I agree with every comment from the reviewer directly below. I also use it to set makeup, love it and I have tried all of the different brands out there - this is by far the best. I use it for 1) after cleansing like a toner 2) after makeup 3) to freshen up during the day 4) after the gym This is my FAV skin care product :D
Cleansers -Comfort Zone - Splash-Gentle gel facial cleanser
deborahv 9/24/2005 11:02:00 PM
I *Love* this cleanser, it is so gentle and cleans so well! I have oily T-zone, acne-prone skin and I am always worried about trying new things because I may experience either irritation or breakouts but from the very first day, I had not one irritation or breakouts. Even though this is expensive, it cleans very well, does not cause breakouts and leaves your skin sooo beautifully clean w/o feeling tight or filmy - so far I have had very good experience with Comfort Zone.
I bought this oil to use on my acne-prone skin and was not very happy with the results. I had minor breakouts from it but that was not the worst of it, this oil made my skin look *AWFUL* like an oil-slick and when I woke in the morning it just looked so congested and gross - not smoothing or glowing like when I use other serums or treatments. Luckily, i was able to return it once I told the SA about my experience with it. I do not recommend this product and would not buy again.
Primer/ Corrector -Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat (Radiant Touch)
deborahv 8/24/2005 3:18:00 PM
I was unable to find the ingredients of this online. So I looked at my box, here are the ingredients- looks like it has a low level of comodegenicity. I hope that I didn't miss any, there were alot of numbers!! Aqua, cyclomethicone, Glycering, tal, mineral oil, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Trideceth-3, Methicone, Methylparaben, Squalane, [May contain: CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77492 (iron oxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 75470 (Carmine)] Update: i still love this..it is great as an undereye concealer and i also use it as an eyeshadow, I really love this..:)
Moisturizers -Chanel - Age Delay Nuit [DISCONTINUED]
deborahv 8/20/2005 5:46:00 PM
I have been very lucky to find some good products upon recommendations on MUA. However, this was not one of them. I bought this cream because of all the great reviews, I paid $100 CND for it, but hey given all the great reviews I thought it was worth it, right? NO! The first night I used it, I woke up to soft, matte skin that looked velvety. I was sold- I was ready to come in here and post a glowing review. I kept slathering this thick goo all over my acne-prone skin everynight for a week, then the cysts started. I thought it can't be this cream, I should give it a fair chance, but they continued...:( I had three HUGE cysts on my face, no amount of cover up would work AND they were these big red inflamed pimples, painful too!! they took about a month to heal and I still have brown marks from all three of them :( I thought, maybe my skin is too young for this cream? I gave it to my mom, I felt soo awful because then my mom started complaining that she had these huge pimples - my mom is 53 and she always has soft, smooth skin. Never any blemishes! Conclusion: this cream was the culprit--I would suggest if you have dry skin, not prone to breakouts- maybe try it- but beware!!! if you have combination or oily skin prone to breakouts...take my advice and stay away.
I have been using this product for a few months now (5 months) and I really like it. I find that if i use it as a spot treatment overnight on blemishes, it will definetely help to lessen the redness and swelling or just get rid of them altogether. I have found that even though I use it overnight it does not dry out the area - mind you my skin is used to other acne medications (BP). I gave it a 4 because I don't think that the packaging is all that great, i think that it is not that sanitary, companies creating products for acneic skin should try to ensure that the product is not contaminated in any way as this type of skin is more sensitive to that.
I use this scrub everyday and I think it helps to prevent breakouts and keep my skin soft and smooth. It helps to fade marks and smooth out any dryness. I gave it four lippies because of the price and the fact that it is not readily available(Sage tends to sell out and also their shipping takes a long time.)
I love this toner. It makes my skin soo soft. I use it after cleansing and after I have put on my makeup to "set" it. I gave it 4 lippies because of the price. It is very expensive and I am hoping I can find it for cheaper in HK.
Feels good -- but irritated my skin and broke me out. Back to my carita gentle cleanser.
Yes. This is a great moisturizer - did not break me out and made my skin very soft and glowing. Light texture, strong scent -- be careful to use around the eyes- will sting and make them water. Good for summer and winter use. UPDATE: I don't use this anymore, I stopped using it and my skin was still soft w/o it so I think that it is not so great to warrant the price and hassle to buy/ship to CND.
Treatments -Darphin - Overnight Refining Lotion (Desincrustant Lotion)
deborahv 12/28/2004 6:43:00 PM
Yes!!! AMAZING - This stuff works. I placed it on my nose where I tend to have a lot of small blackheads. Then in the morning I used my scrub, after that usually I use a light wash prior to putting makeup on, when I use this light wash--prior to it drying i can see the small whiteheads still but this morning...Nothing!!! all gone and it has stayed like that all day long!!! My nose is not dry or flaky. It is pretty amazing like it was after I had dermabrasion done , i thought that was the only way to get rid of the blackheads. I have only used it for one day not sure if I will experience any irritation from it. Will keep you updated. I have oily T-Zone and normal skin everywhere else. I gave it three for the packaging since it is runny and it tends to run out of the container. UPDATE: Be very careful when using this since it can really dry out your skin. I was so excited about the results i kept using it every night and found that my skin started peeling and looking really gross. Stopped using it and moisturized and skin went back to normal. I don't think you should use it like the directions say..ie. a "thick" layer- That seems to really *dry* out your skin and I got good results even with a thin layer. Update 2 - In the end I just didn't really like using this around my nose because inevitably it would dry it out and make it look awful - i have a pretty oily nose btw...so i will put this up for swap!
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser
deborahv 8/2/2004 5:28:00 PM
I bought this hoping that it would help prevent breakouts; when I started using it my skin was smooth and I did not have a single pimple, I used it for three days and already I have 3 odd looking bumps that look like irritation - I suggest to stay away from it- i returned it to the drugstore :)
I started using pro-activ about 4 years ago. I bought it for the first time about 5 years ago but at that time I used the whole system. I found that using the cleanser, toner and lotion dried out my skin and made it look awful, so I stopped using it and returned everything but forgot to return the repairing lotion. Fast forward one year later, i found it when I was having bad breakouts, rashes- little red bumps and couldn't get rid of them. Within two days the rashes were gone- and my skin was so pretty and smooth. The way I find works best for me is to use my regular cleanser(shiseido), then the shiseido serum, shiseido moisturizer and then use the lotion on top. I find it works best when I don't use too much other moisturizer, etc. before putting it on but since I live in a very dry city in the winter I have to use moisturizers or else my skin looks dull and flaky. When I don't use proactive on certain areas of my face, I am sure to breakout- although it is not cheap- if find I use very little and only apply a little more where i need it.