I was wandering through Sephora testing foundations and was pretty close to buying a NARS one. I never thought that i would like powder foundation, but just thought of giving it a try. The BE sales assistant had a hard time finding the perfect shade for me - took three trials of full-face application, but she did find the most accurate shade. Very close to my skin tone. I just bought the foundation as i already had a brush. I was so scared that the foundation would cause me to breakout, but luckily it did not. I do not find the application difficult. I just shake out a little bit of powder in the lid. Dip my brush in it. I do not shake out the excess as suggested (as it creates a lot of dust everywhere). I suggest you keep a small towel on your dress while applying as it might fall. Anyways, it is super simple to apply and it covers all my acne scars perfectly. For extra coverage on difficult spots, i simply use the same powder and apply with the concealer brush. The skin looks soo smooth. I apply makeup only when i go out, so it is good that it has some SPF in it. Later on i bought mineral viel too, but i don't know how it helps. The foundation gives me a flawless look and is suitable for my oily skin. Many people have complemented me for how my skin looks when i apply the foundation. It doesn't seem to aggravate any active ance too. The BEST part about the foundation is that in flash light photographs, it does not shine like other liquid foundations. It gives a soft smooth look. The staying power is OK. It rubs off on everything that touches your face, even your mobile phone if you keep it a bit closer to your face. You cannot try on outfits after doing makeup if there's a chance of getting your dress on your face as it will rub-off. But it does stay for quite a while even in sweaty conditions if you do not touch. It comes off easily with Bioderma miscellaire solution or just any other makeup remover. Overall, i love it and have already orderd a new one in the same color. Selecting the color might be difficult so do take the time to apply it on your face, because sampling on the hand does not tell you how it will look on your face. Try it, it might be the best thing you ever tried.
I have been suffering from acne for a long time. I have got many professional treatments done too. Antibiotics (all types), chemical peels, professional microdermabraison, clinique acne line, bioderma acne products, la roche possay acne range, clindamycin, retino a, and a lot more. Some of them gave results, but only shortlived. When i stopped going to my dermatologist, the acne started coming again. I cannot take antibiotics all my life and cannot spend so much on all the treatments. Then i chanced upon this cream and thought of giving it a try. I also bought the cleanser with it. It turned out to be the best at-home solution for my acne so far. There was a great difference in the texture of my skin within a few weeks. It does sting really bad when you use it for the first few times, but after a while it won't sting that much. If you are planning to apply makeup over it, then you must wait for 15-20 minutes. I have been using it for a month now and it has significantly reduced my new breakouts. I also bought the 3-in-one mask and use it alternate day. My skin is way smoother and there is a slight glow. I use it twice a day and based on my dermatologist's recommendation, i am also using tri-o-block cream which has 1% alpha-arbutin to reduce scars. The tube is sufficient for 1 or 1.5 months even if you use a little amount twice a day, so it turns out to be a bit expensive, but since it is working for me and is still cheaper than the other treatments, i am sure to use it. Keeping my fingers crossed.
I have used many types of face bleaches. There are many varieties available in India, price ranging from Euro 1 to 3. Oxy Bleach and Olivia are quite good. I am now in France and couldn't find any other bleaching product apart from Jolen so used it for the first time. The mild aloe-vera version. It costed 12 Euros in Paris. The mixing plate and spatula is quite pathetic. Instead, I used a small glass bowl and the back end of a plastic spoon to mix and apply the creme. Although I used the right quantities, there were so much fumes coming out of the product that I couldn't keep my eyes open after applying. My eyes watered badly and I had a burning sensation all over my face. My facial hair didn't get bleached properly even after 20 minutes. I didn't want to keep it on any longer and removed it. This product is definitely not for sensitive skin and the formula is far from mild. Olivia and Oxy Bleach are so much better and do not harm my skin at all.
I have oily and acne-prone skin and wanted to try out this product. Bought it as a combi-pack with the Normaderm face wash for 14 euros. During the first 2-3 days, i really liked it. The skin was instantly smoothened and the texture was very light and was absorbed by the skin immediately. But after that small white bumps started appearing in the morning. I discontinued using it for a while and the bumps vanished. I tried using it again after a few days and again tiny white bumps appeared in two days of use. So, i have stopped using it now. It felt good on the skin, but I cannot use it.
I have 4-5 acne buttons. I have been using this product for past two weeks but haven't noticed any major difference in my skin. As everybody else says, the product is quite sticky and doesn't get absorbed completely, even if i apply very little amount. I am using it along with the Bioderma Sebium Face Wash. The acne is slightly reduced, but i am not sure if it's because of the lotion or just a natural reduction. I now put the lotion only on the problem area and very less amount and leave the rest of my skin otherwise it gets extremely oily and sticky.