I bought this soap from Dr. Cynthia Bailey's website to address my flaky scaly skin. It contains 2% pyrithione zinc, which is supposed to address dandruff and seborrehic dermatitis. This soap is extremely drying, but when used in moderation seems very effective at getting rid of scaliness.
I love using this cleanser as a face wash! It smells absolutely divine and does a really good job of gently exfoliating my sensitive skin. I don't use this every day, probably every 2-3 days and that seems to work the best for me. Less sensitive oilier skins could probably use this cleanser ever day. Leaves my face glowing and smooth!!
Treatments -Garden of Wisdom - Nutrition for the skin serum
googler123 3/26/2010 1:51:00 PM
I really like this serum. It hydrates my skin and the smell is heavenly. It is milky purple in texture and sinks right in.
Treatments -Garden of Wisdom - Cloudberry Antioxidant Gel
googler123 3/26/2010 1:50:00 PM
This product doesn't do anything good or bad for my skin. I just don't like the smell and I prefer other GOW products more.
I don't know if this is benefiting my skin and I guess only time will tell. However, I researched the main ingredient and it is a powerful antioxidant that is used in a lot of other products.
Moisturizers -Garden of Wisdom - Cranberry Hyaluronic Acid Serum
googler123 3/26/2010 1:46:00 PM
I love the smell of this serum!! It is also very moisturizing and makes my skin feel very soft.
Moisturizers -Garden of Wisdom - Blue Mallow HA serum
googler123 3/26/2010 1:45:00 PM
I like this serum. I have no idea what blue mallow is, but I'm assuming it's a plant based antioxidant. This really soothes my skin and the price is reasonable.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - H. Maloha bionutrient face serum
googler123 3/26/2010 1:39:00 PM
This is a wonderful serum/moisturizer for the face. I love the ingredient list and the fact that it contains so many antioxidants and no unnecessary ingredients. It is very expensive, but lasts a long time. The packaging is also awesome and it ensures that the antioxidants will not degrade too quickly. It has made my sensitive skin more calm. I will definitely continue buying this serum despite the high cost.
I've bought this serum several times already. It is a gentle, soothing and moisturizing gel that does not cause breakouts of irritation. It is the perfect moisturizer for oily skinned people or for a summer moisturizer. It is kind of pricey, but it can last a long time.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
googler123 3/26/2010 1:32:00 PM
This is my favorite cleanser. I use it twice and day and finds that it is gentle on my skin, but is also strong enough to take away all my makeup. I also find the smell to be mild and pleasant and it has a nice creamy texture that reminds me of cetaphil. This is awesome for my sensitive skin!
I have used three bottles of this sunscreen already. The sunscreen in the first bottle I received had a nice smooth face lotion texture, but for the last two bottles I've ordered, the sunscreen is thicker, stickier and more whitening so I'm not sure if they reformulated this sunscreen. However, even with the new formula, I find that this sunscreen is the only one that does not irritate my skin or cause any breakouts. I also think the whitening effect is very mild and actually makes my skin look a little more even. The stickiness is a problem and it can feel unpleasant on the skin, but I believe it gives the sunscreen more staying power and it is bearable. I want to try the vetiver sunscreen next, which is advertised as a body sunscreen, but contains similar ingredients. I love that Pratima products don't have any unnecessary ingredients in them. I have sensitive skin and this is the best sunscreen I've ever used! UPDATE: I also bought the Vetiver body sunscreen and found it to be just like the face lotion, but with a vetiver essential oil scent. I actually rather like the scent of the body sunscreen and am using it on my face.
Sunscreen -Bioderma - Photoderm SENSITIVE SPF 50+/UVA 40
googler123 3/26/2010 1:20:00 PM
I had high hopes for this chemical sunscreen, and I like the high PPD ratings, but it was horribly greasy and broke me out in tiny flesh colored bumps all around my eyes. Update: I tried this sunscreen again when I was heading out to the beach and I do admit that it protects very well. I try to put less on my face, which helps with the greasiness and shine. I also avoid the eye area now.
Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Heiko - Kids Physical Sunscreen UVA & UVB 40 SPF
googler123 3/26/2010 1:19:00 PM
I ordered this online and found out that the ingredients were different than the ones listed online!! The one I received listed "canola oil" as the primary oil, which I found rather disturbing because I cook with canola oil! It is also very hard to squeeze out of the tube and leaves a very obvious white mask which probably makes it an effective sunscreen, but cosmetically inelegant.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Oil Cleansing Method OCM
googler123 3/10/2009 2:14:00 PM
Unfortunately, this method did not work for me. In fact, it severely irritated my skin after using it for a week and gave me a rash of eczema bumps on my forehead and chin. I also have increased clogs on the sides of my face. It made the skin on my cheeks look more radiant, but that was the only benefit. I have the same results when I used oil cleansers as well, which I like to use to remove makeup, but I can only use them on small regions of my face. I would suggest using it on small portions of your skin first to test it out.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - The Original Skin Store--Acne Stop
googler123 2/27/2009 4:55:00 PM
I bought this product for the cystic underground pimples I get around my period. I would never use this on my entire face, only as a spot treatment. It definitely causes peeling and dryness, but I expected that. So this month, I had a painless lump on my chin that I knew was going to cause problems in a few days. I put this treatment on the spot the first night, expecting it to sting, but it didn't sting very much, just a little. My skin is normally fairly sensitive so I was surprised. I woke up the next morning and the cyst was deflated a little, but still there. The 2nd night, I put the treatment on again and it stung a little more this time. The next morning, it had come to a head, which I squeezed out in the morning and put more of the acne stop on it. This reduced the inflammation and by the evening, the cyst was gone! I was pretty amazed because usually my cysts last for at least 2 weeks and nothing shrinks them down. Normally, I just wait it out and am left with a large red mark. This is the fastest working product I have ever used, which says a lot because I have tried SO many products before. Update: I am still using this every night on areas where there are clogged pores and this helps to get rid of the bumpiness more than any other product I've ever used! I will definitely always have this handy. This is my HG spot treatment for blemishes and one bottle lasts a year for me so it's very cost effective.