Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Rhyc 4/27/2011 12:10:00 AM
Absolutely in love with this product. Great for oil control (Which I suffer from year-round). I decided to add some of this to my homemade green tea/lemon juice toner and it gave it a kick into the stratosphere! I can't help but wonder how much money this stuff helps me save.
I really liked this lip balm (got the honey one) but I've begun noticing that when this makes contact with my skin instead of my lips it ends up giving me little bumps. Not attractive to have at the corners of your mouth!
I love how grainy and creamy this exfoliator is. I have super oily skin so I use this every other day and it's wonderful for controlling my breakouts. I use it in the shower as the apricot grains can be messy and they suck to get into your eyes but I still buy this over and over again. Gonna try their green tea one soon!!
Moisturizers -Merlot - Moonlight Radiance Natural Grape Seed Night Cream
Rhyc 4/21/2011 9:26:00 AM
An excellent night cream for those of us with oily skin who avoid adding more oil to it. It's very light and absorbs quickly. At first I'd use more than I'd have to because I was used to thick night creams but a little goes a long way. This works so much better for my skin type and the slightly grapey aroma is tolerable. I hate tubs though :/
I LOVE this product. It's like applying honey directly to your face but the way it peels off is fabulous. I couldn't find it anywhere and I didn't wanna order it online. Thankfully I checked the QH website and saw they had this near me at The Family Dollar, $2.20 for a tube on sale. I bought 3 ;D
This product is too runny for a tube, I'd prefer it in a pump. It's a light body lotion with mica in it to make your skin sparkle. I love it; not sure how it will hold up in the winter but its been perfect so far for the fall and spring. The ingredients are amazing but I am dissapointed it has coconut oil in it as it's quite comedogenic. However, Burt's bees does use it often in their body lotions. I would rebuy if they run out of the throughly therapeutic honey & orange wax body lotion again.
I didn't see any results using this twice a week for four months so I started using it everyday before I head to bed and wow, I love it. I have super oily skin so drying it out wasn't something I was worried about. I've noticed the pores on my nose have gotten smaller and I don't wake up with any excess oil on my face. At 2.50 at my local Walmart I can't get enough of this stuff.
Picked this up yesterday and I'm in love with it! The packaging fits in your pocket way better than their lip balms. Very moisturizing and keeps my hands from flaking. I bought the cucumber one and the scent is divine. It goes on like liquid silk.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Sweet Mint
Rhyc 4/20/2011 10:05:00 AM
The packaging of the eos balms are super cute looking and super annoying. I can't carry this in my pocket without it looking like I have a lump of coal in there. The product itself is the reason I love this to death. It gives your lips a cool sensation (as expected) and it moisturizes very well. I don't know where some of these people are buying theirs from but this is only $3.49 at Walgreens.
Lotions/ Creams -Queen Helene - Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion
Rhyc 4/12/2011 8:32:00 PM
When I was first getting into moisturizers and skin care I gave this a try and I liked and hated it at the same time. It moisturizes well enough but it takes forever to absorb into my skin. Now that I've used beauty products for several years I avoid mineral oil so I won't be going back to this anytime soon. Also, I'd avoid putting this on my face as cocoa butter is highley comedogenic.
Cleansers -Garnier - Skin Renew The Brusher Gel Cleanser
Rhyc 4/12/2011 8:19:00 PM
I thought the built in brush was a nice concept but this product turned out to be a huge letdown. Unlike some I didn't have any troubles with the bottle but the product itself was awful for my skin. I'm not sure if it was the heavy fragance (Something I find to be consistent in Garnier products) or some other ingrediant but this gives me huge breakouts everytime I use it.
Shampoo -Garnier - Garnier Fructis Shampoo/ Conditioner for Normal Hair
Rhyc 4/12/2011 8:08:00 PM
This did nothing for me other than make my hair fall out.
Love the product hate the packaging.
Scrubs -Burt's Bees - Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub
Rhyc 4/12/2011 1:26:00 AM
Originally I got a sample size of this with a Burt's bees shampoo I bought and I immediatley fell in love with it. I use it to exfoliate every night after I cleanse and before applying my night cream. Throughout the day I use products that strip oils off my face so by the time I go to bed it's somewhat dry. I find the moisturizing properties in this product to be exactly what I needed. I accidently tasted a bit of this and it's delicious. I remember my dermatologist once told me you shouldn't be putting things on your skin that you can't eat. So I'm glad at least one of my products is natural.
I wouldn't recommend this for dry skin but this is grade A stuff when it comes to oily skin like mine. Best drugstore moisturizer I've tried yet. I love how fast it absorbs. I'm very against products that add oil to my face because they can cause me to breakout. The price may be a bit high for drugstore brands but this is really on par with department store stuff. Overall great product and I'll definetly be repurchasing it.