Moisturizers -Avene - Rich Hydrating Cream - Hydrance Optimale Riche
clauria 8/29/2008 10:45:00 AM
I'm reviewing the light/legere one. I think it's a good product...it just happened to cause me clogs. Lots of them in a very short amount of time. Possible cloggers in the ingredient(comedogenicity) list are: Capric Triglyceride/acid (2), butylene Glycol (1), Benzoic Acid (2), Glycine Soja(soybean-3). Other than that, it's very soothing and hydrating. I wonder which seed was used for the seed oil and seed extract. Ingredients: Avene Thermal Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius(safflower oil), Seed Oil, Cyclomethicone, Sucrose Stearate, Glycerin, butylene Glycol, Sucrose Distearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Benzoic Acid, Beta-Sitosterol Bht, Carbomer, Chlorphenesin, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, Glycine Soja, Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Poloxamer 188, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
clauria 2/14/2008 8:37:00 AM
I've tried this as... 1. Cleansing Oil: It dissolves my ss and any mu right off and in the process unclogs my pores. You can actually feel grainy bits during your massage and if you look closely, you'll notice the bits are sebum plugs. 2. Hot oil treatment for hair: Used once and washed off with clarifying shampoo. Excellent! It left my hair shiny, soft and very easy to manage. (I heard it's better to use grapeseed oil mixed with EOs if you want to grow hair. I'm gonna try that next!) 3. Glycerin/H2O sealant: Good. Rub 2~3 drops of oil between palms and pat over it. Very good moisturizer. 4. Body scrub: Mix with brown sugar and honey(optional) until mushy. Apply, leave it on skin about 2 minutes and lightly scrub before washing it off. You'll get smooth and moisturized skin. Overall, I had started to get enlarged pores by product overload coupled with dehydration. I'm on my first week of using EVOO and I can already notice the results. My pores look smaller, almost nonexistent really (they are there but you can only notice them when you get really really close :P). I have normal to combo skin that is highly clog-prone (one or two whiteheads/month is the norm but if I use the wrong product it gets crazy!) and so far I've tried grapeseed oil (I felt it was a little bit drying for winter), sunflower oil (wasn't sure if it was refined or not. Has a very mild oily smell I didn't like) and EVOO. And I think that if everything's fine for the next month I'll stick with it.
HG in body moisturizers! I use it year round. I love smoothing this on after my morning shower because it doesn't leave me all sticky like some other body moisturizers and oils do (Yes, I'm looking at you J&J's Baby oil!). It leaves my skin ultra-touchable and hydrated.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
clauria 1/28/2008 9:12:00 AM
I read all the reviews and bought it. And I have to tell you it is way more expensive here in Korea than in other countries. I've stopped using this product because it made my usually normal skin dry up, it even gave me wrinkles around the nose. I bought it thinking to give my other moisturizers a boost for winter but it had the opposite effect of what I wanted. I love the pretty pink color and I love the matte finish and really yummy gel texture. But I hate the jar packaging, the wrinkles it gave me and the 'I'm so dry, my face's gonna crack' feeling it gave me too.
I started breaking out in September last year. I had never, not even in my teens, had acne on my cheeks. I was scared. I knew you should never pop them so I tried to wait them out. But I found that pimples left hyperpigmented scars behind even if I didn’t touch them. I went to my derm and she told me I was dehydrated. Yes, dehydration can also cause pimples and many Koreans are suffering from it. So I started changing my skin routine after refusing any antibiotics (Bacteria are geniuses when it comes to developing resistance and the consequences are right down scary). I started by buying Clinique’s moisture surge gel, which felt wonderful but gave me wrinkles, go figure. Well, after lots of experimentation, money lost, and lots of reading around. I gave all my moisturizers away (of course, I still have my sunblock) and bought a bottle of glycerin and a tube of Vaseline. Glycerin to give me moisture and Vaseline to seal it up. I mix both with water before applying. I’ve been on this routine for 2 weeks and you can’t see a pimple on my face. The scars are also disappearing very fast. So, if you think you are dehydrated. Please give this a try--> Glycerin in a 1:10 mix with water (I use Evian) in a spray bottle. Supposedly 30% Glycerin is the best concentration but I found that to be way too sticky. And seal it up with a really small amount of petroleum jelly with water (You’ll notice Vaseline is sticky at first but when you mix it, it feels just like water alone) and tap the mix on you face.