Fantastic for controlling breakouts and for extra hydration. Love this product.
Over the years I have tried everything for my skin - it's not bad but not good either, I have hormonal breakouts, sun and pigmentation damage (especially on my upper lip from pregnancy) and some very light acne scarring. I have tried everything - IPL, nlite, natural/organic skincare, supplements, clarisonic, regular facials...and all offering some improvement to a degree. I started this system 3 weeks ago to try and sort out the appearance of my skin (mainly pigmentation) before I get married in a few months. I started using it incredibly sparingly - missing a day if my skin was particularly dry, working up to using it all the time. I combine it with chantecaille vital essence for additional hydration (and because it's excellent for breakouts). The results I have had are phenomenal. I cannot believe the money I have wasted and wish I had found this a year ago. My skin is more even toned, smoother, fresher looking, clear and luminous. My pigmentation mark above my lip seemed to have drastically faded within days. It is worth every penny and at the moment it's the best £230 I have ever spent on my skin. I still use vital skin with it, plus an eye cream and Slendertone Face (which gives incredible results for tone/wrinkles!!!). I will update after continued use but at the moment I cannot believe the difference to my skin and my confidence. Just please sort out the naff/cheap looking packaging!!!!
Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
Samholls 10/23/2009 9:57:00 AM
Loved this so much for a Few weeks then for 6 weeks I had the worst acne I have ever experienced in my life. Space nk said my skin was 'purging' but to me it was not worth seeing it through - my skin was horrendous and the clarisonic seemed to just spread bacteria around my face. Stopped using it, got my money back and within a month I was back to having normal skin. Use this at your own peril!!!!
Supposed to be waterproof to tears, but I cried yesterday and the mascara literally slid off in lines onto my face and fingers. It's a great mascara if you don't cry, shower, or go out in the rain anywhere warm!!!
Powder -Bare Escentuals - BareMinerals foundation #2.3 Medium Beige
Samholls 9/16/2009 9:43:00 AM
I HATED this product, bought the starter set after the make up person did it for me, and it made my skin really dry and uncomfortable and just did nothing for the look of my skin whatsoever. I watched the DVD, was shown how to do it and I still thought it looked dreadful. The only thing I could do was mix the powder with a moisturiser to stop my skin being tight and I have never suffered dry skin before. Have gone back to Laura Mercier oil free foundation which is far better and gives excellent coverage.
Eye Makeup Remover -The Body Shop - Chamomile Eye Makeup Remover
Samholls 9/16/2009 9:39:00 AM
I've used this make up remover for 12 years - the only thing that has stayed in my cupboard for longer than about six months. It's like removing make up with water, except that it works. Has never stung my eyes and have found it to be the best out there!
I would never, ever spend £240 on a face cream - but was given this to try by someone who would! Been on holiday and have come back with some pigmentation marks above my lip and on my forehead - this started with pregnancy about five years ago. I've been using this product for nearly a week and have noticed that the marks are fading, my skin is smoother and looks healthier. However, if I were going to spend £240 on this, I'd fork out an extra £60 and have the treatment Dermalan or Cosmolan which I had about a year ago and removed ALL pigmentation marks and has made them less noticeable now even after being in the sun. So for the price of this cream and the slow, albeit somewhat effective, results I'd save my money and opt for a professional treatment.