Gels/Soaps -Dr. Bronner's - dr bronners assorted scented castille soaps
elocink 3/22/2012 12:46:00 PM
Best stuff!!! I love it. I do dilute it or else it can be drying, but that just means more product for the money! Lavender is my personal favorite, because it smells so lovely. Almond is my second favorite. I had a few back and chest blemishes from coming off bcp and this soap cleared them up wonderfully. This stuff just works for me and I have tried everything!
I love this stuff!!!!! It smells like the original Jergens lotion. For people that say it is too drying---you need to dilute it. I know some people say it doesn't require diluting but it really does. I had a few chest and back blemishes and clogged pores from coming off bcp and tried all kinds of creams, cleansers, and natural methods to clear them. Dr. Bronner's soap has cleared up my back and chest like nothing else!
Cleansers -Juice Beauty - Blemish Clearing Cleanser
elocink 3/22/2012 12:35:00 PM
I am on the fence about this. It does absolutely nothing for blemishes and is very drying. However, It works well with my clarisonic, smells really awesome and natural (think Zenmed cleanser), and feels really silky while rubbing into the skin. I will not buy it again though because it just doesn't work and dries my skin out horribly. I used it for 60 days,
Yuck!! I can tolerate most things if they do what they claim, but this stuff is gross. It comes out of the tube very thick, dries quickly on the skin, then after about 15 minutes I feel like I have a mask on. I use a tiny pea sized amount for my face, neck, and chest, but this still seems to be too much after a few minutes. My skin feels like it can't breathe and becomes extraordinarily oily.
Masks -Juice Beauty - Green Apple Peel- Sensitive Skin
elocink 3/22/2012 12:26:00 PM
I love this stuff! It is the ONLY Juice Beauty product that works for me! It lightens my acne scars and reduces redness from current breakouts! I use it once a week. I don't leave it on for more than 15 minutes because it tends to make my face red if I do. The next morning after I use it my skin looks very bright, soft, and calm!
I don't care for this product at all. It is sticky and it made my face seem to "sweat". If I used it at night, my face stuck to my pillow- even if I allow it to dry for an hour. I only used a tiny tiny amount because it did glide on easily. I couldn't tell if it helped with blemishes and I used it for 60 days. I did like the smell however. I would not ever buy again.
I really liked the blush color, but I dropped it once and it shattered. The eye shadows were too frosted and didn't show up on my skin well. The lip gloss colors complimented my skin perfectly, but were extremely sticky and didn't last long. Overall I would not repurchase this.
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
elocink 8/23/2010 6:11:00 PM
I have used this product for years. I really like it because it is a no nonsense oil-free eye make up remover that effectively removes all traces of mascara without causing sensitivity or breakouts. I used Clinique's Rinse Off Eye Make Up Solvent while I worked for Clinique, but when I quit working there I just couldn't see paying $16.50 for it. I find that Neutrogena's Oil-Free eye make up remover to be pretty much the same thing at a much better price.
I loved the old formula. It was my HG. The new formula has clogged my pores and I have a itchy rash all over my chin. I didn't use it this past weekend and my rash seemed to clear up but now my skin is dry :(
AAAHHH!!!!! This review is for the German formula. Okay, due to the wonderful reviews about this product I decided to go against my better judgement and try it. I used it for 4 nights- taking a tiny pea sized amount, warming it in my hands for a few seconds, and patting it over my face. NO MATTER HOW LITTLE YOU USE IT STILL FEELS HEAVY AND GREASY!!! After the first night I really didn't notice anything except the greasy feeling. After the second night I noticed a few clogged pores. After the third night, more clogged pores and a few under the skin bumps. After the fourth night, EVEN MORE CLOGGED PORES AND CYSTS. The only reason I gave it a 3 is because it does great for moisturizing my feet.
Loose Powders -Everyday Minerals - Start to Finish Rice Powder - Sunlight
elocink 9/20/2008 3:58:00 PM
Wonderful idea....but that's about it. It really minimizes pores, but it is slightly irritating to my skin. It itches pretty bad.
Moisturizers -Olay - Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid-Sensitive Skin
elocink 9/4/2008 1:57:00 PM
Well, I bought this yesterday because I need a nighttime moisurizer for sensitive skin. I absolutely love Olay Complete Sensitive SPF moisturizer, but I don't see a point in using it at night because I don't need SPF when I'm asleep. So anyway, I bought the Active Hydrating Fluid for senstive skin because I figured it would be the same thing as the SPF moisurizer except no SPF- I was wrong. This stuff itches my skin so bad. I have extra sensitive skin and something in this stuff irritates it.
This is my HG toner. It is refreshing and doesn't dry my skin out. It helps give me an even glow. My only problem with this is when it gets on my fingertips it makes them peel, even if I wash it off immediately.
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation - Intensive formula [DISCONTINUED]
elocink 8/18/2008 6:25:00 PM
I cannot stress to you enough how much I love this make-up!!!!!!! Perfect coverage, perfect color match, no irritating ingredients, dirt cheap!!!!! I tried BE and am allergic to bismuth oxy-somethingoranother(not sure how to spell it), I gave up on mineral make-up all together. Then one day I stumbled upon this on the internet, ordered the sample kit, FELL IN LOVE. Seriously, the it covers ALL acne scars, and trust me I have serious scars. Be sure to use a good moisurizer beforehand :)
Treatments -Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel
elocink 8/18/2008 6:15:00 PM
Ok, so it doesn't clear up acne in 8 hours, but come on did anyone really expect it to? It does minimize the size and speeds up the healing process. It smells nice, doesn't burn, and goes on clear. All in all it works better than anything else I have found, so I will continue to purchase it.