I'm disappointed in the fact that so few people on MUA know about this great product. Indie, organic brands aren't as well known but they have great ingredients and products that are well worth trying. Pangea Organics has outstanding products and this is definitely one of them. This scrub is great for if you want something you can use everyday. I use this after washing my face at night with my Olay Pro X skin care brush and it makes my skin super soft. The scrub isn't harsh or doesn't dry your skin out. If your looking for a harsh exfoliant, this product is not for you. Since it can be used everyday, you don't want something harsh and this scrub just provides a good, everyday exfoliation. The ingredient list is pretty impressive. There's tons of good for you ingredients such as almond oil and evening primrose oil just to name a few. Don't be scared of oil if you have oily skin. My oily/acne prone skin, does not make me breakout with this product. The only down side is the price, 32 dollars, but I think the quality of ingredients and effectiveness of this product make it worth it. I also agree with a previous reviewer who said to use this in the shower because the beads can be a bit difficult to take out if they get stuck in your hair. Ingredient List: Purified Water (Aqua), Alcohol (Sda 38b Organic Lavender), Vigna Angularis (Organic Adzuki Bean), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Derived Solely From Coconut Oil), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed, Glycerin (Vegetable), Glycerol Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea) Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Sucrose Stearate, Oryza Sativa (Organic Rice) Bran Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Organic Evening Primrose) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Cucurbita Pepo (Organic Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Organic Blood Orange) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Organic Sweet Orange) Oil*, Boswellia Carterii (Organic Frankincense) Oil*, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil*, Daucus Carota (Organic Carrot) Seed Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Organic Geranium) Oil*, Calendula Officinalis (Organic Calendula) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Organic Rosemary) Extract, Rosa Gallica (French Rose) Extract, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).* Essential Oil
Sunscreen -La Roche Posay - Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid
dancinlaughin01 1/23/2011 9:09:00 PM
This is my HG sunscreen. I was using Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Touch Sunscreen which is a good sunscreen and does the job, but this one is a million times more sheer. It literally melts into my skin, I have not found another sunscreen that works so well with my oily skin. Since this product is so light and sinks into the skin so quick, it doesn't cause any breakouts which is a plus, in fact, it seems to mattify my complexion. Another bonus is that it is fragrance free so it's great for sensitive skin and it's water resistant. Although I don't swim, if I get wet for any reason I'm covered!
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Feather LIght Brush
dancinlaughin01 12/16/2010 7:39:00 PM
I feel like a hypocrite for saying this, but I use bare minerals brushes for liquid foundation, but what the heck, I do. I use this brush to get that airbrushed, stippling effect with my Clinique foundation. You have to be patient and stipple for a few minutes to really blend the foundation, but after a minute or two, you get flawless skin! I do notice a little bit of the foundation stays on the brush, but that's great if you want a natural look that you can build up with layers. This is also great to use with Mineral Veil and a lot cheaper than the MAC 187 that I wanted for such a long time. A great substitute for that.
Other -Unlisted Brand - Arm and Hammer Whitening Booster
dancinlaughin01 12/15/2010 2:19:00 AM
This is no miracle product that is going to dramatically change your smile. But what this product will do, is slowly and gradually give you whiter teeth. After every use, you will notice that your teeth will be a tiny bit whiter. What I love about this product is that it's easy to use and doesn't require extra time. I'm currently using Crest White Strips and although they are making my smiler brighter, I use the whitening booster once a day as well and it just helps my smile so much more. I'd recommend using this product in conjunction with Crest White Strips, but only once a day, just to give your treatment an extra boost.
Tinted Moisturizer -Jouer - luminizing moisture tint
dancinlaughin01 12/13/2010 9:30:00 PM
This is definitely not the kind of product you want to get if your looking for coverage, even just a little. It's very sheer and blends into the skin. My problem is you can barely see any difference once you apply the product. It just gives a little bit of a glow, but for 38$ that really isn't much at all. I will say I love how the product has SPF 20, so it's a great product for sun protection that isn't heavy. But unless you have a pretty flawless face, this isn't the right product for you.
I love these strips! Getting a little irritation and redness around the nose is worth it for me, especially since it gets rid of most of my blackheads/whiteheads on my nose. I can't find any other product that works as well, if you find one, let me know ASAP! The only thing I would change about this product is if they made the nose strips bigger because I can never completely cover my nose with them (maybe I just have a really big nose haha). Like other reviewers, this works best right after a shower because the steam opens your pores, making it easier for the blackheads/whiteheads to come out.
This is the perfect product to give you that facial glow. This product replaces my weekly facial which consists of steaming my face, using an apricot scrub and then a clay mask. I get the same results using exfolikate for 30 seconds instead! It saves me so much time. I know alot of reviewers complain that it tingles and irritates the skin a bit, but for me, that shows me that the product is actually working. It's a small side effect for a product that is amazing. I also have to say I don't think the Gentle version is as effective. You might want to try it out if you don't like the tingling sensation, but it just doesn't feel like it's working on my skin. I still think the Gentle version is good, but the original gives better results in my usage of both products. I know Kate Somerville herself uses it daily, so it might be worth a try if your looking for something less harsh that you want to use everyday. Here's my tip to save money on exfolikate: go to your local Sephora and get a sample. My sample lasted me two months! you don't need alot of product. Then go back for another sample, after that one is finished! Voila, I just saved you 85 dollars! Or, just look for this product on ebay, they definitely sell them cheaper there. Overall, I highly recommend this product. It is an important part of my skin care regime.