Treatments -Olay - Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum - Fragrance Free
atjay03 4/10/2013 1:33:00 AM
I am really loving this serum! I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and have noticed positive changes in my skin already - including less redness, diminished pore size, less oil production and a faster cell turnover (which helps fade post-acne marks faster). It also works fantastically as a primer - reduces pore size and keeps shine at bay, while helping my mineral makeup apply more evenly. The serum absorbs quickly, leaves a smooth matte finish and hasn't caused any adverse effects on my sensitive, clog-prone skin. The texture is very silicone-y and slippery and I was worried it may clog my skin, but so far so good! I also love that this is fragrance-free, as I can't stand putting fragranced products on my face.
St Ives does it again with another fantastic body product! I am a huge fan of their body lotions and washes and this one might be my favourite product yet. This body wash is an awesome multi-tasker. It gently - but effectively - exfoliates while leaving skin moisturized and you get such a lot of product, for such a good price. If you want a body wash that gently smooths your skin, smells amazing, leaves skin soft, foams enough that you can use it to shave with and is affordable - then this is it!
All I can say is... WOW. After reading all the positive reviews here, I dashed off to purchase this mask and I am so pleased I did! After cleansing and exfoliating first, I applied an even layer all over my face (avoiding the eye contour) and let it sit on my face for about 30 minutes. After this time it had turned hard (could barely move my face, haha) so I rinsed it off with luke-warm water and my skin looked AMAZING. It was almost as though I was wearing make-up - seriously. It was glowing, smooth, all the usual T-Zone oil was gone, I had a rosy glow and my skin just looked radiant and healthy!! Possibly the best my skin has ever looked without make-up in my 27 years of life. I had no blemishes, but the few post-blemish red marks I did have look less red and obvious which is an added bonus! I am hoping this matte look sticks around for awhile! I really recommend this for oily or combo skin like mine. If you have dry skin I would stay away as it really did strip all the oil - great if you have too much (like I do) but would be too drying on already dry skin I'd imagine. Will definitely be using this once a week from now on. LOVE.
Cleansers -Olay - Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash
atjay03 2/9/2013 3:10:00 AM
I adore this foaming, fragrance-free cleanser. It's so gentle, yet removes all of my makeup without leaving my face dry and tight, or red and blotchy. I always stray as I love trying out different products; but all other cleansers end up disappointing me and I come back to this simple, yet effective cleanser.
Treatments -Clean & Clear - Advantage Popped Pimple Relief Drying Paste
atjay03 2/2/2013 6:37:00 PM
Sadly, this did absolutely nothing for my popped pimples and if you check out Paula B's review for it - you'll see that it actually irritates the skin :( I wanted it to work as I loved the fact that it dried over the skin and stayed put - so I didn't have to see or touch the popped pimple. (out of sight, out of mind). As far as clearing pimples and reducing the red marks left behind - my favorite product for this at the moment is Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Radiance Renewer.
Treatments -Clinique - Turnaround Concentrate Radiance Renewer
atjay03 2/2/2013 6:28:00 PM
This serum is fantastic and has changed my skin for the better in just a few months. I use it every night after cleansing my face and it has reduced redness, improved radiance and gotten rid of the tiny bumps on my forehead. When I purchased the pump bottle I was worried it wouldn't last very long, but it has been two and a half months since I began using the bottle and it's still going strong. I love that this exfoliating serum is fragrance-free and so gentle, yet effectively renews and perfects the skin. I have combination skin that gets pretty oily in the summer (which it is at the moment) so I love that this is so light and absorbs quickly - leaving no greasy film. Will purchase again as soon as I run out!
Primer/ Corrector -NARS - Pro-Prime Multi-Protect Primer SPF 30 PA+++
atjay03 11/29/2012 2:48:00 AM
This is a fantastic product!! It's the first spf product I've found that - smells beautiful, leaves my skin soft and matte throughout the day and keeps my makeup flawless! I used to touch-up throughout the day (at least once) and now I don't need to. Fabulous! Love that it's spf 30 too.
Treatments -Neutrogena - Ageless Intensives Tone Correcting Moisture SPF 30
atjay03 10/16/2012 3:11:00 AM
This stuff is great!! I had been searching for a moisturiser of at least spf 30 that didn't irritate my sensitive skin or cause my face to look shiny under my mineral makeup - and I have found it. This feels very soothing going onto the skin and feels comfortable all day; but the best part about it is that it actually seems to function as a primer and keeps my makeup looking flawless all day with none of my usual breakthrough T-zone oil. It seems to hold my makeup and actually keep shine at bay. It looks a little shiny when you first apply it but absorbs very quickly and leaves just a slight luminous finish that looks great under my mineral makeup and gives some life to my fair skin. It doesn't feel heavy at all or give any weird colour or finish to the skin (which MOST spf products do - lets face it). I wasn't new to retinol products when I started using this but for those that are - maybe use it every third day to start out so that you don't get the retinol drying that can happen to some. This is oil-free, non-comedogenic and contains retinol, vitamin c and stabilised spf 30. The glass bottle with a pump is easy to use and keeps the ingredients stable and there is barely a fragrance. All this makes this the BEST base for mineral makeup that I have found in my long quest! Love this - overall it just gives me soft, even and protected skin.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Intensive Night Cream
atjay03 10/17/2011 1:22:00 AM
I am loving this! I have been using this for about a month now and am about halfway through the tube, so a tube would last about two months I'd say. For the first week or so this was a little bit drying as my skin adjusted to the retinol - but not bad at all and easilly fixed with a gentle scrub. I have been using it every night after cleansing (you only need a pea sized amount each time) and it absorbs into the skin nicely leaving it soft and smooth with a radiant glow but no shine (can't stand moisturisers that leave a shiny layer on the skin!). The next morning after using this cream my skin looks clear and healthy and flawless. Overall I have noticed a reduction in redness, blackheads and an all over firming and softening effect. It has also not irritated my sensitive skin and helps keep shine at bay. Will continue to buy as I feel this is the best night cream I have ever used - especially considering the price which is very reasonable.
Treatments (Eye) -Palmers - Line Smoothing Eye Cream
atjay03 10/16/2011 9:49:00 PM
Because of its price my expectations weren't that high for this cream so it really impressed me! I have found that a lot of eye creams sting my sensitive skin, but this never does and it sinks in really nicely. The fragrance is light and pleasant and I have found that this cream really does smooth and hydrate the eye area really nicely :) I also use it on post acne marks and it helps with those too! Great little find!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this body lotion!! It's definitely the most moisturizing and soothing lotion I have EVER used in my 25 years of life! The smell is a gentle marine/botanical kind of smell. Kind of powdery, soft and fresh. Definitely a lovely, light, calming fragrance. The lotion itself absorbs super quickly and immediately left my whole body feeling softer, firmer and smoother than I ever remember. My legs (which were dry prior to using) now look glowing and smooth. I apply straight after a bath or shower when my skin is still a tiny bit moist - Works even better this way :) The pump bottle means it is hygienic and easy to use and you get a HUGE amount for such a good price. St Ives are an underrated, amazing company - Will buy this again and again!