Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Cosmedix-Clarity Serum
annkw 3/17/2013 10:40:00 PM
I thought this would be beneficial for acne skin but I was wrong. It doesn't do anything. I am much better off using 2% SA, 10% AHA, and 5% BP products. They don't clear me completely, but at least I can see visible improvements in a few days. This serum smells bad.
Really lacking in coverage. It's really watery and dewy, I would have preferred a more opaque and thicker formula. It doesn't cover anything and that's reason enough for me to return it. If you have any kind of acne or redness, don't bother...
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Go 360 Anti-Breakout Facial Cleanser
annkw 11/9/2012 12:47:00 AM
I freaking love this cleanser. The scrublet is sooo relaxing and it feels good to smooth it over your face. I have not experienced a breakout and I woke up to a really glowy, clear face! I just can't get over how good this feels!!!
Lips -Hard Candy - World Balmination Glossy Tinted Lip Balm
annkw 10/18/2012 8:21:00 AM
It feels really balmy and slick going on but this dries out my lips so much. At the end of the day, I can pick off so much flakes off my lips. Gross but true
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Combination Skin Moisture Oil Free
annkw 9/28/2012 4:35:00 AM
Great stuff! Was using cetaphil moisturizing lotion previously and that was way too heavy and gave me tons of blackheads. Switched to this after reading reviews that it was lightweight and NON GREASY. It certainly is and it moisturizes my skin very well. I did a mud pack today and then applied benzoyl peroxide afterwards - understandably, my face was very tight and uncomfortable after these two but I applied two pumps of this to my face and neck and my skin felt normal again. It's really lightweight, absorbs fast, and is not greasy or sticky whatsoever. My skin doesn't overproduce oil as much throughout the day. When I was using cetaphil, not only was the lotion greasy but my face got super oily during the day too. I don't get that with this neutrogena. I didn't even know it claimed to control shine in oily areas! Just bought it cuz it was fragrance free and had a relatively short ingredient list. But yes, it works!!
This does nothing for me. I spray it on my roots from 5 inches away and rub it in after a few seconds then brush out after a minute. My hair is just as oily and clumped afterwards.
I like it. I've got oily skin and I needed something for my face after using benzoyl peroxide. This gets the job done and there's no stinging, fragrance, or breakouts as a result of using this product. It does leave a sheen on your face but I don't really mind it. It's GREAT for the body, I love to use it on my legs after shaving. Edit: This stuff is toooo heavy to use on the face. Makeup looks botched on top of it. I've gotten lots of blackheads from it. I will just use it for my legs.
Got it free when I purchased the 10% aha lotion. Broke me out like crazy! There's more than 20 red bumps on my chin, each of them with a yellow head. I know it's this cleanser because I never get such severe breakouts all at once. Didn't experience any stinging
Bronzers -New York Color - Sun 'n' Bronze in Hamptons Radiance
annkw 8/11/2012 6:45:00 PM
Good for my fair skin. This is much more natural and prettier than TF snow bunny, sun bunny, or chocolate soleil
Can't get it to lather/foam at all on my thick, coarse, straight, oily, and lots of, hair. It smells lovely and my hair feels moist and luxurious after washing out the poo. The strands feel plumped, not stripped. However, not sure if it's any good at cleaning my scalp since I can't get it to lather. It's like using a conditioner. Will use up what I have but won't re-buy. Also when my hair air dries, my hair feels the same as when I use sulfate-containing shampoo.
Works! I had my straight hair digitally permed into loose waves about 3 months ago. Well not they're starting to unravel and look frizzy/puffy with undefined waves! So I apply this to towel dried hair and like the directions says, I just twirl random chunks of hair around my fingers and let it air dry. Woke up next day, my waves looked extremely natural and had their form back. I don't like the smell, it smells like cheap coconut.
I absolutely love this fragrance. My sample is running out if someone wants to sell me theirs (1.7oz or smaller) shoot me a mail :D
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Pink Chiffon Body Lotion
annkw 1/31/2012 9:41:00 PM
Smells soo good. I enjoy the secret wonderland collection, and got this on a whim at checkout. I like it so much more than secret wonderland and forever sunshine, another favorite. I can't wait to buy the fragrance mist and get the full size lotion. PS. anyone know when this is coming to stores??
Treatments -DDF - Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5% with Tea Tree Oil
annkw 1/29/2012 3:52:00 AM
I'm reviewing the regular 5% bp gel with no added tea tree oil. Stuff is BOMB!!! I was using neutrogena on the spot before, which I found is the best bp you can find at a drugstore (better than bp from clearasil, clean & clear, aveeno, at least) but this stuff triumphs. I've been using it everyday for about 2 months and I'm almost CLEAR! I can use this morning and night with minor peeling around my lip area (and moisturizer takes care of that no problem) I slatherrr this stuff on my chin because I only get major breakouts on my chin (and some lone pimples here and there on my cheeks) I will continue to buy. I got mine at Lovelyskin for $20 but it's no longer carried there! Also, try to drink 2 L of water a day. I've been doing that and I believe it also helped in making my skin look good.
I bought a little trial sample from Ulta. To me this has absolutely no smell. My hair felt stripped as usual, I don't see what's so great about this?