Skincare -Jack Black - Double Duty Moisturizer SPF 20
angi8488 2/23/2012 6:06:00 PM
This product was originally bought for my husband who is a very pale redhead and whose skin reacts to everything. He really liked it and when my facial moisturizer ran out I decided to borrow his for awhile. This stuff is great. Skin feels comfortable after use, does not leave a white cast or break me out, and has sun protection. It also doesn't seem to increase any oil production in my t-zone, which has been a problem with past moisturizers for me. The price is a bit high but for the quality of the product I think it is worth it and we will definitely be repurchasing.
Crème -Unlisted Brand - Mehron Celebre HD Pro Cream Makeup
angi8488 2/23/2012 6:01:00 PM
I'll admit that the only reason I was initially interested in this foundation, I found it through youtube, was due to the shade selection and that it claimed to work with oily skin. I am NC05-NC10 depending on the season and although many warned to not pick the lightest colors, I did not listen and ordered LT1 and Eurasia Ivory. Eurasia Ivory could have worked if I had wanted that perfect china-doll skin but I'm really looking for a more natural look. LT1 matches perfectly in natural daylight. It looks a bit pale going on but blends perfectly to match my skintone. I do sheer this out with a facial moisturizer (Jack Black) because I prefer a lighter coverage and set it with powder as the finish will be very dewy otherwise. Another bonus for me is that my acne-prone skin has not broken out with this yet. I appreciate the low price, simple but sturdy packaging and great texture. The reason I gave it only 4/5 is that for some reason it balls up a bit on me if I'm not careful although I'm not sure if it is the actual foundation itself, my primer, the brush or sponge I am using causing that issue.
Gels/Soaps -Alba Botanica - Very Emollient Bath and Shower Gel-Honey Mango
angi8488 1/13/2012 11:59:00 PM
I have been on a hunt for cheap, natural body wash that cleanses well and is a decent size for the price. This is it. If you are not a fan of scents be aware that while lightly scented (fruity) while bathing, it does not leave any scent on the skin- you just smell clean. The pump style of the large (32oz) bottle is easy to use and a great value at around $10. I have a problem with the dye from my darker jeans staining my skin and usually have to use exfoliation to remove it but this body wash removed the dye without any scrub- a first for me. It leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized. I love the natural aspect and that it doesn't contain sulfates or parabens.
This is a cheap, readily available lip balm that is moisturizing and lasts. However, as much as I would like to be able to use this, my lips become itchy and swollen every time I try.
Cleansers -Olay - Total Effects Anti Aging Anti Blemish Cleanser
angi8488 7/28/2011 2:07:00 AM
I have been using this product for the last two years and have really liked it. I prefer a cleanser with salicylic acid as I am acne- prone. This product cleanses well (I do not wear make up) and feels good on my skin. My only concern is for the last few months it has been leaving an oily film on my skin. I will finish this tube but will consider other facial cleansers to try.
I bought this product because I have large black heads on my nose and visible pores on my cheeks. This scrub has not helped me get rid of my blackheads or visibly reduce the size of my pores. It does clean well and my face does not feel tight or oily afterwards but since it does not do what it states, for me personally, I will not repurchase.
Conditioner -Organix - Acai Berry Avocado Conditioner
angi8488 7/28/2011 1:51:00 AM
I tried this with the matching shampoo and this conditioner did not measure up. While the shampoo was really good with my hair I just felt like this condioner didn't do anything. The scent is great but this was disappointing.
I have oily, straight hair that I do not use product with nor do I blow dry or straighten. This shampoo worked really well for me. It balances out my hair and leaves it very soft. I also really like the scent. The only cons were that the price was high for the amount of product and the packaging is not the best. * I tried the matching conditioner and I did not feel that it worked as well.
Conditioner -Organix - Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner
angi8488 7/28/2011 1:41:00 AM
I have oily, straight hair that I do not put product in nor do I blow dry or straighten. This conditioner was the first product from the organix brand that I tried. I had to leave this in for closer to 15 mins than the recommended 3-5 to feel like it had done anything to my hair. After I started waiting longer it did make my hair soft and did not make it greasy. It just didn't work well enough for me to purchase again.
I tried this shampoo with a few others from the Organix line and this one was horrible with my oily hair. It did not lather well, it left residue, and my hair felt like I had coated it in hairspray (I do not use any products in my hair). I did finish 3/4 of the bottle because for the price I couldn't justify throwing it out. My husband used the rest and it worked well for him.
This product is great. One application tends to last me 5-7 days although I do use a deodorant in the mornings. It feels great not to have to change my shirt throughout the day in the humid summer months. I am very careful to not apply this after shaving to avoid the burning but I have experienced a bit of itchiness and lotion helps calm it.
This product is amazing. I have tried many other scrubs and none have ever delivered results like this. My skin feels so soft and looks great. The texture of the scrub is very nice and I agree with the previous statements that it is easiest to take a small amount and go from one area to the next. The smell is not the best but it doesn't ruin the product for me. The only downside is that I could not find this in the U.S. and had to order online. Thankfully, I was able to get a reasonable price but there were several listings for it that were rather expensive. I plan to stock up with my next purchase.
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Renewal Age Redefining Body Lotion
angi8488 7/28/2011 1:06:00 AM
I bought this product because I am going through a rapid weight gain/ loss and want to keep my skin supple while, hopefully, fading some of the stretch marks I have acquired. This product is great. I have been using it for the last 2-3 months and have seen significant improvement in skin texture, elasticity, and my stretch marks are fading nicely. An unexpected benefit is that it has helped with bacne that had appeared after trying a new conditioner. Neither my husband or I have a problem with the smell and we both like that it does not leave an oily residue.
Treatments -Giovanni - Direct Leave in Conditioner
angi8488 7/28/2011 12:47:00 AM
I had never tried a leave- in conditioner before as my hair gets greasy very easily but I was recommended this product by a friend. In the beginning this made my hair feel great: soft, shiny, easy to work with. However I noticed that it was starting to give me bacne so I cut back on my usage. Immediately my hair became ratty and straw- like. This sudden change has never happened to me before with any conditioner.
Gels/Soaps -Giovanni - 3 in One Shampoo, Body Wash & Bubble Bath
angi8488 7/28/2011 12:39:00 AM
I loved the idea of 3 in 1 cleanser with natural ingredients. However, this product fails to deliver results. I did not use it as a bubble bath but when used as a shampoo and body wash it did not leave my hair/ skin feeling clean. This is a disappointment as the smell is great and the pump packaging is convenient. I will not buy this again.