Tools -Shiseido - The Skincare Cleansing Massage Brush
Videotapeses 1/29/2013 2:52:00 PM
I have had this brush for a year now, and it's still holding together well. The bristles are very soft and gentle and don't scratch skin at all. This works well to clean the sebaceous filaments on my nose and leave them looking invisible until they reappear later like usual. I would easily purchase this again if I lost it.
Moisturizers -Shiseido - The Skincare Day Essential Moisturizer
Videotapeses 1/29/2013 2:48:00 PM
This moisturizer left my skin irritated and itchy, I've noticed the whole The Skincare line is highly fragrance and not good for sensitive skin. It was greasy and felt more like a sunscreen than a moisturizer.
Treatments -Juju Aquamoist - juju cosmetics aquamoist essence
Videotapeses 1/28/2013 1:29:00 PM
This product seems to leave a film behind that causes my makeup to rub off looking like dead skin. It also dries very quickly and I have to use two pumps to cover my whole face because of the rapid pace that it dries. I have dry and sensitive skin, but am docking off stars because it seems to leave my skin feeling drier than before I applied the product. I use other Hyaluronic Acid products like the Hadalabo lotion, and Juju Aquamoist Cleanser. When I leave the product out of my routine my skin feels more moisturized in the morning. This may be more suitable for Combo and Oily skin.
I ordered a top seven pick of MBD masks from amazon. I have two masks left to try, but the Black Pearl Mask is the one I will definitely be ordering. It seemed to brighten my skin and not irritate my skin at all. It also helped to moisturize.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - 3M - Nexcare Acne Patch
Videotapeses 1/28/2013 1:18:00 PM
I've been using these for about a year. They work best on pimples that have been popped, but keep filling back up with fluid. I put them on at night and by morning the area is completely flat and ready to be treated with Triple Antibiotic Ointment (to prevent infection and speed up healing). You can see the fluid on the patch when you take it off, it's gross but awesome.
I bought these on the whim a year and a half ago. They are simply just cotton pads, but I have not went without them since my first purchase. They are soft, don't leave cotton lint on my face and just seem to point out every other cotton pad's flaw. Do not buy these if you're not prepared to buy them for the rest of your life.
Sunscreen -Shiseido - Senka Mineral UV Gel SPF50 PA+++
Videotapeses 1/28/2013 1:11:00 PM
I've used several Shiseido suncreams which I love but they seem a little pricey to repurchase. I ordered this sunscreen from Sasa.com for $10 and it is absolutely amazing. It doesn't have a gel texture, but it does create a great base for makeup. It's basically a shakeup sunscreen, and has a handy screw off top and nozzle that the product comes out of. I would consider this an HG item seeing as how it has a great formula and amazing price!
I was looking for a less expensive lotion similar to my Shiseido Eudermine which runs $56 and has done amazing things for my skin. This seems to be doing exactly what the Eudermine did, basically hydrating my dry and sensitive skin. I like the packaging, and the fact that it is very gentle and fragrance free, without the "fragrance free smell." I will definately re purchase this from Sasa!
BB Cream -Dr. Jart+ - Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++
Videotapeses 1/6/2013 11:21:00 AM
I have dry, pale, and sensitive skin. It gives light coverage, and is just a little bit darker then my skin. It looks much darker in the tube but it adjusts to my skin. Evens out skintone but doesn't cover my freckles. The finish is dewy. Scent is very light. It wears much longer than my Missha Perfect Cover. I would say it is similar to Missha's #21 in terms of color.
I bought this in the bottle, not the pen. So I don't have any complaints with packaging. I have very pale, dry and sensitive skin. It's fragrance free, gives a dewy finish and pretty light coverage. It feels and looks like skin, which I love. I apply it with my fingers, (no primer, just after a water based moisturizer) and then use a cheap knock off beauty blender to perfect the finish. It wears ALL day long, and dries pretty fast. The only complaint I have is that I wish it had a little more coverage. It does leave skin with dimension, instead of giving my face a "flat" look. Pros: runs very pale, looks natural, long wearing, dewy, easy to apply. Cons: very light coverage, close to a tinted moisturizer.
I love how feathery it makes my lashes. I have very short and sparse lashes. It makes my lashes appear longer and gives them volume, without looking cakey and spidery. Sometimes, I end up with panda eyes, but not always.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Cure - Natural Aqua Gel
Videotapeses 1/6/2013 10:44:00 AM
I have dry and very sensitive skin. This product removes any peeling skin I have, doesn't irritate my skin at all, and leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. My pores between my nose and cheek area appear smaller, and my black heads are less noticeable for a couple days after using the product. I am okay with the price, because I normally use Ole Hendrikson Lemon Flash Peel, and it retails for $50.
Siberia is the best color match I've found for my crazy pale skin, which adds to my disappointment that this product did not work for me. No matter how I applied it (brush, sponge, fingers, stipple brush, buffing brush) or what I applied it on top of (Smashbox primers, multiple formulas and with no primer) the product just sank into my skin after a couple minutes and made my pores look noticeable and gave my skin a rough appearance. I have dry skin, but it's under control and I exfoliate regularly, it's not that it stuck to patches of skin (I don't have any). Also the packaging is terrible. I ended up with foundation all over my hands and the cap. I wouldn't have minded if the pumps were available to order from stores like Sephora (where I purchased the product) but they are not. I would have had to order it separately and pay shipping.
I have used this product for a year, eventually got bored (like I always do) but am planning on purchasing it again. I have sensitive and dry skin, despite the old lady smell it does not irritate my skin. The smell grew on me and now I like it. The coverage is good also. For reference I have Siberia skin, or MAC NC5-10 and I mixed the 13 and 21 for a perfect match. I only gave it four stars because it is not very long wearing, unless you wear powder (which I don't). By the end on the day my skin basically has nothing on it.
I have very sensitive and dry skin. I've been using this product for over a year now (finishing my second bottle). It allows my skin to absorb my moisturizer, and my skin has not been flaky and dry this winter. The formula is amazing and yes I would consider this a "holy grail" item. The bottle is beautiful, the only packaging complaint I have is that sometimes it pours out too fast if I'm not careful. I use this product after washing my face with a cleansing oil. I pat my skin dry and either use a dime size amount on my Shiseido cotton, or I pour a little into my hand and pat onto my face. I follow up immediately with Aveda All Sensitive Moisturizer. It's as if it gives my moisturizer a "boost" because normally this moisturizer does nothing for my skin besides not irritate it. For the last year my skin as all most been a "normal" type because it's no longer dry and it's never oily. So if you've tried 10,000 moisturizers and none of them have worked, I suggest trying a Japanese "lotion" like Eudermine or a cheaper option is Hadalabo Super Hyaluronic Lotion.