream makes them COMPLETELY vanish! Not only is it phenomenally moisturizing, but it is packed with actives, such as antioxidants and peptides. This cream also firms the appearance around my eyes dramatically. I even use extra when I find myself looking a bit tired or I had a late night. The only negative I can think of is the price. $65 is rather pricey for an eye product, but I will continue to buy because I just adore the results. I have VERY few HG products and I have tried MANY eye creams in the past. This is my favorite eye cream so far and is is on its way to being on of my HG's!!!
Moisturizers -Perricone - Face Finishing Moisturizer
NoeyD 6/21/2010 12:38:00 PM
My least favorite Perricone product by far! I do not find this moisturizer overly hydrating, but then again, if one is oily this may be good for them. The reason I gave this a poor rating is the fact that i believe this had caused me to break out. Although I do get a few zits every now and then, I got a couple huge ones after using this. I can not state with certainty this was the cause as I was stressed during that time, but I have been afraid to try again. Although this is only a moisturizer, I did find this product rather unremarkable and average.
Ok, I have been using several Perricone products for a while now and have come to realize that this line is DEFINITELY the line that has given me the most dramatic results. This vitamin c product is truly remarkable! I can see a difference after using it only for just a few days. it makes my skin FAR more brighter, even toned and firmer. When I use this product in the pm, I apply it an hour or more after I apply my Retin-A/Atralin. I do however use this product in the am as well, usually if I know I will be outdoors in the sun for long periods. I know this is contrary to what the directions dictate, but I TRULY feel all vitamin c products should be used in the am. It is an antioxidant, as well as effectively prevents AND addresses sun damage and hyper-pigmentation. This being said, why would one want to apply a vitamin c product at night, when free radica and sun damage is at its lowest??? Anyway, this is by far my favorite Perricone pm product as well as one of my favorite products all around. The only negatives I could think of is the jar container as well the fact that Dr. P does not state the percentage of vitamin c esters, but both are negligible for the results that I get! LOVE THIS!!!
Treatments -Dr. Denese - Firming Facial Resurfacing Peel
NoeyD 5/25/2010 1:51:00 AM
This peel ROCKS! I must say I was hesitant to give this a try, since I normally get peels at the Fresh spa in uptown NYC and find at-home peels to be ineffective. Not in this case! The stinging sensation is definitely there, but the results are amazing! My skin feels like glass, my pores become invisible and you get glow glow glow glow!!! Its definitely a product I use before a special occasion, e.g. going out, party, etc. This product is worth every single cent!!!!!
Cleansers -Shu Uemura - Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O
NoeyD 3/30/2010 10:25:00 PM
This is my HG of HG evening cleansers! Now mind you I'm a guy, so the most make up I ever wear is a tinted moisturizer e.g. Dr Denese SPF 30 or Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer and a light dusting of one of the kinds of Mineral Veil. I used to have combo/oily skin with clogged pores and LOTS and LOTS of blackheads on my nose (attractive I know!) even though I take awesome care of my skin!!! I can honestly say that this cleanser has removed those blackheads and cleaned out my pores BETTER than any pore strip, mud mask or other product I have ever tried!!! Remeber, oil will emulsify oil, so blackheads do not stand a chance!!! this has never caused me to break out despite having mineral oil in it. This cleanser is pricey, but IMO worth every single cent!!! This is without question my HG evening cleanser. Serious Skin Care's Glycolic cleanser is my HG morning cleanser!
Treatments (Eye) -Dr. Denese - HydroShield Eye Serum
NoeyD 3/30/2010 10:13:00 PM
ok so I I have been using the face serum for a while and on a whim ordered the supersized duo of this and the face....WOW this seems to be more emollient than the face version! DEFINITELY makes a difference in the appearance of line around my eyes! When I am especially dry due to over use of Retin-A/Atralin/Tazorac, I use this as a face serum! LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff!!!
Skincare - Face -Dr. Denese - HydroShield Ultra Moisturizing Face Serum
NoeyD 3/26/2010 9:53:00 PM
OK, so I have been using Dr. Denese products for several years...her spf 30 day cream is my ultimate HG ever! Anyway, when I was in younger, I tried using this but felt it was just a bit too much for my combo skin. Now that I am older, and using TONS of Retina A/Atralin/Tazorac, my face is dry and loooooooves this stuff! Its a little different feeling, and is a bit pricey, but it is DEFINITELY one of those products everyone should have when they need extreme moisture!!!
Treatments -Perricone - N.V. Perricone Advanced Face Firming Activator
NoeyD 9/14/2009 1:45:00 PM
This is without question the product that I have used that has provided me with the most dramatic results. This serum tightens the face, makes pores NON-EXISTENT and gives the skin a glow that is COMPLETELY unrivaled by any other product. This product is indeed expensive, but lasts a long time and WORKS, so its is definitely worth it. I absolutely love this product for my combo skin and will never ever be without it!
Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - 25% shea butter ultra rich body cream
NoeyD 8/29/2009 2:26:00 PM
I really can't beleive that there are any negative reviews about this product! This is by FAR the best body cream known to man. I have the driest, and I mean the DRIEST skin out there. I get so dry that I itch so bad to the point of bleeding! This cream is the most moisturizing cream I have ever used! Doesn't bother my rediculously senstive skin at all, and the scent is very light and relaxing. I will never ever be without this product! Though pricey, it is worth every penny!