This mascara really does make your lashes look bigger, longer, and thicker, plus it held it's curl. I found it to be quite clumpy (but not overly clumpy where I have spider lashes) and you do need to be careful to slide off some excess. The brush is very handy. It is the generic silicone bristle brush (like Lashblast from CoverGirl) and has a little bit ball-ish end (kinda reminds me of L'Oreal's older version of the Telescopic brush). It really helps to cover every lash. The formula is alright; it doesn't hurt my eyes and it really does make my lashes stand out. However, I find that you can feel the mascara (if that makes sense): I found it to never dry properly and remained tacky for majority of the wearing time and that it felt heavier throughout the day/night. Luckily, it did not take out any of my lashes, but for a mascara that never dried properly, it is painstaking to take it off. I ended up using a whole makeup remover wipe just for mascara (and I did what I warned in the beginning: slide off the excess). As beautiful my lashes are with this mascara, it is too high maintenance... especially for it's price. I got this (probably like most people writing this review) as a gift from Sephora. I am aware that it is $23.00 in Ulta, Sephora, and any Benefit counter. Right away, the one thing I can tell you that I do not like is the price. I am use to spending half of that on a drugstore mascara. To me, unless I'm getting it as an added bonus to a purchase, I do not use high end mascaras. In my opinion, I do not find this mascara horrible, nor do I find it great. If I could be more precise with my lippies, I would have given this mascara a 2.3 out of 5. Would I purchase this on my own? No. I feel that I can get a decent mascara that does something similar (might not be as false-lashes-like... but lengthen and thicken) with a cheaper mascara.
Foundations -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals Ready Foundation
hiiixox3 5/22/2013 2:30:00 PM
Oh no... oh how terrible this pressed foundation is! I went to the Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals boutique at the mall nearby me. I asked for a demo and saw how it was applied. I decided to do this a few times so that I knew how to use it properly before investing into it. I got shade matched (3 or 4 times and received the same color each time... so even if I purchased it elsewhere or online, I would know my shade) and even tried it on myself. After a while, I received a 20% coupon from Ulta (on products that included the "prestige" lines). I picked up the foundation feeling completely ready and prepared for it. As a warning, I believe the pressed powder is SO powdery. I feel like there is more fallout than the loose mineral foundation (which I love, by the way). There was no smell and pigmentation was excellent. For a powder, it feels VERY heavy on the skin. It leaves your skin matte but shiny... or sparkly. It also applies patchy. After I applied it (with the same brush I use in the demo at the boutique), I realized how very disappointed I was in the product and wondered why I don't remember it feeling like this. I then remembered that after demo applications, I could not recall seeing a mirror. In fact, the only mirror I saw my reflection from was against the wall. I did not see my reflection so well. Also, the ladies at the boutique used everything from the company (well... d'uh, self!). I'm talking about everything: moisturizer, serum, primer, etc. Not going to lie, after my at-home application, I felt foolish. I ended up "exchanging" the product for the original foundation at Ulta (thank goodness for their return/exchange policies). I definitely will not purchase this product for myself again (if someone I know does like it and requests it as a present of some sort, then, yes, I would purchase it... however, never for myself). So disappointing.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24 hr # 30 Seashore Frosts
hiiixox3 5/4/2013 2:33:00 AM
*Please note: Seashore Frosts is of the Summer 2013 limited edition line. First off, I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of cream eyeshadows. Maybelline Color Tattoos are no different to me. I've tried (my personal experiences of each are in parenthesis... just because something didn't work well for me, doesn't mean it won't work for every one!): Tough as Taupe (way too muddy or cement looking for my eye) Pomegranate Punk (I like this one, although it is too shimmery for me sometimes) Bad to the Bronze (my personal favorite of the permanent line) Barely Branded (nice, but doesn't show up on my lid very much) Electric Blue (I like, however, I don't wear blues all that often) Edgy Emerald (patchy) Gold Rush (extreme shimmer!) Bold Gold (not too bad, but it is kinda patchy). I walked into my local Ulta and saw the Summer 2013 collection on display and was immediately drawn to Lavish Lavender (iridescent lavender). At Ulta, Color Tattoos are $6.99. After remember I had a $3.50 off of $10.00 coupon, I looked at the other colors. All of the other colors were either too cool tone or way too shimmery looking for my liking. Cool tones on me look too harsh and too shimmery products just spread all over my face and I look too sparkly and shiny. I picked Seashore Frosts on a whim. Oh my goodness, am I glad that I did! It is STUNNING. In the jar, it look golden and purple-esque. When on my skin, it shifts to a golden green-blue. It's just super pretty. It's creamy and opaque. It is a duochrome, however, there are so many colors involved, I can't really described it (I uploaded a collage of it to try and help, but as people who have this say, it's really hard to capture it and pictures do not bring the colors to justice.). This is not patchy at all. It didn't cake up on me, nor did it fade fast. I don't know how, but the formula for this color is the best I have ever experienced in not only the color tattoo line, but in the realm of cream eyeshadows. I can see this becoming a part of my everyday makeup. It lasted on me all day and I got several compliments and questions on what was I wearing on my eyes. It's really unique. And for the price of this (you get 0.14 oz or 4 g of product, by the way!), it's definitely, without a doubt, worth it. I've seen the line priced at around $4.99 to $8 and some change (unfortunate that the price is not consistent). Also, I have seen Walgreens sell the limited edition line (I have heard that Rite Aid has as well, however, CVS, Walmart, and Target have not sold it and I am unsure if they are or will be.). I will definitely have to try and get another one before I never see it again.
I know this product has been out in Europe for a lot longer than in the US. In the US, we just got it in stores. I've seen it in CVS, Target, Walgreens, and Rite Aid. Nivea's lip butter is what I expected a lip butter to be (not like Revlon lip butters... to me those are not really... "buttery" for a lack of better words). Anyway, the product comes in a circular tin that looks like Burt's Bees hand salve or their cuticle cream. However, the tin is bigger than Burt's Bees. It's also a lot easier for some reason. I know a lot of people would cringe at the thought of having a lip balm that you have to dip your finger to take out and apply, but I know that is not a problem for others. Personally, I do not mind. I ended up purchasing Vanilla and Macadamia Kiss during a sale at one of the stores I mentions (I cannot remember which, to be honest). The smell is really comforting. It smells like actual vanilla (like... Breyer's vanilla bean ice cream rather than Bath and Body Work's warm vanilla sugar, if that helps with what I mean) and it does have a little nutty smell to add to the homeliness and comfort. I notice that the smell lasts maybe about a half hour or so. I know there is a caramel creme, raspberry rose, and original; however, I've only seen the raspberry rose and the vanilla. When you open the tin, it is a white milky color and it applies clear (at least... the vanilla does). It does feel a bit heavier on the lips (feel like there is product) and doesn't dissipate for a while... even after eating or drinking. Having this on my lips make them really soft. Once on the lips, it reminds me of their tube lip balms (the kiss of ______ lip balms). On the plus side, I haven't really felt it move or spread all over my mouth. I do not mind the heaviness of the lip balm; it is something I actually prefer. Also, there is no taste to the lip balm. The prices varies for different stores. I've seen it anywhere from $2.99 to $3.79. I think that's a bit pricey for lip balms. However, there the same price as the tube lip balms (if they're a different price, it's maybe $0.10 different... but I have seen them marked as the same price). The tubes contain 0.17 oz or 4.8 g. These tins contain 0.59 oz or 16.7 g! They're about triple and half in product! I think that the tins are definitely the better deal (although, the tubes do have more variations and are more handier to carry around). Also, Nivea lip balms go on sale frequently where there are buy one get one or 2/$5.00. I definitely think they are worth the sale prices. If you are interested, keep an eye out! If you don't mind dipping your finger into the tin to achieve soft lips, I say go for it!
Pressed Powders -Revlon - Nearly Naked Pressed Powder
hiiixox3 3/17/2013 10:19:00 PM
I have been on a hunt for a nice drugstore pressed powder to use on the go. I have sensitive, acne-prone, and dry skin. I like to use powder to set my makeup and haven't found a pressed powder that doesn't accentuate my dry patches (my T-zone is normal while my cheeks are dry). I remember hearing that this powder runs a bit dark, so I purchased light for my NC35 skintone. It does not feel chalky or heavy on my skin. Just so you know, this powder does not claim to control oil or even skin tone. It feels like the pacakging says: nearly naked. I use an ELF Powder Brush (flat top brush) and wiggle my brush in the product (I found that swirling causes the product to fall out a lot and become very powdery). Then I just stipple it onto my face. The product comes with a rectangle powder puff but I found it to be extremely unhelpful. I could do without it and have a smaller compact. The only complaint I have is about the packaging. It is rather large and awkward. There is a very small mirror and a puff holder (where the rectangle powder puff resides). The construction of the package is poorly designed, however, that does not hinder the product performance and quality.
I received this product in sample sachets at a CVS Beauty Event. The woman who hosted it was very nice and gave me the last few sachets. At first I didn't use them since I didn't like opening them... possibly not using the whole thing and then not knowing what to do with it. I ended up opening one last month and emptying it into a little sample jar I got from Sephora. This primer is "anti-aging" and has an SPF of 50 (whoa!!!). I have to say, I am thrilled with this product. I am still using the little 0.1 fl oz that I first opened last month. You only need a little amount. I have sensitive, acne prone, dry skin. It hasn't caused any reaction nor has it flaked up my skin. It's not greasy (but it isn't moisturizing... it just hasn't emphasized my dry patches). It's paraban-free. It does say it's fragrance-free, but I do smell a little bit of the sunscreen scent in this primer. It's not too bad and disappears after a few seconds. Anthelios does have dimethicone (a type of silicon to help makeup adhere). If you have sensitivity to silicone, be wary that this product does contain silicone. I know a few drugstores sell La Roche Posay products, but I generally get most of my products from CVS (only some CVS's carry La Roche Posay products). I believe they run about $32USD, however, CVS frequently has sales on them where they're about $5 off or 20% off or you can receive extrabucks for purchasing from the line. I know you can use the coupons emailed to you to purchase almost anything in the store including the higher street make ups (La Roche Posay, Vichy, etc.). Overall, I do recommend this. After I finish the sachet of product, I will probably purchase a full size when I see it on sale.
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Recycled Retractable Foundation Brush
hiiixox3 3/14/2013 12:11:00 AM
Ok, so let me first say that when I first bought this brush, I LOVED it. However, recently my skin has gone from being normal to being dry and I've been having a hard time controlling my acne. I liked using this to apply my foundation... especially if I was away or rushing to work or school (I would apply foundation quickly in my car). Now that I've had it for a quite, I realized that I just like this brush. It's very dense (good at applying)... however it's too dense (not so good for blending). I like that it is tapered because it gets to the corners of the nose really well. I did find that I like this a lot more for contouring. It applies great! I do believe I am going to purchase the Ecotools retractable kabuki brush. I think that's probably more of what I'm looking for in a travel brush.
EDIT: I ended up returning the light shade and purchased the darker shade. The darker shade DEFINITELY fits my skin color a lot better. The only downfall is that is applies with a bit of a pink undertone! However, after about 5 minutes or so... it somehow adjusts to my more yellow-ish undertone. Either way, I am loving it! Just a warning, I did write my little rant on BB creams here. I mention where the actual review starts though! I have been on a hunt for a good drugstore BB cream. I am a huge fan of the Dior Hydra-Life BB cream, however, the price tag of it goes way out of hand. I am so paranoid using it so much since I do not want to run out and pay for it all over again (College-grad needing to pay off debt first... not purchasing expensive BB cream). I had been looking up reviews for nearly every drugstore BB cream there is and I've been hoping something would match my needs. I have sensitive, dry, slightly acne prone (however, I do have quite a bit of acne scars on my cheeks) skin, and it's an NC35 for color reference (or an N20 for Bare Minerals). I tried the L'oreal BB Cream (the one that comes out white) and though the color was great for me... the coverage and the feel... not so much. And it wasn't really a "BB cream"... more like a cool foundation. I tried a sample of the Maybelline one... and it made my skin feel itchy... nor did it really help my skin. A few other sensitive skin folks, with similar skin to my own, said that most drugstore BB creams did not react well with them. So I receive a coupon from CVS saying I have 20% off any regular priced item. Then I remembered I had a moneycard with about $6.00 on it. I decided if I wanted to try some BB creams, that time was now. I ventured into the skincare aisle, as opposed to the makeup aisle. In my basket I had L'Oreal Youth Code (which is extremely similar to Garnier... I figured to skip out on Garnier because of that), the Aveeno one, Olay, and Lumene. All 4 seem tempting. So, like a crazy person, I paced around the store, phone in hand, looking at what other people said about each BB cream. Out of the 4, Lumene sounded most promising. I ended up purchasing it for $7 and some change. It is normally sold for $15.49 at my CVS, however, the brand goes on sale often and sometimes you can get extrabucks out of it! I believe Walgreens and Ulta sell Lumene. Sorry for the rant... here is the actual review! As soon as I got home, I wiped whatever makeup I had on my face and decided to try it out. I purchased the shade 01 Light/Medium (downside... there are only 2 shades... 01 light/medium and 02 medium/dark). It is a 50 mL white squeeze tube with blue writing and an orange cap. I dispensed a little to my fingers, rubbed my fingertips together, and dotted the product on my face. At first I was astonished that it went on so pale against my skin (well... d'uh, self, you got 01 Light/Medium...), however, when I blended it, it started to melt into my skin wonderfully. I squeezed a little bit more and covered the acne scars on my cheeks. After applying, I found that the coverage was so great that I did not need any concealer! There is a light (I mean very light) citrus-y smell. That could be from the Arctic Cloudberry, which is claimed to be extracted to anti-aging benefits. This BB cream has SPF 20, so it should be reapplied every so often (I was indoors, so I did not reapply... plus I wanted to test the longevity of wearing it). It claims to brighten (check!), hydrate (check! Not a bit of dryness while wearing it!), protect (check), even skin tone (check!), cover imperfections (check--well enough that I did not conceal!), and delay the signs of aging (I'm going to assume check because of the Arctic Cloudberry claims... I'm not the best candidate for that since I am in my early 20's). I wore it for about 7 hours before I saw it fading. It did not irritate my skin nor did I break out. So far, this BB cream delivered what it claims and I am very please with this product! The only problem I have with this product is the color selection being so limited. I can see this being too dark or too light for many people. I am thinking about purchasing 02 and seeing how that measures against my skin color. Or maybe I'll purchase it to mix to my own shade. Either way... I think it is reasonable to purchase BB cream anywhere from $15 to $25 if you like it! Anyway, this has actually took place of my foundation and concealer that I normally use instead of my Dior Hydra-Life. I would definitely repurchase this again (especially when it goes on sale and/or knowing I can get this for about 80% less than Dior's price!).
I recently purchased this mascara at my local Target since it was on clearance ($2.08 instead of $6.99). I did not get a chance to read any reviews before purchasing... I just figured since I liked Sonia Kashuk's products, why not give it a try. I tried it for a few days, and I have to say I quite like it. I decided to write a review of my own but when I checked the reviews on here, I was quite surprised. My experience is different from what other people said. The packaging comes with two types of lash brushes: the mascara wand, that is on the mascara side, and a lash comb that is encased on the opposite side in a clear tube. The mascara formula is neither wet or dry, so I did not find it sliding onto my face nor did I find it caking and flaking off my lashes. I precurled my lashes before using the mascara and found that it held my curl pretty well throughout the day. The wand is standard and worked well (separated my lashes fine) and the lash comb is a nice bonus (made sure that there were no clumps). I have sensitive eyes and I get itchy, dry eyes very easily. I did not notice this mascara bothering my eyes (I even had bothersome eyes from companies that claimed they were safe for sensitive eyes). I wore this mascara for about 9-10 hours today and did not need to reapply. Now, even though I like this mascara, I would say it is rather mediocre. It does not do very much with thickening my lashes; it does lengthen them a bit. This mascara is good for a natural look. From my own experience, I would definitely repurchase it again. I am thinking about going back to Target and picking up another or two more just because I liked it and the price is very good.
Well, I finally made my way to the Inglot store in Time Square this past week. I entered and was immediately overwhelmed with the amazing showcase of products they had to offer. I have been debating for months whether or not I should order Inglot products online, so I knew I had to purchase something to say I own something from Inglot. I was immediately drawn to the Freedom System and loved the whole idea of it; the only problem was, I was skeptical on how much I would use a whole new palette of a brand I was not entirely familiar with. I decided to look at the lipsticks and the single eyeshadows. I, then, came across 2 tables in the fronts, with products 30% or 40% off products. The makeup artist told me that the formula and the colors are the same for the new system; only the packaging changed, so if I liked something of the "new" range, I would be paying $5 more for just the packaging. I looked through the eyeshadows and was thinking about getting this gorgeous lavender with a more pink tone. It contained fine glitter, but the eyeshadow, itself, was matte. The MUA showed me #456 which was similar in type of eyeshadow as the previous one I saw, but was more neutral. It is my natural tone (olive-y... pale for now since it is winter) color (maybe slightly darker... can be if built up) and has gold glitter. For reference, it is somewhere in the middle of Bootycall and Tease in the naked 2 palette (slightly darker than Bootycall, lighter than tease... and has gold glitter). Personally, I own nothing like this shade even though it is so simple. I decided that if I walked out with nothing else, I could walk out with just that and I'd be perfectly satisfied. I paid $7.00 USD, as opposed to $12.00 USD (for the new packaging). Though I normally would not cough out 7 bucks on a single eyeshadow, I remembered that MAC eyeshadows are double the price (just a single) and Urban Decay singles retail at $18. Also, you get 2g of product! Way more than a MAC shadow. The quality is excellent. I have not had a problem with fallout (but it is a neutral color for me and provides a lovely natural look... I am not aware of any fallout, if there is any). It applies wonderfully with one swipe and blends with other eyeshadows with little effort. Now that I have tried something from Inglot, I am more confident in purchasing something from them online or go back to Time Square to splurge on some more products! Also, I must add... RIP Wojciech Inglot. May he rest in peace.
I bought this mascara in green a few years ago. I loved the idea of tubing my lashes to make them more noticeable, as opposed to painting them and making my lashes heavy. I am sensitive to most mascaras, so if I find one that works, I usually stick to it. I loved that green mascara, however, the mascara has a 6 month expiration date (which is quite a while for a mascara). The problem with the green one I had is, I am sure I got an old mascara because after about a month and a half later, it smelled absolutely rancid and I had to throw it out. I did purchase it on a sale and it was completely seals, so I'm not entirely sure why it went so bad so quick. Anyway, just 2 weeks ago, I was at Sephora and reached 100 points, so I picked up this in black in a deluxe sample size. I figured I'll try it again and see how I feel about it. So far things are going great. Even though it's not green, I love the black one for everyday uses. I love how it doesn't smudge or make my eyes water. I love how it doesn't make my lashes feel stiff or sticky. The purpose of this mascara is to make them noticeable... not volumize them or lengthen them really. I do notice that for my lashes, they lengthen a little. I curl my lashes and apply one coat of this (for everyday use) and it stays clump free, smudge free, comfortable, and it holds my curl all day. I'll see how this sample size goes for the month. Hoping that the mascara works well because I really do enjoy using this product!
So, Urban Decay came out with 2 limited edition palettes for Oz the Great and Powerful movie from Disney (which comes out in March). Anyway, the two are Glinda and Theodora. Both palettes came with limited edition eyeshadows that are named for the movie. Each came with a mini eyeliner and a full size super saturated lip color. I chose the Theodora one because Glinda came with really light eyeshadows and I believe is slightly more cool toned. Theodora came with quite a number of browns and greens and was more suited for my cool toned skin. The price of the palette is quite high... it's $49 prior to tax. However, you get 6 single [limited edition] eyeshadows (which retail for $18 each!), a travel size 24/7 eyeliner in Zero (full size retails for $19... it has been estimated that this size would be appropriate to retail for about $14.50 to about $15), and a full size super saturated lip color in Theodora (bright vibrate red... which could possibly be F-bomb and this retails for $19). You also get a little card that has "Get this look" instructions to get Mila Kunis's Theodora look (which is really pretty). So all in all, you are paying $49 for a set that would cost about $150. I am not justifying the prices (they're all really high), however, from the retail prices... this is a great price. Oh, note that for some reason, you can purchase this right now on Urban Decay's website as well as Sephora's. However, if you want to purchase this at Ulta, you must wait until January 30, 2013. The packaging is so handy; it's actually the "Build-Your-Own" palette [which sells for $18 (comes with palette, Walk of Shame, and a brush)]. You can actually pop each eyeshadow out and trade it with another single eyeshadow. The outside of the palette is gorgeous. It is mysterious and exotic and dark looking. It is embossed with Urban Decay as well as Oz the Great and Powerful (with Disney's logo superscripted). I believe the outside is hard plastic. It's very sturdy and you can definitely toss this into your bag or kit without worrying it will flip open. You open the palette to a nice size mirror and then 6 eyeshadow slots with a middle horizontal indent which is used for an eyeliner. I am sure you can put something else instead. I found that my travel size Sigma e25 fit into that spot perfectly as well (it is about 4.75 inches long). Now on to the shadows themselves. You get: 1) Broken: a satiny cream color. Comes off light on my skintone, but a great color nonetheless and it blends like a dream. 2) Beware: a warm light matte brown. I find it really hand that a matte brown is in the palette... it's just very versatile. It has great pigmentation. Blends well. 3) Bewitch: a slightly shimmery taupe-esque brown. I see specks of green and/or silver. It is a great neutral color. 4) West: a shimmery purple-y color. Reminds me of a more purple shade of Busted (from the Naked 2 palette). Works well with lots of skintones and eye colors. 5) Spell: a golden-green(ish) and charcoal-ish black duo with quite a lot of glitter. The black part does not have the kind of kick you would expect. It actually comes off a bit sheer. You have to really pack it on if you want the opacity of the eyeshadow from the pot. The golden-green is an interesting color. I am not sure how or when I would use it. I did not have problems with that though. 6) Jealous: I believe this is appropriately named since the duo has 2 forms of green-- 1 is a light green-yellow and the other is a mossy-olive green. I really like the darker green. Out of the 2 duos in the palette, this duo definitely stands out more to me because of that dark green. It's very earthy and it allows a more fun neutral look (instead of mostly browns). Overall, this palette has a lot of neutrals. Personally, I am someone who prefers to wear the colors from this palette. I thought that Glinda's palette was too pastel and light for me, however, those colors are equally gorgeous. I do believe that this palette is really nice. Is it a must-have? Not really. However, as I mentioned earlier... the price of it is not terrible since the retail price for each item would make this palette be so much more. And you get a full palette of eyeshadows (Build Your Own comes with only one shadow). For me, I am really excited to use it and am so glad it comes with a palette that came be used over again. Since I bought this palette, I do not think I would buy it again (or even a regular Build Your Own palette) because I could buy shadows I want separately. I think that UD tends to put the 24/7 eyeliner in Zero in a lot of sets, so I would not repurchase Zero separately. I would buy some of the shadows again and the lip color. I have had this palette for only a day and a half. I am please with it and believe it is worth it. I would say, if you can get your hands onto this palette, I would recommend it.
I LOVE this brush. I've had one for the past 3-4 years and it has yet to fail me! I have already purchased multiple since I cannot be without it. It's really cheap ($3) and performs beautifully. Generally you can buy ELF's brushes online, however, Target carries some of ELF's brushes such as this one. The only problem I have with it is that the brush handle does come off rather quickly. However, it is easy enough to fix. The handle is wooden and the bristles are synthetic haired Taklon which mades it perfect for applying wet or dry products. I have used this brush to blend my foundation (tinted moisturizer/BB cream), apply brush, and even apply setting powder (of course, each task was used with a different, but same style, brush). I highly recommend ELF's Studio Powder Brush. For the price and the quality, you cannot go wrong.
Polishes -Essie - Turquoise & Caicos (Resort 2010)
hiiixox3 1/6/2013 2:28:00 PM
The color of this nailpolish is gorgeous... in the bottle. I really love the color, however, for some reason the formula of this polish is abnormally runny/streaky and does not show up opaque after not only 1 or 2 or even 3 coats... it took a good 4-5 coats for me to even get color payoff. That is a lot of polish color... especially if you want to make this a base color. I decided to use this color for my toes only (during "flip-flop" weather). I normally do not mind Essie polishes (some of their polishes are beautiful and come out great. This review is my opinion on this exact polish ONLY), however, I was disappointed with this polish and would not recommend this.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Liquid Neutrogena Facial Cleansing Formula
hiiixox3 1/4/2013 6:10:00 PM
This was my very first facial wash when I was younger. At first, I liked it. However, not even a year later, I started to break out and get very red dry patches on my face. I started going to a dermatologist and found out that I do have sensitive skin and that this cleanser is one of the more irritating cleansers for sensitive skin (even though they claim to be hypoallergenic and gentle). As in other words, I was breaking out and getting dry patches from the very thing that I thought was cleaning my face. It is very rich in glycerin and if you have sensitive skin, do not look for soap in your facial wash. This formula is not as gentle as they claim to believe they are. That being said, my opinion is based from my opinion only! This may work for you since I am unsure how this reacts to other skin types. However, if you have sensitive skin, I say stay clear from this!