This review is for the 100% Pure argan oil purchased from the gardenofwisdom.com site. I purchased argan oil, desperate, looking for a moisturizer for my skin this winter. This winter my skin has become ultra sensitive and reactive to just about everything. Every moisturizer I have been using has eventually broken me out. Some ladies on the board recommend argan oil to use on my face for moisture so I purchased it out of desperation. About 2 weeks in I was thinking it would be an HG. My facial skin was moisturized, glowy and sooo soft. I was in heaven! Also my previous acne seemed to be healing up a bit, thanks to GoW Oxygen Rich Gel and what I thought to be argan oil as well. Then I started noticing tiny flesh-color bumps appearing, clogged pores I suspect, something I tend to get when a product is going to break me out. I immediately dismissed the notion that it could be the argan oil, and I continued on using it for 2 weeks, meanwhile night and day applying the GoW Oxygen rich gel, which was greatly fighting with the argan oil, I suspect. In the end, I discontinued use when my skin was getting worse, and now I am left with a hardly used bottle of argan oil and bumpy skin that the GoW oxygen gel is doing it's best to clear up now. :( Argan oil may wok for you if you're not easily prone to breakouts and clog pores. I recommend it as, it was wonderful at first!
I loved this serum! I got a free sample of this from their website after reading about it on a beauty blog. The serum arrived 2 days after I ordered it and immediately I loved the way it felt on my skin and how hydrated it made me feel. My first sample fell on the floor, the first day I got it. The sample bottles are ridiculous and are like little perfume sample bottles, and on the end of the bottle (opposite the opening), is curved and you cannot rest it on a flat top surface, it'll fall over. Well I didn't realize this and it dropped, spilling all over my bathroom floor. Well they sent me a 2nd sample and I got about 4-5 uses out of it. Previously the prices on the site were 1 oz for $68 2 oz for $216, But I see they lowered their prices and the 1 oz is now $48. Still waaay to expensive for me, as I am a college student and do not make a ton of money here! :[ Subversive Apothecary states when using this serum, all you need is a face wash and this serum. No toners, no moisturizers containing harsh ingredients and fragrances, only their fragrance-free serum, which contains all natural products. Upon using this serum I noticed immediately my parched, dehydrated skin was softer, smoother and healthier looking. If I could afford this product I would repurchase it. Maybe once I graduate and get a better job? :D
This was my first attempt at mineral foundation. I've always been a liquid foundation type, as I love dewy and hydrated looking skin. But around Christmas and up until recently my skin, which is normally clear, broke out fiercely, hormonal I am sure. My mother recommended I try mineral makeup (she uses BE). So I came onto MUA and saw the good things being said about Alima and ordered sample sizes off their website. Out of the 3 colors I picked, Warm 01 I liked best, and had no real issues with it, except I was not crazy about the powdery finish. I figured it was just too much of a difference compared to liquid foundations. Then my mother saw me wearing it and said Warm 01 was way to light for my complexion so I went to order Warm 02 and Warm 03 off the website, but the site was giving me issues (saying I wasn't logged it, when I was) so after many failed attempts, I located a local boutique that sold Alima Pure cosmetics! The owner of the store said Warm 03 looked good on me, so I purchased the full size (she didn't have samples) for much more than what the Alima site sells their full size foundations, $30. I took it home and for a week straight I used it everyday, applying it with my ecotools kabuki. That's when the really strange things started to happen with this foundation, I started getting little red pimples all over my nose, something new to me, and during the day, about 4-5 hours after applying the foundation I would start to feel this weird warm, heated sensation all over my face. I just wanted to go wash it off, but I couldn't I was at work. Strange how the Warm 01 worked fairly well for me, but the Warm 03 somehow irritated my skin? I suppose perhaps my skin started to react to the mica? I stopped using the foundation and have returned to liquid foundation, and the weird heat sensation no longer exists. I wanted this to work, as I've heard mineral makeup is better for you, but in the end, alas, it did not.
I wanted this SPF moisturizer to work for me so badly, you have no idea. I prayed to the GODS that it this one, perhaps THIS sunscreen my skin will tolerate. Sadly, she did not. It seems like my skin, who is finicky and reactive hates all sunscreens. Maybe not ALL sunscreens out there in the world, but certainly all of the sunscreens I've tried. Chemical sunscreens make me itch. And break out. Physical sunscreens give me rashes, and also make me itch. Devita, while it applied beautifully (it gave me a nice glow, and my mineral makeup applied on top of it beautifully), gave me a fleshy-colored, patchy, flakey rash all along my forehead. And no where else I applied it. The rash was itchy, but hard to see to the naked eye. I could feel it with my fingers and it's still there, slowly going away. I bought it from a local grocery store named Plum Market. At $28, I got the eggplant pump, which is very convenient and easy to use, and hygienic! There was no odor as far as I could tell, and it applied smoothly. I loved it and wanted it to work, but it did not. My skin is too sensitive. But please ladies, if you have no problems using sunscreens, please consider this one, it is lovely is every way, I just wish it worked for me! :(