THIS IS NOT A REVIEW I simply want to warn people that if you go on the UK Garnier website, it says that the Ultra Lift Range "has been developed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make the skin feel firmer; it has not been proven to lift or firm the skin."
The only ideal time to lather this on is after you’ve had a shower/bath, any other time; the lotion absorbs too quickly into your skin, leaving it feeling (slightly) sticky and a tiny bit oily. Sadly, even though it absorbs, you get the feeling that your skin is dry because it still feels uneven/rough (partly due to the stickiness). The only time my skin felt supple was after I showered and applied it. If my skin was dry when I applied it, it still felt slightly dry afterwards. It might have just been the feel of it. Who knows, this lotion might’ve even been a good moisturizer and it may just have been the feel of it that was disagreeable. But there are so many moisturizers out there that even if this does work, why choose it if there are bound to be better ones that both nourish your skin as well as allow you to FEEL it?
This gives your lashes more volume, but the effect is not natural. To me it looks rather flaky. Does nothing to curl your lashes. An average mascara.
Moisturizers -Clarins - Hydration-Plus Moisture Lotion S.P.F 15
anpham13 1/18/2006 8:22:00 PM
I have normal to oily skin, and this product tended to make my skin really shiny by the end of the day. I know because I alternate with Murad Pomengranate moisturiser. The Clarins one has a thick consistency but absorbs alright. Like many other Clarins products, it has a strong frangrance and is rather overated (with the exception of the green toner they have, thats good)
Treatments (Eye) -Kiehls - Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
anpham13 4/3/2005 9:56:00 AM
This is good product. I like the green cream look. When I smell it, I can imagine avacados I suppose. It's moisturising, full of fruit oils, reasonably priced etc. The thing that I can't get over is the texture. Is it just me or is it the weirdest textured cream ever. For something that looks so light, it goes on sooo thick, it tugs at your skin if you don't dab carefully, takes a while to absorb and takes quite an effort to blend into your skin without pulling it. It's sticky, and if your face is wet beforehand, this cream feels really weird. I dunno, it's ok hmmm...
Treatments (Eye) -Lierac - Dioptisun Protection Totale Spf 30
anpham13 3/22/2005 7:11:00 AM
When i first opened this product with its tube with nozzle packaging, the first thing that struck me was the smell. I'd never smelt anyting like it before, it was just so 'chemical' and strong; it STINKS. I suppose later on when you kinda use it a bit, if you don't bring yor fingers near your nose, it doesn't matter. Also the texture is VERY greasy. I dunno if I got an out-of-date one, being a sunscreen and all, but sometimes when I used it, the first thing that would come out was yellow oil that was very disgusting. The cream itself is ok, although greasy, so it spreads easily. Be warned, this stuff migrates into your eyes. Everytime I use this, around 4 hours later, if my eyes become a bit watery, somehow the product enters my eyes and it stings like HELL. I'm serious. I'm not very picky if a product contains sunscreen, being a UV paranoid, but If you're the slightest bit discriminating, don't buy it and be disappointed.
Treatments (Eye) -Burt's Bees - Royal Jelly Eye Cream
anpham13 9/1/2004 11:03:00 PM
I flicked thru the other reviews and what I gathered was that most didn't mention the fact that this product tugs at the skin under your eyes when you apply it, which is counter-productive really if you are trying to reduce wrinkles. Nonethless, i used it for my smile lines and they are virtually invisibly, so perhaps that intriguing ingredient Royal Jelly is something. Its definitely a night-time treatment(you do tend to look funny after you apply it because the area under your eyes is so shiny), it is waxy and thus leaves a filmy layer so not ideal under makeup as they claim. The packaging is cute (glass jar) but towards the end, its hard to extract the last few mils. Not the best product around I'm sure but its not ridiculous to purchase it again.
Sunscreen -Gatineau - Therapie Solaire- Extreme Protection Face Care
anpham13 9/1/2004 10:45:00 PM
I bought this product over the internet, and I'm glad to say I got it on sale, otherwise i would have been peed off at paying the normal price of around 50AUD or so. I thought it would be a good solution for whitening being SPF 50, UVA 7, and the fact that it was designed for sensitive or 'rective' skin was appealing. Well, it has the consistency of PVA glue, there is no pump so you have to carefully tilt the jar for around 2 minutes for it to 'gloop' out, (and even then you may end up with too much). It is hard to apply to your face; being so thick, it tends to tug at your skin, and leave your face extremely shiny because of the filmy layer it leaves on top(properties of good protection sunscreen maybe?). But not a good look. In addition, I think I broke out a little. So maybe for occasional use with additional matting powder on nasty, hot days but really gals dont waste ur money.
Treatments (Eye) -Natio - Eye Contour Wrinkle Cream
anpham13 1/28/2004 1:26:00 AM
Unlike with the gel, there is no stinging sensation, It feels and smells like a very gentle product for the delicate eye area which is what it is. It however doesn't seem to absorb well. For under $15AUD and ok moisturisation, its prob'ly better money for value than other dearer products.
I bought this product at strawberrynet.com, and i treat it more as an everyday moisturiser, with an added spf 25 bonus. this product should be under 'moisturizers'. And i love it. Ignoring the fact it costed a freakin $40AUD for a trifling 30ml, it does what it claims. It absorbs so well onto your skin that you have to use greater amounts, i can literally see it seeping into my fingertips. no smell, texture: watery, but this is ideal for oily skin. it leaves no oily film and may even control oil which is what it claims. Well it doesn't make matters worse for sure and this is a sunscreen im talking about. definitely try it!
Skincare - Face -Natio - Eye Contour Treatment Gel
anpham13 1/28/2004 1:11:00 AM
This product is meant to be used in the morning, whilst the heavier cream version is for night. It's a good idea because both in australian dollars are cheap, under $15 each. I do not know exactly if it works, I dont have really puffy eyes, but this product has glycerin (and also extracts from nice things like chamomile, cucumber etc :)) so i thought it would be a nice light moisturiser that would minimise potential puffiness. It actually stings my eyes and even skin a bit so I'm not going to use it anymore. try it if you want. dont think it does much for dark circles but then what does?
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
anpham13 1/28/2004 1:02:00 AM
This product I bought when I was first made aware of skincare. Then, i thought it was interesting minimialist packaging, nice colour, nice fragrance free fragrance if you get what i mean. Having used it for 4 months i still think the above but in addition, its greasy, i dont think it absorbs well because it sits on the surface of your skin, if you have the plastic bottle, it takes an age to get the fluid out when you have only a bit left. Its alright, but an inferior product if you have used others.
A consultant convinced me to buy this product when she pulled off dead skin cells from my hand with sticky tape, then showed me the difference between moisturising without, then with, previous application of toner. Without toner, the moisturiser foamed up like soap. So toner makes your face more receptive to moisturisers. Clarifying lotion has a very high alcohol content, which is its primary exfoliate. What i liked about it was that it was very effective at moving traces of whatever was left on my face. Even after thoroughly cleansing my face, the cotton ball would still appear dull with dirt, makeup, lint from a towell...There is cooling effect you get with the menthol which is refreshing. Downsides: After cleasing with an exfoliater, or showering, the toner burns like hell. Sometimes, when my face is feeling particularly sensitive, it becomes red and blotchy. Its a good strong toner, personally I can use it most of the time but you'd have to know when not to. Price $30Aust $10.50US, comparatively reasonable
I bought this product for only $2Aust because they were renewing the packaging, so now its $8.99Aust. I have not used any other tinted moisturisers, but I have sampled others by Nivea, Australia, Daintree. This was the best and most natural looking (Nivea is really matt, Australis feels like clag) and has a good spf 15. There is good coverage, it smoothes out your face, but does not look like foundation and lasts pretty much the whole day. Downsides, initially there is a strong unpleasant smell. It's not ideal for oily skins, it can make your face more oily. Also, at the end of the day, after you wash your face the 'sheer' tint actually somes off with toner. I get the impression you need to wash it off which is not ideal. Overall it is one of the better tinted moisturisers on the market, and considering the price, it is very much worth a try.