I've had a different experience with this product than most reviewers. I love the texture of it - a liquidy gel - and it seems to keep me from getting greasy in the NYC summer heat, or at least do a better job than any other product I've tried. It even does a decent job with my dry patches. I buy samples of it on eBay 'cus I'm too cheap to buy a whole bottle:) Each packet lasts for 3 applications!
This stuff is awesome! It's not super tinted so it looks really natural. I abhor the feeling of sunblock on my face but I really don't mind this one at all. It seems to have some nice ingredients and The packaging is a stand-up tube, very easy to squeeze out the right amount. I sometimes mix it with a little lotion if my skin is dry. I will rebuy again and again!!
Lip Gloss -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Plumping Lip Gloss in Daring
beasyouare 1/9/2009 12:29:00 PM
This gloss is the exact color of my lips so it looks really natural, just glossier and slightly fuller. I dislike that it's a long handle with brush on the end but have been so happy with everything I've bought from this line!
Treatments -Joey New York - Pures Pores Blackhead Remover Gel
beasyouare 12/11/2008 10:13:00 PM
Obviously tons of folks here on MUA hate this product but I bought it anyway and I'm glad I did! The first time I used it, I actually saw an improvement. It wasn't like a miracle and I still have plenty of black heads on my nose and chin area but it most definitely removed some and I found it incredibly easy to use and smell only mildly icky. I have very fair, slightly sensitive and dry-ish skin.
After reading the overwhelmingly positive reviews here, I purchased Eluage Cream as my first foray into retinoids. After using it for almost 4 weeks, I notice no difference in my skin and am disappointed. I suppose I had high expectations, probably too high. I got very little irritation - just a few dry patches but nothing major. I dislike that it has a fragrance but it definitely did not dry me out or cause purging. I have moved on to Retrinal and hope that makes some noticeable difference!
Bath Treatments -Ren - monoi moisturising body rinse
beasyouare 12/18/2007 12:58:00 PM
I love the idea of this product because I loathe spending the time to put lotion all over my body...but I was skeptical because I thought it would feel greasy or sort-of "pill up" if I rubbed my skin. So far, though, I love it! It's very light and I've used it for a week and think the bottle will last me well over a month with almost-daily use. I never feel greasy after the shower and have not yet needed to apply lotion in addition to this product, so it really is a time saver! Has not caused any acne or bumps so far. Not sure if it would be appropriate for hot and humid summers but I will probably try it in the summer too. Scent is very mild and inoffensive, don't love it but it fades so fast it doesn't really matter.
Cleansers -Stella McCartney - CARE Purifying Foaming Cleanser
beasyouare 3/30/2007 12:33:00 PM
I like this cleanser but it's not a HG by any means. It smells great and a little goes a long way...but I can use CA Baby Shampoo and Body Wash on my face for far less money. It cleanses well and doesn't break me out or cause redness. If you are interested in the rest of the CARE line, I'd say try the other products before this one, unless you can afford all of them!
Toners -Stella McCartney - CARE Toning Floral Water
beasyouare 3/30/2007 12:31:00 PM
Love this! Yes, alcohol is the a main ingredient but it has not had any drying effect on my combo skin. The scent is fabulous, packaging is excellent, price is high for a toner. I wish I could get a huge bottle as I use this up rather quickly. It makes my skin feel tighter without drying and is a good "pick-me-up" throughout the day.
Moisturizers -Stella McCartney - CARE 5 Benefits Moisturising Fluid
beasyouare 3/30/2007 12:28:00 PM
This is a great daytime moisturizer for all but the driest of skins. I love the fresh, clean scent and it absorbs well. I have combo skin, occasional breakouts and prone to redness and this does not have any ill effect on my skin and keeps any flakiness away. Love the hygienic packaging too!
I have only used this for a week but I think it has perhaps evened out my skin tone a bit. I have fairly sensitive skin and it only stings a very very small amount and for a very short time...barely noticable. The smell is not pleasant but goes away quickly after application. I don't mind the vial package but don't really love it either. I know it's not meant to correct existing problems but to prevent future issues so I was not really expecting to see much difference...and I don't. But I'll keep using it as long as my skin is tolerating it. Also, I should say that I am writing about the Serum 10 AOX but did not see that as one of the review options so I'm doing it here.
Cleansers -Aubrey Organics - vegecol with organic aloe skin cleansing lotion
beasyouare 12/29/2005 5:00:00 PM
Did not love this product but it was gentle on my skin and did not cause breakouts or dryness. It seems to be a good winter cleanser. My skin is dry in winter months, and also prone to redness. This cleanser does not have a gross smell, which I appreciate, and has a creamy texture. I usually cleanse twice if I am wearing makeup because it doesn't seem to do a great job of removing makeup. Packaging is a bottle, seems sanitary enough. Good amount of product for the price.
I bought a sample of this after reading the positive reviews and was hoping to love it. I'm glad I did not pay for the full size item! I followed the instructions on their website but noticed no difference whatsoever. I am not sure the product is meant for sensitive skin prone to redness (like mine) but I tried it anyway. Luckily, it didn't make me more red or irritated but it did nothing beneficial either.
I love to try new products but I think once this one is used up I will buy it again! I have it in Black and am very impressed with the quality. I have tried very expensive AND drugstore brand mascaras and this mid-priced natural brand (although it does have parabens) is by far the best for me. It does not clump at all (I usually wipe the brush on a tissue first) and it's not sticky or heavy and it never flakes. It does, as another reviewer mentioned, take longer to dry than other mascaras I've tried but those few seconds don't really bother me. If you want a more dramatic look, wait until the first coat has dried completely and then put another coat on. It works great!
Moisturizers -Aubrey Organics - Vegecell Nighttime Hydrator with Green Tea
beasyouare 11/18/2005 12:58:00 PM
I have been using this for 2 days and my skin is definitely smoother. It says it's for Normal, Oily and Sensitive Skin and mine is dry and sensitive but I bought it anyway because I thought the ingredients looked great. I agree with other reviews that it feels a little sticky going on but the stickiness disappears pretty quickly for me. There is very little scent which I appreciate. I don't really like the glass bottle - I'd prefer plastic because it's lighter to travel with. A small amount is sufficient for the entire face and neck so even though you don't get a lot of product in the bottle, I think it will last awhile. I will try to update once I have been using it for a longer period of time. So far, so good! It doesn't make my skin red which a lot of products do and it seems to have reduced the flakiness I had in the mouth and nose area.
Well I've only used it once since I just purchased it today 10/16/05 but I can understand why other reviews comment on the smell and stinging. It smells perfum-y which I dislike but it's not a big deal for me, and it did tingle a little bit for about 30 seconds when I put it on. BUT, the tingling stopped quickly and the smell faded quickly also. I don't really know yet if it works long-term and the packaging says to give it a week so I will try to update in awhile. It did seem to tone down my redness though (maybe it's just wishful thinking...). Definitely doesn't seem too greasy but I think if you have oily skin, it might be a little bit heavy of a cream. I have fair skin with occasional breakouts, dry patches when I get stressed or sick or seasonal changes, and my skin almost always looks irritated/red around my nose, mouth and chin but it's not rosacea. I am always on the lookout for new anti-redness products and have had no more luck with drugstore brands than with expensive ones...so I'm trying this product 'cause it's the latest on the market. It comes in a pretty little jar but jars are not the most sanitary, unfortunatey. It's a nasty peach color but I guess that doesn't really matter.