Among many foundation products I've tried, this is one of the few that doesn't seriously irritate my skin. I have rosacea and the hypersensitivity that seems to go hand in hand with it. After having to throw out many other tubes and bottles of makeup, I found this one and kept on buying it when I ran out. The coverage isn't that of a full foundation but when you have a 'problem' complexion like mine, you can clearly see the difference between bare face and the makeup - the redness is significantly minimised even though it hasn't entirely disappeared. I also appreciate the natural, non-cakey look of it. It doesn't cause breakouts for me (when some so-called non comodegenic products have) so it's a winner in that sense too. I'm only knocking a point off because I feel the colour range could be wider - medium is a bit too orange for me, fair a little too pale and I would love to see an in-between shade.
I'm getting to the greying stage where I should really have the roots on my parting retouched every two weeks. Sometimes I don't find the time, resulting in regrowth that looks rather obvious and unsightly. So I tried Aveda Clove conditioner, noting the fact that it says it isn't for use on grey but hoping it would work anyway. I'm pleased to say that it does. After 3 weeks of use since my last dyeing session, a very slight difference is apparent between root regrowth and dyed hair but it blends in really well compared to the glaring difference I usually get. The overall shade of brown is nicer too, being rich but not at all brassy. I did find that my hair was rather dry after I used it on its own, but mixing it with another conditioner seems to work fine without negating the colour depositing effect. The only real disadvantage is that it's pricey, but considering how effective it is, I definitely think it's worthwhile and am going to keep on buying it.