Smells like crap, but I find it really good for my oily/combination skin as it acts as a moisturizer without clogging my pores or turning my face into a greasy mess. It definitely has made my complexion brighter and helped with reducing pore size and redness. I like it as a night treatment as well since it's really light you can't feel it on your face once it absorbs.
The first 2 times I used this it seriously dried my skin out, but subsequent applications left my skin so much smoother and clearer. I've tried glycolic acid products and I have to say this product which has lactic acid is much gentler on the skin. New favourite.
I was a bit apprehensive when I squeezed the product out of the tube and it turned out to be bright orange and sticky. It also smelled a bit funky. However once I rubbed it into my hair (fine and slightly wavy, a bit on the dry side) it worked wonders. It just added a bit of volume and made my hair look so moisturized and healthy I've had several people ask me what I did to my hair recently. Packaging isn't great; I have to peel of product residue from the bottle occasionally because the pump is kind of weird, but overall it's a really good product.
Treatments -Dermalogica - Concealing Spot Treatment
dawnsiow 7/3/2012 6:49:00 AM
I tried a sample of the new formulation and I'm so glad I didn't buy it because it was awful. It smelled terrible and was just so orange. Unless you've got a horrible fake tan, there is no way this will match your skin tone. It was also cakey and difficult to apply.
This is a lovely foundation; it offers good coverage, doesn't cake and blends easily. Also the packaging is really pretty. However, I stupidly bought a bottle while I was in a hurry and got a shade that oxidizes way too orange on me (035). The thing is, I'm East-Asian with pretty yellow/orange undertones already so if I can't use this, I have no idea whose skin is actually orange enough for this foundation. It's a pity because if it weren't for the shade I'd really like it.
I only use this when my skin gets extremely dry due to the weather or on long-haul flights. It dries transparent so it's especially good on planes so I don't look like a complete nut with a mask on. While it does make my skin less tight and dry when I really need it, it hasn't really done anything amazing either. Also, it doesn't break me out. Not a miracle-worker, but I'd repurchase it if I couldn't find a better hydrating mask.
I've been using this for just over a month and while it hasn't helped to get rid of my acne completely, it definitely has helped. It gets rid of small pimples, but not hormonal cystic acne. Also I kind of like the smell; it kind of relaxes me before I drift off to sleep.
This is a pretty nice clay mask; I use it at the end of the week or after a long day out in the polluted city. It helps with oil control and leaves my skin really smooth after I use it. Also it hasn't caused any breakouts, and a little bit goes a long way so this tube will last me ages.
It's an okay toner; it didn't cause any breakouts but didn't do anything for my acne either. I'll probably finish the bottle but won't repurchase.
My hair is fine and curly. If I don't use the right product it turns into a hot frizzy mess. This transforms frizzy into soft, pretty beach waves. It doesn't leave my hair greasy, and smells quite good. Packaging is functional and it isn't too expensive. Will definitely repurchase :)
I absolutely love the way this matches my skin tone. I'm ethnically Chinese, slightly tanned (about NC35 in mac foundations) and terribly fussy when it comes to lip colours. My lips are already naturally quite red so pale lipsticks don't really show well. And I'm not daring enough to wear red RED lipsticks. This is a good in-between colour and I got so many compliments wearing it. The staying power is really good and texture wise it's quite pleasant to apply. I use a lip brush for a bolder look or my fingers to pat it on as a stain for a more natural look. It isn't sticky and doesn't rub off on clothes or my face or my teeth either. My only gripe is with the packaging. It's functional and a good size, but I'm not sure if I like how plastic it is. I usually like Shu Uemura's packaging, but this might be taking minimalistic a bit too far. So I took 1 lippie off for that. Other than that, love, love, love this product.
This is pretty good for concealing parts of my face that are really oily, like around my nose and under my chin and on my forehead, but tends to be cakey and flake when I use it on my cheeks. I apply it with a concealer brush and blend it out with my fingers. I'm just trying to use the pot up now, and then I'll try to find a concealer that works better for combination skin. That said, I <3 Shu Uemura products and this will probably be really good for people with extremely oily skin all over.
Primer/ Corrector -Shu Uemura - UV Underbase Mousse SPF 30+
dawnsiow 5/29/2012 2:08:00 PM
I bought this planning to use it as a primer. It's reasonable at controlling oil and my foundation goes on smoothly over it. However, I stopped using foundation every day so I now use it as a sunscreen instead. My face is really oily and acne-prone relish the idea of slathering sunscreen over an already oily surface. This provides a nice, matt finish with no white cast and hasn't caused any breakouts. So I usually just spread it over my face, dab some concealer on, and leave the house. Will probably repurchase unless I can find a sunscreen that doesn't break me out or leave me greasy.
Reasonably effective for removing foundation, but absolutely terrible for removing eye makeup. Using it every day also gave me breakouts, possibly because of the excessive exfoliating effect. Will not repurchase.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Cure - Natural Aqua Gel
dawnsiow 1/9/2012 1:35:00 PM
Left my skin feeling amazing after I used it, but it also caused me to break out in small pimples. Will not repurchase.