Lotions/ Creams -St. Ives - Oatmeal and Shea butter
iceboi 2/6/2013 1:26:00 AM
AMAZING!! Love love this product for my dry skin needs!! This needs more reviews. The St. Ives Oatmeal Lotion is what i will always use when moisturizing my body. Ive used countless of other lotions and natural lotions they work ok but the price is just too much and you get a small size. Only St. Ives comes in a huge 18oz size and i use this alot it takes 3 months for me to finish one. I absolutely love it i always run to this. For Canadians I usually wait for Shoppers Drug Mart to have a sale on this and the sale comes up every month and it costs $2.99 CDN. Every time it hits this price i stock up as im afraid itll discontinue. Its a great lotion and for $3 i definetly use this again. The scent is very nice and goes away after but it is very moistrizing and it absorbs right into my skin. This is my Holy Grail product and will definetly be stocking up!
Cleansers -Yes To Carrots - Yes To Cucumbers Face Cleanser Towelettes
iceboi 12/29/2012 5:06:00 AM
Okay let me say I love the packaging of this product!!! The Cucumber isnt good for sensitive skins.. It kinda burn and made my skin itch when i wiped it on. It does take makeup off but seriously i need to use 3 wipes to completely take everything off which isnt good. I do like its natural and everything but definetly not worth the price. The best makeup wipes I used are a brand called Merida and i get it at Dollarama for $1.25 for 25 wipes. Not so nice packaging but it takes all my makeup off in one cloth... Thankfully i got these for free otherwise i wouldnt repurchase!!! Not for sensitive or acne prone skin !! Beware!
Treatments -Ren - ClearCalm 3 Anti-Blemish Day Fluid
iceboi 8/19/2012 12:47:00 PM
This review is for the sample i tried in store. One word STINKS!! this product stinks so bad i couldnt bare to use on my face. The smell does linger thankfully i tried it on my hand before letting the SA put on my face as they were doing Ren line facial trials. I cant bare the smell its disgusting as for working or not i dont care as the smell is too unbearable for me ! Always sample first before u buy!!
Love this mask. its my #4 of the beauty diary line ! Smells divine and love strawberries! Its great on acne prone skin and it does moisturise my face well. Oily gals and gents this is best used in summer and better if the mask is kept in the fridge for cooling effect. This mask is very drenched with serum i always find myself leaving the mask for an hour or more any less i feel that the mask isnt working my skin good. I use the remaining essence on my elbows and legs and it leaves them silk smooth !!
I received some samples from them by simply emailing Tricia via : contact us on their website. Requested for the bb sun lotions in both tints, Light and Medium and they also threw in a packet of the original for the face. I really liked that she shipped them out to me quite fast and the samples came in mini jars. Let me say my first time in using this. I may have over applied it was TOO THICK and it did cover my skin of imperfection nicely. Note i had to rub this in quite a bit and it did leave me quite greasy as i applied a bit too much. My second time the next day i touch a bit into my skin and only use about a nickel size. Covered my face completely and again had to rub in this product is very thick and i can see how it can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Again even with little usage it left my greasy oil looking. I use the light as its perfect for my skin tone. The medium is tadly darker. After the day i noticed some breakouts creeping from my skin and know that this is the culprit. Although the ingredients of this product looks fantastic and im sure theres many thats beneficial i have to stop using any product that makes my skin breakout. Im trying to cover my existing already bad skin not cover bad skin to get further worst skin to cover that. Also the price for it is quite high $46 is expensive plus shipping. I wouldnt buy this but was happy to get samples to try first. I would say anyone in the market thats looking to use BB CREAM types the right area is to get them from the ASIAN market as they work more effectively its just the color shades is the issue!
Treatments -Garden of Wisdom - Simply Tea Tree Serum
iceboi 8/8/2012 12:31:00 AM
Bought this because i was originally using Lush Grease Lightning Gel. Bought this because GOW ingredients looked better and its more potent to working. The smell of this serum is strong of tea tree which is what i like. I smooth this on my face and feel a slight tingle. Ive used up a 1oz bottle and my face still looks the same. im still breaking out and still have acne. This didnt work at all for my acne. Its a great serum to use as i like the feel but it didnt do anything for me. The lush Grease lighting did great for oil face and helped a bit with my acne, maybe im just too picky as i go thru a lot of products but this didnt work in helping my blemishes and thus wouldnt repûrchase!
I enjoyed using this loved the smell and did find it soothing and wakeing. Great for acne prone skin would repurcahse!
Treatments -Garden of Wisdom - Oh NO! What Did I Do To My Skin Serum
iceboi 8/8/2012 12:25:00 AM
Okay this is one product i love from GOW. Great for calming, soothing irritated skin, great on sunburnt face. It heals your skin right up if you picked a pimple or accidently got scratched it soothes the redness right up. I really liked the herbal tea smell of this product. I would definetly by this product again, BUT GOW you gotta stop changing products or adding ingredients without telling your customers. This just really ticks me off and although id buy this again it really isnt on top of my list as $16 for a 1oz product i could really get something with more product from the Korres Yogurt Line...
This is one of the products i enjoyed using from GOW. The marityme gel no HA version is what i got and i liked how it works on my skin. It makes my face uber smooth after using and i think it helps to lighten acne pigmentation and helps with uneven skin. This is the review for the item i got in a sampler package. I went ahead and bought a full size and to my dismay they totally changed the product!! The texture color was more of a dark orange rather than a light brown and the smell turned me off it was a plum scent VS a woodsy smell. I immediately emailed customer service and they told me they just added the fragrance due to customer complaints of smell and the texture was supposed to be of dark orange. I totally thought the product was expired or bad. Their WEBSITE doesnt list this change at all! Theres no saying on the label that plum is a fragrance or is even added. I am very disappointed that they just changed it without posting it on the product before you but online. I continued usage and apparently it didnt give me the results as the previous one and with the tint of dark orange it left my face slightly tinted of orange which isnt a nice color !!
Treatments -Garden of Wisdom - Light n' Brite Serum
iceboi 8/8/2012 12:16:00 AM
Tried this for a month had the .25oz sample size and it lasted me quite long.... Unfortunately its very drying and didnt work for my skin at all. My goal was to bright and lighten my acne marks and scars and lighten my uneven skin tone. It didnt do anything to my skin after a month usage and it lasted me that month. My beauty Diary mask gives me instant results but unfortunately for that product its only a temporary effect product... Was hoping this Light n Bright serum would work. I wouldve tired the amped version but its so expensive!!
Treatments -Garden of Wisdom - Skin Buffet Oxygen Rich Anti-oxidant Gel
iceboi 8/8/2012 12:14:00 AM
Let me say that this has great potential and great things about oxygen, but this just didnt work at all for me. I bought 2 bottles of this and the supercharged version. Went thru them and at first i thought worked great as i didnt break out after usage but after 2 weeks my skin broke out. the only thing i added in was this so i have to name this as culprit. I continued usage as my skin may have been purging and just left this aside to use as a primer. Let me say it works great as a makeup primer not so much for use as an acne product. Well till this day i still have more left and its a waste to just let this sit around so i continue to use and my skin still breakouts and has Acne so this is a no go for me at all!! Also its very PRICEY!!!
Moisturizers -Garden of Wisdom - Blue Mallow HA serum
iceboi 8/8/2012 12:10:00 AM
Bought a sampler pack and this came with it. I really liked the smell but it didnt work at all for my acne prone skin or maybe im using it wrong but it balled up on face when i applied my usual lotion after...
Cleansers -Garden of Wisdom - Simply Clean Tea Tree Oil Cleanser
iceboi 8/8/2012 12:08:00 AM
Read all the hype reviews and forums about this cleanser and had to get myself a sample first. So, I got a sample and i did initially like this cleanser beware that it smells strongly of tea tree oil and i didnt like at first but quickly loved the smell after. I finished my sample and i didnt see results of any sort but i did buy the 8oz size just to see if i could see results with longer usage. The really great thing about this cleanser is that you really need so little and it foams up for me alot. I got the version without the glycerin. For acne wise it didnt do much to my acne it didnt prevent and or help. its more like a cleansing of your face without making you breakout, great ingredients in it but it just a basic cleanser for me and i could get basic cleansers cheaper and more effective. So my rating is a low one because it doesnt do anything for my acne.
Im from Canada! You can buy the My Beauty Diary Line of Masks in Markham at the Mall right next to Pacific Mall I forgot what its called but if you go to one of the beauty stores in that mall. I got a special deal 2 for $25. Each box has 10 masks. I bought Black Pearl as one of them. I actually stocked up and bought $100 worth as i love love these masks. My Review: So many youtube videos on this and huge ravings i had to try for myself and love it for my acne prone skin. Doesnt cause irritation or breakouts soothes my skin and i love how its very hydrating and divine. Its great as a makeup base as it makes your face look flawless. The results are only temporarily for that one night. As soon as you wash your face this goes with it. This mask is perfect for night outs and ongoing. I dont see myself using this mask everyday .. 2 times a day is the maximum as these masks are very pricey ! I do love how it makes my skin feel more brightened not so much whitening. I read somewhere where ppl said with continued usage your face will become flawless well let me tell you i went thru 50 masks of Black Pearl and yes im an ADDICT!! It doesnt make your face flawless with continued usage. It does make your face look great for that one day only. So its best to be used before things like Proms, Wedding, Birthdays, anywhere where you want to look fantastic this mask is best used. Overall out of all the masks this Mask is my number 2... the Arbutin one is my # 1 !
Treatments -TheFACEShop - Blackhead EX Charcoal Pore Strip
iceboi 10/16/2011 1:48:00 PM
Love these Strips! I get them from Ebay for cheap 7 strips for $4.25. They work amazingly well 10x better than Biore or any other brand. Best use after a hot shower or if you have one of those facial steamers you can easily put this thing on and make sure you press it out all on your nose firmly. Leave for 10-15 minutes or until you feel your nose is paper -maché like. I peel it from the sides and voila all my black and white heads are removed. And my nose is left feeling soft and smooth. It does make my nose all red and a bit itchy for 15mins but that fades away. I use it weekly i wish i could use them more frequently as every use it takes a huge collection of gunk out but they are pretty pricey to be using more than once a week! The face shop products rock and love the nose strips! Try it and buy off Ebay much cheaper!