I don't quite understand the low ratings on this..I used this years ago and benefited from clear skin while using. For whatever reason, I stopped using it, and my skin definitely saw the effects! I was breaking out along my jawline (which was not at all common with my skin). So a few months ago, I spotted this on Sephora and thought I should try it again. And I am glad I did! This removes any traces of makeup left over after cleansing, and I love that I can see the blackheads and clogged pores come right up when using this..Awesome stuff-Just remember to get the right tonor for your skin type-Because I hadn't used this in years, I started back with #1 and gradually moved onto #2 (which is right for my skin tone).
This foundation is great-It provides a medium-full coverage (including over post-acne redness!). I don't even need concealer when I use this. It leaves an dewy finish, which I love, though I'm not sure how this will be come summer humidity! And, it has not caused any breakouts, which is great!
Treatments -Murad - Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel
casey6383 5/20/2009 2:37:00 PM
Ever since being pregnant, I have had a single brown spot under my right eye, along with some general discoloration around my eyes. I've tried EVERYTHING-from drugstore creams to PTR, DermaDoctor, Clinique, Retin-A, etc.. Nothing was working to decrease the amount of discoloration. Then, I saw the review for this on MUA and had to try it. I went to my local ULTA and bought this about 3 weeks ago. In 3 weeks I have noticed an incredible lightening of my spots! I definitely recommend to those with discoloration, as this product really does work-Just be cautious, and know that there is hydroquinolone in it, which has been linked to Leukemia after long term use!
Powder -Merle Norman - Luxiva Ultra Powder Foundation
casey6383 5/20/2009 2:31:00 PM
I never write reviews-but this stuff is great. A friend of mine recommended this to me years ago, and now I see why she has raved about it! I find that it provides good coverage, except for under eyes-which I just use some of my bare minerals with a concealer brush. Follow up with ultra powder and some bronzer, and I'm good to go!