Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme
PokeyPuppy 1/13/2013 1:23:00 AM
I feel like this is overpriced for the amount you get considering it isn't some sort of high end product. I do really enjoy the smell and the way it makes my skin feel. I tried to use this on my face, but I became concern it was bothering my sensitive skin and possibly clogging some pores because of the ingredients. I didn't personally break out though. The deciding factor that made me stop using this for my face was the way it makes my eyes water even if I don't put it too close to my eyes. This does make a very lovely body lotion. Feels great and smells great. I still would use something heavier for really dry areas, like feet. Some people hate the tub packaging for face use, but this is no longer an issue for me because it is a body lotion now, so I think the packing is quite cute.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Cream Cleanser
PokeyPuppy 1/13/2013 1:17:00 AM
I have sensitive dry skin, but lately I have been having severe acne problems after quitting birth control. This has not dried out or irritated my skin at all, although I am very careful to make sure I moisturize very well after using this product. I have noticed that it is causing my acne to heal faster, though I don't believe it is preventing acne from forming in the first place. I wouldn't expect a face wash to completely solve the acne issue because it is largely a hormonal problem. I'm not a huge fan of the smell and it is a little unusual feeling on the face because it doesn't foam up at all, but dry skin should not have foaming cleansers put on it anyway. Most other traditional acne washes have just irritated my skin more and caused more acne because of how harsh they normally are. Overall I love this cleanser for the price.
Primer/ Corrector -Almay - Smart Shade Perfect & Correct Primer
PokeyPuppy 1/13/2013 1:07:00 AM
Smells like urine!!!! That's a terrible scent for any where, but especially your face!! I haven't tried many primers, but I really didn't notice much difference after using this. My skin looks a little nicer (there's a nice glow), but I had to apply a lot of product before I even noticed any difference at all. It didn't do much of anything for redness, in fact, it probably caused more redness because it made my face sting a little. I'm scared to put this stuff on my eyelids. I imagine there are much better primers out there.
Lotions/ Creams -Bodycology - white gardenia body cream
PokeyPuppy 9/20/2012 5:00:00 AM
Love the smell. It lasts for hours and hours. It sinks in and is not greasy, but my skin definitely seems softer and moisturized. I have very dry and sensitive skin. This lotion doesn't irritate me, despite the heavy fragrance. If you don't like strong scents, then you should probably stay away from this one. I love it. The best part is the price. This is currently my favorite lotion (that's saying something because I am an avid lotion collector). The only criticism I have is that it would be nice if the tube was more clear so I could easily see how much I have left. But, the packaging is very pretty in general.