I love the fragrance but there is no need to spend so much $$$ for it. You can buy coco chanel fragrance oil which is sold at some online stores specializing in fragrance oils.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Cure - Natural Aqua Gel
Princesska 6/24/2012 7:56:00 AM
I find this gel very harsh. I would not recommend it to someone who uses Retin A and/or AHA. In fact, after using the gel my skin stays raw red for more than 12 hours.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum
Princesska 4/24/2012 11:47:00 PM
Very gentle formula. I have sensitivity issues and this product did not bother me. However, it is too week to cause any major skin improvement. I much prefer Vitamin C Serums that give me immediately bright complexion.
Moisturizers -Paula's Choice - RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator
Princesska 4/24/2012 11:36:00 PM
Although Paula claims that her products are free of major irritants, this Hydrator stung me after each use.
Primer/ Corrector -Cle de Peau - Base Lissante Tendre/Fraiche
Princesska 5/24/2011 9:40:00 PM
This is an absolutely useless overly expensive primer. If you apply a moisturizer with SPF or foundation with SPF then you absolutely do not need this product, especially if you have oily skin. It leaves a white cast which is hard to get rid of. It does not make the face brighter but whiter as if you painted yourself with white chalk.
One of the best creams I ever tried, and I have tried quite a number of them including Clarins, Ahava, Biotherm, Jurlique, etc. and this cream is the most expensive of them, but for me it is worth every penny. It provides a long-lasting moisture so there is no need to re-apply it every hour. I use it only once or twice a day.
Skincare - Face -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Concentrate
Princesska 4/4/2011 4:12:00 PM
This product has helped me a lot with my broken caps, it makes them less visible and keeps the redness under control. It is worth the money for me as I was not able to find a cheaper alternative. I give the rating 4 out of 5 just because of the price.
Cleansers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin)
Princesska 4/4/2011 3:39:00 PM
This cleanser is supposed to be gentle, but when it gets into my eyes, it stings a lot! I use Skin Biology cleanser now, which is like a baby shampoo, very mild and soft.
Skincare - Face -Revive - Moisturizing Renewal Cream
Princesska 3/25/2010 1:57:00 PM
If you are just looking for a moisturizer, then it's an ok product. Even though I don't see a reason to spend so much money on just a simple moisturizer. I does nothing but moisturizes.
Awful cheap mask! Hard to wash off and dries out my sensitive skin. Try DDF Sulfur mask instead.
Sunscreen -Peter Thomas Roth - Ultra Lite Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30
Princesska 8/19/2008 2:21:00 AM
Even though it's Oil-FREE, it defenitely does not feel like it! It makes my face so shiny as if instead of sunscreen I applied lots of Emu Oil on my face. I go back to my Cellex-C sunblock for acne-prone skin. Still nothing can beat it.
Treatments (Eye) -Guinot - Masque yeux instant eye mask
Princesska 8/19/2008 2:16:00 AM
This is the best mask for dark under- eye circles and puffiness. I use it as my esthetician advised over night, especially if I know that I'm gonna have eye bags (normally if I don't have much time to sleep, or ate some salty food or drank wine). Works wonders! May be, there is a better product out there, but so far I find this one is the best.
That's strange that this sunscreen gets so bad reviews :( I guess it proves how different we all are... From my point of view this is the best sunscreen that I ever used. And I've tried: Lancome, La Roche, Shiseido, Olay, Maria Galland...This one is the least greasy of all, goes so smooth under foundation as if it's not even there. And the most important for me - it does't make my face SHINE as if I have 5 layers of oil on my face ! By the way, it is just 28$ US!
Not the best choice for the summer, rather heavy and greasy. I switch back to Armani silk foundation for the evening and Maria Galland Hydra-tinted fluid for the day.
I gave 3 stars to this product just because it does make my face shine! I said I would buy it again since I have not found a better one with the same high SPF but less greasy :( I tried La Roche-Posay and Seiseido, but they all made my face look as if I applied lots of olive oil instead. The only one I loved is Cellex-C SPF 30+ (great under foundation!) but it's not enough for me in summer as I burn easily. So I'm looking for the same texture as Cellex-C but with higher SPF...