Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil (All brands)
aragen2004 10/17/2012 2:35:00 AM
I've been waiting 3 weeks to write a review since using this, though I wanted to write one after the first few days but I wanted to give a very thorough review of my experience with this awesome oil. Well, first of all I find that I cannot use this on my face, but that's okay because everywhere else it is absolutely awesome for me. I did try it as a makeup remover which worked great, but it still gave me a lot of blackheads the next morning..so it's not for my face and I understand a lot of people cant use it on their face either. I put it in my hair once a week and leave on for as long as I want, and then wash it out. I don't even have to condition my hair anymore because it's so soft and manageable and looks so much healthier. It also makes my scalp feel really great, but I have to put shampoo in my hair 2-3 times to get it all out. It makes an awesome shave lotion and I don't get razor burn anywhere that I put it, and after the shower it's a great moisturizer and my skin has a better look to it. It is an awesome lip balm too, it makes my lips feel so nice and silky and it's very hydrating, better than any of my regular lip balms I have. Some really good things I've noticed since using it is, that I used to have these tiny bumps on my upper arms and I don't have those anymore. I have a few red blotchy places on my calves and those are a lot less noticeable as well. My hands and cuticles look a lot better too. I have even consumed small amounts of it, like a teaspoon or so, and I feel healthier..I don't know if it has anything to do with it but it might. I really think it does help your hair grow, because since using it as a lotion I have to shave a lot more often.
This was given to me by my mom who is in her 60's, which means she didn't like it, and I don't like it either. It is sooo greasy and it doesn't do anything but make your face look orange. I thought the vitamins in it would be good for my skin but I would never even consider using it even at night while I sleep. It just feels gross and looks gross.
I just started with natural remedies for my acne and acne scars, and I am amazed at the wonders of tea tree oil. I have been using it in a homemade mask for only 4 days now (one application a day) and I have seen a great change in my appearance. I had 2 pretty good sized pimples at the time, several small ones, and a lot of blackheads/whiteheads on my cheeks and chin. Well, those clogged pores are greatly diminished in numbers and my pimples are just a flat mark. My family compliments me on how well my face is looking every day, they say this stuff works wonders too! Oh, and my acne scars are fading a bit as well. What I use in my mask is baking soda, grapefruit juice, and a few drops of tea tree oil. Enough to where the concoction still smells strong, and is like a paste. The recipe I found actually called for lemon juice, but I didn't have any, it still works very good. I leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off with cool water and kind of massage it while I am rinsing it off because the baking soda acts like an exfoliant..
Powder -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Loose Powder
aragen2004 10/7/2012 2:25:00 AM
This seems to work pretty good for me. I do not use the brush it comes with, I think it is useless. Over my concealer it does pretty well for covering things up. I find it doesn't look cakey if you don't put too much on. It stays on all day which is a plus because I have a very active job in a sometimes hot environment, and my face looks just the same as it did when I left the house.
This is, so far, my favorite concealer! I use it in the lightest shade. I actually use it for a foundation because right now, I am still battling acne scars and a few pimples. You do not need much! I put maybe a dime sized amount for my whole face. It is very light though, so I cover it up with a powder.