while i like that it is natural, it doesn't work. the scent is ok, not offensive but i can't say i like it. i have to pair it up with menthol gel in order to feel a bit of relieve.
Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - 100% Pure Shea Butter
dezzilla 2/28/2011 3:11:00 PM
This always goes rancid in no time, so don't buy the big tub if you are not going to use it up fast. I like shea butter and just a bit would do. It's great on hands, cuticles, elbows and feet. I can't use it on my face or my body, it is too greasy.
It is very pricey item.The balm is very rich and a bit greasy. It soothes sore muscle and great in massage session. it has menthol, peppermint and eucalyptus, so it is somewhat strong and if you use too much it could make your eyes watery.
I love this scent. it is a refreshing lemony scent but not too potent. It lathers up a lot of big bubbles. It doesn't stripe my skin dry like some other soaps. can't say it is hydrating though.
Gels/Soaps -MOR - Emporium Soap Bar - Italian Blood Orange
dezzilla 2/28/2011 2:50:00 PM
not so fond of the scent. it is citrus but has a illy sweet note. the soap lathers a lot and cleans too well, making my skin dry. which surprised me since it has shea butter. The ingredients list say: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Kernelate, Water, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Tetrasodium EDTA, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, BHT, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow (CI 11680). The shea butter is even lower than tetrasodium EDTA which should be less than 1%. For $15/7oz bar, I'm very disappointed, beautiful packaging though. L'Occitane costs less, $10 for 8.8 oz bar and has 20$ shea butter!
$10/8.8 oz. Not too bad. I got the lavender scented bar and love it. The lathers are very creamy and dense. It doesn't leave my skin drying at all.
Skincare - Body -Bliss Labs - BlissLabs Mammoth Minty Scrub Soap
dezzilla 2/28/2011 2:09:00 PM
It smells very refreshing and is great in the morning or when feeling worn out. It leaves a cool, refreshing feeling. The bar is pretty big, I almost cut it into half but didn't. I don't rub the bar on my skin but in my palms because it is too abrasive. It's expensive. $18 for a 11 oz.
I'm not sure if it works on cellulite but I like that it exfoliates and and leave my skin so smooth. It also smells nice. I'll purchase again.
you can get the same effect by rubbing your lips with hot peppers or tiger balm! immediate burn caused me to start rubbing it off like crazy. the burn didn't go away easily so i panicky rubbed balm onto my lips and wiped it off. try tiger balm! it is cheaper but will do the same or better. hey, it has menthol to cool down the lips!
love it! wish they make a smaller size too. this lasts forever.
Moisturizers -Nuxe - Creme Fraiche de Beaute Suractivee (for normal skin)
dezzilla 12/13/2010 3:13:00 AM
fabulous! i'm a fan of Nuxe. This is a great winter moisturizer for me. It's soothing, silky, not too heavy and smells very nice. i can use it as day moisturizer.
Moisturizers -Dr. Hauschka - Moisturizing Day Cream
dezzilla 12/13/2010 3:09:00 AM
I love the holistic skin cares and heard a lot about this brand. so far every things i tried smell off (rancid) very fast. i'm guessing they don't use enough antioxidants or preservatives. regardless of all the goodies in it, this lotion made my skin feel tight and caused some redness. it was very light and non-greasy, however.
really nice. it smells great and very moisturizing. it is sticky but somehow i have to reapply often. i won't buy it again because it's too expensive for a such a tiny amount and it smells rancid after a short period of time. i like the holistic approach this brand is doing though.
i got the dried lemongrass with smoky vetiver, burnt rice and maybe mint? it is weird and not lasting. don't like the bottle or box. it doesn't live up to its price.
it's a horrible scrub, too scratchy and it dried my skin. afterward. maybe it was too grainy or maybe it was the sodium laureth sulfate. i had to apply body oil to calm my skin. nice packaging and love the bamboo ideas but sill, too drying and too scratchy.