Have had the same package for a couple years. The only thing I find it useful for now is "whiting out" my lips if I want to wear a light lipstick. Not helpful for anything else.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare - Quench
benzodiazepine 12/25/2012 1:03:00 AM
This is a review for Quench in particular and Osmosis products in general. I've used several products, and I think the key is to find an aesthetician who can tailor a regimen for you. There are few stand-alone products...apart from the cleanser Cleanse and maybe Quench moisturizer, none of the products I've used are impressive by themselves. I've used: Cleanse, Clarify, Mend, Catalyst Plus, Clear, Quench and Immerse, Polish and Acne Powder I've been to two different aestheticians who've sold this line. The first didn't really sell me the right products, and I was very hesitant to "buy in" and buy the whole line. I found another aesthetician I trust and went ahead and bought it all...she recommended cleanser (cleanse), clarify and catalyst serums, clear face spray (which I use on top of the serums, and also as a makeup finishing spray, and sometimes even in my hair to revamp my curls), and Quench. A few times a week I use the enzyme exfoliant Polish. Together, they work so well. So, so well. My skin looks great, even after a few days of using it. I've been using the whole program for about a month now and it's getting better and better. (Sensitive, acne prone, dry, uneven tone) To further the point, I've used Quench with and without the serums. Works phenomenally better with the serums. Even better than Immerse (which is a really heavy moisturizer, and one I used in the past without the whole regimen). I've used Clarify and Mend separately with other products and they worked well but just didn't do it. The rest of the products really amp up the value of each, i think. In sum: The line is impressive, "organic" and effective. BUT find an aesthetician you trust and buy a combo of products to really get benefit. It's really a waste of money to buy one thing, in my opinion. Save up and buy a good goodie bag of products.
I'm a fair-skinned, dark-haired south asian. This product gives me the perfect color. Sally Hansen's spray-on legs, in both medium and tan, were orange. St. Tropez mousse is easy to apply, no streaks, dries quickly; first application lasted several showers. I would recommend using gloves when applying; using hands can stain the palms for a day, even when washing right after application. The scent is similar to henna/mehndi, but is very mild, and I don't mind it. Big bottle should last me a while, but I would repurchase.
This is a review for the Rimmel Glam Eyes mascara in kohl black. I am south asian, with dark hair and eyes. It's a very black color that is really flattering for my coloring. It's not a curling formula, but keeps a curl. Is a "wet" formula that has a tendency to smudge on skin. Small tendency to clump, but not bad. I do not like the straight stiff brush because I often poke myself. That said, it is cheap and it works.
Cleansers -Ponds - Clean Sweep Cleansing and Makeup Remover Towelettes
benzodiazepine 4/11/2011 10:21:00 PM
Removes makeup well. Stays moist in packaging. I keep all towelettes in a plastic ziploc once opened. Removes waterproof mascara, but not perfectly. I have sensitive skin, and they do not break me out. Much better than the Boot's version and stay more moist for longer than Boots or Mac makeup towelettes. I repurchase regularly. Easy to travel with. Well-priced.
Shampoo -Wen by Chaz Dean - Cleansing Conditioners - All
benzodiazepine 12/18/2010 5:17:00 PM
Have been using Wen for almost a year. My hair is thick, dark, and a bit coarse. Its natural tendency is to be a frizzy wavy mess if I do not style and blowdry. Wen does calm the hair, and my stylist noticed that my hair seemed healthier. I use about 10-12 pumps during a wash on my layered just-past-the-shoulder hair, and wash my hair 2-3 times per week. Wen is a nice product, and I would keep purchasing, but it's just too expensive. Nearly $45 per bottle here in California. The styling lotion is okay, in very small quantities. Has a tendency to weigh my hair down if I use too much, and it's not something I would buy on its own. (Received it with the first few packages on cleanser.) The deep conditioner isn't impressive, frankly. I have been using it as a conditioner with non-Wen shampoo, and it works well for that. But for overnight treatment, I think any standard hair oil (I use jojoba, olive, almond), works just as well, without the goopy mess. Just canceled my subscription. Will update if I'm bereft without it.
Bought this based on the strong reviews here at MUA. Disappointment. I'm NC 30-35. The color options are very limited. Bought Golden Beige, which is the second to the darkest color, and it looked rather pink on me. It also has a very flat gray finish...cadaver-ish was what I thought (sorry for the graphic!). My forehead stayed oily, but the area around my mouth was dry and flaky. I'm tossing the bottle. Speaking of which, I did like the sanitary squeeze bottle. In sum, SPF-containing medium liquid foundation. Major cons are limited color choices, and flat dull finish.