I'm not really a fan of this product. I bought this for the summer because I thought it would be ideal for my oily skin but to my surprise my skin looked even oilier and my pores appeared larger over time. I'm not new to glycolic products so the effects of this stuff really caught me off guard. Even with small amounts I found my skin very shiny ..almost as though I just used a toner. I'm going back to using Neostrata's Level 3 lotion which is 10% glycolic acid. Overall the formulation of this product would be ideal for dry - normal skin. Oiler skin types beware even though it is formulated for oily skin types it does add a sheen to the skin.
I personally love this stuff. It does a great job removing make up and it doesn't leave my skin feeling tight. In terms of fighting acne/ blemish prone skin this really won't do the job.
This is the first mask I've ever tried and I really like it! I was a bit skeptical at first because of the price (about $28 CDN) but I'm glad I purchased it. I steam my face for a couple minutes before applying and then leave the mask to dry completely. My skin texture / resemblance is always nice and glowing after ward. Although it isn't a permanent result I will continue to use it. BUT I have noticed that my skin isn't as congested and oily which is a huge plus!
For some reason I had high hopes for this product but the smell makes me nauseous. It also leaves white flakes in my hair after brushing through it.
This was an okay foundation for me. I liked the coverage and all but I found that it oxidized over time. I really wish it hadn't just because it was the perfect color match. I bought this at a mac sale and only got a couple months wear out it before I noticed the change in color. Not quite sure the reason why it oxidized but it sucks because I have so much left:( PS. It oxidized in the bottle not on my skin after applying it. I also store my make up in a drawer so it might have been an old bottle that I bought.
Tinted Moisturizer -Smashbox - Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
janicedgonzales 3/22/2011 3:55:00 AM
This is the only TM I've ever tried and so far I like it. The coverage is nice if your looking for something minimal. Do not buy this if you're looking for something more than a medium coverage as this is quite sheer. Anyways I like that it brightens my complexion and gives it a nice glowy (not greasy) finish. And although it is pricey, I find using a little goes along way. I just wish the SPF was higher than 15.. summer is around the corner and I hate having to layer sunscreen under other products.
So far this is my favorite drugstore mascara. The wand was a bit annoying at first because it doesn't distribute the product evenly (it's kind of wavy) but it's something you have to play around with. Aside from the uneven wand the formula is awesome ..it lasts all day and rarely smudges unless it's really humid.
Not my favorite toner but it does the job. I like that my face doesn't feel unbearably tight after I use it but it does leave this slightly annoying tingly feeling ..some might consider it refreshing. I most likely will not be rephurchasing this.
I've been using the level 1 cream for about 3 weeks and I'm liking the results so far. My acne scars are slowly fading away which is nice and I haven't had any major breakouts since. I do get tiny pimples along my cheeks but they usually fade after a couple days. I also noticed that my skin is brighter and a lot softer which is a definite plus considering it's been so dull this entire winter. The only downside is that my skin feels quite oily after an hour or two which isn't surprising because I have oily skin to begin with but I'm sure this would work wonders on anyone with dry to normal skin.
Definitely not meant for straight hair. My hair isn't exactly thick and I found that this stuff weighed it down and made it feel a bit oily. I also used it quite sparingly. Not worth the money.
I love this stuff! It retails for $19CDN which is not bad at all in terms of quality. It's extremely light weight and has a nice consistency. I sometimes use this as a foundation ..a little definitely goes along way.
Moisturizers -Vichy - Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care
janicedgonzales 2/13/2011 11:20:00 PM
This is worked awesome during the first two weeks of use but my skin pretty much went down hill from there. I've used this a little over 2 months now in hopes that my skin would react better over time but so far not much has really changed other than my skin is finally clearing up after that awful break out that happened a little over a month and a half ago. Now I'm left with having to look for a product that will minimize the scaring. Also this stuff sucks with oily skin! It left my face extremely shiny after a couple hours of use. And if your looking to layer anything over top be careful because this stuff tends to flake if you rub anything over it.
I usually stick to drugstore hair products but after being introduced to Aveda I will probably never go back. This is the only hair spray that hasn't left a gross residue/ any sort of build up in my hair. It's supposedly all natural and I believe it. My hair has never felt softer after using a hair spray! I have fine asian hair with barely any volume and this is the only product that's capable of adding volume. I believe I paid over $20 for this stuff back in may and my can isn't anywhere near empty (I use it almost everyday).
The only downside to this product is the price! The product itself is great in terms of keeping my lips moisturized, especially through horrible Canadian winters. The color holds pretty well too considering it's sheer.
I absolutely love this stuff! It has definitely improved the look and feel of my skin in just a couple of weeks. I wouldn't suggest using it everyday because it can sting if applied to broken skin.