I love this! I bought it on whim and I couldn't be happier. It goes on smoothly, stays put all day even without a primer, and the color is the most beautiful shade of bronze I have ever seen. It has a shimmer, but not too much. It is subtle, yet beautiful looking at the same time. Plus, it is only around 5 bucks. Definitely worth a try.
This is my HG product, something that I could never, will never live without. I bought it to help fade acne scars and some freckles, but it has done so much more. It has basically cleared my acne. Those annoying little bumps that I used to get, I get no longer. I don't have to worry about huge breakouts anymore. This is THE BEST acne clearing product I have ever used, even though it is not specifically targeted for that. It has also greatly helped the tone, texture, and radiancy of my skin. It is much smoother, more even toned, and my scars and freckles are quickly fading after only 2-3 months of use. I expect that everything will be gone by the time i am done with this bottle. I use it every night, no matter what. I use about 5-6 drops, which my skin instantly soaks up. It is too greasy for me to use in the morning, because i have very oily skin. This product is so worth the price. I would pay 100 plus bucks for it I love it so much.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
emmanelson96 11/22/2012 3:31:00 PM
I just purchased my second bottle of this. I got a sample in my Birchbox, and purchased it right afterwards. I don't understand how so many people don't like the smell. Yes it does smell a little medicinal, but in a good way. It is really soothing. It is also really soothing on acne prone skin like mine. It doesn't break me out, but helps heal by dry, oily skin. I also like it on my lips and hands. It sinks in REALLY quickly and does a good job moisturizing them. Overall this is a really wonderful product that is pretty cheap in the long run, considering it has lasted me over two months and I use a big amount daily. I used this when I went skiing for an entire week. While my friend's face was dry, tight and sore, mine was perfectly fine and didn't feel any tightness. This product is definitely a life saver.
This is a really nice oil, although I think it would be just as nice from any other brand, brands that are much cheaper but selling the same item. I like to use this in the summer on my hair after I take a shower, as a styling product. It is a lot like Kerastase Elixir Ultime in that it calms down frizz, makes hair really soft and gives hair some body. I have also used this on my face and I am of mixed results. It is really moisturizing but I stopped using it a while back because I thought it was giving me a little bit of acne. I've started to use it again on my face to see if it really causes my acne or if it's something else. Overall this is a really nice product, but something that you could get for much cheaper. EDIT: this done not cause acne at all. This is great, and I will never go without it again!
This is the best product ever. It has given me the softest, most even toned skin ever. I couldn't ask for anything more. It also helped diminish a little bit of my acne, and helps keep it at bay. I think this is the best at evening skin tone. My skin has never looked more radiant and even. I use this day and night, so twice a day. I know that some people only use it like one a day, or once a week, but it works on my skin twice a day and doesn't irritate it in the least. I use the Deep Pore Head and even that is very gentle on my skin. This is the best product ever and definitely worth the high pricetag. Dupes don't work. You have to get the real thing.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
emmanelson96 11/6/2012 8:28:00 PM
LOVE THIS!!! It get's rid of my oil and leaves my skin very matte and lovely.
Moisturizers -Kate Somerville - Oil Free Moisturizer
emmanelson96 11/6/2012 8:23:00 PM
I actually like this moisturizer, which is saying something because I usually hate everything I try on my skin. At first I was unsure, but after using it for over a month I've grown fond of it. The smell is just horrific; it's like spoiled milk. I was literally even debating using it because of the horrible smell. But, I've gotten used tot that. I like the texture and how you barely have to use and product to cover the whole face. It moisturizes very nicely and helps a little bit with my oily face, but not much. I've tried SO many oil reducing products, and none of them work, so I've decided that I just have an oily face and have to deal with it. This is a great moisturizer though, and worth the money. Even Taylor Swift uses it, although I loathe her.
Skincare - Face -Kate Somerville - Eradikate Acne Spot Treatment
emmanelson96 11/6/2012 8:18:00 PM
This is a great spot treatment. My skin responds really well to sulfur, and this one works like a charm. It doesn't make my spots disappear overnight, but it really does make them go away faster than if I were to to use nothing, or a different product. I also like that when I apply it into the day, I can blend it in with my skin. I have very fair skin, so this blends perfectly and actually acts as a concealer on my skin. It's great. It smells very alcoholy, which I hate, but I deal with it. The smell goes away right away and doesn't linger. This is a great spot treatment and definitely worth the money.
I got this in a sample kit. I think it's a nice exfoliator, just not worth the price. It makes the skin feel pretty smooth and clean. That's about it. I didn't really see a change in my acne. I don't think that it's left on the skin long enough to make that much of a difference. The beads in the product are nice and soft, and don't hurt when you rub them around your skin.
Moisturizers -Boscia - Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel
emmanelson96 11/6/2012 8:13:00 PM
For the price, I wouldn't buy this again. But, I LOVE how it gives the face a cooling sensation for a while after it's applied. It works nice with the cleanser, which gives a heating sensation. It moisturised my skin pretty well. Didn't help with oil production, but then nothing really does for me. It's a great product, but I really don't feel it's worth the money.
I really like this cleanser. I use it every morning. I put a bit in my hands, rub until there are lots of bubbles, and scrub my face. It gives the face a very clean feeling, helps reduce my oily skin, and it smells wonderful. I got the sample, which is about 1 oz. or so, and it so far has lasted me over two months with everyday use, and I still have half of the bottle left. I am definitely going to purchase this once I run out.
Treatments -Clean & Clear - Advantage Acne Spot Treatment
emmanelson96 10/7/2012 8:45:00 PM
I have never tried a better spot treatment! I put this on some zits I could feel coming, and in two days they were completely gone! It is really amazing. It does leave the area really dry and flakey, but I'd rather have that than a huge pizza face.
Skincare - Face -H20 - Sea Results Overnight Perfecting Peel
emmanelson96 10/7/2012 8:43:00 PM
I used this during the summer and it was a miracle worker. I usually get freckles in the summer but this prevented me from getting a bunch. It almost got rid of ALL my freckles, which I thought would never happen. I see that they don't make this anymore, but offer another one with a different design. This is a review for the original.
Toners -Neutrogena - Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent
emmanelson96 8/25/2012 12:21:00 PM
I use this product and my morning and evening toner. I love it! It works great for keeping acne at bay. It also doesn't dry out my skin at all, but I make sure to use other moisturizers after I apply this.
Cleansers -Cetaphil - Dermacontrol OIl Control Foam Wash
emmanelson96 8/25/2012 12:18:00 PM
I LOVE this product. I love anything that is Cetaphil. The brand has no bad products for my skin. I used their gel facewash for oily skin and used up the entire huge bottle, so I wanted to try this one. I love the foam. That's the best part about this. It works great with my Clarisonic. My face really hasn't been as oily lately. This strips the skin of the bad oils, but leaves the good. If you love Cetaphil and have oily or acne prone skin, try this out. It is very gentle and won't upset the acne on the face. It really works wonders.