Cleansers -St. Ives - Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser
chai24 4/15/2013 12:27:00 AM
I bought this together with the scrub. I have acne and very oily skin so this sounds too good to be true why not try it. First use, I don't see any difference just washes oiliness but doesn't control oil I get shiny after an hour. After 2 weeks, acne still the same no improvement. I wonder how the 2% Salicylic Acid is working? I tried to give it a 1-2 minute lather to give more time to for the cleanser to work but my skin itch and burns from it. I finished the bottle but won't repurchase. Didn't help with blemishes. I'm missing the L'oreal Skin Genesis Pore Minimizing Gel Cleanser and the St. Ives Daily Microdermabrasion. Sigh! Both are discontinued. On the other hand, the scrub works well though it's oil free and grainy (fine grains), leaves no residue great for oily skin.
Moisturizers -L'Oreal - Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Icy Gel
chai24 2/13/2013 2:53:00 PM
I'm on my second jar now. First let me tell you I have the oiliest skin with breakouts and acne scars. Though this is a gel moisturizer for oily skintypes but it also controls oil as well. I still get shiny but it suppresses the oil from breaking through. My skin is hydrated, comfortable, cool, refreshed and matte. Even the soap and glory clear here t-zone oil control moisturizer can't beat its mattifier. Not suited for dry/ dry-normal skintype. No SPF, I only use indoors and overnight. ($7.00). I also use the cleanser and toner both also are satisfactory. 4 lippies, not my ultimate oil control anti-blemish moisturizer, this is just ok for my daily use.
This is way much better than the Guerlain parure pearly white foundation. Lasts for hours, controls oil and soft matte finish, For reference I have a very oily skin, blemish and acne prone and scars. So I needed medium-full coverage that doesn't irritate my skin or cause acne. I wear 01 Beige Pale (I'm a MAC NC25, EL DW 2W1 Sand, Revlon Buff/Sand Beige) and this comparable to Estee Lauder Double Wear and Make Up Forever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation. I also have the pearly white in 02 Beige Clair which I wanted to love but doesn't last longer than 2-3 hours. Love the scent and the bottle. Luxury in a bottle!
Liquid -L'Oreal - White Perfect Pearl Whitening Foundation Essence
chai24 12/4/2012 3:48:00 PM
I ran out of my EL DW I wanna try something cheaper. I'm skeptical about this foundation, it says whitening foundation essence but i'm not sure about the staying power. Since I'm very oily for one, acne prone with acne scars, I can't blame the foundie, it dries after application unnoticeable color match good. I wore G1 Vanilla Ivory, I'm a MAC NC25, Estee Lauder Double Wear 2W1 Sand, Revlon Colorstay in between Buff/Sand Beige. I'm still oily with this I get shiny after 4 hrs.
I'm lemming for MAC Ruby Woo, I just go around and look for a cheaper alternative and this is it. Matte deep red. Love it. Classic look that never go out of style.
This was my favorite, I never settle for any scrub because of my acne-prone skin not to mention very oily and acne scars. It has the texture of sands on clear base cleanser. I really like it never thought I would but this helped a lot on clearing my skin. After I use this my foundation would go on smooth, no flaky skin, no tiny bumps and no large clogged pores. After finishing a tube, it was nowhere to be found.So so sad and disappointed.
BB Cream -Maybelline - Clear Smooth BB Stick 8-in-1 Skin Transformer
chai24 6/25/2012 12:09:00 PM
Finally a BB cream for oily skin! It's a BB stick 8 in 1 skin transformer with spf 21 PA+++, 12 hour anti shine, powder finish.
Treatments -Clinique - Repairwear Contour Firming Formula
chai24 5/27/2012 11:52:00 AM
Clinique reapirwear contour firming formula. Define, sculpt, contour. Fueled by a unique Retinol/Peptide Complex, this layerable formula multiplies skin's capacity to generate structural type 1 Collagen. Use diligently. Apply with upward strokes. Limit sun exposure and use a daily sunscreen while using this product and during periods of non use. 15 ml. I got this as a freebie from clinique counter, I wasn't interested on this until I tried it on my neck and saw results overnight. My neck is tighter and firmer under chin. Used it on my face saw contour and sculpted cheekbones! Amazing and I'm only 31 years old.
Primer/ Corrector -Revlon - PhotoReady Perfecting Primer (color 001)
chai24 4/20/2012 2:53:00 AM
I have very oily blemish prone skin. I'm skeptical on using primer due to my oily skin. This product is matte and controls shine! It controls oil better than L'oreal perfecting base which I also love but hate the jar type packaging. Foundation is matte finish. Love the pump bottle.
I love this foundation for my oily skin. I bought "Sand" (I'm a light-medium with yellow undertone) it matches my skintone, I'm Buff 150 in Revlon and MAC NC25. I wear this with Black Radiance Complexion Perfection "Anti-Shine" Primer for a dry-touch finish or L'oreal Magique Perfecting Base for velvety-smooth-matte finish.
Sunscreen -L'Oreal - UV Perfect MAT SPF 30 For Normal to Oily Skin
chai24 2/25/2012 11:24:00 AM
L'oreal Dermo-Expertise UV Perfect MAT SPF 30 UVB/UVA PA+++ 12H Longlasting UVA/UVB Protector Against Brown Spots, Skin Darkening , Premature Skin Aging and Shine For Normal to Oily Skin 30 ML I bought it for 9.5$ at Duty Free. I instantly grabbed it upon reading that it's for oily skin. Since I rarely use sunblock due to oiliness and shine so I looked for matte sunblock. It's light texture and somewhat mattifying but less in oil control. Can be used under make up at least. It's just okay sunblock for me at least for now.
I REALLY LIKE IT BUT IT DOESN'T LAST FOR HOURS. For reference I have oily skin with acne scars and prone to blemishes. MAC NC25, Estee Lauder DW Sand. I bought shade 02 Beige Clair, a shade darker for my skintone (I should have gotten the 01 Beige Pale the lightest shade). The packaging says PARURE Pearly White Brightening Fluid Foundation Skin Refiner - Matte Finish SPF 15 - PA+ 30 ml. It's really love at first application but doesn't last long maybe only for 2 hours. It oxidizes and turns darker on me. I use it with L'oreal magique perfecting base primer (which is great for my skin velvety matte) but I still get oily after few hours. I put on finishing powder and still blot a lot during the day. Love the packaging with pump.
I have been using this for 2 years already, it freshens my oily blemished skin. Lifts dirt and oil, I use this every day and I couldn't leave the house without this. My daily regimen includes this.
Very warm fragrance for me and actually it's almost the same with Narciso Rodriguez for her EDP (parfum) the pink bottle. It's like a dupe for it. I have both fragrances.
A toner (freshener) from etude house. Lifts dirt, oil and grime. Evens out and brightens skin tone. Glowing skin! What more can I say. It's an all in one freshener. Great for all skin type.