This stuff is one word...AMAZING! I was just here last week on the skincare board on Christmas Day venting about how horrible my skin was doing. I had a minor breakout that I freaked about and started to use differin cream and it made my face disgusting after seven weeks of using it my face was irritated, broken out, and so clogged..I ordered Paula's choice bha liquid and got this as a sample and after just one night of using it I had the most amazing results ever. Looking at my skin in the morning you would have never believed it was so red and irritated and broken out, and clogged the day before! I can't get over this product. I put on a very light layer of makeup and I felt beautiful and confident walking out the house. I placed a full size order and this is already a holy grail product for me! Please give Paula'a Choice a chance. Her stuff has saved me money and time because a dermatologist is just going to give you something that makes your skin a mess for months! Her bha liquid cleared my skin years ago and I can't believe I forgot about it. I'm using that during the day and the bha 9 at night. They say you can use this two to three times a week so it should last a while. I'm going to use it for another night or too just to clear my skin all the way and then i'll use it every other night. I love this and will recommend it to everyone I know please at least order a sample it's only $3.50!
I had high hopes for this product and it certainly did not dissapoint. I was actually very surprised at the quality of this drugstore foundation. I'm a high end foundation and product kind of girl but this might acutally become an hg for me. Right now my skin has been annoying the heck out of me. I gave birth to my third baby almost five months ago and my skin has become dry and I was having minor breakouts which sent me to a dermatologist. My dermatologist prescribed me differin cream for acne that would have most probably went away on its on...well my skin went from dry to minor breakouts to even more dry and flakey and a intial breakout that has left my skin a hot mess to say the least. My matte foundations like Lancome teint Idole and Clarins Ever Matte has not been flattering on my bumpy skin. Ok on to the review...This foundation has been great at smoothing out my skin. It has a glow to it but it's not too glowy to the point that my skin looks oily. It's very buildable. I would say the coverage is medium and buildable without a cakey look. For the most part it feels light on my skin but it does feel a bit heavier than what i'm use to but I don't mind it. It looks so beautiful on my skin and it looks great out in natural light and It also photgraphs very well! My face almost looks airbrushed and i've never had that with any foundation before. I'm in love with this product to say the least and could not be more happy with it! This is saving my confidence during these winter holidays!
I just had my third baby going on almost two months ago. With the joy and excitment of a new son came hormonal acne :(..Two weeks before I gave birth the left side of my chin went crazy. As soon as one pimple would go away another was there to take it's place. My right cheek also develped clogged pores and when I would wear makeup that side of my face looked bumpy and gross. I thought oh well i'll just knock this out with my hg acne fighting product which was DDF's benzoyle peroxide. Well what do ya know it just dried my face out and did absolutely nothing! I was thinking well maybe because this is hormonal I wouldn't find something tohat would work...I ordered this about a week before I had my baby and had used it off and on and I wasn't really too impressed. I was desperate so I decided to give this another shot. The key is to use this consistantly duh I should have known that. I use this twice a day morning and night with a cotton ball. It does not sting or burn my face at all sometime I might get a very minor tingle..It is a little sticky but that goes away from me. In a week my face is now just about one hundred percent clear. This has eliminated my acne and clogged pores. Its also hydrating so I don't have to slap moisturizer on my face. It's also helped even out my skin tone. I can't wait to see my results after using this for longer. For the price and I would definitely give this a shot if your considering it. This is now my hg for preventing and eleminating acne!
After reading all the great reviews and watching several youtube videos about girls raving about this I was super excited to go to my nearest Dior counter to get a sample. I've only been using this for two days but that's long enough for me to write a review on how I feel about this products. I guess I will start with the pros first. The color is an awesome match for my skintone. I mean its literally the exact color of my skin so that's great and the coverage is amazing! It blends very well. I like the packing..I like how you get a tube with a pump on it. Although I didn't buy the product I just got a sample but I love when foundations have a pump. Ok now on the the con's for one this is just so exspensive! Even though this isn't considered a foundation it's suppose to be lighter..It felt very heavy on my face. And it was too dewy for my liking. I live in a hot and humid area and this stuff just felt plain gross on my face and I only used a little bit. I will not be using the rest of the sample up that's for sure and I will not be purchasing the product either. I really love Lancome Teint Idole( not the fresh wear) it feels light and controls oil!
DDF has become my all time favorite skincare line. It has changed my skin into gorgeous skin...I've suffered from hormonal acne off and on for five years. I've been to doctors and tried pro activ and lot of other products. I always thought toner was uneccessary and a waste of time and money but this is not your ordinary toner. Glycolic acid is amazing for acne, large pores, the texture, and tone of your skin. It really helps fade acne marks! This stuff is great combined with the benzoyle peroxide gel...
Treatments -DDF - Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5% with Tea Tree Oil
jeremyswife 8/2/2011 7:40:00 PM
This is hands down the best acne product i've ever tried! And i've tried them all for the most part including seeing dermatologist for the past five years! I've never had bad acne it was more mild to moderate but the problem with my acne is it was pretty persisistant. After dealing with breakouts for awhile and using retin a and birth control I got desperate to find something over the counter. I read great reviews about this product and figured what the heck I have nothing to lose. Within HOURS I mean HOURS of using this stuff my pimples shrunk to the point where they were hardley noticable...I've never had a product work so fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And its consistant! My skin looks better than ever...My post acne hyperpigmentation is fading away fast and i'm dramatically more confident with myself. I'm a beautiful girl but my acne affected my confidence a lot! I would want to hide inside away from the world...Now I can be me. I can look in the mirror and not see acne anymore...This is an HG product and a life changing product for me...I also love DDF glycolic acid toner these two products will be a staple in my skincare forever.
This stuff has literally been a life changing product!! I've had three sample bottles in one of my bathroom drawers for several months that I hadn't used. About three week ago i was really frustrated with my skin mainly the tone of my skin...For about five years now my skin has changed its become more breakout prone and I will have hyperpigmentation on my skin for awhile afterwards!!! This stuff was a miracle to me. From the first night I noticed smoother skin, smaller pores, and alot less redness...and here three weeks later i'm just wowed!! I mean this stuff has tremendously changed my skin, and my confidence. I'm one of those girls that doesn't go anywhere without makeup and if I keep using stuff and it keeps working this good, i'm sure in no time I could care less if I have a stitch of makeup on. I've used sooo many products to help with the tone of my skin. I even used the obagi nu derm system for a year..and this stuff has been better than anything i've ever used!! I'm not saying this is going to work for everyone but it surely has been everything my skin has needed! It has helped with acne too! This has helped me elimate any acne products or skin lighting products so even though its pretty exspensive it has helped me save money. I'm not sure what is in this stuff but its amazing and I will be a user for life!! Go out and get a sample of this!!! I hope everyone has the amazing results that I have had. EDIT** I have been breaking out like crazy! This is the only thing that has been new in my skin care routiine so i'm guessing this is whats breaking me out!!! Last time I tried to use this I broke out immediately the following day...It took several weeks for me to break out the second time around using this stuff. I'm breaking out in places I never break out like on my neck and my forehead. I have never broke out this bad! I actually decided to order proactiv to help clear it up...its only been several days and the proactiv has help shrink the pimples thank god!! So beware acne prone people!!!
This stuff is total crap in my opinion. The only good thing about this cleanser is it made my skin soft. It does a horrible job at removing makeup!!! It smells like beer!! Smell usually doesn't both me. But this product stinks and doesn't work!!!
Foundations -Unlisted Brand - Lucy Minerals Foundation
jeremyswife 3/15/2011 3:59:00 PM
This is hands down the best mineral foundation I have ever used!! I'm sure I haven't used every mineral makeup out there but I have used all drugstore and most well known high end brands...I love the ingredients in this makeup! Talc and bismuth make me itch and breakout and this does not contain those ingredients and unlike alima pure and edm this actually stays on my face and doesn't make me an oil slick and rub off my face two hours later. Im obsessed with stuff and think if you were once like me and totally given up on mineral foundation at least give it a try. The samples are only $ 1.50 so what do you have to lose. I have ordered most of the blushes and eye shadows and not one of her products have disappointed me. I haven't been this excited about a makeup brand in a very long time and I'm so happy its a all natural healthy product that I dont have to worry about.
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipstick PRIM-ROSE
jeremyswife 2/16/2011 2:48:00 PM
I can't believe i'm the first to review this! I love this color!! Its a very pretty light pink nude color! I love these lipsticks especially the cream formulations! This is my every day favorite color ever!!! It goes with just about anything! I like to pair it with a dark eye and its just gorgeous!!
Ok.. the first time I used this I thought it was horrible but I quickly did my nails and I really didn't do that great of job. The second time I used this I LOVE IT!!! I took my time with it and made sure I added a thick coat to all my nails. Just like most people have said a thicker coat you get bigger cracks and a thinner coat gives you smaller cracks. I prefer the larger cracks. I think it looks better with a top coat on top of it because it dries very matte. I think i'm going to use this on my nails everytime I paint them :) it just looks so cool!
This is a very natural looking self tanner. I get people asking me if I go to the tanning bed or something because my skin is always tan and glowing. I don't really like the smell but i've smelled wayy worse! My husband even uses this and he really enjoys it too.
This is my favorite scrub of all time. My only complaints would be the price and the size( I wish it were a little bigger) but with that being said I still keep buying this stuff because I have yet to find something as gentle and as effective as this. My skin can get these weird dry patches and this really helps. Its gentle enough to use everyday. I use it every morning to help combat flakies from 1% obagi tretioin cream. After using this my face glows and smooth, and my makeup applies like a dream.
Scrubs -Olay - Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel Kit
jeremyswife 2/16/2011 2:31:00 PM
This stuff is awesome. I use it about once a week to week and a half and if leaves my skin sooo smooth. It has helped alot with my overall skin tone and I feel it makes my obagi nu derm skin care system work better. Most microdermbasion kits cause me to break out like crazy for some reason so I was super scared to try this but this gives me no problems at all it.
Conditioner -Burt's Bees - Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet Conditioner
jeremyswife 2/16/2011 2:26:00 PM
I just wrote a review on the shampoo that goes along with this so I thought I would praise the conditioner also. Unlike the shampoo this is much easier to work through my hair. I love the smell!!! It does take some getting use to using sulphate free shampoos and conditioners because they don't strip your hair and they also don't coat your hair with anything. In the long run using shampoos and conditioners like this is much better for your hair. My hair is beautiful I get compliments all the time and I credit this shampoo and conditioner from Burt's Bees.