First I would like to start with a warning about Avocado oil. Does NOT use this as a daytime moisturizer unless you know for a fact that you are not going out in the sun at all. It should only be used as a night time moisturizer. The reason I say this is because it is a cooking oil and the sun produces heat, those two do not make a good combo together and it will cause burning and extra sensitivity. Also do not let that scare you from trying it because it is truly a great product. For myself I have thinning pink skin because of abuse of harsh skincare and makeup. About a year ago I swore off foundation and wanted to rehabilitate my skin. I have tried many oils and have to say avocado oil is one of my favorites. (Sunflower oil, EV Olive oil, Hempseed oil are very good on my ultra picky sensitive skin as well, but avocado the best). It absorbs pretty quietly for an oil and gives adequate moisture. For me it has not clogged my pores (yet) and best of all it seriously reduces the pinkness in my skin because it helps with the development of collagen and other goodies to calm and thicken the skin. It is a really great oil that I highly recommend. If you try it and feel like it is too oily then what you do is let it sink in for 5 to 10 mins then gently pat the extra oil with a tissue. Lastly, I want to recommend not buying any avocado oil. The ones in the skin care section are usually refined and not as potent. The one I use is La Tourangelle Delicate Avocado oil. It is a deep green and is unrefined. Pretty much any avocado oil in the cooking section will be a hit. The reason I did not give it a 5 was only because I do not want to jinx the results but it pretty much is a 5 star product.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Rosiced - Metronidazole Cream
elvia2189 11/12/2009 10:29:00 PM
I had really high hopes about this medication. From what the reviewer below say, this is to treat the bumps of rosacea which I do not have, I just have the redness. First with the positives. It has made my skin stronger. What I mean by that is that if I were to scrub my face one night, it would usually stay bright red all night. With this cream it goes back to its normal level of redness within 30 min tops. It has also helped to clear up my skin, break out are leaving, pores are smaller Now for the negatives. There has not been any reduction in redness. My skin feels extremely dry and this creme does not work well with moisturizers, and I have tried many so i dont know. The reason I am giving it two is because it gives some improvement to the skin but not exactly the improvements I am looking for. I want my skin NOT to be red.
The is a really great toner....even better that Ole henriksens Grease relief. I dont know how to explain it but it is incredible. It is not too strong, it smells really natural, it has oils in it but dont be scared..., it makes my skin so supple and soft... it just reaaly great and not too expensive.
I usually hate skin tint/ foundation/ concealors because they always flake off, crack, dissapear, lift etc. The colors are never right, too dark, too pink, too yellow, too peach, too orange. I have tried many thing and none of them have worked. Three days ago i went into CVS and bought this in light and OMG it i fantastic. it is perfect in every way, in just so pleased and it works well on my oily skin. Finally something that works.
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Milk of Magnesia
elvia2189 7/13/2009 7:21:00 PM
first off let me say this is a product to help you poop better. I know weird BUT this is the most amazing stuff i have ever put on my face. i only put it on my forehead a nose since those are the places i get most oily and it does not get oily AT ALL.... i have never felt so good about my skin before. I even acts as a primer, smoothing out my skin. 5,7,9,10 hours into the day my face just has this glow...it is so amazing it has kinda changed my life. If you do use this becareful to used a small amount and use a cotton pad rather than a cotton ball. the cotton balls just shed all over the face. This stuff helps your makeup stay on longer, NO OIL(well a tiny, but totally natural, my skin looks like milk), and i think because it takes away oil, my pores are getting smaller. I really love this stuff and that says a lot coming from me... i usually hate everything....I just hope my boyfriend can kiss my forehead without having to go to the bathroom..hehe...i think hell be fine OILY GIRLS TRY PLEASE
Foundations -Giorgio Armani - Designer Modelling Compact Foundation SPF 22
elvia2189 7/9/2009 6:32:00 PM
I was excited when i bought this make up. the color matcvhed me perfectly and if felt like a dream on my skin. it was sticky like the other GA foundations that i have tried. The first day i wore it, it looked pretty good, i made a mistake with application and used my own brush but then used the one provided and it looked awesome. The next day i was not as lucky. it sank into my pores and no matter what i did it just did not look right. it make my skin look super dry when it is really oily. then today i wore it to work and it was horrible. it sank into my pores and it looked so blotchy, the oil on my skin just pushed it apart. I was so sad, it seemed so promising.
Foundations -Prescriptives - Custom Blend [DISCONTINUED]
elvia2189 6/21/2009 11:10:00 PM
This product made we want to cry. I was reading the reviews of this and I was so excited ti try it. Yesterday I went to the local Macys to get the custom and the lady mixed it up. I got full coverage with oil control. When i left the store my face was completely pink but I was forgiving because I thought when I would go to apply it, it would look better. Today I preped my face and put it on and the application just never looked right(i used my cover fx cream brush which i use to stipple and usually works great), since that did not work i wiped it off and tried it with a regular foundation brush, still not good, then a sponge, then my fingers... no matter what i did it just did not look right. So i gave up and just left, and hour later it all gathhered to my cheeks and looked so bad and cakey and then an hour after that my face looked like an oil slick. Then after that the make up just bega to vanish. For 62 dollars this stuff should be amazing but it is not.... it made me truely said and tomorrow im off to return it.
Skincare - Face -Ole Henriksen - Aloe Vera Deep Cleanser
elvia2189 6/19/2009 7:09:00 PM
It is a great face wash for the oily girls. I have noticed a change in my oil production and my pores have gotten smaller and my skin softer with a glow. on top of that it calms my skin down so that it is less red. In the morning i use it with my hands and at night i use it with a complexion scrub(i really recommend getting some). My skin has never looked so good. The only thing is it can be a little drying so you may want to follow with a little moisturizer. I am really starting to love Ole
Moisturizers -DDF - Matte Finish Photo-Age Protection SPF 30
elvia2189 6/19/2009 6:56:00 PM
This product did not do anything taht it promises except that it provides sun protection. My skin was sticky and oily...not worth the 30 dollar price tag.
OMG this dried out my skin so bad and irritated it.
Liquid -Laura Mercier - Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation
elvia2189 6/19/2009 6:50:00 PM
I just dont understand the hype about this makeup. It wipes off, it did not look good, and it does not last long. This should just be a pass for girls with oily skin.
This was a horrible foundation on my oily skin. It was wayyyyy too pink and it never dried. It was just able to wipe off my face. it was horrible.
This eyeliner is really good. The color is nice and it lasts pretty good. The only thing to keep in mind is not to apply to much because then it will smudge.
I was really excited to try an organic make up. This was disappointing. No matter how much i tried to get the make up on my face nothing showed. Im really pale so there should be some color shown.
Moisturizers -Ole Henriksen - Vitamin Plus Balancing Cream
elvia2189 6/10/2009 6:54:00 PM
I love this stuff for my oily skin. It was recommended to use am and pm but i have decided to only use it at night because it has moineral oil (dont be scared). It is so rich and in the morning my skin looks so good, my poors have even gotten smaller and my oil production is less the next day. INCREDIBLE.