I absolutely love this! I have been looking for a serum that would not break me out like Estee Lauder advanced night repair and No. 7 protect and perfect. My Clarins consultant showed me the correct way to apply this, one pump and spread it all over your hand, lay your hands flat over your face (without pressing), start on cheeks, forehead chin. Then repeat over the areas by pressing. Leave for a couple of minutes before applying your moisturiser. You don't have to use a Clarins moisturiser as this can be used with your regular moisturiser. I use Murad a moisturiser and I don't use this serum in the morning, just at night. Will definitely buy again as my skin now feels baby soft. I have combination skin which can react to a lot of products, no reaction from this!
Treatments -Murad - Resurgence Age-Diffusing Serum
cleopatra44 2/12/2013 5:09:00 AM
I loved this... for one week only! My skin looked great for the first week, then I came out with large spots on my cheeks (I never get spots on my cheeks). I thought it was this or my new bronzer so I stopped both let the spots clear and then started using the serum again. The spots flared up again. I really wanted to like this so was disappointed I had to use this as a hand cream. Oh, the pump also broke so I had to take the container apart every time I wanted to use it and stick a cotton bud in to get the product. Annoying that I couldn't return it as I lost the receipt. Note to self: Mind all your receipts!
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion
cleopatra44 10/24/2012 3:51:00 AM
Tried every product under the sun for my son's eczema flared skin but nothing worked til i found this little gem! Soothed his dry skin with no irritation and prevented flare ups. This is great, he using it now for 8 years and his eczema has not flared up for a long long time. I use this product now as it is so good and rivals any luxury body lotion I have used.
This is my ultimate hair treatment. I use the one for thick hair,the one for fine hair for me is just like a regular conditioner. I have extremely long,thick, dry,frizzy dyed,,knotty hair. If I use supermarket ( non salon) shampoos and conditioners my hair is matt and knotty and takes ages to comb through. This treatment is unreal, my comb just glides through my wet hair now. I wash my hair with Bain Satin 2 , towel dry, apply a very small amount of Kereastase, massage through, cover hair in a shower cap or plasticbag, then cover that with a towel and leave for at leasthalf an hour. I always leave for an hour. I just let my hair dry naturally as it dries so smooth and shiny and smells divine. Sheer indulgence!
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair (Serum)
cleopatra44 10/2/2012 4:13:00 AM
I used this a few years ago and I broke out terribly and could not understand the 'hype'surrounding this product. Two months ago I decided to give it another go thinking my older skin might tolerate it better. Not a chance! I am all spots from this and I used this very sparingly. Please try a sampleof this before you buy a bottle as it is so expensive just to throw in the bin!
Treatments -Redken - Smooth Down Butter Treat [DISCONTINUED]
cleopatra44 8/29/2012 6:03:00 AM
I have extremely long colored hair which got dried out from swimming a lot in a chlorinated pool. This did not work the first coupe of times I used it, but persevere, on my third go my hair is soft and sleek and so shiny. I am so pleased. This is what I do: Wash my hair with smooth down shampoo and towel dry. Put the treatment in your hair and massage it in. No need to comb. Put a shower cap over your hair or wrap clingfilm or a plastic bag over your hair. Cover with a towel and leave for as long as you can. I leave it for an hour. Then rinse thoroughly. Your hair will be as soft as butter!
Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Resilience Lift Overnight Face & Throat Creme
cleopatra44 8/27/2012 5:20:00 AM
I realy wanted to like this product but I don't. It does not cause any reaction but I can't stand the smell so I just use it on my neck an d décolleté. Ya my neck and decollate look good from using this. I wash my hands afterwards as I can't bear the smell of this. Wish I tried a sample first as I wouldnt have wasted money on this!
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Black Out Mascara
cleopatra44 8/19/2012 4:48:00 PM
Love this! My eyelashes look fantastic when I use this, long, thick and very black. This does not cause any irritation to my eyes, I have very sensitive eyes. This lasts all day and I have had loads of compliments since I have started using this mascara.
Excellent product, I am on my third tube and will never buy another mask. No irritation whatsoever with this, I have combination skin which reacts to a lot of products.Once a week I apply a thin layer of this on top of my night cream (Yon-Ka elastic nuit )and then go to bed. In the morning my skin looks and feels wonderful.
This streaked on me (badly) and I couldn't wait for it to fade to reapply as I thought I did it incorrectly. It streaked the second and third time. The fumes from this can is awful. you need a well ventilated room. Also first time I used this was in my bedroom, as I was spraying it on my body some of it sprayed around my room, on the floor, bed, wardrobe etc. I was cleaning my room while this was drying. Never in my room again! Next time I did it in the shower, I only have a shower curtain and the spray went all over this and stained so the curtain had to be washed afterwards. U would probably need a tanning booth or a shower with sliding doors to enclose yourself. When I got a professional spray tan it was in a shower cubicle while the beauty therapist sprayed me. anyway this was too messy and smelled awful!
Treatments -Clinique - Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle and UV Damage Corrector
cleopatra44 7/18/2012 4:28:00 AM
I used 2 bottles of this. I have skin that reacts to a lot of products. This caused no reaction at all and made my skin super soft. I even used it around my eye area. All you need is 2 drops on your fingertips and spread it all over your face. I did not notice any difference with lines, I have very few at 46. I am constantly changing products and do not use products for more than a year but I have recently bought another bottle of this as I like how it makes my skin so soft. Try a sample, Clinique are very generous with their samples. If you don't ask, you won't get. I ask at every counter for samples. If they don't have any, I produce a tiny container from my handbag (I keep empty eye cream containers) and they are happy to fill it up.
Moisturizers -Murad - Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30
cleopatra44 7/11/2012 11:20:00 AM
Bought this as part of the Sun Undone kit. My skin was nice to start with but I have pigmentation marks on my face which I dislike. This moisturizer did nothing for me. It made my skin dry and tight and extremely shiny on my t zone. When I went back for my 5 week consultation, the therapist also commented on my shiny skin. Awful! Stopped using this and used the skin perfecting lotion anti age. My skin is so much better now, thankfully.
Lip Liners -Christian Dior - Dior Contour Lipliner Pencil 463 Candy Rose
cleopatra44 6/25/2012 4:58:00 AM
Excellent product and a perfect shade of pink. You could even pencil in your lips and wear this as a lipstick. Lips are so moisturized. There is even a lip brush at the other end of this pencil. I usually wear this with Dior's Rouge Dior lipstick in mythical pink 649. Was told this combination brings out the blue in my eyes!
Blush -Christian Dior - DiorBlush - Strawberry Sorbets 943
cleopatra44 6/24/2012 6:10:00 AM
I love this blush, it was recommended by a very professional Dior consultant. I went to another store in a different city and had a makeover, peachy keen blusher was used on me. He said never use the Strawberry Sorbets 943 as it wouldn't suit me. I did not dare tell him that I had it at home sitting pride of place on my dressing table. Yes I did like the Peachy Keen but I prefer this one, I look better and my' over critical member of the style police' teenage son says I look great when I wear this.
I really like this concealer and also the packaging. i have dark circles under my eyes and this makes me more 'awake'. I get compliments when I wear this, people say I look really well and ask did i get my hair done or something. I use this on my eye lids as well as it is a great base for eyeshadow. My only quibble would be that too much comes out in one pump, so don't press too hard as you will be wasting product. I have tried Dior, YSL, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Rimmel, Vichy, La Roche Posay (the list is endless) and this is definitely my favorite.