Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
gracefull3 7/15/2006 1:36:00 PM
This has helped turn my skin around, as part of a new regimen I have put myself on. I have slightly oily, sensitive, acne - prone skin ( OSNW for you Dr. Baumann fans ). After a month of use, I can safely say I am very please with the results from this simple, wholesome cosmetic. I use it in the evening, by gently rubbing a few drops into my face, and then wiping off with a cotton round, especially over the eye area. I then wash with the Aveeno dry skin oatmeal bar to remove oil, followed by a retinol treatment. The results: greatly decreased acne, zero blackheads, smooth, nourished skin. No flaking from aggressive treatments. The price is very reasonable; 9.99 for 8 ounces, which should last for a year or so. No chemicals, no fragrances, no irritants. I would have never believed that oil could clear my acne, much less be suitable for skin that wans't really dry. Try it!
This was definitely one of those things I purchased, and then felt immediately guilty for purchasing. I mean, it's so expensive, and the cost isn't even one-time only. It smacks of "high maintainence". I purchased off Ebay for 160 dollars, which included one treatment tip. But, despite the guilt inducing price, it works really well. My skin is glowing and clear, AND it's that time of the month. I get several small hormonal pimples every month, somtimes more. And I get at least one scary, large cyst a month on my cheek, that takes at least a month to go, and scarrs for another month. The Zeno zapped the small, hormonal chin zits quickly, bringing some of them to a head, and others just disappeared right away, with no marks left. And the one scary cystic zit rapidly decreased over the period of 2 days, with 4 treatments a day, again, no mark. I also used it on an old cyst, and it decreased that , too. This is certainly a luxury item, but it's a great tool to have against nasty acne. I feel much better knowing I have it. Salycilic acid never did that for me.
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Healthy Body Complexion Moisturizing Lotion
gracefull3 7/4/2006 11:43:00 AM
I am really happy with this lotion. It's cheap, easy to find, and comes in a tankard size for my obsessive moisturizing needs. I have KP ( keratosis pilaris, or funny red bumps on the arms, for the poster below), and this helps greatly as part of my regimen to elimate the dreaded bumps that plague me during the summer. I use this after showering in the AM, and AmLactin in the PM, and my bumps are much, much smoother. The redness that also goes along with my KP is greatly reduced. The smell is less than great; kind of cucumber-y. It fades quickly. The pump is annoying, and I can see how that wouldn't work as the product gets down to the end. But, all in all, a good everyday moisturizer.
I have tried many, many, self tanners, mystic tan, and all of the daily moisturizers with DHA. I have come to the conclusion that they all suck for extremely fair skin, but to varying degrees. This product sucks less than most others. The biggest pro is the absence of self-tanner stench. I noticed none, even a few hours after application. It has a nice, light green tea fragrance. The color is very subtle ( I used medium on super fair skin with pink undertones ), although after several uses, I noticed streaking on the shin area, and my feet looked a little orange. I used a body bronzer to even out the color. I would repurchase, because I'm always hopeful that something will take the edge off my paleness. This did a better job than Jergen's, or Olay.
Scrubs -Olay - Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel Kit
gracefull3 5/2/2006 12:45:00 AM
This has totally changed my skin! Okay, I've only been using it for 2 weeks, for a total of four times, but it's seriously awesome. I like the warming action, and my face is left tight, smooth, and poreless. I'm 28, and starting to notice a general flaky build-up on my face, so I've turned to at home microderm products. This is waaaay better than the l'oreal microdermabrasion, which I liked until using this. The Olay just brings a greater clarity to my skin. I've also tried a friend's Philosophy kit, which was nice, but in my opinion, you can't beat this for the money.It seems like it will last for many treatments, too. A great drugstore buy!
Bronzers -BeneFit Cosmetics - Jiffy Tan [DISCONTINUED]
gracefull3 7/12/2005 3:04:00 PM
For the price of one mystic tan, you can use this multiple times, and get way better results! I am a far skinned woman, I don't tan, and i have come to loathe self-tanners over the years, for their smell and their streaks. But this product washes off, and leaves a nice even color. The glitter is a bit much for me, but the nice, bronzy color makes it worth it. The smell is a little strong, but strangely meshes well with Demeter's Wet Garden perfume, which is what I've been wearing lately. Overall, a genius product for people who don't want to commit to the preparation and results of self tanning.
ok, ok.. i really wanted to like this. really. i am a super pale, never tan kind of lady, so i thought this would be great. but, even with exfoiliation, putting vaseline on knuckles, knees, ankles, etc., i still look incredibly yellow, streaky, and smell weird. i thought it was ok, went into a grocery store this morning, and was shocked to see my ankles and feet looked horrible. and, for the record, i applied on my hands and feet with a cosmetic sponge!!! i am shocked that the package says to use like a normal body lotion - don't believe this! i think this would be more appropriate to prolong a good sunless or real tan, not for pale people.