OK, I got the cold plasma in a kit I bought off the shopping channel and I'm really surprised by the result. I'm in my 40's dealing with a bout of adult acne, and this stuff has not only improved the texture of my skin, but taken the inflamation waaaaaaaaaay down for any breakouts I still get. I'm definately going to repurchase. Just a note, it DOES smell like fish. I put up with it because of the results, but if you are sensitive to smell and have a light gag reflex, this might not work for you. Otherwise, the results are great.
I have combination skin, and with most night creams I will wake up with a very oily nose. However, with this cream my face was never oily. I originally got a sample from Sephora and I had some left in it and tried it again and alas, no oilies when I woke up so I decided to purchase the full size version and my skin looks great. Although everything isn't for everybody, I would suggest you get the sample from Sephora and try it out, because if this product works for you, it's really going to work.
If you have oily skin, this is the mask for you. I have oily and sensitive skin and I bought this on a whim because there are very few clay masks on the market that don't have a whole bunch of junk in them. I wasn't expecting a lot but it did a really good job. I steam my face and then put the mask on and well as using it just after washing the face and it worked really well. It's really expensive in Canada but I have to say, you only need a little and it lasted me well over a year. It really is worth a try.
Primer/ Corrector -Sephora - Smoothing & Mattifying
cspence 6/17/2011 10:11:00 AM
I bought this after looking at the reviews and wasn't impressed. It didn't help with shine coming through my makeup and didn't really do anything much. I tried Smashbox and it was so much better as it helped keep my makeup on and looking fresh. For a woman with combination skin, that's a feat. It's a great price, but I'm much happier with the original.
Cleansers -Shu Uemura - High Performance Skin Purifier Cleansing Oil
cspence 5/10/2011 11:43:00 AM
I have oily/combination skin and I can use this thing alone in the summer to clense my skin. I simply followed the directions and this thing works wonders. I started with this as a lark, and was blown away by the results. People started asking me what I was using on my skin. I recommend that people take the time to follow the directions on how to use this product. Follow the directions, and rinse the skin throughly three times as they suggest. I will also follow with a little Mario Badescu cleanser (the Botanical gel) if I've been wearing a lot of makeup. I like the fact that the pump can lock so you don't have this leaking anywhere. It's very expensive, but I'd buy this again.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
cspence 5/10/2011 11:32:00 AM
I used to use this for about 2 years (on and off) and found that on my combination skin, my skin was dehydrated in the winter, and still oily in the summer. Because it doesn't have a sunscreen I was still getting sun damaged. So, I moved on to Olay complete which was much better and my skin was protected. If a moisturizer doesn't protect your skin from the sun, ladies, you're wasting your time.
Just a hint about using Proactive, I had great success when I did two things. First, At night, after cleansing and toning, put a bit of Panoxyl (you can get this at any drug store in north america) on before the cream on. Secondly, use the mask about once a week, or every 10 days or so. Get a basin, put hot water in it(boil the water in the kettle), a towel over your head for 5-10 minutes, rinse the face in lukewarm water and put on the mask. When I started using proactive first, it brought up everything that was under the skin, and considering it takes about 2 weeks to form one pimple, you can imagine how much acne can be under the skin. When I did these two things, my acne cleared up to the point that I no longer need to use Proactive. If you actually have acne and expect Proactive to do everything in 3 steps, yes, it will probably break you out, especially if you don't do facials. If you do, this product will clear up your skin.