Treatments (Eye) -Promaxyl - Eyelash Renewal serum Rapidlash
donna01010 1/20/2013 7:38:00 PM
Well, Paula Begoun said this works. So, I decided to try since Latisse is too expensive. I went to five CVS stores and an Ulta Store. Every single store that I visited had the product. But, the product was EXPIRED. Yes, the product was in five stores, sitting on the shelf, in an expired condition. Each and every store told me that they have no control over the expiration date because the outer cover does not contain an expiration date. You have to open the box to find the expiration date. I will not purchase this product because they do not put expiration dates on the outside. There should be an FDA regulation against this but..... Consumers beware....open the box in the store and check the expiration date!
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Non-Oily Eye Makeup Remover Pads
donna01010 1/20/2013 7:32:00 PM
Worst product that Paula Begoun has ever recommended. This product is for the eye yet it contains Benzyl Alcohol. Yes, it is at the end of the ingredients list, however, BENZYL ALCOHOL NEAR THE EYE???*** REALLY??? Not me. This irritated my skin for three days. I am red, stinging and itchy. I will not purchase this again.
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads
donna01010 1/20/2013 7:28:00 PM
This is truly gently. It removed eye makeup and foundation. it does not irritate. The only drawback is that is leaves a residue. The residue can be wiped off or washed off but, you have to use a good cleanser to remove the mineral oil that is left on the skin. The price is great. I would repurchase.
Cleansers -Clinique - Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser
donna01010 2/8/2011 9:29:00 AM
No ability to cleanse the skin. Even if the skin does not have any makeup on it, this wont clean. This is nothing but a thick heavy cream and it will not rinse. It has to be wiped away. I used this 10 days and begin breaking out. (I am 50 and I NEVER break out cuz I have dry skin so go figure). Clinique recommends this product for all skin types 1, 2, 3 and 4. I would not recommend this product to anyone I know. I would be far better off to rinse my face with water than to use this. Packaging is horrible. when you close the cap you get additional product which causes you to use extra product. I cannot think of any use for this product at all. Will not purchase again.
This product stung my face the first time I used it. I thought it was just coincidental. I kept trying to use it because the derm recommended it. Each night, it stung like crazy. After a week my skin peeled and flaked. I pulled out my cosmetic ingredient dictionaries and found that the most likely culprit is Behentrimonium compounds. When I stopped using this, all symptoms stopped. Just a word to the wise!
I have read all the previous comments/reviews and I feel obligated to let everyone know why this product is causing such drying/stinging effects. The product contains an ingredient called "Chlorphenesin" and it is bad news. This ingredient is banned in other countries. I recently used a Clinique product which contained Chlorphenesin and my skin peeled and stung for an entire week. I am surprised at Clinique and Neutrogena for even using this ingredient in a small quantity. I just wanted to let everyone know
Scrubs -Good Skin - Polished Skin Gentle Exfoliator
donna01010 8/18/2010 3:52:00 PM
This could be the worst product I have purchased in my makeup/skincare career of over 40 years. I will describe the product as a gel/vaseline type formula with a few small particles that are not large enough or plentiful enough to scrub the skin. I received nothing from this product. No exfoliation. Nothing. Just a massage of gel into my face. It will be returned. I will not repurchase.
Extremely drying to my normal/combo skin. Contains alumina which is drying. had to stop using it after a week. I paid $40 for this and could not return it because it came from a spa. I can, however, use it on my body, but I will not re-purchase because it was intended for my face. This is a tinted, physical sunscreen with about 14% zinc oxide and 2% titanium dioxide. The tint is sort of pale lavender and the color does not show up on my pale, rosacea prone skin at all. The result is clear after it is rubbed in. I felt a pulling sensation all day when using this sunscreen and after several days my skin was peeling. Note: I use Retin A (very low concentration of .025 twice per week). . It is highly recommended but, for OILY skin only! There is no stinging or burning. This product is easily removed with a makeup remover.
Warning: this products contains 5 ingredients that can cause irritation: diazolidinyl urea, citronellol, cinnamyl, alcohol and fragrance. I personally won't use any product with fragrance, especially near the eye. Application is difficult because the brush is tooo large. I did not get much volume or length. I will not re-purchase. I am returning to the store for refund. The only half way redeeming quality about this product is that it curls the lashes a bit. Other than that....Dior should be ashamed.
Very difficult to remove. Bits and particles came off little at a time. I had to scrub to get it completely off. I used eye makeup remover but, it did not help. I am returning today. The curved brush was great. Formula was average. Rimmell curved brush would work just as well and it removes easily. This should be discontinued.
Mascara -Estee Lauder - MagnaScopic Maximum Volume Mascara
donna01010 7/10/2010 4:28:00 PM
I have bought drugstore mascaras that were much better. I was extremely disappointed. Very, very wet mascara that clumps a lot! I looked like I had "tarantula eyes." I returned this after one use. It costs too much. Messy, wet and caused lashes to stick together. Did not separate for me. I cannot say enough bad things. There is no redeemable quality at all about this product.
This sunscreen burned and stung me immediately. I looked at the ingredients and discovered two irritating ingredients: Ylang Ylang (which is disguised as another name on the ingredients list), and linalool (which is a derivative of lavender and is very irritating to some people). I am confused as to why a company so dedicated to preserving and caring for the skin would use irritating ingredients. Even in small amounts these ingredients drive my skin wild. The price was outrageous and the pump bottle was useless. Will not purchase again.
Liquid -Paula's Choice - Best Face Forward Foundation SPF 25
donna01010 5/18/2010 11:02:00 AM
I normally like Paula's products but, not this one. In her own book she said this makeup gives "sheer to medium buildable coverage." I did not find it buildable or medium coverage. I found it to be NEXT TO NOTHING in the coverage department. It is watery and thin. The lightest shade will not work because Paula is fixed on the notion of using "neutrals." Neutrals look muddy on someone like me who has a cool complexion. I will not buy this again. The product separates and is difficult to apply. The only good thing about it is the 8% titanium dixoide and I could get that from a sunscreen. If you want any level of coverage, don't buy this. The review in Paula's book is misleading. Color options are limited and those with cool complexions are just out of luck.
This product contains erythrulose which is a self-tanning product. I wrote Almay to find out why they put it in a foundation. I received no response. I called Almay and no one returned my call. I refuse to use a foundation that tans my face gradually, especially when the lable doesn't tell me so. This ingredient takes a couple days to change skin color and most people remove foundation at the end of the day. However, I am not going to take the chance of using a product that might tan my skin. The whole purpose of this website is to avoid tanning and I don't like the tanned look. I will not re-purchase. There are not any other redeemable qualities about this product.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
donna01010 5/11/2010 4:46:00 PM
Watery. Thin. I am returning this based upon the thin consistency. I feel that it will dilute my sunscreen because the s/s I use is a physical one. Using this foundation is like applying a layer of water over your sunscreen. I dont see any point in elaborating on the few positive points of this foundation. If a foundation dilutes sunscreen, it is not worth buying regardless of any other pluses it may have (Just my opinion)..