Moisturizers -Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15
icesk8ersm0m 11/25/2012 9:11:00 AM
I'm not thrilled with this at all. My face is having patches of eczema on it and I needed a moisturizer that is gentle, moisturizing, and doesn't burn. I have the companion face wash & it's ok...nothing spectacular. Ultra calming does don't mean fragrance free! I put some on my finger and immediately noticed a floral scent that started making my eyes water (I am extremely sensitive to floral scents). It's a nice consistency...not too thick. But it did burn and made my face even more red. Will not purchase again, and would strongly caution anyone who is fragrance sensitive.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Dry Skin Therapy Calming Creme
icesk8ersm0m 11/25/2012 9:05:00 AM
I am allergic to pretty much everything...floral perfumes, dye, soaps, fabric softener, adhesive, etc. I get extremely itchy and red with eczema flares. I recently had abdominal surgery, and my belly has been itching like crazy! I had dermabond on my incisions that made me blister and my skin was weeping. I was putting the Aveeno Eczema Relief cream on my belly around the incisions with little relief. Target was having a sale...giant tube of Eucerin for 1/2 the price of the Aveeno Eczema Relief. So I tried it...and it has been huge help! My skin is no longer red or itchy. My incisions, now completely closed, are not even red. I have been using it on the rest of my body as well for my eczema and itching. It's so much better! It is also dye & fragrance free!
Hair -Wen by Chaz Dean - Pomegranate Cleansing Conditioner
icesk8ersm0m 11/3/2011 11:07:00 AM
I was really hopeful trying this product, especially after seeing multiple infomercials and presentations on QVC. I had gotten a small bottle to try. I followed directions given by Chaz on QVC, where he said to do half the indicated amount then rinse and repeat. I will say that it did make my hair very soft, however, it made my scalp extremely itchy and coated, no matter how long I rinsed for. I ended up needing to use a clarifying shampoo twice only 3 days into using Wen. Another drawback is the price of this product. Unfortunately, a very disappointing product.
Skincare - Face -Arbonne - NutriminC RE9 Entire line [DISCONTINUED]
icesk8ersm0m 3/1/2008 5:11:00 PM
After being pressured into trying this sample thing, I am so disappointed and angry. My face is burning! It's flaming red with bumps...neither of which was on my face before I tried this stuff! I used it once, following the instructions on the packaging. And like others have stated in the reviews, my face started to sting...then burn! The products did not make me feel "clean", it was more like an oil-slick feeling. I washed it off less than an hour after using it because of the burning, redness, oily-ness, and itching (yes...itching!). The fact that the ingredients are not disclosed should cause one to take caution...extreme caution and stay away!
I'm a big fan of the philosophy shower gels, and was dying to try the Candy Cane scent. This smells so good! It's very creamy, producing lots of suds. Rinses without leaving residue. The smell doesn't linger long, which can be a good thing. I highly recommend it.