Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30
ccempron09 9/27/2012 11:05:00 PM
In short....... -no scent -not greasy, truly "sheer dry-touch" -great under makeup, doesn't alter texture of foundation -great day time moisturizer -doesn't irritate eyes or skin I started wearing sunscreen everyday 4 years ago. doing so has improved my skin's texture stay smooth and helped faded dark acne scaring (since UV rays darken them). my hope is that in the long run, wearing sunscreen every day will prevent wrinkles and slow down the aging of my skin. which i feel it has, people still mistake me for a high school student even though i'm in college. i can;t see anyone would do without wearing sunscreen everyday, especially since neutrogena has made one that so low maintenance. this is my HG day time moisturizer and will repurchase for the rest of my life!
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair (Serum)
ccempron09 9/27/2012 10:55:00 PM
This is HG! I'm not looking to repair deep wrinkles, but I am developing fine lines that I'd like prevent from getting deeper. I've also had bad acne scaring from high school, dryness from eczema on cheeks, redness around nose and chin. This serum fixed all of the above. My skin is smooth, fresh and awake, bright, hydrated, and even. After using this for the first three months every night, I got tons of compliments on my skin, not my makeup, my skin! I find myself only using concealer, because my skin feels and looks great I just want to show it off. I often get mistaken as a 12 year old after this serum. I also get fewer breakouts using this. There's a hint of some kind of floral fragrance, but doesn't linger or bother me (and i'm very sensitive to floral scents and gag if i get too overwhelmed). Its extremely expensive, but cheaper than stuff like SKII and works better (IMO). I go through the smaller bottle about every 8 to 9 months after continuous night time use. You only need a pea size amount to cover your whole face, so its worth it. I'm on my second bottle and will continue to purchase over and over cannot be without this!
Treatments (Eye) -Clinique - Repairwear- Intensive Eye Cream
ccempron09 11/7/2009 9:32:00 PM
it might just be me and my skin, but i had a horrible allergic reaction to this eye cream!!!! I will say when i used this, it definitely made a difference right away. after my initial application, my dark circles became less visible and my eye area was very moisturized. however, i can't say anything about results after long term use considering i had to stop using this product after a week. within three days tiny, pimple-like bumps formed directly under my lower lashline. i thought they this would simply go away, but it only got worse. my under-eye began to swell and an itchy rash formed in addition to more tiny bumps. after i stopped using the eye cream, the reaction slowly went away. i was very disappointed with clinique since they have marketed themselves as hypoallergenic. i love clinique and i have never had a problem with allergies using their products. but if you have sensitive skin, i would stay away from this eyecream. i will not be repurchasing.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Best Bath Store - Acne Facial Bar
ccempron09 9/5/2009 12:38:00 AM
i have sensitive skin and acne, but its not horrible. i have been using this product for a month and i love it. i use it with my 3-step clinique acne system. it lathers really well and smells medicinal, which didn't bother me. it literally gets your face squeaky clean, but not dry. the only reason i gave it a 4 and not a 5 is because after using the bar for a few days it gets really squishy and hard to store. i also took away a lippie because its advertised as an "acne" bar, but i don't think this product alone would do a good job of treating acne. my acne has since this purchase decreased and i will continue to include this as part of my skin routine. k thats all!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Best Bath Store Acne Treatment Gel
ccempron09 9/5/2009 12:29:00 AM
I have been using prescription topical acne creams for y6 years. i found them super drying and expensive. and due to my VERY sensitive skin, i also have contact dermatitis and other rashes on my face which would get irritated by the prescriptions. so i was looking for an alternative. i saw the product reviewed by a youtube guru so i got a sample. the consistency is slimy and smells a little strange but then fades away when it dries. the sample size is AWESOME it lasted me a little more than two weeks, so i was able to figure out if it worked me. the first week my skin was perfect, and the clearest its ever been!! the second week i got my period and broke out horribly, my skin looked really greasy and oily. the product did nothing, for me during this time. after my period of break outs my skin has cleared and is less oily, but it is not as pretty as my initial use. it has been a month and i haven't has a horrible breakout since my period. i still have a few blemishes, but not as big and red as before. i think my skin is still getting use to the natural products since i've been using creams chemicals for so long. i would definitely would buy again because: 1. the full-size bottle has 4 oz, and you only need a pea-sized amount. so price-wise it is so much cheaper presciptions 2. the product has completely cleared my rashes, which the prescription never did 3. the flaky, dry skin i would get from prescriptions has gone away, and i now have nice dewy skin 4. its not the best acne product, but it does its job and works for my sensitive skin k thats all!